Lee Osterhout's

                      Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab







                      Selected Publications                      




Tanner, D., Inoue, K., & Osterhout, L. (in press). Brain-based individual differences in on-line L2 sentence comprehension. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Tanner, D., McLaughlin, J., Herschensohn, J., & Osterhout, L. (2013). Individual differences reveal stages of L2 grammatical acquisition: ERP evidence. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition,16, 367-382. 

Tanner, D., Nicol, J., Herschensohn, J., & Osterhout, L. (2012). Electrophysiological markers of interference and structural facilitation in native and nonnative agreement processing. In A. K. Biller, E. Y. Chung, & A. E. Kimball (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th annual Boston University Conference on Language.Development (pp. 594Ė606). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press

Demorest, S. M. & Osterhout, L. (2012). ERP responses to cross-cultural melodic expectancy violations. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1252, 152-157.

Osterhout, L., Kim, A., Kuperberg, G. R. (2012). The neurobiology of sentence comprehension. In Spivey, M., Joannisse, M., McCrae, K. (Eds)., The Cambridge Handbook of Psycholinguistics (pp 365-389). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Zayas, V., Greenwald, A., & Osterhout, L. (2011). Unintentional covert motor activations predict behavioral effects: Multilevel modeling of trial-level electrophysiological motor activations. Psychophysiology,48, 208-217  

Brenowitz, E., Perkel, D., & Osterhout, L. (2010).  Birdsong and language: Introduction to the special issue. Brain and Language, 115, 1-2. 

McLaughlin, J., Tanner, D., Pitkanen, I., Frenck-Mestre,C., Inoue, K., Valentine, G., & Osterhout, L.  (2010). Brain potentials reveal discrete stages of L2 grammatical learning. Language Learning, 60, 123-150.

Osterhout, L., Wright, R., & Allen, M. (2010). The psychology of linguistic form.  In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (Patrick C. Hogan, Ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Osterhout, L. (2010).  Birdsong and human language.  In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (Patrick C. Hogan, Ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Tanner, D., Osterhout, L., & Herschensohn, J. (2010). Snapshots of grammaticalization: Differential electrophysiological responses to grammatical anomalies with increasing L2 exposure. Proceedings of the 2009 Boston University Language Development Conference.

Fisher, K., Bassok, M., & Osterhout, L. (2010). When two plus two does not equal four: event-related potential responses to semantically incongruous arithmetic word problems. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society.

Zayas, V., Shoda, Y., Mischel, W., Osterhout, L., & Takahashi, M. (2009). Neural responses to partner rejection cues. Psychological Science, 20, 813-821

Fisher, K. J., Bassok, M., & Osterhout, L. (2009).  Conceptual integration in arithmetic is the same for digits and for words: Itís the meaning, stupid!  Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society.

Osterhout, L., Poliakov, A., Inoue, K., McLaughlin, J., Valentine, G., Pitkanen, I., Frenck-Mestre, C., & Hirschensohn, J.  (2008). Second language learning and changes in the brain.  Journal of Neurolinguistics 21, 509-521

Kotz, S., Holcomb, P. J., & Osterhout, L. (2008). ERPs reveal comparable syntactic sentence processing in early bilinguals and monolinguals.  Acta Psychologica, 128, 514-527.

Frenck-Mestre, C., Osterhout, L., McLaughlin, J., & Foucalt, A. (2008).  The effect of phonological realization of inflectional morphology on verbal agreement in French: Evidence from ERPs. Acta Psychologica, 128, 528-536.

Osterhout, L. & Inoue, K. (2007).  What the brainís electrical activity can tell us about language processing and language learning. In T. Sakamoto (Ed.),  Communicating Skills of Intention. Tokyo: Hitsuzi Syobo Publishing.

Osterhout, L., McLaughlin, J., Pitkanen, I.,  Frenck-Mestre, C., & Molinaro, N. (2006). Novice learners, longitudinal designs, and event-related potentials: A paradigm for exploring the neurocognition of second-language processingLanguage Learning, 56, 199-230.

Kim, A. & Osterhout, L. (2005). The independence of combinatory semantic processing: Evidence from event-related potentials. Journal of Memory and Language, 52, 205-225. .

Osterhout, L., McLaughlin, J., Kim, A., Greenwald, R., & Inoue, K. (2004). Sentences in the brain: Event-related potentials as real-time reflections of sentence comprehension and language learning. In M. Carreiras & C. Clifton, Jr. (eds.), The on-line study of sentence comprehension: Eyetracking, ERP, and beyond. Psychology Press.

