Journal publications

*Denotes student co-author

Macbeth, A., Higby, E., Atagi, N., & Chiarello, C. (2021). Evidence for cognitive and brain reserve supporting executive control of memory in lifelong bilinguals. Neuropsychologia, 160, 107958. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107958

Shafer, V. L., Kresh, S. Ito, K., Hisagi, M., Vidal-Finnerty, N., Higby, E., Castillo, D., & Strange, W. (2021). The neural time-course of American English vowel discrimination by Japanese, Russian, and Spanish second-language learners of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 24(4), 642-655. doi: 10.1017/S1366728921000201

Hisagi, M., Higby, E., *Zandona, M., *Kent, J., Castillo, D., Davidovich, I., & Shafer, V. (2021). Perceptual discrimination measure of non-native phoneme perception in early and late Spanish-English and Japanese-English bilinguals. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 42, 060013. doi: 10.1121/2.0001424

Higby, E., Donnelly, S., Yoon, J., & Obler, L. K. (2020). The effect of second-language vocabulary on word retrieval in the native language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 23, 812-824. doi: 10.1017/S136672891900049X

Vonk, J. M. J., Higby, E., Nikolaev, A., Cahana-Amitay, D., Spiro, A., Albert, M. L., & Obler, L. K. (2020). Demographic effects on longitudinal semantic processing, working memory, and cognitive speed. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science, 75(9), 1850-1862. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa080

Nikolaev, A., Higby, E., Hyun, J., Lehtonen, M., Ashaie, S., Hallikainen, M., Hänninen, T., & Soininen, H. (2020). Production of inflected novel words in older adults with and without dementia. Cognitive Science, 44(8), 1-22. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12879

Higby, E., Cahana-Amitay, D., Vogel, A., Spiro, A., Albert, M., & Obler, L. K. (2019). The role of executive functions in naming among older adults. Experimental Aging Research, 45(4), 306-330. doi: 10.1080/0361073X.2019.1627492

Nikolaev, A., Higby, E., Hyun, J., & Ashaie, S. (2019). Lexical decision task for studying written word recognition in adults with and without dementia or mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 148, e59753, 1-10. doi: 10.3791/59753

Nikolaev, N. Ashaie, S., Hallikainen, M., Hänninen, T., Higby, E., Hyun, J. M., Lehtonen, M., & Soininen, H. (2019). Effects of morphological family size on word recognition in aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’s DiseaseCortex, 116, 91-103. doi: 10.1016/cortex.2018.10.028

Nikolaev, N., Lehtonen, M., Higby, E., Hyun, J., & Ashaie, S. (2018). A facilitatory effect of rich stem allomorphy but not inflectional productivity on single-word recognitionApplied Psycholinguistics, 39(6), 1221-1238. doi: 10.1017/S0142716418000292

Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2016). Length of residence: Does it make a difference in older bilinguals? Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 21, 43-63. doi: 10.1075/lab.15001.hig

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. (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. doi: 10.1017/S0267190513000081

Book chapters

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

Kadyamasuma, M., Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (2018). The neurolinguistics of multilingualism. 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 (pp. 861-877). 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 (pp. 411-437). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

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

Other publications

Bernstein-Ellis, E., Higby, E., & Gravier, M. (2021, May). Responding to culturally insensitive test items. The ASHA Leader.

-Under review or under revision-

Higby, E., Guo, T., Mendoza, G. A., Ramos Gomez, S., & Rosenbaum, D. A. (under revision). Bilingualism and sustainability.

Higby, E., Gámez, E., & Holguín Mendoza, C. (under revision). Dismantling racism within the study of heritage languages.

Higby, E., Kim, J., Goral, M., Yoon, J., Mehl, T., & Obler, L. K. (under revision). Reliable and valid tests of the processing of multiple negation in English sentence comprehension.

Antolovic, K., Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (under review). Mechanisms of cognitive aging in multilingualism. 

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