Arild Hestvik

PhD Psychology (Linguistics and Cognitive Science), Brandeis University, 1990

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Office: room 101
125 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6809
Laboratory: 800 Barksdale Road
Phone: 302-831-7007
email: hestvik at udel dot edu


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  • Datta, H., Hestvik, A., Vidal, N., Tessel, C., Hisagi, M., Wróbleski, M. & Shafer, V. (in press) Automaticity of speech processing in early bilingual adults and children

    Work in progress

    1. Shinohara, Y., Hestvik, A., Durvasula, K., Verdonschot, R., & Sakai, Hiromu (under review) Asymmetric memory encoding of phonological features: Japanese voicing underspecification.
    2. Bristol, R., Tebaldi, J. and Hestvik, A. (2013) Electrophysiological evidence of an emotiomal blink: Negative emotional content impairs language processing. 2013 Cognitive Science Graduate Student Conference, University of Delaware.pdf
    3. Bristol, R., Tebaldi, J., Athanasopoulou, A., Hestvik, A. and Durvasula, K. (2013) The Effects of Motor Priming on Categorical Perception. Paper presented at Penn Linguistic Consortium, UPENN, Philadelphia, PA.pdf
    4. Chandlee, J. & Hestvik, A. (2011). ERP Measures response to violation of voicing constraint. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Nov 10.11, 2011, Annapolis, MD. NLC 2011 poster
    5. Hestvik, A., Stoehr, A., Kurban, E. (2011). Event-related brain potential indices of hyper-active gap-filling. Poster presented at Neurobiology of Language Conference, Nov 10-11 2011, Annapolis, MD. NLC 2011 poster
    6. Hestvik, A., Shafer, V., Schwartz, R. G., Ullman, M., Neumann, Y., Rinker, T. (Submitted). Brain responses to contextually ungrammatical verb inflection. ms.
    7. Berntzen, K. & Hestvik, A. (in prep.) Movement vs. tree-size as predictor of difficulty for agrammatics: Evidence from Northern Norwegian aphasics. Ms. 2003 conference presentation
    8. Dong, R. & Hestvik, A. (2012) Processing of tense violations by Chinese 2nd language learners of English. Spoken presentation at symposium "ERP studies if adult second language acquisition," Presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research, 52 Annual Meeting, Sept 19-23, 2012,New Orleans.abstract
    9. Bradley, E. & Hestvik, A. (2010). Testing the sensory hypothesis of the early left anterior negativity with auditory stimuli. MS., University of Delaware. Presented at LSA 2010 LSA 2010 extended abstract
    10. Dong, Z., Hestvik, A. Hermon, G. (2014). How naive-like us L2 processing? An ERP study of tense morphology and filler- gap dependencies. Submitted.pdf
    11. Vogel, I., Hestvik, A. & Pincus, N. (submitted) Perception and bias in the processing of compound and phrasal stress: The effect of synthetic vs. natural speech. Ms, University of Delaware.
    12. Hestvik, A., Tropper, B., Shafer, V. & Schwartz, R. G. (Submitted). Impaired syntactic predictions in children with specific language


