Publications

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

Fodor, J. D. and Fernández, E. M. (eds.) (2015). Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Special Issue on Grammars and Parsers: Toward a unified theory of language knowledge and use. Volume 44:1, 2015.

Fodor, J. D. (2014). The Linguistic Description of Opaque Contexts, republished in Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics. (Originally published by Garland Publishing in 1979.)

Ferreira, F. and J. D. Fodor (eds.) (1998). Reanalysis in Sentence Processing, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Fodor, J. D. (1977/1980). Semantics: Theories of Meaning in Generative Grammar. T. Y. Crowell, New York, and Harvester Press, 1977. Paperback edition, Harvard University Press, 1980.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES

Fodor, J. D., Nickels, S., and Schott, E. (in press). Center-embedded Sentences: What’s Pronounceable is Comprehensible. to appear in Robert de Almeida and Lila Gleitman (eds.) Minds on Language and Thought, Oxford University Press.

Fodor, J. D. and Sakas W. G. (2017). Learnability. In I. Roberts (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Universal Grammar. Cambridge University Press.

Dinctopal-Deniz, N. and Fodor, J. D. (2016). Phrase Lengths and the Perceived Informativeness of Prosodic Cues in Turkish. Language and Speech, 1-25.

Webman Shafran, R. and Fodor, J. D. (2015). Phrase Length and Prosody in On-Line Ambiguity Resolution. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 45(3), 447-474.

Dinctopal-Deniz, N. and Fodor, J. D. (2015). Interplay of Syntactic Parsing Strategies and Prosodic Phrase Lengths in Processing Turkish Sentences. Proceedings of the 36th Penn Linguistics Colloquium 21(9), University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/

Fodor, J. D. (2013). “Pronouncing and comprehending center-embedded sentences,” in The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structure: New Approaches and Enduring Themes, (eds.) M. Sanz, I. Laka & M. K. Tanenhaus. Oxford University Press.

Kam, X-N. C. and Fodor, J. D. (2012) Children’s acquisition of syntax: Simple models are too simple. In R. C. Berwick and M. Piattelli- Palmarini (eds.) Rich Grammars from Poor Inputs, Oxford University Press.

Stoyneshka, I., Fodor, J. D. and Fernandez, E. M. (2010) Phoneme restoration methods for investigating prosodic influences on syntactic processing. Language and Cognitive Processes 25(7), 1265-1293.

Fodor, J. D. (2009). Contribution to Round Table on Linguistic UniversalsOf Minds and Language: The Basque Country Encounter with Noam Chomsky, M. Piatelli Palmarini, J. Uriagereka and P. Salaburu (eds.), Oxford University Press.

Fodor, J. D. (2009). Syntax acquisition: An evaluation measure after all? Of Minds and Language: The Basque Country Encounter with Noam Chomsky, M. Piatelli Palmarini, J. Uriagereka and P. Salaburu (eds.), Oxford University Press.

Fodor, J. D., Sakas, W. G. and Hoskey, A. (2007). Implementing the Subset Principle in Syntax Acquisition: Lattice-based Models. In Proceedings of EuroCogSci07, S. Vosniadou, D. Kayser, D. and A. Protopapas (eds.).

Kam, X. N. C., Stoyneshka, I., Tornyova, L., Fodor, J. D. and Sakas, W. G. (2007). Bigrams and the richness of the stimulus. Cognitive Science, 32.4, 771-787.

Visceglia, T. and Fodor, J. D. (2006) Fundamental frequency in Mandarin and English: Comparing first- and second-language speakers. In C. Lleó (ed.) Interfaces in Multilingualism: Acquisition and Representation, 27-59. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kitagawa, Y. and Fodor, J. D. (2006) Prosodic influence on syntactic judgments. C. Fery, R. Vogel and M. Schlesewsky (eds.) Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Fodor, J. D. and Sakas, W.G. (2005). The Subset Principle in syntax: costs of compliance. Journal of Linguistics 41.3, 513-569.

Kam, X. N. C., Stoyneshka, I., Tornyova, L., Fodor, J. D. and Sakas, W. G. (2005). Statistics vs. UG in language acquisition: Does a bigram analysis predict auxiliary inversion?In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Psycho-computational Models of Human Language Acquisition, Association of Computational Linguistics, 69-71.

