Out today, my paper with Rasha Abdel Rahman in Language, Cognition & Neuroscience. This paper reviews the evidence supporting the assumptions and predictions of our Swinging Lexical Network proposal. Our proposal for how we select words aims to explain semantic context effects from an array of experimental paradigms. Available here
New from my ongoing collaboration with Rasha Abdel Rahman, this comment digs into the relationship between semantic and lexical processing and asks questions about the mechanism underpinning lexical selection. Download your copy here.
Out for a wee end-of-semester drink with my fabulous research assistants. They’ve done amazing work all term. Good luck on your exams and see you next year!
Had a brilliant time taking part in a panel discussion about the distinction between dialects and langauges, hosted at the University of Aberdeen by the Aberdeen University Linguistic Society. Fantastic to see so many people interested in the status of Doric.
The on-line picture naming study that my two Nuffield Summer Research students have constructed has gone live. Click here to participate!
This summer, I have two special guests in my lab! Two fantastic S6 students are working on my lab throught the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme to develop an on-line picture norming study. Their work will contribute to my research on semantic effects as well as support research on how we select dialect and register words. I hope they are learning loads in the process.
My new paper on semantic distance effects is finally out in JEP:LMC. This paper, with Sebastian Rose, Sabrina Aristei, and Rasha Abdel Rahman, reports a picture-word interference experiment in which we manipulated semantic distance systematically within taxonomic hierarchies. We provide evidence from RTs, errors, and ERPs that close relationships (orangutan – gorilla) induce more semantic competition than far relationships (organutan – horse).
Check it out here
I had a wonderful time at the 10th meeting of the International Workshop on Language Production, hosted by the MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, NL. For anyone who didn’t get a chance to see my poster, you can download it HERE.
My awesome sister created a new banner for the page. Pretty snazzy, no? Thanks Sara!
Welcome to the “new look” website for Alissa Melinger’s Language Production lab (previously the Speech and Gesture Production lab). This page will be undergoing development in the next weeks. Please let me know what you think of them!