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Refereed Conference Presentations


2016

Frederiksen, A.T. & Mayberry, R.I. (Jan 2016). Gesture and grammar: Late ASL acquisition impacts the use of grammatical, but not gestural narrative cohesion devices. Poster presented at a the X Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Melbourne


2015

Lieberman. A.M., Borovsky, A., & Mayberry, R.I. (Nov 2015). The predictive nature of American Sign Language verbs during on-line sentence processing: How deaf adults and children juggle visual language in the visual world. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Child Language, Boston.

Mayberry, R.I., Hatrak, M., Ilkbasaran, D., Hall, M. (Nov 2015). Infant language acquisition enables second language learning: Cross-sign language evidence for a critical period for L1 acquisition. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Child Language, Boston.

Mayberry, R.I., Davenport, T.S. & Halgren, E. (Oct 2015). When language is first learned in adulthood: Neural language processing is persistently atypical. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago.

Davenport T.S., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M.K., Mayberry, R.I. & Halgren, E. (July 2015). Neural effects of childhood language deprivation on picture processing: Insights from adolescent first-language learners. Paper presented at the the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena.

Lieberman, A., Borovsky, A., & Mayberry, R.I. (July 2015). Incremental processing of ASL sentences in deaf adults and children. Poster presented at the International Child Sign Language Association Conference, Amsterdam.

Frederiksen, A.T. & Mayberry, R. I. (July 2015). Development of L1 reference tracking after childhood: Knowing the pieces but not where they fit the puzzle. Paper presented at the International Child Sign Language Association Conference, Amsterdam.

Morgan, H. E. (March 2015). Kenyan Sign Language Lexical Database. Poster presented at Digging into Signs Workshop (Developing Annotation Standards for Sign Language Corpora), London, UK.


2014

Mayberry, R. I., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M., Davenport, D., Halgren, E. (2014 Nov.). Neural language processing in adolescent first-language learners: Case studies in American Sign Language. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Child Language, Boston.

Frederiksen, A. T. (2014 Nov.). Reference Tracking in Native and Second Language Learner ASL Narratives. Presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Frederiksen, A. T. & Mayberry, R. I. (2014 Nov.). Learning how to create a coherent ASL story: Insights from native vs L2 learners. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Child Language Acquisition, Boston.

Frederiksen, A. T. & Mayberry, R. I. (2014 Nov.). Creating visual coherence: Insights from native and second language narratives in American Sign Language. Paper presented at the 12th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language. UC Santa Barbara, CA.

Davenport, T., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M., Mayberry, R.I., & Halgren, E. (2014 Oct.). Neural language processing in adolescent first-language learners: Longitudinal case studies in American Sign Language. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego. [Awarded best abstract by a post-doctoral fellow.]

Davenport, T., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M., Mayberry, R.I., & Halgren, E. (2014 Aug.). Effects of childhood language deprivation on picture processing: Insights from adolescent first-language learners. Paper presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Amsterdam. [Awarded best abstract by a post-doctoral fellow.]

Zvaigzne, M., Oshima-Takane, Y., Genesee, F., Hirakawa, M. & Mayberry, R. (2014 July). Children learn to use iconic gestures with different words through exposure. Poster presented at the International Society for Gesture Studies, La Jolla, CA. pdf

Frederkisen, A.T. & Mayberry, R.I. (2014 July). Unnecessary points: A study of ASL reference tracking. Paper presented at the International Society for Gesture Studies. La Jolla, CA.

Mayberry, R. I., Gates, A., Hargraves, L., Garfinkle, S. (2014 July). Acquiring sign language after a childhood of gesture: A cross-cultural adoption study. Paper presented at the International Assocation for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam.

Morgan, H. (2014 Jan.). The Emergence of Syntax in Kenyan Sign Language: Constituent Order and Space. Paper presented to the Linguistic Society of America, Minneapolis.


2013

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M., Torres, C., Halgren, E., & Mayberry, R. I. (2013 Nov.). Neural language processing in adolescent first-language learners: Longitudinal case studies in American Sign Language. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego.

Lieberman, A., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2013 Nov.). Effects of early language experience on real-time processing of ASL signs. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Child Language Development. Boston.