Fodor, J. D. and Sakas, W. G. (2004). Evaluating models of parameter setting. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla and C. E. Smith (eds.) BUCLD 28: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA.

Fodor, J. D. and Hirose, Y. (2003) What Japanese parsing tells us about parsing. In W. McClure (ed.) Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 12. CSLI; University of Chicago Press.

Kitagawa, Y. and Fodor, J. D. (2003). Default prosody explains neglected syntactic analyses in Japanese. In W. McClure (ed.) Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Volume 12. CSLI; University of Chicago Press.

Fodor, J. D. and Crowther, C. (2002). Understanding stimulus poverty arguments. In N. A. Ritter (ed.) A Review of “The Stimulus Poverty Argument”, Special Issue of The Linguistic Review, 19.1-2, 105—145.

Fodor, J. D. (2002). Prosodic disambiguation in silent reading. In Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 32, M. Hirotani (ed.), GSLA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Fodor, J. D. (2002). Psycholinguistics cannot escape prosody. In Proceedings of the SPEECH PROSODY 2002 Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France, April 2002.

Fodor, J. D. (2001). Setting syntactic parameters. In M. Baltin and C. Collins (eds.) The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford UK.

Sakas, W. G. and Fodor, J. D. (2001). The structural triggers learner. In S. Bertolo (ed.) Language Acquisition and Learnability, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Fodor, J. D. and Inoue, I. (2000). Garden path reanalysis: Attach (Anyway) and Revision as Last Resort. In M. De Vincenzi and V. Lombardo (eds.) Proceedings of AMLaP-96, Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht.

Fodor, J. D., and Inoue, A. (2000). Syntactic Features in Reanalysis: Positive and Negative Symptoms. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 29, 25-36.

Fodor, J. D. and Inoue, A. (2000). Garden path repair: Diagnosis and triage. Language and Speech 43.3.

Fodor, J. D. and Teller, V. (2000) Decoding syntactic parameters: The superparser as oracle. In Proceedings of the22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Fodor, J. D. (1999). Learnability theory: Triggers for parsing with. In E. C. Klein and G. Martohardjono (eds.) The Development of Second Language Grammars: A Generative Approach, John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

Fodor, J. D. and Inoue, A. (1998). Attach Anyway. In F. Ferreira and J. D. Fodor (eds.). Reanalysis in Sentence Processing, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Ni, W., Fodor, J. D. Crain, S. and Shankweiler, D. (1998). Anomaly detection: Eye movement patterns. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 27.5, 515-539.

Fodor, J. D. (1998). Parsing to learn. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 27.3, 339-374.

Fodor, J. D. (1998). Learning to parse? In D. Swinney (ed.) Anniversary issue of Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 27.2, 285-318.

Fodor, J. D. (1998). Unambiguous triggers. Linguistic Inquiry 29.1, 1-36.

Fodor, J. D. and Inoue, A. (1997). Garden path diagnosis: The Grammatical Dependency Principle. In M. Ryan (ed.) CUNYForum 20.

Fodor, J. D., Ni, W., Crain, S., and Shankweiler, D. (1996). Tasks and timing in the perception of linguistic anomaly. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 25.1, 25-57.

Sag, I. A. and Fodor, J. D. (1995). Extraction without traces. Proceedings of the Thirteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 365-384, R. Aranovich, W. Byrne, S. Preuss, and M. Senturia (eds.), CSLI, Stanford University.

Fodor, J. D. (1995). Fewer but better triggers. CUNYForum 19, 39-65.

Fodor, J. D. (1995). Comprehending sentence structure. In L. R. Gleitman and M. Liberman (eds.) Invitation to Cognitive Science Volume 1, Second edition, 209-246. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Inoue, A. and Fodor, J. D. (1995). Information-paced parsing of Japanese. In R. Mazuka and N. Nagai (eds.) Japanese Sentence Processing, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ.

Fodor, J. D. (1994). How to obey the Subset Principle: Binding and Locality. In B. Lust, G. Hermon and J. Kornfilt (eds.) Binding, Dependencies and Learnability, Vol. 2 of Syntactic Theory and First Language Acquisition: Cross-linguistic Perspectives. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ.

