Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Nikolaev, N., Lehtonen, M., Higby, E., Hyun, J., & Ashaie, S. (accepted). A facilitatory effect of rich stem allomorphy but not inflectional productivity on single-word recognition. Applied Psycholinguistics. 

Higby, E., Lerman, A., Korytkowska, M., Malcolm, T., & Obler, L. K. (in press). Aging as a confound in language attrition research. To appear in B. Köpke, & M. S. Schmid (Eds.), Handbook on Language Attrition. Oxford University Press.

Kadyamasuma, M., Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (in press). The neurolinguistics of multilingualism. To appear in D. Singleton, & L. Aronin (Eds.), Twelve Lectures in Multilingualism. Multilingual Matters.

Higby, E., Cahana-Amitay, D., & Obler, L. K. (2018). Brain and language in healthy aging. In A. Bar-On, & D. Ravid (Eds.), Handbook of Communication Disorders: Theoretical, Empirical, and Applied Linguistic Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2017). Length of residence: Does it make a difference in older bilinguals? In E. Bialystok, & M. D. Sullivan (Eds.), Growing old with two languages: Effects of bilingualism on cognitive aging (pp. 55-75). John Benjamins.

Vonk, J. M. J., Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2017). Language comprehension in healthy aging and individuals with aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease. In E. Fernández, & H. S. Cairns (Eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

Cahana-Amitay, D., Spiro III, A., Higby, E., Ojo, E. A., Sayers, J. T., Oveis, A. C., Duncan, S., Goral, M., Hyun, J. M., Albert, M. L., & Obler, L. K. (2016). How older adults use cognition during word recognition in sentential contextAging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23, 418-444. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2015.1111291

Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2016). Length of residence: Does it make a difference in older bilinguals? Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 21, 43-63.

Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2015). Losing a first language to a second language. In J. Schwieter (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingual Processing (pp. 645-664). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2014). The adaptation of native language construal patterns in second language acquisitionAFinLA-e Soveltavan kielitieteen tutkimuksia [Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics], 6, 32-44.

Higby, E., Kim, J., & Obler, L. K. (2013). Multilingualism and the brainAnnual Review of Applied Linguistics, 33, 68-101.

Higby, E. (2012). Book Review: Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Learning: Tyler (2012). LINGUIST List, 23.1915

Higby, E., & Hudon, E. (2006). Kaplan TOEFL iBT. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing. Now in the 4th edition.

-Under review-

Higby, E., Cahana-Amitay, D., Vogel, A., Spiro III, A., Albert, M., & Obler, L. K. (submitted). The role of executive functions in naming among older adults.

Higby, E., Donnelly, S., Yoon, J., & Obler, L. K. (submitted). The effect of second-language vocabulary on word retrieval in the native language.

Vonk, J. M. J., Higby, E., Nikolaev, A., Cahana-Amitay, D., Spiro, A., Albert, M. L., & Obler, L. K. (submitted). How universal is cognitive reserve? The effect of education on rate of change across different subdomains of language.

Kim, J., Higby, E., Goral, M., Yoon, J., Mehl, T., & Obler, L. K. (submitted). Reliability and validity of English sentence comprehension tests for relative clauses and negation.

Nikolaev, N. Ashaie, S., Hallikainen, M., Hänninen, T., Higby, E., Hyun, J. M., Lehtonen, M., & Soininen, H. (submitted). Effects of morphological family size on word recognition in aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Conference presentations

TALKS

* denotes student co-author

*Castillo, D., Higby, E., & Shafer, V. (2018, May). English vowel perception in late Spanish-English bilinguals. Hunter Linguistics and Language Studies Conference, New York, NY.

*Castillo, M., *Medina, K., *Meza, J., & Higby, E. (2018, Apr). Lexical retrieval differences in the two languages of highly proficient Spanish-English bilinguals. Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium, Ithaca, NY.

Higby, E. (2018, Feb). Sentence processing in the heritage language: Transfer of verb argument structure. Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, Los Angeles, CA.

Higby, E., Burke, D., & Kroll, J. (2017, Dec). Regulation of attentional and lexical conflict during word retrieval. California Meeting on Psycholinguistics, Los Angeles, CA.

Higby, E., Fernández, E., Shafer, V. L., & Obler, L. K. (2017, June). Early and late bilinguals both show influence of L2 on L1. Oral presentation at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Limerick, Ireland.

Higby, E., Shafer, V. L., Fernández, E. M., & Obler, L. K. (2017, Jan). Use of second-language argument structures during first-language sentence comprehension. Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Austin, TX.

Higby, E., Shafer, V. L., Fernández, E. M., & Obler, L. K. (2016, Nov). Using two languages to understand anomalous sentences. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Nikolaev, A., Lehtonen, M., Higby, E., Hyun, J., Ashaie, S., Hallikainen, M., Hänninen, T., & Soininen, H. (2016, Oct). Influence of morphology on word recognition in Alzheimer’s disease. Meeting of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Dementia, Aphasia, and Cognitive Disorders, Varenna, Italy.

