Prof. Dr. Shravan Vasishth

Professor, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)331-977-2950 | Fax: - 2087 | Email: vasishth squiggle uni minus potsdam dot de
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Open access and transparency in research

We routinely release data and code with published papers (on osf and github); we have been systematically working towards achieving open access to our research since 2010. I signed the research transparency commitment on Sept 9 2015.

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Avetisyan, Serine, Lago, Sol, and Vasishth, Shravan. Does case marking affect agreement attraction in comprehension? Journal of Memory and Language, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2020.104087.
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Baayen, R. Harald, Vasishth, Shravan, Kliegl, Reinhold, and Bates, Douglas M. The cave of shadows: Addressing the human factor with generalized additive mixed models. Journal of Memory and Language, pages 206–234, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2016.11.006.
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Bartek, Brian, Lewis, Richard L., Vasishth, Shravan, and Smith, Mason. In search of on-line locality effects in sentence comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37(5):1178–1198, 2011.
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Beck, Sigrid and Vasishth, Shravan. Multiple focus. Journal of Semantics, 2009. URL: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~vasishth/pdfs/Beck-Vasishth-JoS2009.pdf.
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Boston, Marisa F., Hale, John T., Vasishth, Shravan, and Kliegl, Reinhold. Parallel processing and sentence comprehension difficulty. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26(3):301–349, 2011. URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01690965.2010.492228.
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Boston, Marisa Ferrara, Hale, John T., Patil, Umesh, Kliegl, Reinhold, and Vasishth, Shravan. Parsing costs as predictors of reading difficulty: An evaluation using the Potsdam Sentence Corpus. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 2(1):1–12, 2008.
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Burchert, Frank, Hanne, Sandra, and Vasishth, Shravan. Sentence comprehension disorders in aphasia: The concept of chance performance revisited. Aphasiology, 2012.
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Bürki, Audrey, Elbuy, Shereen, Madec, Sylvain, and Vasishth, Shravan. What did we learn from forty years of research on semantic interference? A Bayesian meta-analysis. Journal of Memory and Language, 2020.
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Drenhaus, Heiner, Zimmermann, Malte, and Vasishth, Shravan. Exhaustiveness effects in clefts are not truth-functional. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24:320–337, 2011.
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Engelmann, Felix, Jäger, Lena A., and Vasishth, Shravan. The effect of prominence and cue association in retrieval processes: A computational account. Cognitive Science, 2020. doi:10.1111/cogs.12800.
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Engelmann, Felix, Vasishth, Shravan, Engbert, Ralf, and Kliegl, Reinhold. A framework for modeling the interaction of syntactic processing and eye movement control. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5(3):452–474, 2013.
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Frank, Stefan L., Trompenaars, Thijs, and Vasishth, Shravan. Cross-linguistic differences in processing double-embedded relative clauses: Working-memory constraints or language statistics? Cognitive Science, 40:554–578, 2015. doi:10.1111/cogs.12247.
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Hanne, Sandra, Burchert, Frank, De Bleser, Ria, and Vasishth, Shravan. Sentence comprehension and morphological cues in aphasia: What eye-tracking reveals about integration and prediction. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 34:83–111, 2015.
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Hanne, Sandra, Burchert, Frank, and Vasishth, Shravan. On the nature of the subject-object asymmetry in wh-question comprehension in aphasia: Evidence from eye-tracking. Aphasiology, 2015.
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Hanne, Sandra, Sekerina, Irina, Vasishth, Shravan, Burchert, Frank, and Bleser, Ria De. Chance in agrammatic sentence comprehension: What does it really mean? Evidence from Eye Movements of German Agrammatic Aphasics. Aphasiology, 25:221–244, 2011.
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Hofmeister, Philip and Vasishth, Shravan. Distinctiveness and encoding effects in online sentence comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1–13, 2014. Article 1237. doi:doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01237.
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Husain, Samar, Vasishth, Shravan, and Srinivasan, Narayanan. Strong expectations cancel locality effects: Evidence from Hindi. PLoS ONE, 9(7):1–14, 2014.
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Husain, Samar, Vasishth, Shravan, and Srinivasan, Narayanan. Integration and prediction difficulty in Hindi sentence comprehension: Evidence from an eye-tracking corpus. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 8(2):1–12, 2015.
