Debra Titone

List of John Benjamins publications for which Debra Titone plays a role.



Bridging the Methodological Divide: Linguistic and psycholinguistic approaches to formulaic language

Edited by Stefanie Wulff and Debra Titone

Special issue of The Mental Lexicon 9:3 (2014) v, 126 pp.
Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics | Multilingualism | Neurolinguistics | Psycholinguistics | Semantics


Titone, Debra, Julie Mercier, Aruna Sudarshan, Irina Pivneva, Jason Gullifer and Shari Baum 2021 Spoken word processing in bilingual older adults: Assessing within- and cross-language competition using the visual world taskBi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain, Pliatsikas, Christos, Ana Inés Ansaldo and Toms Voits (eds.), pp. 578–610 | Article
We investigated whether bilingual older adults experience within- and cross-language competition during spoken word recognition similarly to younger adults matched on age of second language (L2) acquisition, objective and subjective L2 proficiency, and current L2 exposure. In a visual world… read more
Titone, Debra, Jason Gullifer, Sivaniya Subramaniapillai, Natasha Rajah and Shari Baum 2017 Chapter 13. History-inspired reflections on the Bilingual Advantages HypothesisGrowing Old with Two Languages: Effects of Bilingualism on Cognitive Aging, Bialystok, Ellen and Margot D. Sullivan (eds.), pp. 265–295 | Chapter
In recent years, there has been much debate regarding the hypothesis that bilingual language experience leads to “advantages” in neurocognition, particularly, in executive control. This debate has played out most excitedly with respect to younger adults, but it has also occurred with respect to… read more
Vingron, Naomi, Jason Gullifer, Julia Hamill, Jakob R.E. Leimgruber and Debra Titone 2017 Using eye tracking to investigate what bilinguals notice about linguistic landscape images: A preliminary studyMethodology in Linguistic Landscape Research, Blackwood, Robert (ed.), pp. 226–245 | Article
In daily life, we experience dynamic visual input referred to as the “linguistic landscape” (LL), comprised of images and text, for example, signs, and billboards (Gorter, 2013; Landry & Bourhis, 1997; Shohamy, Ben-Rafael and Barni 2010). While much is known about LLs descriptively, less is known… read more
This chapter selectively reviews the literature on bilingual language processing, with a special focus on the link to executive control, eye movements during reading, and differences between two different groups that are often lumped together: bilinguals (i.e., individuals who know two languages)… read more
We address a core question about idioms relevant to formulaic language generally: are the figurative meanings of idioms directly retrieved or compositionally built? An understanding of this question has been previously obscured by the fact that idioms vary in ways that can affect processing, and… read more