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Introduction to linguistic computation and complexity theory - a.y. 2021/22

Programma

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.

Svolgimento

December 13th, 2021, 10:00-13:00
December 14th, 2021, 10:00-13:00
December 15th, 2021, 10:00-14:00

Bibliografia

  • 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., & Canal, P. (2019). Person features and lexical restrictions in Italian clefts. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2105. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02105Lewis, R. L., & Vasishth, S. (2005). An activation‐based model of sentence processing as skilled memory retrieval. Cognitive science, 29(3), 375-419. 
  • Van Dyke, J. A., & McElree, B. (2006) Retrieval interference in sentence comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language, 55(2), 157-166.

Esame

The evaluation will be based on an oral exam (generals).

Credits: 2

Cristiano Chesi

Professore Associato di Linguistica

Ciclo : XXXVII

Tipologia corso : Tipo a

Periodo: Semestre I

Anno accademico: 2021-2022

Luogo : Iuss, aula 1-16

Durata : 10 ore