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Title: Storage and Computation in the Language Faculty
Edited By: Sieb G. Nooteboom
Frank Wijnen
Fred Weerman
URL: http://www.wkap.nl/book.htm/1-4020-0527-
Series Title: STUDIES IN THEORETICAL PSYCHOLINGUISTICS Volume: 30
Description:

Traditionally, computation - the rule-driven manipulation of symbols - as opposed to (lexical) storage, has been the main focus of research in the language faculty. There is, however, increasing evidence of a prominent role of storage. Constructions that could be computed not necessarily always are. In this volume, the relative roles of computation and storage are discussed, both theoretically and on the basis of linguistic, psycholinguistic, and brain-imaging evidence, with respect to a wide range of language phenomena, such as morphological processing, syntactic processing, limitations of parsing mechanisms, neural substrates of short-term storage versus computation, and the processing of discourse. Each chapter has been written by one or more outstanding experts in the field. The contributions are thorough, but at the same time free from unnecessary technical detail, so that the volume is accessible to experienced readers as well as students in linguistics, psychology, and other cognitive sciences.

CONTENTS

Contributing authors. Preface. Acknowledgment. 1. Minimising or maximising storage? An introduction. S. Nooteboom, et al. Part I:
Setting the stage. 2. What's in the lexicon? R. Jackendoff. Part II:
Accessing regular and irregular word forms. 3. Dutch inflection: The rules that prove the exception. H. Baayen, et al. 4. Words, rules and stems in the Italian mental lexicon. T. Say, H. Clahsen. Part III:
Changing the rules. 5. The balance between storage and computation in phonology. G. Booij. 6. Computation and storage in language contact;
P. Muysken. Part IV: Pronouncing spoken words. 7. Storage and computation in spoken word production. A. Roelofs. Part V: Buffering and computing. 8. Effects of short-term storage in processing rightward movement; P. Ackema, A. Neeleman. 9. Storage and computation in sentence processing. A neuroimaging perspective. E. Kaan,
L. Stowe. Part VI: Computing and storing aspects of discourse. 10. Computation and storage in discourse interpretation. N. Asher. Subject Index. Author Index.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Kluwer
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