Conference Schedule

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October 16, 2020

9:45Opening Remarks
Session ASession BSession C
10:00 – 10:15
Form priming effects for mirror words

Huilan Yang & Nick Reid
Lexical diversity in a morphologically rich south Asian language: a psycholinguistic analysis of a child-directed print corpus

Sanjana Nagendra, Deekshitha Kotian, Megha K, Gideon Arulmani, Sunila John, Shivani Tiwari, Katrina Dulay & Sonali Nag
Differences in specific characteristics across dialects of English Infant-directed Speech

Taryn Yaceko & Stephanie L. Archer
10:15 – 10:30Does vowel harmony play a role in the initial moments of printed word recognition? Evidence from masked priming in Finnish

Manuel Perea, Jukka Hyönä & Ana Marcet
A corpus-based analysis of Filipino verbs in children’s books

Katrina May Dulay& Sonali Nag
Lexical access to morphologically complex words during parafoveal processing

Anastasiia Udodenko, Natalia Slioussar & Svetlana Alexeeva
10:30 – 10:45Is Montréal Montreal? Visual similarity effects with accented vowels

Ana Baciero, Manuel Perea & Ana Marcet
English loan words in Filipino children’s literature: Implications for cross-linguistic literacy development

Portia Padilla, Dina Ocampo, Kathrina Lorraine Lucasan & Sonali Nag
Representation of Modern Greek derivational morphology: Semantic transparency effects in cross-modal priming

Nikolaos Ntagkas & Despina Papadopoulou
10:45 – 11:00Auditory processing of English semantically transparent and opaque compound words

Ava Creemers
MULTILEXICON: A Psycholinguistic Database Lexicon from Multiple Languages

Maylton Fernandes, Gustavo Estivalet & Márcio Leitão
Word taxonomy in vocabulary knowledge assessment task

Tammi Sabag-Shushan & Tami Katzir
11:00 – 11:15On aspect and affixes, morphological priming in Russian verbs

Anastasia Chuprina
Neural-network modeling of morphological processing dynamics in visual word recognition

Patience Stevens & David Plaut
Do overweight children respond faster to food-related words?

Josefina Tárrega Vacas, Manuel Perea Lara & Ana García-Blanco
11:15 – 11:35BREAK
11:35 – 11:50Farewell to relative frequency? A closer look at frequency effects on the acoustic duration of English derivatives

Simon David Stein & Ingo Plag
Implementation of Linear Discriminative Learning in Julia

Xuefeng Luo, Yu-Ying Chuang & Harald Baayen
Swearwords in the bilingual brain: Why they’re not all the same

Michał B. Paradowski & Marta Gawinkowska
11:50 – 12:05Inflectional affixes in the mental lexicon: processing of Russian noun case forms

Daria Chernova, Kirill Bursov, Svetlana Alexeeva & Natalia Slioussar
Behavioral vs. Computational: Comparing Semantic Transparency Measures on French Prefix Verbs

Irene Fally & Eva Smolka
Individual Differences in the Perception of Foreign-Accented Irony

Veranika Puhacheuskaya & Juhani Järvikivi
12:05 – 12:20Relative frequency effects in morphological processing

Seung Ah Kwak, Rongchao Tang & Naoko Witzel
Meaning, Megastudies, and Missing Data

Bryor Snefjella& Idan Blank
Gender benders: The effects of individual differences in Political Views and Disgust Sensitivity on gender stereotype processing

Stephanie Hammond-Thrasher, Kaidi Loo & Juhani Jarvikivi
12:20 – 12:35Lexical access and representation of number in inflected nouns in Brazilian Portuguese

Jefferson Alves da Rocha, José Ferrari Neto & Gustavo Lopez Estivalet
Just how weird is WEIRD literacy and numeracy? A comparative study of 32 countries

Heather Wild, Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen & Victor Kuperman
CoViDisgust: Language Comprehension at the Intersection of a Global Pandemic and Individual Disgust Sensitivity

Isabell Hubert Lyall, Veranika Puhacheuskaya & Juhani Järvikivi
12:35 – 13:45LUNCH BREAK
13:45 – 14:00The chicken or the egg? The timeline for lexical and semantic effects in derived word recognition using simultaneous recording of EEG and eye-tracking

Gaisha Oralova, Rober Boshra, Daniel Schmidtke, Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen, John Connolly & Victor Kuperman
The Impact of Programming Fluency on Natural Language Processing

Vegas Hodgins, Jay Jennings & Olessia Jouravlev
Compensation for poor character learning: Intact visual and phonetic strategies among Chinese children with dyslexia

Yixun Li, Yi Hui & Hong Li
14:00 – 14:15What a difference a prefix makes

Julia Roberta Carden, Juan Segui & Virginia Jaichenco
Programming in the Brain: Syntactic and Semantic Processing of Language vs. Source Code

Alex Rivard & Olessia Jouravlev
Effects of Year of Study on Reading Skills for L1 and L2 Speakers of English

Sean McCarron & Victor Kuperman
14:15 – 14:30Morphological decomposition in the processing of novel English compound words: Is it automatic?

