Presentations & Publications

PUBLICATIONS & PROCEEDINGS

Pace, A., Levine, D. F., Morini, G., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2016). The story of language acquisition: From words to world and back again. To appear in L. Balter and C. Tamis-LeMonda C. (Eds.), Child Psychology: A Handbook of Contemporary Issues, 3rd Edition.

Newman, R. S., Chatterjee, M., & Morini, G., Remez, R. E. (2015). Toddlers’ comprehension of degraded signals: noise-vocoded vs. sine-wave analogs. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, EL311-EL317.

Newman, R. S., Morini, G., Ahsan, F., & Kidd, G. Jr. (2015). Linguistically-based informational masking in preschool children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, EL93-EL98.

Bail, A., Morini, G., & Newman, R. S. (2014). Look at the gato! Code-switching in speech to toddlers. Journal of Child Language. 42(05), 1073-1101.

Chow, W.Y., Lago, S., Barrios, S., Parker, D., Morini, G., & Lau, E. (2014).  Additive effects of repetition and predictability on lexical semantic processing during comprehension. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99199. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099199.

Newman, R. S., Morini, G., & Chatterjee, M. (2013). Infants' name recognition in on-and off-channel noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, EL377-EL383.

Newman, R. S., Chatterjee, M., Morini, G., & Nasuta, M. (2013). Toddlers' comprehension of noise-vocoded speech and sine-wave analogs to speech. In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 060077.

Monner, D., Vatz, K., Morini, G., Hwang, S., & DeKeyser, R. (2012). A neural network model of the effects of entrenchment and memory development on grammatical gender learning. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S1366728912000454

TALKS

Morini, G. What we hear is not always the same: Children's ability to process variation during linguistic tasks. Invited talk in the Linguistics Department, University of Delaware, February, 2015.

Morini, G. Interactions between language experience and cognitive abilities in word learning and word recognition. Invited talk, joint meeting of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing and the National Institutes of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Health, October, 2014.

Morini, G. Different speakers, different contexts, different listening conditions: Children's ability to process variation during linguistic tasks. Invited talk in the School of Education, University of Delaware, March, 2014.

Morini, G. A cross-cultural investigation of children’s dialect processing during comprehension. Psycholinguistics Seminar Series, University of Toronto, May, 2013.

Morini, G. Processing the Rhythm: Word Identification in American & Singaporean English. Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences Seminar Series, University of Maryland, December, 2012.

Morini, G. Processing native and non-native aspects of American and Singaporean English. Invited talk presented at the closing ceremony for the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes at the National University of Singapore, August, 2011.

Morini, G. The Effect of language context during word recognition: When bilingual infants adjust to linguistic modes. IGERT Lunch Talk, University of Maryland, November, 2009.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Morini, G. & Newman, R. S. Monolinguals’ and bilingual’s ability to process speech in noise. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada, November, 2013.

Morini, G. & Newman, R. S. The effect of talker variability during word learning. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA, April, 2013.

Newman, R. S., Bipat, T. S., & Morini, G. The use of top-down linguistic knowledge by preschool children. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA, April, 2013.

Lago, M. S., Chow, W., Barrios, S., Parker, D., Morini, G., & Lau, E. Long-term memory effects in the N400 during sentence processing: evidence from a novel recognition memory - sentence comprehension paradigm. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013.

Newman, R. S. & Morini, GChildren's restoration of temporally-reversed speech. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN, November, 2012.

Morini, G., Johnson, E., Singh, L., & Newman, R. S. Identifying talkers in other languages & dialects: the role of language rhythm. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN, November, 2012.

Newman, R. S.. Bernstein Ratner, N., Morini, G. & Tuit, L. Infant Statistical Learning and Segmentation Skills, and their Relation to Later Language Skills. Talk presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012.

Newman, R. S. & Morini, G. Infants’ and toddlers’ ability to use gender as a cue to stream segregation. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012.

Morini, G., Newman, R. S., & Singh, L. Processing the rhythm: Word identification in American and Singapore English. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012.

Chatterjee, M., Newman, R., Morini, G. & Eisenberg, D. Toddler's recognition of noise-vocoded speech. Poster presented at the International Association for Child Language Conference, Montreal, CA,  July, 2011.

DeKeyser, R., Monner, D., Hwang, S.O., Morini, G. & Vatz, K. Qualitative differences in second language memory as a function of late learning. Talk presented at the International Association for Child Language Conference, Montreal, CA, July, 2011.

Newman, R. S.. Bernstein Ratner, N., Morini, G. & Tuit, L. Early segmentation and statistical learning, and their relation to later language skills. Talk presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montreal, CA, March, 2011.

Morini, G. & Newman, R. S. Exploring the effect of language context during word recognition. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montreal, CA, March, 2011.

Morini, G. & Newman, R. S. Children's ability to generalize across speakers during early word learning. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2010.

Monner, D., Vatz, K., Morini, G., Hwang, S.O., & DeKeyser, R. Using neural network models to separate maturational effects from crosslinguistic interference in L2 gender acquisition. Talk presented at the Second Language Research Forum, University of Maryland, College Park, October, 2010.

Newman, R. S. & Morini, G.  Infants' ability to recognize speech in the presence of amplitude-modulated background noise. Poster presented at the 159th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Baltimore, MD, April, 2010.

Morini, G. & Abrams, L. Resolving bilinguals' tip-of-the-tongue states: Priming phonology within and across languages. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL, November, 2008.