About me

I use computational cognitive models to study how bilingual speakers acquire two languages, how their languages are organized in the mind, and how the knowledge of a non-native language differs from that of native.

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  • Matusevych, Y., Stevenson, S. (2018). Analyzing and modeling free word associations. In C. Kalish, M. Rau, T. Rogers, & J. Zhu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 750–755). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Beekhuizen, B., & Stevenson, S. (2018). Crosslinguistic transfer as category adjustment: Modeling conceptual color shift in bilingualism. In C. Kalish, M. Rau, T. Rogers, & J. Zhu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 744–749). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Kalantari Dehaghi, A. A., & Stevenson, S. (2018). Modeling bilingual word associations as connected monolingual networks. In C. Jacobs, T. Linzen, A. Sayeed, & M. van Schijndel (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) (pp. 46–56). Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A., & Backus, A. (2017). Quantifying cross-linguistic influence with a computational model: A study of case-marking comprehension. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1075/lab.16038.mat.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A., & Backus, A. (2017). The impact of first and second language exposure on learning second language constructions. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20(1), 128–149. DOI: 10.1017/S1366728915000607.
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  • Matusevych, Y. (2016). Learning constructions from bilingual exposure: Computational studies of argument structure acquisition. PhD thesis, Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Utrecht: LOT.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A., & Backus, A. (2016). Modelling verb selection within argument structure constructions. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(10), 1215–1244. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1200732.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A., & Backus, A. (2015). Distributional determinants of learning argument structure constructions in first and second language. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1547–1552). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A., & Backus, A. (2014). Isolating second language learning factors in a computational study of bilingual construction acquisition. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 988–993). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A., & Backus, A. (2013). Computational simulations of second language construction learning. In V. Demberg, & R. Levi (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) (pp. 47–56). Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Alishahi, A., & Vogt, P. (2013). Automatic generation of naturalistic child—adult interaction data (2013). In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2996–3001). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
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  • Matusevych, Y., Backus, A., & Reynaert, M. (2013). Do we teach the real language?: An analysis of patterns in textbooks of Russian as a foreign language. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(2), 224–241. DOI: 10.1075/dujal.2.2.07mat.
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