Sarah Macdonald, Gary Libben & Sidney Segalowitz
Processing synthetic and human speech in auditory masked priming tasks

Shiloh Drake & Erin Liffiton
A head start in reading ability: the effect of early phonological awareness on change in ESL passage reading behaviour and reading habits

Schmidtke, Sadaf Rahmanian & Anna Moro
14:30 – 14:45Morphological priming during natural reading of long texts

Melda Coskun & Victor Kuperman
Visuospatial Working Memory of Serial Order in Humans and Chimpanzees: A Possible Influence of Language on Recall

Nadine Charanek
Word Finders: Cognitive Abilities in Scrabble Expert Players

Zamora, Federico Soriano & Macarena Martínez-Cuitiño
14:45 – 15:05BREAK
15:05 – 16:15WoW After Hours:
Editor’s Panel on Journal Publication
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October 17, 2020

9:45 – 10:00Opening Remarks
Session ASession BSession C
10:00 – 10:15
Phonological similarity between words identifies psychotypological differences in lexical access: evidence from Mandarin

Karl Neergaard, Eilien Waegemaekers, James Britton & Chu-Ren Huang
Why is metaphor difficult for language learners? Metaphor processing in a second language

Miki Ikuta & Koji Miwa
Reading and Writing in a Diglossic Context: A Multifaceted Perspective

Aula Khatteb Abu-Liel, Brach Nir & Zohar Eviatar
10:15 – 10:30Bimodal processing of spoken words: On orthographic influences on spoken word recognition in bilinguals

Stefanie Türk & Ulrike Domahs
Processing Multi-Words Expressions

Wanyin Li
The mental representations of a bi-scriptal lexicon: Evidence from native and heritage speakers of Korean

Yoolim Kim
10:30 – 10:45Syntactic context effects on spoken word recognition

Basma Elkhafif
Age-related Changes in Idiom Processing: The Role of Idiom Decomposability

Aylin Dincer & Eva Smolka
Reading in Native Language in Arabic and Hebrew: an eye movement study

Hend Lahoud, Zohar Eviatar & Hamutal Kreiner
10:45 – 11:00Previewing rotations: How resilient are letter detectors to rotations while reading?

María Fernández-López, Jonathan Mirault, Jonathan Grainger & Manuel Perea
Competitive Neighbors: Lexical Mechanisms Describing Children’s Decisions About Thematic Relations

Alexandra Schmitterer & Garvin Brod
The paradox of persistent spelling errors on regularly inflected verb homophones. Do different social groups suffer the same effect of homophone dominance?

Hanne Surkyn, Reinhild Vandekerckhove & Dominiek Sandra
11:00 – 11:15Parafoveal syntactic processing during reading: The case of gender-specific German articles

Laura Schwalm & Ralph Radach
How do cognitive reserve and semantic knowledge interplay in name retrieval?

Sonia Montemurro, Martina Serena, Veronica Pucci, Maria Montefinese, Sara Mondini & Carlo Semenza
Tracking the pace of reading with finger movements

Vito Pirrelli, Claudia Cappa, Davide Crepaldi, Viola Del Pinto, Marcello Ferro, Sara Giulivi, Claudia Marzi, Andrea Nadalini & Loukia Taxitari
11:15 – 11:35BREAK
11:35 – 11:50Investigating variability in morphological processing with Bayesian distributional models

Laura Anna Ciaccio & João Veríssimo
The eye/ear of the needle – Cross-linguistic differences in body part extensions

Annika Tjuka
Dissociating syllable and morpheme priming effects in lexical access

Julia Schwarz, Mirjana Bozic & Brechtje Post
11:50 – 12:05Exploring cognitive processing of complex words in English

Georgia Knell &
Christina Manouilidou
Awakening metaphors: Conventional metaphors can be reinterpreted as novel in real time

Laura Pissani & Roberto G. de Almeida
The patterns of similarity avoidance in the Arabic triconsonantal root

