Selected Publications

Yu, J., Zhang, Y., & Boland, J.E., & Cai, L. (2015). The interplay between referential processing and local syntactic/ semantic processing: ERPs to written Chinese discourses. Brain Research, 1597, 139-158.

Hsieh, Y. & Boland, J.E. (2015). Semantic support and parallel parsing in Chinese. Journal of Pscholinguistic Research, 44, 251-276. 10.1007/s10936-014-9296-4

de los Santos, G., Shvartsman, M., Boland, J. E., & Lewis, R. (2015). Categorical Expectation in Bilingualism. Paper presented at 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. (International)

Seifeldin, M., Cantor, M., Boland, J.E., & Brennan, J. (2015). They dropping copulas: Salient cues in the integration of speaker identity and syntax. Paper presented at 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. (International)

Boland, J. E., de los Santos, G., Carranza, J., & Kaschak, M. (2015). Self-paced reading time as a measure of learning novel constructions. Paper presented at 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. (International)

Boland, J.E. (2014). Review of "A History of Psycholinguistics: The pre-Chomskyan era," by Willem J. M. Levelt. Historiographia Linguistica, International Journal of the History of the Langauge Sciences, 41(1), 168-175. 10.1075/hl.41.1.10bol

Obata, M., Lewis, R., Epstein, S., Bartek, B., & Boland, J. (2013). Featural analysis and short-term memory retrieval in on-line parsing: Evidence for syntactic, but not phonological, similarity-based interference. In Fainleib, Y., LaCara, N. & Park, Y. (Eds), Proceedings of the 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Beddor, P., McGowen, K., Boland, J., Coetzee, A., and Brasher, A. (2013). The time course of perception of coarticulation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 2350-2366.

Ellis, N. C., Hafeez, K., Martin, K.I., Chen, L., & Boland, J., & Sagarra, N. (2012). An eye-tracking study of learned attention in second language acquisition. Applied Psycholinguistics. DOI:

Khanna, M. & Boland, J. E. (2010). Children’s use of language context in lexical ambiguity resolution. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 160-193.

Zhang, Y., Yu, J. & Boland, J. E. (2010). Semantics Doesn’t Need a Processing License from Syntax in Reading Chinese. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 36, 765-781.

Hsieh, Y., Boland, J. E. , Zhang, Y., & Yan, M. (2009). Syntactic ambiguity resolution in Chinese: Semantic cues and Parallel structures. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 1227-1264.

Boland, J. E., Chua, H. F., & Nisbett, R. (2008). How we see it: Culturally different eye movement patterns over visual scenes. In Rayner, K., Shen, D., Bai, X., & Yan G. (eds), Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Eye Movements. Jointly published by Psychology Press & Tianjin People’s Press.

Tutunjian, D. & Boland, J. E. (2008). Do we need a distinction between arguments and adjuncts? Evidence from psycholinguistic studies of comprehension. Language and Linguistic Compass, 2, 631-636.

Chen, L. & Boland, J. E. (2008). Dominance and context effects on activation of alternative homophone meanings. Memory & Cognition, 36, 1306-1323.

Boland, J.E. & Blodgett, A. (2006). Argument status and prepositional phrase attachment. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 35, 385-403.

Boland, J. E. (2005). Cognitive mechanisms and syntactic theory:Arguments against adjuncts in the lexicon. In Twenty-first Century Psycholinguistics: Four Cornerstones. Cutler, A. E. (ed.). Erlbaum UK.pp 23-42.

Chua, H. F., Boland, J., & Nisbett, R. (2005). Cultural variation in eye movements during scene perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,102, 12629-12633.

Boland, J.E. (2004). Visual Arguments.Cognition, 95, 237-274. Blodgett, A. & Boland, J. E. (2004). Differences in the Timing of Implausibility Detection for Recipient and Instrument Prepositional Phrases. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 33, 1-24.

Boland, J. E. (2004). Linking eye movements to sentence comprehension in reading and listening. In Carreiras, M. & Clifton, C. (ed.), The on-line study of sentence comprehension: Eyetracking, ERP, & beyond. Psychology Press.

Boland, J.E. & Blodgett, A. (2001). Understanding the constraints on syntactic generation: Lexical bias and discourse congruency effects on eye movements. Journal of Memory and Language, 45, 391-411.