Publications

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2014

Berent, I., Pan, H., Zhao, X., Epstein, J., Bennett, M. L., Deshpande, V., et al. (2014). Language universals engage Broca’s area.

Tamasi, K., & Berent, I. (2014). Sensitivity to phonological universals: The case of fricatives and stops.  Journal of Psycholinguisitc research.

Gómez, D. M., Berent, I., Benavides-Varela, S., Bion, R. A. H., Cattarossi, L., Nespor, M., Mehler, J.  (2014). Language universals at birth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2013

Berent, I., Vaknin-Nusbaum, V., Balaban, E., & Galaburda, A. (2013). Phonological generalizations in dyslexia: is the grammar impaired? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30: 285-310.

Berent, I. (2013). The phonological mind. Trends In Cognitive Sciences, 17(7), 319-327.

Berent I, Dupuis A, Brentari D (2013) Amodal Aspects of Linguistic Design. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60617. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060617.

2012

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Rosselli, M. (2012). Universal phonological restrictions and language-specific repairs: Evidence from Spanish. The Mental Lexicon, 13, 275-305.

Berent, I., Vaknin-Nusbaum, V., Balaban, E., & Galaburda, A., M., (2012). Dyslexia impairs speech recognition but can spare phonological competence. PLoS ONE, 7(9): p. e44875. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044875.

Berent, I. (in press). The phonological mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berent, I., Wilson, C., Marcus, G., & Bemis, D. (2012). On the role of variables in phonology: Remarks on Hayes and Wilson. Linguistic Inquiry, 43.

Gervain, J., Berent, I., & Werker, J. (in press). Binding at birth: Newborns detect identity relations and sequential position in speech. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

2011

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Smolensky, P. (2011). Markedness and misperception: It’s a two-way street. In C. E. Cairns & E. Raimy (Eds.), Handbook of the Syllable (pp. 373-394). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Berent, I. (2011). Core phonology: Evidence from grammatical universals. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA: Cognitive Science Society.

Berent, I., Balaban, E., & Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2011). How linguistic chickens help spot spoken-eggs: phonological constraints on speech identification. Frontiers in Language Sciences, 2, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00182.
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Berent, I., Harder, K., & Lennertz, T. (2011). Phonological universals in early childhood: Evidence from sonority restrictions. Language Acquistion, 18, 281–293.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Balaban, E. (2011). Language universals and misidentification: A two way street. Language and Speech, 1-20.

2010

Berent, I., Balaban, E., Lennertz, T. & Vaknin-Nusbaum, V. (2010). Phonological universals constrain the processing of nonspeech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 418-435.

Marom, M. & Berent, I. (2010). Phonological constraints on the assembly of skeletal structure in reading. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39, 67-88.

Berent, I., & Lennertz, T. (2010). Universal constraints on the sound structure of language: Phonological or acoustic? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 36, 212-223.

2009

Lewkowicz, D. & Berent, I. (2009). Sequence Learning by 4 Month-Old Infants: Do infants represent ordinal information? Child Development, 80, 1811-1823.

Berent I. (2009). Unveiling phonological universals: A linguist who asks “why” is (inter alia) an experimental psychologist. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 450-451.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., & Smolensky, P. (2009). Listeners’ knowledge of phonological universals: Evidence from nasal clusters. Phonology, 26, 75-108.

2008

Berent, I. (2008). Are phonological representations of printed and spoken language isomorphic? Evidence from the restrictions on unattested onsets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 34, 1288-1304.

Berent, I., & Pinker, S. (2008). Compound formation is constrained by morphology: A reply to Seidenberg, MacDonald & Haskell. The Mental Lexicon.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T., Jun, J., Moreno, M., A., & Smolensky, P. (2008). Language universals in human brains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 5321-5325. (Supporting information)

2007

Berent, I., & Pinker, S. (2007). The Dislike of Regular Plurals in Compounds: Phonological or Morphological? The Mental Lexicon, 2, 129-181.

