Sentence and Text Comprehension: Evidence from Human Language Processing

  • Edward Gibson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5039)


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.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Gibson
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  1. 1.Department of Brain and Cognitive SciencesMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)USA

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