Projects

Neural and cognitive changes in aging and bilingualism: Implications for language production and executive function. Collaborators: Judith Kroll, Deborah Burke, University of California, Riverside & Pomona College [Status: Data collection]

Electrophysiological responses to violations of verb argument structure in Spanish-English bilinguals’ first language. Collaborators: Loraine Obler, Valerie Shafer, Eva Fernández, CUNY Graduate Center [Status: Data analysis]

The effect of second language proficiency on speed of lexical retrieval and cognitive control in native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese. Collaborators: Loraine Obler, Seamus Donnelly, Jungmee Yoon, CUNY Graduate Center [Status: 1 manuscript submitted, 1 manuscript in preparation]

Relationships between executive functions and naming performance in healthy older adults. Collaborators: Loraine Obler, Dalia Cahana-Amitay, Avron Spiro, Amy Vogel, Language in the Aging Brain Lab (Boston VA Medical Center) [Status: 1 manuscript submitted]

Lexical retrieval abilities in discourse in healthy older adults. Collaborators: Loraine Obler, Amy Vogel, JungMoon Hyun, Avanthi Paplikar, CUNY Graduate Center & Language in the Aging Brain Lab (Boston VA Medical Center) [Status: 1 manuscript drafted]

The effect of education on language and cognitive abilities in older adults. Collaborators: Jet Vonk, Loraine Obler, Dalia Cahana-Amitay, Ron Spiro, CUNY Graduate Center & Language in the Aging Brain Lab (Boston VA Medical Center) [Status: 1 manuscript submitted]

How do cognates influence lexical prediction in sentence context? Collaborators: Megan Zirnstein, University of California, Riverside [Status: Data collection]

Variability in the paracingulate sulcus and its relation to white matter connectivity and inhibitory control. Collaborators: Alessandra Macbeth, Michael Rupp, Natsuki Atagi, University of California, Riverside [Status: Data analysis]

The impact of various language background experiences on verbal fluency performance in the first and second languages of bilinguals. Collaborators: Emily Mech, Natsuki Atagi, Andrea Takahesu-Tabori, Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside [Status: Data analysis]

Code-switching differences in northern and southern California and effects on cross-linguistic influence. Collaborators: Agustina Carando, Daniela Castillo, University of California, Davis & CUNY Graduate Center [Status: Data collection]

Neural responses to the perception of non-native consonant clusters. Collaborators: Valerie Shafer, Monica Wagner, Yana Gilichinskaya, Alahna Cogburn, CUNY Graduate Center & St. John’s University [Status: Data collection]

The role of orthography in the perception of non-native phonemic contrasts among native Spanish speakers of varying second language proficiencies. Collaborators: Katherine Pace, Seamus Donnelly, Brooklyn College & The Australian National University [Status: 1 manuscript in preparation]

The effects of stem allomorphy on morphological priming in Finnish adults with Alzheimer’s disease. Collaborators: Alexandre Nikolaev, Minna Lehtonen, JungMoon Hyun, Sameer Ashaie, University of Eastern Finland [Status: 1 manuscript in press, 1 manuscript submitted, 1 manuscript in preparation]

Reliability and validity of two measures of sentence comprehension: Embedded clauses and multiple negation. Collaborators: Jungna Kim, Loraine Obler, Mira Goral, Jungmee Yoon, Toby Mehl, CUNY Graduate Center [Status: 1 manuscript submitted]

 

Student-led projects:

Effects of lexical frequency and bilingual experience on sentence acceptability judgments. Collaborators: Nelson Tian, University of California, Riverside [Status: 1 manuscript in preparation]

The scope of language inhibition in bilingualism. Collaborators: Paulina Vasquez-Rocha, Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside [Status: Data collection]

Lexical retrieval differences in the two languages of highly proficient Spanish-English bilinguals. Collaborators: Melissa Castillo, Daniela Castillo, Kelly Medina, CUNY Graduate Center [Status: Data analysis]

Cognate and repetition effects on picture naming. Collaborators: Jeneane Hamideh, University of California, Riverside [Status: Data analysis]

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