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Theories of language and discourse comprehension; Neurocognitive models; Methodological approaches; Sentence and discourse production


IzenaErakundeaKategoriaDoktoreaIrakaskuntza-profilaArloaHelbide elektronikoa
HERNANDEZ GUTIERREZ, DAVIDBCBL- Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and LanguageBesteakDoktorea
MOLINARO , NICOLABCBL- Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and


CE1. Adquisición de conocimientos avanzados sentence and discourse processing.25.0 %
CE2. Dotar al alumno/a de conocimientos y habilidades en las principales técnicas de investigación sobre sentence and discourse processing.25.0 %
CE3. Afianzar en el alumno sus destrezas analíticas para enjuiciar de modo eficaz los procesos y productos de la investigación en sentence and discourse processing.25.0 %
CE4. Generar en el alumno una inquietud específica para que relacione los contenidos del curso con ámbitos de intervención, problemas y demandas de nuestro entorno social y cultural.25.0 %

Irakaskuntza motak

MotaIkasgelako orduakIkasgelaz kanpoko orduakOrduak guztira
Gelako p.101020
Ordenagailuko p.102535


IzenaGutxieneko ponderazioaGehieneko ponderazioa
Banakako eta/edo taldeko lana, entsegua30.0 % 30.0 %
Eskoletan parte hartzea20.0 % 20.0 %
Idatzizko azterketa50.0 % 50.0 %


Understanding sentences is an automatic and mostly effortless operation. However, psycholinguistic research in the last 20 years has shown that various factors have an impact in the rapidity and easiness with which we analyze and interpret sentences.

This course is designed to provide an advanced understanding of human sentence processing looking at the different aspects that come into play during their parsing: syntactic and semantic-discourse analysis, but also ambiguity and the resolution of local and long-distance relationships. To this end, the discussion of the neurobiological foundations of sentence processing and related findings will be preceded by an introduction to basic syntax concepts. Methodological and theoretical issues will be considered alongside each other. Neurophysiological correlates of semantic and syntactic violations within a sentence context will be presented and their theoretical implications will be discussed

The aim of the course is to provide students with tools to evaluate and perform primary research on sentence comprehension both critically and independently.


Nahitaez erabili beharreko materiala

There is no textbook for this class, a list of readings selected from scholarly articles and book chapters will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Oinarrizko bibliografia

Altmann, G.T.M. (1998). Ambiguity in sentence processing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2(4), 1-7.

Altmann, G.T.M., & Kamide, Y. (1999). Incremental interpretation at verbs: Restricting the domain of subsequent reference. Cognition, 73, 247-264.

Bock, K. (1996). Language production: Methods and methodologies. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 3(4), 395-421.

Bock, K., & Levelt, W. (1994). Language Production: Grammatical encoding. In M.A. Gernsbacher (Ed.), Handbook of psycholinguistics, Academic Press, pp. 945 - 984.

Bornkessel, Ina & Matthias Schlesewsky (2006), The extended argument dependency model: A neurocognitive approach to sentence comprehension across languages, Psychological Review 113:787{821.

Farmer, T. A., Christiansen, M. H., & Monaghan, P. (2006). Phonological typicality influences on-line sentence comprehension. Proc. National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 103, 12203-12208.

Ferreira, V. S. (2008). Ambiguity, accessibility, and a division of labor for communicative success. Psychology of Learning and Motivation.

Fodor, J. D., & Ferreira, F. (1998). Reanalysis in sentence processing. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.

Frazier, L. & Clifton, Jr., C. (1996). Construal. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Friederici, A. D. (2002). Toward a neural basis of auditory sentence processing. Trends in cognitive Sciences, 6, 78-84

Gibson, E. (2000). The dependency-locality theory: A distance-based theory of linguistic complexity. In Miyashita, I., Marantz, A., & O¿Neil, W. (Eds.), Image, language, brain: Papers from the first mind articulation symposium (pp. 94-126). Cambridge, MA, USA: The MIT Press.

Gordon, P. C., Hendrick, R., & Levine, W.H. (2002). Memory-load interference in syntactic processing. Psychological Science, 13, 425-430.

Grodner, D., & Gibson, E. (2005). Consequences of the serial nature of linguistic input for sentential complexity. Cognitive Science, 29, 261-290.

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