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LangSci Lunch Talk: Anton Malko (LING)

Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
2130 H.J. Patterson (LSC)

Food and ideas bring people together.  Our weekly lunch talk series provides students and faculty with the opportunity to present their in-progress work to a supportive, interdisciplinary audience.

Lunch is served starting at 12:15pm.

What does pronoun resolution tell us about language/memory interaction?
 
In this talk, I am going to discuss interpretation of reflexive pronouns (e.g. "himself"), and I am going to address the following puzzle. Off-line judgments suggest that the interpretation of reflexives is subject to structural constraints. On-line data suggest that people quickly detect violations of such constraints in real-time processing... but only in a subset of relevant cases. I will talk about how solving this puzzle can help us understand the interaction between language and memory, and present preliminary results of the experiments bearing on the issue.