Fachgebiet Psycholinguistics

Publications


2019

Allen, S.E.M. & Behrens, H. (2019). Insights into understanding human language from children’s acquisition of morphology and syntax: A historical and current perspective on central questions in the field. In P. Hagoort (Ed.), Human language: From genes and brains to behavior (pp. 127-145). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
 
Allen, S.E.M., Dench, K., & Isakson, K. (2019). InuLARSP: An adaptation of the Language Assessment Remediation and Screening Procedure for Inuktitut. In Ball, M.J., Fletcher, P. & Crystal, D. (Eds.), Grammatical profiles: Further languages of LARSP (pp. 267-293). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

2018

Fernandez, L., Bothe, R. & Allen, S.E.M. (2018, September). L1 reading direction plays a role on L2 perceptual span size: An eye tracking study investigating Urdu and Hindi speakers. Cognitive Neuroscience of Second and Artificial Language Learning (CoNSALL), Bangor University, Bangor, Wales.
 
Shakuf, V., Zack, C., Tidhar, L., Golani, S., Ben-David, B., Lachmann, T., Wesseling, P.B.C., Defren, S., Wegner, T., Allen, S.E.M. (2018, September). Do prosodic cues need a visa to travel? The perception of emotions in speech across languages: Evidence from Hebrew, English and German. 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics - Fechner Day, Lüneburg, Germany.
 
Kholodova, A., Peter, M., Rowland, C. & Allen, S.E.M. (2018, September). Investigating implicit learning and suprisal effects in a structurally biased language over development. 24th Conference on Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
 
Fernandez, L., Scheepers, C. & Allen, S.E.M. (2018, September). Are all invalid parafoveal previews created equal? 24th Conference on Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
 
Defren, S., Wesseling, P. B. C., Allen, S. E. M., Shakuf, V., Ben-David, B. M., & Lachmann, T. (2018, June). Emotional speech perception: A set of semantically validated German neutral and emotionally affective sentences. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.
 
Johnson, A., Grün, A., Allen, S. E. M., & Fernandez, L. B. (2018, June). Complex noun phrases: The influence of length and type on processing time. Psycholinguistics in Flanders, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
 
Naumovets, M., Fernandez, L. B., & Allen, S. E. M. (2018, June). The perceptual span of L2 English speakers with different L1 alphabetic systems. International Max Planck Research School for the Language Sciences Conference 2018, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
 
Pattaroyo, A., Fernandez, L., & Allen, S.E.M. (2018, May). Anticipatory eye movements in L2 wh-movement. International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children, University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.

Fernandez, L. & Allen, S.E.M. (2018, May). L2 parafoveal processing (or lack thereof). International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children, University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany.

Wiese, H., Lüdeling, A., Alexiadou, A., Pohle, M., Allen, S., Gagarina, N., Schroeder, C., Szucsich, L., Tracy, R. & Zerbian, S. (2018, April). Variation in heritage speakers: A comparative approach to linguistic repertoires. Transdisciplinary Approaches to Language Variation, UiT The Arctic University in Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
 
Kholodova, A., Peter, M., Rowland, C. & Allen, S.E.M. (2018, April). Syntactic priming in a structurally biased language: Investigating abstract representations in monolingual and bilingual children over development. Transdisciplinary Approaches to Language Variation, UiT The Arctic University in Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

2017

Allen, S.E.M. (2017). Comparison as a fruitful way forward: Bilinguals, co-activation, and interfaces. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 7(6), 668-672.[pdf]

Fernandez, L.B., Höhle, B., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (2017) Investigating auditory processing of syntactic gaps with L2 speakers  using pupillometry.  Second Language Research.  Advanced online publication: doi:10.1177/0267658317722386 [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (In press). Polysynthesis in the acquisition of Inuit languages. In Fortescue, M., Mithun, M., & Evans, N. (Eds.), Handbook of Polysynthesis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

2016

Family, N., Vinson, D., Vigliocco, G., Kaelen, M., Bolstridge, M., Nutt, D.J., & Carhart-Harris, R.L. (2016). Semantic activation in LSD: Evidence from picture naming. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. [pdf]

