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Readings

There is no textbook for this course. The following readings are required for each class session.


LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction to the Course
2 Syntax I Tartter, V. C. Language and Its Normal Processing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998, chapter 4. ISBN: 0803959958.

Lasnik, H. "The forms of sentences." In An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Language. Vol. 1. Edited by L. R. Gleitman, and M. Liberman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 283-310. ISBN: 0262650444.
3 Syntax II
4 Syntax III
5 Sentence Parsing

Sentence Comprehension I
Wolf, F., and E. Gibson. "Parsing: Overview." In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Edited by L. Nadel. New York, NY: Nature Publishing Group, 2002. ISBN: 0333792610.
6 Sentence Comprehension II Gibson, E. "Linguistic complexity in sentence comprehension." In  Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Edited by L. Nadel. New York, NY: Nature Publishing Group, 2002, pp. 1137-1141. ISBN: 0333792610.

Trueswell, J. C., and M. K. Tanenhaus. "Toward a lexicalist framework of constraint based syntactic ambiguity resolution." In Perspectives in Sentence Processing. Edited by C. Clifton, L. Frazier, and K. Rayner. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1994, pp. 155-180. ISBN: 0805815821.

Gibson, E., and N. Pearlmutter. "Constraints on sentence comprehension." Trends in Cognitive Science 2 (1998): 262-268.

Tanenhaus, M., M. Spivey-Knowlton, K. Eberhard, and J. Sedivy. "Integration of visual and linguistic information in spoken language comprehension." Science 268 (1995): 1632-1634.
7 Sentence Comprehension III Gibson, E. "The dependency locality theory: A distance-based theory of linguistic complexity." In Image, Language, Brain. Edited by Y. Miyashita, A. Marantz, and W. O'Neil. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000, pp. 95-126. ISBN: 0262133717.

Grodner, D., and E. Gibson. "Consequences of the serial nature of linguistic input." Cognitive Science 29 (2005): 261-291.
8 Test 1
9 Sentence Processing IV Chen, E., E. Gibson, and F. Wolf. "Online syntactic storage costs in sentence comprehension." Journal of Memory and Language 52 (2005): 144-169.

Hsiao, F., and E. Gibson. "Processing relative clauses in Chinese." Cognition 90 (2003): 3-27.
10 Semantic and Pragmatic Processing Spivey-Knowlton, M., and M. K. Tanenhaus. "Referential context and syntactic ambiguity resolution." In Perspectives in Sentence Processing. Edited by C. Clifton, L. Frazier, and K. Rayner. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1994, pp. 415-439. ISBN: 0805815821.

Gibson, E., T. Desmet, D. Grodner, D. Watson, and K. Ko. "Reading relative clauses in English." Cognitive Linguistics 16, no. 2 (2005): 313-353.
11 Sentence and Discourse Comprehension Grodner, D., E. Gibson, and D. Watson. "The influence of contextual contrast on syntactic processing: Evidence for strong-interaction in sentence comprehension." Cognition 95, no. 3 (April 2005): 275-96.

Sedivy, J. C., M. K. Tanenhaus, G. C. Chambers, and G. N. Carlson. "Achieving incremental semantic interpretation through contextual representation." Cognition 71 (1999): 109-147.
12 Discourse Comprehension

Jurafsky, D., and J. H. Martin. Speech and Language Processing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2000, chapter 18. ISBN: 0130950696.

Wolf, F., E. Gibson, and Desmet. "Discourse coherence and pronoun resolution." Language and Cognitive Processes 19 (2004): 665-675.

13 Neural Imaging and Language Processing Osterhout, L. "Event-related brain potentials as tools." In Perspectives in Sentence Processing. Edited by C. Clifton, L. Frazier, and K. Rayner. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1994, pp. 15-44. ISBN: 0805815821.

Kaan, E., A. Harris, E. Gibson, and P. Holcomb. "The P600 as an index of syntactic integration difficulty." Language and Cognitive Processes 15 (2000): 159-201.
14 Neural Networks and Language Processing Elman, J. L. "Distributed representations, simple recurrent networks and grammatical structure." Machine Learning 7 (1991): 195-225.
15 Test 2
16 Intonation Ferreira, F. "Prosody." In Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Edited by L. Nadel. New York, NY: Nature Publishing Group, 2002. ISBN: 0333792610.

Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., and A. Turk. "A prosody tutorial for investigators of auditory sentence processing." Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 25 (1996): 193-247.

Watson, D., and E. Gibson. "The relationship between intonational phrasing and syntactic structure in language production." Language and Cognitive Processes 19 (2004): 713-755.
17 Speech Tartter, V. C. Language and Its Normal Processing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998, chapter 6. ISBN: 0803959958.
18 Speech (cont.) Tartter, V. C. Language and Its Normal Processing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998, chapter 6. ISBN: 0803959958.
19 Speech Perception and Production Tartter, V. C. Language and Its Normal Processing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998, chapter 7. ISBN: 0803959958.
20 Words: Visual Word Recognition Whitney, P. The Psychology of Language. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1998, chapter 6. ISBN: 0395757509.
21 Language Acquisition Gleitman, L. R., and E. L. Newport. "The invention of language by children: Environmental and biological influences on the acquisition of language." In Language. Edited by L. R. Gleitman, and M. Liberman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 1-24. ISBN: 0262650444.

Pinker, S. "Language acquisition." In Language. Edited by L. R. Gleitman, and M. Liberman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995, pp. 135-183. ISBN: 0262650444.
22 Language Production Fromkin, V. A., and N. B. Ratner. "Speech production." In Psycholinguistics. Edited by J. Berko Gleason, and N. B. Ratner. Fort Worth, Texas: Harcourt Brace, 1993. ISBN: 0155041061.
23 Review Session
24 Test 3
25 Language and Thought I

Guest Lecturer: Amy Perfors
Whitney, P. The Psychology of Language. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1998, chapter 4. ISBN: 0395757509.

Boroditsky, L. "First-language thinking for second-language understanding: Mandarin and Chinese speakers' conception of time." Proceedings of the Twenty-first annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, BC, 1999.
26 Language and Thought II

Guest Lecturer: Lauren Schmidt