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ERIC Number: ED097656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 11
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Decision and Modification in Sequences of Prepositional Phrases.
Thibadeau, Robert; Seidenberg, Michael
The purpose of this experiment was to determine if subjects who were unaware that a phrase has been deleted from a sentence could match the deleted phrase in both semantic content and syntactic position. Subjects were required to complete one of two blanks in a sentence with a prepositional phrase. Instructions stressed that these completions should result in natural sounding sentences. The semantic values of the prepositional phrases were scored on the basis of 54 semantic categories. There appeared to be distinct semantic-syntactic categories of restrictions on the modification of nouns and verbs by prepositional phrases. Furthermore, the availabilities of these restrictions differed systematically. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, August 30-Sept. 3, 1974)