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Hoedemaker, R.S., & Gordon, P.C. (in press).  It takes time to prime:  Semantic priming in the ocular lexical decision task. Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance.

Lowder, M.W., & Gordon, P.C.  (in press).  The manuscript that we finished: Structural separation reduces the cost of complement coercion.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory and Cognition.PDF

Losh, M.C., & Gordon, P.C.  (in press).  Quantifying narrative ability in autism: A computational linguistic analysis of narrative coherence.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. PDF

Lowder, M.W., & Gordon, P.C.  (2014).  Effects of animacy and noun-phrase relatedness on the processing of complex sentences.  Memory & Cognition, 42, 794-805. PDF

Hoedemaker, R.S., & Gordon, P.C.  (2014).  Embodied language comprehension:  Encoding-based and goal-driven processes.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  General, 143, 914-929. PDF

Huang, Y.T., Hopfinger, J.B., & Gordon, P.C. (2014). Distinguishing lexical- versus discourse-level processing using event-related potentials. Memory & Cognition, 42, 275-291. PDF

Choi, W., & Gordon, P.C.  (2014).  Word skipping during sentence reading:  Effects of lexicality on parafoveal processing.  Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 76,201-213. PDF

Johns, C.L., Gordon, P.C., Long, D.L., & Swaab, T.Y.  (2014).  Memory accessibility and referential access.  Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 60-87. PDF

Bone, D., Chi-Chun, L., Ramanarayanan, V., Narayanan, S., Hoedemaker, R. S., & Gordon, P. C. (2013). Analyzing eye-voice coordination in rapid automatized naming: Smooth patterns of fast performance.   Interspeech-2013, pp. 2425-2429, Grenoble, France: International Speech Communication Association. PDF

Choi, W., & Gordon, P.C.  (2013).  Coordination of word recognition and oculomotor control during reading:  The role of implicit lexical decisions.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 39, 1032-1046. PDF

Gordon, P.C., Plummer, P., & Choi, W.  (2013).  See before you jump:  Full recognition of parafoveal words precedes skips during reading.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory and Cognition, 39(2), 633-641. PDF

Lowder, M.W., & Gordon, P.C.  (2013).  It’s hard to offend the college: Effects of sentence structure on figurative language processing.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory and Cognition, 39, 993-1101. PDF

Lowder, M.W., Choi, W., & Gordon, P.C.  (2013).  Word recognition during reading:  The interaction between lexical repetition and frequency.  Memory & Cognition, 41, 738-751. PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Lowder, M.W.  (2012).  Complex sentence processing:  A review of theoretical perspectives on the comprehension of relative clauses.  Language and Linguistics Compass, 6/7, 403-415. PDF

Lowder, M.W., & Gordon, P.C.  (2012).  The pistol that injured the cowboy:  Difficulty with inanimate subject-verb integration is reduced by structural separation.  Journal of Memory and Language, 66, 819-832. PDF

Boudewyn, M.A., Gordon, P.C., Long, D., Polse, L., & Swaab, T.Y.  (2012).  Does discourse congruence influence spoken language comprehension before lexical association?  Evidence from event-related potentials.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 27, 698-733. Link to Article

Johnson, M.L., Lowder, M.W., & Gordon, P.C.  (2011).  The sentence composition effect:  Processing of complex sentences depends on the configuration of common versus unusual noun phrases.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  General, 140, 707-724. PDF

Huang, Y., & Gordon, P.C. (2011).  Distinguishing the time-course of lexical and discourse processes through context, co-reference, and quantified expressions.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37, 966-978. PDF

Kwon, N., Lee, Y., Gordon, P.C., Kluender, R., Polinsky, M.  (2010).  Cognitive and linguistic factors affecting subject/object asymmetry: An eye-tracking study of pre-nominal relative clauses in Korean.  Language, 89, 546-582. PDF

Lee, Y., Lee, E., Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (2010).  Language diversity, cognitive universals.  Lingua, 120, 2695-2698. PDF

Lee, H., & Gordon, P.C.  (2009).  Understanding complex sentences: Memory constraints and information structure.  In Lee, C., Kim, Y. & Simpson, G.  (Eds.)  Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics (Volume 3: Korean),  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lee, H., Nam, K., & Gordon, P.C. (2009).  Processing of the Korean Eojel ambiguity.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 38, 345-362.

Simmons, R.,  Chambless, D., & Gordon, P.C.  (2008).  How do hostile and emotionally over-involved relatives view their relationships? What relatives’ pronoun use tells us.  Family Processes, 47, 405-419.

Lee, Y., Lee, H., & Gordon, P.C. (2007). Linguistic complexity and information structure in Korean: Evidence from eye-tracking during reading.  Cognition, 104, 495-534.PDF

Ledoux, K., Gordon, P.C., Camblin, C.C., & Swaab, T.Y.  (2007).  Coreference and lexical repetition: Neural mechanisms of discourse integration.  Memory & Cognition, 35, 801-815. PDF

Camblin, C.C., Ledoux, K., Boudewijn, M., Gordon, P.C., & Swaab, T.Y.    (2007).  Processing new and repeated names: Effects of coreference on repetition priming with speech and fast RSVPs.  Brain Research, 1146, 172-184. PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Moser, S.. (2007).  Insight into analogies: Evidence from eye movements.  Visual Cognition, 15, 20-35. PDF

