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date: 22 November 2019

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Syntax is a construction project. It fills the conceptual holes and builds the conceptual bridges among words during ventures that speakers undertake in virtually every episode of talking. This chapter focuses on hypotheses and evidence about what speakers do and how they do it. The topics range over how construction proceeds from the draft of an idea through the creating of structural frames, the assembling of words, and the scheduling that brings words and frames together.

Keywords: syntax, sentence processing, structural frames

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