Structure in language: a dynamic perspective

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This book examines one of the allegedly unique features of human language: structure sensitivity. Its point of departure is the distinction between content and structural units, which are defined in psycholinguistic terms. The focus of the book is on structural representations, in particular their hierarchicalness and their branching direction. Structural representations reach variable levels of activation and are therefore gradient in nature. Their variable strength is claimed to account for numerous effects including ...

Structure in Language: A Dynamic Perspective 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415542241

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