Publications

All of my papers can be found here. Click on a title to show the abstract. To see publications on a specific topic, click on a word in the tag cloud. We like to make our experimental materials widely available, but they’re only slowly migrating to this page; some more materials can be found at my old site.

Although there are lots of papers here, they won’t tell you how they all fit together. That’s what the research pages on this site try to do.

Dissertations from our team can be found under individual research area pages, or in a full list here.

2017

112.Claudia Felser, Colin Phillips, Matthew Wagers (2017): Editorial: Encoding and navigating linguistic representations in memory . Frontiers in Psychology, 8 , pp. 164, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Altmetric | Tags: agreement, anaphora, Claudia Felser, filler-gap dependencies, Matthew Wagers, memory, parsing)
111.Shota Momma, L. Robert Slevc, Colin Phillips (2017): Unaccusativity in sentence production . Linguistic Inquiry, 2017, (in press). (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: argument structure, Bob Slevc, English, picture-word interference, production, Shota Momma, unaccusativity)
110.Dan Parker, Colin Phillips (2017): Reflexive attraction in comprehension is selective . Journal of Memory and Language, 94 , pp. 272-290, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, anaphora, Dan Parker, illusions, parsing, reflexives)
109.Sol Lago, Shayne Sloggett, Zoe Schlueter, Wing Yee Chow, Alexander Williams, Ellen Lau, Colin Phillips (2017): Coreference and antecedent representation across languages . Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alexander Williams, anaphora, Ellen Lau, eye-tracking, German, parsing, pronouns, Shayne Sloggett, Sol Lago, Wing Yee Chow, Zoe Schlueter)

2016

108.Dave Kush, Jeffrey Lidz, Colin Phillips (2016): Looking forwards and backwards: the real-time processing of Strong and Weak Crossover . 2016, (submitted to Glossa). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, bound variables, Dave Kush, English, filler-gap dependencies, Jeff Lidz, parsing, sentence processing)
107.Dan Parker, Colin Phillips (2016): Negative polarity illusions and the format of hierarchical encodings in memory . Cognition, 157 , pp. 321-339, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Dan Parker, illusions, parsing, polarity)
106.Dustin Alfonso Chacón, Mashrur Imtiaz, Shirsho Dasgupta, Sikder Monoare Murshed, Mina Dan, Colin Phillips (2016): Locality and word order in active dependency formation in Bangla . Frontiers in Psychology, 7 , pp. 1235, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Altmetric | Tags: ambiguity, Bangla, Dustin Chacón, filler-gap dependencies, islands, locality, parsing, sentence processing, wh-questions)
105.Anton Malko, Lara Ehrenhofer, Colin Phillips (2016): Theories and frameworks in second language processing . Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2016, (in press; brief commentary on target article by Ian Cunnings: "Parsing and working memory in bilingual sentence processing"). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, Anton Malko, Lara Ehrenhofer, memory, parsing, second language acquisition)
104.Wing Yee Chow, Ellen Lau, Suiping Wang, Colin Phillips (2016): Timing is everything: the temporal dynamics of word prediction . 2016, (submitted for publication). (Type: Unpublished | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Chinese, cognitive neuroscience, Ellen Lau, N400, P600, parsing, prediction, role reversal, Suiping Wang, Wing Yee Chow)
103.Shota Momma, L. Robert Slevc, Colin Phillips (2016): The timing of verb selection in Japanese sentence production . Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42 , pp. 813-824, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Altmetric | Tags: Bob Slevc, incrementality, Japanese, prediction, production, sentence processing, Shota Momma)
102.Wing Yee Chow, Shota Momma, Cybelle Smith, Ellen Lau, Colin Phillips (2016): Prediction as memory retrieval: timing and mechanisms . Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 2016, (in press). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Cybelle Smith, Ellen Lau, ERP, memory, N400, parsing, prediction, Shota Momma, thematic relations, Wing Yee Chow)
101.Allyson Ettinger, Naomi H. Feldman, Philip Resnik, Colin Phillips (2016): Modeling N400 amplitude using vector space models of word representation . Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society, 2016, (submitted). (Type: Conference | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Allyson Ettinger, computational psycholinguistics, ERP, N400, Naomi Feldman, Philip Resnik, semantics, vector space models)

