both Dr. Tessa Warren
635 LRDC
3939 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412 624 7460
my first name AT pitt DOT edu


Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor, Psychology, Linguistics, and Communication Sciences and Disorders Departments, University of Pittsburgh

Research

At the University of Pittsburgh, my research is conducted in the Reading and Language Lab. This lab houses the students and lab personnel of Chuck Perfetti, Natasha Tokowicz, Scott Fraundorf, and myself, as well as behavioral experiment labs, two ERP labs and multiple eye-tracking labs.

Publications

Dickey, M.W., Warren, T., Milburn, E.A. & Hayes, R.A. (under review). World and verb-specific knowledge both contribute to argument prediction, for both younger and older adults.

Milburn, E.A., Warren, T. & Dickey, M.W. (under review). Effects of familiarity, context, and abstract representations on idiom processing in aphasia.

Simons, A. & Warren, T. (in press). A closer look at strengthened readings of scalars. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Warren, T., Dickey, M.W., & Liburd, T.L. (2017). A rational inference approach to group and individual-level sentence comprehension performance in aphasia. Cortex, 92, 19-31.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2017). Under what conditions are plurals represented as more than one: Two methods for testing. Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2016- Empirical, Computation, and Theoretical Perspectives. http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-19053

Hayes, R.A., Dickey, M.W. & Warren, T. (2016). Looking for a location: Dissociated effects of event-related plausibility and verb-argument information on predictive processing in aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25, S743-S757.

Lei, C., Holcomb, M.B., Dresang, H., Warren, T., & Dickey, M.W. (2016). Neural bases of semantic-memory deficits for events. Proceedings of the 38th annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Tiv, M., Milburn, E.A., & Warren, T. (2016). The effects of transparency and ambiguity on idiom learning. Proceedings of the 38th annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

Milburn, E.A., Warren, T. & Dickey, M.W. (2016). World knowledge affects prediction as quickly as selectional restrictions do: Evidence from the visual world paradigm. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(4), 536-548.

Warren, T., Dickey, M.W., & Lei, C. (2016). Structural prediction in aphasia: Evidence from 'either'. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 39, 38-38.

Warren, T., Milburn, E.A., Patson, N.D., & Dickey M.W. (2015). Comprehending the impossible: what role do selectional restriction violations play? Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 30(8), 932-939.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2015). The mental representation of plural events. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(7), 1249-1267.

Tuninetti, A., Warren, T. & Tokowicz, N. (2015). Cue strength in second language processing: An eye-tracking study. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(3), 568-584.

Dickey, M.W. & Warren, T. (2015). The influence of event-related knowledge on verb-argument processing in aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 67, 63-81.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2014). Comparing the roles of referents and event structures in parsing preferences. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 29(4), 408-423.

Patson, N.D., George, G., & Warren, T. (2014). The conceptual representation of number. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(7), 1349-1365.

Vanyukov, P.M., Warren, T., Wheeler, M.E., & Reichle, E.D. (2012). The emergence of frequency effects in eye movements. Cognition, 123(1), 185-189.

Warren, T. & Dickey, M.W. (2011). On line costs for predicting upcoming syntactic structure. In J. Harris and M. Grant (Eds.), UMass Occasional Papers in Linguistics 38: Processing Structure (pp. 141-155). Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications.

Warren, T. (2011). The influence of plausibility and anomaly on eye movements in reading. In S. P. Liversedge, I. Gilchrist, & S. Everling (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Eye Movements (pp. 911-923). USA, Oxford University Press.

White, S.J., Warren, T., & Reichle, E.D. (2011). Parafoveal preview during reading: Effects of sentence position. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(4), 1221-1238.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2011). Building complex reference objects from dual sets. Journal of Memory and Language, 64(4), 443-459.

Warren, T., Reichle, E.D., & Patson, N.D. (2011). Lexical and post-lexical complexity effects on eye movements in reading. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 4(1):3, 1-10.

