Presentations


Francis, Elaine J., Charles Lam, Carol Chun Zheng, John Hitz, and Stephen Matthews. Resumptive pronouns and structural complexity in Cantonese relative clause production. Poster presented at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, OH, March 2014. Link to poster

Francis, Elaine J. and Laura A. Michaelis. Effects of weight and definiteness on speakers’ choice of clausal ordering in English. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America 2012 Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, January 2012. Extended Abstract

Francis*, Elaine J. and Laura A. Michaelis. Combining weight and discourse factors to predict relative clause extraposition in English. Paper presented at the Conference on Competing Motivations, Leipzig, Germany, November 2010.

Francis, Elaine J. Grammatical weight and relative clause extraposition in English. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America 2009 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2009.

Francis, Elaine J. Constraining mismatch in grammar and in sentence comprehension: why linear order mismatches are more limited than constituent structure mismatches. Paper presented at the Pragmatics, Grammatical Interfaces, and Jerry Sadock Conference, University of Chicago, May 2008.

Francis, Elaine J. The effects of weight on the processing of Extraposition from NP in English. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America 2008 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 2008.

Francis, Elaine J. The role of default constructions in the processing of mismatch: the case of possessive free relatives. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: Workshop on Constructions and Grammatical Theory, Stanford, CA, July 2007.

Francis, Elaine J. and Stephen Matthews. Verb doubling facilitates sentence production in Cantonese. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America 2007 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, January 2007.

Francis, Elaine J. and Etsuyo Yuasa. A multi-modular approach to gradual change in grammaticalization. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America 2006 Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, January 2006.

Matthews, Stephen, Helen Hoi-Lam Ching, and Elaine J. Francis. A processing advantage for topicalization in Cantonese. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America 2006 Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, January 2006.








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