Jacob, G., Katsika, K., Family, N., & Allen, S.E.M. (2016). The role of constituent order and level of embedding in cross-linguistic structural priming. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. [pdf]

Mozaffari Chanijani, S.S., Al-Naser, M., Bukhari, S.S., Borth, D., Allen, S.E.M., & Dengel, A. (2016). An eye movement study on scientific papers using wearable eye tracking technology. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking. [pdf]

2015

Kaelen, M., Barrett, F.S., Roseman, L., Lorenz, R., Family, N., Bolstridge, M., Curran, H.V., Feilding, A., Nutt, D.J., & Carhart-Harris, R.L. (2015). LSD enhances the emotional response to music. Psychopharmacology, 232, 3607-3614 [pdf]

Serratrice, L.. & Allen, S.E.M. (Eds.) (2015). The acquisition of reference. Amsterdam: Benjamins [link]

Serratrice, L. & Allen, S.E.M. (2015). Introduction: An overview of the acquisition of reference. In L.Serratrice & S.E.M. Allen (Eds.), The acquisition of reference (pp. 1-24). Amsterdam: Benjamins [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M., Hughes, M.E., & Skarabela, B. (2015). The role of cognitive accessibility in children’s referential choice. In L. Serratrice & S.E.M. Allen (Eds.), The acquisition of reference (pp. 123-153). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. & Dench, K. (2015). Calculating mean length of utterance for Eastern Canadian Inuktitut. First Language, 35, 377-406. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2015). Verb argument structure. In E. Bavin & L. Naigles (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Child Language (2nd edition, pp. 271-297). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

Family, N. & Allen, S.E.M. (2015). The development of the causative construction in Persian child language. Journal of Child Language. [pdf]

Hughes, M. & Allen, S.E.M. (2015). The incremental effect of discourse-pragmatic sensitivity on referential choice in the acquisition of a first language. Lingua. [pdf]

2014

Family, N. (2014). Semantic Spaces of Persian Light Verbs: A Constructionist Account. In Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages. Leiden, NL: Brill. [ link]

Katsika, K. & Allen, S.E.M. (2014). Processing subject and object relative clauses in a flexible word order language: Evidence from Greek. In G. Kotzoglou, K. Nikolou, E. Karantzola, K. Frantzi, I. Galantomos, M. Georgalidou, V. Kourti-Kazoullis, C. Papadopoulou & E. Vlachou (Eds.), Selected Papers of the 11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (pp. 715-726). Rhodos, Greece: University of the Aegean. [pdf]

Cavicchio, F., Brown, A., Furman, R., Allen, S., Özyürek, A. & Kita, S. (2014). Annotation of space and manner/path configuration in bilinguals’speech and manual gestures. Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Multimodal Corpora, Tools and Resources (pp. 25-28).[pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2014). Argument structure. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development (pp. 18-19). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [pdf]

Hughes, M. & Allen, S.E.M. (2014).Competing motivations in children's omission of subjects? The interaction between verb finiteness and referent accessibility. In B. MacWhinney, A. Malchukov, and E. Moravcsik (eds.), Competing motivations in grammar and usage (pp. 144-162). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

2013

Hughes, M. & Allen, S.E.M. (2013). The effect of individual discourse-pragmatic features on referential choice in child English. Journal of Pragmatics 56 (pp. 15-31) [pdf]

Skarabela, B., Allen, S.E.M. & Scott-Phillips, T.C. (2013). Joint attention helps explain why children omit new arguments. Journal of Pragmatics 56 (pp. 5-14) [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2013) The acquisition of ergativity in Inuktitut. In E.L. Bavin & S. Stoll (Eds.), The acquisition of ergative structures (pp. 71-105). Amsterdam: Benjamins [pdf]

2011

Katsika, K. (2011). Attachment preferences and corpus frequencies in PP ambiguities: evidence from Greek. Selected Papers from the 19th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

