Daphna Heller

Selected Publications


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Experimental pragmatics: Common ground

Brown-Schmidt, S. & Heller, D. (2018) Perspective-Taking During Communication. Section on Interaction and Communication, Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics.

Mozuraitis, M., Stevenson, S. & Heller D. (2018) Modelling reference production as the probabilistic combination of multiple perspectives. Cognitive Science.

Heller, D., Parisien, C. & Stevenson, S. (2016) Perspective-taking behavior as the probabilistic weighing of multiple domains. Cognition, 149, 104-120.

Brown-Schmidt, S. & Heller, D. (2014) What language processing can tell us about perspective taking: A reply to Bezuidenhout (2013). Journal of Pragmatics, 60, 279-284.

Heller, D., Gorman, K. S. & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2012) To name or to describe: Shared knowledge affects referential form. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4, 290-305.

Heller, D., Grodner, D. & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2008) The Role of Perspective in Identifying Domains of Reference. Cognition, 108, 831-836.

Other work in sentence processing

Tollan R., Massam, D., & Heller, D. (2019) Effects of case and transitivity on processing wh dependencies: evidence from Niuean. Cognitive Science, 43.

Mozuraitis, M. & Heller, D. (2017) Discourse coherence and the interpretation of accented pronouns. Dialogue and Discourse, 8, 84-104.

Tollan, R. & Heller, D. (2016) Elvis Presley on an island: wh dependency formation inside complex NPs. Proceedings of NELS 46.

Heller, D., Arnold, J. E., Klein, N. & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2015) Inferring difficulty: Flexibility in the real-time processing of disfluency. Language and Speech, 58(2), 190-203.

Heller, D. & Chambers, C.G. (2014) Would a blue kite by any other name be just as blue? Effects of descriptive choices on subsequent referential behavior. Journal of Memory and Language, 70, 53-67.

Yee, E., Heller, D., & Sedivy, J. (2009) On the relationship between eye-movements and activation: Active vs. passive tasks during ambiguous pronoun resolution. Poster presented at the 22nd CUNY conference on human sentence processing, University of California, Davis. March 28th.

Formal semantics

Heller, D. & Wolter, L. (2014) Beyond demonstratives: Direct reference in perceptually grounded descriptions. Journal of Semantics. 31(4), 513-554.

Heller, D. & Wolter, L. (2011) On identification and transworld identity in natural language: The case of -ever free relatives. Linguistics and Philosophy, 34, 169-199.

Heller, D. & Wolter, L. (2010) On direct reference and perceptually grounded descriptions. Proceedings of the 46th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society.

Heller, D. & L. Wolter. (2008) That is Rosa: Identificational sentences as intentional predication. In Grønn, Atle (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12 (pp. 226-240) Oslo: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

Caponigro, I. & Heller, D. (2007) The non-concealed nature of free relatives: Implications for connectivity crosslinguistically. In P. Jacobson & C. Barker (eds.) Direct Compositionality (pp. 237-263), Oxford Academic Press.

Heller, D. (2005) Identity and Information: Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Specificational Sentences. Ph.D. Dissertation, Rutgers.

Heller, D. (2002) On the relation of connectivity and specificational pseudoclefts. Natural Language Semantics, 10.4, 243-284.

Heller, D. (2002) Possession as a lexical relation: Evidence from the Hebrew construct state. In L. Mikkelsen and C. Potts (eds.), WCCFL 21 Proceedings, (pp. 127-140). Cascadilla Press.

Heller, D. (1999) The Syntax and Semantics of Specificational Pseudoclefts in Hebrew. 1999. M.A. Thesis, Tel Aviv University.