Recent Publications

Breen, M. (2018). Effects of metric hierarchy and rhyme predictability on word duration in The Cat in the Hat. Cognition, 174. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.01.014 pdf

Tierney, A., Patel, A. & Breen, M. (in press). Repetition enhances the musicality of speech and tone stimuli to similar degrees. Music Perception

Breen, M.,Kaswer L, Van Dyke JA, Krivokapic J and Landi N (2016). Imitated prosodic fluency predicts reading comprehension ability in good and poor high school readers.Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1026. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.0102 pdf

Tierney, A., Patel, A. & Breen, M. (2016). Acoustic and musical foundations of the speech/song illusion. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA. pdf

Weidman, S., Breen, M., & Haydon, K.C. (2016). Prosodic Speech Entrainment in Romantic Relationships. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, Boston, USA. pdf

Breen, M. (2014). Empirical investigations of the role of implicit prosody in sentence processing. Language and Linguistics Compass. 8(2) 37-50. doi:10.1111/lnc3.12061 pdf

Breen, M., Dilley, L.C., McAuley, J.D., and Sanders, L.D. (2014). Auditory evoked potentials reveal early perceptual effects of distal prosody on speech segmentation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/23273798.2014.894642 pdf

Breen, M., Weidman, S. & Guarino. K. (2014). Rhythm and Expression in The Cat in the Hat. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2014, Dublin, Ireland. pdf

Breen, M. and Clifton, C., Jr. (2013). Stress matters revisited: A boundary change experiment. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 66(10), 1896-1909. doi:10.1080/17470218.2013.766899 pdf

Breen, M., Kingston, J., and Sanders, L. D. (2013). Perceptual representations of phonotactically illegal syllables. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 75(1) 101-120. doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0376-y pdf

Breen, M., Dilley, L.C., Kraemer, J., and Gibson, E. (2012). Inter-transcriber reliability for two systems of prosodic annotation: ToBI (Tones and Break Indices) and RaP (Rhythm and Pitch). Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 8 (2), 277-312. doi:10.1515/cllt-2012-0011 pdf

Levy, R., Fedorenko, E., Breen, M., and Gibson, E. (2012). The processing of extraposed structures in English. Cognition, 122, 12-36. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2011.07.012 pdf

Breen, M. and Clifton, Charles (2011). Stress Matters: Effects of Anticipated Lexical Stress on Silent Reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 64 (2), 153-170. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2010.11.001 pdf Materials

Breen, M., Watson, D.G., and Gibson, E. (2011). Intonational phrasing is dependent on the length of semantic dependency. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26 (10), 1532-1562. doi:10.1080/01690965.2010.508878 pdf

Breen, M., Fedorenko, E., Wagner, M., Gibson, E., (2010). Acoustic correlates of information structure. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25 (7), 1044-1098. doi:10.1080/01690965.2010.504378 pdf