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The Origins of African American English 

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Peer-Reviewed Research Articles


Chen, P., Chung-Fat-Yim, A., Guo, T., & Marian, V. (2023). Cultural background and input familiarity influence multisensory emotion perception. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Hayakawa, S., & Marian, V. (2022). Communicating risk: How relevant and irrelevant probabilistic information influences risk perception in medical decision-making. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Rochanavibhata, S., & Marian, V. (2022). Culture at play: A cross-cultural comparison of mother-child communication during toy play. Language Learning and Development, 18(3), 294-309.

Chabal, S., Hayakawa, S., & Marian, V. (2022). Language is activated by visual input regardless of memory demands or capacity. Cognition, 222, 104994.

Hayakawa, S., Pan, Y., & Marian, V. (2022). Language changes medical judgments and beliefs. International Journal of Bilingualism, 26(1), 1-18. 

Chen, P., Chung-Fat-Yim, A., & Marian, V. (2022). Cultural experience influences multisensory emotion perception in bilinguals. Languages, 7, 12.

Chung-Fat-Yim, A., Chen, P., Chan, A. H. D., & Marian, V. (2022). Audio-visual interactions during emotion processing in bicultural bilinguals. Motivation and Emotion, 46, 719-734.

Freeman, M. R., Robinson Anthony, J. J. D., Marian, V., & Blumenfeld, H. K. (2022). Individual and sociolinguistic differences in language background predict Stroop performance. Frontiers in Communication, 7, 865965.

Freeman, M. R., & Marian, V. (2022). Visual word recognition in bilinguals: Eye-tracking evidence that L2 proficiency impacts access of L1 phonotactics. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 44, 759-787.

Marian, V. (2022). To bilingualism and beyond! Modeling bilingualism requires looking beyond language. Language Learning.

Hayakawa, S., Chung-Fat-Yim, A., & Marian, V. (2022). Predictors of language proficiency and cultural identification in heritage bilinguals. Frontiers in Communication, 7, 994709.

Rochanavibhata, S., & Marian, V. (2022). Diversity in bilingual children language acquisition research. First Language.


Chabal, S., Hayakawa, S., & Marian, V. (2021). How a picture becomes a word: individual differences in the development of language-mediated visual search. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 6(2), 1-10.

Hayakawa, S., Bartolotti, J., & Marian, V. (2021). Native language similarity during foreign language learning: Effects of cognitive strategies and affective states. Applied Psycholinguistics, 42(3), 514-540.

Rochanavibhata, S., & Marian, V. (2021). Cross-cultural differences in mother-preschooler book sharing practices in the United States and Thailand. Journal of Child Language, 48, 834-857.

Marian, V., & Hayakawa, S. (2021). Measuring bilingualism: The quest for a "bilingual quotient". Applied Psycholinguistics, 42, 527-548.

Hayakawa, S., Pan, Y., & Marian, V. (2021). Considering preventative care in a native vs. non-native language: A Foreign Language Effect. Brain Sciences, 11, 1309.

Marian, V., Bartolotti, J., van den Berg, A., & Hayakawa, S. (2021). Costs and benefits of native language similarity for non-native word learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 651506.

Marian, V., Hayakawa, S., & Schroeder, S. (2021). Memory after visual search: Overlapping phonology, shared meaning, and bilingual experience influence what we remember. Brain and Language, 222, 105012.

Freeman, M., Blumenfeld, H., Carlson, M., & Marian, V. (2021). First-language influence on second-language speech perception depends on task demands. Language and Speech, 1-24.

Marian, V., Bartolotti, J., Daniel, N. L., & Hayakawa, S. (2021). Spoken words activate native and non-native letter-to-sound mappings: Evidence from eye tracking. Brain and Language, 223, 105045.

Marian, V., Hayakawa, S., & Schroeder, S. (2021). Cross-modal interaction between auditory and visual input impacts memory retrieval. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15, 661477.