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THE MENTAL REPRESENTATION OF CASE

  • MARKUS BADER
  • JOSEF BAYER
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Part of the STUDIES IN THEORETICAL PSYCHOLINGUISTICS book series (SITP, volume 34)

Abstract

The preceding chapter has documented a wide range of first-pass preferences found in syntactic-function ambiguities which could be summarized by the Case Assignment Generalization “NOM > ACC > DAT”. To date, only one systematic exception to this generalization has been identified. This exception, which we have—following psycholinguistic and philological tradition—termed CASE ATTRACTION in prior work (cf. Bader, 1997; Bader and Meng, 1999), will be the topic of the current chapter. To introduce the phenomenon of Case attraction, consider the following contrasts which were noted in Bader (1994).

Keywords

Relative Clause Ambiguity Resolution Head Noun Ambiguous Sentence Structural Case 
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • MARKUS BADER
    • 1
  • JOSEF BAYER
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KonstanzGermany
  2. 2.University of KonstanzGermany

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