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Topics explored in the lab Heading link
- What effect does first language attrition have on the derivation of scalar implicatures?
- What is the source of transfer at the initial stages of additive multilingualism?
- How does person markedness affect agreement for native and non-native speakers?
- Gender attraction in native Spanish processing
- What counts as evidence in modern second language acquisition?
- How does input/exposure affect the acquisition of aspect in second language Spanish?
- What factors contribute to the Foreign Language Effect in bilingualism?
- How does bilingualism affect offense taking?
- Is retrodiction a reliable way of hypothesis testing in the language sciences?
- Can event-related potentials help us understand how determiner-number specification impacts native and non-native processing?
- What can the processing of referential ambiguity say about anaphora comprehension?
- Language in the context of social intentions.