Publications & Presentations

The following are publications and presentations that have been produced by members of the Words in the World network, beginning April 1, 2016, where these works relate to Words in the World themes and are of potential interest to our partners and collaborators.

Authors marked with “(T)” are identified as trainees. Authors marked with “(C)” are identified as official WOW collaborators, as recognized by SSHRC.

Items marked with “&” are targeted toward stakeholders/trainees


Al-Azary, H. (T) & Buchanan, L. (2017). Novel metaphor comprehension: Semantic neighbourhood density interacts with concreteness. Memory and Cognition, 45, 296-307. doi: 10.3758/s13421-016-0650-7

Al-Zanoon, N. (T), Dambacher, M., and Kuperman, V. (2017). Evidence for a global oculomotor program in reading. Psychological Research, 81(4), 863-877.

Arnhold, A. (C), Chen, A., & Järvikivi, J. (2016). Acquiring complex focus marking: Finnish four- to five-year-olds use prosody and word order in interaction. Frontiers in Psychology/Language Sciences, 7:1886. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01886

Danguecan, A.N., (T) & Buchanan, L. (2016). Semantic neighborhood effects for abstract versus concrete words. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 1034.

de Almeida, R. (C), G., Riven, L., Manouilidou, C. (C) Lungu, O., Dwivedi, V. (C), Jarema, G., & Gillon, B. (C.) (2016). The neural correlates of indeterminate sentence comprehension: An fMRI study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10:614. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00614

Hawthorne, K., Järvikivi, J., Schimke, J., Tucker, B. V. (C) (2017). Finding Word Boundaries in Indian English-Accented Speech. Journal of Phonetics, 66, 145-160.

Imbault, C. (T), Shore, D., & Kuperman, V. (2018). Reliability of the sliding scale for collecting affective responses to words. Behavior research methods, 1-9.

Järvikivi, J., Schimke, S., Pyykkönen -Klauck, P.(C) (in press). Indirect reference in visual context. Discourse Processes.

Järvikivi, J., van Gompel, R. P., & Hyönä, J. (2017). The interplay of implicit causality, structural heuristics, and anaphor type in ambiguous pronoun resolution. Journal of psycholinguistic research46(3), 525-550.

Kuperman, V., Van Dyke, J. A., & Henry, R. (2016). Eye movement control in RAN and reading. Scientific Studies of Reading, 20(2), 173—188.

Libben, G. (2017). The quantum metaphor and the organization of words in the mind. Cultural Cognitive Science, 1, 49-55. DOI: 10.1007/s41809-017-0003-5

Libben G. & Jarema, G., Derwing, B., Riccardi, & Perlak, D. (2016). Seeking the –ational in derivational morphology. Aphasiology, 30:11, 1304-1324. DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2016.1165179

Manolescu, A. (T) & Jarema, G. (accepted). Interaction entre statut de cognat et congruence du genre chez le bilingue. ScriptUM.

Manolescu, A. (T) & Jarema, G. (accepted). Le genre grammatical chez le bilingue roumain-francais. Actes de colloque de la XXVIIIe Ãddition des Journales de Linguistique (JDL).

Matsuki, K., Kuperman V., & Van Dyke, J. A. (2016). The Random Forests statistical technique: An examination of its value for the study of reading. Scientific Studies of Reading, 20(1), 20-33.

McHugh, T.(T) & Buchanan, L. (2016) Pun processing from a psycholinguistic perspective: Introducing the Model of Psycholinguistic Hemispheric Incongruity Laughter (M.PHIL) Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition Vol. 21 , 455-483.

Miwa, K. Libben, G., & Yu, I. (2017). Visual trimorphemic compound recognition in a morphographic script. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32(1), 1-20. DOI:10.1080/23273798.2016.1205204.

Porretta, V. (T), Tucker, B. V. (C), & Järvikivi, J. (2016). The influence of gradient foreign accentedness and listener experience on word recognition. Journal of Phonetics58, 1-21.

Rahmanian, S. (T), & Kuperman, V. (2017). Spelling errors impede recognition of correctly spelled word forms. Scientific Studies of Reading, 1-13.

Schmidtke, D. (T), Gagné, C. L. (C), Kuperman, V., Spalding, T. L. (C), & Tucker, B. V. (2018). Conceptual relations compete during auditory and visual compound word recognition. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 1-20.

Schmidtke, D. and Kuperman, V. (in press). Individual variability in the semantic processing of English compound words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

Schmidtke, D., Matsuki, K. and Kuperman, V. (in press). Surviving blind decomposition: a distributional analysis of the time-course of complex word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

Schmidtke, D. & Kuperman, V. (2017). Mass counts in World Englishes: A corpus linguistic study of noun countability in non-native varieties of English. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 13(1), 135-164.

Schmidtke, D., Kuperman, V., Gagne, C., and Spalding, T. (2016). Competition between conceptual relations affects compound recognition: focussing on entropy. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(2), 556-570.

Schmidtke, D. (T), Matsuki, K. (T), & Kuperman, V. (2017). Surviving blind decomposition: A distributional analysis of the time-course of complex word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition43(11), 1793.

Schmidtke, D. (T), Van Dyke, J. A. (C), & Kuperman, V. (2017). Individual Variability in the Semantic Processing of English Compound Words.

Schumacher, P. B., Roberts, L., & Järvikivi, J. (2017). Agentivity drives real-time pronoun resolution: Evidence from German er and der. Lingua185, 25-41.

Smolka, E. & Libben, G. (2017). Semantic Transparency and compounding. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32(4), 514-531.

