Alec Marantz

Professor of Linguistics and Psychology

marantz@nyu.edu

Publications: 2000 - present

Submitted

Wood, J., & Marantz, A. submitted The interpretation of external arguments.

2015

Fruchter, J.*, Linzen, T.*, Westerlund, M., & Marantz, A. (2015) (*Denotes equal contribution). Lexical preactivation in basic linguistic phrases. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00822

Fruchter, J., & Marantz, A. (2015). Decomposition, Lookup, and Recombination: MEG evidence for the Full Decomposition model of complex visual word recognition. Brain and Language, 143, 81-96. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2015.03.001

Gwilliams, L., & Marantz, A. (2015). Tracking non-linear prediction in a linear speech stream: Influence of morphological structure on spoken word recognition. Brain and Language, 147, 1-13. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2015.04.006

2014

Ettinger, A., Linzen, T., & Marantz, A. (2014). The role of morphology in phoneme prediction: Evidence from MEG. Brain and Language, 129, 14-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2013.11.004

2013

Fruchter, J., Stockall, L., & Marantz, A. (2013). MEG masked priming evidence for form-based decomposition of irregular verbs. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00798

Linzen, T., Marantz, A., & Pylkkänen, L. (2013). Syntactic context effects in single word recognition: An MEG study. The Mental Lexicon, 8(2), 117-139. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/ml.8.2.01lin

Marantz, A. (2013). No escape from morphemes in morphological processing. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28(7), 905-916. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2013.779385

Marantz, A. (2013). Verbal argument structure: Events and participants. Lingua (130), 152-168. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2012.10.012.

2012

Marantz, A. (2012). Locality Domains for Contextual Allomorphy across the Interfaces. In O. Matushansky and A. Marantz (Eds.), Distributed Morphology Today (95-115). Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press.

Simon, D. A., Lewis, G., & Marantz, A. (2012). Disambiguating form and lexical frequency effects in MEG responses using homonyms. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(2), 275-287. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2011.607712

2011

Hsu, C.-H., Lee, C.-Y., & Marantz, A. (2011). Effects of visual complexity and sublexical information in the occipitotemporal cortex in the reading of Chinese phonograms: a single-trial analysis with MEG. Brain and Language, 117(1), 1-11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2010.10.002

Lewis, G., Solomyak, O., & Marantz, A. (2011). The neural basis of obligatory decomposition of suffixed words. Brain and Language, 118(3), 118-127. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2011.04.004

2010

Froud, K., Titone, D., Marantz, A., & Levy, D. L. (2010). Brain/behavior asymmetry in schizophrenia: A MEG study of cross-modal semantic priming. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23(3), 223-239. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2009.03.001

Solomyak, O., & Marantz, A. (2010). Evidence for early morphological decomposition in visual word recognition: A single-trial correlational MEG study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(9), 2042-2057. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2009.21296

2009

Solomyak, O., & Marantz, A. (2009). Lexical access in early stages of visual word processing: A single-trial correlational MEG study of heteronym recognition. Brain and Language, 108(3), 191-196. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2008.09.004

2008

Embick, D., & Marantz, A. (2008). Architecture and blocking. Linguistic Inquiry, 39(1), 1-53. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/ling.2008.39.1.1

Halle, M., & Marantz, A. (2008). Clarifying “blur”: paradigms, defaults, and inflectional classes. In A.Bachrach and A. Nevins (Eds.), Inflectional Identity (pp.55-72). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2007

Hacquard, V., Walter, M. A., & Marantz, A. (2007). The effects of inventory on vowel perception in French and Spanish: an MEG study. Brain and Language, 100(3), 295-300. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2006.04.009

Marantz, A. (2007). Phases and words. In S.H. Choe (Ed.), Phases in the Theory of Grammar (pp. 191-222). Soeul: Dong-In Publishing Co.

2006

Stockall, L., & Marantz, A. (2006). A single route, full decomposition model of morphological complexity: MEG evidence. The Mental Lexicon, 1(1), 85-123. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/ml.1.1.07sto

2005

Embick, D., & Marantz, A. (2005). Cognitive neuroscience and the English past tense: Comments on the paper by Ullman et al. Brain and Language, 93, 243-247. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2004.10.003

Marantz, A. (2005). Generative linguistics within the cognitive neuroscience of language. The Linguistic Review, 22(2-4), 429-445. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/tlir.2005.22.2-4.429

2004

Sekihara, K., Nagarajan, S.S., Poeppel, D., & Marantz, A. (2004). Asymptotic SNR of scalar and vector minimum-variance beamformers for neuromagnetic source reconstruction. IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, 51(10), 1726-1734. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2004.827926

