Presentations

    Covey, L., Gabriele, A., and Fiorentino, R. Tracking the dynamics of wh- dependency resolution inside and outside of islands: An ERP investigation. Poster Presentation, 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (upcoming, November, 2017).

    Feroce, N., Covey, L., Fiorentino, and Gabriele, A. Examining individual differences in the processing of referential dependencies in Spanish: An ERP investigation. Poster Presentation, 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (upcoming, November, 2017).

    Fiorentino, R. Examining the nature and neurocognitive processing of complex words. Invited talk, UC Irvine (May, 2017).

    Fiorentino, R. Investigating the basic nature and neurocognitive processing of morphologically complex words. Invited talk, UCLA (May, 2017).

    Yang, X., Fiorentino, R., & Minai, U. The role of individual differences in the context-dependent interpretation of some. Poster Presentation, 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2017).

    Covey, L., Gabriele, A., & Fiorentino, R. Investigating Island Sensitivity in the Processing of Wh- Dependencies: An ERP Study. Poster Presentation, 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2017).

    Gabriele, A., Covey, L., Feroce, N., & Fiorentino, R. Individual differences in the processing of pronominal ambiguity in English and Spanish: An ERP investigation. Poster Presentation, Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) on Languages and Linguistics (March, 2017).

    Chien, Y., Fiorentino, R., Yang, X., & Sereno, J. Surface phonetic or underlying phonological representations: A mismatch negativity study of Mandarin tone assimilation. Poster Presentation, 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan (November, 2016).

    Coughlin, C., Fiorentino, R., Steinhauer, K., & Royle, P. Processing inflectional morphology in native and non-native French: Evidence from ERP. Presentation, Tenth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon (October, 2016).

    Fiorentino, R., Gabriele, A., & Covey, L. Using event-related potentials to examine individual differences in the processing of pronominal reference. Poster Presentation, 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2016).

    Johnson, A., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. Individual differences in predictive processing: Evidence from subject filled-gap effects in native and non-native speakers of English. Poster Presentation, 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2016).

    Covey, L., Gabriele, A., & Fiorentino, R. Anticipatory processing of gender in L2 Hindi. Poster Presentation, Boston University Conference on Language Development (November, 2015).

    Johnson, A., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. Predictive sentence processing: Evidence from wh- dependencies in native and non-native speakers of English. Presentation, Second Language Research Forum (October, 2015).

    Covey, L., Coughlin, C., Martinez-Garcia, M., Johnson, A., Yang, Xiao, Siew, C., Major, T., & Fiorentino, R. An ERP investigation of the role of prediction and individual differences in semantic priming. Poster Presentation, Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting (October, 2015).

    Minai, U., Gustafson, K., Fiorentino, R., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. Assessing pre-natal rhythm-based discrimination of language by fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG). Poster Presentation, Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting (October, 2015).

    Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., & Covey, L. Examining individual differences in the processing of pronominal reference using event-related potentials. Poster Presentation, Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting (October, 2015).

    Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., Aleman Banon, J., Covey, L., & Rossomondo, A. Individual differences and the role of the L1 in the processing of L2 morphosyntax: ERP evidence from two longitudinal studies of early learners. Presentation, 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (May, 2015).

    Fiorentino, R., Politzer-Ahles, S., and Liao, K. Morpheme-based combinatorial processing of English compounds: Evidence from magnetoencephalography and lexical decision. Poster Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting (March, 2015).

    Fiorentino, R. Identifying the pieces, processes, and brain bases of complex word recognition. Invited Talk, Georgia State University (March, 2015).

    Minai, U., Gustafson, K., Fiorentino, R., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. Pre-natal assessment of language ability: a fetal MEG study. Frontiers Scientific Session, KU Medical Center. (October, 2014).

    Martinez-Garcia, M., Fiorentino, R., Gabriele, A., and Tremblay, A. Processing verbal inflection in native and non-native Spanish. Presentation, Second Language Research Forum (October, 2014).

    Fiorentino, R. Identifying the pieces, processes, and brain bases of complex word recognition. Invited Talk, LAD Conferences Series, UQAM (October, 2014).

    Fiorentino, R. New evidence for the decomposition and composition of lexicalized English compounds. Presentation, 9th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon (October, 2014).

    Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., Aleman Banon, J., Covey, L., and Rossomondo, A. Tracking emerging sensitivity to L2 morphosyntax: evidence for the role of the L1 from two longitudinal studies of early learners. Poster presentation, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing 2014 (September, 2014).

