Viorica Marian's research focuses on bilingualism/multilingualism and the brain's ability to accommodate multiple languages at the same time. She studies the relationship between language and memory, as well as how people process spoken and written language. Her research uses cognitive, behavioral, and neurological measures to study the human linguistic capacity.
|PhD||Experimental Psychology, Cornell University|
|MA||Experimental Psychology, Cornell University|
|MA||Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Emory University|
|BA||Psychology, University of Alaska|
Shook, A., & Marian, V. (2013). The Bilingual Language Interaction Network for Comprehension of Speech. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 304-324. doi:10.1017/S1366728912000466
Marian, V., Bartolotti, J., Chabal, S., & Shook, A. (2012). CLEARPOND: Cross-Linguistic Easy-Access Resource for Phonological and Orthographic Neighborhood Density. PLoS ONE, 7(8): e43230. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043230
Krizman, J., Marian, V., Shook, A., Skoe, E., & Kraus N. (2012). Subcortical encoding of sound is enhanced in bilinguals and relates to executive function advantages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(20), 7877-7881. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201575109
Bartolotti, J., & Marian, V. (2012). Language learning and control in monolinguals and bilinguals. Cognitive Science, 36(6), 1129-1147. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2012.01243
Blumenfeld, H., & Marian, V. (2011). Bilingualism influences inhibitory control in auditory comprehension. Cognition, 118, 245-257.
Bartolotti, J., Marian, V., Schroeder, S., & Shook, A. (2011). Bilingualism and inhibitory control influence statistical learning of novel word forms. Frontiers in Cognition, 2, 324, 1-9.
Kaushanskaya, M., & Marian, V. (2009). The bilingual advantage in novel word learning. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16 (4), 705-710.
Kaushanskaya, M., & Marian, V. (2009). Bilingualism reduces native-language interference during novel word learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35 (3), 829-835.
Marian, V., & Kaushanskaya, M. (2007). Language context guides memory content. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14, 5, 925-933.
Marian, V., & Kaushanskaya, M. (2004). Self-construal and emotion in bicultural bilinguals. Journal of Memory and Language, 51, 2, 190-201.
Marian, V., Spivey, M., & Hirsch, J. (2003). Shared and separate systems in bilingual language processing: Converging evidence from eyetracking and brain imaging. Brain and Language, 86, 1, 70-82.
Marian, V., & Neisser, U. (2000). Language-dependent recall of autobiographical memories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 129, 361-368.
Spivey, M., & Marian, V. (1999). Crosstalk between native and second languages: Partial activation of an irrelevant lexicon. Psychological Science, 10, 3, 281-284.
Recent Awards and Honors
|2015||University of Alaska Anchorage Alumni of Achievement Award|
|2008||Clarence Simon Award for Teaching and Mentoring|
|2006-2007||Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Northwestern Associated Student Government|
|2005||Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Otto Klineberg Intercultural & International Relations Honorable Mention|
|1999-2000||National Research Service Award, National Institute of Health|
Recent Grants and Funding
|2010-2015||Cognitive Architecture of Bilingual Language Processing. National Institute of Health, NICHD RO1 HD059858, P.I.|
|2006-2009||Linguistic and Cognitive Mechanisms in Foreign Vocabulary Acquisition. National Science Foundation, BCS-0414145. P.I.|
|2005-2008||Memory and Language in Bilinguals. National Institute of Health, NICHD 1R03HD046952-01A1. P.I.|
|2004-2007||Bilingual Language Processing: Parallel Activation during Written and Spoken Word Recognition. National Science Foundation, NSF BCS-0418495. P.I.|
|CSD 309||Culture, Language, and Learning|
|CSD 545||Research Methods|
|CSD 550||Research Procedures in CSD|
|CSD 551||Topics in CSD: Bilingualism|