Camblin, C.C., Gordon, P.C., Swaab, T.Y.  (2007).  The interplay of discourse congruence and lexical association during sentence processing:  Evidence from ERPs and eye tracking.  Journal of Memory & Language, 56, 103-128. PDF

Gordon, P.C., Hendrick, R., Johnson, M., & Lee, Y. (2006).  Similarity-based interference during language comprehension: Evidence from eye tracking during reading.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory and Cognition, 32, 1304-1321. PDF

Ledoux, K., & Gordon, P.C.  (2006).  The effect of interruption on working memory during discourse processing.  Memory, 14, 789-803. PDF

Ledoux, K., Camblin, C.C., Swaab, T.Y., & Gordon, P.C.  (2006).  Reading words in discourse:  The modulation of lexical priming effects by message-level context.  Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews, 5, 107-127. PDF

Yang, C.L., Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (2006).  The comprehension of reference in Chinese discourse.  In Li, P., Tan, L.H., Bates, E., & Tzeng, O.J.L.  (Eds.)  Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics (Volume 1:  Chinese), pp. 257-267,  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Simmons, R., Gordon, P.C., Chambless, D.  (2005)  Pronoun use in marital interaction: What do "you" and "I" say about marital health?  Psychological Science, 16, 932-936. PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (2005).  Relativization, ergativity and corpus frequency.  Linguistic Inquiry, 18, 315-332. PDF

Gordon, P.C., Hendrick, R., & Johnson, M.  (2004).  Effects of noun phrase type on sentence complexity.  Journal of Memory and Language, 51, 97-114. PDF

Swaab, T.Y., Camblin, C.C., & Gordon, P.C.  (2004).  Electrophysiological evidence of reversed lexical repetition effects in language processing.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 715-726. PDF

Gordon, P.C., Camblin, C.C., & Swaab, T.Y.  (2004).  On-line measures of coreferential processing.  In:  M. Carreiras & C. Clifton (Eds.), The On-line Study of Sentence  Comprehension: Eyetracking, ERP and Beyond,  pp. 139-150, New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Yang, C.L., Gordon, P.C., Hendrick, R., & Wu, J.T.  (2003).  Constraining the comprehension of pronominal expressions in Chinese.  Cognition, 86, 283-315. PDF

Gordon, P.C., Hendrick, R., & Levine, W.H.  (2002).  Memory-load interference in syntactic processing.  Psychological Science, 13, 425-430. PDF

Gordon, P.C., Hendrick, R., & Johnson, M.  (2001).  Memory interference during language processing.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory and Cognition, 27, 1411-1423. PDF

Gordon, P.C., Keyes, L., & Yung, Y.F.  (2001).  Ability in perceiving nonnative contrasts:  Performance on natural and synthetic speech stimuli.  Perception & Psychophysics, 63, 746-758. PDF

Yang, C.L., Gordon, P.C.,  Hendrick, R., Wu, J.T., & Chou, T.L.  (2001).  The processing of coreference for reduced expressions in discourse integration.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 30, 21-35. PDF

Gordon, P.C.,  Hendrick, R., & Foster, K.  (2000).  Language comprehension and probe-list memory.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Learning, Memory and Cognition, 26, 766-775. PDF

Gordon, P.C.  (2000).  Masking protection in the perception of auditory objects.  Speech Communication, 30, 197-206. PDF

Grosz, B.J., & Gordon, P.C.  (1999).  Conceptions of limited attention and discourse focus.  Computational Linguistics, 25, 617-624.

Gordon, P.C., Hendrick, R., Ledoux, K., & Yang, C.L..  (1999).  Processing of reference and the structure of language:  An analysis of complex noun phrases.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 14, 353-379. PDF

Gordon, P.C.  (1999).  Naming versus referring in the selection of words.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 44. PDF

Yang, C.L., Gordon, P.C., Hendrick, R. & Wu, J.T.   (1999).  Comprehension of referring expressions in Chinese.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 14, 715-743. PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (1999).  Non definite NP anaphora: A reappraisal.  In M.C. Gruber, D. Higgins, K.S. Olson & T. Wysocki (Eds.), CLS34:  The main session, pp. 95-210.  Chicago, IL:  Chicago Linguistics Society.

Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (1999).  Comprehension of coreferential expressions.  Meeting Association for Computational Linguistics:  Proceedings of the Workshop on the Relation of Discourse/Dialogue Structure and Reference,  pp. 82-89,  New Brunswick, NJ:  Association for Computational Linguistics.   PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (1998).  The representation and processing of coreference in discourse. Cognitive Science, 22, 389-424. PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (1998).  Dimensions of grammatical coreference.  Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 424-429.  Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R. (1998).  Implicit causality, negation, and models of discourse.  Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 430-435.  Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. PDF

Gordon, P.C., & Hendrick, R.  (1997).  Intuitive knowledge of linguistic co-reference.  Cognition, 62, 325-370. PDF

Gordon, P.C.  (1997).  Coherence masking protection in speech sounds:  The role of formant synchrony.  Perception & Psychophysics, 59, 232-242.

Gordon, P.C.  (1997).  Coherence masking protection in brief noise complexes:  Effects of temporal alignment.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 102(4), 2276-2283. PDF

Kennison, S.M., & Gordon, P.C.  (1997).  Comprehending referential expressions during reading: Evidence from eye tracking.  Discourse Processes, 24, 229-252.