Conference Program

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October 11, 2022

Pre-conference Reception, 18:00 – 21:00

Day 1: October 12, 2022

Breakfast at Queen’s Landing, 7:00 – 8:45

Welcome & Opening Remarks, 8:45 – 9:00

Platform Session 1.1, 9:00 – 10:00

9:00 – 9:20Covid-slide in reading-related skills of university students: Who and what slide more? (abstract)
Esther Geva and Victor Kuperman
9:20 – 9:40Emergence of Covid-19 as a novel concept has shifted existing semantic networks (abstract)
Charles Davis
9:40 – 10:00Exploring semantic organization across mental lexicons: Perception verbs in Mandarin and English (abstract)
Yi Yang and Harald Baayen

Poster Session 1.1, 10:00 – 11:00 

1Conceptual chaos: Semantic effects in adjective-noun phrases (abstract)Tara McAuley & Lori Buchanan
2Is there a cognate effect for cognates that only exist in non-native languages? (abstract)Lisan Broekhuis and Dominiek Sandra
3The Politics of Language: How Perspective Shapes Semantic Space (abstract)Shaun Tessier, Matthew Needs, Catherine Kwantes, Chitra Rangan and Lori Buchanan
4Same Storm, Different Boats: How the relationship between mental health and literacy skills in postsecondary students is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (abstract)Anisa Yan, Esther Geva and Victor Kuperman
5Effects of explicit instruction vs. implicit learning in artificial grammars (abstract)Shiloh Drake, Isabel Preligera and Melissa M Baese-Berk
6Aging and Semantic Interference during Word Retrieval: A Syllable-judgment Modification of the Picture-word Interference Paradigm (abstract)Katarina Antolovic, Valerie Shafer and Loraine Obler
7Second and Third Language Effects on Chinese Compound Processing (abstract)Shiyu Li, Gonia Jarema and Gary Libben
8The English Lexicon Imputation Project (abstract)Bryor Snefjella and Idan Blank
9Gender and case in Russian nouns denoting professions (abstract)Varvara Magomedova and Natalia Slioussar
10The effect of word concreteness on spelling to dictation in adulthood (abstract)Gitit Kave, Maayan Sayag and Mira Goral
11Grasping the shadow of metaphor: A computational study on the ease of understanding of metaphor (abstract)Parastoo Harati, Rachel Mustaklem and Chris Westbury
12Probing the paradigmatic enhancement of German interfixes with linear discriminative learning (abstract)Motoki Saito and Harald Baayen
13Reading proficiency modulates word length, frequency, and word predictability effects in reading English as L1 and L2 (abstract)Daniil Gnetov, Sascha Schroeder and Victor Kuperman
14Assessing the Potential Long-term Effects of Otitis Media on Language Skills in Young Adults (abstract)Leah Chambers, Robin MacDonald and William Owen
15A time-to-event analysis of pronunciation durations in the word naming task in Mandarin Chinese (abstract)Ching-Chu Sun and Peter Hendrix
16The Canadian Bilingual Naming Task: A novel task to assess picture naming in French-English bilinguals (abstract)Mikayla Trudeau-Meisner, Christine Sheppard, Laura Monetta and Vanessa Taler

Platform Session 1.2, 11:00 – 12:00

11:00 – 11:20A Tale of Two Lexica: Investigating Computational Pressures on Word Representation with Deep Neural Networks (abstract)
Enes Avcu, Michael Hwang, Kevin Brown and David Gow
11:20 – 11:40Rank frequency effects in lexical processing are predicted by parallel processing models and do not provide evidence for serial search (abstract)
Vsevolod Kapatsinski
11:40 – 12:00The Principal Components of Semantics: An Update (abstract)
Chris Westbury, Lee Wurm and Kris Anderson

