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CONTACTS

Surname:Lev-Ari

First Name: Shiri
Email: shirilevari AT gmail.com

WORK EXPERIENCE

09/2017- Royal Holloway University of London
Lecturer
09/2013 - 09/2017 Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Staff scientist
09/2011- 09/2013 Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Paris, France.
Post-doctoral scholar with Sharon Peperkamp
09/2010-09/2011 University of Chicago, IL, USA.
Post-doctoral scholar at Boaz Keysar’s lab.

EDUCATION

2005-2010 University of Chicago, IL, USA.

PhD in Psychology (2010)

MA in Psychology (2007)

2001-2005 Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students (studies directly for a Masters degree),
MA summa cum laude in Cognitive Studies of Language Use (2006)

HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

Post-doctoral fellowship, Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, 2012-2013

Provost Summer Fellowship, University of Chicago, Summer 2009

John Dewey Prize lectureship, University of Chicago, 2009

Doolittle-Harrison Travel Award, University of Chicago, 2007

Century fellowship, University of Chicago 2005-2009

An award for excellence, Tel-Aviv University, 04-09/2005

A grant to cover research expenses, Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics, Tel-Aviv University, 2005

Graduate fellowship, Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 2001-2005.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS 

Monster, I. & Lev-Ari, S. (under review) The effect of social network size on hashtag adoption on Twitter

Lev-Ari, S. (under review) People with larger social networks are better at   predicting what someone will say but not how they will say it

Lev-Ari, S. (submitted revision) Social network size can influence linguistic malleability and the propagation of linguistic change

Lev-Ari, S., Barr, D. & Keysar, B. (in revision) Are listeners better attuned to non-native speakers' perspectives?

Lev-Ari, S., Ho, E. & Keysar, B. (accepted with revision) Interactions with non-native speakers impact representation of language and the world.

Lev-Ari, S. (in press) The influence of social network size on speech perception. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

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.

Lev-Ari, S. (2017) Talking to fewer people leads to having more malleable linguistic representations. PLoS One, 12, 8, e0183593

Lev-Ari, S. & Shao, Z. (2017) How social network heterogeneity facilitates lexical access and lexical prediction. Memory & Cognition, 45, 528-538. 

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2017) Language for $200: Success in the environment influences grammatical alignment. Journal of Language Evolution, 2, 2, 177-187. 

Lev-Ari, S., van Heugten, M. & Peperkamp, S. (2017) Relative difficulty of understanding foreign accents as a marker of proficiency. Cognitive Science41, 4, 1106-1118.

Lev-Ari, S. (2016) Studying individual differences in the social environment to better understand language learning and processing. Linguistics Vanguard, 2(s1), 13-22.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2016) How the demographic make-up of our community influences speech perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 6, 3076-3087.

Lev-Ari, S. (2016) Selective grammatical convergence: Learning from desirable speakers. Discourse Processes, 53, 8, 657-674.

Lev-Ari, S. (2016) How the size of our social network influences our semantic skills. Cognitive Science, 40, 2050-2064

Lev-Ari, S. (2015). Comprehending non-native speakers: Theory and evidence for adjustment in manner of processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1546. 

Lev-Ari, S. (2015). Adjusting the manner of language processing to the social context: Attention allocation during interactions with non-native speakers. In Mishra, R. K., Srinivasan, N., & Huettig, F. (Eds.) Attention and Vision in Language Processing. Springer.

Lev-Ari, S., San Giacomo, M. & Peperkamp, S. (2014) The effect of domain prestige and interlocutors' bilingualism on sound adaptation. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 18, 5, 658-684.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2014) The influence of inhibitory skill on phonological representations in production and perception. Journal of Phonetics, 47, 36-46.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2014) An experimental study of the role of social factors in sound change. Laboratory Phonology, 5, 3, 379-401.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2014) Do people converge to the linguistic patterns of non-reliable speakers? Perceptual learning from non-native speakers Proceedings of  The 10th International Seminar on Speech Production, Cologne, Germany on May 4th, 2014, pp.261-264.

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2014) Executive control influences linguistic representations. Memory and Cognition, 42, 247-263.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2013) Low inhibitory skill leads to non-native perception and production in bilinguals' native language. Journal of Phonetics, 41, 320-331.

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2012) Less-detailed representation of non-native language: Why non-native speakers' stories seem more vague. Discourse Processes, 49, 523-538.

