The Mental Lexicon

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Editors
ORCID logoHarald Baayen | Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
ORCID logoMelanie J. Bell | Anglia Ruskin University
ORCID logoJuhani Järvikivi | University of Alberta
ORCID logoVito Pirrelli | Institute for Computational Linguistics - CNR, Pisa
Founding Editors
Gonia Jarema | Université de Montréal
ORCID logoGary Libben | Brock University
The Mental Lexicon is an interdisciplinary journal that provides an international forum for research that bears on the issues of the representation and processing of words in the mind and brain. We encourage both the submission of original research and reviews of significant new developments in the understanding of the mental lexicon. The journal publishes work that includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Models of the representation of words in the mind
  • Computational models of lexical access and production
  • Experimental investigations of lexical processing
  • Neurolinguistic studies of lexical impairment.
  • Functional neuroimaging and lexical representation in the brain
  • Lexical development across the lifespan
  • Lexical processing in second language acquisition
  • The bilingual mental lexicon
  • Lexical and morphological structure across languages
  • Formal models of lexical structure
  • Corpus research on the lexicon
  • New experimental paradigms and statistical techniques for mental lexicon research

The Mental Lexicon publishes its articles Online First.

“In an era when the highly specialized journal may fail to draw a large enough audience and the overly generalized journal may fail to find a coherent voice, the Journal of the Mental Lexicon seems to have found that ideal niche: a clear scholarly conception, an openness to multidisciplinary approaches and a broad appeal to the researcher, the clinician, the theoretician and the historian. John Benjamins Publishing is to be congratulated both on the foresight to support this worthwhile project and the acumen to have selected two outstanding scholars to edit what promises to be a bellwether among competing journals.”

Prof. Dr. Harry A. Whitaker, Department of Psychology, Northern Michigan University

ISSN: 1871-1340 | E-ISSN: 1871-1375
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Latest articles

1 February 2024

  • The distributional properties of prefixes influence lexical decision latencies : Evidence from Malay
    Mirrah Maziyah Mohamed Debra Jared | ML 18:2 (2023) pp. 218–264
  • Bilingual and monolingual adults’ lexical choice in storytelling : Evidence for the weaker-links hypothesis?
    Elena Nicoladis , Danat Tewelde Valin Zeschuk
  • 11 January 2024

  • How direct is the link between words and images?
    Hassan Shahmohammadi , Maria Heitmeier , Elnaz Shafaei-Bajestan , Hendrik P. A. Lensch R. Harald Baayen | ML 18:2 (2023) pp. 265–304
  • 22 December 2023

  • A meta-analytic review of morphological priming in Semitic languages
    Lily Xu , Elizabeth Solá-Llonch , Huilei Wang Megha Sundara | ML 18:2 (2023) pp. 300–337
  • 14 December 2023

  • Accessing the semantic and lexical information of constituents while typing compounds
    Alexander Taikh , Christina Gagné Thomas Spalding | ML 18:2 (2023) pp. 265–299
  • 28 November 2023

  • Behavioural evidence for implicative paradigmatic relations
    Maria Copot Olivier Bonami | ML 18:2 (2023) pp. 177–217
  • 30 October 2023

  • Dedication
    ML 17:3 (2022) p. 325
  • 3 October 2023

  • Long-lag repetition priming in natural text reading : No evidence for morphological effects
    Melda Coskun , Victor Kuperman Jay Rueckl | ML 18:1 (2023) pp. 1–40
  • 12 September 2023

  • Explorations of morphological structure in distributional space
    R. Harald Baayen , Dunstan Brown Yu-Ying Chuang | ML 17:3 (2022) pp. 326–336
  • 17 August 2023

  • Native and foreign language orthotactic probability and neighborhood density in word learning
    Josh Ring , Frank Leoné Ton Dijkstra | ML 18:1 (2023) pp. 120–150
  • Making sense of spoken plurals
    Elnaz Shafaei-Bajestan , Peter Uhrig R. Harald Baayen | ML 17:3 (2022) pp. 337–367
  • 24 July 2023

  • The cognate continuum : Approaches to empirically establishing form overlap
    Iris M. Strangmann , Katarina Antolovic , Pernille Hansen Hanne Gram Simonsen | ML 18:1 (2023) pp. 151–175
  • 30 May 2023

