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Perception of Motion

Stephen Handel

in Perceptual Coherence: Hearing and seeing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169645
eISBN:
9780199786732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169645.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Multiple stimulus dimensions and multiple perceptual processes affect the perception of motion and the dominant one is a function of the overall context. In apparent motion configurations, the first ... More


Introduction

Timothy J. O’Donnell

in Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces the problem of productivity: How do language learners determine which potential generalizations can actually be used to create novel expressions in their language and which ... More


A Minimalist Parsing Model for Codeswitching

Edward P. Stabler and Jeff MacSwan

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A fully lexicalized grammar can represent the knowledge of a multilingual speaker simply by putting lexical items from the various languages together. This conception suggests that multilingualism ... More


Effects of Processing Difficulty on Judgements of Acceptability

GISBERT FANSELOW and STEFAN FRISCH

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter highlights the effect of processing difficulty on acceptability. It analyses evidence demonstrating that parsing problems often reduce acceptability. It shows that the fact that ... More


The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Ash Asudeh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a cross-linguistic investigation of resumptive pronouns and related phenomena. Pronominal resumption is the realization of the base of a syntactic dependency as a bound pronoun. ... More


A Parsed Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English

Robert Truswell, Rhona Alcorn, James Donaldson, and Joel Wallenberg

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter reports on the construction of a new resource, the Parsed Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English (PLAEME). Prose is underrepresented in the period 1250-1350, which is why this period ... More


Resumption and Processing

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a processing model for resumptive pronouns that are not fully grammatically licensed. I distinguish between true grammatically licensed pronouns (‘true resumptives’) which are ... More


Revisiting Verb (Projection)Raising in Old English

Eric Haeberli and Susan Pintzuk

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the distribution of verb raising (VR) and verb projection raising (VPR) in Old English (OE), using the York–Toronto–Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose. VR and VPR refer ... More


Linearization

Juan Uriagereka

in Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

How are complex thoughts translated into simple signals? The human motor system makes our inner information public, and our sensory mechanisms reconstruct it back into an intelligible format. Such a ... 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


Minimalist Parsing

Robert C. Berwick and Edward P. Stabler (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198795087
eISBN:
9780191836459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795087.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This book is the first dedicated to linguistic parsing—the processing of natural language according to the rules of a formal grammar—in the minimalist framework. While the Minimalist Program has been ... More


Perceptual links and attentional blinks

Jane E. Raymond

in The Limits of Attention: Temporal Constraints in Human Information Processing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198505150
eISBN:
9780191686818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505150.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A functional visual system needs mechanisms to integrate, or link, information when it pertains to a single object and other mechanisms to segment information when it describes different objects. ... More


Seeing Spatial Form

Laurence R. Harris and Michael Jenkin

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195172881
eISBN:
9780199847570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172881.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Spatial form pertains to surfaces with spatial extent. Seeing spatial form requires separating a surface from its background, which is a process called parsing. This chapter discusses how the brain ... More


Left-corner parsing of minimalist grammars

Tim Hunter

in Minimalist Parsing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198795087
eISBN:
9780191836459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795087.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Much recent research in experimental psycholinguistics revolves around the resolution of long-distance dependencies, and the manner in which the human sentence processor “retrieves’” elements from ... More


Two Notions of Modularity

Noam Chomsky

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the nature of modularity of language from two perspectives: as an input system, in Fodor’s sense, with mechanisms dedicated to parsing sentence structure; and as a “central” ... More


The Modularity of Sentence Processing Reconsidered

Fernanda Ferreira and James Nye

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Today, the modular view of sentence processing is unpopular, but the arguments against modularity are not as strong as this apparent consensus would suggest. Almost all experimental investigations of ... More


Dwelling on Action

Dare Baldwin and Kara D. Sage

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

We present a series of studies using a new methodology—the dwell-time paradigm—to investigate observers’ sensitivity to structure within unfolding action sequences. Viewers advance at their own pace ... More


Efficient Processing with CCG

Mark Steedman

in Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) allows semantically equivalent alternate surface derivations typified by the sentence “Harry admires Louise,” as well as English noun phrases, to have all of the ... More


Introduction

Edward Gibson and Neal J. Pearlmutter

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book, a collection of work presented in a special session at the Sixteenth Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing held in 2003, focuses on language processing and language ... More


Children’s Use of Context in Ambiguity Resolution

Luisa Meroni and Stephen Crain

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines children’s use of the referential context in resolving temporary syntactic ambiguities, focusing on the results of an eye-tracking study undertaken by John Trueswell et al. ... More


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