The representation of lexical and syntactic information in bilinguals: Evidence from syntactic priming

  title={The representation of lexical and syntactic information in bilinguals: Evidence from syntactic priming},
  author={Sofie Schoonbaert and Robert J. Hartsuiker and Martin John Pickering},
  journal={Journal of Memory and Language},
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  • S. Gries
  • Linguistics, Psychology
    Journal of psycholinguistic research
  • 2005
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