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    Number sense and quantifier interpretation.Robin Clark & Murray Grossman - 2007 - Topoi 26 (1):51--62.
    We consider connections between number sense—the ability to judge number—and the interpretation of natural language quantifiers. In particular, we present empirical evidence concerning the neuroanatomical underpinnings of number sense and quantifier interpretation. We show, further, that impairment of number sense in patients can result in the impairment of the ability to interpret sentences containing quantifiers. This result demonstrates that number sense supports some aspects of the language faculty.
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    Converging Evidence for the Processing Costs Associated with Ambiguous Quantifier Comprehension.Corey T. McMillan, Danielle Coleman, Robin Clark, Tsao-Wei Liang, Rachel G. Gross & Murray Grossman - 2013 - Frontiers in Psychology 4.
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    If so many are “few,” how few are “many”?Stefan Heim, Corey T. McMillan, Robin Clark, Stephanie Golob, Nam E. Min, Christopher Olm, John Powers & Murray Grossman - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Linguistic and cognitive prominence in anaphor resolution: topic, contrastive focus and pronouns.H. Cowles, Matthew Walenski, Robert Kluender, Markus Knauff, Artur S. Davila Garcez, Dov M. Gabbay, Oliver Ray, John Woods, Robin Clark & Murray Grossman - 2007 - Topoi 26 (1):3-18.
    This paper examines the role that linguistic and cognitive prominence play in the resolution of anaphor–antecedent relationships. In two experiments, we found that pronouns are immediately sensitive to the cognitive prominence of potential antecedents when other antecedent selection cues are uninformative. In experiment 1, results suggest that despite their theoretical dissimilarities, topic and contrastive focus both serve to enhance cognitive prominence. Results from experiment 2 suggest that the contrastive prosody appropriate for focus constructions may also play an important role in (...)
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    The relative contributions of frontal and parietal cortex for generalized quantifier comprehension.Christopher A. Olm, Corey T. McMillan, Nicola Spotorno, Robin Clark & Murray Grossman - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    Game theory and discourse anaphora.Robin Clark & Prashant Parikh - 2007 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 16 (3):265-282.
    We develop an analysis of discourse anaphora—the relationship between a pronoun and an antecedent earlier in the discourse —using games of partial information. The analysis is extended to include information from a variety of different sources, including lexical semantics, contrastive stress, grammatical relations, and decision theoretic aspects of the context.
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    On the Learnability of Quantifiers.Robin Clark - 2010 - In Johan Van Benthem & Alice Ter Meulen (eds.), Handbook of Logic and Language, 2nd Edition.
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    Detecting Evolutionary Forces in Language Change.Mitchell Newberry, Ahern G., A. Christopher, Robin Clark & Joshua B. Plotkin - 2017 - Nature Publishing Group 551 (7679):223–226.
    Both language and genes evolve by transmission over generations with opportunity for differential replication of forms. The understanding that gene frequencies change at random by genetic drift, even in the absence of natural selection, was a seminal advance in evolutionary biology. Stochastic drift must also occur in language as a result of randomness in how linguistic forms are copied between speakers. Here we quantify the strength of selection relative to stochastic drift in language evolution. We use time series derived from (...)
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    Thematic theory in syntax and interpretation.Robin Lee Clark - 1990 - New York: Routledge.
    Chapter one Introduction The lexicon has come to play an increasingly important role in generative grammar. The first widely read monograph on generative ...
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    Social and physical coordination.Robin Clark - 2012 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 13 (1):66-79.
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    Generalized Quantifiers and Number Sense.Robin Clark - 2011 - Philosophy Compass 6 (9):611-621.
    Generalized quantifiers are functions from pairs of properties to truth-values; these functions can be used to interpret natural language quantifiers. The space of such functions is vast and a great deal of research has sought to find natural constraints on the functions that interpret determiners and create quantifiers. These constraints have demonstrated that quantifiers rest on number and number sense. In the first part of the paper, we turn to developing this argument. In the remainder, we report on work in (...)
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    Estimating frontal and parietal involvement in cognitive estimation: a study of focal neurodegenerative diseases.Teagan A. Bisbing, Christopher A. Olm, Corey T. McMillan, Katya Rascovsky, Laura Baehr, Kylie Ternes, David J. Irwin, Robin Clark & Murray Grossman - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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    Processing ambiguity in a linguistic context: decision-making difficulties in non-aphasic patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal degeneration.Nicola Spotorno, Meghan Healey, Corey T. McMillan, Katya Rascovsky, David J. Irwin, Robin Clark & Murray Grossman - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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    Games, quantification and discourse structure.Robin Clark - 2009 - In Ondrej Majer, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen & Tero Tulenheimo (eds.), Games: Unifying Logic, Language, and Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 139--150.
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    Causality and parameter setting.Robin Clark - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (2):337-338.