Wendy Herd Graduate Student Support Award

July 2, 2020: The Department of Linguistics at the University of Kansas would like to announce a new scholarship for graduate students that will honor Dr. Wendy Herd,
a 2011 graduate of our Ph.D. program. Wendy is currently in hospice care, spending time at home with her family, after battling cancer for many years. The goal of this
scholarship is to honor her energy, intellect, and strength and to keep her spirit with us always. Click HERE to learn more about Wendy Herd.

To contribute to this award, click on ‘Give Now’ below. You will be directed to the KU Endowment page for Linguistics. In the box marked Special Instructions, please
indicate that your award should go to the ‘Wendy Herd Graduate Student Support Award.’



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The Linguistics Department at KU offers a full range of degrees: B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. The first linguistics courses at KU were offered in 1957. In 1968, Linguistics became a department and was authorized to offer a Ph.D. degree. Today, the unique strength of the Linguistics department is the systematic pairing of theoretical and experimental investigations of linguistic knowledge. Its nucleus of full-time faculty members in Linguistics, plus several actively involved faculty members in other departments, serves a student body of about 35 graduate students, 80 undergraduate majors, and many non-majors taking introductory and intermediate courses each semester.

Areas of special strength in the graduate program include Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, First and Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Semantics, and Indigenous Languages. The department also cooperates with other departments, such as Speech-Language-Hearing, Child Language, Indigenous Nations Studies, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology.

Fall 2021 Course Schedule

Undergraduate Courses

LING 106 Introductory Linguistics
LING 107 Introductory Linguistics, Honors
LING 110 Language and Mind
LING 111 Language and Mind, Honors
LING 177 First Year Seminar
LING 305 Phonetics I
LING 320 Language & Culture in Society
LING 325 Syntax I
LING 343 Bilingualism
LING 415 Second Language Acquisition
LING 420 Capstone Research in Language Science
LING 438 Neurolinguistics I
LING 514 Phonology II
LING 527 Morphology
LING 539 First Language Acquisition II
LING 575 Structure of Me’phaa

Graduate Courses

LING 705 Phonetics I
LING 714 Phonology II
LING 715 Second Language Acquisition
LING 720 Research Methods
LING 725 Syntax I
LING 727 Morphology
LING 738 Neurolinguistics I
LING 739 First Language Acquisition II
LING 794 Proseminar
LING 837 Psycholinguistics Seminar


Linguistics Colloquy Schedule

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the linguistics departments will host a Virtual Colloquy series for Spring 2021. The talks will all be held synchronously via Zoom at 4pm Thursdays (Central Standard Time). We will provide a Zoom link as the date gets nearer. As usual, the talks will be approximately 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of questions.

  • Ivano Caponigro (UCSD) - February 25, 2021
  • Olga Dmitrieva (Purdue) - March 4, 2021
  • Kiwako Ito (Newcastle) - March 18, 2021
  • Heidi Harley (Univ of Ariz) Ingemann Speaker - April 1, 2021 (Meetings April 2, 3-5pm CST)
  • Alan Yu (U of C) - April 15, 2021
  • Undergraduate Honors/REP I - April 29, 2021
  • Undergraduate Honors/REP I - May 6, 2021


Recent Publications  

(More information:  Abstracts and Publication Links)


