low high Relative Clause Attachment in English and Spanish : A Production Study

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The Implicit Prosody Hypothesis assumes that differences in individual languages’ attachment preferences for syntactically ambiguous sentences are due to the languages’ different prosodic systems. For example, when a relative clause modifies a complex noun phrase (NP1 NP2 RC), a prosodic break after NP1 is said to trigger a low attachment interpretation… (More)

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