Duygu Özge,   PhD

Marie Curie Fellow at

Department of Psychology,
Harvard University,
33 Kirkland Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Department of Psychology,
Koç University,
Rumelifeneri Yolu,
34450 Sarıyer Istanbul






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Research

I am a Marie Curie post doctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and Koç University. I am interested in the question of how monolingual and bilingual children learn, understand, and produce language. I have been working with typically-developing children as well as children with developmental delays or problems. Using real-time methodologies, I have been investigating moment-by-moment processing of language in children and adults to understand how this system develops from childhood to adulthood in head-final languages. I am also interested in how other cognitive abilities such as reasoning, planning, and predicting interact with language processing and language acquisition. Currently, I am collaborating with Aylin Küntay of Koç University and Jesse Snedeker of Harvard University on incremental processing of morphosyntax in head-final languages; Theo Marinis of Reading University and Deniz Zeyrek of Middle East Technical University on processing and production of complex syntax in monolingual and bilingual Turkish children; Klaus von Heusinger and Umut Özge of Stuttgart University on processing of semantic and discourse features of case marking in Turkish and German; and Napoleon Katsos of Cambridge University on processing of quantifiers as part of COST Action ISO804 and Xprag-UK.

Publications

Journal Papers and Work in Progress

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (2015). Incremental processing in head-final child language: on-line comprehension of relative clauses in Turkish-speaking children and adults. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30, 1230-1243.

Özge D., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (under review). Why wait for the verb? Turkish speaking children use case for incremental thematic interpretation.

Özge, D., Cigiltepe, M., and Tekman, H. G. (under review). Does the rule 'last-in-first-out' apply in the comprehension of complex syntax? A comparison between typically developing children and adults with Broca's aphasia. Journal of Child Language.

Özge, D., and Marinis, T. (in prep.). Comprehension of Turkish relative clauses: A study with typically-developing monolingual and bilingual children.

Özge, D., and Marinis, T. (in prep). Non-typical comprehension of Turkish relative clauses: A study with monolingual children with Specific Language Impairment.

Özge, D., Özkan, D., Arslan-Uzundağ, B., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (in prep). Turkish speaking children use verbal morphemes for thematic interpretation.

Ünal, G., Özge, D., Hohenberger, A., and Marinis, T. (in prep). The Turkish version of the Listening Span Test.

Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

Özge, D. (to appear). What does online parsing in Turkish-speaking children reveal about grammar? In Haznedar, B. and Ketrez, N. (eds.). The Acquisition of Turkish in Childhood. Trends in Language Acquisition Research, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Özge U., Özge D., and von Heusinger K. (to appear). Strong indefinites in Turkish: Salience structure and referential persistence. In A. Holler (ed.) Experimental Perspectives on Anaphora Resolution. Linguistik Aktuell, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Küntay, A. and Özge D. (2014). Word order as a structural cue and word reordering as an interactional process in early language learning. I. Arnon, M. Casillas, C. Kurumada and B. Estigarribia (eds). Language in Interaction. Studies in honor of Eve V. Clark, (pp. 231-250). The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Marinis, T. and Özge, D. (2010). Measuring the language abilities of Turkish-English bilingual children using TELD-3. In S. Topbaş and M. Yavaş, editors, Communication Disorders in Turkish, Communication Disorders Across Languages, pages 303-314. Multilingual Matters, Clevedon. (pdf)

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (to appear). Parallel function hypothesis revisited in the processing of Turkish relative clauses in adults. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference of Turkish Linguistics (ICTL, 2010). (pdf)

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (2010). Production of relative clauses in monolingual Turkish children. In Jane Chandlee, Katie Franich, Kate Iserman, and Lauren Keil editors, Proceedings Supplement to the 34th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD, 34), Boston-USA. (pdf)

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (2009). Comprehension of subject and object relative clauses in monolingual Turkish children. In S. Ay, Ö. Aydın, İ. Ergenç, S. Gökmen, S. İşsever, and D. Peçenek, editors, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference of Turkish Linguistics (ICTL), Wiesbaden. Harrasowitz Verlag. (pdf)

Katsos, N., Ezeizabarrena, M-J., (...), Özge D., Hassan D., van der Lely H., Sauerland, U., Noveck, I. (2012). The acquisition of quantification across languages: Some predictions. In Proceedings of the 26th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Alia K. Biller, Esther Y. Chung, and Amelia Kimball (eds)(pp 258-268). Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA.

