Linguistic Structure in Language Processing

  • Greg N. Carlson
  • Michael K. Tanenhaus

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Greg N. Carlson, Michael K. Tanenhaus
    Pages 1-26
  3. Rebecca Treiman
    Pages 27-52
  4. Mark S. Seidenberg
    Pages 53-105
  5. Steven G. Lapointe, Gary S. Dell
    Pages 107-156
  6. J. Kathryn Bock, Anthony S. Kroch
    Pages 157-196
  7. Marcia C. Linebarger
    Pages 197-238
  8. Marilyn Ford
    Pages 239-272
  9. Charles Clifton Jr., Lyn Frazier
    Pages 273-317
  10. Laurie A. Stowe
    Pages 319-357
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 401-415

About this book


The papers in this volume are intended to exemplify the state of experimental psycho linguistics in the middle to later 1980s. Our over­ riding impression is that the field has come a long way since the earlier work of the 1950s and 1960s, and that the field has emerged with a renewed strength from a difficult period in the 1970s. Not only are the theoretical issues more sharply defined and integrated with existing issues from other domains ("modularity" being one such example), but the experimental techniques employed are much more sophisticated, thanks to the work of numerous psychologists not necessarily interested in psycholinguistics, and thanks to improving technologies unavailable a few years ago (for instance, eye-trackers). We selected papers that provide a coherent, overall picture of existing techniques and issues. The volume is organized much as one might organize an introductory linguistics course - beginning with sound and working "up" to mean­ ing. Indeed, the first paper, Rebecca Treiman's, begins with considera­ tion of syllable structure, a phonological consideration, and the last, Alan Garnham's, exemplifies some work on the interpretation of pro­ nouns, a semantic matter. In between are found works concentrating on morphemes, lexical structures, and syntax. The cross-section represented in this volume is by necessity incom­ plete, since we focus only on experimental work directed at under­ standing how adults comprehend and produce language. We do not include any works on language acquisition, first or second.


interpret issue language language acquisition linguistics noun phrase nouns organ psycholinguistics semantic sound structure subject syntactic

Editors and affiliations

  • Greg N. Carlson
    • 1
  • Michael K. Tanenhaus
    • 2
  1. 1.Department Foreign LanguagesUniversity of RochesterUSA
  2. 2.Psychology DepartmentUniversity of RochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-55608-075-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2729-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1873-0043
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