Language Processing Evidence for Linguistic Structure


  • Claudia Felser University of Potsdam


Language processing, English, Japanese, scrambling, wh-movement, raising, control


This article illustrates how data from language processing experiments might bear on theoretical linguistic issues and controversies. Based on the results from real-­time processing studies of subject raising vs. subject control structures and successive-­cyclic wh-­movement in English, and of long-­distance scrambling in Japanese, this article examines how language processing data can help shed light on the nature of the linguistic representations of different types of non-­canonically ordered sentences.


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Felser, C. (2014). Language Processing Evidence for Linguistic Structure. IBERIA: An International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 4(2), 1–22. Retrieved from



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