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Lieberman, A., & Mayberry, R. I. (2013 July). How far and how fast? A longitudinal study of ASL acquisition in adolescent home signers. Paper presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference 11, London.

Lieberman, A., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2013 July). Signing in the visual world: The time course of lexical recognition in American Sign Language. Paper presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference 11, London.

Frederiksen, A. T., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I (2013 July). Anaphoric reference in ASL: The developmental trajectory of adolescent learners. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference 11, London.

Morgan, H. (2013 July). 'FIFTH' but not 'FIVE-DAYS-AGO': Numeral incorporation in Kenyan Sign Language. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference 11, London.

Morgan, H. (2013 July). Spatial agreement and word order in Kenyan Sign Language. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference 11, London.

Lieberman, A M., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R.I. (2013 April). Looking in the visual world: Lexical recognition of American Sign Language in native signers and second-language learners. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle.

Lieberman, A.M., Petersen, L., O'Willow, D., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2013 April). The development of visual attention in young deaf children learning ASL. Paper presented at the SRCD Preconference: Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. Seattle.

Mayberry, R. I. & Hatrak, M. (2013 April). Age of acquisition effects on ASL narrative comprehension. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle.


2012

Ferjan Ramirez, Leonard, M., Halgren, E., & Mayberry, R. I. (2012 Nov.). The neural correlates of childhood linguistic isolation. Paper presented at the 37th Boston University Conference on Child Language Development, Boston.

Hall, M. L., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreira, V. F. (2012 July). Being human: experimental evidence that nominal gestures for humans shape constituent order preferences in pantomime. Presented at the 5th conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Lund, Sweden.

Mayberry, R. I., Gates, A., & Hargraves (2012 July). Sign language acquisition after a childhood of gesture. Paper presented at the 5th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Lund, Sweden.

Mayberry, R. I. (2012 July). Phonological awareness and coding in deaf readers: What the research says. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Montreal.

Bélanger, N., Mayberry, R. I, & Rayner, K. (2012 July). Dissociation of orthographic and phonological codes in signing adult deaf readers: How does the use of these codes relate to reading? Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Montreal.


2011

Hall, M., Ferreria, V., & Mayberry, R. (2011 Nov.). Producers SOV use. Perceivers like SVO. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting. Seattle.

Mayberry, R. I., Hatrak, M., & Morgan, H. (2011, Nov.). Age of acquisition affects the learning of phonological structure in ASL. Paper presented at the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M.K., Torres, C., Hatrak, M., Mayberry, R.I., Halgren, E. (2011, Nov.). Spatial and temporal dynamics of lexico-semantic processing in American Sign Language. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference. Annapolis.

Leonard, M., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Torres,, C., Hatrak, M., Mayberry, R. I., & Halgren, E. (2011, Sept.). Spatial and temporal dynamics of lexico-semantic processing in American Sign Language. Poster presented at the 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. San Sebatian, Spain.

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Lieberman, A., & Mayberry, R. I. (2011 July). Acquiring a first-language in adolescence. Poster presented at the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal.


2010

Lieberman, A., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2010 Nov.). The development of eye gaze control for linguistic input in deaf children. Paper presented that the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Frejan Ramirez, N., Lieberman, A., & Mayberry, R. I. (2010 Nov.). The first words acquired by adolescent first-language learners: When late looks early. Poster presented that the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Morgan, H., & Mayberry, R. I. (2010 Oct.). The handshape parameter in Kenyan Sign Language. Paper presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). Purdue University, Indiana.

Hall, M., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreria, V. (2010 Oct.). Syntactic priming in American Sign Language. Paper presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). Purdue University, Indiana.

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Lieberman, A., & Mayberry, R. I. (2010 Oct.). The composition of early vocabulary in adolescent first-language acquisition: When late looks early. Poster presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). Purdue University, Indiana.

Hall, M., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreria, V. (2010 Oct.). Early exposure and the development of phonological representations in sign language. Poster presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). Purdue University, Indiana.

