Syntactic frame and verb bias in aphasia: Plausibility judgments of
... jewelry into the pocket and The jewelry slipped out of the
thief’s pocket. An equal number of implausible sentences
was created from the same verbs and NPs (with minor
modiﬁcations in functors, where needed, to avoid having
such locally implausible sub-sequences as Ôin the tableÕ),
e.g., The jewelry ...
On the Distinctions between Semantics and Pragmatics
... successively more abstract levels of enquiry. We can now ask what the abstraction is
based on. As far as the distinction between syntax and semantics goes the prevailing
view is that syntax disregards meaning in favor of the study of "purely formal
phenomena". When it comes to the distinction betwee ...
Scrambling and Processing: Dependencies
... hypothesis that a psycholinguistic investigation of a phenomenon can shed the light on some unresolved linguistic
problem. The second approach advocated by cognitive science suggests that ideally we would study every
construction in a language from both linguistic and psycholinguistic points of view ...
Word and Object
Word and Object is a 1960 work by Willard Van Orman Quine, his most famous book. In it, Quine expands upon the line of thought of his earlier writings in From a Logical Point of View, and reformulates some of his earlier arguments, such as his attack on the analytic-synthetic distinction. The thought experiment of radical translation and the accompanying notion of indeterminacy of translation are original to the book.