I also have done research in psycholinguistics, specifically syntactic processing I have done some online reading studies of coordinate structures in collaboration with Charles Clifton and Lyn Frazier at UMass., Amherst. In a number of experiments we show that syntactic parallelism facilitates processing of coordinate structures, but that the parallelism effect extends into the internal syntax of the conjuncts themselves, and argues against specific grammatical restrictions on identity of syntactic category in coordination. In collborative work with Ming Xiang, Cristina Schmitt and Fernanda Ferreira, I have studied garden path sentences in Chinese and the influence of null objects in processing Chinese sentences.


In neurolinguistics, I have worked on syntactic deficits in aphasia in collaboration with Alan Beretta and Cristina Schmitt.

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