language

Error detection and correction among adults with aphasia in a naming task

Slide slam talk about picture naming deficits in adults with aphasia at SNL21.

Language production in aphasia

How is language impacted by brain damage?

Positional cueing, string location variability, and letter-in-string identification

In three Experiments we measured accuracy in identifying a single letter among a string of five briefly presented consonants followed by a post-mask. The position of the to-be-identified letter was either indicated by an ordinal cue (e.g., position …

The sentence superiority effect in the reading brain

A word is better recognized when presented in a grammatical sequence of words (e.g., within a sentence) than when presented in an ungrammatical sequence of words. This sentence superiority effect was recently demonstrated in a series of behavioral …

Neural representation of linguistic feature hierarchy reflects second-language proficiency

Acquiring a new language requires individuals to simultaneously and gradually learn linguistic attributes on multiple levels. Here, we investigated how this learning process changes the neural encoding of natural speech by assessing the encoding of …

Activation of syntax-sensitive structures in the reading brain

Presentation about MEG results at Psychonomics 2020.

Parafoveal-on-foveal repetition effects in sentence reading: A co-registered eye-tracking and electroencephalogram study

When reading, can the next word in the sentence (word n + 1) influence how you read the word you are currently looking at (word n)? Serial models of sentence reading state that this generally should not be the case, whereas parallel models predict …

Parallel processing in reading

How can we understand reading as a parallel rather than serial process?

Visual processing of verb-second (V2) word order in second language acquisition: ERP Evidence from French-Swedish successive bilinguals

This paper lays out a pilot study conducted to examine the roles of Cross-Linguistic Influence (CLI) and cognitive resources on processing and parsing in a second language. The present study builds upon one conducted by Andersson et al. (2018) …

English negative concord and double negation: The division of labor between syntax and pragmatics

Recent research demonstrates that prototypical negative concord (NC) languages allow double negation (DN) (Espinal & Prieto 2011; Prieto et al. 2013; Déprez et al. 2015; Espinal et al. 2016). In NC, two or more syntactic negations yield a single …