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Journal articles

  • Behrens, L., Matic, D., & Sasse, H.-J. (in press). Irony across cultures: An experimental study. Intercultural Pragmatics.
  • Belke, E., Shao, Z., & Meyer, A. S. (in press). Strategic origins of early semantic facilitation in the blocked-cyclic naming paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
  • Bosker, H. R., & Reinisch, E. (in press). Foreign languages sound fast: evidence from implicit rate normalization. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01063. more >
  • Bramäo, I., Reis, A., Petersson, K. M., & Faísca, L. (in press). Knowing that tomatoes are red and seeing red tomatoes: The interaction between surface color and color knowledge information. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. more >
  • Burenhult, N., Hill, C., Huber, J., Van Putten, S., & San Roque, L. (in press). Forests: The cross-linguistic perspective. Geographica Helvetica.
  • Cohen, E. (in press). Channellers, cowries and conversations with the gods: Explaining multiple divination methods in an Afro-Brazilian religious tradition. Numen: International Review for the History of Religions. [Special issue on The naturalness of divination and magic rituals]. more >
  • Cronin, K. A., De Groot, E., & Stevens, J. M. G. (in press). Bonobos show limited social tolerance in a group setting: A comparison with chimpanzees and a test of the Relational Model. Folia primatologica, 86, 164-177. doi:10.1159/000373886. more >
  • De Vaan, L., Van Krieken, K., Van den Bosch, W., Schreuder, R., & Ernestus, M. (in press). The traces that novel morphologically complex words leave in memory are abstract in nature. The Mental Lexicon.
  • Dediu, D. (in press). Making Genealogical Language Classifications Available for Phylogenetic Analysis: Newick Trees, Unified Identifiers, and Branch Length. Language Dynamics and Change.
  • Defina, R. (in press). Tense, aspect, and mood in Avatime. Afrika und Übersee. more >
  • Degand, L., & Van Bergen, G. (in press). Discourse markers as turn-transition devices: Evidence from speech and instant messaging. Discourse Processes.
  • Dingemanse, M. (in press). Redrawing the margins of language: lessons from research on ideophones. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. more >
  • Drude, S., Awete, W., & Aweti, A. (in press). A ortografia da língua Awetí. Revista de estudos e pesquisas. more >
  • Ernestus, M., Dikmans, M., & Giezenaar, G. (in press). Advanced second language learners experience difficulties processing reduced word pronunciation variants. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics. more >
  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., & San Roque, L. (in press). The grammar of engagement I: Framework and initial exemplification. Language and Cognition.
  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., & San Roque, L. (in press). The grammar of engagement II: Typology and diachrony. Language and Cognition.
  • Hagoort, P. (in press). Don't forget neurobiology. Commentary on Branigan and Pickering "An experimental approach to linguistic representation". Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Hammarström, H., & Parkvall, M. (in press). Basic Constituent Order in Pidgin and Creole Languages: Inheritance or Universals? Journal of Language Contact.
  • Hulten, A., Karvonen, L., Laine, M., & Salmelin, R. (in press). Producing speech with a newly learned morphosyntax and vocabulary: An MEG study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Koppen, K., Ernestus, M., & Van Mulken, M. (in press). The influence of social distance on speech behavior: Formality variation in casual speech. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. more >
  • Kouwenhoven, H., Van Mulken, M., & Ernestus, M. (in press). Communication strategy use by Spanish speakers of English in formal and informal speech. International Journal of Bilingualism. more >
  • Lev-Ari, S. (in press). The influence of social network size on speech perception. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. more >
  • Levinson, S. C. (in press). Syntactic ergativity in Yélî Dnye, the Papuan language of Rossel Island, and its implications for typology. Linguistic typology.
  • Matić, D., & Odé, C. (in press). On prosodic signalling of focus in Tundra Yukaghir. Acta Linguistica Petropolitana.
  • Nordhoff, S., & Hammarström, H. (in press). Archiving grammatical descriptions. Language Documentation and Description.
  • Perlman, M. (in press). Debunking two myths against vocal origins of language: Language is iconic and multimodal to the core. Interaction studies. more >
  • Petzell, M., & Hammarström, H. (in press). Grammatical and lexical subclassification of the Morogoro region, Tanzania. Nordic journal of African Studies.
