Publications

Papers

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Noisy is better than rare: Comprehenders compromise subject-verb agreement to form more probable linguistic structures. Cognitive Psychology. [link]

 

Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Resumptive pronouns in language comprehension and production. Annual Review of Linguistics. [link]

 

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). Love thy neighbor: Facilitation and inhibition in the competition between parallel predictions. Cognition. [link]

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). The effects of syntactic pressures and pragmatic considerations on predictive dependency formation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 35, 256-272. [link]

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). When is the verb a potential gap site? The influence of filler maintenance on the active search for a gap. Language, Cognition, & Neuroscience, 34, 936-948. [link]

Julie Fadlon, Adam M. Morgan, Aya Meltzer-Asscher, & Victor S. Ferreira (2019). It depends: Optionality in the production of filler-gap dependencies. Journal of Memory and Language, 106, 40-67. [link

 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). A processing-based account of subliminal wh-island effects. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 37, 621-657. [link]

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). Predictive pre-updating and working memory capacity: Evidence from event-related potentials. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 1916-1938. [link]

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). Lexical inhibition due to failed prediction: Behavioral evidence and ERP correlates. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 44, 1269-1285. [link]

 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2017). Active dependency formation in islands: How grammatical resumption affects online sentence processing. Language, 93, 249-269. [link]

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2017). Working memory in the processing of long-distance dependencies: Interference and filler maintenance. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 46,1353-1365. [link]

Aya Meltzer-Asscher, Julie Fadlon, Kayla Goldstein, & Ariel Holan (2015). Direct object resumption in Hebrew: How modality of presentation and relative clause position affect acceptability. Lingua, 166, 65-79. [link]

Talks

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Certain ungrammaticality or uncertain grammaticality: Deciding between frequent errors and infrequent grammatical structures. Presented at the 32nd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boulder, Colorado.

 

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Predictive preupdating: Converging evidence from electrophysiology and eye blink rate. Presented at the 32nd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boulder, Colorado. 

Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). Resumption, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing? Presented at the Pronouns in Competition workshop, UC Santa Cruz.

Posters

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). The processing of reflexives depends on verbal agreement: Evidence from Hebrew. Presented at the 33rd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Amherst, Massachussetts (online conference). 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). Orthographic and featural distance in comprehenders' noise model. Presented at the 33rd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Amherst, Massachussetts (online conference). 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). Degrees of reanalysis in pragmatically and syntactically motivated dependenciesPresented at the 33rd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Amherst, Massachussetts (online conference). 

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). Rational adaptation in lexical prediction: The influence of prediction strengthPresented at the 33rd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Amherst, Massachussetts (online conference). 

Aya Meltzer-Asscher & Lola Karsenti (2020). Eye blink rate and performance of reanalysis in garden path sentencesPresented at the 33rd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Amherst, Massachussetts (online conference). 

Maayan Keshev, Mor Ovadia, Hila Davidovitch, & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Grammaticized resumption in sentence processing: Disrupting rather than facilitating. Presented at the 32nd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boulder, Colorado.

 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Distant relatives: Resumptive pronouns can inherit agreement features of implied antecedents. Presented at the 32nd CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boulder, Colorado.

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). Event-based eye blink rate as an index of working memory gating and updating: Predictive pre-updating and invidivual differences in working memory capacity. Presented at the 24th conference on Architectures and mechanisms for language processing (AMLaP), Berlin, Germany.

 

Maayan Keshev, Noa Bassel, & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). Objects and self-portraits: Logophoricity varies across languages and structures. Presented at the 31st CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, California.

 

Julie Fadlon, Maayan Keshev, & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). A shift in gap manifestation incurs processing costs: Evidence from Hebrew. Presented at the 31st CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, California.

 

Lola Karsenti & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). The role of categorical and probabilistic thematic information in sentence processing. Presented at the 31st CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, California.

 

Julie Fadlon & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2017). Resumption controls the time-course of dependency formation: Evidence from Hebrew. Presented at 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge, Massachusetts.