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Charles Clifton PhD

TitleResearch Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
DepartmentCollege of Natural Sciences
Address435 Tobin Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone413 545 2653
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    1. Clifton C, Xiang M, Frazier L. A Note on the Voice Mismatch Asymmetry in Ellipsis. J Psycholinguist Res. 2019 Mar 15. PMID: 30877504.
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    2. Clifton C, Frazier L. Evaluation of the epistemic state of the speaker/author. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2017 Jun 05; 1-34. PMID: 28580834.
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    3. Frazier L, Dillon B, Clifton C. Together They Stand: Interpreting Not-At-Issue Content. Lang Speech. 2017 Jun 01; 23830917714608. PMID: 28655288.
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    4. Staub A, Dillon B, Clifton C. The Matrix Verb as a Source of Comprehension Difficulty in Object Relative Sentences. Cogn Sci. 2016 Nov 04. PMID: 27813146.
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    5. Clifton C, Frazier L. Focus in Corrective Exchanges: Effects of Pitch Accent and Syntactic Form. Lang Speech. 2016 Dec; 59(4):544-561. PMID: 28008801.
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    6. Clifton C, Frazier L. Accommodation to an Unlikely Episodic State. J Mem Lang. 2016 Jan 01; 86:20-34. PMID: 26568651.
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    7. Frazier L, Clifton C. Without his shirt off he saved the child from almost drowning: interpreting an uncertain input. Lang Cogn Neurosci. 2015 Jul 01; 30(6):635-647. PMID: 25984551.
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    8. Benatar A, Clifton C. Newness, Givenness and Discourse Updating: Evidence from Eye Movements. J Mem Lang. 2014 Feb 1; 71(1). PMID: 24376304.
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    9. Frazier L, Clifton C, Carlson K, Harris JA. Standing alone with prosodic help. Lang Cogn Process. 2014 Jan 1; 29(4):459-469. PMID: 24729648.
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    10. Dillon B, Clifton C, Frazier L. Pushed aside: Parentheticals, Memory and Processing. Lang Cogn Neurosci. 2014; 29(4):483-498. PMID: 24812639.
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    11. Clifton C, Carreiras M. Overview: does language production shape language form and comprehension? Front Psychol. 2013; 4:458. PMID: 23882253.
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    12. Breen M, Clifton C. Stress matters revisited: a boundary change experiment. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2013; 66(10):1896-909. PMID: 23425386.
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    13. Harris JA, Clifton C, Frazier L. Processing and domain selection: Quantificational variability effects. Lang Cogn Process. 2013; 28(10):1519-1544. PMID: 25328262.
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    14. Clifton C, Frazier L. Partition if You Must: Evidence for a No Extra Times Principle. Discourse Process. 2013 Jan 1; 50(8). PMID: 24415815.
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    15. Clifton C. Situational context affects definiteness preferences: accommodation of presuppositions. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2013 Mar; 39(2):487-501. PMID: 22732029.
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    16. Clifton C, Frazier L. Discourse integration guided by the 'question under discussion'. Cogn Psychol. 2012 Sep; 65(2):352-79. PMID: 22683609.
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    17. Clifton C, Frazier L. Interpreting conjoined noun phrases and conjoined clauses: collective versus distributive preferences. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2012; 65(9):1760-76. PMID: 22512324.
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    18. Mack JE, Clifton C, Frazier L, Taylor PV. (Not) Hearing Optional Subjects: The Effects of Pragmatic Usage Preferences. J Mem Lang. 2012 Jul 1; 67(1):211-223. PMID: 22754087.
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    19. Grant M, Clifton C, Frazier L. The Role of Non-Actuality Implicatures in Processing Elided Constituents. J Mem Lang. 2012 Jan; 66(1):326-343. PMID: 22247589.
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    20. Staub A, Grant M, Clifton C, Rayner K. Still no phonological typicality effect on word reading time (and no good explanation of one, either): a rejoinder to Farmer, Monaghan, Misyak, and Christiansen. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2011 Sep; 37(5):1326-8. PMID: 21895397.
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    21. Frazier L, Clifton C. QUANTIFIERS UNDONE: REVERSING PREDICTABLE SPEECH ERRORS IN COMPREHENSION. Language (Baltim). 2011 Mar 1; 87(1):158-171. PMID: 26478637.
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    22. Breen M, Clifton C. Stress Matters: Effects of Anticipated Lexical Stress on Silent Reading. J Mem Lang. 2011 Feb 1; 64(2):153-170. PMID: 22707848.
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    23. Clifton C, Frazier L. Imperfect ellipsis: Antecedents beyond syntax? Syntax. 2010 Dec 1; 13(4):279-297. PMID: 21442037.
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    24. Clifton C, Frazier L. When are Downward Entailing contexts identified? The case of the domain-widener ever. Linguist Inq. 2010 Nov 1; 41(4):681-689. PMID: 21643495.
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    25. Clifton C, Dube C. Embedded Implicatures Observed: A Comment on. Semant Pragmat. 2010 Jul 1; 3(7):1-13. PMID: 21804924.
