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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 Binding Problem for Language, and Its Consequences for the Neurocognition of Comprehension

The Binding Problem for Language, and Its Consequences for the Neurocognition of Comprehension

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The Processing and Acquisition of Reference
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Peter Hagoort

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DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0016

This chapter examines the neurocognition of language comprehension by using a broad-coverage model in combination with neuropsychological data on sentence processing. It first looks at the main language-relevant waveforms on recording of event-related potentials (ERPs) before discussing the contrast on syntactic processing between syntax-first and more interactive models of sentence processing. It proposes a cognitive model and links it to particular regions of the brain, suggesting that the left posterior superior temporal gyrus may be responsible for storage and retrieval of lexical information whereas the left posterior inferior frontal cortex is responsible for integrating the retrieved information. The chapter also considers the binding problem for language.

Keywords:   neurocognition, language comprehension, sentence processing, event-related potentials, syntactic processing, brain, left posterior superior temporal gyrus, lexical information, left posterior inferior frontal cortex, binding problem

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