Higby, E. (2016, Sept). Bilingualism and its consequences for the native language. University of California, Riverside Postdoctoral Symposium, Riverside, CA.

Nikolaev, A., Lehtonen, M., Higby, E., Hyun, J., Ashaie, S., Hallikainen, M., Hänninen, T., & Soininen, H. (2015, June). Effects of morphological family on word recognition in Alzheimer’s disease. 9th International Morphological Processing Conference, Potsdam, Germany.

Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2015, May). The role of second language proficiency in the speed of lexical retrieval, inhibition, and shifting. International Symposium of Bilingualism, New Brunswick, NJ.

Kim, J., Higby, E., Yoon, J., Mehl, T., Obler, L. K., & Goral, M. (2014, Nov). Reliability and validity of sentence comprehension tests for healthy, young, English-speaking monolinguals. 26th Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research, New York, NY.

Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2014, Oct). Individual differences in interference control in bilinguals with varying levels of L2 proficiency. University of Illinois-Chicago Bilingualism Forum, Chicago, IL.

Higby, E., Cahana-Amitay, D., Vogel, A., Spiro III, A., Albert, M., & Obler, L. K. (2014, Sept). It’s not enough to look at age: The role of EF in naming among older adults. Mental Lexicon conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Kim, J., Higby, E., Yoon, J., Mehl, T., Obler, L. K., & Goral, M. (2014, June). The effects of relative clause complexity on auditory sentence comprehension. Korean Society for Language and Information Workshop on Meaning and Cognition, Seoul, South Korea.

POSTERS

*Castillo, D., Higby, E., Kresh, S., Vidal-Finnerty, N., Rosas, J. A., & Shafer, V. L. (2018, Aug). Neural discrimination of non-native vowel contrasts by late Spanish-English bilinguals. Neurobiology of Language conference, Quebec City, Canada.

*Tian, N., Higby, E., & Kroll, J. F. (2018, May). The effect of societal language on sentence comprehension in early bilingualsUniversity of California, Riverside Research Symposium, Riverside, CA.

*Saeed, N., *Vasquez-Rocha, P., *Gray, S., *Ezedin, Z., *Park, S. ., *Andrade, M., Higby, E., & Kroll, J. F. (2018, May). Naming and cognitive control: Observing cognitive performance during word retrieval across monolinguals and bilingualsUniversity of California, Riverside Research Symposium, Riverside, CA.

*Hamideh, J., Higby, E., & Kroll, J. F. (2018, May). Adaptation to interference in a naming taskUniversity of California, Riverside Research Symposium, Riverside, CA.

Higby, E., Donnelly, S., Yoon, J., & Obler, L. K. (2018, Apr). Learning object labels in a second language facilitates lexical access in the native languageUniversity of California, Irvine Learning & Memory Conference, Huntington Beach, CA.

*Tian, N., & Higby, E. (2018, Apr). Cross-linguistic effects on acceptability of verb argument structures in bilingualismSouthern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

*Castillo, M., *Medina, K., *Castillo, D., & Higby, E. (2018, Mar). Verbal fluency measures in early and late Spanish-English bilingualsCUNY Graduate Center Student Research Conference, New York, NY.

Higby, E., Kroll, J. F., & Burke, D. (2017, Nov). Conflict regulation during bilingual lexical productionPsychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Hyun, J. M., Nikolaev, A., Liu, Y., Higby, E., Lehtonen, M., Ashaie, S., Hänninen, T., Hallikainen, M., & Soininen, H. (2017, Nov). Morpho-lexical recognition ability and related brain regions in individuals with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s dementia, and cognitively normal elderlyNeurobiology of Language conference, Baltimore, MD.

Higby, E., Kroll, J. F., & Burke, D. B. (2017, Oct). Conflict regulation during bilingual lexical production. Bilingualism Matters conference, Riverside, CA.

Higby, E., Wagner, M., Gwinner, A., Rinker, T., & Shafer, V. S. (2017, Sep). Acoustic-phonetic versus phonological influences on perception of consonant clustersSoCal Hearing Conference, Riverside, CA.

Nikolaev, A., Ashaie, S., Hallikainen, M., Hänninen, T., Higby, E., Hyun, J., Lehtonen, M., & Soininen, H. (2017, June). Stem allomorphy effects in word recognition in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. International Morphological Processing Conference, Trieste, Italy.

*Miramontes, M., *Sheikh, Y., *Rana, B., *Gámez, E., Higby, E., & Kroll, J. F. (2017, May). The effect of language dominance on bilingual speech planning. UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, Davis, CA.

