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Alison Margaret Gabriele

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Linguistics
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Linguistics , Graduate Center, City University of New York
Primary office:
Blake Hall
Room 420W
University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129
Second office:
Dole Human Development Center
Room 4035

Alison Gabriele does research on second language acquisition and processing, focusing on the cognitive and linguistic factors that impact language development and ultimate attainment.


Ph.D., Linguistics , Graduate Center, City University of New York

B.A., English Literature and Rhetoric, Binghamton University, State University of New York

Selected Publications

Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., & Covey, L. (n.d.). Understanding the symptoms and sources of variability in second language sentence processing . Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. DOI: http

Johnson, A., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. (2016). Syntactic constraints and individual differences in the native and nonnative processing of wh-movement. Frontiers in Psychology/Language Sciences , 7(549). DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00549

Gabriele, A., Aleman-Banon, J., Lopez Prego, B., & Canales, A. (2015). Examining the influence of transfer and prototypes in the acquisition of the progressive in L2 Spanish. In D. Ayoun (Ed.), The Present Tense in Second Language Acquisition (pp. 113-151). John Benjamins.

Gabriele, A., & Sugita Hughes, M. (2015). Tense and aspect in Japanese as a second language. In M. Nakayama (Ed.), Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics (pp. 271-302). Mouton de Gruyter.

Fiorentino, R., & Johnson, A. (2015). Attentional control and prediction in native and non-native speakers. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism , 5, 470-475.

Alemán-Bañón, J., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. (2014). Morphosyntactic processing in advanced L2 learners: An event related potential investigation of the effects of L1-L2 similarity and structural distance. Second Language Research, 30(3), 275-306.

Lopez-Prego, B., & Gabriele, A. (2014). Examining the nature of morphological variability in native and non-native Spanish. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 4, 192-221.

Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R., & Alemán-Bañón, J. (2013). Examining second language development using event-related potentials: a cross-sectional study on the processing of gender and number agreement. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism , 3(2), 213-232.

Alemán-Bañón, J., Fiorentino, R., & Gabriele, A. (2012). The Processing of Number and Gender Agreement in Spanish: An Event-Related Potential Investigation of the Effects of Structural Distance. Brain Research, 1456, 49-63.

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Selected Presentations

Johnson, A., Fiorentino, R. & Gabriele, A. (03/31/2016). Individual differences in predictive processing: Evidence from subject filled-gap effects in native and non-native speakers of English. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Gainesville, FL

Fiorentino, R., Gabriele, A. & Covey, L. (03/31/2016). Using event-related potentials to examine individual differences in the processing of pronominal reference. CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Gainesville, FL

Covey, L., Fiorentino, R. & Gabriele, A. (11/30/2015). Predictive processing of gender agreement: Evidence from Hindi. Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA

Gabriele, A., Fiorentino, R. & Covey, L. (10/31/2015). Examining individual differences in the processing of pronominal reference using event-related potentials. Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference. Chicago, IL

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