A MODEL OF LINKING AND CHECKING
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In his 1994 review of the HSPM, Mitchell pointed out that a complete theory of the HSPM cannot stop with the processes that construct phrase-structure representations. In addition to such processes (the ASSEMBLY PROCESSES in Mitchell’s terminology), the HSPM must include procedures for continuously checking the ongoing phrase-structure representation with respect to a range of well-formedness requirements, such as the agreement between a verb and its subject, the proper distribution of Case features, and the compatibility between noun-phrases and the thematic roles assigned to them. With respect to these checking PROCESSES, mitchell (1994:402) raised three important questions:
KeywordsWord Order Argument Structure Embed Clause Main Clause Ambiguous Sentence
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