Projects

Collaborative projects

Neural and cognitive changes in aging and bilingualism: Implications for language production and executive function. Collaborators: Judith Kroll, Deborah Burke, University of California, Irvine & Pomona College [Status: Data analysis, 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, Queens College [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, The Australian National University [Status: 1 manuscript in press, 1 manuscript in preparation]

Morphological processing in Finnish adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Collaborators: Alexandre Nikolaev, Minna Lehtonen, JungMoon Hyun, Sameer Ashaie, University of Helsinki, University of Oslo, Hunter College, Northwestern University [Status: 2 manuscripts published, 1 manuscript in press, 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]

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

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]

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 in preparation]

Time-frequency analysis of the perception of native and non-native consonant clusters. Collaborators: Monica Wagner, St. John’s University [Status: 1 manuscript in preparation]

Variability in the paracingulate sulcus and its relation to white matter connectivity and inhibitory control. Collaborators: Alessandra Macbeth, Michael Rupp, Natsuki Atagi, Monica Wagner, University of California, Riverside, St. John’s University, California State University, Fullerton [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, Irvine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, California State University, Fullerton [Status: Data analysis]

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

How do cognates influence lexical prediction in sentence context? Collaborators: Megan Zirnstein, Pomona College [Status: Data collection]

U.S.-born Spanish speakers’ perception of stigmatized Spanish phrases. Collaborators: Claudia Holguin, University of California, Riverside [Status: Study design]

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

Student-led projects

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

The scope of bilingual language control. Student: Paulina Vasquez-Rocha, Collaborators: Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside, University of California, Irvine [Status: 1 manuscript in preparation]

Characteristics of verbal fluency performance by highly proficient Spanish-English bilinguals. Students: Melissa Baker, Daniela Castillo, Kelly Medina, CUNY Graduate Center, Long Island Consortium of Audiology, Molloy College [Status: 1 manuscript in preparation]

Effect of language proficiency on perception of language difficulty. Students: Guadalupe Mendoza, Samantha Ramos, Collaborators: David Rosenbaum, Taomei Guo, Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside & Beijing Normal University [Status: Data analysis]

The locus of cognate effects and their consequences for subsequent word retrieval. Student: Monica Martinez, Collaborators: Judith Kroll, University of California, Irvine [Status: Data analysis]

Cross-language structural priming of non-overlapping grammatical structures. Students: Zinet Ezedin, Tammy Van, Collaborators: Dalia Garcia, University of California, Riverside, San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego [Status: Data collection]

Birth-order effects on production of tongue twisters among heritage bilinguals. Student: Abdiel Lopez-Martinez, Collaborators: Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside [Status: Data collection]