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Title: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
Edited By: Matthew W. Crocker
Martin J Pickering
Charles Clifton Jr.

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 behavioral
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

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521631211
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 375
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00
U.K. £ 55.00