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Carrie Jackson

Carrie Jackson

Associate Professor of German and Linguistics



Lab Affiliation: Second Language Acquisition Laboratory

Research Interests:

Second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sentence processing.

Research Opportunities:

If you are a Penn State undergrad interested in getting research experience, we are always looking for RAs to work in our lab. No prior experience with psychology, linguistics, or foreign language learning required. Please e-mail me for more information.

Recent Publications:

Fowler, C.J., & Jackson, C.N. (2017). Facilitating morphosyntactic and semantic prediction among second language speakers of German. Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Henry, N., Hopp, H., & Jackson, C. N. (2017). Cue additivity and adaptivity in predictive processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.

Henry, N., Jackson, C. N., & DiMidio, J. (2017). The role of prosody and explicit instruction in Processing Instruction. Modern Language Journal, 101(2), 294-314.

Jackson, C.N., Massaro, A., & Hopp, H. (2017). The impact of L1 structural frequency and cognate status on the timing of L2 production. Journal of CognitivePsychology29(5), 535-550. 

Jackson, C.N., & Ruf, H. (2017). The priming of word order in second language German. Applied Psycholinguistics.38(2), 315-345.

Lorimor, H., Jackson, C.N., Spalek, K. & van Hell, J.G. (2016). The impact of notional number and grammatical gender on agreement with conjoined noun phrases. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 646-661.

Sippel, L., & Jackson, C.N.(2015).  Teacher versus peer oral corrective feedback in the German language classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 48, 688-705.

Lorimor, H., Jackson, C.N., & Foote, R. (2015). How gender affects number: Cue-based retrieval in agreement production. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30, 947-954.

Bobb, S.C., Kroll, J.F., & Jackson, C.N. (2015). Lexical constraints in second language learning: Evidence on grammatical gender in German. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18, 502-523.

O’Brien, M.G., Jackson, C.N., & Gardner, C.E. (2014) Cross-linguistic differences in prosodic cues to syntactic disambiguation in German and English. Applied Psycholinguistics, 35(1), 25-70.

O’Brien, M. G., Jackson, C. N., & Hendriks, A. K. E. (2013). Making use of cues to sentence length in L1 and L2 German. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. 3, 446-475.

Jackson, C. N., Dussias, P. E., & Hristova, Adelina. (2012). Using eye-tracking to study on-line processing among intermediate L2 learners of German. International Review of Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching50, 101-133.

Jackson, C. N., & van Hell, J. V. (2011). The effects of L2 proficiency on the processing of wh-questions among Dutch second language speakers of English. International Review of Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching49, 195-219.

Jackson, C. N., O'Brien, M. G., & Gardner, Christine. E. (2011) Prosodic cues to syntactic disambiguation in L2 German. In N. Danis, K. Mesh, & H. Sung (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Volume 1 (pp. 308-320). Boston, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Jackson, C. N. & O'Brien, M. G. (2011). The interaction between prosody and meaning in second language speech production. Die Unterrichtspraxis [Teaching German] , 44(1), 1-11.

Jackson, C. N., & Roberts, L. (2010). Animacy affects the processing of subject-object ambiguities in the L2: Evidence from self-paced reading with German L2 learners of Dutch. Applied Psycholinguistics31, 671-691.

Jackson, Carrie N. (2010). The processing of subject-object ambiguities by English and Dutch L2 learners of German. In B. VanPatten & J. Jegerski (Eds.), Second language processing and parsing: issues in theory and research . Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins (pp. 207-230).

Jackson, C. N., & Bobb, S. C. (2009). The processing and comprehension of wh-questions among second language speakers of German. Applied Psycholinguistics30, 603-636.

Jackson, C. N., & Dussias, P. E. (2009). Cross-linguistic differences and their impact on L2 sentence processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition12(1), 65-82.

Jackson, C. N. (2008). Proficiency level and the interaction of lexical and morphosyntactic information during L2 sentence processing. Language Learning58(4), 875-909.

Jackson, C. N. (2007). The use and non-use of semantic information, word order, and case markings during comprehension by L2 learners of German. Modern Language Journal91, 418-432.