Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Scripts and Events in Language Comprehension

Seminar: Computerlinguistik, B.Sc./M.Sc.

Leitung: Matthew Crocker, Heiner Drenhaus
Ort: C71 Raum U15
Zeit: Wed 16-18
Beginn: 27.04.2016
Geeignet für: B.Sc./M.Sc.

Language understanding draws not only on strictly linguistic knowledge, but also on our knowledge and experience of the world. Specifically, this course will examine how a person's knowledge about structured events, also known as scripts or schemas, plays in comprehension. Script knowledge, such as the standard sequence of events associate with a particular activity (e.g. going to a restaurant), affects the coherence of a text, the inferences we draw, and also our expectations about what is likely to be said next. In this seminar, we will examine how the notion of scripts can be defined and formalised, as well as consider a range of empirical evidence regarding how people deploy script knowledge in on-line comprehension.

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7 CP (presentation and paper) or 4 CP (presentation only)