Conference Presentations

Özge D. (2014a). Morpheme-based incremental parsing in child language: A view from Turkish. Paper presented at the Linguistics and Language Conference, LILA 2014, 16-18 June, 2014, Istanbul.

Özge D. (2014b). Is child parsing incremental and predictive? Poster presented at the International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science 2014, 20 April, 2014, Bo?aziŤi University, Istanbul.

Özge D., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2014). Turkish-speaking children predict upcoming arguments using case marking. Paper presented in the symposium A cross- linguistic look at the use of morphosyntax in child language in the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL 2014), July 19th-24th, Amsterdam.

Özge D., Özkan, D., Arslan-Uzundağ, B., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2014a). Verbal morphemes guide thematic role assignment in children. Paper presented at the 20th Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference 2014, 3-6 September 2014, Edinburgh.

Özge D., …zkan, D., Arslan-Uzundağ, B., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2014b). Turkish-speaking children use verbal morphemes to predict argument structure. Poster presented at CUNY Conference on Sentence Processing, May 2014 Ohio, USA.

Özge D., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2013a). Turkish children and adults use nominal case marking predictively: An eye-tracking study. Paper presented at the Workshop on the acquisition of case, August 2013. Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany.

Özge D., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2013b). Turkish-speaking children use case predictively. Marseille, France, from 2 to 4 September 2013. Poster presented at the Conference on the Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) September 2013, Marseille, France.

Özge D., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2013). Predictive use of case marking during sentence comprehension: an eye-tracking study of Turkish-speaking children (and adults). Poster presented at CUNY 2013.

Özge D., Özge U. and von Heusinger K. (2013). Turkish optional case marking as an indicator of discourse salience, DGfS Workshop: Information Structural Evidence in the Race for Salience, Postdam, March 2013.

Özge D., Marinis, T. and Zeyrek D. (2012). Online processing of word order variation in Turkish children and adults. Talk presented at 8th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics. Stuttgart, May 2012.

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (2012b). A Multiple-Constraints Approach to Relative Clause Processing in Turkish Children. Paper presented at the workshop on the Acquisition and Processing of Turkish Relative Clauses, 16th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, ICTL 2012, METU, Ankara.

Özge D., Özge U. and von Heusinger K. (2012). Discourse structuring potential of optional accusative marking in Turkish. Poster presented in Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLAP). Italy, September 2012.

Özge, D. (2010). What do children's errors in relative clauses reveal about language acquisition? Paper presented at ICTL 2010, Szeged, Hungary. (pdf)

Özge, D., Marinis, T. (2010). Predictive processing in children acquiring a head final language: evidence from Turkish relative clauses. Poster presented at AMLAP 2010, York, UK. (pdf)

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (2010). A conflict between filler-gap accounts and incremental processing: evidence from production and parsing of relative clauses in a head final language. Poster presented at AMLAP 2010, York, UK. (pdf)

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (2009). Production of relative clauses in monolingual Turkish children. Poster presented at the 34th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD, 34), Boston-USA. (link)

Özge, D., Marinis, T., and Zeyrek, D. (2008). Comprehension of subject and object relative clauses in monolingual Turkish children. Paper presented at the Fourteenth International Conference of Turkish Linguistics (ICTL), Antalya, Turkey.

Ünal, G., Özge, D., Hohenberger, A., and Marinis, T. (2009). The Turkish listening span test: a methodological developmental study on Turkish school children. Poster presented at the XIV European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Lithuania. (pdf)

Özge, D. (2007a). Comprehension of Turkish relative clauses in children and adults with agrammatic aphasia. Poster presented at the British Aphasiology Society Biennal International Conference, Edinburgh. (pdf)

Özge, D. (2007b). Regression in child language and aphasia. Paper presented at the Child Language Seminar, Reading.

Özge, D. and Daloğlu, A. (2007). Program evaluation journey: Does continuous change reflect student needs? Paper presented at the Sabancı University School of English Languages International Conference on Foreign Language Education.

Özge, D. and Tekman, G. (2006). Comprehension of Turkish relative clauses in agrammatic Borca's aphasia. Poster presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Ghent. (link)

Invited Talks

Özge, D. (2015) On knowing what lies ahead in an utterance: Predictive language processing in children acquiring verb-final languages. Talk at Language and Communication Research Group, Koç University, 7 December, 2015.

