Lexical preference and global structure contributions to syntactic choice in sentence production

Clare J. Huxley, Janet F. McLean, Holly P. Branigan, Martin J. Pickering

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When people decide how to express a message, they have to choose among different sentence structures. These choices are affected by lexical factors (such as whether a verb is more commonly associated with one structure than another) and by structural factors, such as the overall preference for one structure over another. After reviewing the psycholinguistic literature, we discuss a range of grammars that make use of lexical information in syntactic structure building. We then discuss recent psycholinguistic evidence that suggests that choice of structure depends on lexical information and on the global syntactic environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCase, word order and prominence
Subtitle of host publicationinteracting cues in language production and comprehension
EditorsMonique Lamers, Peter de Swart
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages303-325
Number of pages23
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789400714632
ISBN (Print)9789400714625
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Publication statusPublished - 2012

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NameStudies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Volume40
ISSN (Print)1873-0043

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Huxley, C. J., McLean, J. F., Branigan, H. P., & Pickering, M. J. (2012). Lexical preference and global structure contributions to syntactic choice in sentence production. In M. Lamers, & P. de Swart (Eds.), Case, word order and prominence: interacting cues in language production and comprehension (1st ed., pp. 303-325). (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics; Vol. 40). London: Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1463-2_13
Huxley, Clare J. ; McLean, Janet F. ; Branigan, Holly P. ; Pickering, Martin J. / Lexical preference and global structure contributions to syntactic choice in sentence production. Case, word order and prominence: interacting cues in language production and comprehension. editor / Monique Lamers ; Peter de Swart. 1st. ed. London : Springer Netherlands, 2012. pp. 303-325 (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics).
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Huxley, CJ, McLean, JF, Branigan, HP & Pickering, MJ 2012, Lexical preference and global structure contributions to syntactic choice in sentence production. in M Lamers & P de Swart (eds), Case, word order and prominence: interacting cues in language production and comprehension. 1st edn, Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics, vol. 40, Springer Netherlands, London, pp. 303-325. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1463-2_13

Lexical preference and global structure contributions to syntactic choice in sentence production. / Huxley, Clare J.; McLean, Janet F.; Branigan, Holly P.; Pickering, Martin J.

Case, word order and prominence: interacting cues in language production and comprehension. ed. / Monique Lamers; Peter de Swart. 1st. ed. London : Springer Netherlands, 2012. p. 303-325 (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics; Vol. 40).

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Huxley CJ, McLean JF, Branigan HP, Pickering MJ. Lexical preference and global structure contributions to syntactic choice in sentence production. In Lamers M, de Swart P, editors, Case, word order and prominence: interacting cues in language production and comprehension. 1st ed. London: Springer Netherlands. 2012. p. 303-325. (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1463-2_13