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The Processing and Acquisition of Reference$
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Edward A. Gibson and Neal J. Pearlmutter

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015127

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.001.0001

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The Processing and Acquisition of Reference
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Edward Gibson

Neal J. Pearlmutter

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0001

This book, a collection of work presented in a special session at the Sixteenth Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing held in 2003, focuses on language processing and language acquisition. It addresses a variety of questions related to linguistic reference, an active area of research in both linguistics and psycholinguistics. In particular, the book explores how children and adults acquire and process referential information. It also looks at literature using the visual-world paradigm and literature based on corpora and reading experiments, including studies that employ eye-tracking methods. It examines how children and adults use the referential context to guide their online parsing decisions, along with theories of adult and child sentence processing, how sentences with ambiguous scope are resolved by children, theories of binding and coreference in human language, the use of pragmatic information in language comprehension, the behavior of full noun-phrase anaphors in discourse contexts, antecedent accessibility and salience in reference, and how different determiners and quantifiers make different sets of entities available for reference.

Keywords:   language processing, language acquisition, linguistic reference, parsing, sentence processing, coreference, salience, language comprehension, determiners, quantifiers

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