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Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Laboratory

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2023, May. Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education Graduate Student Symposium.

 

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Poster
Presentation
 Role of working memory in language activation during visual scene processing
Sarah Chabal, Matias Fernandez-Duque, Sayuri Hayakawa & Viorica Marian
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Cognitive Science Society 42nd Annual Virtual Meeting
July 2020

 

On Language and Thought: Bilingual Experience Changes Concept Associations A Comparison of Mother-Preschooler Book Sharing Practices in the United States and Thailand
Siqi Ning, Sayuri Hayakawa, James Bartolotti, & Viorica Marian
Sirada Rochanavibhata, Julia Borland, & Viorica Marian
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APS Virtual Poster Showcase
June 2020
Poster
  Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development
March 2019

 

Cross-Cultural Differences in Maternal Communication with Preschool-Age Children in the United States and Thailand Cross-linguistic Perception of Phonotactics in Bilinguals
Julia Borland, Sirada Rochanavibhata, & Viorica Marian
Max Freeman & Viorica Marian
Poster
UIC Bilingualism Forum
October 2018
Poster
ASHA Conference
November 2017

Content from Outside the Lab About our Research

Bilingualism is Healthy! Linguistic Predictors of Cultural Identification in Bilinguals
Aimee van den Berg
Chizuruoke Onuoha
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HS senior, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Spring 2018
Presentation
HS sophomore, Valley Stream North High School
Spring 2018

Conferences

2023

  • November. Matias Fernandez-Duque, Viorica Marian, and Sayuri Hayakawa presented their poster “Speaking multiple languages changes memory of visual scenes” at the 64th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in San Francisco, CA.
  • November. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Jessica Chuang, and Viorica Marian presented their poster “More than words: Comparing bilingual mother-child nonverbal communication across languages” at the 64th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in San Francisco, CA.
  • August. Max Freeman and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Native-language phonotactic processing in bilinguals” at the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • August. Matias Fernandez-Duque, Sayuri Hayakawa, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Phonological overlap facilitates object memory” at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition in Nagoya, Japan.

  • August. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Jessica Yung-Chieh Chuang, Kaniya Hester, Nadia van den Berg, and Viorica Marian presented their work “Cross-linguistic differences in bilingual mother-child autobiographical reminiscing” at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition in Nagoya, Japan.

  • August. Aya Williams, Qing Zhou, Chang Liu, Viorica Marian, and Stephen Chen presented their work “Emotional acculturation in Chinese American Immigrant Parents: Insights from Bilingual Parent-Child Affirmation Discussion” at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition in Nagoya, Japan.

  • August. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Sayuri Hayakawa, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Bilingual experience shapes linguistic and cognitive abilities” at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition in Nagoya, Japan.
  • June. Max Freeman, Jonathan J. D. Robinson Anthony, Viorica Marian, and Henrike K. Blumenfeld presented their talk “Language Experience and Sociolinguistic Context Impact Cognitive Control in Bilinguals” at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Sydney, Australia.
  • June. Max Freeman and Viorica Marian presented their poster “Bilinguals’ Speech Perception Is Influenced by Native- Language Phonotactic Constraints” at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Sydney, Australia.
  • April. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Sayuri Hayakawa, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Bilingualism Predicts NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery Scores: A Cluster Analysis” at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • April. Viorica Marian organized a professional development session titled “Working with Bilinguals and Multilinguals: Research, Practice, and Community” at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

2022

  • November. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, James Bartolotti, and Viorica Marian presented their poster “The influence of bigram frequency on letter naming” at 63rd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
  • November. Aya Inamori Williams,  Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Lauren Haack, Viorica Marian, and Linda Pfiffner presented their talk “Promising effects of socioemotional skills training in bilingual children with attention and behavioral concerns” at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • October. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Jessica Yung-Chieh Chuang, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Bilingual non-verbal communication: A cross-linguistic comparison of gesture use in bilingual mothers and children” at Bilingualism Forum.
  • October. Matias Fernandez-Duque, Viorica Marian, and Sayuri Hayakawa presented their talk “Dual-language competition changes memory for visual items” at Bilingualism Forum.
  • August. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Peiyao Chen, and Viorica Marian presented their poster “Cultural immersion and experience shape emotion perception in bilinguals” at the International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children.
  • August. Matias Fernandez-Duque, Sayuri Hayakawa, & Viorica Marian presented their talk “Effects of phonological competition on memory in bilinguals” at the International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children. Matias won the Best Student Presentation Award!

May. Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Peiyao Chen, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Culture and input familiarity influence emotion perception in bilinguals” at the Association for Psychological Science.

 

  • April. Sirada Rochanavibhata and Viorica Marian presented their poster “A cross-cultural comparison of American and Thai mother-child communication during toy play” at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: Learning Through Play and Imagination.
  • April. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Jessica Yung-Chieh Chuang, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Different languages, different contexts, different gestures: A cross-linguistic comparison of bilingual mothers’ and children’s nonverbal communication” at the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech.

2021

  • November. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Kaniya Hester, Julia Borland, Nadia van den Berg, and Viorica Marian presented their poster “Cross-linguistic differences in bilingual mother-child communication during toy play” to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention.
  • November. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Jessica Yung-Chieh Chuang, Claire Simcox, Lesley Meza, and Viorica Marian presented their poster “Bilingual mothers and children gesture differently across languages” to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention.
  • July. Viorica Marian and Sayuri Hayakawa presented their talk “Bilingualism changes how we perceive and process information” to the 13th Virtual Biennial Meeting of the International Symposium on Bilingualism.
  • July. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Julia Borland, Kaniya Hester, Jessica Yung-Chieh Chuang, Claire Simcox, Lesley Meza, Nadia van den Berg, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Bilingual mothers and children communicate differently in their two languages” to the 13th Virtual Biennial Meeting of the International Symposium on Bilingualism.
  • April. Julia Borland, Sirada Rochanavibhata, and Viorica Marian presented their talk “Cross-cultural differences in mother-child engagement with picture books” to the Midwestern Psychological Association 93rd Annual Virtual Meeting.
  • April. Kaniya Hester, Ryan Wagner, Julia Borland, Sayuri Hayakawa, and Viorica Marian presented their poster “Adapting the Language Experience and Proficiency Questionnaire for Dialects” to the Midwestern Psychological Association 93rd Annual Virtual Meeting.
  • April. Sirada Rochanavibhata, Julia Borland, and Viorica Marian presented their poster “The influence of cultural background and communicative task on maternal scaffolding styles” to the 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.