The ways language encodes information depend on when and how the preceding linguistic and non-linguistic context has established it in the par-ticipants’ working memory. Information-Structure categories such as Focus and Topic are used to signal that the conveyed information is, respectively, the con-tribution of the message to the addressee’s knowledge or simply something meant to link the message to the context. Information introduced within a context (“Given”) is expected to be encoded as a Topic, while “New” information is more likely to appear in Focus. The results of a dedicated EEG experiment will show that violation of such expectations causes supplementary processing costs, revealed by rhythmic changes in different frequency bands.

LOMBARDI VALLAURI, E. (2015). CONTEXT-DEPENDENT INFORMATION PROCESSING: TOWARDS AN EXPECTATION-BASED PARSING MODEL OF INFORMATION STRUCTURE. In I.S. HENNING CHRISTIANSEN (a cura di), MODELING AND USING CONTEXT (pp. 440-453). Springer International.

CONTEXT-DEPENDENT INFORMATION PROCESSING: TOWARDS AN EXPECTATION-BASED PARSING MODEL OF INFORMATION STRUCTURE

LOMBARDI VALLAURI, Edoardo
2015

Abstract

The ways language encodes information depend on when and how the preceding linguistic and non-linguistic context has established it in the par-ticipants’ working memory. Information-Structure categories such as Focus and Topic are used to signal that the conveyed information is, respectively, the con-tribution of the message to the addressee’s knowledge or simply something meant to link the message to the context. Information introduced within a context (“Given”) is expected to be encoded as a Topic, while “New” information is more likely to appear in Focus. The results of a dedicated EEG experiment will show that violation of such expectations causes supplementary processing costs, revealed by rhythmic changes in different frequency bands.
978-3-319-25590-3
LOMBARDI VALLAURI, E. (2015). CONTEXT-DEPENDENT INFORMATION PROCESSING: TOWARDS AN EXPECTATION-BASED PARSING MODEL OF INFORMATION STRUCTURE. In I.S. HENNING CHRISTIANSEN (a cura di), MODELING AND USING CONTEXT (pp. 440-453). Springer International.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11590/291530
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 1
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact