Anastasia Smirnova

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Three studies test the link between word order in binomials and psychological and demographic characteristics of a speaker. While linguists have already suggested that psychological, cultural and societal factors are important in choosing word order in binomials, the vast majority of relevant research was focused on general factors and on broadly shared(More)
The paper investigates how speakers understand constructions with deverbal nominals, i.e. nominals such as destruction that are morphologically related to verbs. Specifically, given the expression the enemy's destruction, how do the speakers decide whether the possessive argument is the entity that initiates the action (agent) or the entity that is causally(More)
This paper addresses the question of whether the presence of grammatical category evidentiality in language, traditionally defined as an expression of information source, affects cognitive performance. Our research paradigm bridges together two theoretical perspectives from linguistics and cognitive psychology: (i) the position that evidentiality encodes(More)
1. Present tense in complements of propositional attitude verbs Recent literature on temporal semantics has shown that tenses embedded in complements of propositional attitude (PA) verbs such as believe, think, etc. are interpreted with respect to the time of the attitude, i.e. the attitude holder's now Such analyses suggest that tenses in intensional(More)
In chronic experiments on dogs, microapplication of neurotensin into the hypothalamus or amygdala combined with histamin or pentagastrin stimulation of the stomach secretory function significantly reduced the stomach secretion. Microapplication of somatostatin into the hypothalamus or amygdala combined with i.v. administration of pentagastrin increased(More)
A study was made of susceptibility of hypothalamic neurons to beta-endorphine, thyroliberin and met-enkephalin applied microiontophoretically. The opioids were shown to exert a primarily unidirectional effect on the same neurons irrespective of the fact that the inhibitory action of beta-endorphine was more pronounced. The nalorphine-competitive antagonist(More)