Selected recent publications

Upcoming

Zhang, M., Piñango, M. M., & Deo, A. (to appear) 2022. Individuals’ ‘autistic-like’ traits, but not binary gender-group, underlie linguistic context-sensitivity: word-meaning variation in english have-sentences. Language.

Pi˜nango, Mar´ıa Mercedes & Fuchs, Mart´ın. (submitted) 2021. Cognitive underpinnings of the meaning of Spanish estar : implications for its diachronic change. Spanish in Context.

Zhang, Muye*; Fuchs, Mart´ın*; Mourgues, Catalina; Chopra, Garima & Pi˜nango, Mar´ıa Mercedes. (submitted) 2021. Gradience in ‘autistic-like’ traits predicts variation in linguistic behavior. Language Sciences.
* = shared first authorship

Published

Fuchs, Martín & Piñango, María Mercedes. 2021. Language variation and change through an experimental lens: Contextual modulation in the use of the Progressive in three Spanish dialects. In: Whitney Chappell & Bridget Drinka (eds.). Spanish Socio-Historical Linguistics: Isolation and Contact. 77-102. Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics Series. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Fuchs, Martín; Deo, Ashwini & Piñango, María Mercedes. 2020. The Progressive-to-Imperfective shift: contextually determined variation in Rioplatense, Iberian, and Mexican Altiplano Spanish. In: Alfonso Morales- Front, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow & Cristina Sanz (eds.), Hispanic Linguistics: Current Issues and New Directions. 119-136. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Fuchs, Martín; Piñango, María Mercedes & Deo, Ashwini. 2020. Operationalizing the role of context in language variation: the role of perspective alignment in the Spanish Imperfective domain. In: Thomas Gamerschlag, Tobias Kalenscher, Sebastian Löbner, Markus Schrenk & Henk Zeevat (eds.), Concepts, Frames and Cascades in Semantics, Cognition, and Ontology. 201-217. Language, Cognition and Mind Series. Springer.

Fuchs, M., & Piñango, M. M (2019). Explaning the forces underpinning grammaticalization paths: The Progressive-to-Imperfective shift in three varieties of Spanish. Proceedings of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, (4), 6, 1:11. DOI: 10.3765/plsa.v4i1.4491.

Fuchs, M., Deo, A. & Piñango, M.M. (in press). The Progressive-to-Imperfective shift: contextually determined variation in Rioplatense, Iberian, and Mexican Altiplano Spanish. In Sanz, C. & Morales-Front, A. (eds.). Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. Selected Proceedings of HLS 2016. Johns Benjamins.

Zhang, M., Piñango, M. M., & Deo, A. (2018). Real time roots of meaning change: Electrophysiology reveals the contextual modulation processing basis of synchronic variation in the locationpossession domain. In Kalish, C., Rau, M., Zhu, J., & Rogers, T. T. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 27832788). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Lai, Y.-Y. and Piñango, M.M. (2017) Comprehending underspecified meaning: resolving ambiguity by contextual and conceptual search. In Conference handbook of The 19th Annual International conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS).

Lai, Y.-Y., Braze, D., and Piñango, M.M. (2017) Context and semantic composition of multiple dimension representations in real-time comprehension. In Proceedings of The Technical Report of Language and Thought, MAPLL-TCP. The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL).

Lai, Y-Y, Lacadie, C., Constable, R.T., Deo & Piñango, MM (2017) Complement coercion as the processing of aspectual verbs: Evidence from Self-Paced Reading and fMRI.  In Winter, Y. and Hampton, J. (eds.) Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology. Springer.

Sánchez-Alonso, S., Deo, A., & Pinango, M. M. (2016) Copula Distinction and Constrained Variability of Copula Use in Iberian and Mexican SpanishPenn Linguistics Conference Proceeding.

Lai, Y. Y., Lacadie, C., Constable, T., Deo, A., & ​M. M. Piñango. (2016) The structured individual hypothesis for processing aspectual verbsBerkeley Linguistics Society 42 Proceeding.

Piñango, M. M., Zhang, M., Foster‐Hanson, E., Negishi, M., Lacadie, C., & Constable, R. T. (2016). Metonymy as referential dependency: psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic arguments for a unified linguistic treatmentCognitive science.

Piñango, M. M. & Deo, A. (2015). Reanalyzing the complement coercion effect through a generalized lexical semantics for aspectual verbsJournal of Semantics. 

Deo, A. & Madiman, M. (2015).  Scale structure and genericity: Understanding generics using stochastic comparison. Manuscript.

Deo, A. (2015). Diachronic SemanticsAnnual Review of Linguistics, 1(1), 179-197. 

Piñango, M. M. & Deo, A. (2015). Reanalyzing the complement coercion effect through a generalized lexical semantics for aspectual verbsJournal of Semantics. 

Deo, A. (2014). The semantic and pragmatic underpinnings of grammaticalization paths: The progressive and the imperfective. To appear in Semantics & Pragmatics. 

Sanchez-Alonso, S., Ly, A., Braze, D., Lacadie., C. M., Constable, R. T., & Piñango, M. M. (2014). The neural basis of argument structure composition through eye-tracking, focal-brain lesion and fMRI. In Bello, P., Guarini, M., S, McShane, M., & Scassellati, B. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2877-2882). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Lai, Y. Y., Lacadie, C. M., Constable, R. T., Deo, A., & Piñango, M. M. (2014). Complement Coercion as the Processing of Aspectual Verbs: Evidence from Self-Paced Reading and fMRI. In Bello, P., Guarini, M., S, McShane, M., & Scassellati, B. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society ​(pp. 2525-2530). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Deo, A. (2014). Formal semantics and language change.  In Bowern, C. & Evans, B. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics (393-409). London: Routledge. 

Wiese, H. & Piñango, M.M. (2014). Computations in the mental lexicon: Noun classes and the mass/count distinction.  In y Priemer, A. M., Nolda, A., & Sioupi, A. (Eds.), Zwischen Kern und Peripherie: Untersuchungen zu Randbereichen in Sprache und Grammatik, (pp. 209-235). Göttingen: GmbH & Co. KG. 

Katsika, A., Braze, D., Deo, A., & Piñango, M.M. (2012). Complement coercion: Type-shifting vs. pragmatic inferencing. Mental Lexicon 7(1), 58-76. 

Wittenberg, E. & Piñango, M.M. (2011). Processing Light Verb Constructions. Mental Lexicon. 6(3):393-413.

Deo, A. & Piñango, M.M. (2011). Quantification and context in measure adverbials (Proceedings from SALT 2011, Rutgers University, NJ.) http://elanguage.net/journals/salt/article/view/21.295/2516

Burkhardt, P., Piñango, M.M., Ruigendijk, M.E., & Avrutin, S. (2010). Reference assignment in Dutch: Evidence for the syntax-discourse divide. Lingua, 120, 1738-1763.

Piñango, M. M., Mack, J., & Jackendoff, R. (2006). Semantic combinatorial processes in argument structure: Evidence from light-verbs. In Proceedings of Berkeley Linguistics Society.