Paper: The Incremental Generation Of Passive Sentences

ACL ID E93-1002
Title The Incremental Generation Of Passive Sentences
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993

This paper sketches some basic features of the SYNPHONICS account of the computational modelling of incremental language production with the example of the generation of passive sentences. The SYNPHONICS approach aims at linking psycholinguistic insights into the nature of the human natural language production process with well-established assumptions in theoretical and computational linguistics concerning the representation and processing of grammatical knowledge. We differentiate between two possible kinds of stimuli within the generation process that trigger the formation of passive sentences: a Formulator-external stimu- lus and a Formulator-internal one. The Formulator-external stimulus is determined by the conceptual/contextual condition of agent backgrounding: An agentless semantic ...