Institutions: Université de Montréal, Linguistique et traduction
Research interests: Syntax; Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Language and music; Language processing
Daniel Valois early work aimed at assimilating the structure of noun phrases to that of clauses, especially with respect to adjective placement and argument structure. Publications on this topic appeared in many refereed journals, including Linguistic Inquiry and the Canadian Journal of Linguistics, as well in Blackwell’s Syntax Companion and other major collective publications. Current projects include ERP analyses of argument structure, nominal agreement and conceptual semantics, the effect of music training on the syntactic competence of language-impaired patients, and the neurological aspects of morphological derivations.