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Wednesday 3/29 Pre-CUNY Workshop
Thursday 3/30
8:00am Breakfast
8:40am Introduction
9am-12:10pm Talk Session 1
2pm-3:55pm Talk Session 2
4:10pm-6:05pm Talk Session 3
6:30pm-8:30pm Poster Session 1
Friday 3/31
8:00am Breakfast
9am-12:10pm Talk Session 1
12:10pm-2pm Poster Session 2
2pm-3:55pm Talk Session 2
4:10pm Announcements
4:20pm-6:15pm Talk Session 3
Saturday 4/1
8:00am Breakfast
9am-12:10pm Talk Session 1
12:10pm-2pm Poster Session 3
2pm-3:55pm Talk Session 2
4:10pm-6:05pm Talk Session 3
6:05pm End of conference reception


Full Schedule


Thursday 3/30

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8:00 AM Breakfast
Continental breakfast will be provided
8:40 AM Introduction
Ted Gibson
  Talk Session 1: Thursday 9am-12:10pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Brian Dillon
9:00 AM *Generative versus Item-Specific Knowledge in Language Processing and Evolution
Emily Morgan
9:40 AM Noisy-context surprisal as a human sentence processing cost model
Richard Futrell and Roger Levy
10:10 AM An information-theoretic buffer supports language processing
Francis Mollica and Steven Piantadosi
10:40 AM Break
  Chair: William Schuler
10:55 AM Modeling Task Effects in Human Reading with Neural Attention
Michael Hahn and Frank Keller
11:25 AM *People with smaller social networks are more influenced by new speakers
Shiri Lev-Ari
11:40 AM *Conventionalization and reduction in an emerging communication system: An experimental and computational modeling investigation
Russell Richie, Matthew Hall, Marie Coppola and Whitney Tabor
11:55 AM *Knowledge of a syntactic universal guides generalization to new structures
Adam Morgan and Victor Ferreira
12:10 PM Lunch break
  Talk Session 2: Thursday 2pm-3:55pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Ming Xiang
2:00 PM *From homesign to sign language: Creating language in the manual modality
Susan Goldin-Meadow
2:40 PM Non-linear lexical planning in sentence production
Shota Momma, Yashna Bowan and Victor Ferreira
3:10 PM Phonological form is not probabilistically pre-activated during language comprehension: A 9-lab failure to replicate DeLong, Urbach & Kutas (2005)
Mante S. Nieuwland, Stephen Politzer-Ahles, Evelien Heyselaar, Katrien Segaert, Emily Darley, Nina Kazanina, Sarah Von Grebmer Zu Wolfsthurn, Federica Bartolozzi, Vita Kogan, Aine Ito, Diane Meziere, Dale Barr, Guillaume Rousselet, Heather Ferguson, Simon Busch-Moreno, Xiao Fu, Eugenia Kulakova, Jyrki Tuomainen, E. Matthew Husband, David Donaldson, Zdenko Kohút, Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer and Falk Huettig
3:25 PM Non-syntactic processing explains cortical entrainment during speech perception
Stefan L. Frank and Jin-Biao Yang
3:40 PM The distinction between lexico-semantic and syntactic processing is not an organizing dimension of the human language system
Evelina Fedorenko, Zachary Mineroff, Matt Siegelman and Idan Blank
3:55 PM Break
  Talk Session 3: Thursday 4:10pm-6:05pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Yi Ting Huang
4:10 PM *Language Evolution through the Bottleneck: From Milliseconds to Millennia
Morten Christiansen
4:50 PM Evidence that uncertainty drives comprehension patterns in people with aphasia
Michael Walsh Dickey, Tessa Warren, Kristen Nunn, Michelle Colvin, Rebecca Hayes, Evelyn Milburn and Abel Lei
5:05 PM Producing during language learning affects comprehension
Elise Hopman and Maryellen MacDonald
5:20 PM The president will give her inauguration speech: Explicit belief and implicit expectations in language production and comprehension
Titus von der Malsburg, Till Poppels and Roger Levy
5:35 PM Word durations in The Cat in the Hat are affected by metrical hierarchy and rhyme predictability
Mara Breen
5:50 PM Saying too much can be efficient: A reference production/comprehension study
Paula Rubio-Fernandez
6:05 PM Poster Session 1
Hors d'œuvres and drinks will be served



Friday 3/31

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8:00 AM Breakfast
Continental breakfast will be provided
  Talk Session 1: Friday 9am-12:10pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Laurel Brehm
9:00 AM *Iterated learning, interaction and the origins of systematic structure: evidence from artificial sign language evolution
Yasamin Motamedi and Simon Kirby
9:40 AM Syntactic variability between and within speakers: When to adapt, when to generalize?
Rachel Ryskin, Zhenghan Qi, Melissa Duff and Sarah Brown-Schmidt
10:10 AM A new argument for distinct, co-active parses during language comprehension
Brian Dillon, Caroline Andrews, Caren Rotello and Matt Wagers
10:40 AM Break
  Chair: Titus von der Malsburg
10:55 AM Interpreting negation in incomplete propositions
Jon Burnsky, Emily Darley, Hanna Muller, Julia Buffinton and Colin Phillips
11:25 AM Similarity-based generalization during accent adaptation
Linda Liu, Xin Xie, Kodi Weatherholtz and T. Florian Jaeger
11:40 AM Not all the errors are the same: morphosyntactic analysis of non-native accented speech
Sendy Caffarra, Sarah Perret and Clara Martin
11:55 AM Does discourse predictability affect rate of pronominalization?
