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Syntactic typology and sentence production -


Does the grammatical structure of the language we speak exert a strong influence on how we plan and produce our utterances? In this project we use eye tracking and other behavioural methods to investigate the processes involved in planning and producing sentences in languages of diverse structural types. We seek to establish to what extent the details of these processes vary depending on language specific grammatical features such as word order, voice and alignment types or locus of morphosyntactic marking. An important part of this project involves adapting and developing research methodologies that are suitable outside of the lab, in a range of field settings.

Stephen C. Levinson
Elisabeth Norcliffe

PhD students:
Rebecca Defina
Gabriela Garrido
Sebastian Sauppe

Penelope Brown
Agnieszka Konopka

Last checked 2018-06-15 by Edith Sjoerdsma
Language and Cognition


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Stephen C. Levinson

Edith Sjoerdsma