Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
How do syntax and semantics work together? Both syntax and semantics are central concepts in linguistics. In this part of the Interview, Dr. Friederici points out some of the ways in which syntax and semantics work together to improve our ability to process language. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:07
Investigating semantics Compared to investigating syntax, the study of linguistic semantics is quite difficult. One of the main issues is the distinction between semantics as a linguists understands it – and the view of semantics as common knowledge. For example, the... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:06:00
Linguistics is more than grammar Dr. Friederici talks about the different components of linguistics – consisting not only of grammar or syntax, but also includes all other aspects of language. Semantics and the combinatorics of words in a sentence, phonology, and prosody all make... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:21
Processing syntax and semantics in the left hemisphere The processing of language in the brain is quite complex. Most of the semantic and syntactic information is processed in the left hemisphere. Dr. Friederici addresses the straightforward question which brain areas are involved in this processing,... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:08:30
What does the P600 reflect? The P600 used to be understood in the processing of syntactic speech error. However, listening to more complex sentences also increases the P600 component. The modern view is that the P600 reflects a more general effect of processing difficulty –... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:01:57