Snefjella, B. and Kuperman, V. (2016). It’s all in the delivery: Context influences on word recognition. Cognition, 156, 135-146.

Warriner, A. B., Shore, D. I., Schmidt, L. A, Imbault, C. L., & Kuperman, V. (2017). Sliding into happiness: A new tool for measuring affective responses to words. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(1), 71-88.

Wong Gonzalez, D. (T) & Buchanan, L. (2017). A Meta-Analysis of Task-Related Influences in Prospective Memory in Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. (In Press). doi: 10.1080/09602011.2017.1313748.


Libben, M., Goral, M., & Libben, G. (in press). Bilingualism: A Framework for Understanding the Mental Lexicon. John Benjamins.


Archibald, J. & Libben, G. (accepted). Morphological theory, second language acquisition and bilingualism, In Oxford Handbook of Morphological Theory.

Libben, G., Goral, M. & Baayen, R.H. (in press). Dynamicity and compound processing in bilinguals. In Libben, M., Goral, M. & Libben, G. (Eds.) Bilingualism: A Framework for Understanding the Mental Lexicon. John Benjamins.

Libben, M., Goral, M. & Libben, G. (in press). The dynamic lexicon: complex words in bilingual minds. In Libben, M., Goral, M. & Libben, G. (Eds.) Bilingualism: A Framework for Understanding the Mental Lexicon. John Benjamin (pp.1-8).


Imbault, C. & Kuperman, V. (Nov, 2016). Can depressed and non-depressed people put themselves in each other’s shoes. Presentation at the 57th meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, US.

& Jarema, G. & Libben, G. (2016, October). Perspectives on the Mental Lexicon. 10th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Ottawa, Canada. (Invited Presentation)

Kuperman, V. (2017, June). Survival analysis: a tool for timing semantic and formal effects on derived and compound word recognition. The 10th Morphological Processing Conference. Trieste, Italy. (Invited Presentation)

Kuperman, V. (2016, December). How word learning affects word representation. Department of Psychology. University of Haifa. (Invited Presentation)

Kuperman, V. (2016, November). How word learning affects word representation. Department of Communication Disorders. University of Tel Aviv. (Invited Presentation)

Kuperman, V. (2016, November). How word learning affects word representation. Departments of Psychology and Linguistics. Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (Invited Presentation)

Kuperman, V. (2016, May). Challenging the orthography. Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens. (Invited Presentation)

Kuperman, V., Henry, R., & Van Dyke, J. A. (2016, Aug). When eyes RAN. Presentation at the Developmental Eye-Movements Workshop. Southampton, UK.

& Libben, G. (June 2017). Morphology as Action. Department of English, University of Vienna, Austria.

& Libben, G. (May, 2017). Words in the World and the Human Lexicon. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association, Toronto, Canada.

Libben, G. (March, 2017). Morphological superposition and the nature of the mental lexicon Workshop on the role of Constituents in Multi-Word Expressions, 39th Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Saarbrücken, Germany.

&  Libben, G. (February, 2017). Words in the Mind, Words in the World. All-India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India

Libben, G. (2016, May). Psycholinguistics as the Generator of Transdisciplinary Questions. Spring Training in Psycholinguistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. (Invited Keynote)

Libben, G. (2016, October). Words as the Backbone of Language Ability. 40th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistics Association. (Invited Plenary/Keynote)

& Libben, G. (2016, April). Language, brain, aging, and transdisciplinarity. Rotary Club, St. Catharines, Ontario. (Invited Presentation)

& Libben, G. (2016, January). Morphological Structure and Cognitive Function. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

Rahmanian, S. & Kuperman, V. (Oct, 2016). The Price of Spelling Mistakes. Poster at the 10th Mental Lexicon conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Schmidtke, D., Gagne, C., Kuperman, V., Spalding, T. The role of competition between conceptual relations during compound word recognition: Evidence from spoken and visual word recognition. Presentation at the 10th Morphological Processing conference, Trieste, Italy.

Schmidtke, D. & Kuperman, V. (Oct, 2016). Surviving meaningless decomposition: a non-parametric view of the time-course of complex word recognition. Presentation at the 10th Mental Lexicon conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Segalowitz, S.J. (March, 2017). When does meaning happen in the brain? And What does ‘meaning’ mean? University colloquium presented to the Psychology Department, Brock University. St. Catharines, Canada.

Segalowitz, S.J. (November, 2o16). When Do We Know the Meaning of a Word (or a Picture), and What Does this Meaning Mean? University colloquium presented to Language & Linguistics, McMaster University. Hamilton, Canada.

Snefjella, B., Kuperman, V. & Connolly, J. (Oct, 2016). Mental Representation of Words is informed by the Valence, Arousal, and Concreteness of their Contexts. Presentation at the 10th Mental Lexicon conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Schmidtke, D., Kuperman, V., Gagné, C., & Spalding, T. (Oct, 2016). Processing compound relational structure is contingent on reading skill: evidence from eye-tracking. Poster at the 10th Mental Lexicon conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Snefjella, B., Schmidtke, D. & Kuperman, V. (2017, January) National Character Stereotypes Correspond to a Nation’s Distinctive Words. Poster Presented at the SPSP 2017, San Antonio, TX.

Teddiman, L. & Libben, G. (2016, October). New presentations of complex words: Segmented Binaural Presentation. 10th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Ottawa, Canada. (Conference Poster)


Kuperman, V. (2017, June). Guest lecture on Corpus Linguistics. McMaster University.

Kuperman, V. (2017, February). Two-day workshop “R for language research”. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Kuperman, V. (2016, May). A three-hour mini-course on eye-movements in the studies of reading. Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens.


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