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LINGUIST List 18.543

Mon Feb 19 2007

Books: Psycholing/Computational Ling: Crocker, Pickering, Clifton (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing: Crocker, Pickering, Clifton (Eds)

Message 1: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing: Crocker, Pickering, Clifton (Eds)
Date: 16-Feb-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing: Crocker, Pickering, Clifton (Eds)

Title: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Matthew W Crocker
Editor: Martin Pickering
Editor: Charles Clifton, Jr
Loose Leaf: ISBN: 0521027500 Pages: 375 Price: U.S. $ 55.00 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521027502
Paperback: ISBN: 0521027500 Pages: 375 Price: U.K. £ 29.99 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521027502

The architectures and mechanisms underlying language processing form one
important part of the general structure of cognition. This book, written by
leading experts in the field, brings together linguistic, psychological and
computational perspectives on some of the fundamental issues. Several
general introductory chapters offer overviews on important psycholinguistic
research frameworks and highlight both shared assumptions and controversial
issues. Subsequent chapters explore syntactic and lexical mechanisms;
statistical and connectionist models of language understanding; the crucial
importance of linguistic representations in explaining behavioural
phenomena; evidence from a variety of studies and methodologies concerning
the interaction of syntax and semantics; and the implications for cognitive
architecture. The book concludes with a set of contributions on select
issues of interpretation, including quantification, focus and anaphora in
language understanding. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language
Processing will appeal to students and scholars alike as a comprehensive
and timely survey of recent work in this interdisciplinary area.

"This book represents the state of the art in sentence processing, with
interesting examples and opportunities for computational modeling."
--Computational Linguistics



1. Architectures and mechanisms in sentence comprehension, Martin J.
Pickering, Charles Clifton, Jr., and Matthew W. Crocker;

Part I. Frameworks:
2. Evaluating models of human sentence processing, Charles Clifton, Jr.;
3. Specifying architectures for language processing: process, control, and
memory in parsing and interpretation, Richard L. Lewis;
4. Modeling thematic and discourse context effects with a multiple
constraints approach: implications for the architecture of the language
comprehension system, Michael K. Tanenhaus, Michael J. Spivey-Knowlton, and
Joy E. Hanna;
5. Late closure in context: some consequences for parsimony Gerry T. M.

Part II. Syntactic and Lexical Mechanisms:
6. The modular statistical hypothesis: exploring lexical category ambiguity,
Steffan Corley and Matthew W. Crocker;
7. Lexical syntax and parsing architecture, Paola Merlo and Suzanne Stevenson;
8. Constituency, context, and connectionism in syntactic parsing, James

Part III. Syntax and Semantics:
9. On the electrophysiology of language comprehension: implications for the
human language system, Colin Brown and Peter Hagoort;
10. Parsing and incremental understanding during reading, Martin J.
Pickering and Matthew J. Traxler;
11. Syntactic attachment and anaphor resolution: the two sides of relative
clause attachment, Barbara Hemforth, Lars Konieczny, and Christoph Scheepers;
12. Cross-linguistic psycholinguistics, Marica De Vincenzi;

Part IV. Interpretation:
13. On interpretation: minimal 'lowering,' Lyn Frazier;
14. Focus effects associated with negative quantifiers, Linda M. Moxey and
Anthony J. Sanford;
15. Constraints and mechanisms in theories of anaphor processing, Amit Almor;

Author index;

Subject index

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
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Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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