Hubert Haider

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The analysis has benefited immensely from discussions with, and (often extensive) comments from, the following colleagues: and Wuppertaler Linguistisches Kolloquium. I owe a particular debt to Alan Prince and Paul Smolensky, for their extremely generous contributions to this work, and to Vieri Samek-Lodovici for his invaluable scrutiny of the manuscript.(More)
This paper tests the hypothesis that young children have a maturational difficulty with A-chain formation. In particular, we examine whether children represent unaccusative verbs in an adult-like fashion, employing an A-chain. We report the results of a test of children's performance on the genitive of negation construction in Russian -a construction in(More)
In this study we will give an overview of the experimental work on the neuroanatomical correlates of language and speech production that we have done in recent years. First we will introduce the methodology of event-related functional magnetic neuro-imaging and the experimental paradigm that we employed. Then we will present and discuss the results of our(More)
We present a new analysis technique for EEG research on language comprehension, which dissociates superficially indistinguishable event-related potential (ERP) components. A frequency-based analysis differentiated between two apparently identical but functionally distinct N400 effects in terms of activity in separable frequency bands, and whether the(More)
Two experiments with 79 monolingual German speaking children between 2.5 and 4.5 years showed a consistent developmental gap between children's memory/inference of what someone wanted and what someone wrongly said or thought. For instance, when John is still playing and mother says, "John should be going to bed," more than 70% answered correctly that mother(More)
This paper shows that a version of the Condition on Extraction Domain (CED; Huang (1982)) can be derived from the Phase Impenetrability Condition (PIC; Chomsky (2001; 2008) if the following assumptions are made: (i) All syntactic operations are driven by features of lexical items. (ii) These features are ordered on lexical items. (iii) All phrases are(More)
We address the possibility of combining the results from hemodynamic and electrophysiological methods for the study of cognitive processing of language. The hemodynamic method we use is Event-Related fMRI, and the electrophysiological method measures Event-Related Band Power (ERBP) of the EEG signal. The experimental technique allows us to approach the(More)
Order preservation effects are documented with a number of movement operations in various languages, among them wh-movement in English (superiority), multiple wh-movement in Bulgarian, object shift in Danish and Icelandic, pronoun fronting in German, Case-driven NP raising in English, and quantifier raising in German. Beginning with Lakoff (1971), several(More)