Publications


Francis, Elaine J. and Laura A. Michaelis. in press. Why move? How weight and discourse factors combine to predict relative clause extraposition in English. Competing Motivations in Grammar, Acquisition, and Usage, ed. by Edith Moravcsik, Andrej Malchukov, and Brian MacWhinney. Oxford University Press. Link

Francis, Elaine J. 2011. Constraining mismatch in grammar and in sentence comprehension: The role of default correspondences. Etsuyo Yuasa, Tista Bagchi, and Katharine Beals, eds. Pragmatics and Autolexical Grammar: In honor of Jerry Sadock, pp. 279-298. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Link

Francis, Elaine J., Stephen Matthews, Reace Wing Yan Wong, and Stella Wing Man Kwan. 2011. Effects of weight and syntactic priming on the production of Cantonese verb-doubling. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 40: 1-28. Link

Francis, Elaine J. 2010. Grammatical weight and relative clause extraposition in English. Cognitive Linguistics 21(1): 35-74. Link

Francis, Elaine J. and Etsuyo Yuasa. 2008. A multi-modular approach to gradual change in grammaticalization. Journal of Linguistics 44(1): 45-86. Link

Francis, Elaine J. 2007. The role of default constructions in the processing of mismatch: The case of possessive free relatives. Stefan Müller, ed. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: Workshop on Constructions and Grammatical Theory, 345-363. Stanford: CSLI Publications. Link

Francis, Elaine J. and Stephen Matthews. 2006. Categoriality and object extraction in Cantonese serial verb constructions. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 24: 751-801. Link








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