Wing-Yee Chow  

Dissertation

Wing Yee Chow (2013). The Temporal Dimension of Linguistic Prediction. PhD Dissertation. University of Maryland. [Abstract | Full pdf]

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers
* These authors contributed equally. Students are underlined.

Chow, W.Y., & Zhou, Y. (2018). Eye-tracking evidence for active gap-filling regardless of dependency length. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1747021818804988 [preprint on OSF]

Chow, W. Y., Lau, E., Wang, S.,  & Phillips, C. (2018). Wait a second! Delayed impact of argument roles on on-line verb prediction. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2018.1427878 [preprint on OSF]

Chow, W. Y., Nevins, A., & M., Carreiras. (2018). Effects of Subject-Case Marking on Agreement Processing: ERP evidence from Basque. Cortex, 99, 319-329. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.12.009 [preprint on OSF]

Lago, S., Sloggett, S., Schlueter. Z., Chow, W.Y., Williams, A., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2017). Coreference and Antecedent Representation Across Languages. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(5), 795-817. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000343

Chow, W.Y., Momma, S., Smith, C., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2016). Prediction as Memory Retrieval: Timing and Mechanisms. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(5), 617-627. doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1160135 [This is a response to Al Kim et al.'s and Gina Kuperberg's commentaries on our Bag-of-arguments paper]

Chow, W.Y., Smith, C., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2016). A ‘bag-of-arguments’ mechanism for initial verb predictions. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(5), 577-596. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2015.1066832 [link|supplementary materials]

Dillon, B., Chow, W.Y., Xiang, M. (2016). The relationship between anaphor features and antecedent retrieval: Comparing Mandarin ziji and ta-ziji. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1966. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01966 [link]

Symeonidou, I., Dumontheil, I., Chow, W.Y., Breheny, R. (2016). Development of online use of theory of mind in adolescence: an eye-tracking study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 149, 81-97. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.11.007 [link]

Chow, W. Y.*, Lewis, S.* & Phillips, C. (2014). Immediate structural constraints on antecedent retrieval in pronoun resolution. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:630. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00630 [link]

Chow, W. Y.*, Lago, S.*, Barrios, S., Parker, D., Morini, G., & Lau, E. (2014). Additive effects of repetition and prediction on lexical semantic processing during comprehension. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99199. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099199 [link]

Dillon, B., Chow, W. Y., Wagers, M., Guo, T., Liu, F. & Phillips, C. (2014). The structure-sensitivity of memory access: evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:1025. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01025 [link]

Chow, W. Y. & Phillips, C. (2013). No semantic illusion in the “Semantic P600” phenomenon: ERP evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Brain Research, 1506, 76-93. [pdf]

Talks

Chow, W.Y. (2018). Fast and Slow Predictions in Real-time Language Comprehension. Department of Language and Linguistic Sciencs, University of York. 

Chow, W.Y. & Chen, D. (2017). Listeners rapidly use unexpected information to update their predictions. Talk given at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference, Lancaster, UK. [slides on OSF]

Chow, W.Y. (2017). Real-time language comprehension: from ‘semantic illusions’ to prediction and memory. School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading.

Chow, W.Y. (2016). Back and forth: real-time computation of linguistic dependencies. Invited talk given at the General Linguistics Seminar, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, University of Oxford. [slides]

Chow, W.Y. (2015). From “semantic illusions” to linguistic predictions: evidence and theories. Invited talk given at the 2nd UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics, London, UK.

Chow, W.Y. (2015). How do we compute predictions for an upcoming verb? Evidence from Mandarin Chinese and English. Invited talk given at the 3rd East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium, Potsdam, Germany.  

Chow, W.Y. (2015). The role of grammatical constraints in real-time linguistic prediction. Invited talk given at the Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany.

Chow, W.Y. (2014). The temporal dimension of linguistic computations. Invited talk given at the Manchester Forum in Linguistics, Manchester, UK.

Chow, W. Y., Smith, C., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2014). How do we compute predictions for an upcoming verb? Talk given at the 20th Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Chow, W. Y., Li, N., Wang, S., & Phillips, C. (2014). Are our eyes really faster than our brains? Evidence from Mandarin Chinese reading. Talk given at the second East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium, Chicago, IL.

Chow, W. Y., Phillips, C., & Wang, S. (2012). Turning the ‘Dumb N400’ into the ‘Smart N400’: What role-reversed sentences tell us about the time course of predictions. Talk given at the 25th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, New York.

Lewis, S., Chow, W. Y., & Phillips, C. (2012). Structural constraints on pronoun resolution: Distinguishing early and late sensitivity to illicit antecedents. Talk given at the Timing of Grammar Workshop at the 35th GLOW Colloquium, Potsdam, Germany.

Lago, S., Chow, W. Y., & Phillips, C. (2011). Word frequency affects pronouns and antecedents identically: Distributional Evidence. Talk given at the 24th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Palo Alto, CA.

Dillon, B., Chow, W. Y., Wagers, M., Guo, T., Liu, F., & Phillips, C. (2010). The structure sensitivity of memory access: evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at the 23rd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, New York, NY.

