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Dialect Processing:

Melinger, A. (2018). Distinguishing languages from dialects: a litmus test using the Picture-word interference task, Cognition, 172, 73-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.12.006

Ross, J. & Melinger, A. (2017). Bilingual advantage, bi-dialectal advantage or neither?: Comparing performance across 3 tests of executive function in middle childhood. Developmental Science, 20(4), 1-21. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12405

Martin, C.D., Garcia, X., Potter, D., Melinger, A., & Costa, A. (2015). Holiday or vacation? The processing of variation in vocabulary across dialects. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1080/2327398.2015.1100750

Eisner, F., Melinger, A., & Weber, A. (2013). Constraints on the transfer of perceptual learning in accented speech. Frontiers in Cognition. 4:148. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00148

Language Production:

Rose, S.B., Aristei,S., Melinger, A., & Abdel Rahman, R. (In press). The closer they are the more they interfere: Semantic similarity of word distractors increases competition in language production. Journal of Experimetnal Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.

Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psycholgocial science. Science. 349(6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716

Melinger, A., Branigan, H., & Pickering, M. (2014). Parallelism in Language Production. Language, Cognition, & Neuroscience. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2014.906635

Melinger, A. & Abdel Rahman, R. (2013). Lexical selection is competitive: evidence from indirectly activated semantic associates during picture naming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition , vol 39, no. 2, pp. 348-364. doi: 10.1037/a0028941

Aristei, S., Abdel Rahman, R., & Melinger, A. (2011). Electrophysiological chronometry of semantic context effects in language production. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. pre-print available here

Melinger, A., & Cleland, A.A. (2011). Noun phrase structural priming within a sentence: the role of parallel context. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 2211-2235. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2011

Janssen, N., Melinger, A., Mahon, B., Finkbeiner, M., & Caramazza, A. (2009). The word class effect in the picture-word interference paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63,1233-1246. pdf

Melinger, A., Pechmann, T., & Pappert, S. (2009). Case in Language Production. In A. Malchukov, & A. Spencer (Eds), The Handbook of Case; Oxford University Press, 384-401.

Abdel Rahman, R., & Melinger, A. (2009). Dismissing lexical competition does not make speaking any easier: A rejoinder to Mahon and Caramazza (2009). Language and Cognitive Processes, 24(5), 749-760. pdf

Abdel Rahman, R., & Melinger, A. (2009). Semantic context effects in language production: A swinging lexical network proposal and a review. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24(5), 713-734. pdf

Alario, F.-X., Ayora, P., Costa, A., & Melinger, A. (2008). Grammatical and non-grammatical contributions to closed-class word selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 34, 960-981. pdf

Abdel Rahman, R., & Melinger, A. (2008). Enhanced phonological facilitation and traces of concurrent word form activation in speech production: An object naming study with multiple distractors. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 1410-1440. pdf

Abdel Rahman, R., & Melinger, A. (2007). When bees hamper the production of honey: Lexical interference from associates in speech production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 33(3), 604-614. pdf

Melinger, A., & Koenig, J.-P. (2007). Part-of-speech persistence: Part-of-speech information as an organizing principle in the mental lexicon. Journal of Memory and Language, 56, 472–489. pdf

Melinger, A., & Dobel, C. (2005). Lexically-driven syntactic priming. Cognition, 98, B11-B20. pdf

Melinger, A., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2004). Investigating the interplay between semantic and phonological distractor effects in picture naming. Brain and Language, 90, 213-220.


Melinger, A., & Kita, S. (2007). Conceptual load triggers gesture production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 22(4), 473-500. pdf

Melinger, A. & Kita, S. (2005). Does gesture help processes of speech production?: Evidence for conceptual level facilitation. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, USA, 27.

Melinger, A., & Levelt, W. (2004). Gesture and the communicative intention of the speaker. Gesture, 4, 119-141. pdf

Melinger, A. & Kita, S. (2004). When input and output diverge: Mismatches in speech, gesture and image. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago, 950-955. pdf

Semantic Association and Co-Occurrence

Schulte im Walde, S., & Melinger, A. (2008). An in-depth look into the co-occurrence distribution of semantic associates. Journal of Italian Linguistics, 20, 89-128. errata corrige preprint with colour figures

Schulte im Walde, S., Melinger, A., Roth, M., & Weber, A. (2008). An Empirical Characterisation of Response Types in German Association Norms. Research on Language and Computation, 6(2), 205-238. pdf

Schulte im Walde, S., Melinger, A., Roth, M., & Weber, A. (2007). Which distributional functions are crucial to word meaning: an investigation of semantic associates. Proceedings of the GLDV (Gesellschaft für linguistische Datenverarbeitung) workshop on Lexical Semantics and Ontological Resources, Tuebingen, Germany.

Melinger, A., Schulte im Walde, & Weber, A. (2006). Characterizing response types and revealing noun ambiguity in German association norms. Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Trento, Italy.

Schulte im Walde, S. & Melinger, A. (2005). Identifying semantic relations and functional properties of human verb associations. Proceedings of the joint Conference on Human Language Technology and Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Melinger, A. & Schulte im Walde, S. (2005). Evaluating the relationships instantiated by semantic associates of verbs. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Italy.

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