The prosody of French ambiguous multiple negative sentences

While it has long been assumed that prosody can help resolve syntactic and semantic ambiguities, empirical evidence has shown that the mapping between prosody and meaning is complex (Hirschberg & Avesani 2000; Jackendoff 1972). This paper …

Language production in aphasia

How is language impacted by brain damage?

Positional cueing, string location variability, and letter-in-string identification

In three Experiments we measured accuracy in identifying a single letter among a string of five briefly presented consonants followed by a post-mask. The position of the to-be-identified letter was either indicated by an ordinal cue (e.g., position …

Neural representation of linguistic feature hierarchy reflects second-language proficiency

Acquiring a new language requires individuals to simultaneously and gradually learn linguistic attributes on multiple levels. Here, we investigated how this learning process changes the neural encoding of natural speech by assessing the encoding of …

Statistical learning in noise

How does noise impact sequence learning in baboons?

Parafoveal-on-foveal repetition effects in sentence reading: A co-registered eye-tracking and electroencephalogram study

When reading, can the next word in the sentence (word n + 1) influence how you read the word you are currently looking at (word n)? Serial models of sentence reading state that this generally should not be the case, whereas parallel models predict …

Parallel processing in reading

How can we understand reading as a parallel rather than serial process?

Ambiguity in negative dependencies

How do we separate _I didn't do nothing_ from _I didn't do nothing_?