PUBLICATIONS

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (in press, 2015). Emotion word processing within and between languages. In J. W. Schwieter (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of bilingual processing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2014). Number of translation differences in Spanish and Chinese bilinguals: The difficulty in finding a direct translation for emotion words. In S. Cooper & K. Ratele (Eds.), Psychology serving humanity: Vol. II. (pp. 240-251). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2013). Models of lexical access and bilingualism. In J. Altarriba, & R. Heredia (Eds.). Understanding bilingual memory: Theory and applications. New York: Springer.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2012). The acquisition of concrete, abstract, and emotion words in a second language. International Journal of Bilingualism, 16, 446-452

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2011). The representation of emotion vs. emotion-laden words in English and Spanish in the Affective Simon Task. International Journal of Bilingualism, 15, 310-328.

Feldman, L.B., Kostic, A., Basnight-Brown, D.M., Filipovic Djurdjevic , D., & Pastizzo, M.J. (2010). Morphological facilitation for regular and irregular verb formations in native and non-native speakers: Little evidence for two distinct mechanisms. Journal of Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 13, 119-135.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2009). Empirical approaches to the study of code-switching in sentential contexts. In L. Isurin, D. Winford, & K. de Bot (Eds.), Cross-disciplinary approaches to code-switching (pp. 3-25). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2009). An overview of semantic processing in bilinguals: Methods and findings. In A. Pavlenko (Ed.), The bilingual mental lexicon (pp. 79-98). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2009). An information processing approach to second language acquisition. In W.C. Ritchie, & T.K. Bhatia (Ed.), New handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 115-136). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Feldman, L.B., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2008). The role of morphology in visual word recognition: Graded semantic influences due to competing senses and semantic richness of the stem. In E.L. Grigorenko, & A. Naples (Eds.), Single-word reading: Cognitive, behavioral and biological perspectives (pp. 85-106). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Feldman, L.B., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2008). List context fosters semantic processing: Parallels between semantic and morphological facilitation when primes are forward masked. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 34, 680-687.

Sutton, T., Altarriba, J., Gianico, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2007). Emotional Stroop effects in monolingual and bilingual speakers. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 1077-1090.

Feldman, L.B., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2007). Origins of cross language differences in word recognition. In G. Jarema, & G. Libben (Eds.), The mental lexicon: Core perspectives (pp. 129-158). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., Chen, H., Hua, S., Kostic, A., & Feldman, L.B. (2007). Monolingual and bilingual recognition of regular and irregular English verbs: Does sensitivity to orthographic similarity vary with language experience? Journal of Memory and Language, 57, 65-80.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2007). Code-switching and code-mixing in bilinguals: Cognitive, developmental, and empirical approaches. In A. Ardila, & E. Ramos (Eds.), Speech and language disorders in bilinguals (pp. 69-89). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2007). Differences in semantic and translation priming across languages: The role of language direction and language dominance. Memory & Cognition, 35, 953-965.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2007). Methodological considerations in performing semantic and translation priming experiments across languages. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 1-18.

Feldman, L.B., Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Pastizzo, M. (2006). Semantic influences on morphological facilitation: Concreteness and family size. Journal of the Mental Lexicon, 1, 61-84.

Altarriba, J., Basnight, D. M., & Canary, T. M. (2003). Emotion representation and perception across cultures. In Online readings in psychology and culture (Unit 4, Chapter 5). International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Basnight-Brown, D.M., Altarriba, J., & Kazanas, S. (2014, May). The role of emotion in translation processes: Results from Chinese-English bilinguals. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2013, November). The effects of multilingualism on the cognitive system. Paper presented at the East Africa Multidisciplinary Annual Research Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., Altarriba, J., & Kazanas, S. (2013, June). Translation differences across concrete, abstract, and emotion words: A study of Chinese-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9), Nanyang University, Singapore.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2012, July). The role of multiple translations in the mental representation of words across languages. Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa (Invited Speaker).

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2011, June). Translation ambiguity moderates the processing of concrete, abstract, and emotion words. Paper presented at the Eighth International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8), University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2009, November). Emotion moderates translation production in proficient bilingual speakers. Poster presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2009, July). Are emotion words represented differently than emotion-laden words? Evidence from an Affective Simon Task. Paper presented at the Seventh International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB7), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2008, November). The affective Simon effect is moderated by word type. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Feldman, L.B., Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Kanai, Y. (2007, November). The influence of accent on morphological processing. Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California.

Feldman, L.B., Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Kanai, Y. (2007, September). Morphological processing in English: The influence of non-native accent and visual distortion on patterns of cross-modal facilitation in bilingualism. Paper presented at the XV Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Marseille, France.

Feldman, L.B., Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Kanai, Y. (2007, August). Effects of morphological family size in the forward masked lexical decision task. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Architecture and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Turku, Finland.