  • Chien, Y-F., Yang, X, Fiorentino, R., & Sereno, J.A. (2020). The role of the surface and underlying forms when processing tonal alternations in Mandarin Chinese: A mismatch negativity study. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 11, #646, 1-17.
  • Cho, S., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J.A. (2020). Multi-modal cross-linguistic perception of fricatives in clear speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(4), 2609-2624. 
  • Dmitrieva, O., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J.A. (2020). The effect of instructed second language learning on the acoustic properties of first language speech. Languages, 5(4), 44-77. 
  • Duncan, P.T. & Torrence, H. (2020). Headless relatives in Meꞌphaa from Iliatenco. In I. Caponigro, H. Torrence, & R. Zavala, (eds.), Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Feroce, N., Fiorentino, R., Covey, L., and Gabriele, A. (2020). Neural evidence for the processing of referential ambiguity and referential failure in Spanish. In D. Pascual y Cabo & I. Elola (eds.), Current Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 153-174. John Benjamins.
  • Fiorentino, R. (2020). “Brain imaging online” KU CTE Special Issue: Engaging Ideas for Flexible Teaching
  • Gabriele, A. (2020). Microvariation and transfer in L2 and L3 Acquisition. (Commentary on Westergaard, 2019 keynote article). Second Language Research, 1-5. 
  • Garg, S., Hamarneh, G., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., & Wang, Y. (2020). ADFAC: Automatic detection of facial articulatory features. MethodsX, 7, 101006, 1-12.  
  • Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (2020). Obituary: Wendy Herd (1973-2020). Acoustics Today. Winter, 16(4), 93.
  • Jongman, A., & Tremblay, A. (2020). Word prosody in L2. In C. Gussenhoven & A. Chen (eds.), The Oxford handbook of language prosody (pp. 594–604). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • McKenzie, A. and Punske, J. (2020). Language development during interstellar travel. Acta Futura: Journal of the Advance Concepts Team, European Space Agency 12: 123-132. 
  • Pham. C., Covey, L., Gabriele, A., Aldosari, S., and Fiorentino, R. (2020). Examining individual differences and island sensitivity. Glossa: a Journal of General Linguistics 5(1), 94. 
  • Redmon, C., Leung, K., Wang, Y., McMurray, B., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J.A. (2020). Cross-linguistic perception of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels based on auditory, visual, and auditory-visual information. Journal of Phonetics, 81. 
  • Reetz, H., & Jongman, A. (2020). Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception. (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell Publishers (316 pages). [The Chinese translation of this book was published in March 2019].
  • Tang, W. and Zhang, J. (2020). The effects of era and perceptual distinctiveness on Japanese loanword adaptation. In Shoichi Iwasaki, Susan Strauss, Shin Fukuda, Sun-Ah Jun, Sung-Ock Sohn, and Kie Zuraw (eds.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics, vol. 26. CSLI, Stanford University, CA.
  • Tupper, P., Leung, K., Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J.A. (2020). Characterizing the distinctive acoustic cues of Mandarin tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147, 2570-2580.
  • Wang, Y., Sereno, J.A., & Jongman, A. (2020). Multi-modal perception of tone. In H-M. Liu, F-M. Tsao, and P. Li (Eds.), Speech Perception, Production, and Acquisition: Multidisciplinary Approaches in Chinese Languages. Springer series on Chinese Language Learning Sciences, Ch.8 (159-173). 
  • Yan, H., Chien, Y-F., & Zhang, J. (2020). Priming the representation left-dominant sandhi words: a Shanghai dialect case study. Language and Speech, 63(2), 362-380.
  • Yates, Y. & Gluckman, J. (2020). Voice Reversals and Syntactic Structure: Evidence from Hittite. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5(1): 120. 1-39. 
  • Zhang, J., San D., & Chen Y. (2020). Chinese and Siberia. In Carlos Gussenhoven and Aoju Chen (eds.), The Oxford handbook of language prosody, 332-343. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


  • Chien, Y-F., & Jongman, A. (2019). Tonal neutralization of Taiwanese checked and smooth syllables: An acoustic study. Language and Speech, 62, 452-474.
  • Coughlin, C.E., Fiorentino, R., Royle, P., & Steinhauer, K. (2019). Sensitivity to inflectional morphology in a non-native language: Evidence from ERPs. Frontiers in Communication, 4(21).
  • Fiorentino, R. (2019). Issues in neurolinguistic studies of morphology. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press.
  • Garg, S., Hamarneh, G., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., & Wang, Y. (2019). Computer-vision analysis reveals facial movements made during Mandarin tone production align with pitch trajectories. Speech Communication, 113, 47-62.
  • Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2019). Effects of sound change on the weighting of acoustic cues to the three-way laryngeal stop contrast in Korean: Diachronic and dialectal comparisons. Language and Speech, 62, 509-530.
  • Li, Y., Lee, G., & Sereno, J.A. (2019). Comparing monosyllabic and disyllabic training in perceptual learning of Mandarin tone. In A. Nyvad, M. Hejná, A. Højen, A. Jespersen, & M. Hjortshøj Sarensen (eds.), A Sound Approach to Language Matters – (In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn), 303-319.
  • McKenzie, A., & Newkirk, L. (2019). Almost at-a-distance. Linguistics and Philosophy. Online August 2019, 1–38.
  • Pye C., & Pfeiler, B. (2019). The Acquisition of Directionals in Two Mayan Languages. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(2442).
  • Pye, C., Berthiaume, B., & Pfeiler, B. (2019). Northern Pame-Spanish Language Acquisition in the Context of Incipient Language Loss. International Journal of Bilingualism.
  • Qin, Z., Tremblay, A., & Zhang, J. (2019). Influence of within-category tonal information in the recognition of Mandarin-Chinese words by native and non-native listeners: An eye-tracking study. Journal of Phonetics, 73, 144-157.
  • Tremblay, A., Cho, T., Kim, S., & Shin, S. (2019). Phonetic and phonological effects of tonal information in the segmentation of Korean speech. Applied Psycholinguistics, 40, 1221–1240.
More Publications