*Sheikh, Y., *Miramontes, M., *Rios, A. F., *Rana, B., *Gámez, E., *Vasquez-Rocha, P., Higby, E., & Kroll, J. F. (2017, May). Heritage speakers’ language proficiency and its relation to executive control. University of California Riverside Undergraduate Research Symposium, Riverside, CA.

Higby, E., Shafer, V. L., Fernández, E., & Obler, L. K. (2017, Apr). The advantage for heritage speakers of knowing two grammars. Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Newark, DE.

*Meza, J., *Castillo, M., *Hernandez, M., *Pérez, S., *Campoverde, G., *Varela, E., *Ramirez, W., & Higby, E. (2017, Mar). Language exposure: Does Spanish and English proficiency and use influence sentence acceptability? CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Day, New York, NY.

Higby, E., Miles, K. P., Donnelly, S., & Dawson, K. (2017, Jan). The role of native-language phonotactics in the discrimination of non-native contrastive phonemes. Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Austin, TX.

Higby, E., Shafer, V. L., *Vargas, I., *Pérez, S., *Ramirez, W., *Varela, E., Fernández, E., & Obler, L. K. (2016, Nov). Learning a second language influences first-language grammar processingPsychonomic Society annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Miles, K. P., Higby, E., Donnelly, S., *Nuesi, D., & *Monge, A. (2016, Nov). A beneficial effect of orthography on native Spanish speakers’ ability to distinguish non-native phonemic contrastsPsychonomic Society annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Higby, E., Donnelly, S., & Yoon, J. (2016, July). Second-language lexical knowledge benefits first-language lexical retrieval. International Workshop on Language Production, La Jolla, CA.

Higby, E., *Vargas, I., *Pérez, S., *Ramirez, W., *Varela, E., *Campoverde, G., Fernández, E., Shafer, V. L., & Obler, L. K. (2016, Apr). The bilingual’s mental grammar system: Language-specific syntax is shared by both languages. Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, New York, NY.

*Nuesi, D., *Monge, A., Higby, E., & Miles, K. P. (2016, Apr). Distinguishing allophones: The role of English proficiency and decoding skills for native Spanish speakers. CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Day, New York, NY.

*Monge, A., *Nuesi, D., Higby, E., & Miles, K. P. (2016, Apr). Do Spanish speakers have better accuracy than native English speakers at distinguishing English phonemic contrasts? CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Day, New York, NY.

*Campoverde, G., *Vargas, I., *Pérez, S. I., *Ramirez, W., *Varela, E., & Higby, E. (2016, Apr). The influence of English on Spanish sentence comprehension among early Spanish-English bilinguals. CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Day, New York, NY.

Higby, E., *Vargas, I., *Pérez, S., *Ramirez, W., Fernández, E., Shafer, V., & Obler, L. K. (2015, Oct). Shared syntax for bilinguals extends to language-specific constructions. Neurobiology of Language conference, Chicago, IL.

Higby, E., Nikolaev, A., Lehtonen, M., Hyun, J., & Ashaie, S. (2015, Oct). Effects of number of stem allomorphs on response latencies in a word recognition task. American International Morphology Meeting, Amherst, MA.

Higby, E., Wagner, M., Gwinner, A., Rinker, T., & Shafer, V. (2015, Sept). The influence of acoustic-phonetics on the processing of complex consonant onsets. Mismatch Negativity conference, Leipzig, Germany.

 

Higby, E., Donnelly, S., & Yoon, J. (2015, May). The effect of second language proficiency on inhibitory control: An Ex-Gaussian analysis. Workshop on Bilingualism and Executive Function, New York, NY.

Vonk, J. M. J., Higby, E., Cahana-Amitay, D., & Obler, L. K. (2015, Mar). Years of education predict only a subset of language and cognitive tasks among older adults. Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Vargas, I., *Manzanares, S., *Pérez, S., & Higby, E. (2015, Mar). Native Spanish and English speakers’ judgments for causative and intransitive constructions using manner-of-motion verbs. CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Day, New York, NY.

 

Higby, E., *Caldart, G., & Obler, L. K. (2014, Sept). The cost of bilingualism: Speed of lexical retrieval affected by L2 proficiency level. Mental Lexicon conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Obler, L. K., Hyun, J., Paplikar, A., Higby, E., Goral, M., & Cahana-Amitay, D. (2014, July). Measuring lexical retrieval in older adults’ discourse. International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel.

Higby, E., Hyun, J., Obler, L. K., Albert, M. L., & Cahana-Amitay, D. (2013, June). Is verbal response time related to naming accuracy in aging? Language in Aging Workshop, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, Ann Arbor, MI.

Zane, E., Yu, Y., Cogburn, A., Guzzo, K., Higby, E., Jackson, E., Lee, J., & Shafer, V. (2012, May). Bilingual vowel discrimination as evidenced by the MMN responseMismatch Negativity conference, New York, NY.

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