Japanese Sentence Processing

Japanese Sentence Processing

by Reiko Mazuka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805811257

ISBN-13: 9780805811254

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume is a direct result of the International Symposium on Japanese Sentence Processing held at Duke University. The symposium provided the first opportunity for researchers in three disciplinary areas from both Japan and the United States to participate in a conference where they could discuss issues concerning Japanese syntactic processing. The goals of the

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This volume is a direct result of the International Symposium on Japanese Sentence Processing held at Duke University. The symposium provided the first opportunity for researchers in three disciplinary areas from both Japan and the United States to participate in a conference where they could discuss issues concerning Japanese syntactic processing. The goals of the symposium were three-fold:

• to illuminate the mechanisms of Japanese sentence processing from the viewpoints of linguistics, psycholinguistics and computer science;

• to synthesize findings about the mechanisms of Japanese sentence processing by researchers in these three fields in Japan and the United States;

• to lay foundations for future interdisciplinary research in Japanese sentence processing, as well as international collaborations between researchers in Japan and the United States.

The chapters in this volume have been written from the points of view of three different disciplines, with various immediate objectives — from building usable speech understanding systems to investigating the nature of competence grammars for natural languages. All of the papers share the long term goal of understanding the nature of human language processing mechanisms. The book is concerned with two central issues — the universality of language processing mechanisms, and the nature of the relation between the components of linguistic knowledge and language processing. This volume demonstrates that interdisciplinary research can be fruitful, and provides groundwork for further research in Japanese sentence processing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805811254
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Japanese Sentence Processing: An Interdisciplinary Approach1
2Information-Paced Parsing of Japanese9
3Syntactic Representation and Interpretive Preference65
4Constraints on Topics and Their Gaps: From a Parsing Perspective77
5An Overview of JPSG: A Constraint-Based Grammar for Japanese105
6A Constraint-Based View of Language: A Unified Theory of Competence and Performance135
7The Syntax and Semantics of the Japanese Language Engine153
8Madama Butterfly Redux: Parsing English and Japanese with a Principles and Parameters Approach177
9Null Elements in Parallel Structures in Japanese209
10Licensing Constraints and the Theory of Language Processing235
11Scrambling and Probe Recognition257
12Transparency Between Parser and Grammar: On the Processing of Empty Subjects in Japanese275
13Can Japanese Speakers Be Led Down the Garden Path?295
14Japanese Trees and the Garden Path331
Author Index351
Subject Index355

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