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Dr. Roberto R Heredia

Dr. Roberto R Heredia
Professor of Psychology

CH 301

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
 Phone: (956) 326 - 2637
Office Hours: By by appointment

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
TEACHING  INTERESTS :  Psycholinguistics, Second-language Acquisition, Human Memory and Learning
Research Methods, Statistics, Language Development.
RESEARCH INTERESTS : Lexical access, bilingual lexical processes, literal vs. nonliteral language
processes, lexical ambiguity, Sentence processing, second-language acquisition,word recognition, memory and information processing

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RESEARCH PROJECTS
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lexical access, bilingual lexical processes, lexical ambiguity, literal vs. nonliteral language processes, sentence processing, second-language acquisition, word recognition, memory and information processing
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CONFERENCE PAPERS
Guzmán, D. A., Edgmon, T. R., Stewart, M. T. & Heredia, R.R. (1998). Observation of reference metaphor through an auditory moving window. Paper presented at the 3rd joint meeting of the Western and Rocky Mountain Psychological Associations, Albuquerque, NM.

Heredia, R. R. (2002, April). On-line methods in bilingual spoken language comprehension: The auditory moving window technique and its implications for research with adult bilinguals. Cognitive Aging Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Heredia, R.R. (2000, May). Bilingual lexical access and code-switching. Presentation for the V Conference on Applied Linguistics, Universidad de Las Américas-Puebla, Mexico.

Heredia, R.R. (1999, November). On-line processing of Stereotypes during spoken language: A moment-to-moment processing approach. Poster presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, California.

Heredia, R.R. (1998, August). Cross-modal approaches to the investigation of bilingual spoken language comprehension. Paper presented at The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Western Washington University Bellingham, WA.

Heredia, R.R. (1998, March). Bilingual memory representations. Paper presented at the Counseling and Psychotherapy on the Border Conference: Cultural Collaboration and Celebration for the 21st Century. TAMIU, Laredo, TX.

Heredia, R.R. (1998, April). Language issues on the border: Asuntos de idioma en la frontera. Moderator. TAMIU, Laredo, TX.

Heredia, R.R. (1996, November). Bilingual memory: A case for language dominance. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, ILL.

Heredia, R.R (1996, September). Spanish language processing: Future directions. Special guest presentation at the Facultad de Psicología, Universidad De Monterrey, Monterrey, México.

Heredia, R.R. (1995, March). Chronicle of a forgotten past: A legacy. In B. M. Rienzi (Chair), A diversity mosaic: Critical incidents in our academic lives. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1995, October). Memory representation: A case for two lexicons I. Invited guest presentation, California State University, Bakersfield, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1995, October). Memory representation: A case for two lexicons II. Invited guest presentation, Parallel Distributed Processing and Natural Language Processing Group, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California-San Diego, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1994, April). Bilingual memory representation: An integrated view. Poster session presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Convention, Hawaii.

Heredia, R.R. (1994, March). Memoria bilingüe: Estructura vs. procesos. Paper presented at The Annual Meeting of The National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (Moderator, Discussant). (1994, March). International symposium: Research in science teaching. Panel Discussion conducted at the Annual Meeting of The National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1994, March). Bilingual memory: Structures vs. processes. Poster session presented at The Annual Meeting of The National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Anaheim, CA.

Heredia, R.R. (1993, September). Memoria bilingüe y psicología cognoscitiva. Invited guest presentation, El Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior, Facultad de Ciencias del Comportamiento, Tijuana, Baja California, México.

Heredia, R.R., Muñoz, M.E., & Palomo, O. (2000, November). Bilingual sentence processing and language dominance. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Heredia, R.R. & Stewart, M.T., (1998, November). Bilingual On-line Sentence Processing: A moment-to-moment processing approach. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas, Texas.

Heredia, R.R., Stewart, M.T., & Cregut, I. (1997, November). Bilingual on-line sentence processing: Frequency and context effects in code switching. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Heredia, R. R., Stewart, M. T., & Martínez, K. M. (2003, March). Metaphoric Reference: An Examination of Bilingual Figurative Language Processing. Poster to be presented at the 16th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Massachusetts, Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.

Heredia, R.R., & Vaid, J. (2002, March). Processing code-switched sentences: Effects of semantic constraint, guest word phonology and guest word frequency. Poster presented at the 15th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Heredia, R.R. & Weber, M. (1994, July) Bilingual memory representation: An integrated view II. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, Washington, D.C.

