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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
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Maryellen C. MacDonald
Professor
Ph.D. 1986, University of California-Los Angeles

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Research Interests:
  • Human language comprehension, language production and the relationship between these skills
  • The role of experience in language processing in adults and children
  • The relationship between language processing and verbal working memory abilities
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Amato, M. & MacDonald, M.C. (2010). Sentence processing in an artificial language: Learning and using combinatorial constraints. Cognition, 116, 143-148.

Acheson, D.J. & MacDonald, M.C. (2009). Twisting tongues and memories: Explorations of the relationship between language production and verbal working memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 60, 329-350.

MacDonald, M.C. & Thornton, R. (2009). When language comprehension reflects production constraints: Resolving ambiguities with the help of past experience. Memory & Cognition, 37, 1177-1186.

Wells, J.B., Christiansen, M.H., Race, D.S., Acheson, D.J., & MacDonald, M.C. (2009). Experience and sentence processing: Statistical learning and relative clause comprehension. Cognitive Psychology, 58, 250-271.

Gennari, S. P., MacDonald, M. C., Postle, B. R., & Seidenberg, M. S. (2007). Context-dependent interpretation of words: Evidence for interactive neural processes. Neuroimage, 35, 1278-1286.



 
 
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