  • Alemán Bañón, J., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. (2018). Using event-related potentials to track morphosyntactic development in second language learners: The processing of number and gender agreement in Spanish. PLoS ONE, 13(7): e0200791.
  • Aljasser, F., Jackson, K., Vitevitch, M. S., & Sereno, J.A. (2018). The influence of phonemic inventory on elicited speech errors in Arabic speakers of English. The Mental Lexicon, 13(1), 26–37.
  • Chu, C.-Y., & Minai, U. (2018). Children's demonstrative comprehension and the role of non-linguistic cognitive abilities: a cross-linguistic study. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.
  • Connell, K., Hüls, S., Martínez-García, M.T., Qin, Z., Shin, S., Yan, H., & Tremblay, A. (2018). English learners’ use of segmental and suprasegmental cues to stress in lexical access: An eye- tracking study. Language Learning, 68, 635–668.
  • Covey, L., Gabriele, A., & Fiorentino, R. (2018). Can learners use morphosyntactic cues to facilitate processing? Evidence from a study of gender agreement in Hindi. Language Acquisition.
  • Fiorentino, R., Covey, L., & Gabriele, A. (2018). Individual differences in the processing of referential dependencies: evidence from event-related potentials. Neuroscience Letters, 673, 79-84.
  • Kasisopa, B., Antonios, L. E-K, Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., & Burnham, D. (2018). Training children to perceive non-native lexical tones: Tone language background, bilingualism, and auditory and visual information. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 9(1508), 1-14.
  • Krueger, B., Storkel, H., & Minai, U. (2018). The influence of misarticulations on children's word identification and processing. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
  • McKenzie, A., Eziz, G., & Major. T. (2018). Latent homomorphism and content satisfaction: The double life of Turkic auxiliary-(İ)p bol-’, with Gülnar Eziz and Travis Major. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 3(1), 47.
  • Nyoman Aryawibawa, I., Bagus Putra Yadnya, I., Gusti Ngurah Parthama, I., & Pye, C. (2018). Balinese Spatial Reference Frames: Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Evidence from the North of Bali. Lingua, 215, 40-52.
  • Redmon, C., & Jongman, A. (2018). Source characteristics of voiceless dorsal fricatives. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144, 242-253.
  • Tremblay, A., Broersma, M., & Coughlin, C.E. (2018). The functional weight of a prosodic cue in the native language predicts speech segmentation in a second language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21, 640–652.
  • Tremblay, A., Spinelli, E., Coughlin, C.E., and Namjoshi, J. (2018). Syntactic cues take precedence over distributional cues in native and non-native speech segmentation. Language and Speech, 61, 615–631.
  • Yang, X., Minai, U., & Fiorentino, R. (2018). Context-sensitivity and Individual Differences in the Derivation of Scalar Implicature. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1720.
  • Zhang, J., &Yan, H. (2018). Contextually dependent cue realization and cue weighting for a laryngeal contrast in Shanghai Wu. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 144(3), 1293-1308.


