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Selected Publications Involving Lab Students (1994-2012)

Marton, K., Goral, M., Campanelli, L., Yoon, J., & Obler, L. K. (2016). Executive control mechanisms in bilingualism: Beyond speed of processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition,1-19.
Cahana-Amitay, D., Spiro, A., Higby, E., Ojo, E., Sayers, J., Oveis, A., Duncan, S., Goral, M.,
Hyun, J., Albert, M., and Obler, L.K. (2016). How older adults use cognition in sentence-final
word recognition, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 16, 1-27
Yoon, J., Goral, M., Marton, K., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., and Obler, L.K. (2015). The effect
of plausibility on sentence comprehension among older adults and its relation to cognitive
functions, Experimental Aging Research, 41 (2), 272-302.

Vonk, J., Jonkers, R., and Obler, L.K. (2015). Semantic subcategories of nouns and verbs: A
neurolinguistics review on healthy adults and patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In Astesano C. and Jucla, M. (Eds.), Neuropsycholinguistic perspectives on language cognition,
East Sussex & NYC: Psychology Press, 61-74
Higby, E., and Obler, L.K. (2015). Losing a first language to a second language. In Schweiter, J.
(Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of bilingual processing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University
Press, 645-664
Ijalba, E. and Obler, L.K. (2015). First language grapheme-phoneme transparency effects, Reading in a Foreign Language, 27, 47-70
Cahana-Amitay, D., Spiro, A., Cohen, J., Oveis, A., Ojo, E., Sayers, J., Obler, L.K., and Albert, M.L. (2015). Effects of metabolic syndrome on language functions in aging, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 221, 116-125
Hyun, J., Conner, P.C., and Obler, L.K. (2014). Idiom properties influencing idiom production in younger and older adults. In J. Järvikivi, P. Pyykkönen and M. Laine (Eds) Mental Lexicon, 22, 294-315

Higby, E., and Obler, L. K. (2014). The adaptation of native language construal patterns in second language acquisition. In Lintunen, P., Peltola, M. S. and M.-L.Varila (Eds.), Special issue of AFinLA [Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics], Festschrift in Honour of Paivi Pietila, 6, 32-44
Ashaie, S., and Obler, L.K. (2014). Effect of age, education, and bilingualism on confrontation naming in older illiterate and low-educated populations, Behavioural Neurology, 2014, 1-10 Article ID 970520, doi:10.1155/2014/970520
Pekkala, S., Wiener, D., Himali, J. J., Beiser, A. S., Obler, L. K., Liu, Y., McKee, A., Auerbach, S., Seshadri, S., Wolf, P. A., and Au, R. (2013). Lexical retrieval in discourse: An early indicator of Alzheimer’s dementia. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 27 (12), 905–921

Higby, E., Kim, J., and Obler, L.K. (2013). Multilingualism and the brain. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 33, 68-101

Cahana-Amitay, D., Albert, M.L., Ojo, E., Sayers, J., Goral, M., Obler, L.K. and Spiro, A. (2013). Effects of hypertension and diabetes on sentence comprehension in aging, The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68 (4), 513-521, doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs085

Neumann-Werth, Y., Levy, E.S., and Obler, L.K. (2013). Hemispheric processing of vocal emblem sounds, Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition, 19 (3), 268-281

Signorelli, T., and Obler, L.K. (2012). Working memory in simultaneous interpreters. In Altarriba J. and Isurin L. (Eds.), Memory, language, and bilingualism: Theoretical and applied approaches, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 95-125

Park, Y., and Obler, L.K. (2012). Multilingualism and aphasia. Encyclopedia of applied linguistics

Sebastian, D., Dalvi, U., and Obler, L. K. (2012). Language deficits, recovery patterns, and effective intervention in a multilingual 16 years post-TBI. In Gitterman, M., Goral, M. and Obler L.K. (Eds.), Aspects of multilingual aphasia, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 122-140

Jones, J., Gitterman, M., and Obler, L. K. (2012) A case study of a bidialectal (African-American vernacular English/Standard American English) speaker with agrammatism. In Gitterman, M. Goral M. and Obler L.K. (Eds.), Aspects of multilingual aphasia, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 257-274

Fitzpatrick, P., Obler, L.K., Spiro, A., and Connor, L. (2012). Longitudinal study of recovery from aphasia: The case of lexical retrieval. In M. Faust (Ed.), Neuropsychology of Language, 2, 700-719

