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2018 Rosalind Franklin Fellowship, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

2016-2019 NWO Veni project 'Learning language from expectations'

2016 Maternity leave

2013-2016 Postdoc at Quantitative Linguistics group of Prof. Harald Baayen at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

2008-2012 PhD at the University of Groningen (cum laude)

Jacolien van Rij (2012). Pronoun processing: Computational, behavioral, and psychophysiological studies in children and adults. PhD Thesis, University of Groningen. Promotor: Prof. Dr. Petra Hendriks, co-promotor: Dr. Hedderik van Rijn

master Human-Machine Communication at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands (cum laude)

Jacolien van Rij (2008). The effects of speech rate on pronoun interpretation: Evidence of bidirectional optimization in language? MSc Thesis, University of Groningen. KION award for the best Dutch AI thesis of 2007/2008.

bachelor Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands


publications

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submitted, under revision, accepted, or in press:

Jacolien van Rij, Petra Hendriks, Hedderik van Rijn, R. Harald Baayen, and Simon N. Wood: Analyzing the time course of pupillometric data. Submitted for publication in Trends in Hearing Science.

Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, Jessie S. Nixon, Tomas O. Lentz, Liquan Liu, Sandrien van Ommen, Çağri Çöltekin, and Jacolien van Rij: Neural response development during distributional learning. Accepted for Interspeech 2018. Hyderabad, India, September 2-6, 2018.

Jacolien van Rij, Nemanja Vaci, Lee H. Wurm, and Laurie Beth Feldman: Alternative quantitative methods in psycholinguistics: Implications for theory and design. Accepted for publication in Word Knowledge and Word Usage: a Cross-disciplinary Guide to the Mental Lexicon, edited by Vito Pirrelli, Ingo Plag, and Wolfgang U. Dressler. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.pdf


published:

Jessie S. Nixon, Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, Tom O. Lentz, Sandrien van Ommen, Brigitta Keij, Çağri Çöltekin, Liquan Liu, and Jacolien van Rij (2018) Short-term exposure enhances perception of both between- and within-category acoustic information. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, (pp. 114-118). doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-23. pdf

R. Harald Baayen, Jacolien van Rij, Cecile de Cat, and Simon N. Wood (2018). Autocorrelated errors in experimental data in the language sciences: Some solutions offered by Generalized Additive Mixed Models. In:  Speelman, D., Heylen, K., and Geeraerts, D. (Eds.), Mixed Effects Regression Models in Linguistics (pp. 49-69). Berlin, Springer. website | arxiv

Margreet Vogelzang, Anne C. Mills, David Reitter, Jacolien van Rij, Petra Hendriks, & Hedderik van Rijn (2017). Toward cognitively constrained models of language processing: A review. Frontiers in Communication 2:11. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2017.00011 link

Vince Porretta, Aki Kyröläinen, Jacolien van Rij, & Juhani Järvikivi (2017). Visual world paradigm data: From preprocessing to nonlinear time-course analysis. In I. Czarnowski, R. Howlett, & L. Jain (Eds.), Intelligent decision technologies: 2017 (pp. 1–10). Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies. Springer. link

Kaidi Lõo, Jacolien van Rij, Juhani Järvikivi, & R. Harald Baayen (2016). Individual Differences in Pupil Dilation during Naming Task. In: Papafragou, A. and Grodner, D. and Mirman, D and Trueswell, J. C. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 550-555), Austin, TX.

Jessie S. Nixon, Jacolien van Rij, Peggy Mok, R. Harald Baayen, and Yiya Chen (2016). The temporal dynamics of perceptual uncertainty: eye movement evidence from Cantonese segment and tone perception. Journal of Memory and Language, 90, 103-125. link

Jacolien van Rij, Bart Hollebrandse, & Petra Hendriks (2016). Children's eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution. In: Holler, A. and Suckow, K. (Eds.), Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter. supplementary materials

Jessie S. Nixon, Jacolien van Rij, Li, X., & Yiya Chen (2015). Cross-category phonological effects on ERP amplitude demonstrate context-specific processing during reading aloud. In A. Botinis, (Ed.), ExLing 2015: Proceedings of the International Conference of Experimental Linguistics (pp. 50-53). Athens, Greece.

