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  1. Number as a cognitive technology: Evidence from Pirahã language and cognition.Michael C. Frank, Daniel L. Everett, Evelina Fedorenko & Edward Gibson - 2008 - Cognition 108 (3):819-824.
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    Linguistic complexity: locality of syntactic dependencies.Edward Gibson - 1998 - Cognition 68 (1):1-76.
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    The communicative function of ambiguity in language.Steven T. Piantadosi, Harry Tily & Edward Gibson - 2012 - Cognition 122 (3):280-291.
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    Lossy‐Context Surprisal: An Information‐Theoretic Model of Memory Effects in Sentence Processing.Richard Futrell, Edward Gibson & Roger P. Levy - 2020 - Cognitive Science 44 (3).
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    Info/information theory: Speakers choose shorter words in predictive contexts.Kyle Mahowald, Evelina Fedorenko, Steven T. Piantadosi & Edward Gibson - 2013 - Cognition 126 (2):313-318.
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    Consequences of the serial nature of linguistic input for sentenial complexity.Daniel Grodner & Edward Gibson - 2005 - Cognitive Science 29 (2):261-290.
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    Wordform Similarity Increases With Semantic Similarity: An Analysis of 100 Languages.Isabelle Dautriche, Kyle Mahowald, Edward Gibson & Steven T. Piantadosi - 2017 - Cognitive Science:2149-2169.
    Although the mapping between form and meaning is often regarded as arbitrary, there are in fact well-known constraints on words which are the result of functional pressures associated with language use and its acquisition. In particular, languages have been shown to encode meaning distinctions in their sound properties, which may be important for language learning. Here, we investigate the relationship between semantic distance and phonological distance in the large-scale structure of the lexicon. We show evidence in 100 languages from a (...)
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    The influence of referential processing on sentence complexity.Tessa Warren & Edward Gibson - 2002 - Cognition 85 (1):79-112.
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    Accommodating Presuppositions Is Inappropriate in Implausible Contexts.Raj Singh, Evelina Fedorenko, Kyle Mahowald & Edward Gibson - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (3):607-634.
    According to one view of linguistic information, a speaker can convey contextually new information in one of two ways: by asserting the content as new information; or by presupposing the content as given information which would then have to be accommodated. This distinction predicts that it is conversationally more appropriate to assert implausible information rather than presuppose it. A second view rejects the assumption that presuppositions are accommodated; instead, presuppositions are assimilated into asserted content and both are correspondingly open to (...)
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    Words cluster phonetically beyond phonotactic regularities.Isabelle Dautriche, Kyle Mahowald, Edward Gibson, Anne Christophe & Steven T. Piantadosi - 2017 - Cognition 163 (C):128-145.
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    Word Forms Are Structured for Efficient Use.Kyle Mahowald, Isabelle Dautriche, Edward Gibson & Steven T. Piantadosi - 2018 - Cognitive Science 42 (8):3116-3134.
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    Extraction from subjects: Differences in acceptability depend on the discourse function of the construction.Anne Abeillé, Barbara Hemforth, Elodie Winckel & Edward Gibson - 2020 - Cognition 204 (C):104293.
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    Processing relative clauses in Chinese.Franny Hsiao & Edward Gibson - 2003 - Cognition 90 (1):3-27.
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    Recency preference in the human sentence processing mechanism.Edward Gibson, Neal Pearlmutter, Enriqueta Canseco-Gonzalez & Gregory Hickok - 1996 - Cognition 59 (1):23-59.
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    Communication efficiency of color naming across languages provides a new framework for the evolution of color terms.Bevil R. Conway, Sivalogeswaran Ratnasingam, Julian Jara-Ettinger, Richard Futrell & Edward Gibson - 2020 - Cognition 195 (C):104086.
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    The processing of extraposed structures in English.Roger Levy, Evelina Fedorenko, Mara Breen & Edward Gibson - 2012 - Cognition 122 (1):12-36.
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    Comprehenders model the nature of noise in the environment.Rachel Ryskin, Richard Futrell, Swathi Kiran & Edward Gibson - 2018 - Cognition 181 (C):141-150.
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    How do you know that? Automatic belief inferences in passing conversation.Paula Rubio-Fernández, Francis Mollica, Michelle Oraa Ali & Edward Gibson - 2019 - Cognition 193 (C):104011.
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  19. Infants' ability to connect gaze and emotional expression to intentional action.Trey Hedden, Jun Zhang, Annt Phillips, Henry M. Wellman, Elizabeth S. Spelke, Tessa Warren & Edward Gibson - 2002 - Cognition 85 (1):53-78.
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    Reading relative clauses in English.Edward Gibson, Timothy Desmet, Daniel Grodner, Duane Watson & Kara Ko - 2005 - Cognitive Linguistics 16 (2):313-353.