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    26. Carlson K, Clifton C, Frazier L. Nonlocal effects of prosodic boundaries. Mem Cognit. 2009 Oct; 37(7):1014-25. PMID: 19744940.
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    27. Carlson K, Frazier L, Clifton C. How prosody constrains comprehension: A limited effect of prosodic packaging. Lingua. 2009 Jul 1; 119(7):1066-1082. PMID: 21461181.
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    28. Staub A, Grant M, Clifton C, Rayner K. Phonological typicality does not influence fixation durations in normal reading. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2009 May; 35(3):806-14. PMID: 19379050.
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    29. Rayner K, Clifton C. Language processing in reading and speech perception is fast and incremental: implications for event-related potential research. Biol Psychol. 2009 Jan; 80(1):4-9. PMID: 18565638.
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    30. Carlson K, Dickey MW, Frazier L, Clifton C. Information structure expectations in sentence comprehension. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2009 Jan; 62(1):114-39. PMID: 18609404.
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    31. Swets B, Desmet T, Clifton C, Ferreira F. Underspecification of syntactic ambiguities: evidence from self-paced reading. Mem Cognit. 2008 Jan; 36(1):201-16. PMID: 18323075.
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    32. Frazier L, Clifton C, Stolterfoht B. Scale structure: processing minimum standard and maximum standard scalar adjectives. Cognition. 2008 Jan; 106(1):299-324. PMID: 17376422.
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    33. Frazier L, Clifton C, Carlson K. Focus and VP ellipsis. Lang Speech. 2007; 50(Pt 1):1-21. PMID: 17518101.
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    34. Clifton C, Carlson K, Frazier L. Tracking the what and why of speakers' choices: prosodic boundaries and the length of constituents. Psychon Bull Rev. 2006 Oct; 13(5):854-61. PMID: 17328385.
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    35. Frazier L, Clifton C. Ellipsis and discourse coherence. Linguist Philos. 2006 Jun; 29(3):315-346. PMID: 16896367.
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    36. Frazier L, Carlson K, Clifton C. Prosodic phrasing is central to language comprehension. Trends Cogn Sci. 2006 Jun; 10(6):244-9. PMID: 16651019.
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    37. Staub A, Clifton C. Syntactic prediction in language comprehension: evidence from either...or. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2006 Mar; 32(2):425-36. PMID: 16569157.
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    38. Clifton C, Fanselow G, Frazier L. Amnestying Superiority Violations: Processing Multiple Questions. Linguist Inq. 2006; 37(1):51-68. PMID: 17356682.
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    39. Ashby J, Rayner K, Clifton C. Eye movements of highly skilled and average readers: differential effects of frequency and predictability. Q J Exp Psychol A. 2005 Aug; 58(6):1065-86. PMID: 16194948.
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    40. Frazier L, Clifton C. THE SYNTAX-DISCOURSE DIVIDE: PROCESSING ELLIPSIS. Syntax. 2005 Aug; 8(2):121-174. PMID: 17356681.
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    41. Frazier L, Clifton C, Rayner K, Deevy P, Koh S, Bader M. Interface problems: structural constraints on interpretation? J Psycholinguist Res. 2005 May; 34(3):201-31. PMID: 16050443.
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    42. Ashby J, Clifton C. The prosodic property of lexical stress affects eye movements during silent reading. Cognition. 2005 Jul; 96(3):B89-100. PMID: 15913592.
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    43. Clifton C, Frazier L. Should given information come before new? Yes and no. Mem Cognit. 2004 Sep; 32(6):886-95. PMID: 15673177.
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    44. Kambe G, Duffy SA, Clifton C, Rayner K. An eye-movement-contingent probe paradigm. Psychon Bull Rev. 2003 Sep; 10(3):661-6. PMID: 14620361.
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    45. Rayner K, Juhasz B, Ashby J, Clifton C. Inhibition of saccade return in reading. Vision Res. 2003 Apr; 43(9):1027-34. PMID: 12676245.
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    46. Frazier L, Clifton C. Processing "d-linked" phrases. J Psycholinguist Res. 2002 Nov; 31(6):633-59. PMID: 12599918.
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    47. Clifton C, Carlson K, Frazier L. Informative prosodic boundaries. Lang Speech. 2002 Jun; 45(Pt 2):87-114. PMID: 12613557.
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    48. Meseguer E, Carreiras M, Clifton C. Overt reanalysis strategies and eye movements during the reading of mild garden path sentences. Mem Cognit. 2002 Jun; 30(4):551-61. PMID: 12184556.
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    49. Clifton C, Duffy SA. Sentence and text comprehension: roles of linguistic structure. Annu Rev Psychol. 2001; 52:167-96. PMID: 11148303.
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    50. Birch S, Clifton C. Focus, accent, and argument structure: effects on language comprehension. Lang Speech. 1995 Oct-Dec; 38 ( Pt 4):365-91. PMID: 8816086.
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