Recent works by topic (2016-)

Language Production

Sarkis, J. T., & Montag, J. L. (2020). The effect of lexical accessibility on Spanish-English intra-sentential codeswitching. Memory and Cognition, 1-18. pdf osf

Montag, J. L., Matsuki, K., Kim, J. & MacDonald, M. C. (2017). The effects of word order on sentence structure choice in language production: A multi-clause and multi-language investigation. Collabra: Psychology, 3, 20.

MacDonald, M. C., Montag, J. L., & Gennari, S. P. (2016). Are there really syntactic complexity effects in sentence production?: A reply to Scontras et al. Cognitive Science, 40, 513-518.

Language Acquisition

Montag, J. L. (2020). New insights from daylong audio transcripts of children’s language environments. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.). Toronto, ON, Canada: Cognitive Science Society. pdf

Montag, J. L. (2019). Differences in sentence complexity in the text of children’s picture books and child-directed speech. First Language, 39, 527-546. pdf osf

Montag, J. L., Jones, M. N., & Smith, L. B. (2018). Quantity and diversity: Simulations of early word learning environments. Cognitive Science, 42, 375-412.

Computational Modeling

Huebner, P., & Willits, J. (2018). Structured semantic knowledge can emerge automatically from predicting word sequences in child-directed speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 133.

Huebner, P. A., & Willits, J. A. (2018). Order matters: Distributional properties of speech to young children bootstraps learning of semantic representations.

Baayen, R. H., Shaoul, C., Willits, J. A. and Ramscar, M. (2017). Comprehension without segmentation: A proof of concept with naive discrimination learning. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 31(1), 106-128..

Willits, J. A., Jones, M. N., David, L. (2016). Learning that numbers are the same, while learning that they are different. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 1799-1805). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Soceity.

Asr, F. T., Willits, J.A., Jones, M. N. (2016). Comparing predictive and co-occurrence based models of lexical semantics trained on child-directed speech. The 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 1092-1097). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Soceity.


Minor, K. S., Willits, J. A., Marggraf, M. P., Jones, M. N. (2018) Measuring disorganized speech in schizophrenia: automated analysis explains variance in cognitive deficits beyond clinician-rated scales. Psychological Medicine, 1-9.

Willits, J. A., Rubin, T., Jones, M.N., Minor, K. S., & Lysaker, P. H. (2018). Evidence of disturbances of deep levels of semantic cohesion within personal narratives in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 197, 365-369.