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Dr. Gail Mauner
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Office: 368B Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3650 x. 368
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Summary of Research Interests:

My primary areas of research are in language processing and reading comprehension. In its broadest outlines, my research focuses on the processing of anaphoric expressions, inferencing, and on the processing of referential expressions in both neurologically-intact adults and in patients with aphasic language impairments. Current interests include (1) determining what kinds of unexpressed information readers and hearers include in the representations they form for sentences and how and from what sources unexpressed information comes to be included in sentence representations; (2) determining what kinds of information Verb Phrase (VP) anaphors access in the representations comprehenders have already formed for sentences and discourses; and (3) examining what kinds of information aphasic readers use during language processing as a way of constraining models of normal language processing. I am exploring these issues through a combination of experimental and computational techniques, including eye monitoring during reading and computational modeling of behavioral data and statistical information from language corpora.

Representative Publications:

  • Mauner, G., Tanenhaus, M. K., & Carlson, G. N. (1995). A note on parallelism effects in processing deep and surface verb-phrase anaphors. Language and Cognitive Processes, 10, 1-12.
  • Mauner, G., Tanenhaus, M. K., & Carlson, G. N. (1995). Implicit arguments in sentence processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 34, 357-382.
  • Mauner, G. (1995c). Examining the Empirical and Linguistic Bases of Current Theories of Agrammatism. Brain and Language, 50, 339-368.
  • Mauner, G., Fromkin, V. A. & Cornell, T. L. (1993). Comprehension and grammaticality judgments in agrammatism: Agreement, feature sharing, and complex syntactic objects. Brain and Language, 45(3), 218-248.
  • Mauner, G., & Koenig, J.-P. (in press). Linguistic vs. conceptual sources of implicit agents in sentence comprehenstion. Brain and Language, 68, 178-184.

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