Chow, W. Y., White, E., Genesee, F., & Steinhuaer, K. (2007). Second Language Processing in Highly Proficient Chinese and French Late Learners of English: Evidence from Event-related Potentials. Talk given at 32nd Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Posters

Chow, W.Y. & Chen, D. (2018). Listeners rapidly use unexpected information to update their predictions: Evidence from eye-movements. Poster presented at the 31st annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Davis, CA. [pdf on OSF]

Symeonidou, I., Dumontheil, I., Chow, W.Y. & Breheny, R. (2018). Irony processing in Adolescents: an ERP study. Poster presented at the 31st annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Davis, CA. [pdf on OSF]

Fernandes, B., Alexiadou, A., Chow, W.Y., Santi, A. & Grillo, N. (2018). Adaptation to complex cues in sentence comprehension. Poster presented at the 31st annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Davis, CA. [pdf on OSF]

Chow, W.Y. & Todd, R. (2017). Memory retrieval as a repair mechanism: evidence from eye-tracking. Poster presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference, Lancaster, UK. [pdf on OSF]

Chow, W.Y. (2017). Heavy NP shift really is the parser’s last resort. Poster presented at the 30th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Boston, MA. [pdf on OSF]

Chow, W.Y., & Sturt, P. (2017). Predictive pressures do not override the effects of verb bias in syntactic parsing. Poster presented at the 30th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Boston, MA. [pdf on OSF]

Kong, T.C., & Chow, W.Y. (2017). Interplay between Syntax and Pragmatics in Online Reflexive Interpretation. Poster presented at the 30th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Boston, MA. [pdf on OSF]

Zhou, Y., Todd, R., & Chow, W.Y. (2016). Eye-tracking evidence for active gap-filling regardless of dependency length. Poster presented at the 22nd Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference, Bilbao, Spain.

Chow, W.Y., Zhou, Y., & Todd, R. (2016). Eye-tracking evidence for active gap-filling regardless of dependency length. Poster to be presented at the 29th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Gainesville, FL.

Chow, W.Y. & Carreiras, M. (2015). Effects of ergative case marking in online verb predictions: ERP evidence from Basque. Poster presented at the 21st Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference, Malta.

Chow, W.Y. & Kurenkov, I., Buffinton, J., Kraut, B., & Phillips, C. (2015). How predictions change over time: evidence from an online cloze paradigm. Poster presented at the 21st Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference, Malta.

Chow, W.Y. & Kurenkov, I., Buffinton, J., Kraut, B., & Phillips, C. (2015). How predictions change over time: evidence from an online cloze paradigm. Poster presented at the 28th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Lago, S., Sloggett, S., Schlueter, Z., Chow, W. Y., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2014). Does pronoun processing vary across languages? Poster presented at the 20th Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Chow, W. Y., MacMillan, G., Shah, S., Kurenkov, I., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2014). Partial use of available information in the early stages of verb prediction. Poster presented at the 27th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Columbus, OH. [pdf]

Chow, W. Y., Wang, S., Lau, E. & Phillips, C. (2013). Predictive computations underlie the N400’s sensitivity to thematic role-reversals. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Columbia, SC.

Chow, W. Y., Phillips, C. & Wang, S. (2013). Are our eyes really faster than our brains? Aligning eye-tracking and ERP time estimates. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Columbia, SC. [pdf]

Chow, W. Y., Smith, C., MacMillan, G. & Phillips, C. (2013). Argument identity impacts predictions faster than argument roles. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Columbia, SC.

Lago, S., Sloggett, S., Chow, W. Y. & Phillips, C. (2013).What types of lexical information are reaccessed during pronoun processing? Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Columbia, SC.

Lago, S., Chow, W. Y., Barrios, S., Parker, D., Morini, G. & Lau, E. (2013). Long-term memory effects in the N400 during sentence processing: evidence from a novel recognition memory-sentence comprehension paradigm. Poster to be presented at the 20th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Chow, W. Y., Phillips, C., & Wang, S. (2013). Unfolding Predictions in Semantic Interpretation: Insights from Blindness to Thematic Role Reversals. Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA.

Chow, W. Y., Phillips, C., & Wang, S. (2012). When Having More Time Doesn't Help: Predictions are Necessary for "Smart" N400s. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, San Sebastian, Spain.

Chow, W. Y., Phillips, C., & Wang, S. (2012). Wait a second: Eliminating the “Semantic Illusion” in role-reversed sentences. Poster presented at the 19th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, Chicago, IL.

Chow, W. Y., Lewis, S., Lee-Ellis, S., & Phillips, C. (2011). Immediate structural constraints on antecedent retrieval in pronoun resolution. Poster presented at the 24th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Palo Alto, CA.

Chow, W. Y., & Phillips, C. (2010). The limits of independent semantic composition: ERP evidence from Chinese. Poster presented at the 17th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Chow, W. Y., & Phillips, C. (2010). Dual status of the "Thematic P600": ERP evidence from Chinese. Poster presented at the 23rd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, New York, NY.

Dillon, B., Chow, W. Y., Guo, T., Liu, F., Chen, P., & Phillips, C. (2010). The structure sensitivity of memory access: ERP evidence. Poster presented at the 17th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Dillon, B., Xiang, M., Chow, W. Y., & Phillips, C. (2009). The processing of long-distance and local anaphora in Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented at the 22nd annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, Davis, CA.

Others

Lago, S., Chow, W.Y., Dunbar, E., & Phillips, C. (2013). Critical update to unpublished manuscript "Distributional Effects of Frequency in Pronoun Processing" [pdf]