Charles Clifton, Jr.


Labpage

Publications (including selected publications by other lab members)

Links to appendices and lists of materials.

1993-1995

Birch, S., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1995) Focus, accent, and argument structure: Effects on language comprehension. Language and Speech, 33, 365-391.
Carreiras, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1993). Relative clause interpretation preferences in Spanish and English. Language and Speech, 36, 353-372.
Clifton, C., Jr. (1993). Thematic roles in sentence parsing. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 47, 222-246.
Frazier, L. (1993). Processing Dutch sentence structures. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 22, 85-108
Frazier, L. (1995). The uncertainty principle: A reply to Kempen. Cognition, 55, 219-221.
Frazier, L. (1995). Constraint satisfaction as a theory of sentence processing. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 24, 437-468.
Frazier, L. (1995). Representational issues in psycholinguistics. In J. L. Miller and P. D. Eimas (Eds.), Handbook of perception and cognition, Vol 11: Speech, language, and communication. New York: Academic Press.
Frazier, L., d'Arcais, G. B., & Coolen, R. (1993). Processing discontinuous words: On the interface between lexical and syntactic processing. Cognition, 47, 219-249.
Frazier, L., & McNamara, P. (1995). Favor referential representations. Brain and Language, 49, 224-240.
Gilboy, E., Sopena, J., Clifton, C., Jr., & Frazier, L. (1995). Argument structure and association preferences in Spanish and English complex noun phrases. Cognition, 54, 131-167.
Kennison, S. M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1995). Determinants of parafoveal preview benefit in high and low working memory capacity readers: Implications for eye movement control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 21, 68-81.

1996

Frazier, L, & Clifton, C., Jr. (1996). Construal. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Frazier, L., Plunkett, B., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1996). Reconstruction and scope. In M. Dickey and S. Tunstall (Eds). University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 19. Amherst, MA: Department of Linguistics. Pp 239-260.
Schafer, A., Carter, J., Clifton, C., Jr., & Frazier, L. (1996) Focus in relative clause construal. Language and Cognitive Processes, 11, 135-163.

1997

Clifton, C., Jr., Kennison, S., & Albrecht, J. (1997). Reading the words her, his, him: Implications for parsing principles based on frequency and structure. Journal of Memory and Language, 36, 276-292.
Frazier, L., & Clifton Jr, C. (1997). Construal: Overview, motivation, and some new evidence. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 26(3), 277-297.
Koh, S. (1997). The resolution of the dative NP ambiguity in Korean. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 26, 265-273.

1998

Albrecht, J. E., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1998). Accessing singular antecedents in conjoined phrases. Memory & Cognition, 26, 599-610.
Adams, B. A., Clifton, C., Jr., & Mitchell, D. C. (1998) Lexical guidance in sentence processing? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 5, 265-270.
Frazier, L. (1998). Getting there (slowly). Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 28, 123-146.
Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1998) Comprehension of sluiced sentences. Language and Cognitive Processes, 13, 499-520.
Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1998) Sentence reanalysis, and visibility. In J. D. Fodor & F. Ferreira (eds.), Reanalysis in sentence processing (pp 143-176). Amsterdam: Kluwer.
Speer, S. R., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1998). Plausibility and argument structure in sentence comprehension. Memory & Cognition, 26, 965-978.
Traxler, M., Pickering, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1998). Adjunct attachment is not a form of lexical ambiguity resolution. Journal of Memory and Language, 39, 558-592.

1999

Frazier, L. (1999). On sentence interpretation. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Carreiras, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (1999) Another word on parsing relative clauses: Eyetracking evidence from Spanish and English. Memory & Cognition, 27, 826-833.
Clifton, C., Jr., Cutler, A., McQueen, J. M., & van Ooijen, B. (1999). The processing of inflected forms (commentary on Clahsen et al.). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 1018-1019.
Clifton, C., Jr., Frazier, L., & Deevy, P. (1999). Feature manipulation in sentence comprehension. Rivista di Linguistica, 11, 11-39.
Kennnison, S. M. (1999). American English usage frequencies for noun phrase and tensed sentence complement-taking verbs.Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 28, 165-178.

