Structural priming: a critical review.

  title={Structural priming: a critical review.},
  author={Martin John Pickering and Victor S. Ferreira},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={134 3},
Repetition is a central phenomenon of behavior, and researchers have made extensive use of it to illuminate psychological functioning. In the language sciences, a ubiquitous form of such repetition is structural priming, a tendency to repeat or better process a current sentence because of its structural similarity to a previously experienced ("prime") sentence (J. K. Bock, 1986). The recent explosion of research in structural priming has made it the dominant means of investigating the processes… 

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Structure in language. Creating form in talk.
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    The American psychologist
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