Natasha Tokowicz, Ph.D.


634 LRDC 3939 O'Hara St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260





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Research Interests

Second language learning; Bilingualism; Meaning representation; Cognitive neuroscience of language processing.


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Cognitive Psychology Program Chair

Accepting Graduate Students: Yes


  • Psycholinguistic Underpinnings of Multilingualism (PLUM) Lab
  • Reading and Language Laboratories

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Regina Calloway
  • Caitlin Rice
  • Gabriela Terrazas Duarte


  • PhD, Penn State University


  • Publication 939

    Eddington, C. M., & Tokowicz, N. (2013). Examining English-German translation ambiguity using primed translation recognition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16 442-457.

  • Publication 941

    Tolentino, L. C., & Tokowicz, N. (2011). Across languages, space, and time: A review of the role of cross-language similarity in L2 (morpho)syntactic processing as revealed by fMRI and ERP. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 33, 1-34.

  • Publication 940

    Degani, T., Prior, A., & Tokowicz, N. (2011). Bidirectional transfer: The effect of sharing a translation. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 18-28.

  • Publication 742

    Degani, T., & Tokowicz, N. (2010a). Ambiguous words are harder to learn. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 13, 299-314.

  • Publication 556

    van Hell, J. G., & Tokowicz, N. (2010). Event-related brain potentials and second language learning: Syntactic processing in late L2 learners at different L2 proficiency levels. Second Language Research, 26, 43-74.

  • Publication 555

    Tolentino, L. C., & Tokowicz, N. (2009). Are pumpkins better than heaven?: An ERP investigation of the concrete-word advantage using order effects. Brain and Language, 110, 12-22.

  • Publication 554

    Degani, T., & Tokowicz, N. (2010b). Semantic ambiguity within and across languages: An integrative review. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63,1266-1303.

  • Publication 1014

    Armstrong, B. C., Tokowicz, N., & Plaut, D. C. (2012). eDom: Norming software and relative meaning frequencies for 544 English homonyms. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 1015-1027.

  • Publication 1013

    Boada, R., SՍnchez-Casas, R., GavilՍn, J. M., GarcÕ_a-Albea, J. E., & Tokowicz, N. (2013). Effect of multiple translations and cognate status on translation recognition performance of balanced bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 183-197.

  • Publication 1012

    Presson, N., MacWhinney, B., & Tokowicz, N. (in press). Learning grammatical gender: The use of rules by novice learners. Applied Psycholinguistics.

  • Publication 1011

    Degani, T., & Tokowicz, N. (in press). Cross-language influences: Translation status affects intra-word sense relatedness. Memory & Cognition.

  • Publication 942

    Tokowicz, N., & Warren, T. (2010). Beginning adult L2 learners sensitivity to morphosyntactic violations: A self-paced reading study. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 1092-1106.

  • Publication 598

    Tokowicz, N., & Warren, T. (in press). (2010). Beginning adult L2 learners sensitivity to morphosyntactic violations: A self-paced reading study. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology.