Maayan Keshev, M.Sc.

Former student at Dr. Aya Meltzer-Asscher's laboratory

Research project

During language comprehension, we frequently face long-distance dependencies, in which one constituent is dislocated from its canonical position. The processing of these dependencies requires robust encoding and maintenance to allow the association between the displaced element in its interpretation site (which appears late in the sentence). To mitigate this memory load, the human parser tries to actively the form the dependencies prior to unequivocal evidence of the proper interpretation site. In my research I try to test the way these incremental processes are (i) affected by unique grammatical properties of a language and (ii) constrained by other parsing resources as and working memory.