Ekaterina Kravtchenko, Ashutosh Modi, Vera Demberg, Ivan Titov and Manfred Pinkal
12:10 PM Poster Session 2
Sandwiches will be provided
  Talk Session 2: Friday 2pm-3:55pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Mara Breen
2:00 PM *Processing preferences shape language structure and language change
Maryia Fedzechkina
2:40 PM Mentioning atypical properties of objects is communicatively efficient
Judith Degen, Elisa Kreiss, Robert X.D. Hawkins and Noah D. Goodman
3:10 PM (Mis)interpreting agreement attraction: Evidence from a novel dual-task paradigm
Zoe Schlueter, Dan Parker and Ellen Lau
3:25 PM Agreement attraction in English is modulated by linear order
Heidi Lorimor
3:40 PM A feature hierarchy unpacks notional plurality in pseudopartitive agreement attraction
Garrett Smith, Georgia Havens, Julie Franck and Whitney Tabor
3:55 PM Break
4:10 PM Announcements
  Talk Session 3: Friday 4:20pm-6:15pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Melissa Kline
4:20 PM *Processing in interactive language use offers clues to the evolution of language
Stephen Levinson
5:00 PM Expectation adaptation to high-level word order preferences
Wednesday Bushong and T. Florian Jaeger
5:15 PM *Children's predictions, integration costs, and learning: Testing the missing link between processing and acquisition.
Chiara Gambi, Martin Pickering and Hugh Rabagliati
5:30 PM Affordances and end states: how verb type and tense affects event comprehension
Kyra Krass and Gerry Altmann
5:45 PM Retrieval interference and sentence interpretation
Ian Cunnings and Patrick Sturt
6:00 PM Coordination and preparation of utterances in a joint-naming task
Renske Hoedemaker and Antje Meyer
6:15 PM Dinner break



Saturday 4/1

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8:00 AM Breakfast
Continental breakfast will be provided
  Talk Session 1: Saturday 9am-12:10pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Rachel Ryskin
9:00 AM *The functions of constructions encourage generalization, while statistical preemption leads to constraint
Adele Goldberg
9:40 AM *Explaining the origins of recursive hierarchical structure in human languages.
Luc Steels and Emilia Garcia-Casademont
10:10 AM The development of turn-taking: Pre-schoolers may predict what you will say, but they don't use those predictions to plan a reply.
Laura Lindsay, Chiara Gambi and Hugh Rabagliati
10:40 AM Break
  Chair: Judith Degen
10:55 AM Production bias, but not parsing complexity, predicts wh-scope comprehension preference
Ming Xiang, Suiping Wang, Juanhua Yang and Bo Liang
11:25 AM *Language change explains the presence of iconicity in the vocabulary
Matthew Jones, Gabriella Vigliocco, David Vinson, Nourane Clostre, Alex Lau-Zhu and Julio Santiago
11:40 AM *Compositional structure can emerge without generational transmission
Limor Raviv, Antje Meyer and Shiri Lev-Ari
11:55 AM *Redundancy and the lexicon: the effect of word informativity on word shape
Adam King and Andrew Wedel
12:10 PM Poster Session 3
Sandwiches will be provided
  Talk Session 2: Saturday 2pm-3:55pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Tal Linzen
2:00 PM *How useful are creoles in language evolution research? Evaluating cross-linguistic universals of word order and argument marking
Kaius Sinnemäki
2:40 PM Retrieving structures from memory causes difficulty during incremental processing
Cory Shain, Marten van Schijndel, Richard Futrell, Edward Gibson and William Schuler
3:10 PM Prediction during natural reading: Effects of surprisal and entropy reduction
Matthew Lowder, Wonil Choi, Fernanda Ferreira and John Henderson
3:25 PM The result is in sight: grammatical encoding of resultativity influences event perception and memory
Maria Sakarias and Monique Flecken
3:40 PM Prosodic reflection of rapidly-updated expectations: Revisiting givenness
Iris Ouyang, Sasha Spala and Elsi Kaiser
3:55 PM Break
  Talk Session 3: Saturday 4:10pm-6:05pm, MIT Room 10-250
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  Chair: Matt Lowder
4:10 PM *The natural experiment of language evolution
Michael Dunn
4:50 PM Parafoveal and foveal information serve different purposes in reading: Parafoveal is used for saccade programming, foveal for comprehension
Elizabeth Schotter, Mallorie Leinenger and Titus von der Malsburg
5:05 PM Event structure modulates anticipatory looks to potential next referents
Theres Grüter, Aya Takeda, Wenyi Ling, Hannah Rohde and Amy Schafer
5:20 PM Contributions of declarative memory to common ground: Evidence from amnesia
Si On Yoon, Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Melissa Duff
5:35 PM Robust evidence of the tracking of co-listeners' mental states during language comprehension
Olessia Jouravlev, Dima Ayyash, Zach Mineroff and Evelina Fedorenko
5:50 PM Animacy in reflexive processing: when "it" matters more than verbs
Shayne Sloggett and Brian Dillon
6:05 PM End of conference reception
Pizza and drinks provided in BCS Atrium


Poster Sessions

  Poster Session 1: Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm, BCS Atrium
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1001 Be specific! On the availability of participants encoded by particles
Sandra Pappert and Michael Baumann
1002 Models of retrieval in sentence comprehension: A computational evaluation using Bayesian hierarchical modeling
Bruno Nicenboim and Shravan Vasishth
1003 Discourse and Sentence-level Expectations in Second Language Comprehension: Addressing the RAGE hypothesis
Ana Besserman and Elsi Kaiser
1004 Locality and discourse constraints in reflexive resolution
Ian Cunnings and Patrick Sturt
1005 Semantic and Phonological Prediction during the Comprehension of Misspoken Words
Hossein Karimi, Trevor Brothers and Fernanda Ferreira
1006 Does linguistic proficiency influence memory for linguistic and non-linguistic information?
Agnieszka Konopka and Sara Spotorno
1007 Production during language comprehension facilitates prediction: Evidence from the visual world printed-word paradigm
Aine Ito and Martin Pickering
1008 Comparing Corpus and Experimental Approaches: A Study of the Russian Enclitic Že
Natalia Slioussar and Evdokia Valova
1009 Making invisible "trouble" visible: Self-repair increases abstraction in dialogue
Gregory Mills and Gisela Redeker
1010 When does variability boost learning?
Shiri Lev-Ari
1011 (In-)consistent Island Effects in Norwegian?
Dave Kush, Terje Lohndal and Jon Sprouse
1012 Research is fun, psycholinguists are intelligent: Perspective-sensitivity in adjectives
Elsi Kaiser and Jamie Herron Lee
1013 Language comprehension under cognitive load: Age-related differences in single vs dual task performance
Katja Häuser, Vera Demberg and Jutta Kray
1014 Investigating attributional models of disfluency processing with a YOYO paradigm: Younger and Older listeners’ reactions to Younger and Older talkers’ disfluencies
Raheleh Saryazdi, Daniel DeSantis, Craig Chambers and Elizabeth Johnson
1015 Comprehension and memory representations of r'duced words in Dutch learners of French
Lisa Morano, Mirjam Ernestus and Louis ten Bosch
1016 Semantic adaptation and its time course: an investigation of gradable adjectives
Ming Xiang, Chris Kennedy and Allison Kramer
1017 Processing of Variable Number Agreement: Evaluating /s/ Lenition in Comprehension
Margaret Featherstone, Cynthia Lukyanenko and Karen Miller
1018 Are different phi-features processed distinctly or similarly? An Event-Related Potentials and Time–Frequency analysis
Mehmet Aygunes, Özgür Aydın, Adil Deniz Duru and Tamer Demiralp
1019 Subject-Verb Agreement in Turkish Agrammatic Aphasia: Comparison of Person and Number Features
Özgür Aydın, Hazel Zeynep Kurada and Tuba Yarbay-Duman
1020 Processing Chinese and English relative clauses in context: What kind of priming is most effective?
Zhaohong Wu and Alan Juffs
1021 Pronouns don’t (only) point: Investigating sensitivity to space and saliency in anaphor choice in American Sign Language
Anne Therese Frederiksen and Rachel Mayberry
1022 Qualitative processing differences between action and non-action verbs in metaphorical contexts: an EEG study.
Christine A. Knoop, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, R. Muralikrishnan, Mathias Scharinger, Freya Materne and Winfried Menninghaus
1023 The use of attention-directing cues on pronoun interpretation: does the language proficiency of the speaker matter?
Fabiola Tortajada and Carla Contemori
1024 Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying truth-conditional and logical semantic aspects of sentence processing as revealed by event-related potentials (ERPs)
Fayden Sara Bokhari, Alexandre Herbay and Karsten Steinhauer
1025 Sentence context provides language membership restrictions for word recognition during bilingual language processing
Liv Hoversten and Matt Traxler
1026 Relation of eye movement patterns and cognitive capacity to sentence comprehension accuracy
Maria Varkanitsa, Adrian Staub, Jennifer Michaud and David Caplan
1027 Different case marking does not dampen attraction effect in comprehension: Evidence from an eye-tracking study of subject-verb honorific agreement in Korean
Nayoung Kwon and Patrick Sturt
1028 Complement coercion in the Canadian English "be done NP" construction
Patrick Murphy
1029 Anticipating speech errors during online sentence processing
Matthew Lowder and Fernanda Ferreira
1030 Effects of reading rate on individual variation in morphosyntactic ERPs
Amalia Reyes and Darren Tanner
1031 Inhibition wins over storage: Individual differences in the processing of homonym and polysemy in Korean
Hyein Jeong, Hongoak Yun, Daun Kim, and Upyong Hong
1032 Second language processing of relative clauses in Mandarin
Chung-yu Chen
1033 How word and phrase frequencies affect noun phrase production
Zeshu Shao and Antje Meyer
1034 A mechanism for the cortical computation of hierarchical linguistic structure
Andrea E. Martin and Leonidas A. A. Doumas
1035 Linguistic adaptation in syntactic comprehension
Caoimhe Harrington Stack, Ariel James and Duane Watson
1036 Predicate Ordering Effects in Copredication
Elliot Murphy
1037 What and means: a study on the intersective vs. non-intersective construal of VP-and.
Viola Schmitt and Daniele Panizza
1038 Parsing underspecified morpho-syntactic Information
Florian Bogner and Petra Schumacher
1039 Discourse coherence and pronoun use: Null and overt pronouns in Vietnamese
Binh Ngo and Elsi Kaiser
1040 Memory retrieval in sentence comprehension uses a non-linear cue combination rule
Dan Parker
1041 Filler-gap dependencies in L2: implications for the analysis of islands
Boyoung Kim and Grant Goodall
1042 Resumption controls the time-course of dependency formation: evidence from Hebrew
Julie Fadlon and Aya Meltzer-Asscher
1043 Listeners rely on local context, not global prosody, to anticipate pitch accents
Amanda Rysling, Jason Bishop, Charles Clifton and Anthony Yacovone
1044 L2 structural prediction depends on the nature of learners' exposure to the target language
Itsuki Minemi, Saki Tsumura, Douglas Roland, Manabu Arai and Yuki Hirose
1045 Positioning of Determiner Phrase Affects Mandarin Relatives Processing
Yanan Sheng, Fuyun Wu and Roger Levy
1046 Eventive iteration construal during comprehension: one process, differing sources
Maria Piñango, Yao-Ying Lai, Emily Foster-Hanson, Cheryl Lacadie, Todd Constable, and Ashwini Deo
1047 Illusory conjunctions reflect mental representations of sentence structure
Laurel Brehm and Matt Goldrick
1048 The brain dissociates between different levels of prediction violation during language comprehension...but not always
Gina Kuperberg and Edward Wlotko
1049 When effects appear before causes: an ERP study
Einat Shetreet and Gina Kuperberg
1050 Persistent structural priming during online second language comprehension
Hang Wei, Julie Boland and Fang Yuan
1051 Is syntactic processing in language production automatic?
Iva Ivanova and Victor Ferreira
1052 Revisiting empty-category processing by L2 learners with only classroom exposure
Haerim Hwang, Hyunwoo Kim and Bonnie D. Schwartz
1053 Semantic constraint modulates N170 effects to unexpected wordforms: ERP evidence
Nyssa Z. Bulkes and Darren Tanner
1054 Syntactic parsing with limited control: Effects on the kindergarten path
Yi Ting Huang, Nina Hsu, Elinora Leonard, Juliana Gerard, Alix Kowalski and Jared Novick
1055 “I think it’s a tiger”: does prosody help differentiate different uses of belief verbs?
Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Micha Elsner, Shari Speer and Laura Wagner
1056 Wh-island effects in Hebrew and the source of super-additivity in acceptable islands
Maayan Keshev and Aya Meltzer-Asscher
1057 Pragmatic effects attested in incremental interpretation of numeral modifiers
Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Jakub Dotlačil and Rick Nouwen
1058 Illusory Effects in Locative Constructions
Nayoun Kim, Kathleen Hall and Masaya Yoshida
1059 Top-down expectations affect integration of multiple cues to emphasis in discourse
Laura Morett and Scott Fraundorf
1060 Semantic selectivity in the retrieval of sluiced sentences: An eye movement study.
Jesse Harris
1061 Pupillometry measures highlight the timing of cognitive effort during linguistic adaptation
Juan Ospina, Angele Yazbec, Nelson Roque and Arielle Borovsky
1062 Neural correlates of referential processing: Event-related potentials for ambiguity versus resolution
Les Sikos, Harm Brouwer and Matthew Crocker
1063 Speech acts and facial expressions
Marcello Passarelli, Filippo Domaneschi and Carlo Chiorri
1064 The role of individual differences in the context-dependent interpretation of some
Xiao Yang, Robert Fiorentino and Utako Minai
1065 The role of context and information in the interpretation of scalar adjectives
Wesley Orth, Amanda Pogue and Chigusa Kurumada
1066 Effects of contrastive prosody on referential processing: An ERP study
Aleuna Lee, Deniz Kutlu and Edith Kaan
1067 On-line processing of French syntactic word categories in native speakers and late second language learners: An ERP study.
