Matchin, W., Liao, C-H., Gaston, P., & Lau, E. (submitted). Same words, different structures: an fMRI investigation of argument relations and the angular gyrus. pdf
Green, J., McCourt, M., Lau, E., & Williams, A. (submitted). Processing adjunct control: Prediction and the rapid use of structural information in reference resolution.
Lago, S., Namyst, A., Jäger, L., & Lau, E. (submitted). Antecedent access mechanisms in pronoun processing: evidence from the N400.
Lau, E. & Namyst, A. (submitted). fMRI evidence that left posterior temporal cortex contributes to N400 effects of predictability independent of congruity. pdf
Delaney-Busch, N., Morgan, E., Lau, E., & Kuperberg, G. (submitted). Neural evidence of rational adaptation of semantic predictions: a Bayesian model of trial-by-trial N400 amplitude during semantic priming.
Kuperberg, G., Weber, K., Delaney-Busch, N., Ustine, C., Stillerman, B., Hamalainen, M., Lau, E. (submitted). Multimodal neuroimaging evidence for broader automatic semantic activity in schizophrenia.
Lau, E. (in press). Neural indices of structured sentence representation: State of the art. In Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 68. pdf
Matchin, W., Brodbeck, C., Hammerly, C., & Lau, E. (2018). The temporal dynamics of structure and content in the language network. Human Brain Mapping. pdf
Pelzl, E., Lau, E., Guo, T., & DeKeyser, R. (2018). Advanced Second Language Learners’ Perception of Lexical Tone Contrasts. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. pdf
Chow, W-Y., Lau, E.F., Wang, S. & Phillips, C. (2018). Wait a second! Delayed impact of argument roles on on-line verb prediction. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. pdf
Schlueter, Z., Williams, A., & Lau, E. (2018). Exploring the abstractness of number retrieval cues in the computation of subject-verb agreement in comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language. pdf
Lau, E. & Liao, C-H. (2017). Linguistic structure across time: ERP responses to coordinated and uncoordinated noun phrases. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. pdf
Matchin, W., Hammerly, C., & Lau, E. (2017). The role of the IFG and pSTS in syntactic prediction: evidence from a parametric study of hierarchical structure in fMRI. Cortex. pdf
Lago, S., Sloggett, S., Schlueter, Z., Chow, W-Y., Williams, A., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2017). Coreference and antecedent representation across languages. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. pdf
Lapinskaya, N., Uzomah, U., Bedny, M., & Lau, E. (2016). Electrophysiological signatures of event words: dissociating syntactic and semantic category effects in lexical processing. Neuropsychologia. pdf
Neufeld, C., Kramer, S., Lapinskaya, N., Heffner, C., Malko, A., & Lau, E. (2016). The electrophysiology of simple phrase building. Plos One. pdf
Lau, E., Namyst, A., Fogel, A., Delgado, T. (2016). A direct comparison of N400 effects of predictability and incongruity in adjective-noun combination. Collabra. pdf
Barrios, S., Namyst, A., Lau, E., Feldman, N., Idsardi, W. (2016). Establishing new mappings between familiar phones: Neural and behavioral evidence for early automatic processing of nonnative contrasts. Frontiers in Psychology.pdf
Weber, K., Lau, E.F., Stillerman, B., Kuperberg, G.R. (2016). The Yin and the Yang of Prediction: an fMRI study of semantic predictive processing. Plos One. pdf
Chow, W-Y., Momma, S., Smith, C., Lau, E. & Phillips, C. (2016). Prediction as Memory Retrieval: Timing and Mechanisms. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. pdf
McCourt, M., Green, J., Lau, E., & Williams, A. (2015). Processing implicit control: evidence from reading times. Frontiers in Psychology. pdf
Chow, W-Y., Smith, C., Lau, E. & Phillips, C. (2015). A ‘bag-of-arguments’ mechanism for initial verb predictions. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. pdf
Lau, E.F. & Nguyen, E.T. (2015). The role of temporal predictability in semantic expectation: An MEG investigation. Cortex. pdf
Lago, S., Shalom, D., Sigman, M., Lau, E., Phillips, C. (2015). Agreement processes in Spanish comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language. pdf
Omaki, A., Lau, E.F., Davidson White, I., Dakan, M., Apple, A., & Phillips, C. (2015). Hyper-active gap filling. Frontiers in Psychology. pdf
Lau, E.F., Weber, K., Gramfort, A., Hamalainen, M., & Kuperberg, G. (2014). Spatiotemporal signatures of lexical-semantic prediction. Cerebral Cortex. pdf
Chow, W-Y., Lago, S., Barrios, S., Parker, D., Morini, G. & Lau, E. (2014) Additive effects of repetition and predictability during comprehension: Evidence from event-related potentials. PLoS One. pdf
Lau, E.F., Gramfort, A., Hamalainen, M., & Kuperberg, G. (2013). Automatic semantic facilitation in anterior temporal cortex revealed through multimodal neuroimaging. Journal of Neuroscience. pdf
Lau, E.F., Holcomb, P.J., & Kuperberg, G.R. (2013). Dissociating N400 effects of prediction from association in single word contexts. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. pdf
Sprouse, J. & Lau, E.F. (2013). Syntax and the Brain. The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax. Cambridge University Press, UK.