    Fiorentino, R., Gabriele, A., Aleman-Banon, J., Covey, L., and Rossomondo, A., "Tracking sensitivity to L2 morphosyntax: Evidence for the role of the L1 from two longitudinal studies of early learners". Poster Presentation, SNL 2014: Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting (August, 2014).

    R. Fiorentino. Complexity and Lexical Processing (four lectures). Invited Speaker, MorphologyFest: Symposium on Morphological Complexity, University of Indiana (June, 2014).

    Liu, J., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A., "Grammatically-guided resolution of filler-gap dependencies: An investigation of Chinese multiple dependencies." Poster Presentation, CUNY 2014: 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2014).

    Politzer-Ahles, S., Fiorentino, R., Durbin, J., and Li, L.K., "The role of working memory in the online realization of scalar inferences." Poster Presentation, CUNY 2014: 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2014)

    Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., Aleman-Banon, J., and Rossomondo, A., "Tracking brain responses to morphosyntax: A longitudinal ERP study of novice learners of Spanish". Presentation, BUCLD 38: 2013 Boston University Conference on Language Development (November, 2013) .

    Johnson, A., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. "An examination of syntactic constraints and the role of individual differences in native and non-native processing of wh-movement." Poster Presentation, BUCLD 38: 2013 Boston University Conference on Language Development (November, 2013).

    Fiorentino, R., Gabriele, A., and Aleman-Banon, J. “ Emerging sensitivity to morphosyntax at the earliest stages of development: Evidence for the role of the L1”. Poster Presentation, NLC 2012: Neurobiology of Language Conference (November, 2013).

    Politzer-Ahles, S. and Fiorentino, R.“Sensitivity of online scalar inferencing to context and to processing load”. Poster Presentation, 5th Experimental Pragmatics Conference (September, 2013).

    Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., and Alemán Bañón, J. “Using ERPs to track morphosyntactic development in second language (L2) processing”. Presentation, GASLA 12: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (April, 2013).

    Politzer-Ahles, S. and Fiorentino, R. “The realization of scalar inferences: Context sensitivity without processing cost”. Poster Presentation, 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2013).

    Johnson, A., Canales, A., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. “Syntactic constraints in the processing of wh-movement by L2 learners”. Poster Presentation, 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2013).

    Fiorentino, R., Aleman-Banon, J., Gabriele, A., Bond, K.N., and Martinez-Garcia, M. “Brain responses to morphosyntax at early stages of second language development”. Poster Presentation, NLC 2012: Neurobiology of Language Conference (October, 2012).

    Fiorentino, R., Politzer-Ahles, S., and Pak, N. “Probing the dynamics of complex word recognition: An ERP investigation of the processing of novel compounds”. Poster Presentation, NLC 2012: Neurobiology of Language Conference (October, 2012).

    Politzer-Ahles, S., Fiorentino, R., Jiang, X., and Zhou, X. “Individual differences in logical ability predict ERP responses to underinformative sentences”. Poster Presentation, NLC 2012: Neurobiology of Language Conference (October, 2012).

    Herd, W., Fiorentino, R., and Sereno, J. “High variability training increases mismatch negativity responses to L2 contrasts”. Poster Presentation: 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (October, 2012).

    Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., Aleman-Banon, J., and Bond, K.N. “Tracking second language development using event-related potentials”. Poster Presentation, 5th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition-North America (GALANA) Conference (October, 2012).

    Herd, W., Fiorentino, R., Sereno, J., and Jongman, A. “Changes in MMN responses in English learners of Spanish as a result of training”. Poster Presentation, 6th Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Application (April, 2012).

    Politzer-Ahles, S., Fiorentino, R., Jiang, X., and Zhou, X. “Independence of pragmatic and lexico-semantic processing in picture-sentence verification”. Poster Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2012 Annual Meeting (April, 2012).

    Naito-Billen, Y. and Fiorentino, R. "The utilization of prosody in sentence comprehension: A comparative study of Japanese native speakers and adult learners of Japanese". Presentation, 2012 AATJ Annual Conference (March, 2012).

    Fiorentino, R., Politzer-Ahles, S., Popescu, A., and Popescu, M. "The role of morphological juncture identification in complex word processing: An MEG investigation". Poster Presentation, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (November, 2011).

    Aleman-Banon, J., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. “Examining the role of proficiency in second language processing: An event-related potential (ERP) investigation of number and gender agreement in L2 Spanish". Poster Presentation, NLC 2011: Neurobiology of Language Conference (November, 2011).