Lauren Fromont, Phaedra Royle and Karsten Steinhauer
1068 Predictive pre-updating: Evidence from event-related potentials
Tal Ness and Aya Meltzer-Asscher
1069 Individual Differences in Perspective Taking: Inhibition and Switching Across the Lifespan
Madeleine R. Long, William S. Horton, Hannah Rohde and Antonella Sorace
1070 Linguistic prediction is a non-competitive process: Evidence from the processing of spoken sentences.
Chiara Gambi, Martin Pickering and Hugh Rabagliati
1071 The interaction between syntactic structure and information structure: Evidence from event-related brain potentials
Masataka Yano and Masatoshi Koizumi
1072 Can Language Users Derive Sentence Meaning without Relying on Verbs? Evidence from English and Korean
Gyu-ho Shin and Hyunwoo Kim
1073 Ellipsis in context: Identity and salience both drive interpretation
Jeffrey Geiger and Ming Xiang
1074 L1 reading experience modulates reliance on a linguistic cue in L2 pronoun processing
Heeju Hwang and Jennifer Arnold
1075 Word order does not influence German five-year-olds’ interpretation of passives
Lara Ehrenhofer, Yi Ting Huang, Jeffrey Lidz and Colin Phillips
1076 All for some and some for all: An ERP investigation of scalar terms in Spanish
David Miller and Jason Rothman
1077 How font emphasis influences the encoding of salient alternatives in L2 discourse
Eun-Kyung Lee and Scott Fraundorf
1078 The influence of spatial representation on reference in spoken language
Cameron Smith and Amit Almor
1079 Subject island? (Counter)evidence from French dont-relative clauses
Elodie Winckel, Barbara Hemforth and Anne Abeille
1080 Can visual shapes influence phoneme perception?
Jessica Joseph, Emily Myers, Gitte Joergensen and Eiling Yee
1081 Individual differences in semantic coercion processing during sentence comprehension
Clinton L. Johns, Nicole Landi and Julie Van Dyke
1082 Cross-linguistic evidence for effects of impersonal vs. referential pronouns in sentence processing
Yair Haendler
1083 None or all make a difference for some
Francesca Foppolo and Marco Marelli
1084 An investigation of neural oscillations as a signature of word order effects in Russian
Anastasia Stoops, Tania Ionin and Susan Garnsey
1085 Understanding the processing of lexical patterns in sentences using techniques from nonlinear dynamics
Ruediger Thul and Kathy Conklin
1086 Modeling Linguistic Categorization of Colors
Tao Gong and Lan Shuai
1087 Timing of syntactic and lexical priming reveals structure-building mechanisms in production
Shota Momma, L. Robert Slevc, Rebecca Kraut and Colin Phillips
1088 Cognitive vs. emotive factives differ in what levels of meaning they contribute to
Kajsa Djaerv, Florian Schwarz and Jeremy Zehr
1089 What can silent gestures reveal about word order?
Mark Koranda and Maryellen MacDonald

  Poster Session 2: Friday 12:10pm-2pm, BCS Atrium
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2001 Context management vs. grammatical processing in children's scope ambiguity resolution
K.J. Savinelli, Gregory Scontras and Lisa Pearl
2002 Why not both? Form and meaning affect early visual processing of compound words
Charles Davis, Gary Libben and Sidney Segalowitz
2003 Scope ambiguity resolution, event structure bias, and German main clause scrambling
Asad Sayeed, Matthias Lindemann and Vera Demberg
2004 Using acceptability judgments to study language change: Age differences reflect differences in speakers' linguistic systems
Savithry Namboodiripad
2005 Working memory and word frequency relate to offline ambiguity resolution by influencing prosody
Van Rynald Liceralde, Jeong Hyun Lim and Fernanda Ferreira
2006 Statistical language models reveal cross-linguistic differences in processing difficulty
Stephan Meylan and Tom Griffiths
2007 When Unmarked Case matters: Processing Agreement in Hindi
Sakshi Bhatia
2008 Working memory involvement in grammatical encoding
Markus Bader
2009 The importance of replication in psycholinguistics
Daniela Mertzen, Lena Jäger and Shravan Vasishth
2010 Listener adaptation to prosodic cues to syntax
Andrés Buxó-Lugo, Chigusa Kurumada and Duane Watson
2011 Cognitive load in the visual world: The facilitatory effect of gaze
Mirjana Sekicki and Maria Staudte
2012 Utterance design in multiparty conversation
Si On Yoon and Sarah Brown-Schmidt
2013 Resumptive pronouns and active dependency formation
Derya Cokal and Patrick Sturt
2014 Slow Joe and Fast Mary: Statistical Learning of Talker Rate Influences Word Perception
Laura Dilley, Zachary Ireland, Navin Viswanathan, Lisa Sanders, Meisam K. Arjmandi and Liz Wieland
2015 Words go together like ‘bread and butter’: The rapid, automatic learning of lexical patterns in natural reading contexts
Kathy Conklin and Gareth Carrol
2016 The Online Processing of Presupposition Projection from Disjunctions
Aron Hirsch, Florian Schwarz and Jeremy Zehr
2017 Reevaluating the garden-path effect in Korean
Eun Hee Kim, Nayoung Kim, James Hye Suk Yoon and Kiel Christianson
2018 Facilitatory Effects in Grammatical and Ungrammatical Sentences in Basque: A novel instance of agreement attraction
Idoia Ros, Nerea Egusquiza and Itziar Laka
2019 Searching for the label advantage in perception: to what extent do verbal categories facilitate visual search?
Geertje van Bergen and Monique Flecken
2020 The influence of individual personality differences in language comprehension
Isabell Hubert and Juhani Järvikivi
2021 How ERPs can reflect morphosyntactic change: A study on gender fading in a southern Italo-Romance dialect
Valentina Bambini, Paolo Canal (co-first author), Federica Breimaier, Domenico Meo, Diego Pescarini and Michele Loporcaro
2022 Comprehension questions change beliefs under uncertainty
Klinton Bicknell and Vera Demberg
2023 Revisiting the lexical and discourse bases of gender effects in reflexive processing
Clinton L. Johns, Dave Kush and Julie Van Dyke
2024 Experimental evidence on the role of situational context in language change: the case of the Spanish Progressive to Imperfective shift
Martin Fuchs, Ashwini Deo and María Mercedes Piñango
2025 A "missing NP illusion" in Mandarin Chinese doubly center-embedded sentences
Nick Huang and Colin Phillips
2026 Decoding the P600: new evidence from MVPA for a P3 account
Jona Sassenhagen and Christian J. Fiebach
2027 Restricting domains of retrieval: Evidence for clause-bound processing from agreement attraction
Christopher Hammerly and Brian Dillon
2028 Listeners maintain uncertainty about acoustic input
Wednesday Bushong, Klinton Bicknell and T. Florian Jaeger
2029 Decoding Linguistic Structure Building in the Time-Frequency Domain
Phillip M. Alday and Andrea E. Martin
2030 Children use multiword information in real-time sentence comprehension
Arielle Borovsky and Inbal Arnon
2031 What did the duck say to the bartender? Sentence context and homonym meaning activation in native and non-native speakers of English.
Jane Morgan and Anna Maria Di Betta
2032 Social influences on language processing
Tim Beyer, Alisa Boninger and Solana Michael
2033 Anticipating negation: Experimental evidence for a semantic account of Neg raising
John Duff, Lyn Frazier, Charles Clifton Jr. and Stephanie Rich
2034 Do German demonstrative pronouns avoid perspectival centers?
Umesh Patil, Peter Bosch and Stefan Hinterwimmer
2035 Heavy NP shift really is the parser’s last resort
Wing-Yee Chow
2036 Predictive pressures do not override the effects of verb bias in syntactic parsing
Wing-Yee Chow and Patrick Sturt
2037 Language-independent syntactic category expectation in Spanish-English bilinguals.
Guadalupe de los Santos, Richard Lewis and Julie Boland
2038 Presupposition accommodation. An ERP study on definite descriptions and change of state verbs.
Viviana Masia, Paolo Canal, Filippo Domaneschi, Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri and Valentina Bambini
2039 Structural priming of SO vs. OS in German: Clauses with psychological-verbs as a test case
Sandra Pappert, Michael Baumann and Markus Bader
2040 Modeling syntax acquisition via cognitively-constrained unsupervised grammar induction
Cory Shain, William Bryce, Lifeng Jin, Victoria Krakovna, Finale Doshi-Velez, Timothy Miller, William Schuler and Lane Schwartz