Obler, L.K. (2012). Conference interpreting as extreme language use. International Journal of Bilingualism, 16 (2), 177-182

Vonk, J. M. J., Jonkers, R., De Santi, S., and Obler, L. K. (2012). Object and action processing in Alzheimer’s disease: The embodied view of cognition. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 17, 103–106

Anema, I., & Obler, L.K., (2012). Hyphens for Disambiguating Phrases: Effectiveness for Younger and Older Adults. Reading and Writing, 1-30

Signorelli, T., Haarmann, H., & Obler, L. K. (2012) Working Memory in Simultaneous Interpreters: Effects of Age, Task and Memory. In T. Signorelli & K. Sieber, (Eds.), special issue of International Journal of Bilingualism, 198-212.

Conner, P.S., Hyun, J., O’Connor, B., Anema, I., Goral, M., Monereau-Merry, M., Rubino, D., Kuckuk, R., & Obler, L.K. (2011). Age-related differences in idiom production in adulthood. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25, 899-912.

Goral, M., Rosas, J., Conner, P.C., Maul, K., & Obler, L.K. (2011). Effects of language proficiency and language of the environment on aphasia therapy in a multilingual, Journal of Neurolinguistics, 1-14.

Obler, L. K., Albert, M. L., Spiro, III, A., Goral, M., Brady, C. B., Rykhlevskaia, E., Hyun, J., & Schnyer, D. (2011). Chapter 42: Language changes associated with aging. In M. Albert & J. Knoefel (Eds.), Clinical Neurology of Aging. Third Edition, Oxford University Press.

Neumann, Y., Obler, L.K., Gomes, H., & Shafer, V. (2010) Phonological encoding in healthy aging: Electrophysiological evidence. In C. Cairns and E. Raimy, Eds. Handbook of the Syllable, Leiden: Brill, 255-272.

Obler, L. K., Rykhlevskaia, E., Schnyer, D., Clark-Cotton, M. R., Spiro, A. R., Hyun, J., Kim, D-S., Goral, M., & Albert, M. L (2010). Bilateral brain regions associated with naming in older adults. Brain and Language, 113, 113-123.

Neumann, Y, Obler, L.K., Gomes, H. & Shafer, V. (2009). Phonological vs. sensory contributions to age effects in naming: An electrophysiological study, Aphasiology, 12, 1028-1039.

Pekkala, S., Goral, M., Hyun, J., Obler, L.K., Erkinjuntti, T. & Albert, M.L. (2009). Semantic verbal fluency in two contrasting languages, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23, 431-445.

Obler, L.K., Hyun, J., Conner, P., O’Connor, B., & Anema, I. (2007). Brain organization of language in bilinguals. In A. Ardila and E. Ramos (Eds.). Speech and Language Disorders in Bilinguals, New York: Nova Science International, 21-46.

Ijalba, E., & Obler, L.K. (2007). Reading acquisition in Spanish-speaking learners of English, In Centeno, J. R. Anderson, and L.K. Obler (Eds.). Clinical Communication Studies in Spanish Speakers: From Research to Clinical Practice, Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters, 243-255

Blumenthal, P., Bradley, P., Britt, T., Cohn, J., Maxfield, N., McCubbin, J., Michael, E., Moore, P., Obler, L.K., & Walsten, T. (2007). Stress effects on bilingual language professionals, International Journal of Bilingualism, 10, 477-495.

Shah, A., Schmidt, B.T., Goral, M. and Obler, L.K. (2005). Age effects in processing bilinguals’ accented speech. In Cohen, J., McAlister, K., Rolstad, K. and MacSwan, J. (Eds.). ISB4: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 2115-2121.

O’Connor, B., Anema, I., Datta, H., Signorelli, T., & Obler, L.K. (Nov. 2005). Agrammatism: A Cross-linguistic clinical perspective, In ASHA Leader.

Wiener, D., Connor, L., & Obler, L.K. (2004). Inhibition and auditory comprehension in Wernicke’s aphasia. Aphasiology, 18.

Ijalba, E., Obler, L.K., & Chengappa, S. (2004). Bilingual aphasia, In T.K. Bhatia and W. C. Ritchie, Eds., The Handbook of Bilingualism, Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA

Bloom, R., Obler, L.K., De Santi, S., & Ehrlich, J. (Eds.). (1994). Discourse Analysis and Applications: Studies in Adult Clinical Populations. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Press.

