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  • Flexible processing and the design of grammar. Journal of psycholinguistic research Sag, I. A., Wasow, T. 2015; 44 (1): 47-63

    Abstract

    We explore the consequences of letting the incremental and integrative nature of language processing inform the design of competence grammar. What emerges is a view of grammar as a system of local monotonic constraints that provide a direct characterization of the signs (the form-meaning correspondences) of a given language. This "sign-based" conception of grammar has provided precise solutions to the key problems long thought to motivate movement-based analyses, has supported three decades of computational research developing large-scale grammar implementations, and is now beginning to play a role in computational psycholinguistics research that explores the use of underspecification in the incremental computation of partial meanings.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10936-014-9332-4

    View details for PubMedID 25385276

  • The appeal of the PDC program. Frontiers in psychology Wasow, T. 2013; 4: 236-?

    View details for DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00236

    View details for PubMedID 23637692

  • The sociolinguistics of a short-lived innovation: Tracing the development of quotative all across spoken and internet newsgroup data LANGUAGE VARIATION AND CHANGE Buchstaller, I., Rickford, J. R., Traugott, E. C., Wasow, T., Zwicky, A. 2010; 22 (2): 191-219
  • Intensive and quotative all: Something old, something new AMERICAN SPEECH Rickford, J. R., Wasow, T., Zwicky, A., Buchstaller, I. 2007; 82 (1): 3-31
  • Intuitions in linguistic argumentation LINGUA Wasow, T., Arnold, J. 2005; 115 (11): 1481-1496
  • The puzzle of ambiguity 2nd Workshop on Morphology held in Memory of Steven G Lapointe Wasow, T., Perfors, A., Beaver, D. CSLI PUBL, CTR STUDY LANGUAGE INFORMATION. 2005: 265–282
  • Avoiding attachment ambiguities: The role of constituent ordering JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE Arnold, J. E., Wasow, T., Asudeh, A., Alrenga, P. 2004; 51 (1): 55-70
  • Domain minimization in English verb-particle constructions LANGUAGE Lohse, B., Hawkins, J. A., Wasow, T. 2004; 80 (2): 238-261
  • Heaviness vs. newness: The effects of structural complexity and discourse status on constituent ordering Meeting of the Linguistic-Society-of-America Arnold, J. E., Wasow, T., Losongco, A., Ginstrom, R. LINGUISTIC SOC AMER. 2000: 28–55
  • Repeating words in spontaneous speech COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Clark, H. H., Wasow, T. 1998; 37 (3): 201-242

    Abstract

    Speakers often repeat the first word of major constituents, as in, "I uh I wouldn't be surprised at that." Repeats like this divide into four stages: an initial commitment to the constituent (with "I"); the suspension of speech; a hiatus in speaking (filled with "uh"); and a restart of the constituent ("I wouldn't."). An analysis of all repeated articles and pronouns in two large corpora of spontaneous speech shows that the four stages reflect different principles. Speakers are more likely to make a premature commitment, immediately suspending their speech, as both the local constituent and the constituent containing it become more complex. They plan some of these suspensions from the start as preliminary commitments to what they are about to say. And they are more likely to restart a constituent the more their stopping has disrupted its delivery. We argue that the principles governing these stages are general and not specific to repeats.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000077736900001

    View details for PubMedID 9892548

  • End-weight from the speaker's perspective 9th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing Wasow, T. PLENUM PUBL CORP. 1997: 347–61
  • An optimality theoretic approach to variation in negative inversion in AAVE 23rd Annual Conference on New Ways of Analysing Variation Sells, P., Rickford, J., Wasow, T. SPRINGER. 1996: 591–627
  • SYNTACTIC VARIATION AND CHANGE IN PROGRESS - LOSS OF THE VERBAL CODA IN TOPIC-RESTRICTING AS FAR AS CONSTRUCTIONS LANGUAGE RICKFORD, J. R., MendozaDenton, N., WASOW, T. A., ESPINOZA, J. 1995; 71 (1): 102-131
  • IDIOMS LANGUAGE Nunberg, G., Sag, I. A., Wasow, T. 1994; 70 (3): 491-538
  • DEBATABLE CONSTRAINTS BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES Wasow, T. 1991; 14 (4): 636-636
  • WHY DEGREE-0 BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES Wasow, T. 1989; 12 (2): 361-362
  • THE WIZARDS OF LING NATURAL LANGUAGE & LINGUISTIC THEORY Wasow, T. 1985; 3 (4): 485-491
  • COORDINATION AND HOW TO DISTINGUISH CATEGORIES NATURAL LANGUAGE & LINGUISTIC THEORY Sag, I. A., GAZDAR, G., Wasow, T., Weisler, S. 1985; 3 (2): 117-171
  • COORDINATION AND TRANSFORMATIONAL-GRAMMAR LINGUISTIC INQUIRY GAZDAR, G., Pullum, G. K., Sag, I. A., Wasow, T. 1982; 13 (4): 663-677
  • CATEGORY AUX IN UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR LINGUISTIC INQUIRY AKMAJIAN, A., Steele, S. M., Wasow, T. 1979; 10 (1): 1-64
  • CONSTRAINING CLASS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LANGUAGES SYNTHESE Wasow, T. 1978; 39 (1): 81-104
  • REVIEW OF CONJECTURES AND REFUTATIONS IN SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS BY BRAME,MICHAEL,K LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS Wasow, T. 1977; 3 (4): 377-395
  • MORE ON HAVE GOT LINGUISTIC INQUIRY Wasow, T. 1977; 8 (4): 772-776
  • TASK-SPECIFICITY AND SPECIES-SPECIFICITY IN STUDY OF LANGUAGE - METHODOLOGICAL NOTE COGNITION Osherson, D. N., Wasow, T. 1976; 4 (2): 203-214
  • MCCAWLEY ON GENERATIVE SEMANTICS - REVIEW OF GRAMMAR AND MEANING BY MCCAWLEY,JD LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS Wasow, T. 1976; 2 (3): 279-301
  • CONSTITUENT STRUCTURE OF VP AND AUX AND POSITION OF VERB BE LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS AKMAJIAN, A., Wasow, T. 1975; 1 (3): 205-245
  • ANAPHORIC PRONOUNS AND BOUND VARIABLES LANGUAGE Wasow, T. 1975; 51 (2): 368-383