2000

Cutler, A., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2000). Blueprint of the listener. In P. Hagoort & C. Brown (Editors), Neurocognition of language processing, pp 123-166. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Deevy, P. (2000). Agreement checking in comprehension: Evidence from relative clauses. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 29, 69-80.
Crocker, M. W., Pickering, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (Editors) (2000). Architectures and mechanisms for language comprehension. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Clifton, C., Jr. (2000). Evaluating models of human sentence processing. In M. Crocker, M. Pickering, & C. Clifton (eds.), Architectures and mechanisms for language comprehension (pp 31-55). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Pickering, M., Clifton, C., Jr., & Crocker, M. (2000). Architectures and mechanisms in language comprehension. In Crocker, M., Pickering, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (in press). Architectures and mechanisms for language comprehension (pp 1-28). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Traxler, M. J., Pickering, M. J., Clifton, C., Jr & van Gompel, R. (2000). Architectures and mechanisms for sentence processing: Is syntactic parsing a form of lexical ambiguity resolution? In M. D. Vincenzi & V. Lombardo (Eds.), Cross-Linguistic perspectives on language processing (pp. 149-174). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2000). On bound variable interpretations: The LF-Only hypothesis. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 29, 125-139.
Frazier, L. (2000). Minimal lowering. In Architecture and mechanisms of language processing, ed. M. Crocker, M. Pickering, J. C. Clifton, pp. 303-323.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Clifton, C., Jr., Bock, J., & Radó, J (2000). Effects of the focus particle "only" and intrinsic contrast on comprehension of reduced relative clauses. In A. Kennedy, R. Radach, D. Heller, & J. Pynte (Eds), Reading as a perceptual process, pp 591-620. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Schafer, A., Carlson, K., Clifton Jr., C., & Frazier, L. (2000). Focus and the interpretation of pitch accent: Disambiguating embedded questions. Language and Speech, 43, 75-105.
Bock, J. S., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2000). The role of salience in conceptual combination Memory & Cognition, 28, 1378-1386.
Frazier, L., Munn, A., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2000). Processing coordinate structures. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 29, 343-371.
Clifton, C., Jr. (2000). Psycholinguistics: Syntax and grammar. Encyclopedia of Psychology Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp 364-367

2001

Clifton, C., Jr., & Duffy, S. (2001). Sentence comprehension: Roles of linguistic structure. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 167-196.
Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2001). Parsing coordinates and ellipsis: Copy . Syntax, 4, 1-22.
Carlson, K., Clifton, C., Jr., & Frazier, L. (2001). Prosodic boundaries in adjunct attachment. Journal of Memory and Language, 45, 58-81.
Kennison, S. M. (2001). Limitations on the use of verb information during sentence comprehension. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 8, 132-137.
Clifton, C., Jr. (2001). Sentence comprehension, psychology of. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol 20 (pp 13911-13917), N. J. Smelser & P. B. Bates, Editor. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

2002
Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2002). Processing 'd-linked' phrases. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research., 31, 633-660.
Clifton, C., Jr., Carlson, K., & Frazier, L. (2002). Informative prosodic boundaries. Language and Speech, 45, 87-114.
Alonso-Ovalle, L, Fernández-Solera, S., Frazier, L., & Clifton, C. Jr. (2002). Null versus overt pronouns and the Topic-Focus articulation in Spanish. Rivista Linguistica/Italian Journal of Linguistics, 14, 151-170.
Rayner, K., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2002). Language processing. In D. Medin (Volume Editor) Stevens Handbook of Experimental Psychology, Third Edition: Volume 2, Memory and Cognitive Processes (pp 261-316). New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Koh, S., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2002). Resolution of the antecedent of a plural pronoun: Ontological categories and predicate symmetry. Journal of Memory and Language, 46, 830-844.
Meseguer, E., Carreiras, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2002). Overt reanalysis strategies and eye movements during the reading of mild garden path sentences. Memory & Cognition, 30, 551-561.
Birch, S., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2002). Effects of varying focus and accenting of adjuncts on the comprehension of utterances. Journal of Memory and Language, 47, 571-588.

2003
Rayner, K., Juhasz, B., Ashby, J., & Clifton, C, Jr. (2003). Inhibition of saccade return in reading. Vision Research, 43, 1027-1034.
Clifton, C., Jr., Traxler, M. J. Mohamed, M. T., Williams, R. S., Morris, R. K, & Rayner, K. (2003). The use of thematic role information in parsing: Syntactic processing autonomy revisited. Journal of Memory and Language, 49, 317-334.
Kambe, G., Duffy, S. A., Clifton, C. Jr., Rayner, K. (2003). An eye movement contingent probe paradigm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 661-666.
Treiman, R., Clifton, C., Jr, Meyer, A. S., & Wurm, L. H. (2003). Language comprehension and production. Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, Volume 4: Experimental Psychology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pages 527-548.

2004
Carreiras, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2004). On the on-line study of language comprehension. In M. Carreiras and C. Clifton, Jr. (Eds) (2004). The on-line study of sentence comprehension: Eyetracking, ERP, and beyond. Brighton, UK: Psychology Press.
Frazier, L., Clifton, Cl, Jr., & Carlson, K. (2004) Don't break or do: Prosodic boundary preferences. Lingua, 114, 3-27.
Clifton, C., Jr., & Frazier, L. (2004). Should given information come before new? Yes and No. Memory & Cognition, 32, 886-895.

2005
Frazier, L., Clifton, C. Jr., & Carlson, K. (2005) Focus and VP ellipsis. In Shigeto Kawahara (Ed), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 30, pp 32-51. (Tech report series).
Frazier, L., Clifton, C., Jr., Rayner, K., Deevy, P., & Koh, S. (2005). Interface problems: Processing sentences in context. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 34, 201-231.
Ashby, J., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2005) The prosodic property of lexical stress affects eye movements in silent reading: Evidence from eye movements. Cognition, 96, B89-B100.
Ashby, J., Rayner, K., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2005). Eye movements of highly skilled and average readers: Differential effects of frequency and predictability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58A, 1065-1086.
Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2005). The syntax-discourse divide. Syntax, 8, 154-207.

