Sentence and Text Comprehension: Evidence from Human Language Processing
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- Gibson E. (2008) Sentence and Text Comprehension: Evidence from Human Language Processing. In: Kapetanios E., Sugumaran V., Spiliopoulou M. (eds) Natural Language and Information Systems. NLDB 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5039. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In this presentation, I will survey research that is aimed at discovering how people process sentences and texts in natural language. In particular, I will survey evidence for the existence of several kinds of information constraints in language processing, including lexical, syntactic, world-knowledge, discourse coherence, referential and intonational information.