UMass Linguists at the Human Sentence Processing conference @ UCSC!

UMass linguists past and present are well represented at this week’s Human Sentence Processing conference (formerly the CUNY conference), hosted virtually by the University of California Santa Cruz (with our own Amanda Rysling as a co-organizer!). If you’d like to attend virtually, go here: registration is free for the virtual event! There is also a satellite conference being hosted by UMD that many UMass linguists are descending upon.

UMass psycholinguists past and present are well represented at HSP this year!

Mara Breen is giving an invited plenary presentation entitled ‘Prosodic processing in poetry’. Congratulations Mara!

UMass psycholinguists and alumni are also giving a number of platform presentations, including:

  • Producing long-distance dependencies in English and Japanese by Mari Kugemoto and Shota Momma
  • SPR mega-benchmark shows surprisal tracks construction- but not item-level difficulty by Kuan-Jung Huang, Suhas Arehalli, Mari Kugemoto, Christian Muxica, Grusha Prasad, Brian Dillon, Tal Linzen
  • Anti-local anaphors in Telugu are subject to local antecedent interference by Vishal Arvindam and Matt Wagers
  • Properties of L1 experiential marking asymmetrically modulate the acquisition of Ever and Any in Chinese and Korean L2 speakers of English by Nino Grillo, Kook-Hee Gil, Heather Marsden, Nina Radkevich, Shayne Sloggett, George Tsoulas, Norman Yeo

And additionally, UMass psycholinguists and alumni are presenting an incredible array of work in synchronous and asynchronous poster sessions, including:

  • Active Cataphor Resolution Skips Some Positions by Dave Kush and Brian Dillon
  • Between you and me: Use ERP decoding when between-participants variation is high by Moshe Poliak, Anthony Yacovone, and Jesse Snedeker
  • C-command effects in binding third-person reflexives and pronoun in Turkish by Özge Bakay and Brian Dillon
  • Clozing in on Predictions: Cloze Responses Reflect Various Underlying Processes by Jon Burnsky and Adrian Staub
  • Dynamic encoding of agreement features and its effects on interference by Maayan Keshev, Mandy Cartner, Anissa Neal, Aya Meltzer-Asscher and Brian Dillon
  • How to (dis-)agree with intonation: asymmetric valence of the rise-fall-rise contour by Alex Göbel and Michael Wagner
  • Interference effects in Tagalog reflexive processing by Jed Sam Pizarro-Guevara, Glenn Huerto and Brian Dillon
  • “It’s alive!”: Animacy-based structural expectations rapidly update with context by Stephanie Rich, Lalitha Balachandran, John Duff, Matthew Kogan, Maya Wax Cavallaro, Nicholas Van Handel, and Matt Wagers
  • Let them eat ceke: an EEG study of form-based prediction in rich naturalistic contexts by Anthony Yacovone, Briony Waite, Tanya Levari, and Jesse Snedeker
  • Look Away! An Object is Coming by Jon Burnsky, Maayan Keshev, Mariam Asatryan, Barbora Hlachova, Kyle Johnson, and Brian Dillon
  • Processing and interpreting anaphoricity and logophoricity: A long-distance reflexive in Vietnamese by Linh Le Nhat Pham, Thuy Thanh Tuong Bui and Alexander Göbel
  • Revisiting animacy effects in the recall of English voice and ditransitive alternations by Christopher Hammerly
  • Semantic role parsing in intransitives: EEG insights from Basque by Arrate Isasi-Isasmendi, Sebastian Sauppe, Caroline Andrews, Itziar Laka, Martin Meyer and Balthasar Bickel
  • Social identity and charity: when less precise speakers are held to stricter standards by Andrea Beltrama and Florian Schwarz
  • Syntactic Surprisal from Neural Language Models tracks Garden Path Effects by Suhas Arehalli, Brian Dillon and Tal Linzen
  • Syntax guides verb planning in sentence production: evidence from tough constructions by Shota Momma
  • Turkish speakers show object over subject preference when processing [OV]S vs. [SV]O orders by Duygu Göksu, Brian Dillon and Shota Momma
  • Two ways to compose think and that: priming evidence for a model of FG-dependency by Shota Momma
  • Use/Mention ambiguities in comprehension: Evidence from agreement attraction by John Duff and Matt Wagers
  • Webcams as windows to the mind: comparing web-based eye-tracking methods by Margaret Kandel, Anthony Yacovone, Mieke Slim and Jesse Snedeker
  • When the SRC/ORC asymmetry emerges and breaks down in Tagalog relative clauses by Jed Sam Pizarro-Guevara, and Brian Dillon