PAL lab - Recent Presentations

Recent and upcoming conference talks

Baltaretu, A., & Chambers, C.G. (2017). Perceptual uncertainty and repeated reference to visual objects.  Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, Canada.

Saryazdi, R., DeSantis, D., Chambers, C.G., & Johnson, E (2017). Listeners' reactions to older and younger talkers', uh..., disfluencies.  7th International Conference on Aging and Speech Communication. Tampa, FL.

Khu, M., Chambers, C.G., & Graham, S.A (2017). Preschoolers engage in emotional perspective taking during language processing.  Presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society (CDS), Portland OR.

Baltaretu, A., & Chambers, C.G. (2017). Referring through rose-colored glasses: Conceptual pacts under uncertainty.  2017 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Lancaster, UK.

Saryazdi, R., & Chambers, C.G. (2017). Attentional factors in listeners’ uptake of gesture cues during speech processing.  Presented at INTERSPEECH 2017.  Stockholm, Sweden

Lee, R., Chambers, C.G., & Ganea, P. (2017). Children’s semantic and world knowledge overrides fictional information during anticipatory linguistic processing.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.  London, UK.

Saryazdi, R., DeSantis, D., Chambers, C.G., & Johnson, E. (2017). Ageist preconceptions: A dissociation between implicit and explicit behaviour.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

San Juan, V., Chambers, C.G., & Graham, S.G. (2017) Five-year-olds efficiently reason about their speaker’s desire to constrain online referential communication. Paper presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Saryazdi, R., & Chambers, C.G., (2016). Are we getting the whole picture?  Exploring differences in the processing of clipart versus photographs. Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), Ottawa, Canada.

Klammer, C., & Chambers, C.G., (2016). My, what deceptive features you have! Perceptual interference in on-line referential interpretation. Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), Ottawa, Canada.

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2015). Listeners’ sensitivity to protagonist’s knowledge about identity in narrative comprehension. 2015 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Valletta, Malta.

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2015). Coordinating privileged knowledge about object identity in real-time referential processing. Paper presented at the DGfS Workshop on Perspective-Taking.  Leipzig, Germany.

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2014). Privileged vs. shared knowledge effects on phonological competition. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon.  Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada.

Redford, R., & Chambers, C.G. (2014).  The good, the bad, and the ugly: Incremental processing of evaluative adjectives.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), Toronto, ON

Mohaghegh, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2014). Compensation for assimilation is affected by phonological context and priming: Evidence from two eye-tracking experiments.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), Toronto, ON.

Chambers, C.G., & Tsang, C. (2014). The automaticity of colour processing in natural language:  Evidence from the incremental interpretation of compound nouns.  Presented at the Workshop “Color in concepts: Representation and processing of color in language and cognition”.  Düsseldorf, Germany.

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2014). Privileged vs. shared knowledge about object identity in real-time referential processing. Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, OH.

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2013). Appearance and reality in real-time referential comprehension. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.

Cebrian, J.M, & Chambers, C.G. (2011). Subphonemic detail in lexical perception and production: The case of Canadian Raising. Paper presented at 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Hong Kong. 

Tsang, C., Chambers, C.G. & Reingold, E., (2010). Can you get a fish out of a swimsuit? Semantic activation of embedded verbs in compound nouns.  Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Mental Lexicon.  Windsor, ON.

Berman, J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2010). Preschoolers' appreciation of vocal affect as a cue to referential intent. Paper presented at Development 2010. Ottawa, ON.

Berman, J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2010). Preschoolers' use of speaker affect as a cue to referential intent. Paper presented at the 2010 Biennial Congress of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.  Lusaka, Zambia.

Berman, J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2009). Preschoolers’ appreciation of vocal affect as a cue to a speaker’s intentions.  Paper presented at the 2009 Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston, MA.

Ben-David, B., Chambers, C.G., Daneman, M., Pichora-Fuller, M.K., Reingold, E., & Schneider, B.A. (2009). Controlling for age related hearing loss can eliminate aging differences in lexical competition: Evidence from eye-tracking as an online measurement of age and noise effects on listening. Paper presented at the 2009 Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON.

