Øy(e)Lab // EyeLands Lab

Language Processing and Linguistic Theory

The ØyeLab is a lab dedicated to understanding what knowledge humans have about their languages and how they put that knowledge to use in real-time language processing. We are based in the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science & Technology. The ØyeLab is also affiliated with the multi-site AcqVA Research Group .

Lab Members

Affiliated faculty and student researchers

Dave Kush

Lab Director

Terje Lohndal

Affiliated Faculty
Syntactic Theory, Multilingualism, Linguistic Interfaces

Anne Dahl

Affiliated Faculty
L2 and L3 Acquisition, Multilingualism

Anna Giskes

PhD Student
Sentence Processing, Memory

Ingrid Bondevik

PhD Student
Islands, Syntactic Theory, Experimental Syntax

Anastasia Kobzeva

PhD Student
Acquisition, Computational Modelling, Psycholinguistics

Sunniva Strætkvern

PhD Student
L2 and L3 Acquisition

Charlotte Sant

Affiliate Member
Syntactic and Semantic Theory

Recent Publications & Manuscripts

  1. Kush, D., Sant, C. and Strætkvern, S. 2021. Learning Island-insensitivity from the input: A corpus analysis of child- and youth-directed text in Norwegian. Glossa 6.
  2. Giskes, A., and Kush, D. 2021. Processing Cataphors: Active antecedent search is persistent. Memory & Cognition.
  3. Kush, D., and Dillon, B. 2021. Principle B constrains the processing of cataphora: Evidence for syntactic and discourse predictions. Journal of Memory & Language.
  4. Pañeda, C., and Kush, D. 2021. Spanish embedded question island effects revisited: An experimental study. Linguistics: An interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences.
  5. Kush, D., and Dillon, B. 2021. Sentence Processing and Linguistic Theory. The Blackwell Companion to Chomsky
  6. Bondevik, I., Kush, D., and Londahl, T. 2020. Variation in adjunct islands: The case of Norwegian. Nordic Journal of Linguistics.
  7. Kush, D., and Dahl, A. 2020. L2 Transfer of L1 Island-Insensitivity: The case of Norwegian. Second Language Research.
  8. Kush, D., and Dillon, B. To appear. Eye-tracking and Experimental Syntax. Oxford Handbook of Experimental Syntax
  9. Kush, D., Lohndal, T. and Sprouse, J. 2019. On the Island Sensitivity of Topicalization in Norwegian: An experimental investigation. Language.
  10. Kush, D. and Eik, R. 2019. Antecedent Accessibility and Exceptional Covariation: Evidence from Norwegian Donkey Pronouns. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 4, 96.
  11. Kush, D., Dillon, B., Eik, R. and Staub, A. 2019. Processing of Norwegian complex verbs: Evidence for early decomposition. Memory and Cogniton, 47, 335-350.
  12. Kush, D., Johns, C.L. and Van Dyke, J.A. To appear. Prominence-first pronoun resolution: New evidence from the Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff procedure. Journal of Experimential Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cogniton.
  13. Johns, C.L., Jahn, A.A., Jones, H.R., Kush, D., Molfese, P.J., Van Dyke, J.A., Magnuson, J.S., Tabor, W., Mencl, W.E., Shankweiler, D.P., Braze, D. 2018. Individual differences in decoding skill, print exposure, and cortical structure in young adults. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
  14. Kush, D., Lohndal, T. and Sprouse, J. 2017. Investigating variation in island effects: A case study of Norwegian. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
  15. Kush, D., Lidz, J., Phillips, C. 2017. Looking forwards and backwards: The real-time processing of Strong and Weak Crossover. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2, 70.
  16. Kush, D. 2016. Notes on Gapping in Hindi-Urdu: Conjunct size and focus-parallelism. Linguistic Analysis, 40, 255-296.
  17. Drummond, A and Kush, D. 2015. Decomposing the Spanish causative reflexive passive. Proceedings of WCCFL 33.
  18. Drummond, A and Kush, D. 2015. Reanalysis as Raising to Object. Syntax, 18:4, 425-463.
  19. Kush, D., Lidz, J. and Phillips, C. 2015. Relation-sensitive retrieval: Evidence from bound variable pronouns. Journal of Memory and Language, 82, 18-40.
  20. Kush, D., Johns, C. and Van Dyke, J. 2015. Identifying the role of phonology in sentence-level reading difficulty. Journal of Memory and Language, 79, 18-29.
  21. Kush, D. 2015. Future reference and epistemic modality in Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 7, 3-38.
  22. Kush, D. and Phillips, C. 2014. Local anaphor licensing in an SOV language: Implications for retrieval strategies. Front. Psychol. 5:1252.
  23. Kush, D., Omaki, A. and Hornstein, N. 2013. Microvariation in Islands? In J. Sprouse, J. and N. Hornstein (eds.), Experimental Syntax and Island Effects, Cambridge University Press.