Stockall, L., Stringfellow, A., & Marantz, A. (2004). The precise time course of lexical activation: MEG measurements of the effects of frequency, probability, and density in lexical decision. Brain and Language, 90(1-3), 88-94. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0093-934X(03)00422-X

Pylkkanen, L., Feintuch, S., Hopkins, E., & Marantz, A. (2004). Neural correlates of the effects of morphological family frequency and family size: an MEG study. Cognition, 91(3), B35-45. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2003.09.008

Sekihara, K., Nagarajan, S.S., Poeppel, D., & Marantz, A. (2004). Performance of an MEG adaptive-beamformer source reconstruction technique in the presence of additive low-rank interference. IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, 51(1), 90-99. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2003.820329

2003

Pylkkanen, L., & Marantz, A. (2003). Tracking the time course of word recognition with MEG. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7(5), 187-189. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1364-6613(03)00092-5

2002

Sekihara, K., Nagarajan, S.S., Poeppel, D., & Marantz, A. (2002). Performance of an MEG adaptive-beamformer technique in the presence of correlated neural activities: effects on signal intensity and time-course estimates. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 49(12), 1534-1546. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2002.805485

Pylkkanen, L., Stringfellow, A., & Marantz, A. (2002). Neuromagnetic evidence for the timing of lexical activation: an MEG component sensitive to phonotactic probability but not to neighborhood density. Brain and Language, 81(1-3), 666-678. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/brln.2001.2555

Sekihara, K., Nagarajan, S.S., Poeppel, D., Marantz, A., & Miyashita, Y. (2002). Application of an MEG eigenspace beamformer to reconstructing spatio-temporal activities of neural sources. Human Brain Mapping, 15(4), 199-215. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.10019

2001

Sekihara, K., Nagarajan, S.S., Poeppel, D., Marantz, A., & Miyashita, Y. (2001). Reconstructing spatio-temporal activities of neural sources using an MEG vector beamformer technique. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 48(7), 760-71. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/10.930901

Embick, D., Hackl, M., Schaeffer, J., Kelepir, M., & Marantz, A. (2001). A magnetoencephalographic component whose latency reflects lexical frequency. Cognitive Brain Research, 10(3), 345-8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0926-6410(00)00053-7

2000

Phillips, C., Pellathy, T., Marantz, A., Yellin, E., Wexler, K., Poeppel, D., McGinnis, M., & Roberts, T. (2000). Auditory cortex accesses phonological categories: an MEG mismatch study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12(6), 1038-55. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/08989290051137567

Embick, D., Marantz, A., Miyashita, Y., O'Neil, W., & Sakai, K.L. (2000). A syntactic specialization for Broca's area. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 97(11), 6150-6154. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.100098897

Liu, J., Higuchi, M., Marantz, A., & Kanwisher, N. (2000). The selectivity of the occipitotemporal M170 for faces. Neuroreport, 11(2), 337-41.

Invited Talks in 2014

April

Competition and Prediction in Word Processing: MEG Studies of Visual and Auditory Word Recognition. University of Pennsylvania Linguistics Speaker Series, Philadelphia.

Competition and Prediction in Word Processing: MEG Studies of Visual and Auditory Word Recognition. Harvard Linguistics Circle Colloquium, Cambridge, MA.

Invited Talks in 2013

January

Words and Rules Revisited: Separating the Syntagmatic and the Paradigmatic in Morphology. USC Linguistics Department Colloquium, Los Angeles.

May

Linguistic Atoms: the neurobiology of form and meaning. Keynote talk with invited respondents, Queen Mary, University of London.

Locating the verbal root. Plenary Talk, 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Rejkjavik, Iceland.

September

Words and Rules Revisited: Separating the Paradigmatic from the Syntagmatic in Morphology. Keynote Speaker, Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience and Bilingualism, Consilider Brainglot Project, Barcelona.

November

Decomposing and Composing: MEG Studies of Complex Word Recognition. Academia Sinica Institute of Linguistics Colloquium Talk, Taipei, Taiwan.

Words and Rules Revisited: Reassessing the Role of Construction and Memory in Language. Keynote Speaker, PACLIC 27, Taipei, Taiwan.

MEG technology drives progress in cognitive neuroscience: the KIT/NYU Lab and Linguistics. Keynote Speaker, Workshop on MEG and Cognitive Neuroscience, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan.