Lieberman, A., Hatrack, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2010 Oct.). Four eyes and four hands: How mothers scaffold literacy development through ASL. Poster presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). Purdue University, Indiana.

Davidson, K. (2010 Oct.). Scalar implicatures in a sign language. Poster presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). Purdue University, Indiana.

del Giudice, A. (2010 Oct.). Reduction and assimilation of ASL compounds: A constraint-based analysis. Poster presented at TISLR 10 (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research). Purdue University, Indiana.

Hall, M., Ferreria, V., & Mayberry, R. I., (2010 Sept.). Argument order in pantomime: Consistency fails when it’s needed most. Poster presented at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLap). York, UK

Hall, M., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreria, V. (2010 Sept.). Syntactic priming in American Sign Language. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Language Production, Edinburgh.

Hall, M., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreria, V. (2010 Aug.). Communication systems shape the natural order of events: Competing biases from grammar and pantomime. Paper presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), Frankfurt.

Hall, M., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreria, V. (2010 July). Early exposure and the development of phonological representations in sign language. Poster presented at LabPhon 12, Albuquerque.

Zvaigzne, M., Oshima-Takane, Y., Genesee, F., & Mayberry, R. I. (2010 July). Bilingual children’s use of iconic gesture in their strong and weak languages. Poster presented at LabPhon 12, Albuquerque.


2009

Morgan, H. E. & Mayberry R. I., (2009 Aug.). The role of the non-dominant hand in Kenyan Sign Language. Paper presented at the World Conference on African Linguistics, Cologne.

Davidson, K., Capronigro, I., & Mayberry, R. I. (2009 Aug.). Testing calculation of scalar implicatures in English and American Sign Language. Paper presented at the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information, Bordeaux.

Leonard, M.K., Brown, T., Travis, K.E., Mayberry, R., Elman, J., Halgren, E. (2009 June). Neural substrates of bilingual lexico-semantic knowledge. Presented at the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Symposium, La Jolla, CA.

Davidson, K., Capronigro, I., & Mayberry, R. I. (2009 May). Calculating scalar implicatures in English and ASL: A new experimental methodology. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics, CUSP.

Mayberry, R.I., Chen, J-K., Ferjan, N., & Klein, D. (2009 Oct.). Age of first-language acquisition affects the neural processing of words: Insights from American Sign Language. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago.

Belanger, N., & Mayberry, R. I. (2009 Aug.). Orthographic and phonological information in early word recognition by skilled and less skilled deaf readers: Focusing on eye movements. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements. Southampton UK.

Davidson, K., Capronigro, I., & Mayberry, R. (2009 May). Calculating scalar implicatures in English and ASL. Paper presented at the California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics Annual Meeting, UCLA.


2008

del Guidice, A., Lieberman, A., & Mayberry, R. (2008 Oct.). Do phonological awareness and coding predict reading skill in deaf readers? A meta-analysis. Paper presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Lieberman, A. (2008, Nov.). Attention-getting strategies of deaf children using ASL in a preschool classroom. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

del Giudice, A., Mayberry, R., & Bakovic, E. (2008 May). ASL compound formation: A constraint based approach. Poster presented at the First Sign Typ Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Davidson, K., Capronigro, I., & Mayberry, R. (2008 May). Syntax and semantics of clausal question-answer pairs in American Sign Language. Paper presented at the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, WCCFL. University of California, Los Angeles.


2007

Picard, S., Klein, D., Zatorre, R., Mayberry, R., Hyde, K., Chen, J-K., & Witcher, P. (2007 Nov.). Insights about age of language exposure and brain development: A voxel-based morphometry study. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego.

Belanger, N., Mayberry, R. I., & Baum, S. R. (2007 Aug.). Eye movement characteristics of skilled and less skilled deaf readers. Poster presented to the 14th European Conference on Eye Movements, Postam, Germany.


2006

Belanger, N., & Mayberry, R. I. (2006 Nov.). Orthographic and phonological information in early word recognition in French-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the Fifth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal.

Belanger, N. & Mayberry, R. I. (2006 Oct.). Bilingual effects at the onset of word recognition: Orthographic and phonological information in early word recognition in French-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the Fifth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal