Publications

Last updated: 09.04.2019

In press: Steinhauer, K. & Kasparian, K. Neurophysiological approaches to attrition. In The Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition, Monika S. Schmid & Barbara Köpke (Eds.)

2019: Titone, D., Lovseth, K., Kasparian, K., & Tiv, M. Are figurative interpretations of idioms directly retrieved, compositionally built, or both? Evidence from eye-movement measures of reading. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.

2017: Kasparian, K. & Steinhauer, K. On missed opportunities and convenient “truths”. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism7(6), 709-714.

2017: Kasparian, K., & Steinhauer, K. When the second language takes the lead: Neurocognitive processing changes in the first language of adult attriters. Frontiers in Psychology, Language Sciences.

2016: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. First-language attrition induces changes in online morphosyntactic processing and re-analysis: An ERP study of number agreement in complex Italian sentences. Cognitive Science10.1111/cogs.12450

2016: Kasparian, K., & Steinhauer, K. Lexical-semantic processing of confusable words in first-language attrition and late second-language acquisition: An ERP study. Neuropsychologiahttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.10.007

2014: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. The case of a non-native-like first language: ERP evidence of first language (L1) attrition in lexical and morphosyntactic processing. International Journal of Psychophysiology,94(2), 159-160.

2012: KasparianK. Hemispheric differences in figurative language processing: Contributions of neuroimaging methods and challenges in reconciling current empirical findingsJournal of Neurolinguistics, 26(1) ,1-21.

2011: Gauthier, K., Genesee, F., & Kasparian, K. Acquisition of complement clitics and tense morphology in internationally adopted children acquiring French. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition, 15(2), 304-319.

2011: Gauthier, K., Genesee, F., Dubois, M.-E., & Kasparian, K. Communication patterns between internationally-adopted children and their mothers: Implications for language development. Applied Psycholinguistics, FirstView article, 1-23.

2009: Bol, G. W., & Kasparian, K. The production of pronouns in Dutch children with developmental language disorders: a comparison between children with SLI, Hearing Impairment and Down’s syndrome. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(9), 631-646.

In preparation

In revision: Kasparian, K., Postiglione, F., & Steinhauer, K. In my other language: An ERP study of Italian-English cognates and homographs in L1-attrition and L2-acquisition

In preparation: Titone, D., Lovseth, K., Sheikh, N. A., & Kasparian, K. Idiom processing in a second language.

In preparation: Kasparian, K., & Steinhauer, K. Second-language processing in first-language attriters: An ERP study of English relative-clauses.

In preparation: Kasparian, K., & Steinhauer, K. Regular and irregular verb processing in L1 attriters and L2 learners of Italian.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2012: Could a second language “replace” one’s native tongue? Invited talk presented at the Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Università degli Studi di Trento, Rovereto, Italy, October, 2012.

2011: Is there a critical period for mastering a second language? New light on an “old” problem. Invited talk presented at the annual Tomlinson Talks organized by the Tomlinson Scholarship Program, McGill University, March 30, 2011.

SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS

2014: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. The case of the non-native-like first language: ERP evidence of L1-attrition in lexical and morphosyntactic processing. Talk presented as part of the symposium on “Brain signatures of language learning and forgetting: ERP studies on first and second language acquisition and attrition (Csépe & Steinhauer)”, The 17th World Congress on Psychophysiology, Hiroshima, Japan, September 23-27, 2014.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2018: Steinhauer, K., & Kasparian, K. ERP evidence for attrition in L1 lexicon and morpho-syntax. Talk presented at the Second international symposium on bilingual and L2 processing in adults and children (ISBPACTU), Braunschweig, Germany, May 24-25, 2018.

2016: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. Neurocognitive correlates of L1attrition: Changes in morphosyntactic processing. Talk presented at the International Conference on Language Attrition (ICLA3), Essex, UK, July 5-7, 2016.

2015: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. First-language attrition in morphosyntactic processing: More than L1-proficiency effects. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, USA, October 15-17, 2015.