Ali Idrissi, Rawdha Al-Hajri & Yousri Marzouki
12:05 – 12:20Effects of word class and inflectional uncertainty on fine phonetic detail of word-final German

Fabian Tomaschek
Figurative Language Pathways in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

Mohammad Ghasoub, Jacqueline Cummine & Brea Chouinard
Grammatical factors in lexical processing: The allomorphic predictor

Daniil Bondarenko, Onur Özsoy & Itamar Kastner
12:20 – 12:35Lexical Restructuring Stimulates Phonological Awareness Among Emerging English – French Bilingual Children’s Literacy

Klaudia Krenca, Eliane Segers, Ludo Verhoeven, Jeffrey Steele, Sharry Shakory & Xi Chen
Lexical storage of multiword sequences: Evidence from Brazilian Portuguese

Ana Paula Huback
Non-binary language in Spanish: preliminary results of an acceptability judgments task

Gabriela Mariel Zunino & Noelia Ayelén Stetie
12:35 – 13:45LUNCH BREAK
13:45 – 14:00

Phonological patterns distinguish words for actions and things in typologically diverse languages

Pablo Contreras Kallens & Morten H. Christiansen
No masked translation priming in immigrant Vietnamese-English bilinguals

Juliet Huynh & Naoko Witzel
14:00 – 14:15Sandhi versus non-sandhi words in the L3 acquisition of Chinese

Jie Deng
Do Chinese-English Bilingual Adults Activate Phonology Comparably When Reading in their L1 Chinese vs. their L2 English?

Yilan Lin, Yunyu Liang, Lixue Cheng, Junyan Wei & Debra Titone
The influence of translation ambiguity on Chinese-English bilinguals’ reading in Chinese

Xuan Pan, Debra Jared & Zian Chi
14:15 – 14:30Does grain size of L1 orthography relate to self-rated L2 reading and writing ability?

Avleen K. Mokha, Pauline Palma, Jason Gullifer, Constance Imbault, Victor Kuperman & Debra Titone
An ERP examination of the relationship between orthography and phonology during word processing

Osama Chattha & Sidney J. Segalowitz
Bilingualism Influences Children’s Word Frequency Effects During Reading: Evidence from Eye-Tracking

Astrid Portillo, Veronica Whitford & Marc Joanisse
14:30 – 14:45A behavioural and electrophysiological investigation of novel word learning

Maria Korochkina, Lyndsey Nickels & Audrey Bürki
Typing converts convert: The role of phonological stress in typed production

Jordan Gallant & Gary Libben
Verbal working memory as a factor in processing auditory L2 sentences

Shiloh Drake & Essa Gorbi
14:45 – 15:05BREAK
15:05 – 16:15WoW After Hours:
Launch Events*
*Launch Event: Handbook of Training and Mentorship – Call for Contributions
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October 18, 2020

9:45 – 10:00Opening Remarks
Session ASession BSession C
10:00 – 10:15Avoidance of the English Passive Construction among L1 Chinese Learners

Yang Wang & Nattama Pongpairoj
Positional variability of articulatory gestures: Effects of practice and linguistic proficiency

Fabian Tomaschek, Denis Arnold, Konstantin Sering, Benjamin V. Tucker, Jacolien van Rij & Michael Ramscar
Emergence of paradigmatic relations in bilingual children: Evidence from word association task

Rita Mathur
10:15 – 10:30Differential sensitivity to L2 morphological violations in spoken versus written comprehension in L1 Mandarin learners of English

Qingyuan Gardner, Holly Branigan & Vasiliki Chondrogianni
Co-articulation between stem vowels and suffixes: semantics all the way down

Motoki Saito, Fabian Tomaschek & Harald Baayen
Frequency and paradigmatic effects in Estonian spontaneous speech

Kaidi Lõo, Fabian Tomaschek, Pärtel Lippus & Benjamin V. Tucker
10:30 – 10:45Measuring Word-to-Text Integration and its Impact on Reading Comprehension Development in English as a Second Language

Mulder, van de Ven, Segers, Krepel, de Bree, de Jong & Verhoeven
Listeners prefer frequency over subphonemic detail – eye tracking evidence from a homophone disambiguation task

Katharina Sternke
Paradigmatic effects on the production of Dutch variable plurals

Tim Zee, Louis ten Bosch, Ingo Plag, Mirjam Ernestus
10:45 – 11:00Revisiting the L2 Disadvantage: Language Mode Effects as a Result of Task Order

Tom Offrede, Jacolien van Rij & Simone Sprenger
The role of acoustic and contextual cues for lexical disambiguation in French