Lunch, 12:00 – 13:30

Platform Session 1.3, 13:30 – 14:30

13:30 – 13:50The impact of walking and visual distraction on lexicality judgements in single and multitask settings (abstract)
Naomi Vingron, Nancy Azevedo, Gonia Jarema, Joyce Fung, Gianluca Sorrento, Sarah Lee, Roya Khalili, Anouk Lamontagne, Ruthann Atchley, Paul Atchley, Juhani Järvikivi, Debra Titone, Gary Libben and Eva Kehayia
13:50 – 14:10Examining the Relationship Between Implicit Prosody and Visual Word Recognition Using ERPs (abstract)
Stephanie Wolfe, Srishti Nayak and Cyrille Magne
14:10 – 14:30Processing Speed During Word Learning is Related to Vocabulary Size (abstract)
Katherine Snelling and Stanka Fitneva  

Poster Session 1.2, 14:30 – 15:30

1The effects of creativity and difficulty on analogical reasoning in L1 and L2 (abstract)Miki Ikuta and Koji Miwa
2Noun and Verb Production in Broca’s aphasia: evidence from Uzbek (abstract)Iroda Azimova
3The effect of context and familiarity in the processing of nominal compounds (abstract)Francisco Masao Ito Gómez, John Cristian Borges Gamboa, Juhani Järvikivi and Shanley E M Allen
4The shadow of unused feminitives: online / offline processing of gender agreement in Russian (abstract)Natalia Slioussar and Marina Frolova
Orthographic representations during heritage language processing: Insights from Korean (abstract) (poster)
Yoolim Kim
6The Bouba/Kiki effect on gendered objects in the Arabic language (abstract)Ghadir Nassereddine and Lori Buchanan
7Exploring the Contribution of Set for Variability to Word Reading in Students With Dyslexia (abstract)Laura Steacy, Donald Compton, Ashley Edwards, Alexandra Himelhoch, Valeria Rigobon, Nuria Gutierrez, Nancy Marencin, Noam Siegelman, Cristina Himelhoch and Jay Rueckl
8Identifying the Role of Context in Novel Noun Compound Interpretation (abstract)Tiana Simovic and Barend Beekhuizen
9Lexical connectivity effects in paired-associate learning and serial recall (abstract)Matthew Mak, Yaling Hsiao and Kate Nation
10The effect of reduction position on typing accuracies of Estonian spontaneous speech (abstract)Kaidi Lõo, Fabian Tomaschek, Pärtel Lippus and Benjamin Tucker
11The role of consonants and vowels as a cue for word borders in auditory perception is shaped by language-specific properties: Evidence from Hebrew and English (abstract)Yaara Lador Weizman and Avital Deutsch
12Breeding hate in the lab: investigating lexical valence as a window into intergroup bias (abstract)Daniel Schmidtke and Victor Kuperman
13Do Spoken Word Representations in the Mental Lexicon Contain Distinctive Features? (abstract)Danny Moates, ZS Bond and Nathan Starkey
14The Effects of Technology use on Literacy, Self-regulation, and Well-being in Children in Pakistan (abstract)Sonaina Chopra, Alexandra Gottardo and Amna Mirza
15Morphological regularities across Semitic words: do they support word learning? (abstract)Niveen Omar
The Impact of Bilinguals’ Spoken Language Usage on English Reading Comprehension (abstract)
Kim Thériault, Madison Lester and Vanessa Taler
17Does adding an accent mark hinder lexical access? Evidence from Spanish and German (abstract)Melanie Labusch, Pablo Gomez and Manuel Perea

Platform Session 1.4, 15:30 – 16:30

15:30 – 15:50

(was: Which learning mechanism best explains the learning of serial patterns? (abstract), Fabian Tomaschek, Michael Ramscar and Jessie S Nixon)
15:50 – 16:10Modelling trial-to-trial learning in lexical decision with Linear Discriminative Learning (abstract)
Maria Heitmeier, Yu-Ying Chuang and Harald Baayen
16:10 – 16:30Modeling German plural recognition in aphasia with discriminative learning (abstract)
Ingo Plag, Maria Heitmeier and Frank Domahs

