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  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...

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