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Toward a Dialect Theory: Cultural Differences in the Expression and Recognition of Posed Facial Expressions

Two studies provided direct support for a recently proposed dialect theory of communicating emotion, positing that expressive displays show cultural variations similar to linguistic dialects, thereby decreasing accurate recognition by out-group members.

Constraint on Merge: The Roots of the Lexical/Functional Divide

This paper addresses the following questions: is (external) merge, the binary operation that combines two elements into a constituent in every variant of the Minimalist Program (Chomsky, 1993, 1995 and related works), an unconstrained operation? If so, what avoid generating ill-formed structures?

The National Language Service Corps completes a successful year in 2013

2013 was a good year for the National Language Service Corps (NLSC). Read why here.