Peter W. Culicover

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The results of several self-paced reading and eye-tracking studies (e.g., Pickering and Traxler, 2003) have been interpreted to suggest that readers do not use verb subcategorization preference as an early means for completing unbounded dependencies. Subsequent papers (e.g., Arai and Keller, 2013) have hypothesized that this finding may actually be due to(More)
Evidence for a domain-general mechanism underlying the suffixation preference in language Julie M. Hupp a; Vladimir M. Sloutsky b; Peter W. Culicover c a Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University-Newark, Newark, OH, USA b Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA c Department of(More)
First the notion "paraphrase" is defined, and then several different types of paraphrase are analyzed: transformational, attenuated, lexical, derivational, and real-world. Next, several different methods of retrieving information are discussed utilizing the notions of paraphrase defined previously. It is concluded that a combination keyword-keyphrase method(More)
What roles do syntax and semantics have in the grammar of a language? What are the consequences of these roles for syntactic structure, and why does it matter? We sketch the Simpler Syntax Hypothesis, which holds that much of the explanatory role attributed to syntax in contemporary linguistics is properly the responsibility of semantics. This rebalancing(More)
* We thank Jason Merchant, Katharina Schmeh, William Schuler, Vladimir Sloutsky, Ivan Sag, Mike Harnish, Michael Rochemont, Robert Stainton, Caroline Heycock, Eva Wittenberg, Anita Peti-Stantić, Neil Cohn, Naomi Berlove, Chelsey Ott, Greg Carlson, Shana Poplack, Dedre Gentner, and several anonymous referees for their comments and suggestions. RJ is hugely(More)
Besides the canonical Subject–I–VP structure, English has several inversion constructions in which the subject follows the inflected verb. The most familiar is Subject Auxiliary Inversion (SAI) which is analyzed as an instance of Head Movement (I–to–C-movement across the subject) in the generative tradition. In this paper we investigate Comparative(More)