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Children's eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution

van Rij, J., Hollebrandse, B. & Hendriks, P., 2016, Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution. Holler, A. & Suckow, K. (eds.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, p. 267-293 (Linguistische Arbeiten; vol. 563).

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APA

van Rij, J., Hollebrandse, B., & Hendriks, P. (2016). Children's eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution. In A. Holler, & K. Suckow (Eds.), Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution (pp. 267-293). (Linguistische Arbeiten; Vol. 563). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Author

van Rij, Jacolien ; Hollebrandse, Bart ; Hendriks, Petra. / Children's eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution. Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution. editor / Anke Holler ; Katja Suckow. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2016. pp. 267-293 (Linguistische Arbeiten).

Harvard

van Rij, J, Hollebrandse, B & Hendriks, P 2016, Children's eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution. in A Holler & K Suckow (eds), Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution. Linguistische Arbeiten, vol. 563, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, pp. 267-293.

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Children's eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution. / van Rij, Jacolien; Hollebrandse, Bart ; Hendriks, Petra.

Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution. ed. / Anke Holler; Katja Suckow. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2016. p. 267-293 (Linguistische Arbeiten; Vol. 563).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Vancouver

van Rij J, Hollebrandse B, Hendriks P. Children's eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution. In Holler A, Suckow K, editors, Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. 2016. p. 267-293. (Linguistische Arbeiten).


BibTeX

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