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Séminaire de linguistique

1Responsable : Anne Carlier. Mensuel.

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221 octobre 2016 : Thématique : Syntaxe.

Israel de la Fuente (Université Lille 3, CNRS UMR STL) : « Global and Local-exposure effects on pronoun interpretation : A cross-linguistic overview »

I present findings from a series of studies that investigated offline and online ambiguous pronoun interpretation in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. We observe that participants’ interpretation preferences seem to be affected by exposure (in terms of availability and frequency) to alternative structures, such as different pronominal forms (null vs. overt; stressed vs. unstressed) and different types of subordinate constructions (finite vs. non-finite), that are available in the language and, crucially, in the context of an experiment. Our findings are in line with probabilistic accounts of comprehension which emphasize the role of statistical lear