2010

Kita, S., Özyürek, A., Allen, S.E.M., & Ishizuka, T. (2010). Early links between iconic gestures and sound symbolic words: Evidence for multimodal protolanguage. In A. D. M. Smith, M. Schouwstra, B. de Boer & K. Smith (Eds.), The evolution of language: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference (EVOLANG8) (pp. 429-430). Singapore: World  Scientific. [pdf]

Mastropavlou, M., Katsika, K., Papadopoulou, D., Tsimpli, I.M. (2010). Δείκτες υπόταξης στην ΕΓΔ: Σύνδεσμοι και Συμπληρωματικοί Δείκτες [Markers of subordination in SLI: Connectives and complementisers]. In I. Vogindroukas, A. Okalidou, S. Stavrakaki (Eds.), Developmental language disorders: From basic research to clinical practice (pp. 119-174). Thessaloniki: Epikentro.

Skarabela, B. & Allen, S.E.M. (2010). How newness and joint attention work together in child Inuktitut: Assessing discourse-pragmatic models of early argument realization. In K. Franich, K. Iserman, & L. Keil, Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 385-396). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

2009

Family, N. (2009). 
“Lighten up: The acquisition of light verb constructions in Persian.” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 139-150). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M, Genesee, F.H, Fish, S.A & Crago, M.B. (2009). Typological constraints on code mixing in Inuktitut-English bilingual adults. In N. Tersis & M.-A. Mahieu (Eds.), Variations on polysynthesis: The Eskaleut languages (pp. 273-306). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2009). Verb Argument structure. In E. Bavin (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Child Language (pp. 217-236). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

2008

Özyürek, A., Kita, S., Allen, S.E.M., Furman, R., Brown, A. & Ishizuka, T. (2008). Development of cross-linguistic variation in speech and gesture: Motion events in English and Turkish. Developmental Psychology 44(4), 1040-1054.  [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M., Skarabela, B. & Hughes, M. (2008). Using corpora to examine discourse effects in syntax. In H. Behrens (Ed.), Corpora in language acquisition research: Finding structure in data (pp. 99-137). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [pdf]

2007

Kita, S., Özyürek, A., Allen, S.E.M., Brown, A., Furman, R., & Ishizuka, T. (2007). Relations between syntactic encoding and co-speech gestures: Implications for a model of speech and gesture production. Language and Cognitive Processes 22(8), 1212-1236.  [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2007). Interacting pragmatic influences on children’s argument realization. In M. Bowerman & P. Brown (Eds.), Crosslinguistic perspectives on argument structure: Implications for learnability (pp. 191-210). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2007). The future of Inuktitut in the face of majority languages: Bilingualism or language shift? Applied Psycholinguistics 28(3): 515-536. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M., Özyürek, A., Kita, S., Brown, A., Furman, R., Ishizuka, T. & Fujii, M. (2007). How language-specific is early syntactic packaging of Manner and Path? A comparison of English, Turkish, and Japanese. Cognition 102(1), 16-48.  [pdf]

2006

Allen, S.E.M, Crago, M.B. & Pesco, D. (2006). The effect of majority language exposure on minority language skills: The case of Inuktitut. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 9(5), 578-596. [pdf]

Hughes, M. & Allen, S. (2006). A discourse-pragmatic analysis of subject omission in child English. In D. Bamman, T. Magnitskaia & C. Zaller, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 293-304). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

Furman, R., Ozyurek, A., & Allen, S. (2006). Learning to express causation across languages: What do speech and gesture patterns reveal? In D. Bamman, T. Magnitskaia & C. Zaller, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 190-201). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2006). Formalism and functionalism working together? Exploring roles for complementary contributions in the domain of child null arguments. In R. Slabakova, S. Montrul, & P. Prévost (Eds.), Inquiries in linguistic development: In honor of Lydia White (pp. 233-255). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [pdf]

2005

Özyürek, A., Kita, S., Allen, S.E.M., Furman, R. & Brown, A. (2005). How does linguistic framing of events influence co-speech gestures? Insights from crosslinguistic variations and similarities. Gesture 5(1-2), 219-240. Reprinted in: K. Liebal, C. Mueller, S. Pika (Eds.) Gestural communication in nonhuman and human primates (pp. 199-219). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [pdf]

