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Temporal Dynamics in Language Comprehension

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

While acknowledging the importance of language dynamics at the time scales of biological evolution, cultural language change, and child development, this chapter focuses primarily on the time scale ... More


The neurocognition of syntactic processing

Peter Hagoort, Colin M. Brown, and Lee Osterhout

in The Neurocognition of Language

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198507932
eISBN:
9780191687242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507932.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses syntax and syntactic cues, which are an important part of language processing. It presents the ingredients of a cognitive architecture of syntactic processing, with special ... More


Models of Sentence Processing

Erik D. Reichle

in Computational Models of Reading: A Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780195370669
eISBN:
9780190853822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195370669.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter first describes what has been learned about how readers process sentences, using information from individual words in combination with linguistic knowledge to generate larger units of ... More


Probabilistic Grammars as Models of Gradience in Language Processing

MATTHEW W. CROCKER and FRANK KELLER

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/9780199274796.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins by reviewing some of the key psycholinguistic evidence motivating the need for experience-based mechanisms, before turning to a discussion of recent models. It focuses on ... More


Synthesis

Erik D. Reichle

in Computational Models of Reading: A Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780195370669
eISBN:
9780190853822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195370669.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter opens with a discussion of the limitations of current models of reading, and moves on to the reasons why more comprehensive models of reading are necessary to advance our understanding ... More


The Binding Problem for Language, and Its Consequences for the Neurocognition of Comprehension

Peter Hagoort

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/9780262015127.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the neurocognition of language comprehension by using a broad-coverage model in combination with neuropsychological data on sentence processing. It first looks at the main ... More


Comprehension

Alessandro Vatri

in Orality and Performance in Classical Attic Prose: A Linguistic Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198795902
eISBN:
9780191837081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795902.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a methodology for the assessment of the native comprehension of Classical Greek starting from a discussion of the ancient primary evidence. This comes primarily from the ancient ... More


Referential and Syntactic Processes: What Develops?

John C. Trueswell, Anna Papafragou, and Youngon Choi

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/9780262015127.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

People use language to communicate their perceptions and conceptions of the world, and underlying this communication is the linguistic system that interacts with the human perceptual and conceptual ... More


Parsing, Grammar, and the Challenge of Raising Children at LF

Julien Musolino and Andrea Gualmini

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/9780262015127.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores parsing and grammar in children, with an emphasis on how children resolve sentences with ambiguous scope. It focuses on an ambiguity involving the universal quantifier every in ... More


Getting Real about Systematicity

Stefan L. Frank

in The Architecture of Cognition: Rethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's Systematicity Challenge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027236
eISBN:
9780262322461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027236.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter empirically investigates the issue of systematicity and connectionism under more realistic conditions than was the case in previous studies. A connectionist and a symbolic model of ... 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


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


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


Who did what, and to whom?

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines grammar and meaning for children. It suggests that children, even adults, often use words with no meaning and ignore grammatical convention. It discusses the difficulties of ... More


Domain-Specific Working Memory: Perspectives from Cognitive Neuropsychology

Randi C. Martin, Brenda Rapp, and Jeremy Purcell

in Working Memory: The state of the science

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198842286
eISBN:
9780191878282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842286.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The domain-specific approach to working memory assumes specialized working memory systems dedicated to maintaining different types of information (e.g. orthographic, phonological, semantic, ... More


Inviting production to the Cognitive Basis party

Maryellen C. MacDonald

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/9780199677139.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In CBLS, Bever laid the foundation for consideration of how lexical and syntactic information converge to shape sentence comprehension processes. This chapter aims to extend that approach by ... More


Center-Embedded Sentences: What’s Pronounceable Is Comprehensible

Janet Dean Fodor, Stefanie Nickels, and Esther Schott

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/9780190464783.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Doubly center-embedded relative clause constructions such as “The rat that the cat that the dog chased killed ate the malt” are notoriously difficult to parse. Many explanations have been offered. ... More


Computational Models of Reading: A Handbook

Erik D. Reichle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780195370669
eISBN:
9780190853822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195370669.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This book describes computational models of reading, or models that simulate and explain the mental processes that support the reading of text. The book provides introductory chapters on both reading ... More


Afterword The impact of “The cognitive basis for linguistic structures”: A retrospective reflection, reconstruction, and appreciation

Michael K. Tanenhaus

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/9780199677139.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter analyzes why CBLS has played such a central role in the history of psycholinguistic research. On the one hand, many lines of research in sentence processing were inspired by the ... More


Classifying and massifying incrementally in Chinese language comprehension ⋆

Natalie M. Klein, Greg N. Carlson, Renjie Li, T. Florian Jaeger, and Michael K. Tanenhaus

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Unlike English nouns, Mandarin nouns do not syntactically reflect the mass/count distinction, but are akin to English mass nouns (e.g. water) in that they refer to unindividuated pluralities. Thus ... More


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