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Tracy Cramer Scaltz
PhD Candidate, Spanish Linguistics

Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Pennsylvania State University
0211 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 865-1122
E-mail: tracyc@psu.edu

Lab Affiliation: Eye-tracking Laboratory; Brain, Language, and Literacy Laboratory

Research Interests:

Psycholinguistics, bilingualism, sentence parsing, second language acquisition


Recent Publications:

Cramer Scaltz, T. R., & Dussias, P.E. (in preparation). The structural biases of Spanish verbs: A norming study. To be submitted to Journal of Memory and Language (September 2008).

Dussias, P.E., & Cramer Scaltz, T. R. (in press). Spanish-English L2 speakers’ use of subcategorization bias information in the resolution of temporary ambiguity during second language reading. Acta Psychologica.

Dussias, P. E., & Cramer, T. R. (2006). The role of L1 verb bias on L2 sentence parsing. In D. Bamman, T. Magnitskaia, & C. Zaller (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th annual Boston University conference on language development, Vol 1, 166-177. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.


Recent Conference Presentations:

Cramer Scaltz, T.R. & Dussias, P.E. (2007). The effect of verbal information on the comprehension of ambiguous sentences by Spanish-English bilinguals. Paper to be presented at the 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB6), Hamburg, Germany, May 30th- June 2nd.

Blattner, G., Dussias, P.E., & Cramer Scaltz, T.R. (2007). Parsing verbal arguments in a first and second language: The role of immersion experience. Paper to be presented at the 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB6), Hamburg, Germany, May 30th- June 2nd.

Dussias, P.E. (2006). Understanding sentences in two languages. Invited lecture presented by Tracy R. Cramer at the 2nd Annual Rovereto Workshop on Bilingualism: Functional and Neural Perspectives, Rovereto, Italy, Sept. 28th- Oct. 1st.

Dussias, P.E., & Cramer, T.R. (2005). The role of L1 verb bias on L2 sentence parsing. Paper presented the 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston, MA, Nov. 4th -6th.

Cramer, T.R. (2005). Do negated matrix verbs of belief permit indicative complements in Spanish? Paper accepted at the Graduate Portuguese & Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY), Washington D.C., Oct. 28th -29th.

Dussias, P.E., & Cramer, T.R. (2005). The role of L1 verb bias on L2 sentence comprehension. Poster presented at Architectures & Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Ghent, Belgium, Sept. 4th-7th.

Dussias, P.E., & Cramer, T.R. (2005). Spanish-English bilinguals’ access to verb bias information. Paper presented at the NSF-sponsored Workshop on Language Processing, University Park, PA, Nov. 10th -13th.

Cramer, T.R. & Dussias, P.E. (2005). The influence of L1 verbal information on L2 sentence parsing. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB5), Barcelona, Spain, March 20th-23rd.

Dussias, P.E., Piñar, P., Misra, M., Cramer, T.R., & Reed, S. (2005). Parsing Wh-extractions in second language learners. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB5), Barcelona, Spain, March 20th-23rd.

Dussias, P.E., & Cramer, T.R. (2003). The influence of frequency-based verb bias information on the processing of ambiguous sentences by Spanish-English speakers. Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB4), Tempe, Arizona, April 30th- May 3rd.