Zwanziger, E.E., Allen, S.E.M. & Genesee, F.H. (2005). Investigating crosslinguistic influence in child bilinguals: Subject omission in speakers of Inuktitut and English. Journal of Child Language 32(4), 893-909.  [pdf]

Brown, A., Ozyurek, A., Allen, S., Kita, S., Ishizuka, T. & Furman, R. (2005). Does event cognition influence children’s motion event expressions?” Online Proceedings Supplement of the 29th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Available at: www.bu.edu/linguistics/BUCLD/supp29.html

2004

Allen, S.E.M. (2004). Is Modularity Matching correct or useful? Journal of Child Language 31(2), 463-466. [pdf]

Skarabela, B. & Allen, S.E.M. (2004). The context of non-affixal arguments in child Inuktitut: The role of joint attention. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla & C. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 532-542). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

2003

Allen, S.E.M. & Schröder, H. (2003). Preferred argument structure in early Inuktitut spontaneous speech data. In J.W. Du Bois, L.E. Kumpf & W.J. Ashby (Eds), Preferred argument structure: Grammar as architecture for function (pp. 301-338). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2003). Review of Pathways to language: From fetus to adolescent by Kyra Karmiloff & Annette Karmiloff-Smith. Journal of Child Language 30(1), 245-251. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M., Ozyürek, A., Kita, S., Brown, A., Turanli, R. & Ishizuka, T. (2003). Early speech about manner and path in Turkish and English: Universal or language-specific? Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 1, pp. 63-72). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

2002

Allen, S.E.M., Genesee, F.H., Fish, S.A. & Crago, M.B. (2002). Patterns of code mixing in English-Inuktitut bilinguals. In M. Andronis, C. Ball, H. Elston & S. Neuvel (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (Vol. 2, pp. 171-188). Chicago, IL: Chicago Linguistic Society.

Swift, M.D. & Allen, S.E.M. (2002). Verb base ellipsis in Inuktitut conversational discourse. International Journal of American Linguistics 68(2), 133-156. [pdf]

Skarabela, B. & Allen, S.E.M. (2002). The role of joint attention in argument realization in child Inuktitut. In B. Skarabela, S.A. Fish & A.H.-J. Do (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 620-630). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

Swift, M.D. & Allen, S.E.M. (2002). Contexts of verbal inflection dropping in Inuktitut child speech.” In B. Skarabela, S.A. Fish & A.H.-J. Do (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 689-700). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

2001

Crago, M.B. & Allen, S.E.M. (2001). Early finiteness in Inuktitut: The role of language structure and input. Language Acquisition 9(1), 59-111. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (2001). The importance of discourse-pragmatics in acquisition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 4(1), 23-25. [pdf]

2000

Allen, S.E.M. (2000). A discourse-pragmatic explanation for argument representation in child Inuktitut. Linguistics, 38(3), 483-521. [pdf]

1998

Crago, M.B. & Allen, S.E.M. (1998). Acquiring Inuktitut. In O. Taylor & L. Leonard (Eds.), Language acquisition across North America: Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic perspectives (pp. 245-279). San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (1998). Categories within the verb category: Learning the causative in Inuktitut. Linguistics 36(4), 633-677. [pdf]

Crago, M.B., Allen, S.E.M. & Pesco, D. (1998). Issues of complexity in Inuktitut and English child directed speech. In E.V. Clark (Ed.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Stanford Child Language Research Forum (pp. 37-46). Stanford: CSLI. [pdf]

Crago, M.B., Chen, C., Genesee, F.H. & Allen, S.E.M. (1998). Power and deference: Bilingual decision making in Inuit homes. Journal for a Just and Caring Education, 4(1), 78-95. [pdf]

Also published as: Crago, M.B., Chen, C., Genesee, F.H. & Allen, S.E.M. (2010). Poder y deferencia: la toma de decisiones sobre el bilingüismo en los hogares inuit. In De León, Lourdes (Ed.), Socialización, lenguaje y culturas infantiles (pp. 273-292). Mexico: CIESAS.