Tokowicz, N. & Warren, T. (2010). Beginning L2 learners' sensitivity to morphosyntactic violations: A self-paced reading study. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22(7), 1092-1106.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2010). Evidence for distributivity effects in comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36(3), 782-789.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2010). Eye movements when reading implausible sentences: Investigating potential structural influences on semantic integration. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(8), 1516-1532.

Warren, T., White, S.J., & Reichle, E.D. (2009). Investigating the causes of wrap-up effects: Evidence from eye movements and E-Z Reader. Cognition, 111(1), 132-137.

Reichle, E.D., Warren, T., & McConnell, K. (2009). Using E-Z Reader to model effects of higher level language processing on eye-movements in reading. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(1), 1-20.

Reichle, E.D., Vanyukov, P., Laurent, P., & Warren, T. (2008). Serial or Parallel? Using depth of processing to examine attention allocation in reading. Vision Research, 48(7), 1831-1836.

Warren, T., McConnell, K. & Rayner, K. (2008). Effects of context on eye movements when reading about plausible and impossible events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 34(4), 1001-1010.

Tokowicz, N. & Warren, T. (2008). Quantification and statistics in the study of bilingualism. In L. Wei & M. Moyer (Eds.), The Blackwell guide to research methods in bilingualism. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Warren, T. & McConnell, K. (2007). Investigating effects of selectional restriction violations and plausibility violation severity on eye-movements in reading. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(4), 770-775.

Warren, T. & Gibson, E. (2005). Effects of NP-type on reading English clefts. Language and Cognitive Processes, 20 (6), 751-767.

Rayner, K., Warren, T., Juhasz, B., & Liversedge, S. (2004). The effects of plausibility on eye movements in reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 30(6), 1290-1301.

Warren, T. & Rayner, K. (2004). Top-down influences in the Interactive Alignment model: The power of the situation model. A commentary on Pickering & Garrod's Toward a mechanistic psychology of dialogue. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 27 (2), 211.

Gibson, E. & Warren, T. (2004). Reading time evidence for intermediate linguistic structure in long-distance dependencies. Syntax, 7:1, 55-78.

Warren, T. (2003). The processing complexity of quantifiers. In L. Alonso-Ovalle (Ed.), UMass Occasional Papers in Linguistics 27: On Semantic Processing. 211 - 237.

Warren, T. & Gibson, E. (2002). The influence of referential processing on sentence complexity. Cognition, 85, 79-112.

Warren, T. (2001). Understanding the Role of Referential Processing in Sentence Complexity. Doctoral dissertation, MIT.

Selected Conference Presentations

Hayes, R.A., Dickey, M.W., & Warren, T. (2017). Attention and retention without intention: Potential hyper-binding in implicit learning among older adults and individuals with aphasia. Poster presented at the 2017 Clinical Aphasiology Conference.

Dickey, M.W., Warren, T., Nunn, K., Colvin, M.B., Hayes, R.A., Milburn, E., & Lei, C. (2017). Evidence that uncertainty drives comprehension patterns in people with aphasia. Talk presented at the 30th annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference. Boston, MA.

Holcomb, M.B., Dickey, M.W., & Warren, T. (2016). Sensitivity to anomalies in aphasia supports dissociation of verb-based and event-based knowledge. Poster presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA.

Koch, G., Tokowicz, N., & Warren, T. (2016). Translation ambiguity and individual differences affect L2 vocabulary learning in bilinguals and monolinguals. Poster presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA.

Nunn, K., Dickey, M.W., & Warren, T. (2016). The noisy channel model and sentence processing in individuals with simulated hearing loss. Poster presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Dickey, M.W., Holcomb, M.B., & Warren, T. (2016). Sensitivity to verb-argument anomalies in aphasia is driven by event knowledge. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Wales, UK.

Lei, C., Holcomb, M.B., Dresang, H., Warren, T., & Dickey, M.W. (2016). Neural bases of semantic-memory deficits for events. Poster presented at the 38th annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Tiv, M., Milburn, E.A., & Warren, T. (2016). The effects of transparency and ambiguity on idiom learning. Poster presented at the 38th annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Dresang, H., Warren, T., & Dickey, M.W. (2016). Semantic memory for objects and events: A novel test of event-related conceptual semantic knowledge. Poster presented at the 2016 Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Charlottesville, VA.