    Two self-paced reading experiments investigated several factors that influence the comprehension complexity of singly-embedded relative clauses (RCs) in English. Three factors were manipulated in Experiment 1, resulting in three main effects. First, object-extracted RCs were read more slowly than subject-extracted RCs, replicating previous work. Second, RCs that were embedded within the sentential complement of a noun were read more slowly than comparable RCs that were not embedded in this way. Third, and most interestingly, object-modifying RCs were read more slowly than (...)
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    An On‐Line Study of Japanese Nesting Complexity.Kentaro Nakatani & Edward Gibson - 2010 - Cognitive Science 34 (1):94-112.
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    Direct Evidence of Memory Retrieval as a Source of Difficulty in Non-Local Dependencies in Language.Evelina Fedorenko, Rebecca Woodbury & Edward Gibson - 2013 - Cognitive Science 37 (2):378-394.
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    The Processing and Acquisition of Reference.Edward Gibson & Neal J. Pearlmutter (eds.) - 2011 - MIT Press.
    How people refer to objects in the world, how people comprehend reference, and how children acquire an understanding of and an ability to use reference.
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  24. Processing Relative Clauses in Supportive Contexts.Evelina Fedorenko, Steve Piantadosi & Edward Gibson - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (3):471-497.
    Results from two self-paced reading experiments in English are reported in which subject- and object-extracted relative clauses (SRCs and ORCs, respectively) were presented in contexts that support both types of relative clauses (RCs). Object-extracted versions were read more slowly than subject-extracted versions across both experiments. These results are not consistent with a decay-based working memory account of dependency formation where the amount of decay is a function of the number of new discourse referents that intervene between the dependents (Gibson, 1998; (...)
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    The influence of contextual contrast on syntactic processing: evidence for strong-interaction in sentence comprehension.Daniel Grodner, Edward Gibson & Duane Watson - 2005 - Cognition 95 (3):275-296.
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    Poor writing, not specialized concepts, drives processing difficulty in legal language.Eric Martínez, Francis Mollica & Edward Gibson - 2022 - Cognition 224 (C):105070.
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    Cross-linguistic gestures reflect typological universals: A subject-initial, verb-final bias in speakers of diverse languages.Richard Futrell, Tina Hickey, Aldrin Lee, Eunice Lim, Elena Luchkina & Edward Gibson - 2015 - Cognition 136 (C):215-221.
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    The cultural origins of symbolic number.David M. O'Shaughnessy, Edward Gibson & Steven T. Piantadosi - 2022 - Psychological Review 129 (6):1442-1456.
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  29. 9. How recursive is language? A Bayesian exploration.Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Edward Gibson & Terry Regier - 2010 - In Harry van der Hulst (ed.), Recursion and Human Language. De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 159-176.
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    Quantitative Standards for Absolute Linguistic Universals.Steven T. Piantadosi & Edward Gibson - 2014 - Cognitive Science 38 (4):736-756.
    Absolute linguistic universals are often justified by cross-linguistic analysis: If all observed languages exhibit a property, the property is taken to be a likely universal, perhaps specified in the cognitive or linguistic systems of language learners and users. In many cases, these patterns are then taken to motivate linguistic theory. Here, we show that cross-linguistic analysis will very rarely be able to statistically justify absolute, inviolable patterns in language. We formalize two statistical methods—frequentist and Bayesian—and show that in both it (...)
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  31. Constraints on sentence processing.Edward Gibson & Neal J. Pearlmutter - 1998 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2 (7):262-268.
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    Structural priming is most useful when the conclusions are statistically robust.Kyle Mahowald, Ariel James, Richard Futrell & Edward Gibson - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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    A verb-frame frequency account of constraints on long-distance dependencies in English.Yingtong Liu, Rachel Ryskin, Richard Futrell & Edward Gibson - 2022 - Cognition 222 (C):104902.
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    Interpretative and post-interpretative processes in sentence comprehension.Edward Gibson & Rose Roberts - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (1):100-101.
    We discuss several issues raised by Caplan & Waters's distinction between interpretative and post-interpretative processes in sentence comprehension, including the nature and properties of the two systems, problems with measuring their respective capacities, and the relationship between the hypothesized separate-language-interpretation-resource (SLIR) and the general verbal working memory system that supports post-interpretive processing.
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  35. Parsing: overview.Florian Wolf & Edward Gibson - 2003 - In L. Nadel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group.
     
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    Word Order Predicts Cross‐Linguistic Differences in the Production of Redundant Color and Number Modifiers.Sarah A. Wu & Edward Gibson - 2021 - Cognitive Science 45 (1):e12934.
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    A noisy-channel approach to depth-charge illusions.Yuhan Zhang, Rachel Ryskin & Edward Gibson - 2023 - Cognition 232 (C):105346.
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