Fodor, J. D. and Inoue, A. (1994). The diagnosis and cure of garden paths. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 23.5, 407-434.

Nicol, J. L., Fodor, J. D. and Swinney, D. (1994). Using cross-modal lexical decision tasks to investigate sentence processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

Sag, I. A. and Fodor, J. D. (1993). Agreement, Co-indexing and Reactivation: A Reply to Barss. Visibility. In G. Altmann and R. Shillcock (eds.) Cognitive Models of Speech Processing, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ.

Fodor, J. D. (1993). Processing Empty Categories: A Question of Visibility. In G. Altmann and R. Shillcock (eds.) Cognitive Models of Speech Processing, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ.

Fodor, J. D. (1992). How to Obey the Subset Principle: Case Assignment. CUNYForum 17, 54-74.

Fodor, J. D. (1992). Islands, learnability and the lexicon. In H. Goodluck and M. Rochemont (eds.) Island Constraints: Theory, Acquisition and Processing, Kluwer Academic Press, Dordrecht.

Fodor, J. D. (1992). Learnability of Phrase Structure Grammars. In R. Levine (ed.) Formal Linguistics: Theory and Implementation, Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science; University of British Columbia Press.

Fodor, J. D. (1991). Sentence processing and the mental grammar. In Foundational Issues in Natural Language Processing, P. Sells and T. Wasow (eds.), MIT Press.

Fodor, J. D. (1990). Thematic roles and modularity: Comments on the chapters by Frazier and Tanenhaus. In G. Altmann (ed.) Cognitive Models of Speech Processing: Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Fodor, J. D. (1990). Parameters and parameter-setting in a phrase structure grammar. In L. Frazier and J. de Villiers (eds.) Language Processing and Language Acquisition, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Fodor, J. D. (1990). Cross-serial Dependencies and Subcategorization Percolation. CUNYForum 15, 55-75.

Fodor, J. D. and Crain, S. (1990). Phrase Structure Parameters. Linguistics and Philosophy 13.6, 619-659.

Fodor, J. D. (1989). Empty categories in sentence processing. In G. Altmann (ed.) Parsing and Interpretation, special issue of Language and Cognitive Processes 4, SI 155-209.

Gorrell, P., Fodor, J. D. and Crain, S. (1989). Contextual information and temporal terms. Journal of Child Language.

Fodor, J. D. and S. Crain. (1989). Competence and performance in child language. In E. Dromi (ed.) Language and Cognition: A Developmental Perspective, Ablex Publishing Corp, Norwood, NJ.

Fodor, J. D. (1989).   Learning the periphery. In Learnability and Linguistic Theory, R. Matthews and W. Demopoulos (eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers. (Expanded version of paper by same title in CUNYForum, 1986.)

Fodor, J. D. (1989). Principle-based learning. CUNYForum 14, 59-67.

Fodor, J. D. (1988). On modularity in syntactic processing. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 17.2, 123-168.

Crain, S. and J. D. Fodor (1987). Sentence matching and overgeneration. Cognition 26: 123-169.

Fodor, J. D. and S. Crain. (1987). Simplicity and generality of rules in language acquisition. In Mechanisms of Language Acquisition. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Carnegie-Mellon Conference on Cognition, B. MacWhinney (ed.), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fodor, J. D. (1986). Understanding without knowing how to behave. In Proceedings of the Conference on  Foundations of Cognitive Science, Z. Pylyshyn (ed.).

Fodor, J. D. (1986). Learning the periphery. CUNYForum 12, 66-95.

Fodor, J. D. and S. Crain. (1985). Rules and constraints in sentence processing. In Proceedings of North Eastern Linguistic Society 15, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Fodor, J. D. and S. Crain. (1985). On the innateness of Subjacency. In Proceedings of the First Eastern States Conference on Linguistics, Ohio State University, G. Alvarez, B. Brodie, T. McCoy (eds.)

Fodor, J. D. (1985). Deterministic parsing and Subjacency. Language and Cognitive Processes 1-1: 3-42.

