Structural priming, action planning, and grammar

Maryellen C. MacDonald, Daniel J. Weiss

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Structural priming is poorly understood and cannot inform accounts of grammar for two reasons. First, those who view performance as grammar + processing will always be able to attribute psycholinguistic data to processing rather than grammar. Second, structural priming may be simply an example of hysteresis effects in general action planning. If so, then priming offers no special insight into grammar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e301
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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