Michael S. Vitevitch

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Lawrence, KS 66045
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Summary

Ph.D., 1997, University at Buffalo
Research Areas: Cognitive Psychology

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Network Science
  • Artificial Neural Networks

Research

I am currently using mathematical tools from the emerging field known as network science to measure the structure that exists among phonological word-forms in the mental lexicon, employing behavioral tasks to examine how that global structure influences language-related processes (such as spoken word recognition and speech production), and using computational models to assess the ability of current psycholinguistic theories to account for these effects

Research Interests

  • Speech Perception
  • Speech Production
  • Auditory Change Detection
  • Language Across theLifespan
  • Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Processing
  • Network Science

Selected Publications

Vitevitch, M. (in press). Spoken word recognition. In M. Gareth Gaskell (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics. .

Vitevitch, M. (in press). Connectionist Models. In J. S. Damico & M. J. Ball (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Vitevitch, M. (in press). Network analysis and psychology (Z. Neal). Handbook of Applied System Science . Routledge.

Aljasser, F. & Vitevitch, M. (2017). A web-based interface to calculate phonotactic probability for words and nonwords in Modern Standard Arabic. Behavior Research Methods.

Siew, C. & Vitevitch, M. (2017). Estimating group size from human speech: Three's a conversation, but four's a crowd. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 62-74..

Goldstein, R. & Vitevitch, M. S. (2017). The Influence of Closeness Centrality on Lexical Processing. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8. DOI:10.3389/fsse2.21/17.81683

Castro, N. Pelczarski, K. & Vitevitch, M. (2017). Using network science measures to predict lexical decision performance of adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research., 60, 1911-1918.

Siew, C. Pelczarski, K. Yaruss, J. & Vitevitch, M. (2017). Using the OASES-A to illustrate how network analysis can be applied to understand the experience of stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, 65, 1-9.

Vitevitch, M. S., Goldstein, R. & Johnson, E. (2016). Path-length and the misperception of speech: Insights from Network Science and Psycholinguistics. In A. Mehler, P. Blanchard, B. Job, & S. Banish (Eds.), Towards a Theoretical Framework for Analyzing Complex Linguistic Networks (pp. 29-45). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-47238-5_2

Forbush, K. Siew, C. & Vitevitch, M. (2016). Application of Network Analysis to Identify Interactive Systems of Eating Disorder Psychopathology. Psychological Medicine, 46, 2667-2677.

McGuire, A. Gillath, O. & Vitevitch, M. (2016). Effects of mental resource availability on looming task performance. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78, 107-113.

Siew, C. S., & Vitevitch, M. (2016). Spoken word recognition and serial recall of words from components in the phonological network. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42, 394-410.

Vitevitch, M. & Luce, P. A. (2015). Phonological neighborhood effects in spoken word perception and production. Annual Review of Linguistics, 2.

Vitevitch, M. Siew, C. S., Castro, N. Goldstein, R. Gharst, J. A., Kumar, J. J., & Boos, E. B. (2015). Speech error and tip of the tongue diary for mobile devices. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1190. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01190

Chan, K. Y., & Vitevitch, M. (2015). The influence of neighborhood density on the recognition of Spanish-accented words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance., 41, 69-85.

Vitevitch, M. & Castro, N. (2015). Using network science in the language sciences and clinic. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 13-25.

Vitevitch, M. S., Chan, K. Y., & Goldstein, R. (2014). Using English as a ΓÇ£model languageΓÇ¥ to understand language processing. In N. Miller & A. Lowit (Eds.), Communication Disorders Across Languages: Acquired motor speech disorders. Multilingual Matters.

Vitevitch, M. S., Chan, Y. & Goldstein, R. (2014). Insights into failed lexical retrieval from network science. Cognitive Psychology, 68, 1-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2013.10.002

Vitevitch, M. & Goldstein, R. (2014). Keywords in the mental lexicon. Journal of Memory & Language, 73, 131-147.

Vitevitch, M. (2014). Network science as a method of measuring language complexity. Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 50, 197-205.

Vitevitch, M. Storkel, H. L., Francisco, A. C., Evans, K. J., & Goldstein, R. (2014). The influence of known-word-frequency on the acquisition of new neighbors in adults: Evidence for exemplar representations in word-learning. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 1311-1316.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Storkel, H. L. (2013). Examining the acquisition of phonological word- forms with computational experiments. Language & Speech, 56, 491-527. DOI:10.1177/0023830912460513

Vitevitch, M. S., Sereno, J. Jongman, A. & Goldstein, R. (2013). Speaker Sex Influences Processing of Grammatical Gender . PLoS ONE, 8(11), 0079701. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0079701 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0079701

Vitevitch, M. S., Chan, K. Y., & Roodenrys, S. (2012). Complex network structure influences processing in long-term and short-term memory. Journal of Memory & Language, 67, 30-44.

Stamer, M. K., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2012). Phonological similarity influences word learning in adults learning Spanish as a foreign language. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 15, 490-502.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Donoso, A. (2012). Phonotactic probability of brand names: IΓÇÖd buy that! Psychological Research, 76, 693-698.

Vitevitch, M. S., Stamer, M. K., & Kieweg, D. (2012). The Beginning Spanish Lexicon: A Web-based interface to calculate phonological similarity among Spanish words in adults learning Spanish as a foreign language. Second Language Research, 28, 103-112.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2012). What do foreign neighbors say about the mental lexicon? Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 15, 167-172. DOI:10.1017/S1366728911000149

Vitevitch, M. S., & Donoso, A. (2011). Processing of indexical information requires time: Evidence from change deafness. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1484-1493.