  • Paradigm gaps are associated with weird “distributional semantics” properties : Russian defective nouns and their case and number paradigms
    Yu-Ying Chuang , Dunstan Brown , R. Harald Baayen Roger Evans | ML 17:3 (2022) pp. 395–421
  • 30 March 2023

  • Regular polysemy and novel word-sense identification
    Alizée Lombard , Richard Huyghe , Lucie Barque Doriane Gras | ML 18:1 (2023) p. 94
  • 28 March 2023

  • Productivity and semantic transparency : An exploration of word formation in Mandarin Chinese
    Shen Tian R. Harald Baayen | ML 17:3 (2022) pp. 458–479
  • 23 March 2023

  • An inquiry into the semantic transparency and productivity of German particle verbs and derivational affixation
    Inna V. Stupak R. Harald Baayen | ML 17:3 (2022) pp. 422–457
  • 17 March 2023

  • A generating model for Finnish nominal inflection using distributional semantics
    Alexandre Nikolaev , Yu-Ying Chuang R. Harald Baayen | ML 17:3 (2022) pp. 368–394
  • 23 February 2023

  • The time-course of contextual modulation for underspecified meaning : An eye-movement study
    Yao-Ying Lai , David Braze Maria Mercedes Piñango | ML 18:1 (2023) pp. 41–93
  • 3 January 2023

  • Differential effects of language proficiency and use on L2 lexical prediction
    Laura Fernández-Arroyo , Nuria Sagarra Kaylee Fernández | ML 17:2 (2022) pp. 213–238
  • 8 December 2022

  • On the lexical source of variable L2 phoneme production
    Paul John Johannes Frasnelli | ML 17:2 (2022) pp. 239–276
  • 29 November 2022

  • Structural markedness and depiction : The case of lower sequential predictability in cantonese ideophones
    Arthur L. Thompson , May Pik Yu Chan , Ping Hei Yeung Youngah Do | ML 17:2 (2022) pp. 300–324
  • 25 October 2022

  • Is meaning construction attempted during the processing of pseudo-compounds?
    Karen Pérez Cruz , Chelsa Patel , Jazlynn Steinbach , Mohamed Barre , Holly Kibbins , Dixie Wong , Alexander Taikh , Christina L. Gagné Thomas L. Spalding | ML 17:2 (2022) pp. 277–299
  • 6 October 2022

  • Word association norms in Mexican older adults
    Natalia Arias-Trejo , Gemma Bel-Enguix , Julia B. Barrón-Martínez , Aline Minto-García , Oscar Arias-Carrión Martha M. González-González | ML 17:2 (2022) pp. 155–177
  • Issues

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    Volume 16 (2021)

    Volume 15 (2020)

    Volume 14 (2019)

    Volume 13 (2018)

    Volume 12 (2017)

    Volume 11 (2016)

    Volume 10 (2015)

    Volume 9 (2014)

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    Volume 7 (2012)

    Volume 6 (2011)

    Volume 5 (2010)

    Volume 4 (2009)

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    Board
    Advisory Board
    ORCID logoMark Aronoff | SUNY Stony Brook
    ORCID logoBruce L. Derwing | University of Alberta
    ORCID logoWolfgang U. Dressler | University of Vienna
    Kenneth I. Forster | University of Arizona
    Angela D. Friederici | Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
    ORCID logoLoraine K. Obler | City University of New York
    Editorial Board
    Iris Berent | Northeastern University
    ORCID logoSami Boudelaa | United Arab Emirates University
    ORCID logoLori Buchanan | University of Windsor
    ORCID logoAudrey Bürki | University of Potsdam
    Clara Cohen | University of Glasgow
    ORCID logoSimon De Deyne | University of Melbourne
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    ORCID logoLaurie Beth Feldman | University of Albany
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    Peter Hendrix | Tilburg University
    ORCID logoShu-kai Hsieh | National Taiwan University
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    ORCID logoVictor Kuperman | McMaster University
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    ORCID logoPetar Milin | University of Birmingham
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    Main BIC Subject

    CFD: Psycholinguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General