Özge, D. (2015) On knowing what lies ahead in an utterance: Predictive language processing in children acquiring verb-final languages. Talk at Department of Psychology Seminar Series, Boğaziçi University. 10 December, 2015.

Özge D. (2014a). Incremental interpretation of morphosyntax in children acquiring a head-final language. Talk at the Linguistics Workshop at the University of Cologne, 25 June, Cologne.

Özge D. (2014b). Morpheme-based incremental processing in head-final child language. Talk at the Universals Reading Group, Polinsky Lab, Harvard University.

Özge D., Küntay, A., and Snedeker J. (2013). Case marking as a predictive cue to argument structure in Turkish preschoolers. Talk at the Cognitive Psychology Meeting, Boğaziçi University. Istanbul, September 2013.

Özge D. (2012a). Online experimental methods in language processing research. Talk at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart. Stuttgart, May 2012.

Özge D. (2012b). Incremental processing of morphosyntactic cues in Turkish. Talk at the University of Osnabrueck. Osnabrueck, July 2012.

Özge D. and Özge U. (2012a). D-linked indefinites: Backward and forward referential potential. Talk at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, January 2012. Özge U. and Özge D. (2012). Accusative indefinites in Turkish: Backward and forward perspectives. Invited talk at the Department of Linguistics, Boğaziçi University. Istanbul, December 2012.

Özge D., Özge U. and von Heusinger K. (2012). Processing optional accusative case in discourse. Invited talk at the Cognitive Science Colloquium, Middle East Technical University. Ankara, October 2012.

Özge D. (2012). Incremental processing of morphosyntactic cues in Turkish. Invited talk at the University of Osnabrück. Osnabrück, July 2012.

Özge D., Özge U. and von Heusinger K. (2012). Processing of differential object marking in Turkish. Invited talk at the Institute of German Language and Literature, University of Cologne. Cologne, July 2012.

Özge D. and Özge U.(2012). Discourse properties of Turkish object marking. Talk at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, June 2012.

Marzo, D. and Özge D. (2012). Experimental methods within the SFB. Talk at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, May 2012.

Özge D., Özge U. and von Heusinger K. (2012). Discourse structuring potential of optional object marking in Turkish. Invited talk at the Institute of German Language and Literature, University of Cologne, May 2012.

Özge D. (2012). Online experimental methods in language processing research. Invited talk at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart. Stuttgart, May 2012.

Özge D. and Özge U. (2012). D-linked indefinites: Backward and forward referential potential. Talk at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, January 2012.

Özge D., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2011). Processing of case morphology in Turkish-speaking children: Is it incremental or verb-dependent? Talk presented at METU Colloquium on Language Acquisition and Processing in Monolingual or Multilingual Settings, Middle East Technical University. Ankara, December 2011.

Özge D., Küntay, A. and Snedeker J. (2011). Predictive processing of case marking cues in spoken sentence comprehension in Turkish-speaking children. Talk presented at LingDay, Boğaziçi University. Istanbul, May 2011.

Theses

Özge, D. (2010). Mechanisms and Strategies in the Processing and Acquisition of Relative Clauses in Turkish Monolingual and Turkish-English Bilingual Children. PhD thesis, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey. (link)

Kükürt, D. (2004). Comprehension of Turkish Relative Clauses in Broca's Aphasics and Children. Master's thesis, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey.

Collaborators

Aylin Küntay, Department of Psychology, Koç University.
Jesse Snedeker, Department of Psychology, Harvard University.
Pia Knoeferle, Humboldt University, Berlin
Theo Marinis, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading.
Deniz Zeyrek, Cognitive Science Program, Middle East Technical University.
Napoleon Katsos, Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge.
Klaus von Heusinger , Department of German Language and Literature, University of Cologne.
Umut Özge, Cognitive Science Program, Middle East Technical University.
Gürkan Tekman, Department of Psychology, Uludağ University.

Memberships

Member of Experimental Pragmatics network in the UK, Funded by the ESRC, 2009-2013.

COST Action IS0804, Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment -- Woking group 6 - Executive Functions, Funded by the COST, 2009-2013.
Last updated January, 2013.