  • Ravignani, A., & Thompson, B. (in press). A note on ‘Noam Chomsky – What kind of creatures are we? Language in Society.
  • Roberts, S. G., & Levinson, S. C. (in press). Conversation, cognition and cultural evolution: A model of the cultural evolution of word order through pressures imposed from turn taking in conversation. Interaction studies.
  • Rojas-Berscia, L. M. (in press). Towards an ontological theory of language: Radical minimalism, memetic linguistics and linguistic engineering, prolegomena. Ianua: Revista Philologica Romana. more >
  • Sánchez-Fernández, M., & Rojas-Berscia, L. M. (in press). Vitalidad lingüística de la lengua paipai de Santa Catarina, Baja California. LIAMES.
  • Van Putten, S. (in press). Motion in serializing languages revisited: The case of Avatime. STUF - Language Typology and Universals. more >
  • Van de Ven, F., Segers, F., Takashima, A., & Verhoeven, L. (in press). Effects of a tablet game intervention on simple addition and subtraction fluency in first graders computers in human behavior. Computers in Human Behavior.
  • Van de Ven, M., & Ernestus, M. (in press). Segmental/durational cues in the processing of reduced words. Language and Speech. more >
  • Van der Ven, F., Takashima, A., Segers, A., & Verhoeven, L. (in press). Semantic priming in Dutch children: Word meaning integration and study modality effects. Language Learning.


  • Fernandez-Vest, M. M. J., & Van Valin Jr., R. D. (Eds.). (in press). Information structure and spoken language in a cross-linguistics perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E., & San Roque, L. (Eds.). (in press). Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Guarin, A., Haun, D. B. M., & Messner, D. (in press). Behavioral dimensions of international cooperation. Washington, DC: Centre for global development. Working Papers Centre for global Cooperation Research.
  • Haun, D. B. M., & Wertenbruch, M. (in press). Forschungen und Entwicklungen zum Konzept der Ehre als Potential für Konflikte zwischen Kulturen bzw. als Hindernis für Integration. Dossier des Österreichischen Integrationsfonds.
  • Levinson, S. C., Cutfield, S., Dunn, M., Enfield, N. J., & Meira, S. (Eds.). (in press). Demonstrative in cross-linguistic perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mani, N., Mishra, R. K., & Huettig, F. (Eds.). (in press). The Interactive Mind: Language, Vision and Attention. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
  • Norcliffe, E. (in press). From usage to grammar: Head marking in Yucatec Maya. Oxford University Press.

Book chapters

  • Araújo, S., Reis, A., Faísca, L., & Petersson, K. M. (in press). Brain sensitivity to words and the “word recognition potential”. In D. Marques, & J. H. Toscano (Eds.), De las neurociencias a la neuropsicologia: el estúdio del cerebro humano. Barranquilla, Colombia: Corporación Universitaria Reformada.
  • Blythe, J. (in press). Genesis of the trinity: The convergent evolution of trirelational kinterms. In P. McConvell, & P. Kelly (Eds.), Skin, kin and clan: The dynamics of social categories in Indigenous Australia. Canberra: ANU EPress.
  • Burenhult, N. (in press). Foraging and the history of languages in the Malay Peninsula. In T. Güldemann, P. McConvell, & R. Rhodes (Eds.), The language of Hunter-Gatherers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chang, F., & Fitz, H. (in press). Computational models of sentence production: A dual-path approach. In V. Ferreira, M. Goldrick, & M. Miozzo (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of language production. New York: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Cutler, A., & Farrell, J. (in press). Listening in first and second language. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of language teaching. New York: Wiley.
  • Dediu, D. (in press). From biology to language change and diversity. In N. J. Enfield (Ed.), Dependencies in language: On the causal ontology of linguistics systems. Berlin: Language Science Press.