Heredia, R.R., Weldon, M.S., & McLaughlin, B. (1992, March). Data-driven vs. conceptually-driven processes in bilingual memory: One or two memory stores? Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, Michigan State. University, Lansing, MI.

Hull, R., Vaid, J., Martinez, F. & Heredia, R. (2002, June). Multiple meaning activation in joke comprehension: A time course analysis. Poster, American Psychological Society, New Orleans (submitted).

Matlock, T., Heredia, R.R., McLaughlin, B. (1996, November). Phrasal verbs and second language learners: A cross-linguistic look at lexical disambiguation. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Stewart, M.T., & Heredia, R.R. (1998, November). Evidence of contextual facilitation during comprehension of reference metaphor. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Dallas, Texas.

Stewart, M.T., Heredia, R.R., & Guzmán, D. (1997, November). Moment-to-moment processing of reference metaphor during comprehension of spoken sentences. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Vaid, J., Hull, R., & Heredia, R.R. (2000, November). The time course of script activation in verbal humor processing. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Vaid, J., & Heredia, R.R., Hull, R., Martinez, F., & Gerkens, D.R. (2001, November). On getting a joke: Multiple meaning activation in humor comprehension. Poster presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, FL.

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PUBLICATIONS

Blumentritt, T. L., & Heredia, R.R. (Forthcoming). Stereotype processing and nonliteral language. In A.Katz & H. L. Colston (Eds.). Erlbaum.

Heredia, R.R. (1998). Language representation in bilinguals. Counseling in the borderlands, 1, 5-6.

Heredia, R.R. (1997). Bilingual memory and hierarchical models: A case for language dominance. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 6, 34-39.

Heredia, R.R. (1996, Winter). Bilingual memory: A re-revised version of the hierarchical model of bilingual memory. The Newsletter of the Center For Research in Language, 10, 3-6. University of California-San Diego.

Heredia, R.R., & Altarriba, J. (2001). Bilingual language mixing: Why do bilinguals code-switch? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10, 164-168.

Heredia, R.R., & Brown, J.M. (in press). Code-switching. In the encyclopedia of linguistics. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

Heredia, R.R., & Blumentritt, L. T. (2002). On-line processing of social stereotypes during spoken language comprehension. Experimental Psychology, 49, 208-221.

Heredia, R.R., & Brown, J.M. (in press). Bilingual Memory. To appear In W.C. Ritchie, & T.K. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook of bilingualism (pp. 213-228). Blackwell Publishers.

Heredia, R.R. & Stewart, M.T. (2000).On-line methods in spoken language research. In R.R. Heredia & J. Altarriba (Eds.), Bilingual sentence processing. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Heredia, R.R, & McLaughlin, B. (1992). Bilingual memory revisited. In R. Harris (Ed.), Cognitive processing in bilinguals (pp. 91-103). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Heredia, R.R, Weldon, M.S., & McLaughlin, B. (1992). Data-driven vs. conceptually-driven processes in bilingual memory: One or two memory stores? In D. Staub & C. Delk (Eds.), The proceedings of the twelfth second language research forum (pp. 256-278). Lansing: Papers in Applied Linguistics.

Massaro, D.W., Tsuzaki, M., Cohen, M.M., Gesi, A., & Heredia, R.R (1993). Bimodal speech perception: An examination across languages. Journal of Phonetics, 21, 445-478

Matlock, T., & Heredia, R.R., (2002) Lexical access of phrasal verbs and verb-prepositions by monolinguals and bilinguals. In R.R. Heredia & J. Altarriba (Eds.), Bilingual sentence processing. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

McLaughlin, B. & Heredia, R.R. (1996). Information processing approaches to the study of second language acquisition. In W.C. Ritchie & T.K. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook of second language acquisition. (pp. 213-228). New York: Academic Press.

Stewart, M.T., & Heredia, R.R. (2002). Comprehending spoken metaphoric reference: A real-time analysis. Experimental Psychology, 49, 34-44.

Vaid, J., Hull, R., Heredia, R., Gerkens, D., & Martinez, F. (in press). Getting a joke: The time course of meaning activation in verbal humor. Journal of Pragmatics, special issue on Humor.

 

 

 

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COURSE INFORMATION

Psycological Statistics Psyc-2317
Research Methods Psyc-3302
Psychology of Bilingualism Psyc- 4307

 

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