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Language down the garden path : the cognitive and biological basis for linguistic structures

Author: Montserrat Sanz; Itziar Laka; Michael K Tanenhaus
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2013
Series: Oxford studies in biolinguistics, 4.
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This book traces the lines of research that grew out of Thomas Bever's "The Cognitive Basis of Linguistic Structures". Leading scientists review over 40 years of debates on the factors at play in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Montserrat Sanz; Itziar Laka; Michael K Tanenhaus
ISBN: 9780199677139 0199677131 9780198712800 0198712804
OCLC Number: 906924349
Description: xxii, 493 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reprint of 'The Cognitive Basis of Linguistic Structures' ; 1. Sentence Comprehension Before and After 1970: Topics, debates, and techniques ; 2. Anticipating the Garden Path: The horse raced past the barn ate the cake ; 3. Inviting Production to the Cognitive Basis Party ; 4. Thematic Templates and the Comprehension of Relative Clauses ; 5. The Processing Complexity of English Relative Clauses ; 6. Prediction, Production, Priming, and imPlicit Learning: A framework for psycholinguistics ; 7. Enduring Themes in Sentence Comprehension: Projecting linguistic structures ; 8. The Multiple Bases for Linguistic Structures ; 9. Pronouncing and Comprehending Center-embedded Sentences ; 10. Beyond Capacity: The role of memory processes in building linguistic structure in real-time ; 11. Neurotypology: Modelling cross-linguistic similarities and differences in the neurocognition of language comprehension ; 12. The Path From Certain Events to Linguistic Uncertainties ; 13. On Abstraction and Language Universals ; 14. Determiners: An empirical argument for innateness ; 15. Anchoring Agreement ; 16. Parser-grammar Relations: We don't understand everything twice ; 17. The Epicenter of Linguistic Behaviour ; 18. From Action to Language: Evidence and speculations ; 19. The Mirror Theory of Language: A neuro-linguist's perspective ; 20. Some Issues in Current Language Acquisition Research ; 21. A Bayesian Evaluation of the Cost of Abstractness ; 22. The Biolinguistics of Language Universals - the next years ; Afterword: The Impact of The Cognitive Basis for Linguistic Structures: A retrospective reflection, reconstruction, and appreciation ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in biolinguistics, 4.
Responsibility: edited by Montserrat Sanz, Itziar Laka, and Michael K. Tanenhaus.

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