Is there syntactic adaptation in language comprehension?

Alex B. Fine, Ting Qian, T. Florian Jaeger, Robert A. Jacobs

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate the manner in which the human language comprehension system adapts to shifts in probability distributions over syntactic structures, given experimentally controlled experience with those structures. We replicate a classic reading experiment, and present a model of the behavioral data that implements a form of Bayesian belief update over the course of the experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCMCL 2010 - 2010 Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2010 - Proceedings of the Workshop
EditorsJohn T. Hale
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages18-26
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)1932432744, 9781932432749
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, CMCL 2010 at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2010 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: Jul 15 2010 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
ISSN (Print)0736-587X

Conference

Conference2010 Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, CMCL 2010 at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2010
Country/TerritorySweden
CityUppsala
Period7/15/10 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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