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Jäger, Lena A., Mertzen, Daniela, Van Dyke, Julie A., and Vasishth, Shravan. Interference patterns in subject-verb agreement and reflexives revisited: A large-sample study. Journal of Memory and Language, 2020. URL: https://psyarxiv.com/7c4gu/, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2019.104063.
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Jäger, Lena A., Benz, Lena, Roeser, Jens, Dillon, Brian W., and Vasishth, Shravan. Teasing apart retrieval and encoding interference in the processing of anaphors. Frontiers in Psychology, 2015. URL: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00506/abstract, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00506.
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Jäger, Lena A., Chen, Zhong, Li, Qiang, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, and Vasishth, Shravan. The subject-relative advantage in Chinese: Evidence for expectation-based processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 79–80:97–120, 2015.
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Jäger, Lena A., Engelmann, Felix, and Vasishth, Shravan. Retrieval interference in reflexive processing: Experimental evidence from Mandarin, and computational modeling. Frontiers in Psychology, 2015. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00617.
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Jäger, Lena A., Engelmann, Felix, and Vasishth, Shravan. Similarity-based interference in sentence comprehension: Literature review and Bayesian meta-analysis. Journal of Memory and Language, 94:316–339, 2017. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2017.01.004.
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Kentner, Gerrit and Vasishth, Shravan. Prosodic focus marking in silent reading: Effects of discourse context and rhythm. Frontiers in Psychology, 2016. Frontiers in Psychology. URL: http://www.frontiersin.org/language_sciences/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00319/abstract, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00319.
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Keshtiari, Niloofar and Vasishth, Shravan. Reactivation of antecedents by overt vs null pronouns: Evidence from Persian. Journal of Language Modelling, 1(2):243–266, 2013.
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Lewis, Richard L. and Vasishth, Shravan. An activation-based model of sentence processing as skilled memory retrieval. Cognitive Science, 29:1–45, 2005.
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Lewis, Richard L., Vasishth, Shravan, and Van~Dyke, Julie. Computational principles of working memory in sentence comprehension. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(10):447–454, 2006.
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Logačev, Pavel and Vasishth, Shravan. A multiple-channel model of task-dependent ambiguity resolution in sentence comprehension. Cognitive Science, 40:266–298, 2015.
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Logačev, Pavel and Vasishth, Shravan. Understanding underspecification: A comparison of two computational implementations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(5):996–1012, 2016. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2015.1134602.
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Matuschek, Hannes, Kliegl, Reinhold, Vasishth, Shravan, Baayen, R. Harald, and Bates, Douglas M. Balancing Type I Error and Power in Linear Mixed Models. Journal of Memory and Language, 94:305–315, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2017.01.001.
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McCurdy, Kate, Kentner, Gerrit, and Vasishth, Shravan. Implicit prosody and contextual bias in silent reading. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 6(2):1–17, 2013.
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Metzner, Paul, von der Malsburg, Titus, Vasishth, Shravan, and Rösler, Frank. Brain responses to world-knowledge violations: A comparison of stimulus- and fixation-triggered event-related potentials and neural oscillations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(5):1017–1028, 2014. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00731.
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Metzner, Paul, von der Malsburg, Titus, Vasishth, Shravan, and Rösler, Frank. The importance of reading naturally: Evidence from combined recordings of eye movements and electric brain potentials. Cognitive Science, 2016. doi:10.1111/cogs.12384.
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Mätzig, Paul, Vasishth, Shravan, Engelmann, Felix, Caplan, David, and Burchert, Frank. A computational investigation of sources of variability in sentence comprehension difficulty in aphasia. Topics in Cognitive Science, 10(1):161–174, 2018.
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Nicenboim, Bruno, Logačev, Pavel, Gattei, Carolina, and Vasishth, Shravan. When high-capacity readers slow down and low-capacity readers speed up: Working memory differences in unbounded dependencies. Frontiers in Psychology, 2016. Special Issue on Encoding and Navigating Linguistic Representations in Memory. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00280.