  • Dingemanse, M. (in press). Recruiting assistance in interaction: a West-African corpus study. In Getting others to do things: A pragmatic typology of recruitments. Berlin: Language Science Press. more >
  • Dingemanse, M. (in press). The language of perception in Siwu. In A. Majid, & S. C. Levinson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Language of Perception. more >
  • Ernestus, M., & Smith, R. (in press). Qualitative and quantitative aspects of phonetic variation in Dutch eigenlijk. In F. Cangemi, M. Clayards, O. Niebuhr, B. Schuppler, & M. Zellers (Eds.), Rethinking reduction. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. more >
  • Fawcett, C., & Liszkowski, U. (in press). Social referencing during infancy and early childhood across cultures. In International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (2nd ed.).
  • Floyd, S. (in press). Egophoricity and argument structure in Cha'palaa. In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Güldemann, T., & Hammarström, H. (in press). Geographical axis effects in large-scale linguistic distributions. In M. Crevels, P. Muysken, & J.-M. Hombert (Eds.), Language Dispersals. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hagoort, P. (in press). It is the facts, stupid. In J. Brockmann (Ed.), What do you consider the most interesting recent [scientific] news? What makes it important?. Palmyra, VA: Maven Press.
  • Hagoort, P. (in press). The neural basis for primary and acquired language skills. In E. Segers, & P. Van den Broek (Eds.), Developmental Perspectives in Written Language and Literacy: In honor of Ludo Verhoeven. Amsterdam: Benjamins. more >
  • Hammarström, H. (in press). A Survey of African Languages. In T. Güldemann (Ed.), The Languages and Linguistics of Africa: A Comprehensive Guide. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Hammarström, H. (in press). An inventory of Bantu languages. In M. Van de Velde, & K. Bostoen (Eds.), The Bantu languages (2nd). London: Routledge.
  • Hammarström, H. (in press). Language Isolates in New Guinea. In L. Campbell, A. Smith, & T. Doherty (Eds.), Language Isolates (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.
  • Haun, D. B. M., & Over, H. (in press). Like me: A homophily-based account of human culture. In P. J. Richerson, & M. H. Christiansen (Eds.), Cultural Evolution: Society, technology, language, and religion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Janssen, R., & Dediu, D. (in press). Genetic biases affecting language: What do computer models and experimental approaches suggest? In T. Poibeau, & A. Villavicencio (Eds.), Language, Cognition and Computational Models. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jordan, F. M., van Schaik, C. P., Francois, P., Gintis, H., Haun, D. B. M., Hruschka, D. H., Janssen, M. A., Kitts, J. A., Lehmann, L., Mathew, S., Richerson, P. J., Turchin, P., & Wiessner, P. (in press). Cultural evolution of the structure of human groups. In P. J. Richerson, & M. H. Christiansen (Eds.), Cultural Evolution: Society, technology, language, and religion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Kristoffersen, J. H., Troelsgard, T., & Zwitserlood, I. (in press). Issues in sign language lexicography. In H. Jackson (Ed.), The Bloomsbury companion to lexicography. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Latrouite, A., & Van Valin Jr., R. D. (in press). Event existentials in Tagalog: A Role and Reference Grammar account. In W. Arka (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Lev-Ari, S. (in press). The influence of social network properties on language processing and use. In M. S. Vitevitch (Ed.), Network Science in Cognitive Psychology. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Majid, A. (in press). Language and cognition. In International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Majid, A., & Enfield, N. J. (in press). Mereology and the body. In H. Burkhardt, J. Seibt, & G. Imaguire (Eds.), Handbook of mereology. Munich: Philosophia.
  • Mani, N., Mishra, R. K., & Huettig, F. (in press). Introduction to 'The Interactive Mind: Language, Vision and Attention'. In N. Mani, R. K. Mishra, & F. Huettig (Eds.), The Interactive Mind: Language, Vision and Attention. Basingstoke: Macmillan. more >
  • Matić, D. (in press). Tag questions and focus markers: Evidence from the Tompo dialect of Even. In M. M. J. Fernandez-Vest, & R. D. Van Valin Jr. (Eds.), Information structure and spoken language in a cross-linguistic perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Matić, D., Hammond, J., & Van Putten, S. (in press). Left-dislocation, sentences and clauses in Avatime, Tundra Yukaghir and Whitesands. In J. Fleischhauer, A. Latrouite, & R. Osswald (Eds.), Festschrift for Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press.