2015

100.Colin Phillips, Lara Ehrenhofer (2015): The role of language processing in language acquisition . Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 5 (4), pp. 409-453, 2015, (target article with 17 commentaries & response). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: age effects, ambiguity, language acquisition, Lara Ehrenhofer, learning, parsing, prediction, second language acquisition)
99.Colin Phillips, Lara Ehrenhofer (2015): Learning obscure and obvious properties of languages . Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 5 (4), pp. 545-555, 2015, (response to 17 commentaries on target article "The role of language processing in language acquisition"). (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: age effects, gender, language acquisition, Lara Ehrenhofer, learning, parsing, prediction, second language acquisition)
98.Wing Yee Chow, Cybelle Smith, Ellen Lau, Colin Phillips (2015): A 'bag-of-arguments' mechanism for initial verb predictions . Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Altmetric | Tags: argument structure, cognitive neuroscience, Cybelle Smith, electrophysiology, Ellen Lau, ERP, N400, prediction, wh-questions, Wing Yee Chow)
97.Dan Parker, Sol Lago, Colin Phillips (2015): Interference in the processing of adjunct control . Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (1346), pp. 1-13, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Altmetric | Tags: anaphora, control, Dan Parker, English, illusions, interference, memory, parsing, Sol Lago)
96.Alexis Wellwood, Roumyana Pancheva, Valentine Hacquard, Colin Phillips (2015): The anatomy of a comparative illusion . 2015, (submitted). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alexis Wellwood, comparatives, illusions, parsing, Roumyana Pancheva, semantics, Valentine Hacquard)
95.Dustin Alfonso Chacón, Shota Momma, Colin Phillips (2015): Linguistic representations and memory architectures: The devil is in the details . Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2015, (in press, commentary on target article by Christiansen & Chater). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Dustin Chacón, parsing, production, Shota Momma)
94.Akira Omaki, Ellen Lau, Imogen Davidson White, Myles Dakan, Aaron Apple, Colin Phillips (2015): Hyper-active gap filling . Frontiers in Psychology, 6:384 , 2015, (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00384). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Aaron Apple, Akira Omaki, Ellen Lau, Imogen Davidson White, Myles Dakan, parsing, prediction, wh-questions)
93.Dave Kush, Jeffrey Lidz, Colin Phillips (2015): Relation-sensitive retrieval: evidence from bound variable pronouns . Journal of Memory and Language, 82 , pp. 18-40, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, bound variables, c-command, Dave Kush, Jeff Lidz, memory, parsing, quantification, retrieval)
92.Sol Lago, Diego Shalom, Mariano Sigman, Ellen Lau, Colin Phillips (2015): Agreement processes in Spanish comprehension . Journal of Memory and Language, 82 , pp. 133-149, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, Diego Shalom, Ellen Lau, English, illusions, Mariano Sigman, parsing, Sol Lago, Spanish)
91.Shevaun Lewis, Colin Phillips (2015): Aligning grammatical theories and language processing models . Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 44 (1), pp. 27-46, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: architecture, grammar, illusions, parsing, Shevaun Lewis, syntax)
90.Barbara Zurer Pearson, Jeffrey Lidz, Cecile McKee, Elizabeth A. McCullough, Leslie C. Moore, Colin Phillips, Shari R. Speer, Laura Wagner, Elly Zimmer (2015): Linguistics for everyone: Engaging a broader public for the scientific study of language . Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 2015. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Barbara Zurer Pearson, Jeff Lidz, language acquisition, language science, Laura Wagner, outreach, public-facing science)

