: Planning meeting
: Zawiszewski, A. & Friederici, A.D. (2009). Processing canonical and non-canonical sentences in Basque: The case of object-verb agreement as revealed by event-related brain potentials. Brain Research 1284,
: Laka, I., & Erdocia, K. (2012). Linearization preferences given “Free Word Order”; subject preferences given ergativity: A look at Basque. In E. Torrengo (ed.), Of Grammar, Words, and Verses: In honor of Carlos Piera
(pp. 115-42). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
: Sauppe, S. (2016). Verbal semantics drives early anticipatory eye movements during the comprehension of verb-initial sentences. Frontiers in Psychology, 7
: Ussishkin, A., Warner, N., Clayton, I., Brenner, D., Carnie, A., Hammond, M., & Fisher, M. (2017). Lexical representation and processing of word-initial morphological alternations: Scottish Gaelic mutation. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 8
: Discussion of CUNY 2017 posters (part 2)
Morgan, A.M., von der Malsburg, T., Ferreira, V.S, & Wittenberg, E. This is the structure that we wonder why anyone produces it: Resumptive pronouns in English help production but hinder comprehension
Fadlon, J., Morgan, A.M., Meltzer-Asscher, A., & Ferreira, V.S. English and Hebrew speakers use language-specific strategies to produce communicatively efficient relative clauses.
: Discussion of CUNY 2017 posters (part 1)
Ryskin, R., Fine, A., & Brown-Schmidt, S. Do listeners learn speaker/accent-specific syntactic biases?
Cunnings, I., & Sturt, P. Locality and discourse constraints in reflexive resolution.
, and Tom
talked about the project they were working on last quarter. The project asks whether we have surface memory for prosodic shape.
: Dillon, B., Clifton, C. Jr., & Frazier, L. (2014). Pushed aside: Parentheticals, memory and processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29
talked about the replication study of Dillon et. al (2014) and follow-up experiments she's conducted.
talked about distinct, co-active parses during language comprehension (joint work with Brian Dillon
and Caroline Andrews
: Sumner, M. (2002). The reality of abstract representations in Modern Hebrew. In L. Mikkelsen and
C. Potts (eds.), Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
, vol. 21. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 420-42.
also gave us an update on his recent fieldwork in Davao City, Philippines. He collected behavioral data for his nasal substitution project.
talked to us about his project on resumptive pronouns: is resumption a feature of A-bar dependencies in general, or a feature of relative clauses in particular? Theories of resumption tend to discuss it in terms of A-bar dependencies in general, while presenting only data in which the resumptive pronoun is in a relative clause. Speakers (of English, Hebrew and Arabic, at least) report that resumptive pronouns in A-bar dependencies other than relative clauses are significantly degraded relative to relative clause resumption.
: Recent alum Chelsea Miller
talked to us about some follow-up experiments that she's conducted to expand the scope of her MA thesis!
: Truckenbrodt, H., Sandalo, F., & Abaurre, B. (2009). Elements of Brazilian Portuguese intonation. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics, 8
(1), 75-114. Kelsey
also talked about the project she's working on that extends her work on modal particles. The aim is to try to extract prosodic contours from meanings that are projected on various discourse particles. She'll be presenting the design of the experiment she's in the process of running for both English and German, created to disconnect particles from prosodic environments that they occur in!
: Polinsky, M., Gomez Gallo, C., Graff, P., & Kravtchenko, E. (2012). Subject preference and ergativity. Lingua 122,
also presented the design of the project that he's been working on for his second QP that looks at the role of morphological cues in relative clause processing in Georgian.
: Kouider, S. & Dupoux, E. (2009). Episodic accessibility and morphological processing: Evidence from long-term auditory priming. Acta Psychologica, 130
, 38-47. Jed
also presented the design of the project that he's been working on for his second QP that looks at lexical retrieval and the nature of representations in morphologically complex words in Cebuano
, a language spoken in the Philippines.
gave a practice talk for AFLA
gave us an update on a series of experiments looking at object control in English.
: Grad students taking Ling 258 (Advanced Psycholinguistics) got feedback on their course projects.
talked about the processing of scalar implicatures.
talked about their project on Chamorro reflexives.
talked about 2 posters of interest from CUNY.
: McCourt, M., Green, J., Lau, E., & Williams, A. (2015). Processing implicit control: Evidence from reading times. Frontiers in Psychology.
gave practice poster presentations for CUNY
: Phillips, C. & Wagers, M. (2007). Relating structure and time in linguistics and psycholinguistics. In Oxford handbook of psycholinguistics
(pp. 739–756). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
: Chow, Smith, Lau, & Phillips (2015). A "bag of arguments” mechanism for initial verb prediction. Language, Cognition, & Neuroscience.
: Chacón, D.A., Imtiaz, Mashrur, Dasgupta, Shirsho, Murshed, S.M., Dan, M, & Phillips, C. (to appear). Locality and Word Order in Active Dependency Formation in Bangla.
: Phillips, C. (2003). Linear order and constituency. Linguistic Inquiry, 34
: Baayen, R. H., & Milin, P. (2010). Analyzing reaction times. International Journal of Psychological Research, 3
: Meeting was also dedicated to provide feedback to projects that students are working on. Chelsea
's project looks at possibility of agreement attraction after ellipsis sites in noun phrase ellipsis to determine whether there is reactivation at ellipsis sites.
's project looks at the role of Tagalog agreement/voice morphology in the comprehension of filler-gap dependencies.
: Keshev, M. & Meltzer-Asscher, A. (2014). Implications of resumption for the parsing of Hebrew islands. Meeting was also dedicated to provide feedback to projects that students are working on. Jenny
, and Jeff
are working on a project that looks at the comprehension of resumptive pronouns in English in real-time.
: Alexiadou, A. & Gengel, K. (2008). NP ellipsis without focus movement/projections: The role of classifiers. Workshop on Interface-Based Approaches to Information Structure University
: Snider, N., & Runner, J.T. (2010). Structural parallelism aids ellipsis and anaphor resolution:
Evidence from eye movements to semantic and phonological neighbors. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP)
presented his recent work on object control.
: Lewis, S., & Phillips, C. (2013). Aligning grammatical theories and language processing models. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 44
: Hofmeister, P. (2010). Representational complexity and memory retrieval in language comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26
: Frazier, L., & Clifton Jr, C. (2002). Processing “d-linked” phrases. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 31
presented his work on the acquisition of Tagalog relative clauses
: Christianson, K., & Cho, H. Y. (2009). Interpreting null pronouns (pro
) in isolated sentences. Lingua, 119