Matthew Carlson

Matthew Carlson

Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics




MuGlab: The MultiGrammar Lab

Research Interests:

Psycholinguistics, phonology, morphology, the mental lexicon, bilingualism, second language acquisition, language development, gesture.

Representative Publications:

Carlson, M. T. & McAllister, A. (accepted). I’ve heard that one before: Phonetic reduction in speech production as a possible contributing factor in perceptual illusory vowel effects. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics.

Carlson, M. T. (2018). Now you hear it, now you don’t: Malleable illusory vowel effects in Spanish-English bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition FirstView. doi: 10.1017/S136672891800086X

Carlson, M. T. (2018). Making room for L2 phonotactics: Effects of L2 learning and environment on L1 speech perception. Language and Speech OnlineFirst. doi: 10.1177/0023830918767208

Putnam, M. T., Carlson, M. T., & Reitter, D. (2018). Integrated, Not Isolated: Defining Typological Proximity in an Integrated Multilingual Architecture. Frontiers in Psychology 8. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02212

Carlson, M. T. & Gerfen, C. (2017). You say dientito, I say dentito: Navigating complex word formation in L2 Spanish. Language Learning 67(3), 599-630. doi: 10.1111/lang.12239

Carlson, M. T., Goldrick, M., Blasingame, M., & Fink, A. (2016). Navigating conflicting phonotactic constraints in bilingual speech perception. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition 19(5), 939-954. doi: 10.1017/S1366728915000334

Carlson, M. T., Sonderegger, M., and Bane, M (2014). How Children Explore the Phonological Network in Child-Directed Speech: A Survival Analysis of Children’s First Word Productions. Journal of Memory and Language, 75, 159–80. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2014.05.005.

Carlson, M. T. & Gerfen, C. (2011). Spanish diphthongizing stems: productivity, processing, and the shaping of the lexicon. The Mental Lexicon 6(3), 351-373.

Carlson, M. T. & Gerfen, C. (2011). Productivity is the key: morphophonology and the riddle of alternating diphthongs in Spanish. Language 87(3), 510-538.

Carlson, M. T., Bane, M., and Sonderegger, M. (2011). Global properties of the phonological networks in child and child-directed speech. in N. Danis, K. Mesh, & H. Sung (Eds.) Proceedings of the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 97-109). Vol. 1. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Hall, J. K.; Cheng, A.; and Carlson, M. T. (2006). Reconceptualizing multicompetence as a theory of language knowledge. Applied Linguistics 27(2), 220-240.

Matthew  Carlson