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I am a third year graduate student at the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies of the University of the Basque Country under the supervision of Prof. Itziar Laka. My main research interest is the interaction of memory and prediction mechanisms in sentence comprehension. For that purpose, I investigate how comprehenders process filler-gap dependencies, that is, sentences in which there is a displaced constituent that needs to be interpreted in a different position.



Psycholinguistics, comprehension, memory, expectation, filler-gap dependencies



López-Sancio, S. & Laka, I. (2019). Dependency type modulates island effects: Evidence from Spanish, Talk at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New York City, USA, January 3–6, 2019.

López-Sancio, S. & E. Lau. (2018). ERP indices of encoding effects in wh-dependency processing. Poster at AMLaP 2018, Berlin (Germany), September 6-8, 2018. [pdf]

López-Sancio, S. & I. Laka. (2017). Subject island variation across dependency types in Spanish and Italian. Poster at AMLaP 2017, Lancaster (UK), September 5-7, 2017.

López-Sancio, S. (2017). An experimental evaluation of subject islands in Spanish and Italian. Talk at  the Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference, Menorca (Spain), June 28, 2017.

López-Sancio, S. (2016). Testing syntactic islands in Spanish. Talk at the XII General Linguistics International Conference (CILG2016), Alcalá de Henares (Spain), May 23, 2016.

López-Sancio, S. (2015) Formal acceptability judgments: The case of island effects in Spanish. Talk at the 12th Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Phonology (WOSSP 2015), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), June 26, 2015.



OVO: Originating Variation from Order
FFI2015-64183-P (2016 – 2018)
Funding agency: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), Spain
Principal Investigator: Itziar Laka
Budget: €140,100

The Bilingual Mind
IT665-13 (2013-2018)
Consolidated Research Group of Excellence, grade A.
Funding agency: Department of Education, Language Policy and Culture, Basque Government
Principal Investigator: Itziar Laka
Budget: €284,398

AThEME— Advancing the European Multilingual Experience
EC FP7/SSH-2013-1 AThEME (613465) (Mar 2014 – Mar 2019)
Funding agency: European Commission.
Project Coordinator: Lisa L. Cheng (U. Leiden).
Budget: €4,999,990


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