Publications

* Denotes a student or trainee author

In press

  • Borovsky, A. (in press). When slowing down processing helps learning: Lexico-semantic structure supports retention but interferes with disambiguation of novel object-label mappings. Developmental Science. PDF
  • Lieberman, A.M., Borovsky, A. (in press). Lexical recognition in deaf children learning ASL: activation of semantic and phonological features of signs. Language Learning. PDF
  • The ManyBabies Consortium, including Borovsky, A. and Foley. M.R.* (in press). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.

2019

  • Yazbec,. A.*, Borovsky, A., Kaschak, M.P. (2019). Examining the impact of text style and epistemic beliefs on conceptual change. PLoS ONE. 14(9): e0220766. PDF
  • Borovsky, A., & Peters, R. E.* (2019). Vocabulary size and structure affects real-time lexical recognition in 18-month-olds. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219290. PDF
  • Reuter, T., Borovsky, A., & Lew-Williams, C. (2019). Predict and redirect: Prediction errors support children's word learning. Developmental Psychology, 55(8), 1656-1665. PDF
  • Peters, R.E.* & Borovsky, A. (2019). Modeling early lexico-semantic network development: Perceptual features matter most. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(4), 763-782. PDF
  • Yazbec, A.*, Kaschak, M.P., & Borovsky, A. (2019). Developmental timescale of rapid adaptation to conflicting cues in real-time sentence processing. Cognitive Science, 1, e12704. PDF

2018

  • Peters, R.E.*, Grüter, T., & Borovsky, A. (2018). Language skill and experience influence flexibility in linguistic prediction. Applied Psycholinguistics, 39(6), 1439-1469. PDF
  • Yazbec, A.*, Borovsky, A., & Kaschak, M.P. (2018). Factors underlying conceptual change in the sciences and social sciences. In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C.W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1214-1219). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. PDF
  • Lieberman, A.M., Borovsky, A., & Mayberry, R. (2018). Prediction in a visual language: Real-time sentence processing in American Sign Language across development. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(4), 387-401. PDF
  • Charness, N. & Borovsky, A. (2018). Information processing. In M.H. Bornstein, M.E. Arterberry, K.L. Fingerman & J.E. Lansford (eds.)The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (pp. 1140-1145). Los Angeles: Sage Publishing. PDF

2017

  • Mani, N., Borovsky, A. (2017). Building a lexical network. In Gert Westermann & Nivedita Mani (Eds.) Early Word Learning. Psychology Press
  • Borovsky, A. (2017). The amount and structure of prior event experience affects anticipatory sentence interpretation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32(2), 190-204. PDF
  • Troyer, M.*, Borovsky, A. (2017). Maternal socioeconomic status influences the range of expectations during language comprehension in adulthood. Cognitive Science 41(6), 1405-1433. PDF

2016

  • Lieberman, A.M., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2016). Where to look for ASL sub-lexical structure in the visual world: A reply to Salverda (2016). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 42(12), 2002-2006.
  • Borovsky, A., Ellis, E.M., Evans, J.L., Elman, J.L. (2016). Semantic structure in vocabulary knowledge interacts with lexical and sentence processing in infancy. Child Development, 87(6), 1893-1908. PDF
  • Borovsky, A., Ellis, E.M., Evans, J.L., Elman, J.L. (2016). Lexical leverage: Category knowledge boosts real-time novel word recognition in two-year-olds. Developmental Science, 19(6), 918-932. PDF
  • Yabzec, A.*, Kaschak, M.P., Borovsky, A. (2016). Investigating semantic conflict between general knowledge and novel information in real-time sentence processing. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1421-1426). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. PDF

2015

  • Ellis, E.M., Borovsky, A., Elman, J.L., Evans, J.L. (2015). Novel Word Learning: An Eye-Tracking Study Are 18-Month-Old Late Talkers Really Different from their Typical Peers? Journal of Communication Disorders, 58, 143-157. PDF
  • Peters, R. E.*, Grüter, T., Borovsky, A., (2015). Anticipatory and locally coherent lexical activation varies as a function of language proficiency. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 1865-1870). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. PDF
  • Troyer, M.*, Borovsky, A., (2015). Childhood SES affects anticipatory language comprehension in college-age adults. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 2428-2433). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. PDF
  • Lieberman, A.M., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., Mayberry, R.I. (2015). Real-time processing of ASL signs: Delayed first language acquisition affects organization of the mental lexicon. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. 41(4), 1130-1139 PDF

2014

  • Borovsky, A., Sweeney, K., Elman, J. L. ,& Fernald, A. (2014). Real-time interpretation of novel events across childhood. Journal of Memory and Language, 73, 1-14. PDF
  • Borovsky, A., & Creel, S. (2014). Children and adults integrate talker and verb information in online processing. Developmental Psychology, 50(5), 1600. PDF
  • Lieberman, A.M., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., Mayberry, R.I. (2014). Real-time processing of ASL signs: Effects of linguistic experience and proficiency. Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development.

2013

  • Borovsky, A., Burns, E., Elman, J. L., & Evans, J. L. (2013). Lexical activation during language comprehension in adolescents with history of specific language impairment. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46, 413-427. PDF
  • Borovsky, A. Kutas, M. & Elman, J. L. (2013). Getting it right: Word learning across the hemispheres. Neuropsychologia, 51(5), 825-37. PDF
  • Bion, R.H., Borovsky, A., Fernald, A. (2013). Fast mapping, slow learning: Disambiguation of novel word-object mappings in relation to vocabulary learning at 18, 24, and 30 months. Cognition, 126(1), 39-53.

2012

  • Borovsky, A., Elman, J., Fernald, A. (2012). Knowing a lot for one’s age: Vocabulary skill and not age is associated with the timecourse of incremental sentence interpretation in children and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112(4), 417-36. PDF
  • Borovsky, A. Elman, J & Kutas, M. (2012). Once is enough: N400 indexes semantic integration of novel word meanings from a single exposure in context. Language Learning and Development, 8(3), 278-302. PDF

2010

  • Borovsky, A., Kutas, M. & Elman, J. (2010). Learning to use words: Event related brain potentials index single-shot contextual word learning. Cognition 116(2), 289-96. PDF
  • Borovsky, A., Elman, J & Kutas, M. (2010). Semantic integration of novel word meanings after a single exposure in context. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1307-1312). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. PDF

2008 and earlier

  • Borovsky, A. (2008). Word learning in context: The Role of Lifetime Language Input and Sentential Context. (doctoral dissertation). University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
  • Borovsky, A., Saygin, A. P., Bates, E., Dronkers, N. F. (2007). Lesion correlates of conversational speech deficits. Neuropsychologia, 45(11), 2525-2533. PDF
  • Borovsky, A., Elman, J. & Kutas, M. (2007). Getting the gist is not enough: An ERP investigation of contextual word learning. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 119-124). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. PDF
  • Borovsky, A. Elman, J. (2006). Language input and categories: A relation between cognition and early word learning. Journal of Child Language 33(3), 759-790. PDF