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 

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 

Culturally competent early intervention services. Collaborators: Katrina Nicholas, Ogechi Okeke, Shubha Kashinath, California State University, East Bay

Cultural competence training in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Collaborators: Katrina Nicholas, California State University, East Bay

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 

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 

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) 

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)

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 

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

U.S.-born Spanish speakers’ perception of stigmatized Spanish phrases. Collaborators: Claudia Holguín Mendoza, University of California, Riverside

Cross-language structural priming of non-overlapping grammatical structures. Collaborators: Dalia Garcia, San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego 

The role of proficiency in the perception of non-native phonemic contrasts. Collaborators: Miwako Hisagi, Valerie Shafer, Nancy Vidal-Finnerty, Daniela Castillo, Ingrid Davidovich, California State University, Los Angeles, CUNY Graduate Center, Iona College

Neural responses to perception of non-native consonant clusters. Collaborators: Valerie Shafer, Monica Wagner, Katarina Antolovic, CUNY Graduate Center & St. John’s University 

Student-led projects

Cross-language treatment generalization in bilinguals with aphasia. Student: Kana Lopez, Collaborators: Michelle Gravier, Teresa Gray, Renad Alsouqi, California State University, East Bay, San Francisco State University

Development of English verbal morphology in toddlers from Mandarin-speaking homes. Student: Jennifer Do, Collaborators: Katrina Nicholas, John Bunce, California State University, East Bay

Development of English plural morphology in toddlers from Mandarin-speaking homes. Student: Ogechi Okeke, Collaborators: Katrina Nicholas, John Bunce, California State University, East Bay

Name agreement effects in bilingual word retrieval. Student: Jason Wong, California State University, East Bay

Effects of lexical frequency and bilingual experience on sentence acceptability judgments. Student: Nelson Tian, University of California, Riverside 

The scope of bilingual language control. Student: Paulina Vasquez-Rocha, Collaborators: Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside, University of California, Irvine 

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 

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 

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

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 

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