I investigate the basic cognitive processes that underly word recognition and sentence comprehension. My research interests include the psychology of language; sentence comprehension, word recognition & discourse processing. How is syntactic knowledge stored and accessed? What is the relationship between syntactic and semantic processing? How are linguistic ambiguities resolved? Under what circumstances is unambiguous linguistic input difficult to comprehend?
Boland, J.E., CHua, H.F., & Nisbett, R. (to appear). How we see it: Culturally different eye movement patterns over visual scenes. In Rayner, K., Shen, D. Bai, X., & Yan, G. (eds), Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Eye Movements, Psychology Press and Tianjin People's Press.
Boland, J.E. & Blodgett, A. (2006). Argument status and prepositional phrase attachment. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 35, 385-403.
Chua, H. F., Boland, J., & Nisbett, R. (2005). Cultural variation in eye movements during scene perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 12629-12633.
Boland, J. E. (2005). Visual Arguments. Cognition, 95, 237-274.
Boland, J. E. (2005). Cognitive mechanisms and syntactic theory: Arguments against adjuncts in the lexicon. In Psycholinguistic Interfaces. Cutler, A. E. (ed.). Erlbaum UK.
Boland, J. E. (2004). Linking eye movements to sentence comprehension in reading and listening. The on-line study of sentence comprehension: Eyetracking, ERP, & beyond. Carreiras, M. & Clifton, C. (ed.). Psychology Press.
Blodgett, A. and Boland, J. E. (2004). Differences in the Timing of Implausibility Detection for Recipient and Instrument Prepositional Phrases. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 33, 1-24.