About Dr Clare Patterson

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Research Fellow at the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism, University of Potsdam, Germany

 I’m a psycholinguist researching sentence processing in native and non-native speaker populations. In particular I’m interested in how various information types contribute to online dependency formation, which is the process of linking together linguistic elements that are not adjacent to each other. My doctoral thesis investigated pronoun processing in native English speakers using the eye-tracking during reading method, and I am currently working on a DFG-funded project on pronoun processing in native German speakers and learners of German. I also work as an editorial assistant on the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Publications

Patterson C, Esaulova Y & Felser C (in press). The impact of focus on pronoun resolution in native and non-native sentence comprehension. Second Language Research.

Jacob G, Lago S & Patterson C (in press). L2 processing and memory retrieval: some empirical and conceptual challenges. (Commentary). Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi: 10.1017/S1366728916000948

Cunnings I, Patterson C & Felser C (2015). Structural constraints on pronoun binding and coreference: evidence from eye movements during reading. Frontiers in Psychology 6: 840. Link to full text

Patterson C (2014). The role of structural and discourse-level cues during pronoun resolution. Doctoral thesis, University of Potsdam. Link to pdf

Patterson C, Trompelt H & Felser C (2014). The online application of binding condition B in native and non-native pronoun resolution. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 147. Link to full text

Cunnings I, Patterson C & Felser C (2014). Variable binding and coreference in sentence comprehension: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Memory and Language 71, 39-56. Link to full text

Patterson C (2013). Discourse coherence in pronoun resolution. Discours [Online], 12. DOI: 10.4000/discours.8820. Link to full text

Patterson C (2012). The effect of local discourse coherence on pronoun resolution: an eye-tracking study. In: C. Gkonou and M. Alharbi (eds). Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics Online, Vol. 13, 96-119.

Presentations

Patterson, C. & Felser, C. (2017). Cleft focus and accessibility: online vs. offline differences. Talk presented by Clare Patterson at the 39. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Saarbrücken, Germany, 08-10 February.

Patterson, C. & Felser, C. (2017). Cleft focus and accessibility: online vs. offline differences. Talk presented by Clare Patterson at the Anaphora Resolution in Signed and Spoken Languages (ARISAS) workshop, Göttingen, Germany, 20-21 February.

Patterson, C, Esaulova, Y. & Felser, C. (2016). The impact of focus structures on native and non-native pronoun resolution. Talk presented by Clare Patterson at the International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC), Kaiserslautern, Germany, 14-15 April.

Veríssimo J, Heyer V, Patterson C & Jacob G. Dealing with noise across participants, items and experiments: the case of non-native morphological processing. Talk presented by J Veríssimo at the “Dealing with bad data in linguistic theory” workshop, 17-18 March 2016. Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Patterson C & Felser C. The impact of focus on native and non-native pronoun resolution. Poster presented at Linguistic Evidence, 18-20 February 2016. Tübingen University, Germany.

Veríssimo J, Heyer V & Patterson C. Lexical and grammatical processing in L2 morphology: a meta-analysis of morphological priming. Talk presented by J Veríssimo at the “Psycho- and neurolinguistic approaches to the grammar-lexicon distinction” workshop, 1 October 2015. University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Patterson C, Drummer J & Felser C (2015). The application of binding condition C during native and non-native pronoun resolution. Talk presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europa, 2-5 September 2015. Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Patterson C. & Schumacher P. (2015). Investigating the effects of pronoun type and thematic role information on pronoun resolution: eye-tracking evidence. Talk presented at the “Demonstratives and Reference Tracking” Workshop, 7 July 2015. Universität zu Köln, Germany.

Patterson C & Felser C (organisers). Second language processing of pronouns: evidence from eye-tracking. Thematic session at the Tenth International Symposium on Bilingualism, 20-24 May 2015. Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Patterson C, Drummer J & Felser C. Binding Condition C in native and non-native pronoun resolution. Talk presented at the Tenth International Symposium on Bilingualism, 20-24 May 2015. Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Patterson C. Condition C as a constraint on L1 and L2 pronoun resolution: evidence from eye-movements. Invited talk, Empirical Linguistics colloquium, Köln University, 29 April 2015.

Drummer J, Patterson C & Felser C. The online application of binding condition C in German pronoun resolution. Poster presented by J Drummer the 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, 19-21 March 2015. University of Southern California, USA.

Cunnings I, Patterson C & Felser C. Sensitivity to structural constraints on bound variable anaphora during sentence comprehension. Poster presented by I Cunnings at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, 2-4 September 2013. Marseille University, France.

Patterson C. The effect of local discourse coherence on pronoun resolution: an eye-tracking study. Talk presented at ‘Information Structure in the Race for Salience’ (workshop AG2) at the 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), 14 March 2013. University of Potsdam, Germany.

Cunnings I, Patterson C & Felser C. Online sensitivity to structural constraints on bound variable anaphora. Poster presented by I Cunnings at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, 21-23 March 2013. University of South Carolina, USA.

Patterson C. Discourse coherence in pronoun resolution. Invited talk at The Processing of Referring Expressions in Discourse workshop, 28 November 2012. University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Patterson C, Trompelt H & Felser C. Syntactic constraints in native versus non-native pronoun resolution. Poster presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, 6-8 September 2012. Riva del Garda, Italy.

Patterson C. Syntactic constraints on the processing of pronouns. Talk presented at ‘The timing of grammar: experimental and theoretical considerations’ workshop at the 35th Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) Colloquium, 27 March 2012. University of Potsdam, Germany.

Patterson C, Cunnings I and Felser C. Variable binding and coreference during sentence comprehension: evidence from eye movements. Talk presented at Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting, 10 September 2011. University of Manchester, UK.

Patterson C. The effect of local discourse coherence on pronoun resolution: an eye-tracking study. Talk presented at the Psycholinguistics in Flanders (PIF) Workshop, 25 May 2011. Antwerp, Belgium.

Patterson C. The role of discourse context and quantification in pronoun resolution in English. Talk presented at the Essex Graduate Conference in Linguistics (EGCL), 5 May 2010. University of Essex, UK.

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