Markus Steinbach

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Models of language processing in the human brain often emphasize the prediction of upcoming input-for example in order to explain the rapidity of language understanding. However, the precise mechanisms of prediction are still poorly understood. Forward models, which draw upon the language production system to set up expectations during comprehension,(More)
The first version of this article (Müller (1997b)) was written during my stay at Potsdam University in the winter of 1996/1997, and I am grateful to the Innovationskolleg " Formale Modelle kognitiver Komplexität " for its generous support. Abstract: Order preservation effects are documented with a number of movement operations in various languages, among(More)
A psychophysical study of relative motion discrimination for six subjects monocularly enucleated within 24 months of birth showed no significant difference in their thresholds for detecting relative velocity when compared with age matched control subjects. The study however highlighted a bias for the control group, age matched normals, which is consistent(More)
The conversion of natural land cover into human-dominated cover types continues to be a change of global proportions with many unknown environmental consequences. Noteworthy conversions of this type include tree stand harvests in forested regions, urbanization , and agricultural intensifi cation in former woodland and natural grassland areas. Determining(More)
In volume 53 of Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax, a paper by Hans-Martin Gärtner and Markus Steinbach was published, entitled ' Economy, Verb Second and the SVO-SOV distinction'. It contains a detailed discussion of the analysis of Germanic verb second phenomena presented in Zwart (1993a) (henceforth referred to as DS) and earlier work. Scattered(More)
English Crosslinguistically, transitive reflexive sentences in German can be subsumed under the notion of middle voice. Like corresponding constructions in Indo-European languages they are also ambiguous in German and yield a reflexive, middle, anticausative, and inherent reflexive interpretation. First, we give a detailed survey of the syntactic and(More)