1997

Allen, S.E.M. (1997). Towards a discourse-pragmatic explanation for the subject-object asymmetry in early null arguments. In A. Baker, C. Blankenstijn, M. Roelofs & A. Scheper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Netwerk Eerste Taalverwerving Symposium (pp. 1-16). Amsterdam: Leerstoelgroep Psycholinguïstiek en Taalpathologie, University of Amsterdam.

Allen, S.E.M. (1997). A discourse pragmatic explanation for the subject object asymmetry in early null arguments: The Principle of Informativeness revisited. In A. Sorace, C. Heycock & R. Shillcock (Eds.), Proceedings of the GALA '97 Conference on Language Acquisition (pp. 10-15). Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh. [pdf]

Crago, M.B. & Allen, S.E.M. (1997). Linguistic and cultural aspects of simplicity and complexity in Inuktitut (Eskimo) child-directed speech. In E. Hughes, M. Hughes & A. Greenhill (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 91-102). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

Crago, M.B., Allen, S.E.M., & Hough-Eyamie, W.P. (1997). Exploring innateness through cultural and linguistic variation. In M. Gopnik (Ed.), The inheritance and innateness of grammars (pp. 70-90). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. (1997). Review of La parole inuit: Langue, culture et société dans l’arctique nord-américain by Louis-Jacques Dorais. Anthropological Linguistics, 39(2), 325-328.

1996

Allen, S.E.M. (1996). Aspects of argument structure acquisition in Inuktitut. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Allen, S.E.M. & Crago, M.B. (1996). Early passive acquisition in Inuktitut. Journal of Child Language, 23(1), 129-155. [pdf]

Crago, M.B. & Allen, S.E.M. (1996). Building the case for impairment in linguistic representation. In M. L. Rice (Ed.), Toward a genetics of language (pp. 261-289). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [pdf]

1995

Allen, S.E.M. (1995). Acquisition of causatives in Inuktitut. In E.V. Clark (Ed.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Stanford Child Language Research Forum (pp. 51-60). Stanford: CSLI.

1994

Crago, M.B. & Allen, S.E.M. (1994). Morphemes gone askew: Linguistic impairment in Inuktitut. McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 10 (1&2), 206-215. [pdf]

1993

Allen, S.E.M. & Crago, M.B. (1993). The acquisition of passives and unaccusatives in Inuktitut. McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 9, 1-29. [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. & Crago, M.B. (1993). Early acquisition of passive morphology in Inuktitut. In E.V. Clark (Ed.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Stanford Child Language Research Forum (pp. 112-123). Stanford: CSLI.

1992

Allen, S.E.M. & Crago, M.B. (1992). The acquisition of passive morphology in Inuktitut. In. W.O. Kupsch & J.F. Basinger (Eds.), The Musk-Ox 39: Proceedings of the Third National Student Conference on Northern Studies (pp. 306-312). [pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. & Crago, M.B. (1992). First language acquisition of Inuktitut. In M.-J. Dufour & F. Thérien (Eds.), Inuit Studies Occasional Papers 4: Proceedings of the Seventh Inuit Studies Conference (pp. 273-281). [pdf]

1991

Crago, M.B., Annahatak, B., Doehring, D. & Allen, S.E.M. (1991). Evaluation of Inuit children's first language by native speakers. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, 15. [43-48]

1989

Allen, S.E.M. (1989). Preschool language acquisition of Inuktitut: A case study of one Inuk boy. In W.O. Kupsch & J.F. Basinger (Eds.), The Musk Ox 37: Proceedings of the Second National Student Conference on Northern Studies (pp. 159 167).[pdf]

Allen, S.E.M. & Crago, M.B. (1989). Acquisition of noun incorporation in Inuktitut. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development 28: Proceedings of the Stanford Child Language Research Forum (pp. 49 56).  [pdf]

1988

Allen, S.E.M. (1988). Noun incorporation in Eskimo: Postpositions and case marking. McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 5(2), 1 39. [pdf]

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