2041 Stacked Relative Clauses Processing in English and Mandarin
Chong Zhang and John Drury
2042 The Director task: Why do they call it Theory of Mind when they mean selective attention?
Paula Rubio-Fernández and Julian Jara-Ettinger
2043 The influence of affect on lexical access: word, context, and participant effects
Peiyun Zhou and Kiel Christianson
2044 Lexical overlap increases syntactic priming in aphasic patients with short-term memory deficits: Evidence against the explicit memory account of the lexical boost
Hao Yan, Randi Martin and Robert Slevc
2045 How prediction promotes children's word learning
Tracy Reuter, Arielle Borovsky and Casey Lew-Williams
2046 Island Constraint and Reanalysis in Processing Mandarin Topic Structure: An ERP Study
Zhiyin Dong, Ryan Rhodes and Arild Hestvik
2047 Focus structures and the processing of discourse congruence
Barbara Tomaszewicz and Petra Schumacher
2048 Prediction in repair disfluencies, focus constructions, and noun phrase coordination
Matthew Lowder and Fernanda Ferreira
2049 Gender attraction in Spanish comprehension
Ian Cunnings, Jorge González Alonso, David Miller and Jason Rothman
2050 Processing plural marking in the second language: evidence for transfer
Sea Hee Choi and Tania Ionin
2051 Verb Subcategory Effects during Parsing: Effects of Language Proficiency and Cognitive Control
Trevor Brothers, Liv Hoversten and Matt Traxler
2052 An ERP study of the effect of local sentential context on Chinese relative clause processing
Yanyu Xiong
2053 Online Processing of wh-adjuncts
Nayoun Kim, Alexis Wellwood and Masaya Yoshida
2054 The Learning of Subordinate Word Meanings
Felix Wang, Lila Gleitman and John Trueswell
2055 Do Listeners Learn Speaker/Accent-Specific Syntactic Biases?
Rachel Ryskin, Alex Fine and Sarah Brown-Schmidt
2056 Codability modulates priming of Path in Mandarin and English
Chun Zheng and Elaine Francis
2057 Cross-domain priming from mathematics to relative-clause attachment: A visual-world study in French
Céline Pozniak and Christoph Scheepers
2058 Neural Markers of Parafoveal Preview Processing
Giulia Christine Pancani and Peter Gordon
2059 Oscillatory neural signatures of syntactic and semantic retrieval interference
Ashley Lewis and Julie Van Dyke
2060 The position of suffixes implicitly enhances category discrimination in L2 learning
Dorothée B. Hoppe, Jacolien van Rij and Michael Ramscar
2061 Effects of shared learning on choice of referring expressions mitigated by likelihood of prior knowledge
Alyssa Ibarra, Mike Tanenhaus and Jeffrey Runner
2062 Presentation of the Author Recognition Task affects performance
Liz Reeder and Jennifer Arnold
2063 Evidence for incremental processing of only-sentences in adults as well as children
Pooja Paul, Jayden Ziegler and Jesse Snedeker
2064 Different paths from structure to event construal in idiomatic, semi-idiomatic, and fully transparent expressions
Jayden Ziegler, Jesse Snedeker and Eva Wittenberg
2065 L1 and L2 listeners attend to continuous speech differently
Agnieszka Konopka, Emily Lawrence and Sara Spotorno
2066 On-line processing of "depth charge" sentences: No evidence for memory overload
Dario Paape and Shravan Vasishth
2067 Pupillary responses to Spanish island violations in Spanish-English bilinguals
Ian Phillips, Christen N. Madsen II, Gita Martohardjono and Richard G. Schwartz
2068 Differences between children and adults in the emergence of linguistic structure
Limor Raviv and Inbal Arnon
2069 Predicting object states in Mandarin Chinese – insights from the bǎ-construction
Johannes Gerwien and Kexin Xi
2070 Implicit prosody and thematic assignment in garden-path recovery.
Jesse Harris
2071 Syntactic flexibility of idioms: has the wrong tree been barked up? Eye-tracking evidence from sentence reading
Marianna Kyriacou, Kathy Conklin and Dominic Thompson
2072 Predictability affects pronoun production only for some verb types
Jennifer Arnold, Sandra Zerkle, Kathryn Weatherford and Elise Rosa
2073 Resolving attachment ambiguity: forget case, but remember number!
Natalia Slioussar and Daria Chernova
2074 One leaf or four leaves?: distributive and collective meanings in Hebrew
Einat Shetreet and Rama Novogrodsky
2075 Article omission in newspaper headlines is constrained by information density - An experimental and corpus-based approach
