Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

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

Vonk, J. M. J., Higby, E., & Obler, L. K. (in press). Language comprehension in healthy aging and individuals with aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease. In E. Fernández & H. S. Cairns (Eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics. 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. (under review). The role of executive functions in naming among older adults.

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

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

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

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

-In preparation-

Obler, L. K., Higby, E., Kovelman, I., & Gjerlow, K. (in prep). Language and the Brain, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press.

Higby, E., Donnelly, S., Yoon, J., & Obler, L. K. (in prep). The role of second language proficiency in the speed of lexical retrieval, inhibition, and shifting.

Vonk, J. M. J., Higby, E., Nikolaev, A., Cahana-Amitay, D., Spiro, A., Albert, M. L., & Obler, L. K. (in prep). A differential effect of education on language and cognitive decline in aging.

Miles, K. P., Higby, E., Donnelly, S., Dawson, K., & Ehri, L. (in prep). The value of orthography for pronunciation distinctions in Spanish-speaking bilinguals.

Vogel, A., Obler, L. K., Hyun, J., Paplikar, A., Higby, E., Albert, M., Cahana-Amitay, D., Goral, M., & Spiro III, A. (in prep). Lexical retrieval abilities in discourse in healthy older adults.

 

Conference presentations

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.

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. Poster presentation at the 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. Poster presentation at the 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? Poster presentation at the CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Day, New York, NY.

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

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. Poster presentation at the 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. Oral presentation at the 2016 ASHA Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

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 processingPoster presentation at the Psychonomic 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 contrastsPoster presentation at the Psychonomic Society annual meeting, Boston, MA.

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. Oral presentation at the 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. Oral presentation at the UC Riverside Postdoctoral Symposium.

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

Higby, E., Vargas, I., Perez, 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. Poster presentation at the 2016 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. Poster presentation at the 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? Poster presentation at the CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Day, New York, NY.

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

Higby, E., Vargas, I., Perez, S., Ramirez, W., Fernandez, E., Shafer, V., & Obler, L. K. (2015, Oct). Shared syntax for bilinguals extends to language-specific constructions. Poster presentation at the Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, 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. Poster presentation at the 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. Poster presentation at the 7th Mismatch Negativity Conference, Leipzig, Germany.

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. Oral presentation at the 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. Oral presentation as part of the Symposium on “Speed of processing in bilingualism,” International Symposium of Bilingualism, New Brunswick, NJ.

Higby, E., Donnelly, S., & Yoon, J. (2015, May). The effect of second language proficiency on inhibitory control: An Ex-Gaussian analysis. Poster presentation at the 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. Poster presentation at the 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

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

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. Oral presentation at the 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. Oral presentation at the University of Illinois-Chicago Bilingualism Forum, Chicago, IL.

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

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. Oral presentation at the 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. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel.

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. Oral presentation at the 2014 Korean Society for Language and Information Workshop on Meaning and Cognition. Seoul, South Korea.

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? Poster presentation at the Language in Aging Workshop hosted at the Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute in 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 responsePoster presentation at the Mismatch Negativity Conference, New York, NY.

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