Kush and Colin in Frontiers in Psychology

Now out in Frontiers in Psychology, Local anaphor licensing in an SOV language, by '13 alumnus Dave Kush, along with Colin Phillips. Dave and Colin studied the licensing of reciprocals in Hindi, an SOV language, in order to determine whether pre-verbal anaphors are subject to morphological interference from feature-matching distractors in a way that post-verbal anaphors are not. They found no evidence that distractors eased processing of an unlicensed reciprocal. However, the presence of a distractor increased difficulty of processing following the reciprocal. This paper discusses the significance of these results for theories of cue selection in retrieval.