Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2004 in the subject German Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Freiburg (Germanistik), language: English, abstract: Natural language is a complicated thing. When processing a sentence, the human parser has to keep track of the structure of the sentence; this requires remembering the input string, integrating new words into already built structures, and many other things, - and everything has to be done on-line. If the sentence becomes too difficult, the parser will lose control, and processing becomes slow, or may eventually break down. There have been a number of complexity measures for natural language; the most influential one at the moment is Gibson's (2000) Dependency Locality Theory (DLT). However, in a recent experiment, Konieczny and Döring (2003) found that reading times on clause-final verbs were faster, not slower, when the number of verb arguments was increased. This was taken as evidence against DLT's integration cost hypothesis and for the anticipation hypothesis originally developed by Konieczny (1996): During language processing, a listener / reader anticipates what is about to come - he is
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