Monahan, P., Lau, E., & Idsardi, W. (2013). Computational Primitives in Phonology and their Neural Correlates. Handbook of Biolinguistics, Cambridge University Press, UK.
Lau, E.F., Almeida, D., Hines, P., Poeppel, D. (2009). A lexical basis for context effects: evidence from the N400. Brain and Language. pdf
Wagers, M.W., Lau, E.F., & Phillips, C. (2009). Agreement attraction in comprehension: representations and processes. Journal of Memory and Language. pdf
Lau, E.F., Phillips, C., & Poeppel, D. (2008). A cortical network for semantics: (de)constructing the N400. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. pdf
Lau, E.F., Rozanova, K., & Phillips, C. (2007). Syntactic prediction and lexical frequency effects in sentence processing. University of Maryland Working Papers. pdf
Kazanina, N., Lau, E.F., Lieberman, M., Phillips, C., & Yoshida, M. (2007). Effect of syntactic constraints on long-distance dependency formation in backwards anaphora processing. Journal of Memory and Language. pdf
Lau, E. F., Stroud, C., Plesch, S., & Phillips, C. (2006). The role of prediction in rapid syntactic analysis. Brain & Language. pdf
**It’s important to be aware that a recent study by Kaan et al. (2016) has failed to replicate this finding. I am not currently pursuing further research on the early left anterior negativity myself given the related concerns raised about that broader literature by Steinhauer & Drury (2012).
Resnik, P., Elkiss, A., Lau, E., & Taylor, H. (2005). The Web in Theoretical Linguistics Research: Two Case Studies Using the Linguist’s Search Engine. Proceedings of the 31st Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 2005. pdf
Lau, E.F. & Ferreira, F. (2005). Lingering effects of disfluent material on the comprehension of garden path sentences. Language and Cognitive Processes. pdf
Ferreira, F., Lau, E. F., & Bailey, K. G. D. (2004). Disfluencies, Language Comprehension, and Tree Adjoining Grammars. Cognitive Science. pdf
Phillips, C. & Lau, E. (2004). Foundational Issues (review article for R. Jackendoff’s Foundations of Language). Journal of Linguistics. pdf
Conference Presentations (not yet in ms form)
Gaston, P., Lau, E., & Phillips, C. (2018). Resolving cross-method conflicts in the timing of cohort competition using jTRACE. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Green, J., McCourt, M., Williams, A. & Lau, E. (2018). Processing adjunct control: Rapid use of structural information in anaphora resolution. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Karatas, N.B., Gor, K., Slevc, L.R. & Lau, E. (2018). Complex sentence planning in L1 & L2 Turkish. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Karatas, N.B. & Lau, E. (2018). A morphological cue beats a semantic constraint in Turkish agreement attraction. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Lago, S., Jager, L, Namyst, A. & Lau, E. (2018). ERP priming effects in the processing of coreference: a Bayesian analysis. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Lau, E., Clarke, N., Socolof, M., Asatiani, R., Polinsky, M. (2018). Early detection of conflicting constraints? ERP evidence from Georgian. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Liao, C.-H. & Lau, E. (2018). Extra time to get results? ERP data on complex predicates in Mandarin. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Schlueter, Z., Namyst, A., & Lau, E. (2018). Predicting discourse status: N400 effects of determiner expectation. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Schlueter, Z., Parker, D., & Lau, E. (2018). Things that should affect agreement attraction in comprehension, but don’t. 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. pdf
Hirzel M, Lapinskaya N, Lidz J, & Lau E. Syntactic constituency rate effects in EEG. Society for the Neurobiology of Language, 2017. pdf
Pelzl E, Guo T, & Lau E. Tuning in: adaptation to mispronunciation in foreign-accented language comprehension. 29th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, 2016.
Momma S, Luo Y, Sakai H, Lau E, & Phillips C. Lexical predictions and the structure of semantic memory: EEG evidence from case changes. 29th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, 2016.
Lau E, O’Rourke P, Namyst A, Darwish S, Dawson T. The impact of timing on lexical-semantic prediction in L1 and L2. Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, 2015.
Schlueter Z, Williams A, Lau E. How quickly is Definiteness Information incorporated into Comprehender Expectations? 28th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference.
Lago S, Namyst A, Lau E. N400 semantic expectation effects provide evidence for rapid pronoun resolution. 28th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference.
Lau E, Weber K, Delaney-Busch N, Ustine C, Fanucci K, Hamalainen M, Kuperberg G. Contextual prediction in schizophrenia: Multimodal imaging evidence from a semantic priming paradigm. Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, 2012. pdf
Lau, E. The predictive nature of language comprehension. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland. Chaired by Colin Phillips, co-supervised by David Poeppel.