  • Mitterer, H., Brouwer, S., & Huettig, F. (in press). How important is prediction for understanding spontaneous speech? In N. Mani, R. K. Mishra, & F. Huettig (Eds.), The Interactive Mind: Language, Vision and Attention. Basingstoke: Macmillan. more >
  • Norcliffe, E. (in press). Egophoricity and evidentiality in Guambiano (Namtrik). In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • O'Meara, C., & Majid, A. (in press). El léxico olfativo en la lengua seri. In A. L. M. D. Ruiz, & A. Z. Pérez (Eds.), La Dimensión Sensorial de la Cultura: Diez contribuciones al estudio de los sentidos en México. Mexico City: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.
  • Ozyurek, A. (in press). Crosslinguistic variation in children’s multimodal utterances. In M. Kail, M. Hickman, & E. Veneziano (Eds.), Sources of variation in language acquisition. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Ozyurek, A. (in press). Role of gesture in language processing: Towards a unified account for production and comprehension. In G. Gaskell, & S. A. Rauchemeyer (Eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Pawley, A., & Hammarström, H. (in press). The Trans New Guinea family. In B. Palmer (Ed.), Papuan Languages and Linguistics. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • San Roque, L. (in press). Egophoric patterns in Duna verbal morphology (Trans New Guinea). In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • San Roque, L., & Schieffelin, B. B. (in press). Learning how to know: Egophoricity and the grammar of Kaluli (Bosavi, Trans New Guinea), with special reference to child language. In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • San Roque, L., Floyd, S., & Norcliffe, E. (in press). Egophoricity: An introduction. In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Schepens, J., Van der Slik, F., & Van Hout, R. (in press). The effect of linguistic distance across Indo-European mother tongues on learning Dutch as a second language. In L. Borin, & A. Saxena (Eds.), Approaches to measuring linguistic differences. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Seifart, F., & Hammarström, H. (in press). Language Isolates in South America. In L. Campbell, A. Smith, & T. Dougherty (Eds.), Language Isolates (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.
  • Takashima, A., & Bakker, I. (in press). Memory consolidation. In H.-J. Schmid (Ed.), Entrenchment and the Psychology of Language Learning: How We Reorganize and Adapt Linguistic Knowledge. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Van Gijn, R. (in press). Yurakaré. In M. Crevels, & P. C. Muysken (Eds.), Las lenguas de Bolivia. La Paz: Plural Editores.
  • Van Gijn, R., Hammarström, H., Van de Kerke, S., Krasnoukhova, O., & Muysken, P. (in press). Linguistic Areas in South America. In R. Hickey (Ed.), Handbook of Areal Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Van Valin Jr., R. D. (in press). An overview of information structure in three Amazonian languages. In M. Fernandez-Vest, & R. D. Van Valin Jr. (Eds.), Information structure and spoken language from a cross-linguistic perspective. Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Van Valin Jr., R. D. (in press). Role and Reference Grammar. In A. Carnie, Y. Sato, & D. Siddiqi (Eds.), Routledge handbook of syntax. London: Routledge.
  • Zwitserlood, I. (in press). Meaning at the feature level in sign languages. The case of name signs in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). In R. Kager (Ed.), Festschrift in honour of Wim Zonneveld. Ridderkerk: Holland Ridderkerk.
  • Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (in press). Evidentials, information sources and cognition. In A. Y. Aikhenvald (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality. Oxford University Press. more >
  • Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (in press). The relation between language and mental state reasoning. In J. Proust, & M. Fortier (Eds.), Metacognitive diversity: Interdisciplinary approaches. Oxford University Press.

Proceedings papers

  • Jeske, J., Kember, H., & Cutler, A. (in press). Native and non-native English speakers' use of prosody to predict sentence endings. In Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2016).
  • Lenkiewicz, A., & Drude, S. (in press). Automatic annotation of linguistic 2D and Kinect recordings with the Media Query Language for Elan. In Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2013.
  • Popov, V., Ostarek, M., & Tenison, C. (in press). Inferential Pitfalls in Decoding Neural Representations. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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