Robin Lemke, Ingo Reich and Eva Horch
2076 L2 processing of the Korean locative constructions by Chinese-Korean bilinguals
Sun Hee Park and Hyunwoo Kim
2077 Prediction at the discourse level in Spanish-English bilinguals: an eye-tracking study
Carla Contemori and Paola E. Dussias
2078 Misspoken Words are Encoded and Retrieved along with Intended Words during Referential Processing
Hossein Karimi and Fernanda Ferreira
2079 Rational inference and sentence interpretation in Mandarin Chinese
Meilin Zhan, Roger Levy and Edward Gibson
2080 When is a candle a lightbulb? Referential contrast and visually misleading objects
Chris Klammer, Mindaugas Mozuraitis and Craig Chambers
2081 Digging up the building blocks of language: Age-of-acquisition effects for multiword phrases
Inbal Arnon, Stewart M. McCauley and Morten H. Christiansen
2082 Investigating Island Sensitivity in the Processing of Wh- Dependencies: An ERP Study
Lauren Covey, Alison Gabriele and Robert Fiorentino
2083 The impact of presuppositions on interpretation - 'go back' vs. 'return'
Jeremy Zehr and Florian Schwarz
2084 Using stochastic language models to map lexical, syntactical, and phonological information processing in the brain.
Alessandro Lopopolo, Stefan L. Frank, Antal van den Bosch and Roel M. Willems
2085 Illusions of plausibility: ROC evidence for cue-based retrieval
Amanda Rysling, Caren Rotello and Brian Dillon
2086 Intrusion effects on Korean NPI licensing and the influence of prosody
Jiwon Yun, So Young Lee and John Drury
2087 This is the structure that we wonder why anyone produces it: Resumptive pronouns in English help production but hinder comprehension
Adam Morgan, Titus von der Malsburg, Victor Ferreira and Eva Wittenberg
2088 Interference effects across the at-issue/not-at-issue divide: Agreement and NPI licensing
Anne Ng and E. Matthew Husband
2089 Selective agreement attraction effects: Not all phrases are equally attractive
Dan Parker

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3001 Expectation management in dialogue: Discourse particles modulate predictions about upcoming referents
Geertje van Bergen
3002 Immediate interpretation of ser and estar in native speakers, but not L2 speakers of Spanish
Carmelo Bazaco and Kiwako Ito
3003 How to influence the verb number without disrupting it
Bojana Ristic, Simona Mancini and Nicola Molinaro
3004 Knowledge and Learning of Verb Biases in Amnesia
Rachel Ryskin, Zhenghan Qi, Natalie Covington, Melissa Duff and Sarah Brown-Schmidt
3005 Subject gaps are still easiest: relative clause processing and Georgian split ergativity
Steven Foley and Matt Wagers
3006 English and Hebrew speakers use language-specific strategies to produce communicatively efficient relative clauses
Julie Fadlon, Adam Morgan, Aya Meltzer-Asscher and Victor Ferreira
3007 Types of iconicity and combinatorial strategies distinguish semantic categories in the manual modality across cultures
Gerardo Ortega and Aslı Özyürek
3008 Processing of visuo-spatial aspects of American Sign Language by foreign and naïve signers
Tatiana Luchkina, Helen Koulidobrova and Jeffrey Levy Palmer
3009 When adjectives are like numbers: vague adjectives are processed by the magnitude representation system
Arnold Kochari and Herbert Schriefers
3010 Script knowledge and event order in a visual world paradigm study
Alessandra Zarcone and Vera Demberg
3011 L2 Garden-Path Eye Movement Patterns: Proficiency and Native Language
Saki Tsumura, Itsuki Minemi, Douglas Roland, Manabu Arai and Yuki Hirose
3012 Congruency effects of speaker’s gaze on listeners’ sentence comprehension
Torsten Jachmann, Heiner Drenhaus, Maria Staudte and Matthew Crocker
3013 The OPC in Japanese: The Effect of Discourse Context on Interpretation and Processing
Marisa Nagano
3014 Causal attributions in the adaptation of pragmatic informativity assumptions
Amanda Pogue, Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Chigusa Kurumada
3015 Implicit causality: When more than one explanation is missing
Israel de la Fuente, Marie Benzerrak and Barbara Hemforth
3016 Shape classifiers and referential processing in Mandarin: Noun class trumps semantics
Theres Grüter, Elaine Lau and Wenyi Ling
3017 Attentional resource allocation in children’s subject-verb agreement production
Nazbanou Nozari, Akira Omaki, Jessa Sahl and Zoe Ovans
3018 Processing discourse referents in Mandarin active and passive SOV sentences
Ran Wang and Johannes Gerwien
3019 Predictability and misperception: An eye movement and ex-Gaussian analysis.
Jesse Harris, Stephanie Rich and Ian Rigby
3020 Predicted analyses linger: The case for structural prediction with either-or structures.
Jesse Harris and Stephanie Rich
3021 Sloppy on the road to strict? Stereotypical gender and the interpretation of VP Ellipsis.
Jesse Harris, John Gluckman and Marju Kaps
3022 Simultaneous listening and planning for production: full or partial comprehension?
Suzanne Jongman and Antje Meyer
3023 Agreement attraction errors in neural networks
Tal Linzen, Yoav Goldberg and Emmanuel Dupoux
3024 A unified conceptualization for the locative & possessive comprehension of English have
Muye Zhang, Maria Mercedes Piñango and Ashwini Deo
3025 Reducing animacy interference in Basque: pro-drop or postverbal scrambling?
Luis Pastor and Itziar Laka
3026 Visually informed prediction: How combining lexical and visual information affects surprisal.
Christine Ankener, Mirjana Sekicki and Maria Staudte
3027 Individual differences in working memory correlate with brain responses during sentence-embedded word reading
Shannon McKnight, Don Bell-Souder, Sara Milligan, Akira Miyake and Albert Kim
3028 On the compositional interpretation of scalar quantifiers: the role of the residue set
Chao Sun and Richard Breheny
3029 The Role of morphological Marking in reducing Language Processing Effort
Katrien Beuls and Paul Van Eecke
3030 The role of distributional information in speakers’ trade-off between production ease and comprehension goal
Dongsu Lee, Hongoak Yun and Upyong Hong
3031 ERP Time-course of (Pseudo)Word Form Activation and Integration
Yoana Vergilova, Heiner Drenhaus and Matthew Crocker
3032 Ease of memory retrieval but not entropy influences pronoun resolution
Hossein Karimi, Tamara Swaab and Fernanda Ferreira
3033 Hierarchical vs. linear syntactic models of morphological processing
Yohei Oseki and Alec Marantz
3034 Thematic role predictability affects the time course of utterance planning
Sandra Zerkle and Jennifer Arnold
3035 What’s, uhh, coming next? ERP adaptation to distributional characteristics of disfluency
Meredith Brown, Nathaniel Delaney-Busch, Barbara Storch, Edward Wlotko and Gina Kuperberg
3036 Working Memory Load Impairs Some But Not All Pragmatic Inferences
Laine Stranahan, Dylan Hardenbergh and Jesse Snedeker
3037 Relative clause processing, structural and linear distance matter - Evidence from Mandarin, Cantonese and English Visual World experiments
