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Research

Research at our top-ranked department spans syntax, semantics, phonology, language acquisition, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. 

Connections between our core competencies are strong, with theoretical, experimental and computational work typically pursued in tandem.

A network of collaboration at all levels sustains a research climate that is both vigorous and friendly. Here new ideas develop in conversation, stimulated by the steady activity of our labs and research groups, frequent student meetings with faculty, regular talks by local and invited scholars and collaborations with the broader University of Maryland language science community, the largest and most integrated language science research community in North America.

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On modularity and compilation in a government-binding parser

How to make a parser computationally efficient even when it is based on very general linguistic principles.

Linguistics

Non-ARHU Contributor(s): Paola Merlo
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How to make a parser computationally efficient even when it is based on very general linguistic principles.

On serial verb constructions

A dissertation on serial verbs in Chinese and elsewhere.

Linguistics

Non-ARHU Contributor(s): Daoping Wu
Dates:
A dissertation on serial verbs in Chinese and elsewhere.

Topics in the syntax of nonstandard English

A GB analysis of null copulas and negative concord in African American English.

Linguistics

Non-ARHU Contributor(s): Stefan Edmund Martin
Dates:
Discusses two cononical systactic phenomena of nonstandard English dialects: Pleonastic negation (e.g., He ain't got no mone) and null copula sentences (e.g., He sick) in terms of Government Binding Theory.