McLaughlin, J., Osterhout, L., & Kim, A.  (2004). Neural correlates of second-language word learning: minimal instruction produces rapid change. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 703-704.

McKinnon, R., Allen, M., & Osterhout, L. (2003).  Morphological decomposition involving non-productive morphemes: ERP Evidence. NeuroReport, 14, 883-886.

Allen, M. D., Badecker, W., & Osterhout, L. (2003). Morphological analysis during sentence processing.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 18, 405-430.

Osterhout, L., McLaughlin, J., Allen, M., & Inoue, K. (2002).    Brain potentials elicited by prose-embedded linguistic anomalies.  Memory and Cognition, 30, 1304-1312.  

Osterhout, L., Allen, M., & McLaughlin, J. (2002). Words in the brain: lexical determinants of word-induced brain activity. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 15, 171-187.

Osterhout, L. (2000). On space, time and language: For the next century, timing is (almost) everything.   Brain and Language, 71, 175-177.

Osterhout, L., & Bersick, M. (1999).  Words - sentences = ?.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 298-299.

Hagoort, P., Brown, C.M., & Osterhout, L. (1999). The neural architecture of syntactic processing. In C.M. Brown & P. Hagoort (eds.), Neurocognition of language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Osterhout, L., & Nicol, J. (1999).  On the distinctiveness, independence, and time course of the brain responses to syntactic and semantic anomalies.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 14, 283-317.

Osterhout, L., & Hagoort, P. (1999).  A superficial resemblance does not necessarily mean you are part of the family: Counterarguments to Coulson, King, and Kutas (1998) in the P600/SPS-P300 debate.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 14, 1-14.

Osterhout, L. (1997). On the brain response to syntactic anomalies: Manipulations of word position and word class reveal individual differences. Brain and Language, 59, 494-522.

Osterhout, L., Bersick, M., & McKinnon, R. (1997). Brain potentials elicited by words: word length and frequency predict the latency of an early negativity. Biological Psychology, 46, 143-168.

Osterhout, L., Bersick, M., & McLaughlin, J. (1997). Brain potentials reflect violations of gender stereotypes. Memory and Cognition, 25, 273-285.

Osterhout, L., McLaughlin, J., & Bersick, M. (1997). Event-related brain potentials and human language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 1, 203-209.

McKinnon, R., & Osterhout, L. (1996). Constraints on movement phenomena in sentence processing: Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Language and Cognitive Processes, 11, 495-523.

Osterhout, L., McKinnon, R., Bersick, M., & Corey, V. (1996). On the language-specificity of the brain response to syntactic anomalies: Is the syntactic positive shift a member of the P300 family? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 507-526.

Osterhout, L., & Holcomb, P. J. (1995). Event-related brain potentials and language comprehension. In M. D. Rugg & M. G. H. Coles (Eds.), Electrophysiology of mind: Event-related brain potentials and cognition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Osterhout, L., & Mobley, L. A. (1995). Event-related brain potentials elicited by failure to agree. Journal of Memory and Language, 34, 739-773.

Osterhout, L. (1994). Event-related brain potentials as tools for comprehending language comprehension. In C. Clifton, Jr., L. Frazier, & K. Rayner, (Eds.), Perspectives on sentence processing. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Osterhout, L., Holcomb, P. J., & Swinney, D. A. (1994). Brain potentials elicited by garden-path sentences: Evidence of the application of verb information during parsing. Journal of Experiment Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 20, 786-803.

Osterhout, L., & Holcomb, P. J. (1993). Event-related potentials and syntactic anomaly: Evidence of anomaly detection during the perception of continuous speech. Language and Cognitive Processes, 8, 413-438.

Osterhout, L., & Swinney, D. A. (1993). On the temporal course of gap-filling during comprehension of verbal passives. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 22, 273-286.

Osterhout, L. & Holcomb, P. J. (1992). Event-related brain potentials elicited by syntactic anomaly. Journal of Memory and Language, 31, 785-806.

Swinney, D. A. & Osterhout, L. (1990). Inference generation during auditory language comprehension. The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 75, 17-33.

Osterhout, L. & Swinney, D. A. (1989). On the role of the simplicity heuristic in language processing: Evidence from structural and inferential language processing. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 18, 553-562.