Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Suzanna Becker, Ph.D., Professor


Language learning, semantic memory and plasticity

Howell, S. R., and Becker, S. (2013). Grammar from the Lexicon: Evidence from Neural Network Simulations of Language Acquisition, in {\fontI Lexical Bootstrapping. The role of lexis and semantics in child language development}, D. Bittner and N. Ruhlig (Eds), de Gruyter Mouton.

[pdf] Howell, S. R., Jankowicz, D., and Becker, S. (2005), A Model of Grounded Language Acquisition: Sensorimotor Features Improve Grammar Learning. Journal of Memory and Language 53(2):258-276.

[pdf] Howell, S. and Becker, S. (2001), Modelling language acquisition: Grammar from the lexicon?, Proceedings of the cognitive science society, 2001.

[pdf] Howell, S., Becker, S. and Jankowicz, D. (2001), Modelling language acquisition: Lexical grounding through perceptual features, Proceedings of the 2001 Workshop on Developmental Embodied Cognition (DECO-2001).

Howell, S. and Becker, S. (2000), "Modelling language acquisition at multiple temporal scales", abstract in Proceedings of the 22nd Meeting of the Cognitive Scienc Society.

[ pdf] Becker, S., Moscovitch, M. Behrmann, M. and Joordens (1997), "Long-term semantic priming: A computational account and empirical evidence". Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 23(5):1059-1082.

Joordens, S. and Becker, S. (1997), "The long and short of semantic priming effects in lexical decision". Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 23(5):1083-1105 Abstract

Becker, S., Behrmann, M. and Moscovitch, M. (1993), "Word priming in attractor networks", Proceedings of the Fifteeth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 231-236.