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Preposition-Phrase Attachment in Noun Phrases
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (1989)
  • Dana McDaniel, University of Southern Maine
  • Terence D. Langendoen, University of Arizona
  • Yedidyah Langsam, City University of New York
Abstract
The ambiguity associated with preposition-phrase (PP) attachment in English phrases, eg, the triangle next to the circle below the square is examined. Findings show that when the number of PP modifiers is increased, the preference for head-interpretation becomes greater.
Keywords
  • Syntax,
  • English,
  • Ambiguity,
  • Preposition
Disciplines
Publication Date
November, 1989
Publisher Statement
http://link.springer.com/journal/10936
Citation Information
Dana McDaniel, Terence D. Langendoen and Yedidyah Langsam. "Preposition-Phrase Attachment in Noun Phrases" Journal of Psycholinguistic Research Vol. 18 Iss. 6 (1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dana_mcdaniel/36/