2014

89.Colin Phillips, Dan Parker (2014): The psycholinguistics of ellipsis . Lingua, 151 , pp. 78-95, 2014, (published online Nov 27, 2013). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Dan Parker, ellipsis, parsing, syntax)
88.Dave Kush, Colin Phillips (2014): Local anaphor licensing in an SOV language: implications for retrieval strategies . Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (1252), 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, c-command, Dave Kush, Hindi, memory, parsing, reflexives, retrieval)
87.Brian Dillon, Wing Yee Chow, Matthew Wagers, Taomei Guo, Fengqin Liu, Colin Phillips (2014): The structure-sensitivity of memory access: evidence from Mandarin Chinese . Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (1025), 2014, (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01025). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, Brian Dillon, Chinese, Fengqin Liu, Matt Wagers, memory, parsing, reflexives, SAT, Taomei Guo, Wing Yee Chow)
86.Shota Momma, Robert Slevc, Colin Phillips (2014): The timing of verb selection in English active and passive sentences . Proceedings of MAPLL: Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language, 2014. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Bob Slevc, English, look-ahead, passive, picture-word interference, production, Shota Momma)
85.Wing Yee Chow, Shevaun Lewis, Colin Phillips (2014): Immediate sensitivity to structural constraints in pronoun resolution . Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (630), 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, interference, memory, parsing, Principle B, pronouns, Shevaun Lewis, Wing Yee Chow)
84.Akira Omaki, Imogen Davidson White, Takuya Goro, Jeffrey Lidz, Colin Phillips (2014): No fear of commitment: children's incremental interpretation in English and Japanese wh-questions . Language Learning and Development, 10 , pp. 206-233, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Akira Omaki, English, Imogen Davidson White, Japanese, Jeff Lidz, language acquisition, parsing, Takuya Goro, wh-questions)
83.Matthew W Wagers, Colin Phillips (2014): Going the distance: memory and control processes in active dependency construction . Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 167 (7), pp. 1274-1304, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, memory, parsing, wh-questions)

2013

82.Brian Dillon, Alan Mishler, Shayne Sloggett, Colin Phillips (2013): Contrasting intrusion profiles for agreement and anaphora: experimental and modeling evidence . Journal of Memory and Language, 69 , pp. 85-103, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, Alan Mishler, anaphora, Brian Dillon, English, eye-tracking, illusions, modeling, parsing, Shayne Sloggett)
81.Wing Yee Chow, Colin Phillips (2013): No semantic illusion in the 'semantic P600' phenomenon: ERP evidence from Mandarin Chinese . Brain Research, 1506 , pp. 76-93, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Chinese, cognitive neuroscience, ERP, N400, P600, parsing, Wing Yee Chow)
80.Colin Phillips, Shevaun Lewis (2013): Derivational order in syntax: evidence and architectural consequences . Studies in Linguistics, 6 , pp. 11-47, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: architecture, derivations, syntax)
79.Colin Phillips (2013): Some arguments and non-arguments for reductionist accounts of syntactic phenomena . Language and Cognitive Processes, 28 , pp. 156-187, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, anaphora, islands, overgeneration, parsing, reductionism, syntax)
78.Colin Phillips (2013): On the nature of island constraints. II: Language learning and innateness . Sprouse, Jon; Hornstein, Norbert (Ed.): Experimental syntax and island effects, pp. 132-157, Cambridge University Press, 2013. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: islands, language acquisition, learning, syntax, wh-questions)
77.Colin Phillips (2013): On the nature of island constraints. I: Language processing and reductionist accounts . Sprouse, Jon; Hornstein, Norbert (Ed.): Experimental syntax and island effects, pp. 64-108, Cambridge University Press, 2013. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, islands, Italian, memory, reductionism, Swedish, syntax, wh-questions)
76.Colin Phillips (2013): Parser-grammar relations: We don’t understand everything twice . Sanz, Montserrat; Laka, Itziar; Tanenhaus, Michael (Ed.): Language down the garden path: the cognitive basis for linguistic structure, pp. 294–315, Oxford University Press, 2013. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: grammar, parsing, syntax)
75.Jon Sprouse, Matt Wagers, Colin Phillips (2013): Deriving competing predictions from grammatical approaches and reductionist approaches to island effects . Sprouse, Jon; Hornstein, Norbert (Ed.): Experimental syntax and island effects, pp. 21–41, Cambridge University Press, 2013. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, islands, Jon Sprouse, Matt Wagers, memory, reductionism, syntax, wh-questions)

2012

74.Jon Sprouse, Matt Wagers, Colin Phillips (2012): Working memory capacity and island effects: A reminder of the issues and of the facts . Language, 88 , pp. 401-407, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: acceptability, islands, Jon Sprouse, Matt Wagers, memory, reductionism, syntax, wh-questions)
73.Brian Dillon, Andrew Nevins, Alison C. Austin, Colin Phillips (2012): Syntactic and semantic predictors of tense in Hindi: An ERP investigation . Language and Cognitive Processes, 27 (3), pp. 313-344, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alison Austin, Andrew Nevins, Brian Dillon, case, cognitive neuroscience, ERP, Hindi, N400, P600, parsing, tense)
72.Clare Stroud, Colin Phillips (2012): Examining the evidence for an independent semantic analyzer: An ERP study in Spanish . Brain and Language, 120 , pp. 107-126, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: animacy, Clare Stroud, cognitive neuroscience, ERP, N400, P600, parsing, Spanish)
71.Jon Sprouse, Matt Wagers, Colin Phillips (2012): A test of the relation between working memory capacity and syntactic island effects . Language, 88 , pp. 82-123, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: acceptability, islands, Jon Sprouse, Matt Wagers, memory, reductionism, syntax, wh-questions)
70.Colin Phillips (2012): Individual variation and constraints on language learning . Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 2 (3), pp. 281-286, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: input, language acquisition, learning, variation)
69.Pedro Alcocer, Colin Phillips (2012): Using relational syntactic constraints in content-addressable memory architectures for sentence parsing . 2012. (Type: Unpublished | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: c-command, memory, parsing, Pedro Alcocer, syntax)

