Verb-Second Effect on Quantifier Scope Interpretation

Asad Sayeed, Matthias Lindemann, Vera Demberg


Abstract
Sentences like “Every child climbed a tree” have at least two interpretations depending on the precedence order of the universal quantifier and the indefinite. Previous experimental work explores the role that different mechanisms such as semantic reanalysis and world knowledge may have in enabling each interpretation. This paper discusses a web-based task that uses the verb-second characteristic of German main clauses to estimate the influence of word order variation over world knowledge.
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W19-2915
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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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134–139
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-2915
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-2915
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Asad Sayeed, Matthias Lindemann, and Vera Demberg. 2019. Verb-Second Effect on Quantifier Scope Interpretation. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, pages 134–139, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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