Day 2: October 13, 2022

Breakfast at Queen’s Landing, 7:00 – 9:00

Symposium: Social and Situated Semantics (Platform Session 2.1), 9:00 – 10:00

9:00 – 9:20Socially Grounded Computational Models of Language: A New Direction for Formals Models of Language Processing (abstract)
Brendan Johns
9:20 – 9:40Exploring the role of socially-based contextual diversity in idiom processing (abstract)
Marco SG  Senaldi, Debra Titone and Brendan T. Johns
9:40 – 10:00Social Semantics: Investigating Socialness as a Dimension of Word Meaning (abstract)
Penny Pexman, Veronica Diveica and Richard Binney

Poster Session 2.1, 10:00 – 11:00

1Semantic properties of English nominal pluralization: Insights from word embeddings (abstract)Elnaz Shafaei-Bajestan, Peter Uhrig and R. Harald Baayen
2The more you know: Age-related facilitation in the production of irregular morphology (abstract)Jana Reifegerste and Aleksandra Trifonova
3Orthographic representation of words in the mental lexicon: exposure to print affects performance in spelling recognition task (abstract)Daria Chernova and Polina Maximova
4The search for matching nouns: parafoveal processing of gender-specific German articles (abstract)Laura Schwalm and Ralph Radach
5Asymmetries in the processing of negation: A study in aphasia (abstract)Sam Alxatib, Mira Goral, Virginia Jaichenco, Gary Libben and María Elina Sánchez
6Is there hip or a pie in hippie? The influence of phonological transparency on the (pseudo)morphological decomposition of pseudo-compound words (abstract)Juana Park, Christina Gagné and Thomas Spalding
7On the relation of grammar and lexicon: Evidence from Asymmetric Priming of Participles and Homonymous Inflected Verb Forms in Native and Non-native German (abstract)Denisa Bordag, Andreas Opitz and Alberto Furgoni
8Mental representation of word family structure: The status of infinitives and conversion nouns in German (abstract)Denisa Bordag, Andreas Opitz and Alberto Furgoni
9Conceptualization of event roles: A cross-language comparison (abstract)Jiashen Qu and Koji Miwa
10The family size effect in reading and hearing (abstract)Hanno Maximilian Müller, Louis ten Bosch and Mirjam Ernestus
11Memory for emojified text: Recollection of emojis with semantically redundant versus inferential functions (abstract)Laurie Beth Feldman, Andriana L. Christofalos and Heather Sheridan
12‘Minds’ in ‘Homer’ (abstract)Boban Dedovic
13Mental Lexicon in Reading Comprehension Processes (abstract)Tami Sabag Shushan and Tami Katzir
14A Database Study on Malay Morphology (abstract)Mirrah Maziyah Mohamed, Melvin J
15Do we access the meaning of “car” in “carpet”? Evidence from a word-picture congruency task (abstract)Kyan Salehi and Roberto G de Almeida
16Verbal Affixation in Russian: Original Priming Study and its Online Replication (abstract)Anastasia Chuprina
17Morpho-phonetic effects on Dutch final -en (abstract)Tim Zee, Louis ten Bosch and Mirjam Ernestus
18Language Performance and Exercise in Older Adults: A Scoping Review (abstract)Roya Khalili, Eva Kehayia and Marc Roig
Lexical Access: Sentence Context Effect in Embedded Words (abstract)
Fernando Sabatini

Platform Session 2.2, 11:00 – 12:00

11:00 – 11:20Measuring English vocabulary knowledge: Variables related to scores on the Vocabulary Size Test (abstract)
Alexandra Gottardo and Karimeh Haddad
11:20 – 11:40Word Age of Acquisition Effects on Bilingual Younger and Older Adults’ L1 and L2 Reading Behaviour: An Eye-Tracking Investigation (abstract)
Narissa Byers, Courtney Stacey, Gabrielle Levasseur, Debra Titone and Veronica Whitford
11:40 – 12:00Bilingual Processing Costs in L1 Production are Restricted to Non-Cognate, High-Frequency Words (abstract)
Nadine Charanek, Vegas Hodgins and Olessia Jouravlev

