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Why generalizations are learned

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

As many psychologists have emphasized, human categorization is generally driven by some functional pressure, typically the need to predict or infer certain properties on the basis of perceived ... More


Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Montserrat Sanz, Itziar Laka, and Michael K. Tanenhaus (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The distinction between competence (the knowledge of language that a speaker holds) and performance (the mechanisms involved in processing language) was a cornerstone of research in the 1960s. In ... More


Anticipating the garden path: The horse raced past the barn ate the cake

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter starts by reviewing the literature on the architecture of the parser that arose from the sentence The horse raced past the barn fell. The author points out how research on ambiguity ... More


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