About this Research Topic
Agreement has been extensively investigated from a theoretical perspective, but also from the point of view of psycholinguistics and the cognitive neuroscience of language. Theoretical linguistics has provided an articulated system of structural representations and computations on which the establishment of agreement relations hinges, while psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience have aimed at unveiling the algorithms that underlie the use of these computations and their behavioral and neuro-physiological bases. The goal of this Research Topic is to draw together multiple and interdisciplinary work to highlight the state of the art in the study of agreement and propose new perspectives on this research topic.
We welcome original research articles, reviews, hypothesis and theory articles, methodological articles, and also brief commentaries/opinion articles. We also welcome experimental, theoretical, and computational contributions that address topics such as agreement comprehension and production (in healthy and brain-damaged individuals), agreement acquisition (first- and second-language) in monolinguals, monomodal and bimodal bilinguals that use a variety of techniques and paradigms including behavioral (eye-tracking, self-paced reading, speed-accuracy tradeoff), EEG, MEG fMRI, corpus studies, and computational modeling.
Keywords: Grammatical Agreement, Bilingualism, Language Impairment and Acquisition, Sentence Production and Comprehension, Syntax
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