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Cognitive, Developmental, Faculty

Dr. Arielle Borovsky

University of California, San Diego, 2008

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Research Interests

Language development, word learning, language processing skills, ERPs, eyetracking, language learning delays and impairments.

Current Research

Broadly, I am interested in how language processing skills are connected to word learning and world knowledge. I pursue these questions in a variety of populations (infants, children, adults), and with a variety of research methods. Please see the Language and Cognitive Development Lab: for more details about current projects.

Selected Publications


Borovsky, A. (in press).  The amount and structure of prior event experience affects anticipatory sentence interpretation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.

Borovsky, A., Ellis, E.M., Evans, J.L., Elman, J.L.(in press).  Semantic density interacts with lexical and sentence processing in infancy. Child Development

Borovsky, A., Ellis, E.M., Evans, J.L., Elman, J.L.(in press). Lexical leverage: Category knowledge boosts real-time novel word recognition in two-year-olds. Developmental Science. PDF

Ellis, E.M., Borovsky, A., Elman, J.L., Evans, J.L. (in press). Novel Word Learning: An Eye-Tracking Study Are 18-Month-Old Late Talkers Really Different from their Typical Peers? Journal of Communication Disorders.

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

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

Borovsky, A., Elman, J & Kutas, M. (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.

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


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