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  • Memory retrieval in parsing and interpretation 

    Schlueter, Ananda Lila Zoe (2017)
    This dissertation explores the relationship between the parser and the grammar in error-driven retrieval by examining the mechanism underlying the illusory licensing of subject-verb agreement violations (‘agreement ...
  • When does ellipsis occur, and what is elided? 

    Park, Dongwoo (2017)
    This dissertation is concerned with how elliptical sentences are generated. To be specific, I investigate when and in what module ellipsis occurs, and what is elided as a result of ellipsis. With regard to the first research ...
  • The role of input in discovering presuppositions triggers: Figuring out what everybody already knew 

    Dudley, Rachel Elaine (2017)
    This dissertation focuses on when and how children learn about the meanings of the propositional attitude verbs "know" and "think". "Know" and "think" both express belief. But they differ in their veridicality: "think" is ...
  • 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 ...

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