Listener’s Big Five Personality Traits Predict Changes in Pupil Size During Spoken Language Comprehension

Accepted poster presentation. Abstract to follow.

Dark Forces in Language Comprehension - The Case of Neuroticism and Disgust in a Pupillometry Study

We report on a pupillometry study that investigated the influence of two extra-linguistic variables, namely **Neuroticism** and **Disgust Sensitivity**, on auditory language comprehension. Results suggest that: (1) Language comprehension is influenced by extra-linguistic variables and individual differences; (2) the processing of different kinds of linguistic errors, as opposed to clashes with an individual’s value or belief system, are influenced by different extra-linguistic variables; and that (3) Disgust Sensitivity at least partially predicts pupillary responses to utterances clashing with an individual’s belief system.

Structure and Meaning - (Some) Recent Research in Syntax & ~Semantics

Guest lecture in LING 101 (*Introduction to Linguistic Analysis*) on how the comprehension of meaning and structure is influenced by context and prior knowledge.

It’s Personal and Disgusting - Extra-Linguistic Information in Language Comprehension

Our results suggest that extra-linguistic variables pertaining to the listener's identity influence language processing.

Let’s Get Personal - Does your Personality Affect how you Understand Language?

Our pupillometric research suggests that aspects of the listener's identity, such as their personality or disgust sensitivity, influence language comprehension.

Extra-Linguistic Information in Language Processing: The Influence of Listener Personality on Sentence Comprehension [Work in Progress]

Presenting preliminary results from a timed self-paced listening experiment, which suggest that the listener's personality is correlated with button-press times in response to different types of clashes.

The Syntax of Standard German

Guest lecture in LING 204 (English Syntax)

Turns Out, You can *See* Syntax

Guest lecture in LING 204 (English Syntax), presenting a survey of EEG/ERP research on syntax.

Word Production

Guest lecture in LING 400/500 (Psycholinguistics)

A (Very Basic) Introduction to Coding for Linguists