I'm interested in word learning, grammar learning, and real-time language comprehension. In much of my research, I record the eye movements of children and adults while they hear spoken utterances hat describe the visual world around them.
Professor Trueswell will be accepting new graduate students for admission in fall 2015.
PSYC 151 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 600 Language
Psychology Graduate Group; Linguistics Graduate Group
Trueswell, J. C., Medina, T. N., Hafri, A., & Gleitman, L. R. (2013). Propose but verify: Fast mapping meets cross-situational word learning. Cognitive Psychology, 66(1), 126-156.
Hafri, A., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. C. (2013). Getting the Gist of Events: Recognition of Two-Participant Actions From Brief Displays. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(3), 880-905.
Medina, T.N., Snedeker, J., Trueswell, J.C., & Gleitman, L.R. (2011). How words can and cannot be learned by observation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 9014-9019.
Papafragou, A., Hulbert, J. & Trueswell, J.C. (2008). Does language guide event perception? Evidence from eye movements. Cognition, Volume 108, Issue 1, July 2008, Pages 155-184
Novick, J.M., Thompson-Schill, S. & Trueswell, J.C. (2008). Putting lexical constraints in context into the visual-world paradigm. Cognition, Volume 107, Issue 3, 850-903.
Trueswell, J.C. (2008). Using eye movements as a developmental measure within psycholinguistics. In I.A. Sekerina, E.M. Fernández, and H. lahsen (eds.) Language Processing in Children. John Benjamins.
Trueswell, J. C., & Gleitman, L. R. (2007) Learning to parse and its implications for language acquisition, in G. Gaskell (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Psycholing. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.
Kaiser, E. & Trueswell, J.C. (2004). The Role of discourse context in the processing of a flexible word-order language. Cognition, 94(2) 113-147.
Snedeker, J. & Trueswell, J.C. (2004). The developing constraints on parsing decisions: The role of lexical-biases and referential scenes in child and adult sentence processing. Cognitive Psychology, 49(3), 238-299.
Trueswell, J.C., Sekerina, I., Hill, N.M. & Logrip, M.L. (1999). The kindergarten-path effect: studying on-line sentence processing in young children. Cognition, 73, 89-134.