Semantic similarity in grammar vs. sentence processing

Vendredi 06 Avril 2018, 14:00 to 16:00
Jean-Pierre Koenig (Université de Buffalo, invité Labex EFL)
Anne Abeillé (LLF)

ODG – Salle 533

Jean-Pierre Koenig (Université de Buffalo)
Semantic similarity in grammar vs. sentence processing

In this lecture, I will survey the dimensions of semantic similarity that matter for grammar (including lexical meaning) and sentence processing by comparing rules that map meaning onto syntax (alluded to in the second lecture) and various experiments that show how detailed knowledge of events or entropy affect predictions upcoming material. Possible explanations for these differences in the kind of semantic similarity that affects grammatical and processing behavior will be explored.

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