Attachment postings

Postings on modifier attachment, in VPs and NPs

Note: there is a gigantic psycholinguistics literature on attachment. This is just a listing of some postings on Language Log and AZBlog on the subject.

ML, 5/1/04: Speakers vs. hearers:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000843.html

AZ, 7/7/04: Don’t dangle your participles in public:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001174.html

AZ, 2/22/06: Not your usual modifier attachment problem:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002871.html

Neal Whitman, Literal-Minded, 4/25/06: Like a Racehorse:
https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2006/04/25/like-a-racehorse/
“I need to pee like a racehorse”

AZ, 11/16/07: Opening Parliament and deliver a speech:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005125.html

AZ, 12/6/07: QE2:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005190.html

EB, 12/9/08: Believed to be an F-18:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=893
[note especially the comments by David Clausen and me]

1/10/09: Comma, please:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/01/10/comma-please/

10/31/09: The nanosecond of uncertainty:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/10/31/the-nanosecond-of-uncertainty/
section on modifier attachment

11/21/10: A comma, doctor!:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/11/21/a-comma-doctor/

8/8/11: Go high or go low:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/08/08/go-high-or-go-low/

8/27/11: Reversed blame:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/08/27/reversed-blame/

1/14/12: Wrapping it up:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/01/14/wrapping-it-up/
addendum

6/28/12: The lure of Low Attachment:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/28/the-lure-of-low-attachment/

8/4/12: On the ambiguity watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/04/on-the-ambiguity-watch/

10/25/12: Three headlines:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/25/three-headlines/
#2

11/6/12: Dance with the one that’s nearest?:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/11/06/dance-with-the-one-thats-nearest/

12/8/12: What is this postcard of which you speak:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/12/08/what-is-this-postcard-of-which-you-speak/
Zits cartoon

BZ, 4/12/13: Attachment ambiguity in “Frazz”:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4566

Neal Whitman, Literal Minded, 5/19/14: Sleep Like Death, Death Like Sleep:
https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/sleep-like-death-death-like-sleep/

12/12/14: High Attachment in the political news:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/12/high-attachment-in-the-political-news/

4/7/15: High Attachment in the NYT:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/04/07/high-attachment-in-the-nyt/

5/16/15: An attachment problem:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/16/an-attachment-problem/
One Big Happy cartoon

7/30/15: Going for High Attachment:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/30/going-for-high-attachment/

8/27/15: Briefly: HA in the commercials:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/27/briefly-ha-in-the-commercials/
Febreze commercial

3/9/17: Spring bulbs:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/09/spring-bulbs/
unsuccessful high attachment in a plant description

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