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2010) Why Don't We Believe Non-Native Speakers? The influence of accent on credibility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 6, 1093-1096.

Chang, V., Arora, V., Lev-Ari, S., D'Arcy, M. & Keysar, B. (2010) Interns Overestimate the Effectiveness of Their Hand-Off Communication. Pediatrics 125, 3, 491-496.

Taylor, L.J., Lev-Ari, S., & Zwaan, R.A. (2008) Inferences about action engage action systems. Brain and Language 107, 1, 62-67.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Raviv, L., Meyer, A. S., & Lev-Ari, S. (2017). Compositional structure can emerge without generational transmission. Talk presented at the inaugural conference of the Cultural Evolution Society, Jena, September 13-15, 2017.

Iacozza, S., Meyer, A.S., & Lev-Ari, S. (2017) Speakers’ social identity affects source memory for novel words. Poster presented at the 23rd AMLaP conference at Lancaster, UK, September 7-9 , 2017.

Lev-Ari, S. (2017) People with smaller social networks are more influenced by new speakers. Paper presented at the 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge MA, USA, March 30-April 1, 2017.

Raviv, L., Meyer, A. & Lev-Ari, S. (2017) Compositional structure can emerge without generational transmission. Paper presented at the 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge MA, USA, March 30-April 1, 2017.

Lev-Ari, S. (2017) When does variability boost learning? Poster presented at the 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge MA, USA, March 30-April 1, 2017.

Lev-Ari, S. (2016) A bad feeling or a bad filling? The influence of social network size on speech perception. Poster presented at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Lev-Ari, S. (2016) The influence of people’s social network size on their linguistic abilities. Paper presented at the Workshop on Data Driven Approach to Networks and Language, Lyon, France, May 11-13, 2016.

Lev-Ari, S., van Heugten, M., & Peperkamp, S. (2016) Relative difficulty of understanding foreign accents as a marker of proficiency. Paper presented at the 29th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, Florida, USA, March 3-5, 2016.

Lev-Ari, S. (2016) All by myself or Obama's elf? The influence of social network size on speech perception. Poster presented at the 29th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, Florida, USA, March 3-5, 2016.

Lev-Ari, S. (2016) People are better at taking the perspective of non-native speakers. Poster presented at the 29th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, Florida, USA, March 3-5, 2016.

Lev-Ari, S. (2015) Having a larger social network leads to better global comprehension. Paper presented at the 56th annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society in Chicago, IL, USA, November 19-22, 2015.

Lev-Ari, S. (2015) People with larger social networks have more robust  phonological representations.  Poster presented at the AMLAP conference, Valletta, Malta, September 3-5, 2015.

Lev-Ari, S.  & Shao, Z. (2015) Social network structure affects language use. Poster presented at the AMLAP conference, Valletta, Malta, September 3-5, 2015.

Lev-Ari, S. (2015) People with a small social circle have more malleable linguistic representations. Poster presented at the 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, USA, March 19-21, 2015.

Lev-Ari, S. (2015) Talking to more people improves semantic, but not lexical, skills. Poster presented at the 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, USA, March 19-21, 2015.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2014) How the demographic make-up of our community influences our speech perception. Paper presented at the Bias in Auditory Perception conference in Aarhus, Denmark, September 18-20, 2014.

Lev-Ari, S. (2014) The properties of people's social circle affect their semantic skills. Poster presented at the AMLAP conference, Edinburgh, UK, September 3-6, 2014.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2014) Do people converge to the linguistic patterns of non-reliable speakers? Perceptual learning from non-native speakers Paper presented at the workshop on “Interpersonal Coordination and Phonetic Convergence” in Cologne on May 4th, 2014.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2014) Learning language from the environment depends on the fitness of both the learner and the environment Poster presented at the14th Annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 13-15, 2014.

Lev-Ari, S., San Giacomo, M. & Peperkamp, S. (2013) The influence of social factors on sound adaptation: Converging evidence from corpus and experimental data. Paper presented at the AMLAP conference, Marseille, France, September 2-4, 2013.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2013) Why foreign prestigious items are more likely to have a foreign name: The role of social factors in loanword adaptation. Paper presented at the Phonetics, Phonology and Language Contact workshop,Paris, France, August 21- 23, 2013.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2013) An experimental study of the role of social factors in loanword adaptation. Paper presented at the International Congress of Linguists, Geneva, Switzerland, July 21-27, 2013.

