This thesis concerns infinitives of result in English, examples of which are given under (a-c).
The infinitive in (a) is called a Purpose Clause; the infinitive in (b) is called a Rationale Clause; and ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||Whelpton, M. J. (Matthew James);|
|Subject||English language Infinitive Resultative constructions Semantics Syntax|
This thesis tests the early incorporation of prosodic information during on-line processing of ambiguous word pairs such as Packing cases. The word pair is syntactically ambiguous between a noun or verb phrase interpretation. However, the two interpretations are prosodically distinct. An on-line, cross-modal, response-time task found that subjects disambiguated the word pairs using prosodic information. Experiment 2 swapped the timing ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Subject||Ambiguity English language Parsing Prosodic analysis Syntax Lexicology|
|Abstract||The topic of this dissertation is agreement and case assignment, with particular reference to conjoined noun phrases. The initial chapters look at the different possibilities available in such contexts, including agreement with the features of each individual conjunct, agreement with the features of only one conjunct, or agreement with features computed on the basis of those of the individual conjuncts but not necessarily possessed by them. We pr ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]|
|Creator||Bozhil Petrov Hristov;|