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Linguistics fit for dialogue

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 December 2003

Simon Garrod*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, GlasgowG12 8QT, United Kingdomhttp://www.psy.gla.ac.uk/~simon/
Martin J. Pickering*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, EdinburghEH8 9JZ, United Kingdomhttp://www.psy.ed.ac.uk/Staff/academics.html#pickeringmartin

Abstract:

Foundations of Language (Jackendoff 2002) sets out to reconcile generative accounts of language structure with psychological accounts of language processing. We argue that Jackendoff's “parallel architecture” is a particularly appropriate linguistic framework for the interactive alignment account of dialogue processing. It offers a helpful definition of linguistic levels of representation, it gives an interesting account of routine expressions, and it supports radical incrementality in processing.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2004

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