Publications

Dr. John Trueswell

2008-present:

Koehne, J., Trueswell, J. C., & Gleitman, L. R. (2013). Multiple Proposal Memory in Observational Word Learning. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Socity (pp. 805-810). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Cartmill, E. A., Armstrong, B. F., Gleitman, L. R., Goldin-Meadow, S., Medina, T. N., & Trueswell, J. C. (2013). Quality of early parent input predicts child vocabulary 3 years later. PNAS; published ahead of print June 24, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1309518110

Bunger, A., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. C. (2013). Event structure influences language production: Evidence from structural priming in motion event description. Journal of Memory and Language. Journal of memory and language, 69(3), 299-323.

Hafri, A., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. C. (2013). Getting the Gist of Events: Recognition of Two-Participant Actions From Brief Displays. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0030045

Andreu, L., Sanz-Torrent, M., & Trueswell, J.C. (2013). Anticipatory sentence processing in children with specific language impairment: Evidence from eye movements during listening. Applied Psycholinguistics, 34(01), 5-44.

Trueswell, J. C., Medina, T. N., Hafri, A., & Gleitman, L. R. (2013). Propose but verify: Fast mapping meets cross-situational word learning. Cognitive Psychology, 66(1), 126-156.

Trueswell, J.C., Kaufman, D., Hafri, A. & Lidz, J. (2012). Development of parsing abilities interacts with grammar learning: Evidence from Tagalog and Kannada. In A.K. Biller et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 620-632). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Sekerina, I.A. & Trueswell, J.C. (2012). Interactive processing of contrastive expressions by Russian children. First Language, 32(1-2), 63-87.

Thothathiri, M., Kim, A., Trueswell, J.C., Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2012). Parametric effects of syntactic-semantic conflict in Broca's area during sentence processing. Brain and Language, 120(3), 259-264.

Medina, T.N., Snedeker, J., Trueswell, J.C., & Gleitman, L.R. (2011). How words can and cannot be learned by observation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108: 9014-9019.

Trueswell, J.C., Papafragou, A. & Choi, Y. (2011). Syntactic and referential processes: What develops? In E. Gibson and N. Pearlmutter (eds.), The Processing and Acquisition of Reference. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Choi, Y. & Trueswell, J.C. (2010). Children’s (in)ability to recover from garden paths in a verb-final language: Evidence for developing control in sentence processing. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106(1), 41-61.

Novick, J.M., Kan, I.P., Trueswell, J.C. & Thompson-Schill, S. (2010). A case for conflict across multiple domains: Memory and language impairments following damage to ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26(6), 527-567.

Trueswell, J.C., Papafragou, A. (2010). Perceiving and remembering events cross-linguistically: Evidence from dual-task paradigms. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 64-82.

Nappa, R., Wessell, A., McEldoon, K.L., Gleitman, L.R., & Trueswell, J.C. (2009). Use of speaker’s gaze and syntax in verb learning. Language Learning and Development, 5(4), 203-234.

January, D., Trueswell, J.C. & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2008). Co-localization of Stroop and syntactic ambiguity resolution in Broca’s area: Implications for the neural basis of sentence processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(12), 2434-2444.

Kaiser, E. & Trueswell, J.C. (2008). Interpreting pronouns and demonstratives in Finnish: Evidence for a form-specific approach to reference. Language and Cognitive Processes, 23(5), 709-748.

Novick, J.M., Thompson-Schill, S. & Trueswell, J.C. (2008). Putting lexical constraints in context into the visual-world paradigm. Cognition, 107(3), 850-903.

Papafragou, A., Hulbert, J. & Trueswell, J.C. (2008). Does language guide event perception? Evidence from eye movements. Cognition, 108(1), 155-184.

Trueswell, J.C. (2008). Using eye movements as a developmental measure within psycholinguistics. In I.A. Sekerina, E.M. Fernández, and H. Clahsen (eds.) Language Processing in Children. John Benjamins.

2003-2007:

Arnold, J.E., Brown-Schmidt, S. & Trueswell, J.C. (2007). Children's use of gender and order-of-mention during pronoun comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes, 22(4), 527-565.

Gleitman, L., January, D., Nappa, R. & Trueswell, J.C. (2007). On the give and take between event apprehension and utterance formulation. Journal of Memory and Language, 57(4), 544-569.

Trueswell, J.C & Gleitman, L.R. (2007). Learning to parse and its implications for language acquisition. In G. Gaskell (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics.

Tanenhaus, M.K. & Trueswell, J.C. (2006). Eye movements and spoken language comprehension. In M.J. Traxler and M.A. Gernsbacher (ed.) Handbook of Psycholinguistics, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Press.

Novick, J.M., Trueswell, J.C., and Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2005). Cognitive control and parsing: Re-examining the role of Broca's area in sentence comprehension. Journal of Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5(3), 263-281.
FUN PAGE: "Broca's area? It's a dessert topping! No it's floor wax! No it's a cognitive control mechanism!"

Gleitman, L.R., Cassidy, K., Nappa, R., Papafragou, A. & Trueswell, J.C. (2005). Hard Words. Language Learning and Development, 1(1), 23-64.

Kaiser, E. & Trueswell, J.C. (2004). The role of discourse context in the processing of a flexible word-order language. Cognition, 94(2), 113-147.

Nappa, R., January, D., Gleitman, L.R. & Trueswell, J.C. (2004). Paying attention to attention: Perceptual priming effects on word order. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Snedeker, J. & Trueswell, J.C. (2004). The developing constraints on parsing decisions: The role of lexical-biases and referential scenes in child and adult sentence processing. Cognitive Psychology, 49(3), 238-299.

