Presentations

Invited Courses and Presentations

Dillon, B. Processing Agreement in Comprehension: Experimental and Computational Evidence. Invited presentation, MIT. December 2013.

Dillon, B. Memory Search in Syntactic Comprehension. Linguistics Colloquium, Yale University. October 2013.

Dillon, B. Locality and processing long-distance reflexives: evidence from Mandarin and Korean. Invited presentation, Language Universals and Linguistic Diversity series, Harvard Univserity, March 2013. 

Dillon, B. Linguistic Structure in Memory Search. Cognitive Science Colloquium, University of Buffalo. October 2012.

Dillon, B. Structured access in sentence comprehension. UMass Amherst, Department of Psychology Cognitive Brown Bag Series. October 2011.

Dillon, B. Structured access in sentence comprehension. UMass Amherst, Department of Psychology Cognitive Brown Bag Series. October 2011.

Dillon, B. The role of morphological features in comprehension: experimental and computational evidence. UMass Amherst, ICESL Opening Reception. April 2011.

Dillon, B. Introduction to data manipulation in R. Université de Genève. January 2011.

Dillon, B. Linear models and you. Université de Genève. January 2011.

Dillon, B. Linguistic structure and linguistic working memory. University of Michigan, Department of Linguistics Colloquium. October 2010.

Dillon, B. Process and structure in linguistic memory. UMass Amherst, Department of Linguistics Colloquium. March 2010.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Dillon, B., Levy, J., Staub, A., & Clifton, C. Linear order effects in agreement: Evidence from English wh-questions. Talk to be presented at the 27rd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, 2014.

Dillon, B. Locality in filler-gap dependencies: Evidence from extraposition. Poster to be presented at the 27rd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, 2014.

Omaki, A., Dillon, B., Kubo, T., Sato, M., & Sakai, H. Anti-locality preference in the processing of Japanese reflexive binding. Poster to be presented at the 27rd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, 2014.

Dillon, B., Mishler, A., Sloggett, S., & Phillips, C. Contrasting cues to subjecthood: Comparing verbal agreement and reflexive anaphors. Poster presented at the Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, 2012.

Dunbar, E., Dillon, B., & Idsardi, W. Learning phonetic categories by learning allophony and vice versa. Talk presented at Generative Linguistics in the Old World, 2012.

Dillon, B. Ungrammatical interpretations of reflexive anaphors: online or offline interference? Poster presented at the 25th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, 2012.

Dillon, B., Mishler, A., Sloggett, S., & Phillips, C. Contrasting interference profiles for agreement and anaphora: Experimental and modeling evidence. Poster presented at the 24th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, 2011.

Dunbar, E., Dillon, B., & Idsardi, W. A Bayesian evaluation of the cost of abstractness. Talk presented at Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto phonology workshop, 2010.

Dillon, B., Chow, WY., Wagers, M., Guo, TM., Liu, FQ., & Phillips, C. The structure sensitivity of memory access: evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Talk presented at the 23rd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, 2010.

Xiang, M., Dillon, B., Wagers, M., Liu, FQ., & Guo, TM. Processing wh-movement dependencies in a language without wh-movement. Poster presented at the 23rd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, 2010.

Dillon, B., Chow, WY., Guo, TM., Chen, P., Liu, FQ., & Phillips, C. The structure sensitivity of memory access: ERP evidence. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, April 2010.

Dillon, B., Dunbar, E., & Idsardi, W. A single-stage computational model of phoneme category acquisition: Results from Inuktitut. Presented at the Computational Modelling of Sound Pattern Acquisition Workshop. University of Alberta, February 2010.

Dillon, B., Dunbar, E., & Idsardi, W. Seeing through the surface: a model for direct acquisition of phoneme categories. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development 2009, Boston, MA.

Alcocer, P., Dillon, B., & Idsardi, W. MEG evidence for non-uniform perceptual sensitivity in vowel space. Poster given at at the Neurobiology of Language Conference 2009, Chicago, IL.

Riley, J., Rhone, A., & Dillon, B. Language-specific phonological knowledge modulates early auditory MEG responses to transient consonants. Poster given at the Neurobiology of Language Conference 2009, Chicago, IL.

Dillon, B., Xiang, M., Chow, WY, & Phillips, C. The processing of long-distance and local anaphora in Mandarin Chinese. Poster given at the 22nd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference 2009, Davis, CA.

Kush, D., Omaki, A., Dillon, B., Alcocer, P., Lidz, J. & Phillips, C. Bound-variable dependencies reveal the structure-sensitivity of search. Poster given at the 22nd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference 2009, Davis, CA.

Dillon, B. & Idsardi, W. A computational investigation of Inuktitut allophony. Talk given at the Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop 2009, Toronto, Canada.

Alcocer, P., Dillon, B., & Idsardi, W.  Auditory cortex sensitive to F1-F2 interaction: evidence from MEG. Poster given at the meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Dillon, B., Idsardi, W., & Phillips, C. Learning vowel categories: challenges from Turkish and Inuktitut. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society 2008, Washington, DC.

Xiang, M., Dillon, B., & Phillips, C. Intrusive licensing effects: comparing negative polarity and reflexives. Poster given at the 20th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference 2007, San Diego, CA.

Xiang, M., Dillon, B., & Phillips, C. Testing the strength of the spurious licensing effect for negative polarity items. Talk given at the 19th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference 2006, New York, NY.

Nevins, A., Dillon, B., & Phillips, C. Dimensions of agreement in Hindi. Poster given at the 19th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference 2006, New York, NY.