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BEYOND STATISTICAL LEARNING IN THE ACQUISITION OF PHRASE STRUCTURE
The notion that children use statistical distributions present in the input to acquire various aspects of linguistic knowledge has received considerable recent attention. But the roles of learner's initial state have been ...
The predictive nature of language comprehension
This dissertation explores the hypothesis that predictive processing--the access and construction of internal representations in advance of the external input that supports them--plays a central role in language comprehension. ...
Form, meaning and context in lexical access: MEG and behavioral evidence
One of the main challenges in the study of cognition is how to connect brain activity to cognitive processes. In the domain of language, this requires coordination between two different lines of research: theoretical models ...