Publications

Papers

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Rational adaptation in lexical prediction:The influence of prediction strength. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. [link]

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). From pre-activation to pre-updating: A threshold mechanism for commitment to strong predictions. Psychophysiology, 58. [link]

 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Noisy is better than rare: Comprehenders compromise subject-verb agreement to form more probable linguistic structures. Cognitive Psychology, 124. [link]

 

Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Resumptive pronouns in language comprehension and production. Annual Review of Linguistics, 7, 177-194. [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

2021

CUNY 34: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (online conference))

 

Niki Koesterich, Maayan Keshev, Daria Shamai & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Interference in the comprehension of filler-gap and filler-resumptive dependencies. Watch here (32:50-1:01:30).

2019

CUNY 32: ( Boulder, Colorado)

 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Certain ungrammaticality or uncertain grammaticality: Deciding between frequent errors and infrequent grammatical structures

 

Tal Ness & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Predictive preupdating: Converging evidence from electrophysiology and eye blink rate

2018

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

Posters & Short Talks

2021

CUNY 34: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (online conference))

 

Lola Karsenti & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Prediction of successful reanalysis based on eye-blink rate and reading times.

Hila Davidovitch, Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Understanding center embedding sentences: Can agreement and resumption help?

 

AMLaP 27: (Paris, France (online conference))

 

Tal Ness, Hadar Nakar & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Domain-general cognitive control and linguistic prediction: Cross-task adaptation. 

Einav Fleck, Noam Mizrahi & Aya Meltzer Asscher (2021). Sentence processing strategies of ancient scribes: Evidence from the Qumran Scrolls. 

Lola Karsenti & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Processing ambiguities in NP attachment: Evidence from Hebrew. 

Idan Keissar and Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2021). Gender agreement attraction in Hebrew comprehension. 

 
2020

CUNY 33: (Amherst, Massachussetts (online conference))

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). The processing of reflexives depends on verbal agreement: Evidence from Hebrew. 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). Orthographic and featural distance in comprehenders' noise model. 

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2020). Degrees of reanalysis in pragmatically and syntactically motivated dependencies

 

Aya Meltzer-Asscher & Lola Karsenti (2020). Eye blink rate and performance of reanalysis in garden path sentences

 
2019

CUNY 32: (Boulder, Colorado)

Maayan Keshev, Mor Ovadia, Hila Davidovitch, & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Grammaticized resumption in sentence processing: Disrupting rather than facilitating.

Maayan Keshev & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2019). Distant relatives: Resumptive pronouns can inherit agreement features of implied antecedents.

 
2018

 

CUNY 31: (Davis, California)

 

Maayan Keshev, Noa Bassel, & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). Objects and self-portraits: Logophoricity varies across languages and structures. 

 

Julie Fadlon, Maayan Keshev, & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). A shift in gap manifestation incurs processing costs: Evidence from Hebrew. 

 

Lola Karsenti & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2018). The role of categorical and probabilistic thematic information in sentence processing. 

AMLaP 24: (Berlin, Germany)

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.

 
2017

CUNY 30: (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Julie Fadlon & Aya Meltzer-Asscher (2017). Resumption controls the time-course of dependency formation: Evidence from Hebrew.