Maria del Mar Cordero Rull, Damien Vistoli, Stéphane Pota, Elsa Spinelli & Fanny Meunier
Learning Kinyarwanda verbal Paradigms without Morphemes

Ruben van de Vijver & Emmanuel Uwambayinema
11:00 – 11:15Processing verb argument structure complexity in Basque-Spanish bilinguals

Pavlina Heinzova, Simona Mancini & Manuel Carreiras
Tonal (ir)regularity and word frequency in Mandarin bisyllabic compounds

Jingwen Li, Yu-Ying Chuang & Harald Baayen
Predicting Maltese Plural Patterns with Naive Discriminative Learning

Jessica Nieder, Ruben van de Vijver & Fabian Tomaschek
11:15 – 11:35BREAK
11:35 – 11:50Noun bias among adolescents: a comparison of monolinguals and bilinguals.

Alessandra Milano & Adriana Hanulíková
Morphological strengthening of phonological performance in child speech

Anastasia Chuprina
Learning concrete and abstract novel words in emotional contexts: Evidence from incidental vocabulary learning

Nadia Lana & Victor Kuperman
11:50 – 12:05Absolutely Necessary: the Meaning of Deontic Modal Adjectives in Discourse Context

Maryam Rajestari & Simon Dobnik
Durational differences of homophonous suffixes emerge from the lexicon: Evidence from nonce words

Dominic Schmitz, Ingo Plag & Dinah Baer-Henney
The Effect of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation on Novel Word Acquisition: Paradigm Development

Anna Zhuravleva, Ekaterina Stupina & Svetlana Malyutina
12:05 – 12:20An Eye-tracking Study of Complement Coercion in Mandarin Chinese

Ye Ma, Brian Buccola, Zinan Wang, Aline Godfroid, Shannon Cousins & Alan Beretta
Lexical processing of consonants and vowels: Mandarin learners of English

Scott James Perry, Matthew C. Kelley, Gabriela Holko & Benjamin V. Tucker
The relationship between infants’ preference for and learning from adult-directed speech

Sarah Eiteljoerge, Vivien Outters, Jana Schildknecht & Nivedita Mani
12:20 – 12:35Coreference preferences for interpersonal verbs: Structural, semantic, and individual differences factors

Dalia Cristerna Roman, Evangelia Daskalaki & Juhani Järvikivi
Processing of Tonal Information in L1 and L2 Silent Reading

Rongchao Tang, Naoko Witzel, Xiaomei Qiao & Jia Chen
Novel word learning in adult native and non-native speakers: The role of phonology, homophony, visual competition, and eyes-shut rest

Wenfu Bao, Juhani Järvikivi & Anja Arnhold
12:35 – 13:45LUNCH BREAK
13:45 – 14:00Gender-agreement errors on adjectives and determiners elicit different ERP patterns in French

Ariane Brucher, Émilie Courteau, Karsten Steinhauer, Phaedra Royle
The processing of noun-noun metaphors

Juana Park, Christina Gagné & Thomas Spalding
Factors effecting the Influence of Statistical Learning on Reading Comprehension

Kelly Nisbet, Noam Siegelman & Victor Kuperman
14:00 – 14:15The effect of Information structure on subjecthood and linear order in German pronoun resolution

Regina Hert, Juhani Järvikivi & Anja Arnhold
Conceptualizing semantic transparency in English compound words through exploratory factor analysis

Leah Auch, Christina L. Gagné & Thomas L. Spalding
Phonological Awareness and Its Relationship to Reading and Spelling among Chinese-English Bilingual College Students

Nan Zhang, Liuan Yang, Baoguo Chen & Min Wang
14:15 – 14:30Processing of verbal inflection in subjects with agrammatic aphasia: a case study.

Camila Stecher, María Elina Sánchez & Virginia Jaichenco
Accessing lexical representations of constituents while typing compound words.

Alexander Taikh, Christina Gagné & Thomas Spalding
The Units of Gating: A Methodological Investigation on Spoken-Word Recognition

Caitlyn Antal, Roberto G. de Almeida and Jared Sharp
14:30 – 14:45Processing of Inferences in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Hannah James, Madison Mountford, Courtenay Hnatyshyn, Roxana-Maria Barbu & Olessia Jouravlev
Primed naming of Persian compound words: Evidence from a reaction time experiment

Narcisse Torshizi & Elisabet Service
Make Room in the Lexicon: Eye Movements Reveal Emoji and Text Interdependence

Eliza Barach, Laurie Beth Feldman & Heather Sheridan
14:45 – 14:55BREAK
14:55 – 16:05Closing Remarks
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