  • Chien, Y-F., Sereno, J., & Zhang, J. (2017). What's in a word: Observing the contribution of underlying and surface representations. Language and Speech.
  • Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., & Covey, L. (2017). Understanding the symptoms and sources of variability in second language sentence processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20(4), 685-686.
  • Hannah, B., Wang, Y., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., Cao, J., & Nie, Y. (2017). Cross-modal association between auditory and visuospatial information in Mandarin tone perception in noise by native and non-native perceivers. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 8(2051), 1-15.
  • Jongman, A., & McMurray, B. (2017). On invariance: Acoustic input meets listener expectations. In A. Lahiri & S. Kotzor (eds.), The Speech Processing Lexicon: Neurocognitive and behavioural approaches. Germany: Mouton DeGruyter.
  • Jongman, A., Qin, Z., Zhang, J., & Sereno, J.A. (2017). Just noticeable differences (JNDs) for pitch direction, height and slope for Mandarin and English listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142(2), EL163-169.
  • Li, M., & Zhang, J. (2017). Perceptual distinctiveness between dental and palatal sibilants in different vowel contexts and its implications for phonological contrasts. Laboratory Phonology 8(1), 18: 1-27.
  • McKenzie, A. (2017). On the limited set of evidentiality types. Chapter in The Leader of the Pack: A Festschrift in Honor of Margaret Speas. Rodica Ivan (ed.). University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics, vol. 40. Amherst, Mass.: GLSA.
  • Minai, U. (2017). Yooji-no imikaishaku-wa naze otona-no sore-to-wa kotonarunoka. [Why children's meaning comprehension differs from adults' meaning comprehension]. In K.-I Takami & I. Gyoda (Eds.), Hushigi-ni michi-ta kotoba-no sekai. [The world of language, full of wonder]. (pp. 68-71). Tokyo, Japan: Kaitakusha Publishing Company.
  • Minai, U., & Nadtochiy, N. (2017). Native and non-native comprehension of the Japanese existential quantifier nanko-ka. In M. Nakayama & Y.-C. Su, Language Acquisition and Language Disorders series. Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition (pp. 197- 219). John Benjamins.
  • Minai, U., Gustafson, K., Fiorentino, R., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J.A. (2017). Fetal rhythm-based language discrimination: A biomagnetometry study. NeuroReport, 28(10), 561-564.
  • Peter, L., Hirata-Edds, T., Feeling, D., Kirk, Wyman, Mackey, R., & Duncan, P. T. (2017). The Cherokee Nation immersion school as a translanguaging space. Journal of American Indian Education, 56(1), 5-31​.
  • Pye, C. (2017). A metaphorical theory of meaning. Linguistik Indonesia 35:1-12.
  • Pye, C. (2017). The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Pye, C. & Pfeiler, B. (2017). A comparative study of the acquisition of nominative and ergative agreement in European and Mayan languages. In Diane Massam, Lisa Travis and Jessica Coon (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Pye, C., Pfeiler, B., & Mateo, P. (2017). The acquisition of Mayan languages. In Nora England, Judith Aissen and Roberto Zavala (eds.), Handbook of Mayan Languages, 19-42, London, Routledge.
  • Pye, C., Pfeiler, B., & Mateo, P. (2017). The acquisition of negation in three Mayan languages. Estudios de Cultura Maya 49, 227-246.
  • Pye, C., Pfeiler, B., Mateo, P., & Stengel, D. (2017). Analysis of Variation in Mayan Child Phonologies. Lingua 198, 38-52.
  • Qin, Z., Chien, Y.F., & Tremblay, A. (2017). Processing of word-level stress by Mandarin-Speaking second-language learners of English. Applied Psycholinguistics, 38(3), 541-570.
  • Reed, M., Duncan, P.T., & Halegoua, G. (2017). Engaging our student partners: Student leadership in a library-initiated experiential learning project. In M. Kaye Hensley & S. Davis-Kahl, (eds.), Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies & Best Practices. ACRL.
  • Sereno, J.A. (2017). How category learning occurs in adults and children. In A. Lahiri & S. Kotzor, The Speech Processing Lexicon: Neurocognitive and behavioural approaches. De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Tremblay, A., and Coughlin, C.E. (2017). Cue-weighting mechanism and bilingualism. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20, 708–709.
  • Tremblay, A., Namjoshi, J., Spinelli, E., Broersma, M., Cho, T., Kim, S., Martínez-García, M. T., & Connell, K. (2017). “Experience with a second language affects the use of fundamental frequency in speech segmentation.” PLOS One.
  • Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J.A. (2017). L2 acquisition of lexical tone. In Sybesma, R., Behr, W., Gu, Y., Handel, Z., Huang, C.-T., and Myers, J. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (ECLL). Brill Publishers. ISBN 978 90 04 18643 9.


