Publications

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Kaan, E. , Ballantyne, J. C.,  and Wijnen, F. (2016). Effects of reading speed on second-language sentence processing.  Applied Psycholinguistics.

Kaan, E. (2014). Predictive sentence processing in L1 and L2. What’s different? Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 4(2).

Kaan, E.,  Wayland, R.,  and Keil, A. (2013). Changes in Oscillatory Brain Networks After Lexical Tone Training, Brain Sciences, 3, 757-780.

Kaan, E., Overfelt, C., Tromp, D., and Wijnen, F. (2013). Processing Gapped Verbs. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 42, 307-338, DOI 10.1007/s10936-012-9220-8.

Kirkham, J., Lu, S., Wayland, R. and Kaan, E. (2011) Comparison of vocalists and instrumentalists on lexical tone perception and production tasks. Proceedings of the International Congress of the Phonetics Sciences, Hong Kong, August 2011.

Kaan, E., Dallas, A., Wijnen, N.K. (2010). Syntactic predictions in second-language sentence processing. In: Jan-Wouter Zwart and Mark de Vries (eds) . Structure preserved. Festschrift in the honor of Jan Koster. John Benjamins. (pp. 208-213).

Wayland, R., Herrera, E., and Kaan, E. (2010). Effects of Musical Experience and Training on Lexical Pitch Contour Perception, Journal of Phonetics, 38, 654-662.

Kaan, E.  (2009). Syntax and its putative relation to the brain. In: D. Bickerton and E. Szathmáry (eds.). Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (pp. 117-133)

Tallerman, M., D. Bickerton, D. Bouchard, T. Givón, E. Kaan, F. Newmeyer, L. Rizzi,and M. Steedman. (2009). What kinds of syntactic phenomena must biologists, neurobiologists, and computer scientists try to explain and replicate? In: D. Bickerton and E. Szathmáry (eds.). Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (pp 135-157) 

Kaan, E., Barkley, C.M., Bao, M., Wayland, R. (2008). Thai lexical tone perception in native speakers of Thai, English and Mandarin Chinese: an event-related potentials training study BMC Neuroscience, 9, 53.

Dallas, A.C. and Kaan, E., (2008). Second language processing of filler-gap dependencies by late learners. Language and Linguistics Compass, 2 (3), 372-388.

Wayland, R., Kaan, E., Bao, M. and Barkley, C.M. (2008). Effects of native language and training on speaker normalization on lexical tone perception: A behavioral and ERP study.  In:  Emily Tummons and Stephanie Lux (eds.), Proceedings of the 2007 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 30, 359 . https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/dspace/handle/1808/276.

Kaan, E., (2007). Event-related potentials and language processing. A brief introduction. Language and Linguistics Compass, 1(6), 571-591.

Kaan, E., Wayland, R., Bao, M., and Barkley, C. (2007). Effects of native language and training on lexical tone perception: an ERP study. Brain Research, 1148, 113-122.

Kaan, E., Dallas, A.C., Barkley, C. M. (2007). Dealing with new discourse referents: An ERP study. Brain Research, 1146, 199-209.

Wijnen, F. and Kaan, E. (2006). Dynamics of semantic processing: The interpretation of bare quantifiers. Language and Cognitive Processes, 21(6), 684-720.

Kaan, E. (2005). Direction effects in number word comparison: An Event Related Potential study. Neuroreport, 16(16), 1853-1856.

Kaan, E. Wijnen, F. and Swaab, T.Y. (2004). Gapping: Electrophysiological evidence for immediate processing of “missing” verbs in sentence comprehension. Brain and Language, 89, 584-592.

Kaan, E. and Vasic, N. (2004). Cross-serial dependencies in Dutch: The influence of NP-type on processing load. Memory & Cognition, 32 (2), 175-184.

Kaan, E. and Swaab, T.Y (2003). Electrophysiological evidence for serial processing: A comparison between nonpreferred and ungrammatical continuations. Cognitive Brain Research, 17 (3), 621-635.

Kaan, E. and Swaab, T.Y. (2003). Revision, repair and complexity in sentence processing: An electrophysiological differentiation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15 (1), 98-110.

Kaan, E., and Vinokurova, N. (2003). Resolving number ambiguities in Sakha: Evidence for the Determiner Phrase as a processing domain. In: M. Coene and D’hulst (eds.). From NP to DP. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 179-193.

Vinokurova, N., and Kaan, E. (2003). DP as a processing domain: Evidence from Sakha. In

Özsoy, A.S., Taylan, E. & Koç, A. (eds.), Studies in Turkish Linguistics; Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference in Turkish Linguistics. Istanbul:Bogazici University Press.

Kaan, E. and Swaab, T.Y. (2002). The neural circuitry of syntactic comprehension. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6 (8), 350-356.

Kaan, E. (2002). Investigating the effects of distance and number interference in agreement processing: An ERP study. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 31 (2),165-193.

Kaan, E. (2001). Effects of NP-type on the resolution of word order ambiguities. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 30 (5), 527-545.

Kaan, E., Harris, A., Gibson, E. and Holcomb, P. (2000). The P600 as an index of syntactic integration difficulty. Language and Cognitive Processes, 15 (2), 159-201.

Kaan, E. (1998). Sensitivity to NP-type: processing subject-object ambiguities in Dutch. Journal of Semantics, 15, 335-354.