Ben-David, B. M., Chambers, C.G., Daneman, M., Pichora-Fuller, M. K.., Reingold, E., & Schneider, B.A. (2009). Evaluating the effects of age and noise on spoken word identification using eye-tracking: A new tool for an aged problem.  Presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Graham, S.A., Chambers, C.G., & Stock, H.  (2009). Generic language and speaker confidence guide preschoolers’ inferences about novel kinds.  Paper presented at the 2009 Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Ben-David, B., Chambers, C.G., Daneman, M., Pichora-Fuller, M.K., Reingold, E., & Schneider, B.A. (2009). Eye-tracking: Online measurement of age and noise effects on listening.  Paper presented at the 2009 Meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

Chambers, C. G. (2008). The influence of kinetographic gestures on real-time referential interpretation. Paper presented at the 2008 Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse & Language (CSDL), Cleveland, OH.

Tsang, C., & Chambers, C. G. (2008). When perceptual representations defer to grammar: Conflicting linguistic and perceptual cues in Cantonese classifiers. Paper presented at the 2008 Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse & Language (CSDL), Cleveland, OH.

Chambers, C. G., & Cooke, H. (2008).  Activation of the native lexicon during second language listening: Sentence context, but not speaker proficiency, constrains on-line interference. Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Banff, AB.

Pichora-Fuller, M.K., Ben-David, B., Chambers, C.G., Daneman, M., Reingold, E., & Schneider, B.A. (2008). Evaluating the effects of age and noise on spoken word identification using eye-tracking.  Paper presented at the 29th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany. 

Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2008). Testimony can trump evidence when learning about kinds.  (Invited presentation at workshop on children’s selective trust in testimony.) Queen's University, Kingston, ON.

Tsang. C., & Chambers, C.G. (2008). Appearances aren’t everything: When perceptual and linguistic cues diverge during online language processing.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), London, ON. 

Recent conference posters

Saryazdi, R., Grewal, J., & Chambers, C.G. (2017). When less is more: Visual detail and the activation of semantic associates. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, Canada..

Lee, R., Chambers, C.G., & Ganea, P. (2017). Generic language diminishes children’s reliance on novel discourse information about familiar fantastical characters. 2017 Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston, MA.

Simic, T., Laird, L., Goldberg, D., Bitan, T., Chambers, C.G., Turner, G., Leonard, C. & Rochon, E.  (2017). Executive control and its relationship to aphasia therapy outcomes.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Baltimore, MD.

Saryazdi, R., Rodrigues, A., & Chambers, C.G. (2017). Is referential overspecification a BIG problem, or just a problem?  2017 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Lancaster, UK.

Bannon, J., Saryazdi, R., & Chambers, C.G. (2017). Do older adults follow convention when designing referential expressions? 
2017 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Lancaster, UK.

Thacker, J., Chambers, C.G., & Graham, S.G. (2017).  He said, she said: Children use speaker identity but not disfluency cues, in word learning. 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, France.

Saryazdi, R., & Chambers C.G. (2017). Investigating attributional models of disfluency processing with a YOYO paradigm: Younger and Older listeners’ reactions to Younger and Older talkers’ disfluencies. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boston, MA.

Klammer, C., Mozuraitis, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2017). When is a candle a lightbulb?  Referential contrast and visually misleading objects. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boston, MA.

Thacker, J., Chambers, C.G., & Graham, S.G. (2017).  Look who’s talking: Children’s attention to emotional prosody depends on speaker reliability. 2017 Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Mohaghegh, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2016). Perception of place of articulation of assimilated nasal and oral stops: What do response times and eye fixations tell us?  Annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Saryazdi, R. & Chambers C.G. (2016). Does co-speech gesture aid real-time language comprehension?  It depends.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Klammer, C., Mozuraitis, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2016). When what you see trumps what you know: Superficial object features drive listeners' computation of referential contrast.  2016 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Bilbao, Spain.

Abashidze, D., & Chambers, C.G. (2016). The role of early linguistic cues in the recent event preference.  2016 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Bilbao, Spain.

Saryazdi, R., & Chambers, C.G. (2016). Appearances aren't everything (Or are they?) Exploring effects of clipart versus photograph stimuli on measures of on-line language processing.  2016 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Bilbao, Spain.

Mohaghegh, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2016). The effect of phonological context on the perception of strong place assimilation in nasal and stop consonants.  LabPhon15, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Rodriguez, A.C., Saryazdi, R., & Chambers, C.G .(2016).  Like water off a duck’s back: How listeners react to and recover from referential infelicity. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Gainesville, FL.

Redford, R., & Chambers, C.G .(2016).  The good, the bad, and the ugly: Incremental interpretation of evaluative adjectives. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Gainesville, FL.

