The Active-Filler Strategy in a Move-Eager Left-Corner Minimalist Grammar Parser

Tim Hunter, Miloš Stanojević, Edward Stabler


Abstract
Recent psycholinguistic evidence suggests that human parsing of moved elements is ‘active’, and perhaps even ‘hyper-active’: it seems that a leftward-moved object is related to a verbal position rapidly, perhaps even before the transitivity information associated with the verb is available to the listener. This paper presents a formal, sound and complete parser for Minimalist Grammars whose search space contains branching points that we can identify as the locus of the decision to perform this kind of active gap-finding. This brings formal models of parsing into closer contact with recent psycholinguistic theorizing than was previously possible.
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W19-2901
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Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
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June
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2019
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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CMCL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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1–10
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-2901
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10.18653/v1/W19-2901
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Tim Hunter, Miloš Stanojević, and Edward Stabler. 2019. The Active-Filler Strategy in a Move-Eager Left-Corner Minimalist Grammar Parser. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, pages 1–10, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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The Active-Filler Strategy in a Move-Eager Left-Corner Minimalist Grammar Parser (Hunter et al., CMCL 2019)
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