First-authored by Neurolinguistics Lab Students (2005-2010)

Conner, P.S., Hyun, J., O'Connor Wells, B., Rubino, D., Anema, I., Monéreau-Merry, M., Goral, M., Kuckuk, R. & L.K. Obler. Age-related differences in idiom production in adulthood. (submitted)

Hyun, J., Ijalba, E., Signorelli, T., Conner, P. & Obler, L.K. (in press). Frontal lobes, in P. C. Hogan (Ed.). Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Science. University of Connecticut.

Neumann, Y., Datta, H. & Obler, L.K. (in press). Parietal Lobe, in P. C. Hogan (Ed.). Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Science. University of Connecticut.

O’Connor, B., Anema, I., Rubino, D. & Obler, L.K. (in press). Wernicke’s area, in P. C. Hogan (Ed.). Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Science. University of Connecticut.

Park, Y., & Obler, L. K. (in press). Multilingualism and Aphasia. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Selected Abstracts / Recent Presentations

Park, Y., Monéreau-Merry, M., & Obler, L. K (2010). Effect of attitudes toward heritage language on language proficiency in Korean heritage language speakers. 1st International Conference on Heritage/Community Language Education, Los Angeles, CA.

O’Connor Wells, B., Obler, L. K., & Goral, M. (2009). Verb-form regularity and tense-aspect frequency in bilingual Spanish-speakers with agrammatism. The 3rd International Symposium on Communication Disorders in Multilingual Populations, Agros, Cyprus.

Park, Y., Goral, M., Maul, K., & Kempler, D (2009). Differential effect of Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy on noun related/ non-noun related verb production. Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA.

O’Connor Wells, B., Obler, L. K., & Goral, M. (2009). Verb-form regularity and tense-aspect frequency facilitate copula verb production in Spanish agrammatism. Paper presented at the Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA.

Yoon, J., Hyun, J, Park, Y., Lavi, H., Barrera, M., Wang, W., Rosas, J., Hauser, C., & Obler, L (2009). Color Cue Effect in Learning German Vocabulary. Showcasing Quirky and Unusual Ideas in Development (SQUID), New York, NY.

Lavi, H., Barrera, M., Hyun, J., Park, Y., Rosas, J., Wang, W., Yoon, J., & Obler, L. K. (2009). Color Cues and Learning New Vocabulary: The Case of Non-Native Learners. NYS TESOL Annual Applied Linguistics Conference, Teacher's college, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Hyun, J. & Obler, L.K. (2008). No Dual System for Regular vs. Irregular: Evidence from Honorific Verbs in Korean-speaking Agrammatics. 18th Japanese /Korean Linguistics Conference, Graduate Center of City University of New York, NY.

Szupica-Pyrzanowski, M., Obler, L.K., & Martohardjono, G. (2008). Assessing morphological and phonological contributions to the inflectional deficit in agrammatism. Academy of Aphasia, Turku, Finland.

Hyun, J., Obler, L.K., Lee, Y. (2008). Honorific Production of Korean-speaking agrammatics. Academy of Aphasia, Turku, Finland.

Neumann, Y., Obler, L.K., Shafer. V.L., & Gomes, H. (2008). Phonological Aspects of Naming Impairment in Aging: An Electrophysiological Study. Sixth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Banff, Canada.

Datta, H., Shafer. V.L., Goral, M., Obler, L.K. & Gitterman, M. (2008). L1 lexical attrition: L2 interferece or L1 disuse? Sixth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Banff, Canada.

Conner, P.S., Goral, M., Hyun, J., Rubino, D., Obler, L.K. (2008). Idioms as lexical items: evidence from age-related strategies for production. Sixth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Banff, Canada.

Neumann, Y., Obler, L. K. Shafer, V. & Gomes, H. (2008). CUNY Phonology Forum Conference on the Syllable. Graduate Center of City University of New York, NY.

Conner, P.S., Hyun, J., Kuckuk, R., Anema, I., Goral, M., O’Connor, B., Rubino, D., Obler, L. K. (2007). Age-related differences in strategies for idiom production, ASHA, Boston, MA.

Ijalba, E. & Obler, L.K. (2007). Use of a questionnaire in identifying “at risk” English Language Learners. ASHA, Boston, MA.