2006
Clifton, C., Jr., Fanselow, G., & Frazier, L. (2006) Amnestying Superiority Violations: Processing Multiple Questions. Linguistic Inquiry, 37, 51-68.
Staub, A., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2006). Syntactic prediction in language comprehension: Evidence from either....or Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 32, 425-436.
Staub, A., Clifton, C., Jr., & Frazier, L. (2006). Heavy NP shift is the parser's last resort: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Memory and Language, 54, 389-406.
Arregui, A., Clifton, C., Jr., Frazier, L., & Moulton, K. (2006). Processing Elided VPs with Flawed Antecedents: the recycling Hypothesis. Journal of Memory and Language, 55, 232-246.
Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2006). Ellipsis and discourse coherence. Linguistics and Philosophy, 29, 315-346.
Frazier, L., Carlson, K., & Clifton, C., Jr.. (2006). Prosody is central to language comprehension. Trends in Cogntive Science, 10, 244-249.
Clifton, C., Jr., Frazier, L., & Carlson, K. (2006). Tracking the What and Why of Speakers' Choices: Prosodic Boundaries and the Length of Constituents. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 854-861.

2007
Frazier, L., Clifton, C., Jr., & Carlson, K. (2007). Focus and VP ellipsis. Language and Speech, 50, 1-21.
Clifton, C., Jr., Staub, A., & Rayner, K. (2007). Eye movements in reading words and sentences. Invited chapter, in R. Van Gompel, M. Fisher, W. Murray, and R. L. Hill (Eds.) Eye movement research: A window on mind and brain. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd. Pp. 341-372.
Stolterfoht, B., Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2007) Adverbs and sentence topics in processing English. In S. Featherston and W. Sternfeld (Eds), Roots: Linguistics in search of its evidential base. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, pp 361-374.

2008
Swets, B., Desmet, T., Clifton, C. Jr., & Ferreira, F. (2008). Underspecification of syntactic ambiguities: Evidence from self-paced reading. Memory & Cognition , 36, 201-216.
Frazier, L., Clifton, C. J., & Stolterfoht, B. (2008). Scale structure: Processing minimum standard and maximum standard adjectives. Cognition, 106, 299-324.
Mohamed, M., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2008). Processing Inferential Causal Statements: Theoretical Refinements and the Role of Verb Type. Discourse Processes, 45, 24-52.
Koh, S., Sanford, A., Clifton, C., Jr., & Dawydiak, E. J. (2008). Good-enough representation in plural and singular pronominal reference: Modulating the Conjunction Cost In J.Gundel & N. Hedberg (Eds), Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp 123-142.
Clifton, C., Jr., & Staub, A. (2008). Parallelism and competition in syntactic ambiguity resolution. Language and Linguistics Compass, 2, 234-250

2009
Carlson, K., Dickey, M. W., Frazier, L., & Clifton, C. J. (2009). Information structure expectations in sentence comprehension. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 114-139.
Rayner, K., & Clifton, C., Jr. (2009). Language processing in reading and speech perception is fast and incremental: Implications for event potential related research. Biological Psychology, 80, 4-9

In press
Staub, A., & Clifton, C., Jr. (In press). Processing effects of an indeterminate future: Evidence from self-paced reading. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics. (Edited tech report)
Clifton, C., Jr., & Ashby, J. (In press). Language Comprehension. In. I. Weiner and E. Craighead (Eds), Corsini's Encyclopedia of Psychology. New York: Wiley.
Carlson, K., Frazier, L., & Clifton, C., Jr. (In press). How prosody constrains comprehension: A limited effect of prosodic packaging. Lingua
Clifton, C., Jr., & Frazier, L. (In press). Imperfect ellipsis: Antecedents beyond syntax? Syntax.
Chierchia, G., Frazier, L. & Clifton, C., Jr. (In press). When basic meanings are (not) enough:Processing scalar implicatures in adult comprehension. M. Biezma, C. Davis & J. Harris (eds.) UMOP 39: Papers in Pragmatics. Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications.
Schwarz, F., Clifton, C. Jr., & Frazier, L. (In press). Focus, downward entailing contexts, and scalar implicatures. In J. Anderssen, K. Moulton, F. Schwarz and C. Ussery (eds.), Semantics and Processing (UMOP 37). Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications.
Carlson, K., Clifton, C. Jr., & Frazier, L. (In press). Non-local effects of prosodic boundaries. Memory & Cognition.
Panizza, D., Chierchia, G., & Clifton, C. Jr. (In press). On the role of entailment patterns and scalar implicatures in the processing of numerals. Journal of Memory and Language.
Carlson, K., Clifton, C., Jr., & Frazier, L. (In press). Intonational phrase boundaries: A puzzle. In T. Borowsky, S. Kawahara, T. Shinya and M. Sugahara (eds.), Prosody Matters: Essays in Honour of Elisabeth Selkirk. London: Equinox Publishing.


Links to materials and appendices

Carlson, Clifton, Frazier
Meseguer, Carreiras, Clifton
Carreiras and Clifton

Chuck Clifton's Home Page