Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing by Matthew W. Crocker, Martin Pickering, Charles Clifton Jr

By Matthew W. Crocker, Martin Pickering, Charles Clifton Jr

The architectures and mechanisms underlying language processing shape one vital a part of the final constitution of cognition. This publication, written via best specialists within the box, brings jointly linguistic, mental, and computational views on the various primary matters. a number of normal introductory chapters provide overviews on very important psycholinguistic learn frameworks and spotlight either shared assumptions and arguable matters. next chapters discover syntactic and lexical mechanisms, the interplay of syntax and semantics in language realizing, and the consequences for cognitive structure.

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2, the adjunct predication sentences. These have a very similar ambiguity. The adjunct predicate, cold, could in principle modify either the first or the second NP in the sentence, the subject or the object. In fact, there is a substantial tendency for adjunct predicates to prefer the object as host. These adjunct-predicate sentences, like the adverb-interpretation sentences just discussed involve a non-primary phrase associated with the entire domain of a sentence. According to Construal theory, the parser should have no trouble interpreting an adjunct predicate as taking either the subject or the object as its host since both are available within the current thematic processing domain.

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