Introduction to linguistic computation and complexity theory (a.y. 2019/20)
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 while discussing some ideas presented in the recent literature: 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 dealing with Natural Language Processing (NLP); on the other, we will evaluate the cognitive plausibility of these computational models focusing on the revealed difficulty related to specific linguistic constructions.
December 16th 2019, 10:00 - 13:00
December 17th 2019, 10:00 - 13:00
December 18th 2019, 10:00 - 14:00
- Chesi C. (2015) Il processamento in tempo reale delle frasi complesse. In atti del convegno “Compter Parler Soigner”, E.M. Ponti (ed). Pavia University Press.
- 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.
- 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.
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Cycle : XXXV
Course type : Type a
Period: Semester I
Academic year: 2019-2020
Place : Classroom 1-15
Duration : 10 hours