    Herd, W., Fiorentino, R., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. “Emergent MMN response in Spanish learners as a result of high variability training”. Poster Presentation, NLC 2011: Neurobiology of Language Conference (November, 2011).

    Hunt III, L., Politzer-Ahles, S., Minai, U., and Fiorentino, R. "N400 is elicited by pragmatic as well as semantic anomalies: a visual-world study of scalar implicatures". Poster Presentation, NLC 2011: Neurobiology of Language Conference (November, 2011).

    Naito-Billen, Y., Minai, U., and Fiorentino, R. “Detection and utilization of prosody in sentence processing: an EEG study of L1 and L2 Japanese ”. Poster Presentation, NLC 2011: Neurobiology of Language Conference (November, 2011).

    Politzer-Ahles, Stephen, Fiorentino, R., Jiang, Xiaoming, and Zhou, Xiaolin. “Event-related potential investigation of scalar implicature processing using picture-sentence verification”. Poster Presentation, NLC 2011: Neurobiology of Language Conference (November, 2011).

    Aleman-Banon, J., Gabriele, A., and Fiorentino, R. “Examining development in second language processing: An ERP investigation of gender and number agreement in L2 Spanish". Presentation, 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development (November, 2011).

    Fiorentino, R. “Investigating morphological constituency and combinatorics: A cognitive neuroscience perspective”. Presentation, 7th International Morphological Processing Meeting (June, 2011).

    Politzer-Ahles, S., Fiorentino, R., Jiang, X., and Zhou, X. “Online processing of scalar implicatures in Chinese as revealed by event-related potentials”. Poster Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2011 Annual Meeting (April, 2011).

    Naito-Billen, Y., Fiorentino, R., and Minai, U. “Effects of Prosody in the Processing of Temporarily Ambiguous Japanese Sentences”. Presentation, Seventh International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese (ICPLJ7). (March, 2011).

    Naito-Billen, Y. and Fiorentino, R. “Assessing the role of prosody in resolving Japanese global ambiguity: Timed and untimed judgment tasks”. Presentation, 2011 Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting. (January, 2011).

    Aleman Bañón, J., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. "An Event-Related Potential (ERP) Investigation of Processing of Agreement: An Examination of Gender and Number in Spanish." Poster presentation, 2nd Neurobiology of Language Conference. San Diego, CA. (November, 2010).

    Fiorentino, R. “Probing the compositional processing of compound words: electrophysiological evidence”. Presentation, Neuropsychology, Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology of Compound Processing Symposium, 2010 Academy of Aphasia Meeting. (October, 2010).

    Aleman Bañón, J., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. "Processing number and gender agreement in L2 Spanish: an ERP investigation of advanced learners". Poster presentation, Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language (October, 2010).

    Bond, K.N., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. "An ERP Investigation of individual differences in the processing of agreement in a second language." Poster Presentation, Second Language Research Forum 2010 (October, 2010).

    Fiorentino, R., Naito-Billen, Y., and Minai, U. “Masked Priming and Morphological Productivity:
    Evidence from Japanese De-Adjectival Nominalization”. Poster Presentation, AMLAP 2010: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (September, 2010).


    Fiorentino, R. and Naito-Billen, Y. “Tracking the Morpheme-level Route to Complex Word Recognition: A Cognitive Neuroscience Investigation”. Presentation, Tokyo University (June, 2010).


    Fiorentino, R. “Electrophysiological Evidence for Morpheme-Based Combinatoric Processing”. Poster Presentation, Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2010 Annual Meeting (April, 2010).


    Fiorentino, R. “Constituency and combinatorics in complex word recognition”. Invited Talk, First International Psycholinguistics Congress of ANPOLL (March, 2010).

    Fiorentino, R. “Probing the decompositional processing of complex words: a view from cognitive neuroscience”. Invited Talk, First International Psycholinguistics Congress of ANPOLL (March, 2010).

    Fiorentino, R., Bost, J., Graebner, A., Zuccarelli, J., and Abel, A. "The online instantiation and syntactic consequences of the constraint on plurals in compounds." Poster Presentation, CUNY 2010 Conference on Sentence Processing (March, 2010).

    Fiorentino, R. and Fund-Reznicek, E. “The decomposition and composition of complex words: An ERP study”. Poster Presentation, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (October, 2009).