Neumann, Y., Obler, L. K., Shafer, V. & Gomes, H. (2007). Electrophysiological Evidence of Lexical Access Disruptions, Academy of Aphasia, Washington, D.C.

O’Connor, B., Goral, M., & Obler, L. K. (2007). The Importance of Verb-form Regularity in Agrammatism, Academy of Aphasia, Washington, D.C.

Datta, H., Karthikeyan, S., & Obler, L. K. (2007). Agrammatics’ Sensitivity to Inflectional Optionality, Academy of Aphasia, Washington, D.C.

Ijalba, E. & Obler, L. K. (2007). Phonological-Orthographical and Automaticity Deficits in Spanish-Speakers Learning English, Association of Latin American Linguistics and Philology of Northwest Europe (ALFAL-NE), Oxford.

O’Connor, B., Obler, L. K., & Goral, M. (2007). Neurolinguistics of Spanish: Agrammatism and Verb-Form Regularity, Association of Latin American Linguistics and Philology of Northwest Europe (ALFAL-NE), Oxford.

Datta, H., Obler, L. K., & Shafer, V (2007). Neural Bases of Lexical Attrition in Bengali- and English-speaking Individuals, International Symposium on Bilingualism, Hamburg.

Signorelli, T., Obler, L. K., & Haarmann, H. & Gitterman, M. (2007). Aging Memory Skills in Interpreters relative to Non-interpreters, International Symposium on Bilingualism, Hamburg.

Conner, P.C., Hyun, J. Anema, I., O’Connor, B., Rubino, D., Goral, M., & Obler, L.K. (2007). Idioms in the Mental Lexicon: Evidence from idiom production of younger and older adults, GSUC Science Day.

Rubino, D., Anema, I., O’Connor, B., Goral, M., Hyun, J., Conner, P. S., Kuckuk, R., & Obler, L.K. (2007). Aging and Idiom Production: Are idioms compositional, non-compositional, or both? University of Wisconsin at Madison Idioms Conference.

Obler, L.K., Goral, M., & Levy, E. (2007). Agrammatism in a Trilingual, GURT, DC.

Neumann, Y., Levy, E. &. Obler, L. K. (2007). Brain Processing of Symbolic Utterances, ILA, NYC.

Conner, P., Hyun, J., Anema, I., Rubino, D, Goral, M. & Obler, L.K. (2006). Idioms in the Mental Lexicon, Mental Lexicon Conference, Montreal.

Ijalba, E. & Obler, L.K. (2006). The influence of native language proficiency in learning ESL by adult Spanish-speakers , National Latino Education Summit, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ijalba, E. & Obler, L.K. (2006). The influence of native language proficiency in learning ESL by adult Spanish-speakers , National Latino Education Summit, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ijalba, E., Obler, L.K. (2005). Reading Problems in Adult Spanish-speakers Learning English, The International Dyslexia Association.

Schmidt, B., Obler, L.K. (2005). Working Memory Compensates for Poor Oral Reading in Adults, International Neuropsychological Society, Dublin, Ireland.

Ijalba, E., & Obler, L.K. (2005). Influencia Del Primer Sistema De Lectura Aprendido En La Adqusicion De Lectura En Una Segunda Lengua: Implicaciones En Relacion A La Dislexia, International Learning Conference, Granada, Spain.

Goral, M., Libben, G., Obler, L.K., & Jarema, G. (2005). L1 Attrition? Evidence from Compound Processing, The Research Institute of Studies of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS) Research Forum, NYC.

Signorelli, T., & Obler, L.K. (2005). Working Memory in Polyglots: A Comparison of Simultaneous Interpreters and Non-interpreter Multilinguals, Cognitive aspects of simultaneous interpreting workshop, Tolouse, France.

Maxfield, N.D., Obler, L.K., Monereau-Murray, M.-M., Rose, T., Rubino, D., & Shafer, V. (2005). Bilinguals’ Speech Perception in Noise: Converging Evidence from ERP and Behavioral Measures, Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, New York.

Goral, M., Levy, E., Obler, L.K., & Cohen, E. (2005). Response Latency in Word Translation: Evidence from Multilingual Aphasia, International Symposium on Bilingualism, Barcelona, Spain.

Maxfield, N., Obler, L.K. & Shafer, V. (2005). Bilinguals’ Reliance on Context in L2 Comprehension Under Noise: ERP Measures, International Symposium on Bilingualism, Barcelona.