Lev-Ari, S. & Peperkamp, S. (2012) Inhibitory skill influences late bilinguals’ VOT in their native language. Poster presented at the 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Stuttgart, Germany.

Lev-Ari, S., Peperkamp, S. & Keysar, B. (2012) Inhibitory skill influences the way languages and meanings are represented. Paper presented at the 35th International LAUD symposium on Cognitive Psycholinguistics, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.

Lev-Ari, S., Keysar, B. & Ho, E. (2011) Interacting with non-native speakers induces “good-enough” representation. Poster presented at The 24th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Stanford, CA .

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2010) Bilinguals with better executive control think in a more language-specific way. Poster presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St-Louis, MO.

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2010) Adjusting Manner of Language Processing to Non-Native Speakers. Paper presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of The Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2010) When Chocolate Cakes Are “Good-Enough” Pies: Adjusting manner of processing to non-native speakers. Poster presented at The 23rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New-York, NY.

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2008) The influence of accent on truth-judgment. Paper presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of The Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Lev-Ari, S. & Keysar, B. (2007) Can giraffes go without water longer than zhiraffes?: The influence of accent on truth judgment. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, Ca.

INVITED TALKS

Humboldt University, Neurocognitive and Biological Psychology colloquium (2017)

Central European University, Cognitive Sciences colloquium (2017)

University of Glasgow, Language and Social Interactions group meeting (2017)

University of Edinburgh, Psycholinguistic Coffee (2017)

University of Birmingham, Language and Cognition seminar (2017)

Queen Mary University London, Cognitive Science Seminar (2017)

University College London, Speech Sciences Forum (2017)

University of Bristol, Language, Memory & Development seminar series (2017)

Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, language team meeting (2016).

Radboud University, Categories, Diversity and Contact colloquium (2016)

University of Chicago, Cognitive brown bag (2015)

Radboud University, Donders Theme Talks (2015)

Brown University, LingLangLunch (2014)

Aix-Marseille University, seminar of the Speech & Language Lab (LPL) (2012)

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Colloquium of the Cognitive Science Dept. (2011)

Northwestern University, Cognitive Psychology brown bag (2011)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Language Processing brown bag (2010)

University of Chicago, Language and Cognition workshop (2009)

POPULAR PRESS (SELECTED)

On foreign accent and credibility:

On poorer memory for non-native speech + foreign accent and credibility:

SUPERVISION

Completed:

Iris Monster (MSc)

Ongoing:

Sara Iacozza (PhD)

Limor Raviv (PhD)

 

EDITORIAL SERVICE

Ad hoc reviewer for the following journals:

Applied Psycholinguistics; Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics; Bilingualism: Language and Cognition; Cognition; Cognitive Science; Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Journal;  Discourse Processes; European Journal of Social Psychology; Frontiers in Language Sciences; International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; International Journal of Bilingualism; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Language, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Journal of Phonetics; Language; Language and Communication; Language and Speech; Language Learning; Language Variation and Change; Linguistics Vanguard; Psychology of Language and Communication; Social Psychology; Studies in Polish Linguistics; Topics in Cognitive Science; Topics in Linguistics

Ad hoc reviewer for the following granting agencies:

European Research Council (ERC)

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Polish National Science Center

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science (SDE/GWIS)

Ad hoc reviewer for the following conferences:

Poznań Linguistic Meeting

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Guest lecturer in Eloquent Apes (October 2016)

Guest lecturer in the Radboud Summer School (Summer 2015)

Lecturer in Mind (University of Chicago, Winter 2010)

Lecturer in Language Diversity & Variability (University of Chicago, Spring 2009)

Lecturer in Mind (University of Chicago, Winter 2009)

Teaching Assistant in Decision Making and Communication (University of Chicago, Fall 2008)

Teaching Assistant in The Psychology of Language (University of Chicago, Winter 2008)

Intern in Mind (University of Chicago, Fall 2007 - Spring 2008)

Teaching Assistant in Decision Making and Communication (University of Chicago, Fall 2006)

LANGUAGES

Hebrew (native), English (fluent), French (intermediate), Arabic (intermediate), Swahili (basic), Dutch (basic).

Basic programming skills in Python

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Shiri Lev-Ari

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