Céline Pozniak, Jiaying Huang and Barbara Hemforth
3038 Communicative efficiency in language production and evolution: Optional plural marking
Chigusa Kurumada, Joseph Plvan-Franke, Wesley Orth and Scott Grimm
3039 Neural indices of active structure maintenance: ERP evidence from noun phrase coordination
Ellen Lau and Chia-Hsuan Liao
3040 High predictability temporarily down-weights errors in subject-verb agreement
Anthony Yacovone, Brian Dillon and Lyn Frazier
3041 No grammatical illusion with L2-specific memory retrieval cues in agreement processing
Zoe Schlueter, Shota Momma and Ellen Lau
3042 Second Language Resolution of Filler-gap Dependencies in Chinese Topicalized Sentences
Jie Liu
3043 Scalar implicatures in the context of full and partial information. Evidence from ERPs.
Maria Spychalska, Ludmila Reimer, Petra Schumacher and Markus Werning
3044 Retrieving the structural and lexical content of wh-fillers: an attraction effect
Nayoun Kim, Laurel Brehm and Masaya Yoshida
3045 Meaning (Mis-)Match in the Directionality of German Particle Verbs
Diego Frassinelli, Alla Abrosimova, Sylvia Springorum and Sabine Schulte im Walde
3046 Shared and unshared portions of meaning for biased and balanced polysemes
Andreas Brocher, Jean-Pierre Koenig, Stephani Foraker and Gail Mauner
3047 Brain potentials elicited by ironic emojis in sentence context
Benjamin Weissman and Darren Tanner
3048 Prosodic Effects on Factive Presupposition Projection
Kajsa Djaerv and Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin
3049 Not as awful as it seems: how cultural language evolution may favor syncretism in case paradigms
Remi van Trijp
3050 Influence of competitors on the L2 production of English referential expressions
Mari Miyao, Amy Schafer and Bonnie D. Schwartz
3051 What do you think why American children produce Russian wh-questions?
Carolyn Jane Lutken and Akira Omaki
3052 Effects of clause order and connective type on children’s and adults’ processing of complex sentences
Laura de Ruiter, Anna Theakston, Silke Brandt and Elena Lieven
3053 Working memory and speech-gesture integration
Seana Coulson and Ying Choon Wu
3054 Agreement attraction in person: comprehension in Russian
Anna Laurinavichyute, Aleksandra Simdianova and Shravan Vasishth
3055 Asymmetry in presupposition projection: the case of conjunction
Matthew Mandelkern, Jeremy Zehr, Jacopo Romoli and Florian Schwarz
3056 Speaker-specific processing of anomalous sentences
Laurel Brehm, Carrie Jackson and Karen Miller
3058 Contributions of declarative memory to co-reference production: Findings from Amnesia
Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Melissa Duff
3059 The surface syntactic positions of wh-phrases and scope
So Young Lee and Jiwon Yun
3060 Actors must be unambiguous: An ERP study on the interaction of actorhood and animacy cues
R. Muralikrishnan and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
3061 Active Parasitic Gap-driven Gap-gap-filler Dependencies in Mandarin
Le Yan and Edith Kaan
3062 The processing complexity of multiply nested dependencies
Markus Bader
3063 Interplay between Syntax and Pragmatics in Online Reflexive Interpretation
Tsz Ching Kong and Wing Yee Chow
3064 Structural adaptation in native speakers and L2 learners
Corinne Futch, Devin McCann, Sonja Mujcinovic, Esther Álvarez de la Fuente and Edith Kaan
3065 Processing of prepositions: an EEG study
Mari Chanturidze, Rebecca Carroll and Esther Ruigendijk
3066 Structural complexity modulates “semantic P600” in sentence processing
Peiyun Zhou, Joseph Toscano, Susan Garnsey and Kiel Christianson
3067 On the Relation of Linguistic forms, Memory and Attention: the Case of Modification
Daphna Heller and Danielle Moed
3068 A case of grammatical illusion conditioned by a grammatical property
Jeremy Pasquereau, Brian Dillon and Lyn Frazier
3069 Contextual and syntactic information jointly affect the processing of Turkish anaphors
Sol Lago, Martina Gračanin-Yuksek, Duygu Şafak, Orhan Demir and Bilal Kırkıcı
3070 The effect of memory demands on dependency length minimization in production
Idoia Ros, Mikel Santesteban and Itziar Laka
3071 Non-adaptation to garden paths
Devin McCann and Edith Kaan
3072 The role of language environment on the retrieval of lexical vs. grammatical information in a sentence context among bilinguals
Courtney Johnson Fowler
3073 Salience of experiencer versus stimulus in Turkish psych verbs: A pronoun resolution study
Duygu Özge, Joshua K. Hartshorne and Jesse Snedeker
3074 Boundary tone processing during online comprehension
Sarah Bibyk, Willemijn Heeren, Aaron Albin, Wil Rankinen, Anne Pier Salverda, Christine Gunlogson and Michael Tanenhaus
3075 Easy accessibility and retrievability of high-frequent verbs as a production-based factor modulating historical SOV-to-SVO word order changes
Gerard Kempen and Karin Harbusch
3077 Imprecision can be costly: evidence from modified numerals
Helena Aparicio
3078 The overt pronoun penalty for plural anaphors in Spanish
Carlos Gelormini
3079 Negative polarity illusions: licensors that don't cause illusions, and blockers that do
Iria de-Dios-Flores, Hanna Muller and Colin Phillips
3080 The licensing of discourse particles in complex questions: Evidence from graded judgments and event-related potentials
Anna Czypionka, Josef Bayer, Maribel Romero Sangüesa and Carsten Eulitz
3081 Dialect levelling as large scale, mild Language attrition
Björn Lundquist and Øystein Vangsnes
3082 Dartboard or Spider web?: Memory and audience design when speakers’ representations conflict
Si On Yoon and Elizabeth Stine-Morrow
3083 Interpreting Presuppositions in the Scope of Quantifiers: every vs. at least one
Ava Creemers, Jeremy Zehr and Florian Schwarz
3084 Prosodic distance iconically disrupts causal inferencing
Katy Carlson and Hannah Rohde
3085 Go High or Go Low: Adaptation to Different Error Distributions in Sentence Processing
Shaorong Yan, Thomas Farmer and T. Florian Jaeger
3086 Agreement attraction: roles of active dependencies and attractor position
Patrick Sturt and Nayoung Kwon
3087 Diachronic development through synchronic variation in copular use
Sarah Sanchez Alonso, Ashwini Deo and Maria Piñango