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Nicenboim, Bruno, Roettger, Timo B., and Vasishth, Shravan. Using meta-analysis for evidence synthesis: The case of incomplete neutralization in German. Journal of Phonetics, 70:39–55, 2018. URL: https://osf.io/g5ndw/, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2018.06.001.
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Nicenboim, Bruno and Vasishth, Shravan. Statistical methods for linguistic research: Foundational ideas – Part II. Language and Linguistics Compass, 10:591–613, 2016. doi:10.1111/lnc3.12207.
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Nicenboim, Bruno and Vasishth, Shravan. Models of retrieval in sentence comprehension: A computational evaluation using Bayesian hierarchical modeling. Journal of Memory and Language, 99:1–34, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2017.08.004.
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Nicenboim, Bruno, Vasishth, Shravan, Engelmann, Felix, and Suckow, Katja. Exploratory and confirmatory analyses in sentence processing: A case study of number interference in German. Cognitive Science, 2018. doi:10.1111/cogs.12589.
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Nicenboim, Bruno, Vasishth, Shravan, Kliegl, Reinhold, Gattei, Carolina, and Sigman, Mariano. Working memory differences in long distance dependency resolution. Frontiers in Psychology, 2015. URL: http://bit.ly/Nicenboim2015.
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Nicenboim, Bruno, Vasishth, Shravan, and Rösler, Frank. Are words pre-activated probabilistically during sentence comprehension? evidence from new data and a Bayesian random-effects meta-analysis using publicly available data. Neuropsychologia, 2020. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107427.
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Paape, Dario, Hemforth, Barbara, and Vasishth, Shravan. Processing of ellipsis with garden-path antecedents in French and German: Evidence from eye tracking. PLoS ONE, 2018. URL: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198620.
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Paape, Dario, Nicenboim, Bruno, and Vasishth, Shravan. Does antecedent complexity affect ellipsis processing? An empirical investigation. Glossa, 2017. URL: https://www.glossa-journal.org/articles/abstract/10.5334/gjgl.290/.
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Paape, Dario and Vasishth, Shravan. Local coherence and preemptive digging-in effects in German. Language and Speech, 59:387–403, 2016.
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Paape, Dario, Vasishth, Shravan, and von der Malsburg, Titus. Quadruplex negatio invertit? The on-line processing of depth charge sentences. Journal of Semantics, 2020. Accepted.
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Patil, Umesh, Hanne, Sandra, Burchert, Frank, Bleser, Ria De, and Vasishth, Shravan. A computational evaluation of sentence comprehension deficits in aphasia. Cognitive Science, 40:5–50, 2016. doi:10.1111/cogs.12250.
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Patil, Umesh, Kentner, Gerrit, Gollrad, Anja, Kügler, Frank, Féry, Caroline, and Vasishth, Shravan. Focus, word order and intonation in Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 1(1):55–72, October 2008. URL: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~vasishth/pdfs/Patil-Kentner-Gollrad-Kuegler-Fery-VasishthJSAL2008.pdf.
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Patil, Umesh, Vasishth, Shravan, and Lewis, Richard L. Retrieval interference in syntactic processing: The case of reflexive binding in English. Frontiers in Psychology, 2016. Special Issue on Encoding and Navigating Linguistic Representations in Memory. doi:http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00329/full.
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Rabe, Maximilian, Vasishth, Shravan, Hohenstein, Sven, Kliegl, Reinhold, and Schad, Daniel. Hypr: An R package for hypothesis-driven contrast coding. Journal of Open Source Software, 2020. doi:10.21105/joss.02134.
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Safavi, Molood Sadat, Husain, Samar, and Vasishth, Shravan. Dependency resolution difficulty increases with distance in Persian separable complex predicates: implications for expectation and memory-based accounts. Frontiers in Psychology, 2016.
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Schad, Daniel J., Betancourt, Michael, and Vasishth, Shravan. Towards a principled Bayesian workflow: A tutorial for cognitive science. Psychological Methods, 2020. In Press.
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Schad, Daniel J., Vasishth, Shravan, Hohenstein, Sven, and Kliegl, Reinhold. How to capitalize on a priori contrasts in linear (mixed) models: A tutorial. Journal of Memory and Language, 2020. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2019.104038.