2011

68.Colin Phillips, Matthew W Wagers, Ellen F Lau (2011): Grammatical Illusions and Selective Fallibility in Real-Time Language Comprehension . Runner, Jeffrey (Ed.): Experiments at the Interfaces. Syntax & Semantics, vol. 37, pp. 147–180, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011. (Type: Incollection | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, anaphora, case, comparatives, Ellen Lau, illusions, islands, Matt Wagers, parsing, polarity, Principle C, selective fallibility)

2010

67.Colin Phillips (2010): Syntax at age two: cross-linguistic differences . Language Acquisition, 17 , pp. 70-120, 2010, (This is a republication of an article that first appeared in 1995 in MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, French, inflection, language acquisition, learning, morphosyntax, production, root infinitives)
66.Colin Phillips (2010): Should we impeach armchair linguists . Japanese/Korean Linguistics, 17 , pp. 49–64, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: acceptability, armchair linguistics, grammar, syntax)
65.Ana C Gouvea, Colin Phillips, Nina Kazanina, David Poeppel (2010): The linguistic processes underlying the P600 . Language and Cognitive Processes, 25 (2), pp. 149–188, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, ambiguity, Ana Gouvea, cognitive neuroscience, David Poeppel, English, ERP, LAN, N400, Nina Kazanina, P600, parsing, wh-questions)
64.Nina Kazanina, Colin Phillips (2010): Differential effects of constraints in the processing of Russian cataphora . The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63 (2), pp. 371–400, 2010. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, cataphora, Nina Kazanina, parsing, Principle C, Russian)

2009

63.Anastasia Conroy, Eri Takahashi, Jeffrey Lidz, Colin Phillips (2009): Equal treatment for all antecedents: how children succeed with Principle B . Linguistic Inquiry, 45 , pp. 446-486, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, Eri Takahashi, Jeff Lidz, language acquisition, learning, Principle B, pronouns, quantification, Stacey Conroy)
62.Matthew W Wagers, Ellen F Lau, Colin Phillips (2009): Agreement attraction in comprehension: Representations and processes . Journal of Memory and Language, 61 (2), pp. 206–237, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, attraction, Ellen Lau, English, illusions, Matt Wagers, parsing)
61.Ming Xiang, Brian Dillon, Colin Phillips (2009): Illusory licensing effects across dependency types: ERP evidence . Brain and Language, 108 (1), pp. 40–55, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, Brian Dillon, cognitive neuroscience, English, ERP, illusions, Ming Xiang, parsing, polarity, reflexives)
60.Sachiko Aoshima, Masaya Yoshida, Colin Phillips (2009): Incremental processing of coreference and binding in Japanese . Syntax, 12 (2), pp. 93–134, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, bound variables, cataphora, Japanese, Masaya Yoshida, parsing, pronouns, Sachiko Aoshima)
59.Matthew W Wagers, Colin Phillips (2009): Multiple dependencies and the role of the grammar in real-time comprehension . Journal of Linguistics, 45 (02), pp. 395–433, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, islands, Matt Wagers, parasitic gaps, parsing, wh-questions)
58.Chun-chieh Natalie Hsu, Felicia Hurewitz, Colin Phillips (2009): Context influences structure generation: evidence from Chinese . 2009, (submitted for publication). (Type: Unpublished | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Chinese, classifiers, Felicia Hurewitz, Natalie Hsu, parsing, prediction, relative clauses)

