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Key publications 2018

“Native language status of the listener modulates the neural integration of speech and iconic gestures in clear and adverse listening conditions”. Brain and Language. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.01.003.

Drijvers and Özyürek collected EEG data that suggest that native and non-native listeners integrate speech with gestures neurally in different ways, both for clear and degraded speech.

“Language balance and switching ability in children acquiring English as a second language”. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.03.019.

Goriot, Broersma, McQueen, Unsworth, and Van Hout showed that pupils enrolled in an early-English programme had greater knowledge of English vocabulary and more balanced Dutch-English lexicons than pupils not enrolled in such programme.

“Register variation by non-native users of English: The Nijmegen Corpus of Spanish-English”. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. doi: 10.1515/cllt-2013-0054.

Kouwenhoven, Van Mulken, and Ernestus created the Nijmegen Corpus of Spanish English, and examined variations in formality of register in the use of English by Spanish speakers.

“Universal meaning extensions of perception verbs are grounded in interaction”. Cognitive Linguistics. doi: 10.1515/cog-2017-0034.

San Roque, Kendrick, Norcliffe, and Majid presented a qualitative study of the semantic associations of perception verbs (e.g., to hear, to see) in everyday conversation collected in thirteen languages.

“Shifting animacy”. Theoretical Linguistics. Doi: 10.1515/tl-2018-0001.

De Swart and De Hoop argued for a distinction between overt and covert type shifts in animacy with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of animacy effects on language.