The Mental Lexicon

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
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/ml
Sample issue: ML 12:1
Board
Editors
Harald Baayen | Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Melanie J. Bell | Anglia Ruskin University
Juhani Järvikivi | University of Alberta
Vito Pirrelli | Institute for Computational Linguistics - CNR, Pisa
Advisory Board
Mark Aronoff | SUNY Stony Brook
Bruce L. Derwing | University of Alberta
Wolfgang U. Dressler | University of Vienna
Kenneth I. Forster | University of Arizona
Angela D. Friederici | Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Loraine K. Obler | City University of New York
Founding Editors
Gonia Jarema | Université de Montréal
Gary Libben | Brock University
Editorial Board
Iris Berent | Northeastern University
Sami Boudelaa | United Arab Emirates University
Lori Buchanan | University of Windsor
Audrey Bürki | University of Potsdam
Clara Cohen | University of Glasgow
Simon De Deyne | University of Melbourne
Ton Dijkstra | Radboud University Nijmegen
Mirjam Ernestus | Radboud University Nijmegen
Laurie Beth Feldman | University of Albany
Robert Fiorentino | University of Kansas
Mira Goral | Lehman College, CUNY
Peter Hendrix | Tilburg University
Shu-kai Hsieh | National Taiwan University
Eva Kehayia | McGill University
Emmanuel Keuleers | Tilburg University
Victor Kuperman | McMaster University
Minna Lehtonen | University of Turku & University of Oslo
Marco Marelli | University Milano Bicocca
Petar Milin | University of Birmingham
Fermín Moscoso del Prado Martín | Radboud University Nijmegen
James Myers | National Chung Cheng University
Ingo Plag | University of Düsseldorf
Dominiek Sandra | University of Antwerp
John W. Schwieter | Wilfrid Laurier University & McMaster University
Eva Smolka | University of Konstanz
Debra Titone | McGill University
Julie A. Van Dyke | Haskins Laboratories
Chris Westbury | University of Alberta
Lee H. Wurm | Gonzaga University
Pienie Zwitserlood | University of Münster
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Current issue: 17:1, available as of April 2022

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7,080 pp.
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Volume 14 (2019) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 299.00 EUR 347.00
Volume 13 (2018) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 290.00 EUR 337.00
Volume 12 (2017) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 282.00 EUR 327.00
Volume 11 (2016) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 282.00 EUR 317.00
Volume 10 (2015) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 282.00 EUR 308.00
Volume 9 (2014) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 282.00 EUR 299.00
Volume 8 (2013) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 282.00 EUR 290.00
Volumes 2‒7 (2007‒2012) 3 issues; avg. 450 pp. EUR 274.00 each EUR 282.00 each
Volume 1 (2006) 2 issues; 330 pp. EUR 215.00 EUR 222.00
Issues

Volume 17 (2022)

Volume 16 (2021)

Volume 15 (2020)

Volume 14 (2019)

Volume 13 (2018)

Volume 12 (2017)

Volume 11 (2016)

Volume 10 (2015)

Volume 9 (2014)

Volume 8 (2013)

Volume 7 (2012)

Volume 6 (2011)

Volume 5 (2010)

Volume 4 (2009)

Volume 3 (2008)

Volume 2 (2007)

Volume 1 (2006)

Latest articles

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8 April 2022

  • Processing Spanish gender in a usage‑based model with special reference to dual‑gendered nouns
    David Ellingson Eddington | ML 17:1 (2022) pp. 34–75
  • 4 April 2022

  • A note on the modeling of the effects of experimental time in psycholinguistic experiments
    R. Harald Baayen , Matteo Fasiolo , Simon Wood Yu-Ying Chuang
  • 25 March 2022

  • A N400 event-related potential elicitation paradigm for Canadian French speakers
    Nancy Azevedo , Arielle Crestol , Kathleen Berkun , Alexandra Papathanasopoulos , Leen Yamani , Alexander Rokos , Eva Kehayia Stefanie Blain-Moraes | ML 17:1 (2022) pp. 104–131
  • 18 March 2022

  • Effects of phonological and talker familiarity on second language lexical development
    Jiang Liu Seth Wiener | ML 17:1 (2022) pp. 132–153
  • Morphological processing is gradient not discrete in L1 and L2 English masked priming
    Kaidi Lõo , Abigail Toth , Figen Karaca Juhani Järvikivi | ML 17:1 (2022) p. 76
  • Is it you you’re looking for? Personal relevance as a principal component of semantics
    Chris Westbury Lee H. Wurm | ML 17:1 (2022) pp. 1–33
  • 8 March 2022

  • Processing lexicality in healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease : P3 ERP amplitude as an index of lexical categorization
    Nancy Azevedo , Ruth Ann Atchley , N. P. Vasavan Nair Eva Kehayia | ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 204–239
  • Investigating bilinguals’ cognitive processing of affective words in minimal linguistic contexts
    Vahid Rahmani Doqaruni | ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 422–447
  • Phonological similarity effects in cross-script word processing : Evidence from Sino-Korean word processing by Cantonese learners
    Sang-Im Lee-Kim , Xinran Ren Peggy Mok | ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 325–361
  • Verbal reaction times based on tracking lip movement
    Qiang Liu , Bryan B. Holbrook , Alan H. Kawamoto Peter A. Krause | ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 271–324
  • Learning beyond words : Morphology and the encoding of hierarchical categories
    Niveen Omar , Karen Banai Bracha Nir | ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 397–421
  • Morphophonological activation in Chinese word recognition : Evidence from heteronymic characters
    Yiu-Kei Tsang | ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 240–270
  • Word order effect in collocation processing
    Laura Vilkaitė-Lozdienė Kathy Conklin | ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 362–396
  • In memoriam : Geoff Hollis-Haynes (1983–2021)
    ML 16:2-3 (2021) pp. 199–203
  • 8 October 2021

  • Phonetic reduction and paradigm uniformity effects in spontaneous speech
    Marie Engemann Ingo Plag | ML 16:1 (2021) pp. 165–198
  • Romance N Prep N constructions in visual word recognition : An eye-tracking study of French, Spanish and Portuguese
    Inga Hennecke Harald Baayen | ML 16:1 (2021) p. 98
  • Testing the storage of prosody-induced phonetic detail via auditory lexical decision : A case study of noun/verb homophones
    Arne Lohmann Benjamin V. Tucker | ML 16:1 (2021) pp. 133–164
  • Contributions of declarative memory and prior knowledge to incidental L2 vocabulary learning
    Josiah Murphy , Ryan T. Miller Phillip Hamrick | ML 16:1 (2021) pp. 49–68
  • Relative entropy effects on the processing of spoken Romanian verbs
    Filip Nenadić , Petar Milin Benjamin V. Tucker | ML 16:1 (2021) pp. 23–48
  • Priming Maltese plurals : Representation of sound and broken plurals in the mental lexicon
    Jessica Nieder , Ruben van de Vijver Holger Mitterer | ML 16:1 (2021) pp. 69–97
  • The impact of embodied simulation in vocabulary learning
    Rémy Versace , Nicolas Bailloud , Annie Magnan Jean Ecalle | ML 16:1 (2021) pp. 2–22
  • Editorial
    ML 16:1 (2021) p. 1
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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CFD: Psycholinguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General