  • Chien, Y-F., Sereno, J.A., & Zhang, J. (2016). Priming the representation of Mandarin tone 3 sandhi. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(2), 179-189.
  • Fiorentino, R., Naito-Billen, Y., & Minai, U. (2016). Morphological decomposition in de-adjectival nominal in Japanese: masked and overt priming evidence. Published online. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45(3), 575-597.
  • Gaillard, S., & Tremblay, A. (2016). Linguistic proficiency assessment in second language acquisition research: The Elicited Imitation Task. Language Learning, 66, 419–447.
  • Johnson, A., & Minai, U. (2016). Children’s knowledge of structure-dependent semantic interactions between logical words. Language Acquisition 23(4), 407-415.
  • Johnson, A., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. (2016). Syntactic constraints and individual differences in native and non-native processing of wh-movement. Frontiers in Psychology, 17.
  • Lee, G., & Jongman, A. (2016). Perceptual cues in Korean fricatives. In A. Agwuele & A. Lotto (eds.), Essays in Speech Processes - Language Production and Perception. United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.
  • Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2016). A diachronic investigation of the vowels and fricatives in Korean: An acoustic comparison of the Seoul and South Kyungsang dialects. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 46, 157-184.
  • Lee, H., Jongman, A., & Zhang, J. (2016). Variation and change in the nominal pitch accent system of South Kyengsang Korean. Phonology, 33, 325-351.
  • Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J.A. (2016). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 45- 58. 
  • McKenzie, A. (2016). Switch-reference. Chapter in Oxford Bibliographies Online, Linguistics. 27 October 2016.
  • McMurray, B., & Jongman, A. (2016). What comes after [f]? Prediction in speech results from data explanatory processes. Psychological Science, 27(1), 43-52.
  • Pye, C. (2016). Mayan Negation Cycles. In Elly van Gelderen (ed.), Cyclical Change Continued, 219-247. Amsterdam:  John Benjamins.
  • Qin, Z., & Jongman, A. (2016). Does second language experience modulate perception of tones in a third language? Language and Speech, 59, 318-338.
  • Reichle, R., Tremblay, A., & Coughlin, C.E. (2016). Working Memory Capacity in L2 Processing. Special Issue of Probus: Language Acquisition in the 21st Century: Theory and Methodology, 8, 29–55.
  • Sereno, J.A., Lammers, L., & Jongman, A. (2016). The relative contribution of segments and intonation to the perception of foreign-accented speech. Applied Psycholinguistics, 37, 303-322.
  • Tremblay, A. (2016). Linguistic convergence/divergence or degree of bilingualism? Journal of French Language Studies, 26, 167–170.
  • Tremblay, A., Broersma, M., Coughlin, C.E., & Choi, J. (2016). Effects of native language on the learning of fundamental frequency in second-language speech segmentation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 985.
  • Yakup, M., & Sereno, J.A. (2016). Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in Uyghur. Journal of the International Phonetics Association (JIPA), 46(1), 61-77.
  • Yan, H., & Zhang, J. (2016). Pattern substitution in Wuxi tone sandhi and its implication for phonological learning. International Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 3(1), 1-45.
  • Zhang, J., & Liu, J. (2016). The productivity of variable disyllabic tone sandhi in Tianjin Chinese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 25(1), 1-35.
  • Zhang, J., & Meng, Y. (2016). Structure-dependent tone sandhi in real and nonce words in Shanghai Wu. Journal of Phonetics, 54(1), 169-201.


