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  • Mara Breen

Received an R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Why does oral fluency predict silent reading comprehension? Neurocognitive markers of implicit meter as a potential mediator.” The project is for three years. (2022)

National Institutes of Health


Breen, M. (2014). Empirical investigations of the role of implicit prosody in sentence processing. Language and Linguistics Compass. (2) 37-50.


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. 29 (9), 1132-1146.


Breen, M. and Clifton, C., Jr. (2011). Stress matters: Effects of anticipated lexical stress on silent reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 64 (2), 153-170.