Thacker, J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2015) 5-year-olds' Sensitivity to disfluency and speaker identity in referential communication.  Poster presented at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Cogntive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Mohaghegh, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2015). How phonological context affects comprehension: The case of assimilated nasals and stops. 2015 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Malta.

Mohaghegh, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2015). How phonological context affects comprehension: The case of assimilated nasals and stops. Poster presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK. 

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2015).  (Lack of) sensitivity to referential opacity in narrative comprehension. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Los Angeles, CA.

Mohaghegh, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2014). Connected speech processes and lexical access in real-time comprehension. Poster presented at the Ninth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada.

Tsang, C.K., Chambers, C.G., & Mozuraitis, M. (2014). The influence of noun classifiers on the lexical processing of compounds: Evidence from real-time spoken word recognition in Cantonese.  Poster presented at the Ninth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon.  Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada.

Mohaghegh, M., & Chambers, C.G. (2014). The recognition of assimilated forms during real-time comprehension: Effects of phonological context and priming. Poster presented at the 2014 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Edinburgh, UK. 

Romano, J., & Chambers, C.G. (2014).  Multimodal processing of speech: The relationship between beat gesture synchrony and speech comprehension. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), Toronto, Canada.

DeSantis, D., Chambers, C.G., & Johnson E.K. (2013). Disfluencies in the speech of the elderly: Effects on real-time interpretation. Poster presented at the 2013 of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2013).  Appearance and reality in real-time referential processing. Poster presented at the 2013 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Marseille, France. 

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2013).  Appearance and reality in real-time referential processing. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Calgary, AB.

Tsang, C. & Chambers, C.G. (2013). The parallel computation of phrasal and nonphrasal constituents: Evidence from embedded adjectives in compound nouns. Poster presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Columbia, SC.

Berman, M.J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2013). Valence differences in preschoolers' ability to match vocal affect to faces. Poster presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, Washington.

Heller, D., & Chambers, C.G. (2011). Effects of adjective type on referential expectations in discourse. Poster presented at the 2011 Conference on Experimental Pragmatics (XPRAG).  Barcelona, Spain.

Heller, D., & Chambers, C.G. (2011). Producing and comprehending contrastive reference: Effects of prior discourse. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Stanford University.

Mozuraitis, M., Chambers, C.G., & Daneman, M. (2011) Online integration of verb aspect and world knowledge during reading. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Stanford University.

Berman, M.J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2011). Does children’s use of vocal affect depend on the presence of ambiguity? Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Stanford University.

Callaway, D., Berman, M.J., Chambers, C.G. & Graham, S.A. (2011). Preschoolers use a speaker's vocal affect to learn new words. Poster presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Berman, M.J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2011). Do preschoolers expect speakers to use consistent referential expressions for objects of the same kind? Poster presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Tsang. C., Reingold, E.M., & Chambers, C.G. (2010).  Can you get a fish out of a swimsuit?  Semantic activation of embedded verbs in compound nouns. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  New York, NY.

Chambers, C.G. & Cebrian, J.M. (2009). The uptake of dialect-specific speech cues during real-time spoken word recognition. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2009 conference on Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing (AMLaP). Barcelona, Spain.

Berman, J., Graham, S.A., & Chambers, C.G. (2009).  Preschoolers' appreciation of affect as a cue to a speaker's intentions. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing,  Davis, CA.

Cooke, H., & Chambers, C.G. (2009). Lexical competition during second-language listening: Effects of sentence context and speaker proficiency. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing,  Davis, CA.

Tsang. C., & Chambers, C.G. (2009). Establishing boundaries: using noun classifiers to guide the processing of compound words. Poster presented at the Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.  Davis, CA.

Selected invited talks at recent workshops/conferences (Craig Chambers)

Learning and using language, from the inside out: New perspectives on the cognitive basis of language processing.  42nd Annual  Conference of the Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario (TESL-O).  Toronto, ON.  October 2014. 

Capturing the mature language user: Implications for (and from) lifespan approaches to language development. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism. Calgary, AB, August 2013.

Taking leave of your senses: Where "perceptual" meets "conceptual" in real-time language comprehension.  Joint Meeting of the Biennial Conference on Conceptual Structure Discourse and Language (CSDL) and Embodied and Situated Language Processing (ESLP), San Diego CA., September 2010.

Using eye tracking to explore age-related differences in spoken language comprehension.  Aging and Speech Communication: Third International and Interdisciplinary Research Conference.  Indiana University, October 2009.

 

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