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MITA Working Papers in Psycholinguistics, v3 p55-74 1993

The goal of this study is to understand the ways in which humans apply relevant modules of knowledge of language to an input sentence in a parsing process. To this end, quantifier float constructions in Japanese are analyzed, as a case study, on the basis of the view that the output in parsing comprises discrete and multiple categories. Then, a framework for analysis is provided with two relevant modules of knowledge of language in which the output or judgements of a given sentence by native speakers could be classified into categories. Finally, on the basis of an analysis of the main features of the output, the problem of ways that the process of applying the relevant modules of knowledge of language is organized. Although the paper discusses a constraint on the phenomenon of quantifier float constructions in Japanese in relation to problems of parsing, this does not mean that a performance-based explanation replaces traditional, grammar-based notions. The problems of parsing that are addressed are only concerned with the process in which knowledge represented by the grammar-based notions is applied and with outputs from the process. (VWL)

Descriptors: Case Studies, Grammar, Japanese, Language Processing, Native Speakers, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis (Linguistics)





Author: Kaneko, Yasuo

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8394&id=ED358730



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