2015: Kasparian, K., & Steinhauer, K. First-language (L1) attrition in adulthood: New insights on language experience and neurplasticity. Poster presented at the Bilingual Brain Initiative Symposium, Montreal Neurological Institute, May 28-29, 2015.

2015: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. First-language attrition effects in the online revision of ungrammaticality: ERP evidence challenging the “critical period” view. Talk presented (by K. Steinhauer) at the International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10), New Brunswick, USA, May 20-24, 2015.

2014: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. Neurophysiological correlates of L1 attrition and L2 acquisition: A continuum based on proficiency. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 27-29, 2014.

2013: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. When the second language takes over: ERP evidence of L1-attrition in morphosyntactic processing. Talk presented at the International Conference on Multilingualism, Montreal, Canada, October 24-25, 2013.

2013: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. My Italian is not what it used to be: Investigating the neural correlates of L1 attrition and late L2 acquisition. Poster presented at the Workshop on Neurobilingualism, Groningen, The Netherlands, August 25-27, 2013.

2013: Kasparian, K., Vespignani, F., & Steinhauer, K. Age-of-acquisition or proficiency? An ERP study of morphosyntactic processing in first language attrition. Talk presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9), Singapore, June 10-13, 2013.

2011: Kasparian, K., Bourguignon, N., Drury, J. E., & Steinhauer, K. Effects of L2-proficiency and L1-background on L2 sentence processing: An ERP study of adjective-noun word order in French and Mandarin late learners of English. Talk presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8), Oslo, Norway, June 15-18, 2011.

2010: Kasparian, K., Bourguignon, N., Drury, J. E., & Steinhauer, K. Proficiency and transfer effects in L1-L2 nominal morphology: ERP evidence from French and Mandarin learners of English. Poster presentation at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, CA, November 11-12, 2010.

2010: Kasparian, K., Bourguignon, N., Drury, J. E., & Steinhauer, K. On the influence of proficiency and L1-background in L2 processing: An ERP study of nominal morphology in French and Mandarin learners of English. Poster presentation at the Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2010

2010: Bourguignon, N., Kasparian, K., Drury, J. E., & Steinhauer, K. ERP evidence of transfer effects: L1 grammar influences L2 sentence processing. Talk presented at the Science of Aphasia (SoA), Potsdam, Germany, Aug 27 – Sept 1, 2010.

2010: Steinhauer, K., Drury, J. E., Bourguignon, N., & Kasparian, K. First language grammar influences second language processing: ERP correlates of transfer effects. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS),Montreal,Canada, April 17 – 20, 2010.

2009: Steinhauer, K., Kasparian, K., et al. Neurocognition of language. Poster presentation at the Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) retreat,Montreal,Canada, Sept 20 – 21, 2009.

2007 : Gauthier, K., Genesee, F., Dubois, M.-E., & Kasparian, K. Role of joint attention in the language development of children adopted from China. Oral presentation at the 6th annual International Symposium on Bilingualism,Hamburg,Germany, May 30 – June 2.

2006: Gauthier, K. & Kasparian, K. Expressive language skills in cross-language adopted children. Poster presentation at the Joint AAAL-ACLA/CAAL 2006 Conference, Montreal, June 17-20.

VOLUNTEER PRESENTATIONS

2014: Kasparian, K. Undoubtedly doubtful: Existential Crises during the PhD. Talk presented at the 3rd annual PhD-Day, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Montreal, Canada, October 17, 2014.

2013: Kasparian, K. The bilingual brain: Could a second language take over? Talk presented at the Research Day Data Blitz, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Montreal, Canada, November 21st, 2013.

2013: Kasparian, K. SO WHAT?!? Why you do what you do (and how to explain it). Talk presented at the 2nd annual PhD-Day, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Montreal, Canada, October 10, 2013.

2012: Kasparian, K. The bilingual brain: Could a second language “replace” one’s native tongue? Talk presented at the 2nd annual PhD-Day, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Montreal, Canada, September 28th, 2012.

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