Lunch, 12:00 – 13:30

Platform Session 2.3, 13:30 – 14:30

13:30 – 13:50Some errors are more harmful than others: the role of type and frequency of orthographic errors in word processing (abstract)
Natalia Slioussar, Daria Chernova and Ivan Gurkov
13:50 – 14:10Orthographic influences on spoken word recognition in bilinguals are dependent on the orthographic depth of the target language not the native language (abstract)
Stefanie Türk and Ulrike Domahs
14:10 – 14:30Why do words disappear from a language? An investigation of the connection between language processing and language evolution. (abstract)
Peter Hendrix and Ching-Chu Sun

Poster Session 2.2, 14:30 – 15:30

1What is the language of sound like? (abstract)Eleni Tzimopoulou, Jenny Hartman and Carita Paradis
2Breaking into language in a new modality: Iconicity supports the recognition and comprehension signs at first exposure (abstract)Chloe Marshall, Julia Hofweber, Lizzy Aumonier, Vikki Janke and Marianne Gullberg
Lexical Decision in Simplified Chinese: a megastudy on 8105 Chinese Characters (abstract)
Yixia Wang, Yanxue Wang, Qi Chen and Emmanuel Keuleers
4The second language acquisition of English expletive infixing: universals and complexity at the phonology/morphology interface in multilingual grammars (abstract)John Archibald and Mitchell Li
5Mix and match: why phonology matches syntax but not morphology in intraword codeswitching (abstract)
John Archibald
6Is tone information available to L2 Chinese learners during L2 reading? (abstract)Rongchao Tang, Naoko Witzel, Xiaomei Qiao and Jia Chen
7Decomposition in Production of Compounds in Persian: Effects of Spacing and Parts of Speech (abstract)Bahar Yousefzadeh, Sid Segalowitz and Gary Libben
8Bringing the lexicon to life: An instance-based model of lexical behaviour and verbal memory (abstract)Nick Reid and Randall Jamieson
9Investigating semantic transparency in compound words using the visual world paradigm. (abstract)Kelly Nisbet, Christina Gagne and Thomas Spalding
10Differentiating the (in)distinguishable: a quantitative investigation of the phenomenon of absolute synonymy (abstract)Peter Hendrix and Sorina Matiu
11Syllabification in Hindi: An Intuitive mental process (abstract)Rita Mathur
12Orthographic and phonological influence on spoken word recognition in bilinguals – Evidence from transposed letter, repetition and pseudohomophone priming (abstract)Stefanie Türk and Ulrike Domahs
13Tell Me What You Mean (What You Really Really Mean) (abstract)Susan Lutfallah and Lori Buchanan
14Mother-Child Dyads’ Repetition of Words During a Shared Reading Activity Using a Wordless Picture Book (abstract)Katherine Reid and Alexandra Gottardo
15Accessing phonological categories in adverse listening conditions: Data from adults with typical hearing, children with typical hearing, and children with hearing impairment (abstract)Marcel Schlechtweg and Mark A Gibson
16Analyzing acoustic and lexical words across dialects of English child-directed speech (abstract)Stephanie Archer, Jiaxing Li, Rachel Tu, Taryn Yaceyko, Hester Duffy, Michelle McGillion and Sotaro Kita
17Motor Manifestations of Lexical and Semantic Properties When Typing Compounds (abstract)Jordan Gallant, Gary Libben, Laurie Beth Feldman

Platform Session 2.4, 15:30 – 16:10

15:30 – 15:50Awakening metaphors: The literal meaning of a conventional metaphor can be awakened contingent on subsequent cues (abstract)
Laura Pissani and Roberto G  de Almeida
15:50 – 16:10Valence effects in the wild: Analysing word learning in language learning apps (abstract)
Heather Wild and Victor Kuperman

