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    • Development of the first-mention bias 

      Hartshorne, Joshua; Snedeker, Jesse; Nappa, Rebecca (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2014)
      In many contexts, pronouns are interpreted as referring to the character mentioned first in the previous sentence, an effect called the ‘first-mention bias’. While adults can rapidly use the first-mention bias to guide ...
    • Linking Meaning to Language: Linguistic Universals and Variation 

      Hartshorne, Joshua Keiles; O'Donnell, Timothy J.; Sudo, Yasutada; Uruwashi, Miki; Snedeker, Jesse (Cognitive Science Society, 2010)
      To use natural language, speakers must map the participants in events or states in the world onto grammatical roles. There remains considerable disagreement about the nature of these so-called linking rules (Levin & Rappaport ...
    • Love Is Hard to Understand: The Relationship Between Transitivity and Caused Events in the Acquisition of Emotion Verbs 

      Hartshorne, Joshua; Pogue, Amanda; Snedeker, Jesse (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2014)
      Famously, dog bites man is trivial whereas man bites dog is news. This illustrates not just a fact about the world but about language: to know who did what to whom, we must correctly identify the mapping between semantic ...
    • The neural computation of scalar implicature 

      Hartshorne, Joshua; Snedeker, Jesse; Liem Azar, Stephanie Yen-Mun; Kim, Albert E. (Informa UK Limited, 2014)
      Language comprehension involves not only constructing the literal meaning of a sentence but also going beyond the literal meaning to infer what was meant but not said. One widely studied test case is scalar implicature: ...
    • Psych verbs, the linking problem, and the acquisition of language 

      Hartshorne, Joshua; O’Donnell, Timothy J.; Sudo, Yasutada; Uruwashi, Miki; Lee, Miseon; Snedeker, Jesse (Elsevier BV, 2016)
      In acquiring language, children must learn to appropriately place the different participants of an event (e.g., causal agent, affected entity) into the correct syntactic positions (e.g., subject, object) so that listeners ...
    • Tracking Replicability As a Method of Post-Publication Open Evaluation 

      Hartshorne, Joshua Keiles; Schachner, Adena Michelle (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2012)
      Recent reports have suggested that many published results are unreliable. To increase the reliability and accuracy of published papers, multiple changes have been proposed, such as changes in statistical methods. We support ...
    • Verb argument structure predicts implicit causality: The advantages of finer-grained semantics 

      Hartshorne, Joshua; Snedeker, Jesse (Taylor and Francis, 2013)
      While the referent of a nonreflexive pronoun clearly depends on context, the nature of these contextual restrictions is controversial. The present study seeks to characterise one representation that guides pronoun resolution. ...
    • Visual Working Memory Capacity and Proactive Interference 

      Hartshorne, Joshua (Public Library of Science, 2008)
      Background: Visual working memory capacity is extremely limited and appears to be relatively immune to practice effects or the use of explicit strategies. The recent discovery that visual working memory tasks, like verbal ...