Berent, I., Vaknin, V., & Marcus. G. (2007). Roots, stems, and the universality of lexical representations: Evidence from Hebrew. Cognition, 104, 254-286.

Berent, I., Lennertz, T, (2007). What we know about what we have never heard: Beyond Phonetics. Reply to Peperkamp. Cognition, 104, 638-643.

Berent, I., Steriade, D., Lennertz, T & Vaknin, V. (2007). What we know about what we have never heard: Evidence from perceptual illusions. Cognition, 104, 591-630.

2006

Berent, I., Tzelgov, J. , & Bibi, U. (2006). The autonomous computation of morphophonological structure in reading: Evidence from the Stroop task. The Mental Lexicon, 1-2, 201-230.

2005

Berent, I., Pinker, S., Tzelgov, J., Bibi, U., & Goldfarb, L. (2005). Computation of Semantic Number from Lexical, Morphological, and Conceptual Information. Journal of Memory and Language, 53, 342-358.

Berent, I. & Marom, M. (2005). The skeletal structure of printed words: Evidence from the Stroop task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 31, 328-338.

2004

Berent, I., Vaknin, V. & Shimron, J. (2004). Does a theory of language need a grammar? Evidence from Hebrew root structure. Brain and Language, 90 (1-3), 170-182.

2003

Marcus, G. F., & Berent, I. (2003). Are there limits to statistical learning? Science, 300, 53-55.

Berent, I. & Van Orden, G. C. (2003). Do null phonemic masking effects reflect strategic control of phonology? Reading and Writing, 16(4), 349-376.

Berent, I. & Shimron, J. (2003). Co-occurrence restrictions on identical consonants in the Hebrew lexicon: Are they due to similarity? Journal of Linguistics, 39(1), 31-55.

2002

Berent, I. (2002). [Review of the book The algebraic mind: Integrating connectionism and cognitive science, by Gary F. Marcus]. Language, 78(3), 569-571.

Berent, I., Pinker, S.& Shimron, J. (2002). The nature of Regularity and Irregularity: Evidence from Hebrew Nominal Inflection. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 31(5), 459-502.

Berent, I., Marcus, G. F., Shimron, J.& Gafos, A. I. (2002). The scope of linguistic generalizations: evidence from Hebrew word formation. Cognition, 83(2), 113-39.

Berent, I. (2002). Identity avoidance in the Hebrew lexicon: implications for symbolic accounts of word formation. Brain and Language, 81(1-3), 326-41.

2001

Berent, I., Shimron, J.& Vaknin, V. (2001). Phonological constraints on reading: Evidence from the Obligatory Contour Principle. Journal of Memory and Language, 44(4), 644-665.

Berent, I., Everett, D. L. & Shimron, J. (2001). Do phonological representations specify variables? Evidence from the obligatory contour principle. Cognitive Psychology, 42(1), 1-60.

Berent, I., Bouissa, R. & Tuller, B. (2001). The effect of shared structure and content on reading nonwords: evidence for a CV skeleton. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27(4), 1042-57.

Berent, I. (2001). Can connectionist models of phonology assembly account for phonology? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 8(4), 661-76

2000

Berent, I. & Van Orden, G. (2000). Homophone dominance modulates the phonemic-masking effect. Scientific studies of reading, 42, 133-167.

1999

Berent, I., Pinker, S. & Shimron, J. (1999). Default nominal inflection in Hebrew: Evidence for mental variables. Cognition, 72, 1-44.

1997

Berent, I. (1997). Phonological priming in the lexical decision task: Regularity effects are not necessary evidence for assembly. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 1-16.

Berent, I. & Shimron, J. (1997). The representation of Hebrew words: Evidence from the Obligatory Contour Principle. Cognition, 64, 39-72.

1995

Berent, I. & Perfetti, C. A. (1995). A rose is a REEZ: The two cycles model of phonology assembly in reading English. Psychological Review, 102, 146-184.

1993

Berent, I. & Perfetti, C. A. (1993). An on-line method in studying music parsing. Cognition, 46, 203-222.