ERIC Number: EJ1050147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Two Interpretive Systems for Natural Language?
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v44 n1 p7-25 Feb 2015
It is proposed that humans have available to them two systems for interpreting natural language. One system is familiar from formal semantics. It is a type based system that pairs a syntactic form with its interpretation using grammatical rules of composition. This system delivers both plausible and implausible meanings. The other proposed system is one that uses the grammar together with knowledge of how the human production system works. It is token based and only delivers plausible meanings, including meanings based on a repaired input when the input might have been produced as a speech error.
Descriptors: Language Processing, Psycholinguistics, Linguistic Input, Semantics, Syntax, Grammar, Linguistic Theory, Error Correction
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