Abstract: This is a 5 page paper discussing right association in parsing and the construal theory relationships in linguistics. In discussing the issue of parsing within the right association model, Phillips found that certain ambiguities did exist within phrase structures regardless of their placement along the sequence and must therefore follow independent conditions. The same can be held true when the construal theory, as discussed by Frazier and Clifton which relates that some phrases, like relative clauses, seem to float in regards to their phrase attachment to the tree and their interpretation is independent of the placement but is more related to its content. This independent interpretation of ambiguous phrases is a consistent theme within recent linguistic theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Subcatagory: Linguistics, Speech, & Hearing