Posters & Presentations: 2008 - present

2015

Gwilliams, L., & Marantz, A. (2015, March). Decomposition of spoken Arabic words into root morphemes during processing: Evidence from magnetoencephalography. Presentation at the Linguistics in the Gulf 5 Conference, Doha, Qatar.

Al Kaabi, M., & Marantz, A. (2015, March). Subliminal speech priming on Emirati Arabic Roots: an MEG investigation. Presentation at the Neuroscience of Language Lab Workshop 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Brooks, T., & Marantz, A. (2015, March). Lexical access: a multi-modal approach. Presentation at the Neuroscience of Language Lab Workshop 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Gaston, P., & Marantz, A. (2015, March). Modulating entropy in syntactic context: an MEG study of noun/verb homonyms. Presentation at the Neuroscience of Language Lab Workshop 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Gwilliams, L., & Marantz, A. (2015, March). Letter specific sensitivities in the brain: located in time, space and current direction. Presentation at the Neuroscience of Language Lab Workshop 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Gwilliams, L., & Marantz, A. (2015, February). Non-linear processing of a linear speech stream. Presentation at the NYUAD Annual Research Conference 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2014

Gwilliams, L., Lewis, G., & Marantz, A. (2014, August). Revealing the cortical dynamics of letter string perception. Poster presented at the sixth annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Amsterdam.

King, J., Linzen, T., & Marantz, A. (2014, August). Noun/verb entropy: an MEG study of word-level syntactic category ambiguity. Poster presented at the sixth annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Amsterdam.

Linzen, T., Gaston, P., Gwilliams, L., & Marantz, A. (2014, August). Competition and prediction in the auditory processing of morphologically complex words. Poster presented at the sixth annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Amsterdam.

2013

Brooks, T., Garcia, D., Marantz, A., Pylkkänen, L. (2013, April). Combinatorial Effects within Compound Words during Visual Word Recognition. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Ettinger, A., Linzen, T., & Marantz, A. (2013, April). The role of morphology in phoneme prediction: Evidence from MEG. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Linzen, T., Fruchter, J., Westerlund, M., & Marantz, A. (2013, April). Predicting the foreseeable future: MEG evidence for preactivation of predicted words. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Ettinger, A., Linzen, T., & Marantz, A. (2013, March). The role of morphology in phoneme prediction: Evidence from MEG. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC.

Linzen, T., Fruchter, J., Westerlund, M., & Marantz, A. (2013, March). Predicting the foreseeable future: MEG evidence for preactivation of predicted words. Talk presented at the 26th annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC.

2012

Linzen, T., Marantz, A. & Pylkkänen, L. (2012, October). Syntactic effects in single word recognition: evidence from MEG. Talk presented at the eighth annual Mental Lexicon Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Fruchter, J., Stockall, L., & Marantz, A. (2012, April). MEG masked priming evidence for early form-based decomposition of irregular past tense verbs. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL.

2011

Fruchter, J., Stockall, L., & Marantz, A. (2011, November). Early decomposition effects during visual processing of past tense verbs: An MEG study using masked priming and single-word lexical decision tasks. Poster presented at the third annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Lewis, G., & Marantz, A. (2011, November). The latency of lexical access in visual and spoken word recognition. Poster presented at the third annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Fruchter, J. & Marantz, A. (2011, April). MEG evidence for recombination stage in full decomposition model of visual word recognition. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Lewis, G., & Marantz, A. (2011, April). The effect of meaning entropy during auditory homophone recognition: MEG evidence for amodal lexical entries. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

2010

Fruchter, J. & Marantz, A. (2010, November). Neural correlates of the effects of semantic coherence and derivational family entropy on processing of morphologically complex words. Poster presented at the second annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, CA.

Lewis, G., & Marantz, A. (2010, November). Affix frequency versus positional letter string frequency in visual recognition of morphologically complex words. Poster presented at the second annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, CA.

2009

Lewis, G., Solomyak, O., & Marantz, A. (2009, October). The neural basis of obligatory decomposition of suffixed words: Tracking the "broth" in "brother". Poster presented at the first annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago, IL.

Marantz, A. (2009). Resultatives and re-resultatives: Direct objects may construct events by themselves. Paper presented at the Penn Linguistics Colloquium.

Marantz, A. (2009). Roots, re-, and affected agents: can roots pull the agent under little v? Paper presented at Roots: Word Formation from the Perspective of "Core Lexical Elements", Stuttgart.

2008

Solomyak, O., & Marantz. A. (2008, April). Evidence for early morphological decomposition in visual word recognition: A single trial correlational MEG study. Poster presented at the fifteenth annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.