Vitevitch, M. S., Ercal, G. & Adagarla, B. (2011). Simulating retrieval from a highly clustered network: Implications for spoken word recognition. Frontiers in Language Sciences, 2, 369. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00369

Arbesman, S. Strogatz, S. H., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2010). Comparative Analysis of Networks of Phonologically Similar Words in English and Spanish. Entropy, 12, 327-337.

Chan, K. Y., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2010). Network structure influences speech production. Cognitive Science, 34, 685-697.

Arbesman, S. Strogatz, S. H., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2010). The structure of phonological networks across multiple languages. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 20, 679-685.

Chan, K. Y., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2009). The Influence of the Phonological Neighborhood Clustering-Coefficient on Spoken Word Recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1934-1949.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Stamer, M. K. (2009). The influence of neighborhood density (and neighborhood frequency) in Spanish speech production: A follow-up report. Spoken Language Laboratory Technical Report, 1, 1-6. University of Kansas.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2008). What can graph theory tell us about word learning and lexical retrieval? Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 51, 408-422.

Vitevitch, M. S., Stamer, M. K., & Sereno, J. A. (2008). Word length and lexical competition: Longer is the same as shorter. Language & Speech, 51, 359-381.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2007). The spread of the phonological neighborhood influences spoken word recognition. Memory & Cognition, 35, 166-175.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2006). Commentaries: Manipulating the characteristics of words and nonwords to better understand word learning. Applied Psycholinguistics, 27, 594-598.

Atchley, R. A., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2006). Language processing across the life span: New methodologies to study old questions. Brain and Language, 99, 224-225.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Atchley, R. A. (2006). Language processing: Development and change. Language and Speech, 49, 1-2.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Stamer, M. K. (2006). The curious case of competition in Spanish speech production. Language & Cognitive Processes, 21, 760-770.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Luce, P. A. (2005). Increases in Phonotactic Probability Facilitate Spoken Nonword Repetition. Journal of Memory & Language, 52, 193-204.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Rodríguez, E. (2005). Neighborhood density effects in spoken word recognition in Spanish. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, 3, 64-73.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Luce, P. A. (2004). A web-based interface to calculate phonotactic probability for words and nonwords in English. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 36, 481-487.

Vitevitch, M. S., Armbruster, J. & Chu, S. (2004). Sub-lexical and lexical representations in speech production: Effects of phonotactic probability and onset-density. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 30, 514-529.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2003). Change deafness: The inability to detect changes between two voices. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 333-342.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Sommers, M. (2003). The facilitative influence of phonological similarity and neighborhood frequency in speech production. Memory & Cognition, 31, 491-504.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2003). The influence of sublexical and lexical representations on the procesing of spoken words in English. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 17, 487-499.

Vitevitch, M. S., Pisoni, D. B., Kirk, K. I., Hay-McCutcheon, M. & Yount, S. L. (2002). Effects of phonotactic probabilities on the processing of spoken words and nonwords by postlingually deafened adults with cochlear implants. Volta Review, 102, 283-302.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2002). Influence of onset-density on spoken word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 28, 270-278.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2002). Naturalistic and experimental analyses of word frequency and neighborhood density effects in slips of the ear. Language and Speech, 45, 407-434.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2002). The influence of phonological similarity neighborhoods on speech production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 28, 735-747.

Vitevitch, M. S. (2000). Change Deafness: The inability to detect changes in a talkerΓÇÖs voice. Research on Spoken Language Processing. Progress Report No. 24.

Luce, P. A., Goldinger, S. D., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2000). ItΓÇÖs good..but is it ART? [Reply to Merging information in speech recognition: Feedback is never necessary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 336.

Luce, P. A., Goldinger, S. D., Auer, E. T., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2000). Phonetic priming, neighborhood activation, and PARSYN. Perception and Psychophysics, 62, 615-625.

Vitevitch, M. S., Pisoni, D. B., Kirk, K. I., Hay-McCutcheon, M. & Yount, S. L. (2000). Some effects of phonotactic probabilities on the processing of spoken words and nonwords by post- lingually deafened adults with cochlear implants Research on Spoken Language Processing. Progress Report No. 24.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Sommers, M. (1999). Neighborhood Density, the Tip-of-the-Tongue Phenomenon and Aging. Research on Spoken Language Processing. Progress Report No. 23.

Vitevitch, M. S., Luce, P. A., Pisoni, D. B., & Auer, E. T. (1999). Phonotactics, neighborhood activation and lexical access for spoken words. Brain and Language, 68, 306-311.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Luce, P. A. (1999). Probabilistic phonotactics and neighborhood activation in spoken word recognition. Journal of Memory & Language, 40, 374-408.

Vitevitch, M. S. (1998). All neighborhoods are not created equal: The phonological P-metric and spoken word recognition. Research on Spoken Language Processing. Progress Report No. 22.

Vitevitch, M. S., Luce, P. A., Pisoni, D. B., & Auer, E. T. (1998). Phonotactics, neighborhood activation, and lexical access for spoken words: A summary of results. Research on Spoken Language Processing. Progress Report No. 22.

Vitevitch, M. S., & Luce, P. A. (1998). When words compete: Levels of processing in spoken word perception. Psychological Science, 9, 325-329.

Vitevitch, M. S., Luce, P. A., Charles-Luce, J. & Kemmerer, D. (1997). Phonotactics and syllable stress: Implications for the processing of spoken nonsense words. Language and Speech, 40, 47-62.

Vitevitch, M. S. (1997). The neighborhood characteristics of malapropisms. Language and Speech, 40, 211-228.

Vitevitch, M. S. (1997). Tongue twisters reveal effects of neighborhood density on speech production. Research on Spoken Language Processing. Progress Report No. 21, 545-556.

Vitevitch, M. S., Luce, P. A., & Charles-Luce, J. C. (1996). Phonotactic and metrical influences on adult ratings of spoken nonsense words. Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing.


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