Holcomb, M.B., Warren, T., Dickey, M.W., & Hayes, R.A. (2015). Looking for syntactic priming in noisy channel comprehension. Poster presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Chicago, IL.

Milburn, E.A., Warren, T., & Dickey, M.W. (2015). Effects of familiarity, context, and abstract representations on idiom processing in aphasia. Talk presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Tuscon, AZ.

Lei, C., Warren, T., & Dickey, M. (2015). Structural prediction in aphasia. Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Tuscon, AZ.

Dickey, M.W., Warren, T. , Milburn, E.A., Hayes, R.A., & Lei, A. (2015). Verb-based anticipatory processing in aphasia. Talk presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Tuscon, AZ.

Hayes, R.A., Dickey, M.W., & Warren, T. (2015). Prediction of arguments and adjuncts in aphasia: Effects of event-related and verb-specific knowledge. Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Tuscon, AZ.

Hayes, R.A., Dickey, M.W., & Warren, T. (2015). Different effects of argument status and event plausibility on verb-argument prediction among young adults and individuals with aphasia. Poster presented at Clinical Aphasiaology Conference. Monterey, CA.

Tuninetti, A., Tokowicz, N., Warren, T., & Riviera-Torres, K. (2015). Translation ambiguity and individual differences in L2 vocabulary learning. Paper presented at International Symposium on Bilingualism 10, New Brunswick, NJ.

Dickey, M.W., Warren, T., Hayes, R.A. & Milburn, E.A. (2015). Prediction may be independent of production: Lexical predictability effects in aphasia. Poster presented at the 28th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Los Angeles, CA.

Hayes, R.A., Dickey, M.W., & Warren, T. (2015). No effect of argument status on prediction or integration of locative event participants. Poster presented at the 28th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Los Angeles, CA.

Liburd, T.L., Warren, T. & Tokowicz, N. (2014). Investigating prediction in L2 morpho-syntax: An eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, CA.

Tokowicz, N., Tuninetti, A., Warren, T., & Riviera-Torres, K. (2014). Translation ambiguity and individual differences in vocabulary learning. Poster presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, CA.

Warren, T., Milburn, E.A. & Dickey, M.W. (2014). Likelihood and possibility both guide verb-based anticipatory processing. Poster presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, CA.

Warren, T., Liburd, T.L. & Dickey, M.W. (2014). Sentence comprehension in aphasia: A noisy channel approach. Talk presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Miami, FL.

Dickey, M.W., Warren, T., Hayes, R.A., & Milburn, E.A. (2014). Prediction during sentence comprehension in aphasia. Talk presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Miami, FL.

Simons, A. & Warren, T. (2014). Processing Scalars. Poster presented at the 27th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Columbus, OH.

Milburn, E.A., Warren, T., & Dickey, M.W. (2014). No lexical boost: verb-based information does not facilitate prediction over and above event-based knowledge in the visual world. Poster presented at the 27th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Columbus, OH.

Patson, N.D., Gerret, G. & Warren, T. (2013). The conceptual representation of number. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Toronto, Canada.

Warren, T., Milburn, E.A., Patson, N.D., & Dickey, M.W. (2013). Impossibility in Verb-Argument Processing cued by Verb- vs. Event- Knowledge Violations. Poster presented at 19th annual Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing conference, Marseilles, France.

Patson, N.D., George, G., & Warren, T. (2013). The mental representation of plurals. Poster presented at 19th annual Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing conference, Marseilles, France.

Warren, T. & Dickey, M.W. (2013). The influence of event-related knowledge on verb-argument processing in aphasia. Poster presented at 51st annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia. Lucerne, Switzerland.

Degani, T., Warren, T. & Tokowicz, N. (2013). Reading patterns in bilinguals and non-native speakers: Semantic effects. Talk presented at annual meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. Budapest, Hungary.

Dickey, M.W. & Warren, T. (2013). Verb-argument processing with and without event-related knowledge impairment. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Columbia, SC.

