By relating grammar to cognitive architecture, John T. Hale shows step-by-step how incremental parsing works in models of perceptual processing and how specific learning rules might lead to frequency-sensitive preferences. Along the way, Hale reconsiders garden-pathing, the parallel/serial distinction, and information-theoretical complexity metrics, such as surprisal. This book is a must for cognitive scientists of language.
|Publisher:||Center for the Study of Language and Inf|
|Series:||Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
John T. Hale is associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 1
2 The Notion of a Grammar 11
3 Generalized Left-Corner Parsing 19
4 Garden-Pathing 35
5 Cognitive Architecture for Linguists 53
6 Experience as a Control Strategy for Incremental Parsing 67
7 Information-Theoretical Complexity Metrics 83
8 Surprisal and Chunking 91
9 Conclusion 99