Testing a Minimalist Grammar Parser on Italian Relative Clause Asymmetries

Aniello De Santo


Abstract
Stabler’s (2013) top-down parser for Minimalist grammars has been used to account for off-line processing preferences across a variety of seemingly unrelated phenomena cross-linguistically, via complexity metrics measuring “memory burden”. This paper extends the empirical coverage of the model by looking at the processing asymmetries of Italian relative clauses, as I discuss the relevance of these constructions in evaluating plausible structure-driven models of processing difficulty.
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W19-2911
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Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
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June
Year:
2019
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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CMCL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
93–104
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-2911
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-2911
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Aniello De Santo. 2019. Testing a Minimalist Grammar Parser on Italian Relative Clause Asymmetries. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, pages 93–104, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Testing a Minimalist Grammar Parser on Italian Relative Clause Asymmetries (De Santo, CMCL 2019)
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