Dr Lauren Ackerman
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PhD, Northwestern University: Influences on Parsing Ambiguity
MA, Northwestern University: How the prosody of center-embedded sentences relates to their structure
BA, Boston University: The effect of linguistic environment on vowels sung at high pitches
ResearchMy research examines how the real-time representation of syntactic structure is influenced by (at least two) sources of information. Those two sources are: (1) prosody, and in particular, prosodic boundaries that are typically associated with syntactic clause boundaries; and (2) observed, deduced, or assumed information about the gender of human referents in the sentence, in particular exploring variation associated with the comprehender’s (reader’s or listener’s) exposure to and experience with people who are of a nonbinary gender.
- Ackerman L, Frazier M, Yoshida M. Resumptive Pronouns Can Ameliorate Illicit Island Extractions. Linguistic Inquiry 2017. In Press.