Fodor, J. D. (1984). Learnability and parsability: A reply to Culicover. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 2.

Crain S. and J. D. Fodor. (1984). How can grammars help parsers? In Natural Language Parsing: PsychologicalComputational and Theoretical Perspectives, D. R. Dowty, L. Karttunen and A. Zwicky (eds.), Cambridge University Press.

Fodor, J. D. (1983). Constraints on gaps: Is the parser a significant influence? Linguistics 21-1: 9-34. Also published in Explanations for Language Universals. B. Butterworth, B. Comrie, O. Dahl (eds.), Mouton, 1984.

Fodor, J. D. (1983). Phrase structure parsing and the island constraints. Linguistics and Philosophy 6: 163-223.

Fodor, J. D. (1982). The mental representation of quantifiers. In Processes, Beliefs and Questions, S. Peters, E. Saarinen (eds.) D. Reidel Publishing Co.

Fodor, J. D. and I. A. Sag. (1982). Referential and quantificational indefinites. Linguistics and Philosophy 5: 355-398. Also in Stanford University Working Papers in Semantics, Vol. I, November 1980 (J. Barwise and I. A. Sag, eds.).

Fodor, J. D. (1981). Does performance shape competence? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, B295: 285-295.

Fodor, J. D. and L. Frazier. (1980). Is the human sentence parsing mechanism an ATN? Cognition 8: 417-459.

Fodor, J. D. and J. A. Fodor. (1980). Functional structure, quantifiers and meaning postulates. Linguistic Inquiry 11(4): 759-770.

Fodor, J. D. (1980). Superstrategy. In Sentence Processing: Studies in Psycholinguistics Presented to Merrill Garrett, W. E. Cooper and E. C. T. Walker (eds.), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fodor, J. D. (1979). In defence of the truth value gap. In Syntax and Semantics Vol. 11, C. -Y. Oh and D. Dinneen, (eds.), Academic Press.

Frazier, L. and J. D. Fodor. (1978). The sausage machine: A new two-stage parsing model. Cognition 6: 291-325.

Fodor, J. D. (1978). Parsing strategies and constraints on transformations. Linguistic Inquiry 9(3): 427-473.

Fodor, J. D. and M. R. Smith. (1978). What kind of exception is “have got”? Linguistic Inquiry 9(1): 45-66.

Fodor, J. D., M. F. Garrett and J. A. Fodor. (1975). The psychological unreality of semantic representations. Linguistic Inquiry 6(4): 515-531.

Fodor, J. D. (1974). Like subject verbs and causal clauses. Journal of Linguistics 10(1): 95-110.

Fodor, J. D. (1972). Beware. Linguistic Inquiry 3(4): 528-535.

Fodor, J. D. (1970). Formal linguistics and formal logic. In New Horizons in Linguistics, J. Lyons (ed.), Penguin Books, pp. 198-214. Reprinted in The Mathematical Structure of Natural Languages, E. Bach, W. Marsh, and W. Savitch (eds.), 1989, D. Reidel Publishing Co.

Dean, J. P. (1968). Non-specific noun phrases in English. Report to NSF from Harvard Computation Laboratory, 20 (Section 7): 1-43.

Argyle, M. and J. P. Dean. (1965). Eye contact, distance and affiliation. Sociometry 28: 289-304.

SOME RECENT POSTERS

Dinctopal-Deniz, N.  and Fodor, J. D. (2015). Closure and Prosody in Turkish Ambiguity Resolution: A Phoneme Restoration Study. Poster presentation at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.

Fodor, J. D. and Webman Shafran, R. (2014). Phrase Length and Prosody in PP Attachment. Poster presentation at AMLaP 2014.

Dinctopal-Deniz, N. and Fodor, J. D. (2013). Syntactic Late Closure and Rational Speaker Effects: Evidence from Turkish. Poster presentation at AMLaP 2013.

Schott, E. and Fodor, J. D. (2013). Prosody Induced by Phrase Lengths Facilitates Syntactic Processing in Reading. Poster presentation at AMLaP 2013.

Nickels, S. and Fodor, J. D. (2011). Prosodic Phrasing as a Source of Center-embedding Difficulty. Poster presentation at ETAP 2011.