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What are the psychological processes involved in comprehending sentences? How do we process the structure of sentences and how do we understand their meaning? Do children, bilinguals and people with language impairments process sentences in the same way as healthy monolingual adults? These are just some of the many questions that researchers have tried to answer by conducting ever more sophisticated experiments, and this area has been one of the most productive and exciting areas in experimental language research in recent years. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of this important area. It contains 10 chapters written by world-leading experts in the field, discussing influential theories of sentence processing and important experimental evidence, and focussing on recent developments in the field. The chapters also analyse research that has investigated how people process the structure and meaning of sentences, and how sentences are understood within their context. This comprehensive and authoritative work will appeal to students and researchers in the field of sentence processing as well as a more general audience with an interest in psychology and linguistics.