Introduction to linguistic computation and complexity theory a.y. 2020/21
How can we describe explicitly the computation needed for linguistic processing?
In this course, I will introduce this question by familiarizing with an appropriate formal background. On the one hand, we will see how linguistic intuitions can be formalized precisely in a way that is compatible with their efficient implementation in computer programs (Natural Language Processing, NLP, applications); on the other, we will evaluate the cognitive plausibility of these computational models focusing on processing incrementality and on the revealed difficulty related to specific linguistic constructions.
December 14th, 10:00-13:00
December 15th, 10:00-13:00
December 16th, 10:00-14:00
- Chesi C. (2015) On directionality of phrase structure building. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 44(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10936-014-9330-6
- Chesi, C., & Brattico, P. (2018). Larger than expected: constraints on pied-piping across languages. Rivista di Grammatica Generativa. Vol. 40.
- Lewis, R. L., & Vasishth, S. (2005). An activation‐based model of sentence processing as skilled memory retrieval. Cognitive science, 29(3), 375-419.
- Partee B., A. ter Meulen & R. Wall (1990) Mathematical Methods in Linguistics, Springer, 1990, solo Capitoli 16 – 18 (pagg. 433-506)
- Van Dyke, J. A., & McElree, B. (2006) Retrieval interference in sentence comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language, 55(2), 157-166.
The evaluation will be based on an oral exam.
Professore Associato di Linguistica
Ciclo : XXXVI
Tipologia corso : Tipo a
Periodo: Semestre I
Anno accademico: 2020-2021
Luogo : Iuss aula 1-15
Durata : 10