  • Coughlin, C.E., & Tremblay, A. (2015). Morphological decomposition in native and non-native French speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18, 524–542.
  • Felker, E., Tremblay, A., & Golato, P. (2015). Traitement de l’accord dans la parole continue chez les apprenants anglophones tardifs du français. Arborescences, 5, 28–62.
  • Fiorentino, R., Politzer-Ahles, S., Pak, N., Martínez-Garcia, M.T., & Coughlin, C.E. (2015). Dissociating morphological and form priming with novel complex word primes: Evidence from masked priming, overt priming, and event-related potentials. The Mental Lexicon, 10, 413–434.
  • Gabriele, A., & Sugita Hughes, M. (2015). Tense and aspect in Japanese as a second language. In M. Nakayama (ed.) Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics, 271-302. Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Gabriele, A., Alemán-Bañón, J., Lopez-Prego, B., & Canales, A. (2015). Examining the influence of transfer and prototypes on the acquisition of the progressive in L2 Spanish. In D. Ayoun (ed.), The Present Tense in Second Language Acquisition, 113-151. John Benjamins.
  • Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., & Johnson, A. (2015). Attentional control and prediction in native and non-native speakers (commentary). Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 5(4), 470-475.
  • Herd, W., Sereno, J.A., & Jongman, A. (2015). Cross-modal priming differences between native and nonnative Spanish speakers. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 8(1), 135-155.
  • Huensch, A., & Tremblay, A. (2015). Effects of perceptual phonetic training on the perception and production of second language syllable structure. Journal of Phonetics, 52, 105–120.
  • Kim, E., Baek, S., & Tremblay, A. (2015). The role of island constraints in second language sentence processing. Language Acquisition, 22, 384–426.
  • Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2015). Acoustic evidence for diachronic sound change in the lexical pitch accents of Kyungsang Korean: A comparative study of the Seoul and Kyungsang dialects. Journal of Phonetics 50, 15-33.
  • McKenzie, A. (2015). A Survey of Switch-Reference in North America. International Journal of American Linguistics. 81(3), 409–448, plus supplemental material.
  • McKenzie, A. (2015). Deriving topic effects in Kiowa with semantics and pragmatics. Chapter in Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork. M. Ryan Bochnak and Lisa Matthewson (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 269–286.
  • Minai, U., Isobe, M., & Okabe, R. (2015). Acquisition and deployment of the linguistic knowledge: scrambling in child Japanese as a test case. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 44(3), 287-307.
  • Sereno, J.A., & Lee, H. (2015). The contribution of segmental and tonal information in Mandarin spoken word processing. Language and Speech, 58(2), 131-151.
  • Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., Wang, Y., & Hamarneh, G. (2015). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and plain speech. Speech Communication, 75, 1-13.
  • Yakup, M., Abliz, W., Sereno, J.A., & Perea, M. (2015). Extending models of visual-word recognition to semi-cursive scripts: Evidence from masked priming in Uyghur. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 41(6), 1553-1562.

