Paper: Priming Effects In Combinatory Categorial Grammar

ACL ID W06-1637
Title Priming Effects In Combinatory Categorial Grammar
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

This paper presents a corpus-based ac- count of structural priming in human sen- tence processing, focusing on the role that syntactic representations play in such an account. We estimate the strength of struc- tural priming effects from a corpus of spontaneous spoken dialogue, annotated syntactically with Combinatory Catego- rial Grammar (CCG) derivations. This methodology allows us to test a range of predictions that CCG makes about prim- ing. In particular, we present evidence for priming between lexical and syntactic categories encoding partially satisfied sub- categorization frames, and we show that priming effects exist both for incremental and normal-form CCG derivations.