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Sorensen, Tanner, Hohenstein, Sven, and Vasishth, Shravan. Bayesian linear mixed models using Stan: A tutorial for psychologists, linguists, and cognitive scientists. Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 12(3):175–200, 2016. URL: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~vasishth/statistics/BayesLMMs.html.
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Vasishth, S. Discourse context and word order preferences in Hindi. Yearbook of South Asian Languages, pages 113–127, 2004. URL: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~vasishth/pdfs/Vasishth2004YearbookSAL.pdf.
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Vasishth, Shravan. Word order, negation, and negative polarity in Hindi. Research on Language and Computation, 2002. URL: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~vasishth/pdfs/VasishthRLC04.pdf.
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Vasishth, Shravan. Planned experiments and corpus based research play a complementary role: Comment on “Dependency distance: a new perspective on syntactic patterns in natural languages” by Liu et al. Physics of Life Reviews, pages ??, 2017.
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Vasishth, Shravan. Using Approximate Bayesian Computation for estimating parameters in the cue-based retrieval model of sentence processing. MethodsX, 2020.
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Vasishth, Shravan, Bruessow, Sven, Lewis, Richard L., and Drenhaus, Heiner. Processing polarity: How the ungrammatical intrudes on the grammatical. Cognitive Science, 32(4):685–712, 2008.
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Vasishth, Shravan, Chen, Zhong, Li, Qiang, and Guo, Gueilan. Processing Chinese relative clauses: Evidence for the subject-relative advantage. PLoS ONE, 8(10):1–14, 10 2013.
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Vasishth, Shravan and Drenhaus, Heiner. Locality in German. Dialogue and Discourse, 1:59–82, 2011.
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Vasishth, Shravan and Lewis, Richard L. Argument-head distance and processing complexity: Explaining both locality and antilocality effects. Language, 82(4):767–794, 2006.
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Vasishth, Shravan, Mertzen, Daniela, Jäger, Lena A., and Gelman, Andrew. The statistical significance filter leads to overoptimistic expectations of replicability. Journal of Memory and Language, 103:151–175, 2018. URL: https://osf.io/eyphj/, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2018.07.004.
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Vasishth, Shravan and Nicenboim, Bruno. Statistical methods for linguistic research: Foundational ideas – Part I. Language and Linguistics Compass, 10(8):349–369, 2016.
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Vasishth, Shravan, Nicenboim, Bruno, Beckman, Mary E., Li, Fangfang, and Kong, Eun Jong. Bayesian data analysis in the phonetic sciences: A tutorial introduction. Journal of Phonetics, 71:141–161, 2018. URL: https://osf.io/g4zpv/, doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2018.07.008.
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Vasishth, Shravan, Nicenboim, Bruno, Engelmann, Felix, and Burchert, Frank. Computational models of retrieval processes in sentence processing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23:968–982, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.09.003.
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Vasishth, Shravan, Shaher, Rukshin, and Srinivasan, Narayanan. The role of clefting, word order and given-new ordering in sentence comprehension: Evidence from Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 2012.
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Vasishth, Shravan, Suckow, Katja, Lewis, Richard L., and Kern, Sabine. Short-term forgetting in sentence comprehension: Crosslinguistic evidence from head-final structures. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25:533–567, 2011.
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Vasishth, Shravan, von~der~Malsburg, Titus, and Engelmann, Felix. What eye movements can tell us about sentence comprehension. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, pages 125–134, 2012.
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von der Malsburg, Titus, Kliegl, Reinhold, and Vasishth, Shravan. Determinants of scanpath regularity in reading. Cognitive Science, 39(7):1675–1703, 2015. doi:10.1111/cogs.12208.
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von der Malsburg, Titus and Vasishth, Shravan. Scanpaths reveal syntactic underspecification and reanalysis strategies. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28(10):1545–1578, 2013. URL: 10.1080/01690965.2012.728232.
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Wu, Fuyun, Kaiser, Elsi, and Vasishth, Shravan. Effects of early cues on the processing of Chinese relative clauses: Evidence for experience-based theories. Cognitive Science, 2017.
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von~der~Malsburg, Titus and Vasishth, Shravan. What is the scanpath signature of syntactic reanalysis? Journal of Memory and Language, 65:109–127, 2011.