2008

57.Ellen F Lau, Colin Phillips, David Poeppel (2008): A cortical network for semantics:(de) constructing the N400 . Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 9 (12), pp. 920–933, 2008. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: cognitive neuroscience, David Poeppel, Ellen Lau, ERP, fMRI, lexical access, MEG, N400, parsing, prediction, semantics)
56.Ellen F Lau, Katya Rozanova, Colin Phillips (2008): Syntactic prediction and lexical surface frequency effects in sentence processing . University of Maryland Working Papers in Linguistics, 16 , pp. 163–200, 2008. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ellen Lau, English, frequency, Katya Rozanova, morphosyntax, parsing, plural, prediction)

2007

55.Nina Kazanina, Colin Phillips (2007): A developmental perspective on the imperfective paradox . Cognition, 105 , pp. 65-102, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: aspect, Dutch, imperfective paradox, language acquisition, learning, Nina Kazanina, Russian, semantics)
54.Nina Kazanina, Ellen F Lau, Moti Lieberman, Masaya Yoshida, Colin Phillips (2007): The effect of syntactic constraints on the processing of backwards anaphora . Journal of Memory and Language, 56 (3), pp. 384–409, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, cataphora, Ellen Lau, English, Moti Lieberman, Nina Kazanina, parsing, Principle C, pronouns)
53.Colin Phillips, Matthew Wagers (2007): Relating structure and time in linguistics and psycholinguistics . Oxford handbook of psycholinguistics, pp. 739–756, Oxford University Press, 2007. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: grammar, islands, Matt Wagers, parsing, syntax, traces, wh-questions)
52.Andrew Nevins, Brian Dillon, Shiti Malhotra, Colin Phillips (2007): The role of feature-number and feature-type in processing Hindi verb agreement violations . Brain Research, 1164 , pp. 81–94, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, Andrew Nevins, Brian Dillon, cognitive neuroscience, ERP, morphosyntax, P600, parsing, Shiti Malhotra)

2006

51.Moti Lieberman, Sachiko Aoshima, Colin Phillips (2006): Nativelike biases in generation of wh-questions by nonnative speakers of Japanese . Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 28 , pp. 423-448, 2006. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Japanese, language acquisition, learning, Moti Lieberman, parsing, Sachiko Aoshima, second language acquisition, wh-questions)
50.Colin Phillips (2006): Three benchmarks for distributional approaches to natural language syntax . Zanuttini, Raffaella; Campos, Hector; Herburger, Elena; Portner, Paul (Ed.): Negation, Tense, and Clausal Architecture: Cross-linguistic Investigations, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 2006. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, argument structure, cataphora, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, language acquisition, learning, Principle C, Russian, tense, wh-questions)
49.Ellen Lau, Clare Stroud, Silke Plesch, Colin Phillips (2006): The role of structural prediction in rapid syntactic analysis . Brain and Language, 98 (1), pp. 74–88, 2006. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clare Stroud, ELAN, Ellen Lau, ellipsis, ERP, P600, prediction, Silke Plesch)
48.Colin Phillips (2006): The real-time status of island phenomena . Language, pp. 795–823, 2006. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, islands, parasitic gaps, parsing, reductionism, wh-questions)
47.Nina Kazanina, Colin Phillips, William Idsardi (2006): The influence of meaning on the perception of speech sounds . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103 (30), pp. 11381–11386, 2006. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Bill Idsardi, cognitive neuroscience, Korean, MEG, mismatch, Nina Kazanina, phonology, Russian, speech perception)
46.Hajime Ono, Masaya Yoshida, Sachiko Aoshima, Colin Phillips (2006): Real-time computation of Japanese exclamatives and the strength of locality biases in sentence comprehension . Cognitive Studies, 13 (3), 2006. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Hajime Ono, Japanese, locality, Masaya Yoshida, parsing, Sachiko Aoshima, wh-questions)
45.Colin Phillips, Matthew Wagers (2006): Constituent structure and the binding problem . Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29 (01), pp. 81–82, 2006, (Commentary). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, Matt Wagers)

2005

44.Colin Phillips, Nina Kazanina, Shani H Abada (2005): ERP effects of the processing of syntactic long-distance dependencies . Cognitive Brain Research, 22 (3), pp. 407–428, 2005. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: cognitive neuroscience, ERP, locality, memory, N400, Nina Kazanina, P600, parsing, Shani Abada, sustained negativity, wh-questions)
43.Colin Phillips (2005): Electrophysiology in the study of developmental language impairments: Prospects and challenges for a top-down approach . Applied Psycholinguistics, 26 (01), pp. 79–96, 2005. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: cognitive neuroscience, ERP, language acquisition, learning, N400, P600, parsing)
42.Colin Phillips, Kuniyoshi L Sakai (2005): Language and the brain . The McGraw-Hill handbook of science and technology, McGraw-Hill, 2005. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: cognitive neuroscience, Kuniyoshi Sakai)

