Paper

An MG Parsing View into the Processing of Subject and Object Relative Clauses in Basque

Authors
  • Matteo Fiorini (University of Utah)
  • Jillian Chang (Great Neck South High School)
  • Aniello De Santo (University of Utah)

Abstract

Stabler (2013)\'s top-down parser for Minimalist grammars has been used to account for a variety of off-line processing preferences, with measures of memory load sensitive to subtle structural details. This paper expands the model\'s empirical coverage to ergative languages by looking at the processing asymmetries reported for Basque relative clauses. Our results show that the model predicts a subject over object preference as identified in the relevant psycholinguistic literature.

Keywords: computal psycholinguistic; language processing; Basque, computal psycholinguistic, language processing, Basque

How to Cite:

Fiorini, M., Chang, J. & De Santo, A., (2023) “An MG Parsing View into the Processing of Subject and Object Relative Clauses in Basque”, Society for Computation in Linguistics 6(1), 145-154. doi: https://doi.org/10.7275/931m-qg88

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01 Jun 2023