Grammatical Approaches to Language Processing

Essays in Honor of Lyn Frazier

  • Katy Carlson
  • Charles Clifton, Jr.
  • Janet Dean Fodor

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Charles Clifton Jr., Brian Dillon, Adrian Staub
    Pages 1-10
  3. Janet Dean Fodor, Benjamin Macaulay, Danielle Ronkos, Tally Callahan, Tyler Peckenpaugh
    Pages 11-28
  4. Amy J. Schafer, Amber Camp, Hannah Rohde, Theres Grüter
    Pages 29-44
  5. Margaret Grant, Sonia Michniewicz, Jessica Rett
    Pages 93-125
  6. Irina A. Sekerina, Anna K. Laurinavichyute, Olga Dragoy
    Pages 147-165
  7. Britta Stolterfoht, Holger Gauza, Melanie Störzer
    Pages 225-240
  8. Janet Randall
    Pages 275-308
  9. Irina A. Sekerina, Anna K. Laurinavichyute, Olga Dragoy
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book contains papers that were written to honor Professor Lyn Frazier on the occasion of her retirement from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Some were presented at the Lynschrift on May 19-20, 2018; others were written especially for this volume. The papers report original research on, or research-based theoretical analyses of, several of the domains that Professor Frazier contributed to during her career. The volume begins with a brief overview of Professor Frazier’s research contributions and an appreciation of the contributions she has made to the field of psycholinguistics and to her students and colleagues. The next several chapters discuss the roles that prosody plays in language processing, and the volume continues with chapters on the topic that established Professor Frazier as a major psycholinguistic theorist, syntactic processing. The volume then explores the roles semantics and pragmatics play in language comprehension, and concludes with reports of applications and extensions of research on language processing. All chapters were contributed by current and former students and colleagues of Professor Frazier in gratitude for the impact she has had on their lives and careers.


Psycholinguistics Sentence processing Semantics and pragmatics Prosody in language processing Discourse structure in online processing Semantic garden-paths

Editors and affiliations

  • Katy Carlson
    • 1
  • Charles Clifton, Jr.
    • 2
  • Janet Dean Fodor
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EnglishMorehead State UniversityMoreheadUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychological and Brain SciencesUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Linguistics Program, The Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew York CityUSA

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