Lena JŠger

Department Linguistik
Universität Potsdam


Email: lena.jaeger@uni-potsdam.de
Tel.: +49-331-977-2309

Campus Golm, Haus 14, Raum 235
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24/25
14476 Potsdam

I am a research fellow in Shravan Vasishth's Psycholinguistics lab. I am interested in the cognitive mechanisms that underlie human language processing. Currently, my research focusses on investigating working memory mechanisms subserving syntactic dependency formation.


Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Felix Engelmann, Lena Jäger, and Shravan Vasishth. The determinants of retrieval interference in dependency resolution: Review and computational modeling, (submitted). [ bib  | .pdf ]
  2. Lena Jäger, Lena Benz, Jens Roeser, Brian Dillon and Shravan Vasishth. Teasing apart retrieval and encoding interference in the processing of anaphors. In Frontiers in Psychology 6(506), 2015. [ bib | DOI | .pdf | data and R code ]
  3. Lena Jäger, Felix Engelmann, and Shravan Vasishth. Retrieval interference in reflexive processing: Experimental evidence from Mandarin, and computational modeling. Frontiers in Psychology 6(617), 2015. [ bib | DOI | .pdf | data and R code ]
  4. Lena Jäger, Zhong Chen, Qiang Li, Chien-Jer Charles Lin, and Shravan Vasishth. The subject-relative advantage in Chinese: Evidence for expectation-based processing. In Journal of Memory and Language, 79-80:97-120, 2015. [ bib |  DOI | .pdf | data and R code | stimuli ]

Book Sections

  1. Zhong Chen, Lena Jäger, and Shravan Vasishth. How structure-sensitive is the parser? Evidence from Mandarin Chinese. In B. Stolterfoht and S. Featherston, (Eds.), Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory: Studies of Meaning and Structure (Studies in Generative Grammar), pp. 43-62. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 2012. [ bib | .pdf ]

Conference Contributions

  1. Lena Jäger, Felix Engelmann and Shravan Vasishth. Interference effects in sentence comprehension: A synthesis. In AMLaP Conference, Bilbao, Spain, 2016. Universidad del País Vasco. [ bib  | .pdf ]
  2. Felix Engelmann, Lena Jäger, and Shravan Vasishth. Cue confusion and distractor prominence explain inconsistent effects of retrieval interference in human sentence processing. In N. A. Taatgen, M. K. van Vugt, J. P. Borst, and K. Mehlhorn, editors, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), Groningen, The Netherlands, 2015. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. [ bib ]
  3. Anna Laurinavichyute, Lena Jäger, Yulia Akinina, Lena Benz, and Olga Dragoy. Interference effects in Russian reflexives. In AMLaP Conference, Valletta, Malta, 2015. University of Malta. [ bib ]
  4. Felix Engelmann, Lena Jäger, and Shravan Vasishth. Cue confusion and distractor prominence can explain inconsistent interference effects. In 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, CA, 2015. University of Southern California. [ bib ]
  5. Anna Laurinavichyute, Lena Jäger, Yulia Akinina, Lena Benz, and Olga Dragoy. Teasing apart retrieval and encoding interference in Russian reflexives. In 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, CA, 2015. University of Southern California. [ bib  ]
  6. Lena Jäger, Felix Engelmann, and Shravan Vasishth. Inhibitory interference in reflexives: Evidence for cue confusability. In AMLaP Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 2014. University of Edinburgh. [ bib ]
  7. Lena Jäger, Zhong Chen, Chien-Jer Charles Lin, Qiang Li, and Shravan Vasishth. The subject-relative advantage in Chinese: Evidence for expectation-based processing. In 2nd East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC2), Chicago, IL, 2014. University of Chicago. [ bib ]
  8. Jens Roeser, Lena Jäger, Lena Benz, and Shravan Vasishth. Encoding and retrieval interference in dependency resolution. In 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, OH, 2014. Ohio State University. [ bib ]
  9. Chien-Jer Charles Lin and Lena Jäger. Reading resultative verb compounds in Chinese sentences: An eye-tracking study. In 2nd East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC2), Chicago, IL, 2014. University of Chicago. [ bib ]
  10. Lena Jäger, Lena Benz, Brian W. Dillon, and Shravan Vasishth. Grammatical gender does not lead to similarity-based interference. In K. Holmqvist, F. Mulvey, and R. Johansson, editors, Book of Abstracts of the 17th European Conference on Eye Movements, Lund, Sweden, 2013. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 6(3). [ bib ]
  11. Lena Jäger, Shravan Vasishth, Zhong Chen, and Chien-Jer Charles Lin. Eyetracking evidence for the subject relative advantage in Mandarin. In 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC, 2013. University of South Carolina. [ bib ]
  12. Lena Benz, Lena Jäger, Philip Hofmeister, and Shravan Vasishth. Non-structural search in reflexive resolution: Eye-tracking while reading. In 26th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, Columbia, SC, 2013. University of South Carolina. [ bib ]
  13. Lena Jäger, Lena Benz, Brian W. Dillon, and Shravan Vasishth. Teasing apart encoding from retrieval interference in reflexives. In AMLaP Conference, Marseille, France, 2013. Aix-Marseille UniversitŽ. [ bib ]
  14. Zhong Chen, Lena Jäger, Qiang Li, and Shravan Vasishth. Structural-frequency affects processing cost: Evidence from Chinese relative clauses. In 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY, 2012. The CUNY Graduate Center. [ bib ]
  15. Zhong Chen, Lena Jäger, and John Hale. Uncertainty reduction as a predictor of reading difficulty in Chinese relative clauses. In Y.-O. Biq and L. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL), pp. 245-261, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012. National Taiwan Normal University. [ bib | .pdf ]
  16. Lena Jäger and Shravan Vasishth. Interference effects in anaphor resolution. Eyetracking evidence from Mandarin. In AMLaP Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2012. University of Trento. [ bib ]