Vanyukov, P.M., Warren, T., & Reichle, E.D. (2012). Effects of transitional probability in visual search and reading. Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Minneapolis, MN.

Vanyukov, P.M., Warren, T., & Reichle, E.D. (2012). Effects of transitional probability in visual search. Poster presented at the 18th annual Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing conference. Riva del Garda, Italy.

Dickey, M.W. & Warren, T. (2012). Neurolinguistic evidence for independent contributions of verb-specific and event-related knowledge to predictive processing. Poster presented at the 25th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. New York, NY.

Patson, N.D., George, G., & Warren, T. (2012). The mental representation of plurals. Poster presented at the 25th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. New York, NY.

George, G., Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2012). The mental representation of plurals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Pittsburgh, PA.

Patson, N.D., George, G., & Warren, T. (2011). The conceptualization of grammatical number. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seattle, WA.

Tuninetti, A., Tokowicz, N., & Warren, T. (2011). Cross-language similarity in second language learning: An eye-tracking study. Talk presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seattle, WA.

Tokowicz, N., Tolentino, L., Warren, T., & Tuninetti, A. (2011). Second language morphosyntactic processing: Evidence from eye tracking, self-paced reading, grammaticality judgments, and event-related potentials. Talk presented in the 'Bilingual word and sentence processing: Electrophysiological investigations' symposium at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology 17th meeting. Barcelona, Spain.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2011). Event distributivity and plurality. Poster presented at the 17th annual Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing conference. Paris, France.

White, S.J., Warren, T., Staub, A., & Reichle, E.D. (2011) The Distribution of Fixation Durations During Reading: Effects of Stimulus Quality and Sentence Wrap-up. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements. Marseilles, France.

Vanyukov, P.M., Warren, T., & Reichle, E.D. (2011). Emergence of frequency effects in eye movements. Talk presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements. Marseilles, France.

Vanyukov, P.M., Warren, T., & Reichle, E.D. (2011). Effects of frequency on eye movements in reading and visual search. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements. Marseilles, France.

Tuninetti, A., Tokowicz, N. & Warren, T. (2011). Cross-language similarity in L2 learning: An eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Oslo, Norway.

Warren, T. (2010). Comprehending the impossible: is there a role for selectional restriction violations? Talk presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, MO.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2010). The girls and some of the boys kissed: Evidence that conjoined plurals drive reciprocal interpretations. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, MO.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2010). Plural sets can saturate reciprocal theta roles. Poster presented at the 23rd annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. New York, NY.

Vanyukov, P.M., Reichle, E.D., & Warren, T. (2009). Searching for O: Evidence for cognitive control in eye-movement behavior. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA.

Warren, T., White, S.J., & Reichle, E.D. (2009). Wrap-up effects in reading: Evaluating E-Z Reader 10. Paper presented at the symposium: Modeling effects of higher-level language processing on eye movements. 15th European Conference on Eye-movements, Southampton, UK.

Reichle, E.D. & Warren, T. (2009). Simulating post-lexical effects on eye movements in reading: E-Z Reader 10. Paper presented at the symposium: Modeling effects of higher-level language processing on eye movements. 15th European Conference on Eye-movements, Southampton, UK.

Patson, N.D., Warren, T., & Reichle, E.D. (2009). Lexical and post-lexical complexity effects on eye movements in reading. Poster presented at the 15th European Conference on Eye-movements, Southampton, UK.

White, S.J., Warren, T., & Reichle, E.D. (2009). Effects of sentence position on parafoveal preview. Poster presented at the 15th European Conference on Eye-movements, Southampton, UK.

Vanyukov, P.M., Reichle, E.D., Warren, T., & Degani, T. (2009). Examining attention allocation in gaze-contingent visual search tasks using diffusion models. Paper presented at the 15th European Conference on Eye-movements, Southampton, UK.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2009). On-line evidence for distributivity effects in comprehension. Poster presented at the 22nd annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Davis, CA.

Patson, N.D. & Warren, T. (2009). Making individuals within sets accessible: What is required? Poster presented at the 22nd annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Davis, CA.

