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Anna Chrabaszcz

Post-Doc, Dr. Fiez

Department of Psychology

Cognitive Program

Faculty Advisor: Julie Fiez

Research Interests

I adopt an interdisciplinary approach to study normative and nonnormative aspects of language processing at different levels of linguistic analysis (phonetic, lexical, morphosyntactic). Using behavioral, eye-tracking, and neurophysiological methods, I am interested in identifying where and why break-downs in real-time language processing occur, as well as in elucidating the mechanisms that allow language users of nonnormative populations (bilinguals, young children, individuals with language impairment) to overcome such difficulties.

Chrabaszcz A, Neumann W.J., Stretcu O., Lipski W.J., Bush A., Dastolfo-Hromack C.A., Wang D., Crammond D.J., Shaiman S., Dickey M.W., Holt L.L., Turner T.S., Fiez J.A., & Richardson R.M. (2019). Subthalamic nucleus and sensorimotor cortex activity during speech production. Journal of Neuroscience, 39:2698-2708.

Gor, K., Chrabaszcz, A., and Cook, S. (2019). A case for agreement: Processing of case-inflected nouns by early and late learners. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 9(1), 6-41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1075/lab.16017.gor

Gor, K., Chrabaszcz, A., and Cook, S. (2018). Early and late learners decompose inflected nouns, but can they tell which ones are inflected correctly? Journal of Second Language Studies, 1(1), 106-140. DOI: 10.1075/jsls.17021.gor

Chrabaszcz, A., and Dragoy, O. (2017). Comprehension of locative and instrumental constructions by Russian-American heritage speakers: Testing predictions of the Isomorphic Mapping Hypothesis. The Russian Journal of Cognitive Science, 4(4), 14-21.

Gor, K., Chrabaszcz, A., & Cook, S. (2017). A case for agreement: Processing of case-inflected nouns by early and late learners. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Chrabaszcz, A., & Gor, K. (2017). Quantifying contextual effects in L2 processing of phonolexically ambiguous and unambiguous words. Applied Psycholinguistics, 1-34.

Gor, K., Chrabaszcz, A., & Cook, S. (2017). Processing of native and nonnative inflected words: Beyond affix stripping. Journal of Memory and Language, 93, 315–332.

Jiang, N., Hu, G., Chrabaszcz, A., & Ye, L. (2017). The activation of grammaticalized meaning in L2 processing: Toward an explanation of the morphological congruency effect. International Journal of Bilingualism, 21(1), 81-98.

Laurinavichyute, A., Chrabaszcz, A., Farizova, N., Tolkacheva, V., & Dragoy, O. (2017). The influence of sensorimotor stereotypes on the understanding of spatial constructions: eye-tracking evidence. Topics in the Study of Language, 3, 99-109 (In Russian).

Chrabaszcz, A., Ovsepyan, M., & Dragoy, O. (2017). The role of motor stereotypes in the understanding of linguistic spatial constructions by pre-schoolers. Proceedings of Voronezh State University. Series: Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, 1, pp. 82-87 (In Russian).

Dragoy, O., Chrabaszcz, A., Tolkacheva, V., & Buklina, S. (2016). Russian Intraoperative Naming Test: A standardized tool to map noun and verb production during awake neurosurgeries. The Russian Journal of Cognitive Science, 3(4), 4-26.

Chrabaszcz, A., & Gor, K. (2014). Context effects in the processing of phonolexical ambiguity in L2. Language Learning, 64(3), 415-455.

Chrabaszcz, A., Winn, M., Lin, C., & Idsardi, W. J. (2014). Acoustic cues to perception of word stress by English, Mandarin and Russian speakers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 1468–1479.

Chrabaszcz, A., & Jiang, N. (2014). The role of the native language in the use of the English nongeneric definite article by L2 learners: A cross-linguistic comparison. Second Language Research, 30(3), 351-379. doi: 10.1177/0267658313493432

Lukyanchenko, A., Idsardi, W. J., & Jiang, N. (2011). Opening your ears: The role of L1 in processing of nonnative prosodic contrasts. In G. Granena, J. Koeth, S. Lee-Ellis, A. Lukyanchenko, G. Prieto Botana, & E. Rhoades (Eds.), Selected proceedings of the Second Language Research Forum 2010, pp.50-62. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Lukyanchenko, A., & Gor, K. (2011). Perceptual correlates of phonological representations in heritage speakers and L2 learners. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 414-426. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-2014, University of Maryland.

Ann Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, 2013, University of Maryland.

Language Learning Dissertation Grant, 2013, Language Learning Journal.

Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship, 2012, University of Maryland.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Fellowship, 2010-2012, University of Maryland.

FULBRIGHT Scholarship Award for University Graduates, 2006-2008, U.S. Department of State.

World Fellowship Award, 2006-2008, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for women educators.