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  1. paul, The Lexical Basis of Sentence Processing

Message 1: The Lexical Basis of Sentence Processing

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 13:47:25 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: The Lexical Basis of Sentence Processing

Title: The Lexical Basis of Sentence Processing
Subtitle: Formal, computational and experimental issues
Series Title: Natural Language Processing 4
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins		 
Editor: Paola Merlo 
Editor: Suzanne Stevenson 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588111563, Pages: viii, 363 pp., Price: USD 100.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027249873, Pages: viii, 363 pp., Price: EUR 110.00

Lexical effects on language processing are currently a major focus of
attention in studies of sentence comprehension. This thematic
collection provides a uniquely multi-faceted and integrated viewpoint
on key aspects of lexicalist theories, drawing from the fields of
theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, and
psycholinguistics. The focus of this stimulating volume is on a number
of central topics: The discussion of foundational issues concerning
the nature of the lexicon and its relationship to sentence
understanding; the exploration of the relationship between syntactic
and lexical processing; and the investigation of the specific content
of lexical entries, especially for verbs. The authors draw on a range
of methodologies, from computational modeling to corpus studies to
behavioral and neuro-imaging experimental techniques. The breadth of
topics and methodologies is brought together by the articulated,
critical analysis of the field provided in the introduction. The
research reported here elaborates both the structure and the
probabilistic content of lexical representations, and meets up with
work in computer science, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy on
the relation between conceptual, grammatical, and statistical

Table of Contents

Preface vii 
Words, numbers and all that: The lexicon in sentence understanding 
 Suzanne Stevenson and Paola Merlo 1 
The lexicon in Optimality Theory 
 Joan Bresnan 39 
Optimality-theoretic Lexical Functional Grammar 
 Mark Johnson 59 
The lexicon and the laundromat 
 Jerry Fodor 75 
Semantics in the spin cycle: Competence and performance criteria for
the creation of lexical entries
 Amy Weinberg 85 
Connectionist and symbolist sentence processing 
 Mark Steedman 95 
A computational model of the grammatical aspects of word recognition
as supertagging
 Albert E. Kim, Bangalore Srinivas, John Trueswell 109 
Incrementality and lexicalism: A treebank study 
 Vincenzo Lombardo and Patrick Sturt 137 
Modular architectures and statistical mechanisms: The case from
lexical category disambiguation
 Matt Crocker and Steffan Corley 157 
Encoding and storage in working memory during sentence comprehension 
 Laurie A. Stowe, Rienk G. Withaar, Albertus A. Wijers, Cees
 A.J. Broere, Anne M.J. Paans 181
The time course of information integration in sentence processing 
 Michael Spivey, Stanka A. Fitneva, Whitney Tabor, Sameer Ajmani 207 
The lexical source of unexpressed participants and their role in
sentence and discourse understanding
 Gail Mauner, Jean-Pierre Koenig, Alissa Melinger, Breton
 Bienvenue 233
Reduced relatives judged hard require constraint-based analyses 
 Hana Filip, Michael K. Tanenhaus, Gregory N. Carlson, Paul
 D. Allopenna, Joshua Blatt 255
Predicting thematic role assignments in context 
 Gerry T.M. Altmann 281 
Lexical semantics as a basis for argument structure frequency biases
 Vera Argamann and Neal J. Pearlmutter 303 
Verb sense and verb subcategorization probabilities 
 Doug Roland and Daniel Jurafsky 325 
Author index 347 
Item index 355

Lingfield(s): Computational Linguistics, 
	 Natural Language Processing (Computational Linguistics)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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