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.
PSYC 151 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 600 Language
Psychology Graduate Group; Linguistics Graduate Group
Trueswell, J.C. & Kim, A.E. (1998). How to prune a garden-path by nipping it in the bud: Fast-priming of verb argument structures. Journal of Memory and Language, 39, 102-123.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.