Speech Rhythm Facilitates Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: ERP EvidenceCitation formats

  • Authors:
  • Maria Paula Roncaglia-Denissen
  • Maren Schmidt-Kassow
  • Sonja A. Kotz

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Speech Rhythm Facilitates Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: ERP Evidence. / Roncaglia-Denissen, Maria Paula; Schmidt-Kassow, Maren; Kotz, Sonja A.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 2, e56000, 08.02.2013.

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Roncaglia-Denissen, MP, Schmidt-Kassow, M & Kotz, SA 2013, 'Speech Rhythm Facilitates Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: ERP Evidence', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 2, e56000. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0056000

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Roncaglia-Denissen, M. P., Schmidt-Kassow, M., & Kotz, S. A. (2013). Speech Rhythm Facilitates Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: ERP Evidence. PLoS ONE, 8(2), [e56000]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0056000

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Roncaglia-Denissen MP, Schmidt-Kassow M, Kotz SA. Speech Rhythm Facilitates Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: ERP Evidence. PLoS ONE. 2013 Feb 8;8(2). e56000. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0056000

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Roncaglia-Denissen, Maria Paula ; Schmidt-Kassow, Maren ; Kotz, Sonja A. / Speech Rhythm Facilitates Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution: ERP Evidence. In: PLoS ONE. 2013 ; Vol. 8, No. 2.

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