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I am a graduate of the Department of Linguistics and the Center for Cognitive Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. My dissertation was an experimental study of the representation of morphological information in the mental lexicon. After completing my degree, I took up a three year post-doctoral position working with Willem Levelt, from the Production Group, and Sotaro Kita, in the Gesture Project, at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands. I also spent three years as a Post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in Psycholinguistics at Saarland University in Germany working with Matthew Crocker. I joined the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2006.
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My research combines linguistic theory, psychological models, and experimental methodology into a line of research that investigates what speakers know about words. Specifically, I conduct research on the nature and organization of lexical representations, focusing on the nature of different types of semantic relations (e.g., a comparison of effects arising from the relationship between dog and horse and the relationship between horse and saddle) as well as on sociolinguistic factors like dialectal lexical variations. I've developed novel variants of well-known experimental paradigms, specifically Rasha Abdel Rahman and I developed a multiple word variant of picture-word interference paradigm to investigate the relationships between different types of distractor effects. Check out my research webpage here.
Language processing (Level 2)
Language (Level 3)
Gesture, Cognition, and Communication (Level 4 and Msc)
1/02/16 → 31/01/17
Melinger, A., Jan 2021, In: Cognition. 206, 13 p., 104471.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Melinger, A., 16 Apr 2019, In: Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 34, 9, p. 1176-1192 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)135 Downloads (Pure)
The closer they are, the more they interfere: Semantic similarity of word distractors increases competition in language productionRose, S. B., Aristei, S., Melinger, A. & Abdel Rahman, R., 1 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. 45, 4, p. 753-763 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile16 Citations (Scopus)246 Downloads (Pure)
Melinger, A. & Abdel Rahman, R., 2019, In: Cognitive Neuropsychology. 36, 5-6, p. 212-215 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)78 Downloads (Pure)
Melinger, A., 1 Mar 2018, In: Cognition. 172, p. 73-88 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)270 Downloads (Pure)
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