    Bost, J. and Fiorentino, R. “The Effects of Lexical Category Frequency on the Resolution of Syntactic Ambiguity”. Presentation, Mid-America Linguistics Conference (MALC) Conference (October, 2009).

    Aleman-Banon, J., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. “The Effects of Syntactic Distance in Gender and Number Agreement in Spanish: An ERP Investigation”. Presentation, Mid-America Linguistics Conference (MALC) Conference (October, 2009).

    Sauciuc, M. and Fiorentino, R. “Morphological Productivity and the Decomposition of Complex Words”. Presentation, Mid-America Linguistics Conference (MALC) Conference (October, 2009).

    Fiorentino, R. “Identifying the ‘parts list and process’ of complex word recognition: A cognitive neuroscience approach”. Presentation, Theoretical & Experimental Neuropsychology (TENNET) Conference (June, 2009).

    Aldwayan, S., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. “Processing wh- movement in L2 English: Evidence for syntactic constraints”. Presentation, Second Language Processing and Parsing: State of the Science Conference (May, 2009).

    Aldwayan, S., Fiorentino, R., and Gabriele, A. “Using syntactic constraints in the acquisition and processing of wh-movement: A study of Najdi Arabic learners of English”. Presentation, GASLA-10: 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (March, 2009).

    Fiorentino, R. and Fund-Reznicek, E. “Dissociating morphology, form and meaning in compound processing”. Presentation, Sixth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon (October, 2008).

    Fiorentino, R. and Fund-Reznicek, E. “Effects of constituency on the processing of lexicalized and novel compound words”. Poster Presentation, Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting (July, 2008).

    Fiorentino, R. and Poeppel, D. “Processing of compound words: An MEG study”. Invited Talk, 45th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia (October, 2007).

    Monahan, P., Fiorentino, R., and Poeppel, D. “Spectrotemporal analysis of immediate repetition priming using MEG.” Poster Presentation, 15th International Conference on Biomagnetism (August, 2006).

    Sakai, H., Miyatani, M., Tanaka, J., Yoshimura, M., Maruishi, M., Muranaka, H., Fiorentino, R., and Poeppel, D. (2006). “Cortical Structures for Compound Processing in Auditory Language Comprehension: An fMRI Investigation.” Poster Presentation, KIT International Symposium on Brain and Language (March, 2006).

    Sakai, H., Yoshimura, M., Tanaka, J., Fiorentino, R., and Kazanina, N. “Online processing of allomorphic alternation in compound words.” Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan (November, 2005).

    Fiorentino, R. "Masked priming of compound constituents: Implications for morphological decomposition." Presentation, 11th AMLaP conference (September, 2005).

    Fiorentino, R. "Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic approach to the investigation of word structure." Invited talk, CBL Summer Seminar, ZAO, Japan (August, 2005).

    Fiorentino, R. "Plural indefinites and unexpected pair-list readings." Presentation, 29th Penn Linguistics Colloquium (February, 2005).

    Fiorentino, R. "Unexpected pair-list readings in plural indefinites." Presentation, 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (February, 2005).

    Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "Compound words and structure in the lexicon." Poster Presentation, BIOMAG: 14th International Conference on Biomagnetism (April, 2004).

    Beretta, A., Fiorentino, R., and Poeppel, D. "The effects of homonymy and polysemy on lexical access: an MEG study." Poster Presentation, 11th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (April, 2004).

    Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "MEG evidence for early decomposition of compound words." Presentation, EPIC XIV: The Evoked Potentials International Conference XIV (March, 2004).

    Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "MEG investigation of decomposition in English noun-noun compounds." Invited talk, KIT 3rd International Symposium on Brain and Language (December, 2003).

    Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "Morphosyntactic and semantic information in building Noun Phrase structure." Poster Presentation, KIT 3rd International Symposium on Brain and Language (December, 2003).

    Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "MEG investigation of phrase structure building in noun phrases." Poster Presentation, 2003 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (November, 2003).

    Ozawa, K., Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "Lexical Frequency and the M350 MEG Response." Poster Presentation, 2003 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (November, 2003).

    Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "Decomposition of compound words: an MEG measure of early access to constituents." Poster Presentation, 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (July, 2003).

    Fiorentino, R. & Poeppel, D. "Two routes to phrase structure building: self-paced reading evidence and neurolinguistic implications." Poster Presentation, 10th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (March, 2003).

    Fiorentino, R. "Word recognition in words and phrases." Invited talk, MIT Workshop on MEG Methods and Analysis (January, 2003).