Different kinds of grammars may actually be used in models of perceptual processing. By relating grammars to cognitive architecture, John T. Hale shows step-by-step how incremental parsing works and how specific learning rules might lead to frequency-sensitive preferences. Along the way, this book 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.
is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University.
- 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
- References 107
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