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This paper reports an experiment in authorship attribution that reveals considerable authorial structure in texts written by authors with very similar background and training, with genre and topic being strictly controlled for. We interpret our results as supporting the hypothesis that authors have 'textual fingerprints', at least for texts produced by(More)
Two types of developmental dyslexia are commonly distinguished. Children suffering from one type (e.g. surface dyslexia) read slowly and typically sound out the words during reading and children with the other type (e.g. phonological dyslexia) read at a normal rate but make many word substitutions. Several authors (e.g. Castles & Coltheart, 1993) have(More)
This article centers around two questions: What is the relation between movement and structure sharing, and how can complex syntactic structures be linearized? It is shown that regular movement involves internal remerge, and sharing or 'sideward movement' external remerge. Without ad hoc restrictions on the input, both options follow from Merge. They can be(More)
I argue that syntactic phrase structure encodes three major asymmetries. The first represents the asymmetry between mothers and daughters that is called dominance, i.e. syntactic hierarchy. The second is the selectional asymmetry between sisters, which is translated into precedence in the phonological component. The third, called 'behindance', is an(More)
The plural suffix -en (noot+en, 'nuts') is pronounced differently by speakers coming from different regions of the Netherlands. In this study, we compared the pronunciation of the plural suffix -en in phrases (noot+en kraken, 'to crack nuts') with linking en in compounds (noot+en+kroker, 'nutcracker'), because some claim that both are similar (Schreuder,(More)
The present study investigates linguistic relativity. Do form differences between Dutch and English influence the interpretations which speakers have? The Dutch element en in noun-noun compounds, for example in aardbeienjam ‘strawberry jam’ is homophonous and homographic with the regular plural suffix -en. English, in contrast, has no such typical linking(More)
Creating compound nouns is the most productive process of Dutch morphology, with an interesting pattern of form variation. For instance, staat 'nation' simply combines with kunde 'art' (staatkunde 'political science, statesmanship'), but needs a linking element s or en to form staatsschuld 'national debt' and statenbond 'confederation'. Previous research(More)