LINGUIST List 33.182

Thu Jan 20 2022

Books: Sentence Comprehension as a Cognitive Process: Vasishth, Engelmann

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Date: 05-Dec-2021
From: Eleanor Hennerley <ehennerleycambridge.org>
Subject: Sentence Comprehension as a Cognitive Process: Vasishth, Engelmann
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Title: Sentence Comprehension as a Cognitive Process
Subtitle: A Computational Approach
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://www.cambridge.org/linguistics

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/psycholinguistics-and-neurolinguistics/sentence-comprehension-cognitive-process-computational-approach?format=HB

Author: Shravan Vasishth
Author: Felix Engelmann
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107133112 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107133112 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107133112 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.20
Abstract:

Sentence comprehension - the way we process and understand spoken and written language - is a central and important area of research within psycholinguistics. This book explores the contribution of computational linguistics to the field, showing how computational models of sentence processing can help scientists in their investigation of human cognitive processes. It presents the leading computational model of retrieval processes in sentence processing, the Lewis and Vasishth cue-based retrieval mode, and develops a principled methodology for parameter estimation and model comparison/evaluation using benchmark data, to enable researchers to test their own models of retrieval against the present model. It also provides readers with an overview of the last 20 years of research on the topic of retrieval processes in sentence comprehension, along with source code that allows researchers to extend the model and carry out new research. Comprehensive in its scope, this book is essential reading for researchers in cognitive science.

1. Introduction; 2. Dependencies in Sentence Comprehension; 3. The Core ACT-R Based Model of Retrieval Processes; 4. Extension: Prominence and Multi-Associative Cues; 5. Extension: Eye-Movement Control and Parsing; 6. Reanalysis and Underspecification; 7. Competing Accounts of Interference in Sentence Processing; 8. Modelling Sentence Comprehension Deficits in Aphasia; 9. Future Directions.


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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