UMass Psycholinguistics @ HSP2023

The Human Sentence Processing conference took place Thursday March 9th to Saturday March 11th at the University of Pittsburgh.

UMass psycholinguists past and present were well represented! In fact, this year’s conference was co-organized by UMass alumnus Mike Dikey (Ph.D. 2000), along with Tessa Warren, Scott Fraundorf, Natasha Tokowicz, and Seth Wiener.

In addition:

Shota Momma gave a talk entitled “Producing unbounded dependencies: Shota Momma evidence from structural priming of that

Justin Guesser, Arielle Borovsky, Patricia Deevy, Claney Outzen and Laurence Leonard gave a talk entitled “Knowledge and processing affect online prediction in developmental language disorder”

Kuan-Jung Huang and Brian Dillon gave a talked entitled “A large, rare processing cost underlies garden path effects: An RT distribution approach”

Ozge Bakay, Jon Burnsky, Maayan Keshev, Mariam Asatryan, Kyle Johnson and Brian Dillon gave a poster entitled “Predicting disjoint reference: offline and online evidence”

Mandy Cartner and Maayan Keshev gave a poster entitled “Optional resumption is used to overcome local ambiguity in Hebrew”

Shota Momma gave a poster entitled “Filler-gap dependencies alter compositional units in sentence production”

Maayan Keshev, Matt Wagers and Brian Dillon gave a poster entitled “The role of prediction in retrieval interference: The case of reflexive attraction”

Mandy Cartner, Ivy Sichel, Maziar Toosarvandani and Matt Wagers gave a poster entitled “Predictive parsing as a source for resumptive pronoun preference in Hebrew”

Justin Kueser, Patricia Deevy, Arielle Borovsky, Michelle Indarjit, Mine Muezzinoglu, Claney Outzen and Laurence Leonard gave a poster entitled “Vocabulary supports event probability cues in developmental language disorder”

Briony Waite, Anthony Yacovone and Jesse Snedeker gave a poster entitled “Children make robust lexical predictions in a naturalistic context”

Fengyue Zhao, Brian Dillon and Ming Xiang gave a poster entitled “Probabilistic Listener: A Case of Reflexive ziji “self” Ambiguity Resolution in Mandarin”

Linh Pham, Thuy Bui, Alexander Goebel and Elsi Kaiser gave a poster entitled “Anaphora resolution in Vietnamese: On the effects of person feature constraints on the interpretation of reflexive ‘mình’”

Morwenna Hoeks, Amanda Rysling and Maziar Toosarvandani gave a poster entitled “Integrating contextual information in on-line alternative set construction”

Kelsey Sasaki, Pranav Anand and Amanda Rysling gave a poster entitled “Animacy and event structure modulate long- distance pronominal anaphora in discourse”

Heeju Hwang and Suet Ying Lam gave a poster entitled “The influence of action continuity on reference form in Mandarin and English”

Lalitha Balachandran, Morwenna Hoeks, Nicholas Van Handel and Amanda Rysling gave a poster entitled “Top-down expectations vs. bottom-up information in prosodic memory”

Eszter Ronai and Alexander Goebel gave a poster entitled “Intonation affects rate of scalar inferences: production and perception data from English”

Tyler Knowlton and Florian Schwarz gave a poster entitled “”Every” provides an implicit comparison class when “each” does not”