Here is my poster for CogSci 2018. Our study evaluated whether listeners can use spatial deixis (e.g., this, that, these, and those) to predict the plurality and proximity of a speaker's referent. In an eye-tracking task, L1 adults, L1 children and L2 adults viewed scenes while listening to deictic sentences (e.g., Look at that beautiful baby) … Continue reading CogSci 2018
The Princeton Program in Cognitive Science is now funding my research on language processing and prediction via simulation. Thanks to everyone who helped me in formulating these ideas and writing the application, especially Casey Lew-Williams and Jessie Schwab!
Reuter, T., Feiman, R. & Snedeker, J. (in press). Getting to no: Pragmatic and semantic factors in two- and three-year-olds’ understanding of negation. Child Development.
My lovely friend, Christine, said she likes to have a joke or two on-hand for the "rogue interviewer" who asks for one, or just to have something to break the ice here and there. So here are a few that make me giggle: From Christine: What is Whitney Houston's favorite neuro exam? Hand EYYYEEEE! From Dominick: … Continue reading just some jokes
I'm looking forward to relaxing by the fire and reading papers. (Seriously. I assure you there's no sarcasm there.) I want to finish a Sperber and Wilson's paper on Relevance Theory first. Then I've got a nice stack of papers to keep me busy well into the new year! I'm also looking forward to improving my … Continue reading reading and writing
This year, I gave a talk on children's comprehension of truth-functional negation at BUCLD. The main point of my talk is that pragmatic support is important for processing the negative form, but other factors (e.g., processing demands) play a role as well. We found that 3-year-olds interpret negation incrementally with supportive discourse context. However, we … Continue reading BUCLD 2014
Here's my poster from CUNY 2014 (Columbus, OH): CUNY 2014 Processing Negation And the submitted abstract: Young children’s comprehension of negation Tracy Brookhyser, Roman Feiman, & Jesse Snedeker (Harvard University) Negation is a crucial test case for understanding incremental semantic interpretation, because its compositional representation is inconsistent with expectations generated by lexical items (see e.g. Panizza, … Continue reading CUNY 2014