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Title: The Lexical Basis of Sentence Processing
Subtitle: Formal, computational and experimental issues
Series Title: Natural Language Processing 4
Description:

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 knowledge.


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

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Natural Language Processing
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ISBN: 1588111563
ISBN-13: 9781588111562
Pages: viii, 363 pp.
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