Shane Ebert

List of John Benjamins publications for which Shane Ebert plays a role.


Many languages, including English, exhibit a restriction on subject extraction over complementizers called the that-trace effect. Although extensively studied, this phenomenon remains a puzzle. Not all languages exhibit the effect; Spanish does not. Spanish also allows postverbal subjects, while… read more | Chapter
Ebert, Shane and Bryan Koronkiewicz 2018 Monolingual stimuli as a foundation for analyzing code-switching dataMethodologies for intra-sentential code-switching research, Munarriz-Ibarrola, Amaia, M. Carmen Parafita Couto and Emma Vanden Wyngaerd (eds.), pp. 25–66
Among methodological concerns specific to code-switching (CS) research is the design of the target stimuli used in experiments with an acceptability judgment task. We argue here that research which makes use of CS data of this type must also incorporate monolingual stimuli into the experimental… read more | Article
Using predictions from the Interface Hypothesis and the grammar of Spanish-English bilinguals, we test whether non-syntactic factors play a role in the that-trace effect. Though generally analyzed syntactically, some work on that-trace supports a syntax-prosody account (Kandybowicz, 2006). The… read more | Chapter
Various methodological concerns are specific to code-switching research; however, the modality of experimental stimuli has yet to be thoroughly investigated. This study explicitly tests if the mode of presentation does in fact affect participants’ judgments in Spanish-English code-switching using… read more | Chapter