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  • What the PCC tells us about “abstract” agreement, head movement, and locality 

    Preminger, Omer (Ubiquity Press, 2019-01-24)
    Based on the cross- and intra-linguistic distribution of Person Case Constraint (PCC) effects, this paper shows that there can be no agreement in ϕ-features (person, number, gender/noun-class) which systematically lacks a ...
  • Prosodic Structure as a Parallel to Musical Structure 

    Heffner, Christopher C.; Slevc, L. Robert (2015)
    What structural properties do language and music share? Although early speculation identified a wide variety of possibilities, the literature has largely focused on the parallels between musical structure and syntactic ...
  • The Electrophysiology of Basic Phrase Building 

    Neufeld, Chris; Kramer, Stephanie E.; Lapinskaya, Natalia; Heffner, Christopher C.; Malko, Anton; Lau, Ellen F. (PLoS (Public Library of Science), 2016-10-06)
    A defining trait of linguistic competence is the ability to combine elements into increasingly complex structures to denote, and to comprehend, a potentially infinite number of meanings. Recent magnetoencephalography (MEG) ...
  • The Immune Syntax Revisited: Opening New Windows on Language Evolution 

    Benítez-Burraco, Antonio; Uriagereka, Juan (Frontiers, 2016-01-11)
    Recent research has added new dimensions to our understanding of classical evolution, according to which evolutionary novelties result from gene mutations inherited from parents to offspring. Language is surely one such ...
  • Quantification and Second-Order Monadicity 

    Pietroski, Paul (Blackwell, 2003)
    The first part of this paper reviews some developments regarding the apparent mismatch between the logical and grammatical forms of quantificational constructions like 'Pat kicked every bottle'. I suggest that (even given ...