Paper: Memory Capacity And Sentence Processing

ACL ID P90-1006
Title Memory Capacity And Sentence Processing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

The limited capacity of working memory is intrinsic to human sentence processing, and therefore must be addressed by any theory of human sentence processing. This paper gives a theory of garden-path effects and pro- cessing overload that is based on simple as- sumptions about human short term memory capacity.