2004

41.Colin Phillips (2004): Linguistics and linking problems . Rice, Mabel; Warren, Steven (Ed.): Developmental Language Disorders: From Phenotypes to Etiologies, pp. 241-287, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ, 2004. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: architecture, grammar, language acquisition, learning, morphosyntax, parsing, root infinitives, syntax)
40.Sachiko Aoshima, Colin Phillips, Amy Weinberg (2004): Processing filler-gap dependencies in a head-final language . Journal of Memory and Language, 51 (1), pp. 23–54, 2004. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Amy Weinberg, case, Japanese, locality, parsing, Sachiko Aoshima, scrambling, wh-questions)
39.Colin Phillips, Ellen Lau (2004): Foundational issues . Journal of Linguistics, 40 (03), pp. 571–591, 2004. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: architecture, Ellen Lau, grammar, parsing, syntax)

2003

38.Nina Kazanina, Colin Phillips (2003): Temporal reference frames and the imperfective paradox . Garding, Gina; Tsujimura, Mimu (Ed.): WCCFL22: Proceedings of the 22nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp. 287-300, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 2003. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: aspect, imperfective paradox, language acquisition, learning, Nina Kazanina, Russian)
37.Nina Kazanina, Colin Phillips (2003): Russian children's knowledge of aspectual distinctions . Beachley, Barbara; Brown, Amanda; Conlin, Frances (Ed.): BUCLD27: Proceedings of the 27th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 390-401, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 2003. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: aspect, imperfective paradox, language acquisition, learning, Nina Kazanina, Russian)
36.Colin Phillips (2003): Linear order and constituency . Linguistic Inquiry, 34 (1), pp. 37–90, 2003. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: constituency, coordination, ellipsis, English, grammar, incrementally, movement, right node raising, scope, syntax)
35.Colin Phillips, Howard Lasnik (2003): Linguistics and empirical evidence: Reply to Edelman and Christiansen . Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7 (2), pp. 61–62, 2003. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: acceptability, grammar, Howard Lasnik, syntax)
34.Sachiko Aoshima, Colin Phillips, Amy Weinberg (2003): Processing of Japanese wh-scrambling constructions . McClure, William (Ed.): Japanese/Korean Linguistics, pp. 179–191, CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA, 2003. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Amy Weinberg, case, Japanese, locality, parsing, Sachiko Aoshima, scrambling, wh-questions)
33.Sachiko Aoshima, Colin Phillips, Amy Weinberg (2003): Theoretical implications of the parsing of Japanese wh-scrambling constructions . Garding, Gina; Tsujimura, Mimu (Ed.): WCCFL22: Proceedings of the 22nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp. 29-42, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 2003. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Amy Weinberg, case, Japanese, locality, movement, parsing, Sachiko Aoshima, scrambling, wh-questions)
32.Colin Phillips (2003): Parsing: Psycholinguistic aspects . International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, Oxford University Press, 2003. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: parsing)
31.Colin Phillips (2003): Syntax . Nadel, Lyn (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science (4), pp. 319-329, MacMillan Reference, 2003. (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX | Tags: grammar, syntax)

2002

30.Sachiko Aoshima, Colin Phillips, Amy Weinberg (2002): Active filler effects and reanalysis: A study of Japanese Wh-scrambling constructions . 12 , pp. 1–24, 2002. (Type: Book Chapter | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Amy Weinberg, Japanese, locality, parsing, Sachiko Aoshima, scrambling, wh-questions)
29.Colin Phillips (2002): Constituency in deletion and movement . 2002, (Remarks on Lechner (2001)). (Type: Unpublished | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, constituency, ellipsis, grammar, movement, syntax)

