Shravan Vasishth, Professor of Linguistics
Chair of Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
University of Potsdam
Department of Linguistics, Haus 14 
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
D-14476 Potsdam, Germany	
Tel (office): +49-(0)331-977-2457
Tel (Annett Esslinger, secretary): -2950, Fax: -2087
Email: last name at rz dot uni-potsdam dot de
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Arrival: see bvg or deutsche bahn (Bahnhof Golm)

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Statistics lecture notes.
Tutorial on fitting Bayesian Linear Mixed Models.
Helpful notes for reviewers, by Larry Wasserman.
Absolutely essential advice for students, by Phil Agre.
How to ask me for a reference (for students at Potsdam).

summer 2014 teaching

An introduction to statistical data analysis.
Advanced issues in sentence comprehension research.
Anaphoric dependencies in sentence processing.


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vasishth lab journal articles 2011-2014 (including submitted work)

[1] Samar Husain, Shravan Vasishth, and Srinivasan Narayanan. Strong expectations cancel locality effects: Evidence from Hindi. PLoS One, 2014. [ bib  ]
[2] Philip Hofmeister and Shravan Vasishth. Distinctiveness and encoding effects in online sentence comprehension. under review, 2014. [ bib ]
[3] Stefan L. Frank, Thijs Trompenaars, and Shravan Vasishth. Cross-linguistic differences in processing double-embedded relative clauses: Working-memory constraints or language statistics? under review, 2014. [ bib ]
[4] Bruno Nicenboim, Shravan Vasishth, Reinhold Kliegl, Carolina Gattei, and Mariano Sigman. Individual differences in long distance dependency resolution. under review, 2014. [ bib ]
[5] Paul Metzner, Titus von der Malsburg, Shravan Vasishth, and Frank Rösler. Oscillatory brain correlates in natural reading. Accepted pending minor revisions, 2014. [ bib | http ]
[6] Pavel Logačev and Shravan Vasishth. What is underspecification? Submitted, 2014. [ bib ]
[7] Tanner Sorensen and Shravan Vasishth. Fitting linear mixed models using JAGS and Stan: A tutorial. Submitted, 2014. [ bib | http ]
[8] Pavel Logačev and Shravan Vasishth. A multiple-channel model of task-dependent ambiguity resolution in sentence comprehension. Submitted, 2014. [ bib | http ]
[9] Kate McCurdy, Gerrit Kentner, and Shravan Vasishth. Implicit prosody and contextual bias in silent reading. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 6(2):1-17, 2013. [ bib | http ]
[10] Niloofar Keshtiari and Shravan Vasishth. Reactivation of antecedents by overt vs null pronouns: Evidence from Persian. 1(2):243-266, 2013. [ bib ]
[11] Titus von der Malsburg and Shravan Vasishth. Scanpaths reveal syntactic underspecification and reanalysis strategies. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 2013. [ bib | DOI | http ]
[12] Felix Engelmann, Shravan Vasishth, Ralf Engbert, and Reinhold Kliegl. A framework for modeling the interaction of syntactic processing and eye movement control. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5(3):452-474, 2013. [ bib | http ]
[13] Shravan Vasishth, Titus von der Malsburg, and Felix Engelmann. What eye movements can tell us about sentence comprehension. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, pages n/a-n/a, 2012. [ bib | DOI | http ]
[14] Frank Burchert, Sandra Hanne, and Shravan Vasishth. Sentence comprehension disorders in aphasia: The concept of chance performance revisited. Aphasiology, 2012. [ bib | http ]
[15] Lena Jäger, Zhong Chen, Qiang Li, Charles Lin, and Shravan Vasishth. The subject-relative advantage in Chinese relatives: Evidence for expectation-based processing. MS (submitted), 2014. [ bib ]
[16] Umesh Patil, Sandra Hanne, Frank Burchert, Ria De Bleser, and Shravan Vasishth. A computational evaluation of sentence comprehension deficits in aphasia. MS (submitted), 2014. [ bib | http ]
[17] Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, and Richard L. Lewis. Retrieval interference in syntactic processing: The case of reflexive binding in English. MS (submitted), 2012. [ bib ]
[18] Titus von der Malsburg, Reinhold Kliegl, and Shravan Vasishth. Determinants of scanpath regularity in reading. Cognitive Science, 2014. In press. [ bib ]
[19] Shravan Vasishth and Heiner Drenhaus. Locality in German. Dialogue and Discourse, 1:59-82, 2011. [ bib ]
[20] Shravan Vasishth, Rukshin Shaher, and Narayanan Srinivasan. The role of clefting, word order and given-new ordering in sentence comprehension: Evidence from Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 2012. [ bib | http ]
[21] H. Drenhaus, M. Zimmermann, and S. Vasishth. Exhaustiveness effects in clefts are not truth-functional. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24:320-337, 2011. [ bib | .pdf | http ]
[22] Titus von der Malsburg and Shravan Vasishth. What is the scanpath signature of syntactic reanalysis? Journal of Memory and Language, 65:109-127, 2011. [ bib | http ]
[23] Shravan Vasishth, Zhong Chen, Qiang Li, and Gueilan Guo. Processing Chinese relative clauses: Evidence for the subject-relative advantage. PLoS ONE, 8(10):e77006, 10 2013. [ bib | DOI | http ]
[24] Brian Bartek, Richard L. Lewis, Shravan Vasishth, and Mason Smith. In search of on-line locality effects in sentence comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37(5):1178-1198, 2011. [ bib | http ]
[25] Marisa F. Boston, John T. Hale, Shravan Vasishth, and Reinhold Kliegl. Parallel processing and sentence comprehension difficulty. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26(3):301-349, 2011. [ bib | http ]
[26] Sandra Hanne, Irina Sekerina, Shravan Vasishth, Frank Burchert, and Ria De Bleser. Chance in agrammatic sentence comprehension: What does it really mean? Evidence from Eye Movements of German Agrammatic Aphasics. Aphasiology, 25:221-244, 2011. [ bib | http ]