Warren, T. & Dickey, M.W. (2009). On-line costs for predicting upcoming syntactic structure. Poster presented at the 22nd annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Davis, CA.

Warren, T., Patson, N.D., Laurent, P.A., & Reichle, E.D. (2008). Revisiting length and predictability effects on eye movements in reading. Poster presented at the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Vanyukov, P.M., Degani, T., Reichle, E.D., & Warren, T. (2008). Examining attention allocation in visual search tasks. Poster presented at the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Warren, T., White, S.J., & Reichle, E. D. (2008). Evidence for pausing, not wrap-up, effects in reading and implications for E-Z Reader 10. Poster presented at the 21st annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Chapel Hill, NC.

Patson, N.D., Warren, T., Virbitsky, A., & McConnell, K. (2007). The detection of plausibility violations inside and outside of theta-assigning relations. Poster presented at the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Warren, T., McConnell, K., & Reichle, E. (2007) Factors contributing to effects of implausibility on eye-movements during reading: Empirical results and implications for the EZ Reader model. Symposium on effects of sentence context and predictability on eye-movements. 14th European Conference on Eye-movements. Potsdam, Germany.

White, S., Warren, T., & Reichle, E. (2007) Clause wrap-up and the parafoveal processing of sentence-initial words. Symposium on effects of sentence context and predictability on eye-movements. 14th European Conference on Eye-movements. Potsdam, Germany.

Vanyukov, P., Reichle, E., Laurent, P., Morales, F., & Warren, T. (2007). Serial or parallel? Using depth of processing to examine attention allocation during reading. 14th European Conference on Eye-movements. Potsdam, Germany.

Warren, T., McConnell, K. & Rayner, K. (2007). The time course of different kinds of knowledge use during reading comprehension. Poster presented at the 20th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. San Diego, CA.

Tokowicz, N., Warren, T. & Rusinol, A. (2006). ?Correcto o incorrecto? Reading times and grammaticality judgments of beginning L2 learners. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, TX.

Warren, T., Vasishth, S., Hirotani, M. & Drenhaus, H. (2006). Multiple-licensor and locality effects in negative polarity licensing. Poster presented at the 19th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. New York, NY.

Warren, T. & McConnell, K. (2006). Effects of building and maintaining syntactic predictions on eye-movements in reading. Poster presented at the 19th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. New York, NY.

Warren, T. & McConnell, K. (2005). Effects of event possibility and likelihood on eye-movements in reading. Poster presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Toronto, Canada.

Warren, T. & Russell, K. (2005). Differences in the processing complexity of quantified NPs. Paper presented at the 18th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing conference. Tuscon, AZ.

Warren, T., Hirotani, M. & Schiller, M. (2005). Retrieval difficulty in establishing syntactic, semantic and referential dependencies. Poster presented at the 18th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing conference. Tuscon, AZ.

Warren, T. & Gibson, E. (2004). Conjoined NPs and syntactic complexity. Paper presented at the 10th annual Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing Conference. Aix en Provence, France.

Warren, T. & Grodner, D. (2004). Effects of the locality of syntactic dependencies on eye-movements in reading. Poster presented at the 17th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. College Park, MD.

Warren, T., Gibson, E., Jameson, M. & Hirsch, C. (2003). The effects of NP-type on Sentence Complexity. Paper presented at the 34th annual meeting of the North Eastern Linguistics Society. Stony Brook, NY.

Rayner, K., Warren, T. & Liversedge, S. (2003). The effect of plausibility on eye fixations in reading. Paper presented at the 12th European Conference on Eye-movements. Dundee, UK

Warren, T. (2003). The processing complexity of quantifiers. Paper presented at the 16th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Cambridge, MA.

Warren, T. & Gibson, E. (2002). Evidence for a constituent-based distance metric in distance-based complexity theories. Poster presented at the 15th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, NY.

Warren, T. & Gibson, E. (2000). Effects of discourse status on reading times: Implications for quantifying distance in a locality based theory of linguistic complexity. Poster presented at 13th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. La Jolla, CA.