2001

28.Colin Phillips (2001): Review of "A model-based psycholinguistic study of semantic contrast" (Sedivy 1997) . Glot International, 5 (3), pp. 25-32, 2001. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: focus, incrementality, Julie Sedivy, semantics, sentence processing)
27.Colin Phillips (2001): Levels of representation in the electrophysiology of speech perception . Cognitive Science, 25 , pp. 711-731, 2001. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, ERP, language acquisition, learning, phonology, speech perception)
26.Nina Kazanina, Colin Phillips (2001): Coreference in child Russian: distinguishing syntactic and discourse constraints . Do, Anna; Domínguez, Laura; Johansen, Aimee (Ed.): BUCLD 25: Proceedings of the 25th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 413-424, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 2001. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anaphora, cataphora, language acquisition, learning, Nina Kazanina, Principle C, Russian)
25.David Schneider, Colin Phillips (2001): Grammatical search and reanalysis . Journal of Memory and Language, 45 (2), pp. 308-336, 2001. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: ambiguity, Dave Schneider, parsing, reanalysis)

2000

24.Roberta Golinkoff, Colin Phillips (2000): Surveying the field of language acquisition . Contemporary Psychology, 45 , pp. 607-609, 2000, ((Book review of Bhatia & Ritchie (1999), Handbook of Child Language Acquisition)). (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: book review, language acquisition, learning, Roberta Golinkoff)
23.Colin Phillips, Thomas Pellathy, Alec Marantz, Elron Yellin, Kenneth Wexler, David Poeppel, Martha McGinnis, Timothy Roberts (2000): Auditory cortex accesses phonological categories: an MEG mismatch study . Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of, 12 (6), pp. 1038-1055, 2000. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alec Marantz, cognitive neuroscience, David Poeppel, Elron Yellin, Ken Wexler, Martha McGinnis, MEG, phonology, speech perception, Tim Roberts, Tom Pellathy, voice onset time)
22.Colin Phillips, Thomas Pellathy, Alec Marantz (2000): Phonological feature representations in auditory cortex . 2000. (Type: Unpublished | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alec Marantz, cognitive neuroscience, features, MEG, phonology, speech perception, Tom Pellathy, voice onset time)

1999

21.Meesook Kim, Barbara Landau, Colin Phillips (1999): Cross-linguistic differences in children's syntax for locative verbs . Greenhill, Annabel; Littlefield, Heather; Tano, Cheryl (Ed.): BUCLD23: Proceedings of the 23rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 337-348, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 1999. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: argument structure, English, Korean, language acquisition, learning, locative verbs, Meesook Kim)

1998

20.Meesook Kim, Colin Phillips (1998): Complex verb constructions in child Korean: overt markers of covert functional structure . Greenhill, Annabel; Hughes, Mary; Littlefield, Heather; Walsh, Hugh (Ed.): BUCLD22: Proceedings of the 22nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 430-441, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 1998. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Korean, language acquisition, learning, Meesook Kim, morphosyntax)
19.Colin Phillips (1998): Disagreement between adults and children . Mendikoetxea, Amaya; Uribe-Etxebarria, Myriam (Ed.): Theoretical Issues on the Morphology-Syntax Interface, pp. 359–394, ASJU, San Sebastian, 1998. (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX | Tags: anti-agreement, language acquisition, morphosyntax, root infinitives, syntax, wh-questions)
18.Kensuke Sekihara, David Poeppel, Alec Marantz, Colin Phillips, Hideaki Koizumi, Yasushi Miyashita (1998): MEG covariance difference analysis: a method to extract target source activities by using task and control measurements . IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 45 (1), pp. 87–97, 1998. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alec Marantz, cognitive neuroscience, David Poeppel, Hideaki Koizumi, Kensuke Sekihara, MEG, methods, Yasushi Miyashita)
17.Krishna K Govindarajan, Colin Phillips, David Poeppel, Timothy PL Roberts, Alec Marantz (1998): Latency of MEG M100 response indexes first formant frequency . The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 103 (5), pp. 2982–2983, 1998. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alec Marantz, cognitive neuroscience, David Poeppel, Krishna Govindarajan, M100, MEG, speech perception, Tim Roberts, vowels)
16.Colin Phillips (1998): Teaching syntax with Trees . Glot International, 3 (7), 1998. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX | Tags: syntax, teaching, Trees)