Feldman, L.B., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2007, June). Semantic and orthographic attributes of the stem influence morphological processing as revealed by the forward masked priming task. Paper presented at the 5th International Workshop on Morphological Processing, Marseille, France.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Feldman, L.B. (2007, June). The processing of regular and irregular verb forms in English: The influence of first language structure and non-native accent on morphological processing. Poster presented at the 5th International Workshop on Morphological Processing, Marseille, France.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2007, May). Second language acquisition is moderated by word type. Poster presented at the 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2007, May). Word representation in bilingual speakers: Translation and semantic priming in masked and unmasked conditions. Paper presented at the 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

Feldman, L.B., Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Kanai, Y. (2006, November). Orthographic neighborhood size interacts with forward masked morphological priming. Paper presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, Texas.

Feldman, L.B., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2006, October). Parallels between forward masked semantic and morphological facilitation: Influence of list context invites a computational account of morphological processing. Paper presented at The 5th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal, Canada.

Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Feldman, L.B. (2006, October). Monolingual and bilingual recognition of regular and irregular English verbs: Sensitivity to orthographic similarity varies with first language experience. Poster presented at The 5th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal, Canada.

Feldman, L.B., Kanai, Y., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2006, July). Effects of orthographic neighborhood size on morphological processing. Poster presented at the Cognitive Science Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Altarriba, J., Basnight-Brown, D.M., & Sutton, T.M. (2006, June). Automaticity and the representation and acquisition of emotion terms in Spanish-English bilinguals. In A. Pavlenko, & V. Solovyev (Chairs), Bilingualism, emotions and cognition. Colloquium presented at the Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sutton, T., Altarriba, J., Gianico, J., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2005, November). Emotional Stroop effects in monolingual and bilingual speakers. Poster presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.

Feldman, L.B., & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2005, June). Semantic influences on morphological processing: As revealed by the forward masked priming task. Paper presented at the 4th International Workshop on Morphology, Cambridge, England.

Altarriba, J. & Basnight-Brown, D.M. (2004, November). Constraints on cross-language semantic and translation priming in Spanish-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

Altarriba, J., & Basnight, D.M. (2003, September). The search for evidence of cross-language priming: Informing models of second language processing. In C. Frenck-Mestre (Organizer), Languages in contact: From lexical access to understanding humor. Symposium presented at the XIII Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Granada, Spain.

Basnight, D.M., & Altarriba, J. (2003, May). Cross-language priming effects: A theoretical and empirical review. Paper presented at the VIII Conference on Applied Linguistics (Spanish and Other languages), Universidad de las Américas, Cholula, Puebla, México.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Awards

Recipient of the APA Early Career Achievement Award
Selected based on “scientific achievement and demonstration of astute leadership in the field of psychology”
2014
Recipient of the APA International Psychology Division Early Career Professional Award
Selected as the non-U.S. based psychologist awardee for “outstanding contributions to International Psychology”
2014
Recipient of the APA Travel and Mentor Fellowship for Young Career Scientists
Funded through the National Science Foundation - Perception, Action and Cognition Program
2012
Recipient of the Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award
University at Albany-SUNY
2010
Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award
University at Albany-SUNY
2008

Grants

The Influence of Multiple Translations in Bilingual Language Acquisition and Processing
Psychology Department Graduate Research Initiative Dissertation Grant
2009
The Influence of Multiple Translations in Bilingual Language Acquisition and Processing
Karen Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund Award, Initiatives for Women
2008
The Influence of First Language Structure on Second Language Acquisition
University at Albany Benevolent Association Award
2007
The Influence of First Language Structure on Second Language Acquisition
Graduate Student Organization Grant
2007
The Processing of Regular and Irregular Verbs in Monolinguals and Bilinguals
Psychology Department Graduate Research Initiative Travel Grant
2006
The Processing of Regular and Irregular Verbs in Monolinguals and Bilinguals
Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant
2006
The Structure of Word Representation in Bilingual Memory
Initiatives for Women Award
2004
The Structure of Word Representation in Bilingual Memory
Psychology Department Graduate Research Initiative Grant
2003

Editorial Experience - Ad hoc Reviewer

Behavior Research Methods
Bilingualism: Language and- Cognition
Cognition & Emotion
European Journal of Cognitive Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition
Journal of Memory and Language
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
JSEB: Special Issue on Bilingualism
Language Learning
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
The Mental Lexicon
Applied Psycholinguistics
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Societies

Psychonomic Society, Fellow (2013)
Association for Psychological Science (APS), Member
American Psychological Association (APA), Member
Kenya Psychological Association (KPA), Member
Beta Sigma Zeta, National Science Honor Academy
Pi Delta Phi, Société d’honneur Francaise, France