List of John Benjamins publications for which Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky plays a role.
Luigi piace a Laura? Electrophysiological evidence for thematic reanalysis with Italian dative object experiencer verbs. Structuring the Argument: Multidisciplinary research on verb argument structure, Bachrach, Asaf, Isabelle Roy and Linnaea Stockall (eds.), pp. 83–1182014.
The syntactic properties of psych verbs have been debated in theoretical linguistics since the seminal paper by Belletti and Rizzi (1988). However, surprisingly little is known about the neural processes underlying the comprehension of psych verb constructions. Here, we report an… read more | Article
Subjecthood in Chinese: Neurolinguistics meets typology. Increased Empiricism: Recent advances in Chinese Linguistics, Jing-Schmidt, Zhuo (ed.), pp. 23–482013.
The existence of subject-object asymmetry in Chinese is a point of controversy. From a UG perspective, the syntactic category of subject is invariably the same, while LaPolla (1990) argues that there is no such category in Chinese. This paper takes an intermediate position and starts out from the… read more | Article
Grammatical transitivity vs. interpretive distinctness: The case for a separation of two levels of representation that are often conflated. Transitivity: Form, Meaning, Acquisition, and Processing, Brandt, Patrick and Marco García García (eds.), pp. 161–1882010.
This chapter examines the role of transitivity in online language comprehension by means of an event-related brain potential (ERP) study on differential object marking in Hindi. Participants read sentences of the form NP1-NP2-Verb; NP1 always bore ergative case, whereas NP2 was either case-marked… read more | Article
Unmarked transitivity: A processing constraint on linking. Investigations of the Syntax–Semantics–Pragmatics Interface, Van Valin Jr., Robert D. (ed.), pp. 413–4342008.
Recent experimental evidence suggests that a prototypical concept of transitive events (“unmarked transitivity”), which has proven a useful descriptive notion in language typological research, also plays a crucial role during real time language comprehension. In this chapter, we review… read more | Article
Resolving complex anaphors: Evidence from online comprehension. Anaphors in Text: Cognitive, formal and applied approaches to anaphoric reference, Schwarz-Friesel, Monika, Manfred Consten and Mareile Knees (eds.), pp. 259–2782007.
This study investigates the question of whether the processing of complex anaphors require more cognitive effort than the processing of NP-anaphors. Complex anaphors refer to abstract objects which are not introduced as a noun phrase and bring about the creation of a new discourse referent. This… read more | Article