    1. Schwartz, R.G., Hestvik, A., Seiger-Gardner, L., Almodovar, D. (2016) Processing binding relations in Specific Language Impairment. Accepted. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. click
    2. Hestvik, A., Durvasula, K. (2016). Neurobiological evidence for voicing underspecification in English. Brain and Language 152, 28-43. click
    3. Epstein, B., Hestvik, A. (2013). ERPs reveal atypical processing of subject vs. object Wh-questions in children with Specific Language Impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. pdf
    4. McCauley, S. Hestvik, A. & Vogel.I. (2013) Perception and bias in the processing of compound versus phrasal stress: Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Language and Speech 56:1, March 2013, pp23-44. pdf
    5. Fortunato-Tavares, T., C. R. F. de Andrade, D. M. Befi-Lopes, A. Hestvik, B. Epstein, L. Tornyova, R. G. Schwartz (2012). "Syntactic Structural Assignment in Brazilian Portuguese-Speaking Children with Specific Language Impairment." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.pdf
    6. Hestvik, A., Bradley, E., Bradley, C. (2012). Working memory effects of gap-predictions in normal adults: An event-related potentials study. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. pdf
    7. Hestvik, A., R.G. Schwartz, and L. Tornyova (2010). Relative clause gap-filling in children with Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. pdf
    8. Fortunato-Tavares, T., C. N. Rocha, C. R. F. d. Andrade, D. M. Befi-Lopes, E. Schochat, A. Hestvik and R. G. Schwartz (2009). "Linguistic and auditory temporal processing in children with specific language impairment." Pro-Fono Revista de Atualiza-o Cientica 21(4): 279-284. pdf
    9. Hestvik, A., Maxfield, N., Schwartz, R. G., & Shafer, V. L. (2007). Brain responses to filled gaps. Brain and Language, 100(3), 301-316. pdf
    10. Hestvik, A., Nordby, H. & Karlsen, G. (2005).Antecedent reactivation by surface and deep anaphora in Norwegian. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 46(3), 229-238. pdf
    11. Sekerina, I. A., Stromswold, K., & Hestvik, A. (2004). How do adults and children process referentially ambiguous pronouns? Journal of Child Language, 31(1), 123-152. pdf
    12. Shapiro, L. P., Hestvik, A., Lesan, L., & Garcia, R. (2003). Charting the time-course of sentence processing: Reconstructing missing arguments in VP-ellipsis constructions. Journal of Memory and Language, 49(1),1-19. pdf
    13. Hestvik, A., & Philip, W. (2001). Syntactic vs. logophoric binding: Evidence from Norwegian child language. In P. Cole, G. Hermon & J. Huang (Eds.), Syntax and Semantics: Long Distance Reflexives (Vol. 33). New York: Academic Press. pdf
    14. Hestvik, A. & Philip, W. (2000). Binding and Coreference in Norwegian Child Language. Language Acquisition, 8(3), 171-235. pdf
    15. Berman, S., & Hestvik, A. (1997). Split Antecedents, Noncoference, and DRT. In H. Bennis, P. Pica & J. Rooryck (Eds.), Atomism and Binding. Foris: Dordrecht. pdf
    16. Shapiro, L., & Hestvik, A. (1995). On-line comprehension of VP-ellipsis: Syntactic reconstruction and semantic influence. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 24(6), 517-532. pdf
    17. Hestvik, A. (1995). Reflexives and ellipsis. Natural Language Semantics, 3(2), 211-237. pdf
    18. Hestvik, A. (1995). Mentale grammatikker og barns sprktilegnelse. In Spraklig kompetanse: Hva er det og hvordan beskrives det? C. Fabricius-Hansen and A. Vonen (eds). Oslo, Novus. in the library
    19. Hestvik, A. (1992). "Lars Hellan: Anaphora in Norwegian and theTheory of Grammar." Book review, Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift.
    20. Berman, S. and Hestvik, A. (1992). Proceedings of the Stuttgart Ellipsis Workshop. Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340, Bericht Nr. 29. University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart and IBM Germany, Heidelberg. in the library
    21. Hestvik, A. (1992). LF-movement of pronouns and antisubject orientation. Linguistic Inquiry 23: 557-594. pdf
    22. Berman, S. and Hestvik, A. (1991). LF: A critical survey. Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340, Sprachtheoretische Grundlagen f r die Computerlinguistik. Technical report, IBM Germany, Heidelberg. pdf
    23. Hestvik, A. (1991). Against the notion 'Governing Category'. In Proceedings of the Ninth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Stanford University, Center for the Study of Language and Information. google books
    24. Hestvik, A. (1991). Subjectless binding domains. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 9(3) pdf
    25. Hestvik, A. (1986). Case theory and Norwegian impersonal constructions. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 9,181-197. pdf