Dinner at the Pillar & Post, 19:00 – 21:00

Day 3: October 14, 2022

Breakfast at Queen’s Landing, 7:00 – 9:00

Platform Session 3.1, 9:00 – 10:00

9:00 – 9:20Morphological and syllabic processing in L2 German (abstract)
Mary O’Brien, Sarah MacDonald, Gary Libben
9:20 – 9:40Relational Priming Effects for Japanese Three-Character Kanji Compounds (abstract)
Yasushi Hino, Junyi Xue and Mitsuki Tachibana
9:40 – 10:00Sensitivity to semantic information during the processing of L2 English compounds: Evidence from early and late Vietnamese-English bilinguals (abstract)
Juliet Huynh and Naoko Witzel

Poster Session 3.1, 10:00 – 11:00

1Processing gender, number and case: lessons of forgetfulness (abstract)Daria Chernova, Daria Antropova and Natalia Slioussar
2Pants on fire: Even true statements are harder to process when spoken by a politician (abstract)Vera Fiawornu and Juhani Järvikivi
3How do you use a word? Building up lexical-usage statistics, 24-7 (abstract)Matthew Hc Mak, Adam Curtis, Jennifer Rodd and M Gareth Gaskell
4N-gram frequency effects for random word trigrams: evidence from elicited and spontaneous speech in German and Mandarin Chinese (abstract)Ching-Chu Sun and Peter Hendrix
5Early ERP interaction of Regularity x Tense in English: Evidence from a verb production task (abstract)Sid Segalowitz, Osama Chattha, Harald Baayen and Gary Libben
6Rhythmic stimulation boosts memory for new word forms in children (abstract)Bre-Anna Owusu and Elisabet Service
7Influence of edge aligned constituent activation on compound word access. (abstract)Alexander Taikh, Christina Gagné and Thomas Spalding
8Lexical and phonological factors in the word-superiority effect: Evidence from Arabic (abstract)Ali Idrissi, Arwa Nahia, Mariam Al-Taraireh, Sura Shalabi and Yousri Marzouki
9Phonological Processing Modulates Monolingual and Bilingual Children’s Eye Movement Reading Behaviour (abstract)Sarah MacIsaac, Erika Guedea, Marc F Joanisse and Veronica Whitford
10The role of culture on first and second language naming task for youth and adolescents from immigrant backgrounds (abstract)Wanxin Li and Alexandra Gottardo
11Words sing their own tunes (abstract)Yu-Ying Chuang, Harald Baayen and Melanie Bell
12The Influence of Semantic Neighbourhood Density and Concreteness on Episodic Memory for Single Words (abstract)Brianna Fougere and Lori Buchanan
13Time as an embodied property of concepts (abstract)Charles Davis and Eiling Yee
14The authors wrote the paper dry: contrasting resultative and depictive verb templates (abstract)Roberto G de Almeida and Caitlyn Antal
15Gains in L2 vocabulary knowledge and reading speed predict future academic success: an investigation of EAL students following completion of an English bridging program (abstract)Daniel Schmidtke and Anna Moro
16Affective congruency in compound processing (abstract)Jordan Gallant

Platform Session 3.2, 11:00 – 12:00

11:00 – 11:20Reading at one’s finger tips: inferring reading proficiency from finger-tracking patterns (abstract)
Alessandro Lento, Claudia Marzi, Andrea Nadalini, Vito Pirrelli and Marcello Ferro
11:20 – 11:40Evidence for saccadic reading dynamic with finger-tracking speed rates (abstract)
Andrea Nadalini, Marcello Ferro, Alessandro Lento, Vito Pirrelli and Claudia Marzi
11:40 – 11:00When the root of ‘barking’ can access ‘tree’: Eye-tracking and maze evidence for the activation of ambiguous morphological roots in sentences (abstract)
Jordan Gallant, Roberto G  de Almeida and Gary Libben

Closing Remarks, 12:00 – 12:15

Lunch 12:15 – 2:00