1997

15.David Poeppel, Colin Phillips, Elron Yellin, Howard A Rowley, Timothy PL Roberts, Alec Marantz (1997): Processing of vowels in supratemporal auditory cortex . Neuroscience letters, 221 (2), pp. 145–148, 1997. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alec Marantz, cognitive neuroscience, David Poeppel, Elron Yellin, Howard Rowley, M100, MEG, speech perception, Tim Roberts, vowels)
14.Colin Phillips, Edward Gibson (1997): On the strength of the local attachment preference . Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 26 (3), pp. 323–346, 1997. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: ambiguity, English, locality, parsing, right association, Ted Gibson)
13.Colin Phillips (1997): Merge right: An approach to constituency conflicts . WCCFL XV: Proceedings of the 15th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp. 381–395, CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA, 1997. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: constituency, coordination, ellipsis, grammar, incrementality, movement, scope, syntax)

1996

12.Colin Phillips (1996): Root infinitives are finite . Stringfellow, Andy; Cahana-Amitay, Dalia; Hughes, Elizabeth; Zukowski, Andrea (Ed.): BUCLD 20: Proceedings of the 20th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 588-599, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 1996. (Type: Inproceedings | Links | BibTeX | Tags: English, French, inflection, language acquisition, learning, morphosyntax, root infinitives, wh-questions)
11.Colin Phillips (1996): Order and structure . Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996. (Type: PhD Thesis | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: ambiguity, architecture, clitics, constituency, coordination, ellipsis, grammar, memory, movement, parsing, scope, syntax)
10.David Poeppel, Elron Yellin, Colin Phillips, Timothy Roberts, Howard Rowley, Kenneth Wexler, Alec Marantz (1996): Task-induced asymmetry of the auditory evoked M100 neuromagnetic field elicited by speech sounds . Cognitive Brain Research, 4 (4), pp. 231–242, 1996. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alec Marantz, cognitive neuroscience, David Poeppel, Elron Yellin, Howard Rowley, Ken Wexler, MEG, speech perception, Tim Roberts)
9.Colin Phillips (1996): Ergative subjects . Gerdts, Donna; Dziwirek, Katarzyna; Burgess, Clifford (Ed.): Grammatical Relations, CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA, 1996. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, case, ergativity, morphosyntax, syntax, Yimas)

1995

8.Colin Phillips (1995): Right association in parsing and grammar . Schütze, Carson; Ganger, Jennifer; Broihier, Keven (Ed.): Papers on Language Acquisition and Proce , pp. 37–93, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, vol. 26, 1995. (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX | Tags: ambiguity, incrementality, locality, parsing, right association, syntax)
7.Colin Phillips, Alec Marantz, Martha McGinnis, David Pesetsky, Kenneth Wexler, Elron Yellin, David Poeppel, Timothy Roberts, Howard Rowley (1995): Brain mechanisms of speech perception: a preliminary report . Schütze, Carson; Ganger, Jennifer; Broihier, Kevin (Ed.): Papers on Language Acquisition and Proce , pp. 125–163, vol. 26, 1995. (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alec Marantz, categorical perception, cognitive neuroscience, David Pesetsky, David Poeppel, Elron Yellin, Howard Rowley, Ken Wexler, Martha McGinnis, MEG, phonology, speech perception, Tim Roberts, voice onset time)

1994

6.Colin Phillips (1994): Are feature hierarchies autosegmental hierarchies . Carnie, Andrew; Harley, Heidi; Bures, Anton (Ed.): Papers on Phonology and Morphology , pp. 173–226, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 21, 1994. (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX | Tags: features, harmony, phonology)
5.Colin Phillips, Heidi Harley (Ed.) (1994): The Morphology-syntax Connection: Proceedings of the January 1994 MIT Workshop . 1994. (Type: Collection | BibTeX | Tags: Heidi Harley, morphology, syntax)
4.Colin Phillips (1994): Verbal case and the nature of polysynthetic inflection . Proceedings of CONSOLE 2, 1994. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, case, ergativity, morphosyntax, syntax, Yimas)

1993

3.Colin Phillips (1993): Conditions on agreement in Yimas . Bobaljik, Jonathan; Phillips, Colin (Ed.): Papers on Case and Agreement I , pp. 173–213, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 18, 1993. (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX | Tags: case agreement, ergativity, morphosyntax, polysynthesis, syntax, Yimas)
2.Jonathan Bobaljik, Colin Phillips (Ed.) (1993): Papers on case and agreement . vol. 18, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 1993. (Type: Book | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, case, ergativity, Jonathan Bobaljik, morphology, syntax)
1.Colin Phillips (Ed.) (1993): Papers on Case and Agreement II . vol. 19, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 1993. (Type: Book | BibTeX | Tags: agreement, case, ergativity, morphology, syntax)