Trueswell, J. & Gleitman, L.R. (2004). Children's eye movements during listening: Evidence for a constraint-based theory of parsing and word learning. In J. M. Henderson & F. Ferreira (eds.). Interface of Language, Vision, and Action: Eye Movements and the Visual World. NY: Psychology Press.

Hanna, J., Tanenhaus, M.K., & Trueswell, J.C. (2003). The effects of common ground and perspective on domains of referential interpretation. Journal of Memory & Language, 49(1), 43-61.

Novick, J.M., Kim, A. & Trueswell, J.C. (2003). Studying the grammatical aspects of word recognition: Lexical priming, parsing and syntactic ambiguity resolution. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 32(1), 57-75.

Snedeker, J. & Trueswell, J.C. (2003). Using prosody to avoid ambiguity: Effects of speaker awareness and referential context. Journal of Memory and Language, 48, 103-130.

1998-2002:

Kim, A., Srinivas, B. & Trueswell, J.C. (2002). The convergence of lexicalist perspectives in psycholinguistics and computational linguistics. In P. Merlo and S. Stevenson (Eds.). Sentence Processing and the Lexicon: Formal, Computational and Experimental Perspectives, Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins Publishing, 109-135.

Arnold, J.E., Novick, J.M., Brown-Schmidt, S., Eisenband, J.G. & Trueswell, J. (2001). Knowing the difference between girls and boys: The use of gender during online pronoun comprehension in young children. Proceedings of the BU Child Language Conference. Boston, MA, pp 59-69.

Hurewitz, F., Brown-Schmidt, S., Thorpe, K., Gleitman, L.R. & Trueswell, J.C. (2001). One frog, two frog, red frog, blue frog: Factors affecting children's syntactic choices in production and comprehension. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 29(6), 597-626.

Saffran, J.R., Senghas, A. & Trueswell, J.C. (2001). The acquisition of language by children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 98 (23), 12874-12875.

Snedeker, J., Thorpe, K. & Trueswell, J. (2001). On choosing the parse with the scene: The role of visual context and verb bias in ambiguity resolution. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 964-969.

Arnold, J.E., Eisenband, J., Brown-Schmidt, S. & Trueswell, J.C. (2000). The rapid use of gender information: Evidence of the time course of pronoun resolution from eyetracking. Cognition, 76, B13-B26.

Kako, E. & Trueswell, J.C. (2000). Verb meanings, object affordances, and the incremental restriction of reference. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.: Hillsdale, NJ, pp. 256-261.

Snedeker, J., Gleitman, L.R., Felberbaum, M., Placa, N. & Trueswell, J.C. (2000). Prosodic choice: Effects of speaker awareness and referential context. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.: Hillsdale, NJ, 481-486.

Trueswell, J.C. (2000). The organization and use of the lexicon for language comprehension. In B. Landau, J. Sabini et al. (Eds.), Perception, cognition, and language: Essays in Honor of Henry and Lila Gleitman. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, pp. 327-345.

Trueswell, J.C., Sekerina, I., Hill, N.M. & Logrip, M.L. (1999). The kindergarten-path effect: studying on-line sentence processing in young children. Cognition, 73, 89-134.

Trueswell, J.C., Sekerina, I., Hill, N.M. & Logrip, M.L. (1999). The development of on-line language comprehension abilities in children. Language, Minds, & Brains: Studies in Languages, 34, pp. 209-215.

Trueswell, J.C. & Kim, A.E. (1998). How to prune a garden-path by nipping it in the bud: Fast-priming of verb argument structures. Journal of Memory and Language, 39, 102-123.

1989-1996:

Trueswell, J.C. (1996). The role of lexical frequency in syntactic ambiguity resolution. Journal of Memory and Language, 35, 566-585.

Tanenhaus, M.K. & Trueswell, J.C. (1995). Sentence Comprehension. In Eimas & Miller (Eds.) Handbook in Perception and Cognition, Volume 11: Speech Language and Communication. Academic Press, pp. 217-262.

Trueswell, J. C., Tanenhaus, M. K. & Garnsey, S. (1994). Semantic influences on parsing: Use of thematic role information in syntactic ambiguity resolution. Journal of Memory and Language, 33, 285 -318.

Trueswell, J. C. & Tanenhaus, M. K. (1994). Toward a lexicalist framework for constraint-based syntactic ambiguity resolution. In Clifton, C., Frazier, L. and Rayner, K. (Eds.) Perspectives in Sentence Processing. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.: Hillsdale, NJ, pp. 155-179.

Trueswell, J. C. & Hayhoe, M. M. (1993). Surface segmentation mechanisms and motion perception. Vision Research, 33(3), 313-328.

Trueswell, J. C., Tanenhaus, M. K. & Kello, C. (1993). Verb-specific constraints in sentence processing: Separating effects of lexical preference from garden-paths. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 19(3), 528-553.

Spivey-Knowlton, M. J., Trueswell, J. C. & Tanenhaus, M. K. (1993). Context effects in syntactic ambiguity resolution: Parsing reduced relative clauses. Canadian Journal of Psychology: Special Issue: Reading and Language Processing, 47(2), 276-309.

Trueswell, J. C. & Tanenhaus, M.K. (1992). Consulting temporal context during sentence comprehension: Evidence from the monitoring of eye movements in reading. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.: Hillsdale, NJ, pp. 492-497.

Trueswell, J. C. & Tanenhaus, M. K. (1991). Tense, temporal context and syntactic ambiguity resolution. Language and Cognitive Processes, 6(4), 303-338.

Tanenhaus, M. K., Carlson, G. & Trueswell, J. C. (1989). The role of thematic structures in interpretation and parsing. Language and Cognitive Processes. 4(3-4), 211-234.