garden path sentences

“ambiguities that arise from using words with several meanings in contexts where the least used of the meanings is taken into use, leading to misunderstandings.”

pseudo heuristics

“You can make your own garden path sentences by following a few simple heuristics (…). The trick is to choose words that can act as both nouns and verbs, or as both adjectives and nouns, words like store, search, and post. Then follow the ambiguous word by another word that can take on more than one form. The hard part is to then add on another noun phrase that makes sense with the less common interpretation of the second word.”

  • garden_path_finding.txt
  • Last modified: 2007-06-23 16:37
  • by nik