Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora

Pietsch C, Buch A, Kopp S, de Ruiter J (2012)
In: Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure. Stolterfoht B, Featherston S (Eds); Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG], 111. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: 29-42.

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The tendency to reuse syntactic constructions is often attributed to syntactic priming. We devise a simple, distribution-based measure of priming between linguistic constructions (or syntactic rules/categories), and find priming in treebanks of dialogue corpora, both for context-free production rules and for Combinatory Categorial Grammar categories. It is stronger for task-oriented dialogues, and stronger in lexical categories than in syntactic categories. As priming cannot be measured directly in language corpora, we use the decay of rule repetition probability as a proxy. A limitation of the method presented here is that it conflates self-priming and other-priming. However, we consider it a great advantage that our method takes into account all rules or categories occurring in a given corpus, not just a few carefully selected constructions.
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Pietsch C, Buch A, Kopp S, de Ruiter J. Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora. In: Stolterfoht B, Featherston S, eds. Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure. Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG]. Vol 111. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter; 2012: 29-42.
Pietsch, C., Buch, A., Kopp, S., & de Ruiter, J. (2012). Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora. In B. Stolterfoht & S. Featherston (Eds.), Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG]: Vol. 111. Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure (pp. 29-42). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Pietsch, C., Buch, A., Kopp, S., and de Ruiter, J. (2012). “Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora” in Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure, ed. B. Stolterfoht and S. Featherston Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG], vol. 111, (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter), 29-42.
Pietsch, C., et al., 2012. Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora. In B. Stolterfoht & S. Featherston, eds. Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure. Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG]. no.111 Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 29-42.
C. Pietsch, et al., “Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora”, Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure, B. Stolterfoht and S. Featherston, eds., Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG], vol. 111, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2012, pp.29-42.
Pietsch, C., Buch, A., Kopp, S., de Ruiter, J.: Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora. In: Stolterfoht, B. and Featherston, S. (eds.) Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure. Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG]. 111, p. 29-42. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin (2012).
Pietsch, Christian, Buch, Armin, Kopp, Stefan, and de Ruiter, Jan. “Measuring Syntactic Priming in Dialogue Corpora”. Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies in Meaning and Structure. Ed. Britta Stolterfoht and Sam Featherston. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2012.Vol. 111. Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG]. 29-42.
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