The use of lexical and syntactic information in language production: Evidence from the priming of noun-phrase structure

  title={The use of lexical and syntactic information in language production: Evidence from the priming of noun-phrase structure},
  author={Alexandra A. Cleland and Martin John Pickering},
  journal={Journal of Memory and Language},
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