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Surface phonetic or underlying phonological representations: A mismatch negativity study of Mandarin tone assimilation.

Yu-Fu Chien, Robert Fiorentino, Xiao Yang, and Joan Sereno. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan: Honolulu, HI.


​Time course of Chinese and Korean listeners' use of stress in English word recognition. 

Katrina Connell, Simone Huls, Maria Teresa Martínez-García, Zhen Qin, Seulgi Shin, Hanbo Yan, and Annie Tremblay. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Second-Language Speech (New Sounds 2016): Aarhus, Denmark.


​The timing of acoustic vs. perceptual availability of segmental and suprasegmental information. 

Katrina Connell, Annie Tremblay, and Jie Zhang. Poster presented at the 2016 Tonal Aspects of Language Conference: Buffalo, NY. 


Effects of native language on the use of segmental and suprasegmental cues to stress in English word recognition: An eye-tracking study. 

Katrina Connell, Simone Huls, Maria Teresa Martínez-García, Zhen Qin, Seulgi Shin, Hanbo Yan, and Annie Tremblay. Poster presented at the 5th Joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan: Honolulu, HI.


Individual differences in prediction: An investigation of the N400 in word-pair semantic priming. 

Lauren Covey and Xiao Yang. Joint presentation given at 2016 KU Cognitive Brain Science Brownbag Talk series: Lawrence, KS.


Investigating island sensitivity in the processing of wh- dependencies: An ERP study. 

Lauren Covey, Alison Gabriele, and Robert Fiorentino. Poster presented at 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. MIT. 


Using event-related potentials to examine individual differences in the processing of pronominal reference. 

Robert Fiorentino, Alison Gabriele, and Lauren Covey. Poster presented at 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. University of Florida.


Individual differences in the processing of pronominal ambiguity in English and Spanish: An ERP investigation. 

Alison Gabriele, Lauren Covey, Nicholas Feroce, and Robert Fiorentino. Poster presented at Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics. Georgetown University.


​When a language is consistently ergative (& how it gets that way). 

Philip T. Duncan. Invited talk presented at the Spring 2017 KU Department of Linguistics Colloquy: Lawrence, KS.


​Verbal complementizers and the Indirect Agree relation in Ibibio. 

Philip T. Duncan and Harold Torrence. Invited talk presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America: Austin, TX.


​Patterns of case and agreement in Me'phaa. 

Philip T. Duncan. Invited talk presented at the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Stduies Fall Meriendas: Lawrence, KS.


​El caso ergativo como caso dependiente y egratividad sintáctica en K'che' [Dependent ergative case and syntactic egrativity in K'iche'].

Philip T. Duncan. Invited talk presented at the Form and Analysis in Mayan  Linguistics 4, Saki' (Valladolid): Yucatán, México. 


​Parallel chain formation in Ibibio contrastive verb focus. 

Philip T. Duncan. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Berkeley, CA.


Verb and predicate coordination in Ibibio. 

Philip T. Duncan, Travis Major, and Mfon Udoinyang. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berkeley, CA.


Developing constructed language morphology

David Kummer. Guest Lecture presented at Wichita State University to LING 151: The Nature of Language: Wichita, KS.


A ton of planks in plankton: Examining morpho-orthographic decomposition in the early stages of complex word processing.

David Kummer. Poster presented at KU Graduate Research Competition: Lawrence, KS.


Control and related constructions in Ibibio.

David Kummer. Poster presented at the 47th meeting of the Annual Conference of African Linguistics: Berkeley, CA.  


​Sibilant place contrast: Perception, production, typology, and sound change.

Mingxing Li. Oral talk presented at the Spring 2017 Kansas Linguistics Colloquy Series: Lawrence, KS.


​​The neutralization of dental and palatal sibilants: A sound change in progress in Xiangtan Chinese.

Mingxing Li and Jie Zhang. Poster presented at The 91st Annul Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America: Austin, TX. 


​​Explicit learning of Japanese mimetics using voicing, gemination, and reduplication rules.

Kotoko Nakata. Talk presented at The 2017 Annual Spring Conference of American Association of Japanese Teacher: Toronto, ON. 


​​Second language learners' perception of sound symbolism in Japanese mimetic stimuli.

Kotoko Nakata and Joan Sereno. Poster presented at the 2nd Buckeye East Asian Lingusitcs Forum: Columbus, OH. 


JNDs for pitch height and pitch contour for Chinese and American listeners. 

Allard Jongman, Zhen Qin, Joan Sereno and Jie Zhang. Paper presented at the 5th Joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan: Honolulu, HI.


How native listeners and adult second-language learners of Chinese process tones in recognition of Chinese spoken words: An eye-tracking study. 

Zhen Qin. Invited talk presented at the KU Linguistics Colloquy and Child Language Proseminar: Lawrence, KS. 


​How native Chinese listeners process tonal information in recognition of Chinese words: An eye-tracking study 

Zhen Qin. Invited talk presented at the Lab meeting of Center for Brain and Cognitive Science: Peking University, Beijing.


Cross-linguistic perception of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels based on auditory, visual, and auditory-visual information. 

Keith Leung, Charles Redmon, Yue Wang, Allard Jongman, and Joan Sereno. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the ASA and ASJ: Honolulu, HI.


Quantifying the information carried in tonal contrasts in Phom. 

Charles Redmon and Phongshak Phom. Poster presented at the 22nd Himalayan Languages Symposium: Guwahati, India.


Acoustic classification of velar fricatives in Assamese. 

Charles RedmonPoster presented at the 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America: Salt Lake City, UT


Source properties of dorsal fricatives.  

Charles Redmon and Allard Jongman. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the ASA and ASJ: Honolulu, HI.


Wh-expressions in non-interrogative contexts in Kaqchikel

Harold Torrence and Philip Duncan. Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas: Washington, DC.


Context-dependent meaning computation: The role of question under discussion and individual differences in scalar implicature. 

Xiao Yang, Robert Fiorentino, and Utako Minai. Invited presentation at the Child Language Proseminar: Lawrence, KS.


The role of individual differences in the context-dependent interpretation of some.  

Xiao Yang, Robert Fiorentino, and Utako Minai. Poster presented at the 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing: Cambridge, MA.


An EEG investigation of the role of prediction and individual differences in word-pair semantic priming. 

Xiao Yang. Presentation given at 2016 KU Graduate Research Competition: Lawrence, KS.


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