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Paola E. (Giuli) Dussias

Paola E. (Giuli) Dussias

Professor of Spanish, Linguistics and Psychology


Lab Affiliation:

Dussias Brain Tracking Lab

Research Interests:
  • Bilingualism
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Syntactic Processing
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Code-switching
  • Spanish Heritage Language
Research Opportunities:

The graduate students in my lab and I are always looking for motivated undergraduate students with an interest in language and bilingualism, who would like to gain research experience in data collection, data analysis, and experimental design. Announcements are posted on the 3rd floor in Burrowes Building, the 6th floor in Moore Building, and on the website of the Center for Language Science.

Selected publications:

(*indicates publications with current and former graduate students, and post- doctoral fellows)

*Pulido, Manuel F. & Dussias, P. E. (under review). Are L1-L2 incongruent collocations like idioms? Eye-tracking evidence of congruency, literality and measure sensitivity in immersed bilinguals. Applied Psycholinguistics.

*Beatty-Martínez, A. L., Navarro-Torres, C.A., & Dussias, P. E. (in press). Codeswitching: A bilingual toolkit for opportunistic speech planning. In J. Treffers-Daller, E. Ruigendijk, & J. E. Hofweber, (Eds.)., Behavioral and Neurophysiological Approaches to Code-Switching and Language Switching [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Psychology.

*Dussias, P. E., Kroll, J. F., Fricke, M., & Johns, M. A. (in press). Language contact in the lab. In E. Adamou & Y. Matras (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact.

*Beatty-Martínez, A. L., Navarro-Torres, C. A., Dussias, P. E., Bajo, M. T., Guzzardo Tamargo, R. E., & Kroll, J. F. (2020). Interactional context mediates the consequences of bilingualism for language and cognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(6), 1022–1047. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000770

*Contemori, C., & Dussias, P. E. (2020). The processing of subject pronouns in highly proficient L2 English speakers. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5, 38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.972

*Pulido, M., & Dussias, P. E. (2020). Desirable difficulties while learning collocations in a second language: Conditions that induce L1 interference improve learning. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 23(3), 652-667. doi:10.1017/S1366728919000622 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728919000622

*Beatty-Martínez, A. L., & Dussias, P. E. (2019). Adaptive control and brain plasticity: A multidimensional account of the bilingual experience and its relation to cognition. In I. A. Sekerina, V. Valian, & L. Spradlin (Eds.), Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond: Questions and Insights (pp. 49-66). (Studies in Bilingualism; Vol. 57). John Benjamins Publishing Company. doi: 10.1075/sibil.57.04bea.

*Beatty-Martínez, A. L. & Dussias, P. E., (2019). Revisiting Masculine and Feminine Grammatical Gender in Spanish: Linguistic, Psycholinguistic, and Neurolinguistic Evidence. In S. Macini, S. Caffarra, & A. Nevins (Eds.)., Featural Relations in the Brain: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on Grammatical Agreement [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:751. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00751.

*Contemori, C., & Dussias, P. E. (2019). Prediction at the Discourse Level in Spanish–English Bilinguals: An Eye-Tracking Study. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00956

*Contemori, C., Dussias, P.E. (2019). Implicit causality pronoun resolution biases in Spanish-English bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 956. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00956.

Dussias, P. E., Beatty-Martínez, A. L.., Johns, M. A., & Pulido, M. (2019). Sentence Processing in Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers. Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics

Dussias, P. E., Valdés Kroff, J. R., Beatty-Martínez, A. L., Johns, M. A. (2019). What language experience tells us about cognition: Variable input and interactional contexts affect bilingual sentence processing. In J. Schwieter, (Ed.), The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism” (pp. 467-484). Wiley-Blackwell.

Dussias, P. E., Valdés Kroff, J. R., Johns, M., & Villegas, A. (2019). How bilingualism affects syntactic processing in the native language: Evidence from eye movements. In Monika S. Schmid and Barbara Köpke (Eds.), The Oxford University Press Handbook on Language Attrition (pp. 98-107). Oxford University Press.

*Johns, M. A., Valdés Kroff, J. R., Dussias, P. E. (2019). Mixing things up: How blocking and mixing affect the processing of codemixed sentences. International Journal of Bilingualism, 23, 584-611. PDF

*Pulido, M. F. & Dussias, P. E. (2019) The Neural Correlates of Conflict Detection and Resolution During Multiword Lexical Selection: Evidence from Bilinguals and Monolinguals. Brain Sciences, 9, 110. PDF

Kroll, J. F., Dussias, P. E., & Bajo, T. (2018). Language use across international contexts: shaping the minds of L2 speakers. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (Issue on International Language Learning), 38, pp. 60-79. PDF

*Beatty-Martínez, A. L., & Dussias, P. E. (2018). Tuning to languages: Experience-based approaches to the language science of bilingualism. Linguistics Vanguard. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan- 2017- 0034. PDF

*Beatty-Martínez, A. L., Valdés Kroff, J. R., & Dussias, P. E. (2018). From the field to the lab: A converging methods approach to the study of codeswitching. Languages,3, 1-16. PDF

Dussias, P. E., & Sagarra, N. (2007). The effect of exposure on syntactic parsing in Spanish-English bilinguals. Bilingualism10(1), 101. PDF