More information: Abstracts and Publication Links




Graduate Student Presentations

  • Bates, J. (2017). The Essential Role of Indigenous Languages in Identifying Language Universals: The Case of Mayan Person-Making. Talk presented at the Graduate Research Symposium at University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. More>>
  • Bates, J. (2017).  The effect of a diminutive on Tseltal Person Marking, One Possessor: Two Agreements? Talk presented at the 50th Anniversary of KU Linguistics at University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. More>>
  • Bates, J. (2017). Multiple Exponence in Oxchuc Tseltal. Talk presented at the​ Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA) VIII at University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX. More>>
  • Chien, Y-F., Fiorentino, R., Yang, X., & Sereno, J. (2016). Surface phonetic or underlying phonological representations: A mismatch negativity study of Mandarin tone assimilation. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan. Honolulu, HI. More>>
  • Cho, S., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J. A. (2017). Effects of clear speech and language background on multimodal perception of English fricatives. 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), New Orleans, Louisiana. More>>
  • Covey, L., Gabriele, A., & Fiorentino, R. (2017). "Investigating island sensitivity in the processing of wh- dependencies: An ERP study." Poster presented at 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. MIT. More>>
  • Covey, L., Girolamo, T., Siew, C., Weyers, I., Yang, X., Vogt-Woodin, A., Coughlin, C., & Minai, U. (2017). Examining the role of pragmatics during children's comprehension of only: An eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA. More>>
  • Covey, L., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. (2018). Individual differences in the processing of wh-dependencies by native speakers and L2 learners: An ERP investigation. Talk presented in colloquium: “Event-related potentials and SLA: Brainwaves reveal new insights about individual differences in second language learning and processing,” organized by Sarah Grey & Harriet Bowden. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2018. Chicago, IL. More>>
More Presentations
  • Covey, L., Girolamo, T., Siew, C., Weyers, I., Yang, X., Vogt-Woodin, A., Coughlin, C., & Minai, U. (2017). Examining the role of pragmatics during children's comprehension of only: An eye-tracking study. Poster presented at 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA. More>>
  • Covey, L., Gabriele, A., & Fiorentino, R. (2017). Tracking the dynamics of wh- dependency resolution inside and outside of islands: An ERP investigation. Poster presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. Baltimore, MD. More>>
  • Doherty, J-P. (2017). Pieces of the Periphery. Kansas Linguistics Colloquy Series: Lawrence, KS. More>>
  • Duncan, P. T. (2017). When a language is consistently ergative (& how it gets that way). Department of Linguistics Colloquy. Lawrence, KS. More>>
  • Duncan, P. T., & Torrence, H. (2017). Verbal complementizers and the Indirect Agree relation in Ibibio. 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Austin, TX. More>>
  • Feroce, N., Covey, L., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. (2017). Examining individual differences in the processing of referential dependencies in Spanish: An ERP investigation. Poster presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. Baltimore, MD. More>>
  • Gabriele, A., Covey, L., Feroce, N., & Fiorentino, R. (2017). Individual differences in the processing of pronominal ambiguity in English and Spanish: An ERP investigation. Poster presented at Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics. Georgetown University. More>>
  • Kummer, D. (2017). A ton of planks in plankton: Examining morpho-orthographic decomposition in the early stages of complex word processing. Poster presented at KU Graduate Research Competition: Lawrence, KS. More>>
  • Kummer, D. (2017). Developing constructed language morphology. Guest lecture presented at Wichita State University: Wichita, KS. More>>
  • Li, M. (2017). Sibilant place contrast: Perception, production, typology, and sound change. Spring 2017 Kansas Linguistics Colloquy Series: Lawrence, KS. More>>
  • Li, M., & Zhang, J. (2017). The neutralization of dental and palatal sibilants: a sound change in progress in Xiangtan Chinese. Poster presented at The 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America: Austin, TX. More>>
  • Nakata, K. (2017). Explicit learning of Japanese mimetics using voicing, gemination, and reduplication rules. Presentation at the 2017 Annual Spring Conference of American Association of Japanese Teacher (AATJ): Toronto, Canada. More>>
  • Qin, Z. (2017). How native listeners and adult second-language learners of Chinese process tones in recognition of Chinese spoken words: an eye-tracking study. Department of Linguistics Colloquy and Child Language Proseminar: Lawrence KS. More>>
  • Redmon, C., Jongman, A., & Zhang, J. (2017). Distributional factors in Telugu sibilant production. Poster presented at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America: New Orleans, LA. More>>
  • Redmon, C., & Sangma, T. (2018). On the importance of machine-readable lexicons in the study of South Asian phonologies: Demonstrations from a 16,000-word database of Garo. Paper presented at Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 8: Wichita, KS. More>>
  • Sereno, J. A. (2017). Vibrations to representations: Issues in speech processing. Invited talk at the 42nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference (AIC), Sereno Symposium, Breckenridge, Colorado. More>>
  • Tremblay, A. (forthcoming, May 2018). The functional weight of suprasegmental cues in the native language predicts spoken word recognition in a second language. Plenary lecture given at the Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cogntive Sciences of Language 2018. Hanyang University. South Korea. More>>
  • Tremblay, A. (2017). Learning to use intonational cues in the segmentation of French speech. Conference of the Société dos études supérieures du Département d'Etudes francaises. University of Toronto. More>>
  • Yang, X., Fiorentino, R., & Minai, U. (2017). Context-dependent Meaning Computation: The Role of Question Under Discussion and Individual Differences in Scalar Implicature. Invited presentation at the Child Language Proseminar. Lawrence, KS. More>>
  • Yang, X., Fiorentino, R., & Minai, U. (2017). The role of individual differences in the context-dependent interpretation of ’some’. Poster presented at the 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Cambridge, MA. More>>
  • Yang, J. H., Kim, J. A., Lee, J. M., & Kim, J. H. (2017). The effects of script difference on L2 lexical processing of Korean-English bilinguals. Presentation given at the 25th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference. Honolulu, HI. More>>
  • Zhang, Y., Leung, K., Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (2017). Audio-visual perception of Mandarin tone in clear speech. 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), New Orleans, Louisiana. More>>


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