Speaking and understanding both involve complex, mostly unconscious cognitive processes. My research aims to describe the cognitive mechanisms underlying language comprehension and production, and it ultimately aims to explain some properties of them. Currently, I mainly study how speakers assemble sentence structures in real-time speaking.

Journal articles

  1. Momma, S. (2022). Producing filler-gap dependencies: structural priming evidence for distinct compositional operations in production. Journal of Memory and Language. Waiting an assignment to an issue.

  2. Sarvasy, H. S., Morgan, A. M., Yu, J., Ferreira, V. S., & Momma, S. (2022). Cross-clause planning in Nungon (Papua New Guinea): Eye-tracking evidence. Memory & Cognition, 1-15.

  3. Momma, S. (2021). Filling the gap in gap-filling. Long-distance dependency formation in sentence production. Cognitive Psychology, 129, 101411.

  4. Lau, S. H., Momma, S. & Ferreira, V. S. (2021). Learning structural alternations: What guides learners’ generalization? Cognition, 215, 104828.

  5. Wittenberg, E., Momma, S. & Kaiser, E. (2021). Demonstratives as bundlers of conceptual structure. Glossa: A Journal of General Lingusitics, 6(1), 33.

  6. Momma, S., Slevc, L. R., Buffinton, J., Phillips, C. (2020). Syntactic category constrains lexical competition in speaking. Cognition, 197, 104183.

  7. Momma, S., & Ferreira, V. S. (2019). Beyond linear order: The role of argument structure in speaking. Cognitive Psychology, 114, 101228.

  8. Gruberg, N. Ostrand, R., Momma, S. & Ferreira, S. V. (2019). Syntactic entrainment: The repetition of syntactic structures in event descriptions. Journal of Memory and Language, 107, 216-232.

  9. Momma, S., & Phillips, C. (2018). The relationship between parsing and generation. Annual Review of Linguistics, 4, 233-254.

  10. Momma, S., Slevc, L. R., & Phillips, C. (2017). Unaccusativity in sentence production. Linguistic Inquiry, 49 (1), 181-194.

  11. Chow, W-Y., Momma, S., Smith, C., Lau, E. & Phillips, C. (2016). Prediction as Memory Retrieval: Timing and Mechanisms. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 617-627.

  12. Chacón, A. D., Momma, S., & Phillips, C. (2016). Linguistic representations and memory architectures: The devil is in the details. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. e68.

  13. Momma, S., Slevc, L. R., & Phillips, C. (2016). The timing of verb planning in Japanese sentence production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 42, 813-824.

Book chapter

  1. Momma, S. (to appear) Syntax and speaking. In Goodall, G. (Ed). Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Syntax.