• Antecedent accessibility and exceptional covariation: Evidence from Norwegian Donkey Pronouns 

      Kush, Dave Whitney; Eik, Ragnhild (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      It is generally assumed that interpreting a co-referential or a syntactically-bound pronoun requires retrieving a representation of its antecedent from memory. Donkey pronouns (e.g., Geach 1962) are pronouns that co-vary ...
    • Individual differences in decoding skill, print exposure, and cortical structure in young adults 

      Johns, Clinton L.; Jahn, Andrew A.; Jones, Hannah R.; Kush, Dave Whitney; Molfese, Peter J.; Van Dyke, Julie A.; Magnuson, James S.; Tabor, Whitney; Mencl, W. Einar; Shankweiler, Donald P.; Braze, David (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      This exploratory study investigated relations between individual differences in cortical grey matter structure and young adult readers’ cognitive profiles. Whole-brain analyses revealed neuroanatomical correlations with ...
    • Investigating variation in island effects: A case study of Norwegian extraction 

      Kush, Dave Whitney; Lohndal, Terje; Sprouse, Jonathan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      We present a series of large-scale formal acceptability judgment studies that explored Norwegian island phenomena in order to follow up on previous observations that speakers of Mainland Scandinavian languages like Norwegian ...
    • Looking forwards and backwards: The real-time processing of Strong and Weak Crossover 

      Kush, Dave Whitney; Lidz, Jeffrey; Phillips, Colin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      We investigated the processing of pronouns in Strong and Weak Crossover constructions as a means of probing the extent to which the incremental parser can use syntactic information to guide antecedent retrieval. In Experiment ...
    • On the Island Sensitivity of Topicalization in Norwegian: An Experimental Investigation 

      Kush, Dave Whitney; Lohndal, Terje; Sprouse, Jonathan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Mainland Scandinavian languages have been reported to allow movement from embedded questions, relative clauses, and complex NPs—domains commonly considered to be islands crosslinguistically. Yet in formal acceptability ...
    • Prominence-sensitive pronoun resolution: New evidence from the speed-accuracy tradeoff procedure 

      Kush, Dave Whitney; Johns, Clinton L.; Van Dyke, Julie A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Past studies have shown that antecedent prominence affects the processing of a pronoun, but these studies have used experimental methodologies that do not make it possible to determine at what stage(s) of pronominal ...
    • Variation in adjunct islands: The case of Norwegian 

      Bondevik, Ingrid; Kush, Dave Whitney; Lohndal, Terje (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Finite adjunct clauses are often assumed to be among the strongest islands for filler–gap dependency creation cross-linguistically, but Kush, Lohndal & Sprouse (2019) found experimental evidence suggesting that finite ...