Jessie S. Nixon, Jacolien van Rij, Peggy Mok, & Yiya Chen (2015) Eye movements reflect acoustic cue informativity and statistical noise. In: A. Botinis, (Ed.), ExLing 2015: Proceedings of the International Conference of Experimental Linguistics. (pp. 54-57). Athens, Greece.

Deniz Başkent, Jacolien van Rij, Zheng Yen Ng, Rolien Free, & Petra Hendriks (2013). Perception of spectrally degraded pronouns and reflexives by children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5), 3844–3852.

Jacolien van Rij, Hedderik van Rijn, & Petra Hendriks (2013). How WM load influences linguistic processing in adults: A computational model of pronoun interpretation in discourse. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5(3), 564-580.

Jacolien van Rij, Hedderik van Rijn & Petra Hendriks (2010). Cognitive Architectures and Language Acquisition: A Case Study in Pronoun Comprehension. Journal of Child Language, 37(3), 731-766. pdf

Jacolien van Rij, Hedderik van Rijn, & Petra Hendriks (2011). Towards a cognitively plausible model of reference. In: Kees van Deemter, Albert Gatt, Roger van Gompel & Emiel Krahmer (Eds), Proceedings of the PRE-CogSci 2011 workshop on Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational, empirical & theoretical approaches. pdf

Petra Hendriks, Arina Banga, Jacolien van Rij, Gisi Cannizzaro, & John Hoeks (2011). Adults' on-line comprehension of object pronouns in discourse. In: A. Grimm, A. Müller, C. Hamann, & E. Ruigendijk (Eds.), Production-comprehension asymmetries in child language. De Gruyter, Berlin, 193-216. pdf

Petra Hendriks & Jacolien van Rij (2011). Language acquisition and language change in bidirectional Optimality Theory. In: Anton Benz & Jason Mattausch (Eds.), Bidirectional Optimality Theory, Benjamins, Amsterdam, 97-123. pdf

Jacolien van Rij, Hedderik van Rijn, & Petra Hendriks (2011). WM load influences the interpretation of referring expressions. In: Proceedings of the 2nd workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics, Portland, OR, pp. 67-75. pdf

Jacolien van Rij, Petra Hendriks, Jennifer Spenader & Hedderik van Rijn (2009). Modeling the selective effects of slowed-down speech in pronoun comprehension. In: Jean Crawford, Koichi Otaki, & Masahiko Takahashi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2008) (pp. 291-302), Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. pdf

Jacolien van Rij, Petra Hendriks & Hedderik van Rijn. Integrating discourse in a computational model of the production and comprehension of referring expressions. In: Kees van Deemter, Albert Gatt, Roger van Gompel & Emiel Krahmer (Eds), Proceedings of the PRE-CogSci 2009 workshop on Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational and empirical approaches to reference. pdf

Jacolien van Rij, Petra Hendriks, Jennifer Spenader & Hedderik van Rijn (2009). From group results to individual patterns in pronoun comprehension. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord & M. Rheiner (Eds.), BUCLD 33: Proceedings of the 33rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 563-574), Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pdf


other:

Jacolien van Rij, Martijn Wieling, R. Harald Baayen, & Hedderik van Rijn (2017). itsadug: Interpreting Time Series and Autocorrelated Data Using GAMMs. R package version 2.3. link

Jacolien van Rij (2012). Pronoun processing: Computational, behavioral, and psychophysiological studies in children and adults. PhD Thesis, University of Groningen. pdf

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Online experiments:

  • Poster Simone Sprenger & Jacolien van Rij on The Development of Idiom Knowledge Across the Life Span.
  • Oral presentation by Jacolien van Rij, Jessie S. Nixon, and Tomas O. Lentz: Modelling of Mismatch Negativity Response and Non-native Statistical Learning.