Dr. Darren Tanner

Dr. Darren Tanner

Contact Information

University of Illinois
Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
USA

Office: 4043 Foreign Languages Building
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Bilingualism
  • Sentence Processing
  • Individual Differences
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Statistical Modeling

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gao, Yang Agnes, Joseph C. Toscano, Chilin Shih, and Darren Tanner Reassessing the electrophysiological evidence for categorical perception of Mandarin lexical tone: ERP evidence from native and naïve non-native Mandarin listeners Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 2018.
Tanner, Darren, Sarah Grey, and Janet van Hell Dissociating retrieval interference and reanalysis in the P600 during sentence comprehension Psychophysiology 54 2017, p. 248-259.
Bulkes, Nyssa Z, and Darren Tanner Going to town: Large scale norms and statistical analysis of 870 English idioms Behavior Research Methods 49 2017, p. 772-783.
Grey, Sarah, Darren Tanner, and Janet G. van Hell How right is left? Handedness modulates neural responses during morphosyntactic processing Brain Research 1669 2017, p. 27-43.
Montrul, Silvina, and Darren Tanner Individual differences and retrieval interference in L2 processing Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 20 2017, p. 704-705.
Shantz, Kailen, and Darren Tanner Talking out of order: Task order influences access to grammatical gender and phonology in lexical access Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 32 2017, p. 82-101.
Litcofsky, Kaitlyn, Darren Tanner, and Janet G. Van Hell Effects of language experience, use, and cognitive functioning on bilingual word production and comprehension International Journal of Bilingualism 20 2016, p. 666-683.
Tanner, Darren, James J. S. Norton, Kara Morgan-Short, and Steven J. Luck On high-pass filter artifacts (they’re real) and baseline correction (it’s a good idea) in ERP/ERMF analysis Journal of Neuroscience Methods 265 2016, p. 166-170.
Tanner, Darren, and Nyssa Z. Bulkes Cues, quantification, and agreement in language comprehension Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 22 2015, p. 1753-1763.
Mehravari, Alison S, Darren Tanner, Emma K Wampler, Gelffrey D Valentine, and Lee Osterhout Effects of Grammaticality and Morphological Complexity on the P600 Event-Related Potential Component PLoS ONE 10 10 2015, p. e0140850.
Tanner, Darren, Kara Morgan-Short, and Steve J. Luck How inappropriate high-pass filters can produce artifactual effects and incorrect conclusions in ERP studies of language and cognition Psychophysiology 52 2015, p. 997-1009.
Tanner, Darren On the left anterior negativity (LAN) in electrophysiological studies of morphosyntactic agreement Cortex 66 2015, p. 149-155.
Tanner, Darren, Kayo Inoue, and Lee Osterhout Brain-based individual differences in on-line L2 grammatical comprehension Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 17 2014, p. 277-293.
Tanner, Darren, and Janet van Hell ERPs reveal individual differences in morphosyntactic processing Neuropsychologia 56 2014, p. 289-301.
Tanner, Darren, Janet Nicol, and Laurel Brehm The time course of feature interference in agreement comprehension: Multiple mechanisms and asymmetrical attraction Journal of Memory and Language 76 2014, p. 195-215.
Tanner, Darren Individual differences and streams of processing Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 3 2013, p. 350-356.
Tanner, Darren, Judith McLaughlin, Julia Herschensohn, and Lee Osterhout Individual differences reveal stages of L2 grammatical acquisition: ERP evidence Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 16 2013, p. 376-382.
Van Hell, Janet G, and Darren Tanner Effects of second language proficiency on cross-language lexical activation Language Learning 62 Suppl. 2 2012, p. 148-171.
McLaughlin, Judith, Darren Tanner, Ilona Pitkänen, Cheryl Frenck-Mestre, Kayo Inoue, Geoffrey Valentine, and Lee Osterhout Brain potentials reveal discrete stages of L2 grammatical learning Language Learning 60 Suppl. 2 2010, p. 123-150.

Book Contributions

Tanner, Darren, Maria Goldshtein, and Benjamin Weissman Individual Differences in the Real-Time Neural Dynamics of Language Comprehension Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 68 (Current Topics in Language) Individual Differences in the Real-Time Neural Dynamics of Language Comprehension Cambridge, MA Academic Press 2018, p. 299-335.
Shantz, Kailen, and Darren Tanner Are L2 Learners Pressed for Time? Retrieval of Grammatical Gender Information in L2 Lexical Access Proceedings of the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development compiled by J. Scott, compiled by D. Waughtal. Are L2 Learners Pressed for Time? Retrieval of Grammatical Gender Information in L2 Lexical Access Compiled by J. Scott, Compiled by D. Waughtal, Somerville, MA Cascadilla 2016, p. 331-435.
Morgan-Short, Kara, and Darren Tanner Event-related potentials (ERPs) Research Methods in Second Language Psycholinguistics edited by Jill Jegerski, edited by Bill VanPatten. Event-related potentials (ERPs) Edited by Jill Jegerski, Edited by Bill VanPatten, New York Routledge 2014, p. 127-152.
Tanner, Darren, Janet Nicol, