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Bosch, S., De Cesare, I., Demske, U., & Felser, C. (2023). Word order variation in German infinitival complementation. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 26. doi: 10.1007/s10828-023-09140-8

Drummer, J.-D., & Felser, C. (2023). Connectivity effects in pseudoclefts in L1 and L2 speakers of German. Second Language Research. doi: 10.1177/02676583221141314

Felser, C., & Bosch, S. (to appear). Processing factors constrain word order variation in German: The trouble with third constructions. Journal of Germanic Linguistics.

Reifegerste, J., Garibagaoglu, A., & Felser, C. (2023). Conceptual number in bilingual agreement computation: Evidence from German pseudo-partitives. Languages 8(2): 147. doi: 10.3390/languages8020147

Uygun, S., & Felser, C. (2023). Constraints on subject-verb agreement marking in Turkish-German bilingual speakers. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 13(2), 190–217. doi: 10.1075/lab.19081.uyg

Zona, C., & Felser, C. (2023). Integrating morphosyntactic and visual cues in L1 and L2 comprehension. Languages 8(2):111. doi: 10.3390/languages8020111


Felser, C. (2019). Structure-sensitive constraints in non-native sentence processing. Keynote article, Journal of the European Second Language Association 3(1), 12–22. doi: 10.22599/jesla.52

Felser, C. (2020). Do processing resource limitations shape heritage language grammars? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 23, 23-24. doi: 10.1017/S1366728919000397

Felser, C., & Arslan, S. (2019). Inappropriate choice of definites in Turkish heritage speakers of German. Heritage Language Journal 16(1), 22-43. doi: 10.46538/hlj.16.1.2

Felser, C., & Drummer, J.-D. (2022). Binding out of relative clauses in native and non-native sentence comprehension. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 51, 763–788. doi: 10.1007/s10936-022-09845-z

Felser, C., & Uygun, S. (2022). Optional plural agreement in heritage Turkish speakers' production choices. Heritage Language Journal 19(1), 1-30. doi: 10.1163/15507076-bja10004

Felser, C., & Jessen, A. (2021). Correlative coordination and variable subject–verb agreement in German. Languages 6(2): 67. doi: 10.3390/languages6020067

Jessen, A., & Felser, C. (2019). Reanalysing object gaps during non-native sentence processing: Evidence from ERPs. Second Language Research 35(2), 285–300. doi:10.1177/0267658317753030

Jessen, A., Schwarz, L., & Felser, C. (2021). Gradience in subject-verb number agreement: Can bilinguals tune in? Applied Psycholinguistics 42, 1523-1551. doi: 10.1017/S0142716421000357

Lago, S., Gracanin-Yuksek, M., Şafak, D.F., Demir, O., Kırkıcı, B., & Felser, C. (2019). Straight from the horse's mouth: Agreement attraction effects with Turkish possessors. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 9(3), 398-426. doi: 10.1075/lab.17019.lag

Lago, S., Stutter Garcia, A., & Felser, C. (2019). The role of native and non-native grammars in the comprehension of possessive pronouns. Second Language Research 35(3), 319–349. doi:10.1177/0267658318770491

Patterson, C., & Felser, C. (2019). Delayed application of binding condition C during cataphoric pronoun resolution. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 48(2), 453-475. doi: 10.1007/s10936-018-9613-4

Pañeda, C., Lago, S., Vares, E., Veríssimo, J., & Felser, C. (2020). Island effects in Spanish comprehension. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics 5(1), 21. doi: 10.5334/gjgl.1058

Puebla, C., & Felser, C. (2022). Discourse prominence and antecedent mis-retrieval during native and non-native pronoun resolution. Discours 29. [LINK]

Reifegerste, J., Jarvis, R., & Felser, C. (2020). Effects of chronological age on native and nonnative sentence processing: Evidence from subject-verb agreement in German. Journal of Memory and Language 111, 104083. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2019.104083


Arslan, S., Bastiaanse, R., & Felser, C. (2015). Looking at the evidence in visual world: eye-movements reveal how bilingual and monolingual Turkish speakers process grammatical evidentiality. Frontiers in Psychology 6:1387. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01387

Arslan, S., & Felser, C. (2018). Comprehension of wh-questions in Turkish-German bilingual speakers with aphasia: a dual-case study. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 32(7), 640-660. doi:10.1080/02699206.2017.1416493

Arslan, S., Gür, E., & Felser, C. (2017). Predicting the sources of impaired wh-question comprehension in non-fluent aphasia: A cross-linguistic machine learning study on Turkish and German. Cognitive Neuropsychology 34(5), 312-331. doi:10.1080/02643294.2017.1394284

Boxell, O., & Felser, C. (2017). Sensitivity to parasitic gaps inside subject islands in native and non-native sentence processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 20(3), 494–511. doi:10.1017/S1366728915000942

Boxell, O., Felser, C., & Cunnings, I. (2017). Antecedent contained deletions in native and non-native sentence processing. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 7(5), 554-582. doi:10.1075/

Clahsen, H., & Felser, C. (2018). Some notes on the Shallow Structure Hypothesis. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 40(3), 693-706. doi:10.1017/S0272263117000250

Cunnings, I., Patterson, C., & Felser, C. (2015). Structural constraints on pronoun binding and coreference: Evidence from eye movements during reading. Frontiers in Psychology 6:840. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00840

Drummer, J.-D., & Felser, C. (2018). Cataphoric pronoun resolution in native and non-native sentence comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language 101, 97-113. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2018.04.001

Felser, C. (2015). Native vs. non-native processing of discontinuous dependencies. Second Language 14, 5-19. doi:10.11431/secondlanguage.14.0_5

Felser, C., & Drummer, J.-D. (2017). Sensitivity to crossover constraints during native and non-native pronoun resolution. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 46(3), 771-789. doi:10.1007/s10936-016-9465-8

Felser, C., Phillips, C., & Wagers, M. (2017). Editorial: Encoding and navigating linguistic representations in memory. Frontiers in Language Sciences 8:164. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00164

Gerth, S., Otto, C., Nam, Y., & Felser, C. (2017). Strength of garden-path effects in native and non-native speakers' processing of subject-object ambiguities. International Journal of Bilingualism 21(2), 125–144. doi:10.1177/1367006915604401

Jacob, G., & Felser, C. (2016). Reanalysis and semantic persistence in native and non-native garden-path recovery. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(5), 907-925. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.984231

Jessen, A., Festman, J., Boxell, O., & Felser, C. (2017). Native and non-native speakers' brain responses to filled indirect object gaps. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 46(5), 1319-1338.  doi:10.1007/s10936-017-9496-9

Lago, S., & Felser, C. (2018). Agreement attraction in native and non-native speakers of German. Applied Psycholinguistics 39, 619-647. doi:10.1017/S0142716417000601

Pan, H.-Y., Schimke, S., & Felser, C. (2015). Referential context effects in non-native relative clause ambiguity resolution. International Journal of Bilingualism 19(3), 298–313. doi:10.1177/1367006913515769

Patterson, C., Esaulova, Y., & Felser, C. (2017). The impact of focus on pronoun resolution in native and non-native sentence comprehension. Second Language Research 33(4), 403-429. doi:10.1177/0267658317697786

Reifegerste, J., & Felser, C. (2017). Effects of aging on interference during pronoun resolution. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 60(12), 3573-3589. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-17-0183

Reifegerste, J., Hauer, F., & Felser, C. (2017). Agreement processing and attraction errors in aging: Evidence from subject-verb agreement in German. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition 24(6), 672-702. doi:10.1080/13825585.2016.1251550

Van de Koot, H., Silva, R., Felser, C., & Sato, M. (2015). Does Dutch A-scrambling involve movement? Evidence from antecedent priming. The Linguistic Review 32(4), 739-776. doi:10.1515/tlr-2015-0010


Clackson, K., Felser, C., & Clahsen, H. (2011). Children’s processing of reflexives and pronouns in English: Evidence from eye movements during listening. Journal of Memory and Language 65, 128-144. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2011.04.007

Clahsen, H., & Felser, C. (2012). The Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism. Linguistische Berichte 229, 99-116. [ PDF ]

Clahsen, H., Felser, C., Neubauer, K., Sato, M., & Silva, R. (2010). Morphological structure in native and non-native language processing. Language Learning 60, 21-43. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9922.2009.00550.x

Cunnings, I., Patterson, C., & Felser, C. (2014). Variable binding and coreference in sentence comprehension: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Memory and Language 71, 39-56. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2013.10.001

Cunnings, I., & Felser, C. (2013). The role of working memory in the processing of reflexives. Language and Cognitive Processes 28:1-2, 188-219. doi:10.1080/01690965.2010.548391

Felser, C. (2012). Language processing evidence for linguistic structure. Iberia 4(2), 1-22. [ PDF ]

Felser, C., Cunnings, I., Batterham, C., & Clahsen, H. (2012). The timing of island effects in nonnative sentence processing. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 34, 67-98. doi:10.1017/S0272263111000507

Felser, C., & Cunnings, I. (2012). Processing reflexives in English as a second language: The role of structural and discourse-level constraints. Applied Psycholinguistics 33, 571-603. doi:10.1017/S0142716411000488

Pan, H.-Y., & Felser, C. (2011). Referential context effects in L2 ambiguity resolution: Evidence from self-paced reading. Lingua 121, 221-236. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2010.08.003

Patterson, C., Trompelt, H., & Felser, C. (2014). The online application of binding condition B in native and non-native pronoun resolution. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 147. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00147

Radford, A., Felser, C., & Boxell, O. (2012). Preposition copying and pruning in present-day English. English Language and Linguistics 16, 403-426. doi:10.1017/S1360674312000172

Roberts, L., & Felser, C. (2011). Plausibility and recovery from garden-paths in second-language sentence processing. Applied Psycholinguistics 32, 299-331. doi:10.1017/S0142716410000421

Sato, M., & Felser, C. (2010). Sensitivity to morphosyntactic violations in English as a second language. Second Language 9, 101-118. doi:10.11431/secondlanguage.9.0_101


Clahsen, H., & Felser, C. (2006a). Grammatical processing in language learners. Keynote article, Applied Psycholinguistics 27, 3-42. doi:10.1017.S0142716406060024

Clahsen, H., & Felser,C. (2006b). Continuity and shallow structures in language processing. Applied Psycholinguistics 27, 107-126. doi:10.1017.S0142716406060206

Clahsen, H., & Felser, C. (2006c). How native-like is non-native language processing? Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10 (12), 564-570. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2006.10.002

Felser, C. (2004). Wh-copying, phases, and successive cyclicity, Lingua 114, 543-574. doi:10.1016/S0024-3841(03)00054-8

Felser, C., Sato, M., & Bertenshaw, N. (2009). The on-line application of Binding Principle A in English as a second language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 12, 485-502. doi:10.1017/S1366728909990228

Felser, C., & Clahsen, H. (2009). Grammatical processing of spoken language in child and adult language learners. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 38, 305-319. doi:10.1007/s10936-009-9104-8

Felser, C., & Roberts, L. (2007). Processing wh-dependencies in a second language: A cross-modal priming study. Second Language Research 23, 9-36. doi:10.1177/0267658307071600

Marinis, T., L. Roberts, C. Felser & H. Clahsen (2005). Gaps in second language sentence processing. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 27, 53-78. doi:10.1017/S0272263105050035

Roberts, L., Marinis, T., Felser, C., & Clahsen, H. (2007). Antecedent priming at gap positions in children's sentence processing. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 36, 175-188. doi:10.1007/s10936-006-9038-3


Felser, C. (1998). Perception and control: A Minimalist analysis of English direct perception complements. Journal of Linguistics 34, 351-385. [WEBLINK]

Felser, C. (2001). Wh-expletives and secondary predication: German partial wh-movement reconsidered. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 13, 5-38. [PDF]

Felser, C., Clahsen, H., & Münte, T.F. (2003). Storage and integration in the processing of filler-gap dependencies: An ERP study of topicalization and wh-movement in German. Brain and Language 87, 345-354. doi:10.1016/S0093-934X(03)00135-4

Felser, C., Marinis, T., & Clahsen, H. (2003). Children's processing of ambiguous sentences: A study of relative clause attachment. Language Acquisition 11, 127-163. doi:10.1207/s15327817la1103_1

Felser, C., Roberts, L., Marinis, T., & Gross, R. (2003). The processing of ambiguous sentences by first and second language learners of English. Applied Psycholinguistics 24, 453-489. doi:10.1017.S0142716403000237

Felser, C., & Rupp, L. (2001). Expletives as arguments: Germanic existential sentences revisited. Linguistische Berichte 187, 289-324. [PDF]

Nakano, Y., Felser, C., & Clahsen, H. (2002). Antecedent priming at trace positions in Japanese long-distance scrambling. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 31, 531-571. doi:10.1023/A:1021260920232