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How the brain processes complex words: an event-related potential study of German verb inflections.
Event-related brain potentials (ERPs) were recorded as German-speaking subjects read verbs in correct and incorrect participle forms. The critical words were presented in three different versions toExpand
Brain potentials indicate differences between regular and irregular German plurals
EVENT-RELATED brain potentials were recorded as 18 German-speaking subjects read sentences that contained as critical words German nouns in correct and incorrect plural forms. Two types of pluralsExpand
The Representation of Inflectional Morphology: Evidence from Broca's Aphasia
Dualistic models of inflection assume a qualitative distinction between affix-based regular forms and stored irregular forms, predicting that the two distinct mechanisms can be selectively affectedExpand
The Acquisition of Agreement Morphology and its Syntactic Consequences: New Evidence on German Child Language from the Simone-Corpus
The general background for our study is the hypothesis of Lexical Learning, i.e., the question in what ways the emergence of syntactic structure in child language is determined through theExpand
German Noun Plurals: A Challenge to the Dual-Mechanism Model
In this article, the authors test one of the central claims of the Dual-Mechanism Model (Pinker and Prince, 1994), that is, that regular inflection equals default inflection. Based on results from anExpand
Functional Categories in Early Child German
In this article, we study the representation of phrase structure in early child German through the investigation of extensive longitudinal data from 7 monolingual German-speaking children (ages 1;8Expand
Production and comprehension of wh-questions in German Broca's aphasia
We present data from three experiments testing the production and comprehension of wh-questions in nine German agrammatic Broca's aphasics, demonstrating that the CP layer can still be projected. Expand
Word Order in Sentence Processing: An Experimental Study of Verb Placement in German
We examine the question of whether the human comprehension device exhibits word-order preferences during on-line sentence comprehension. Expand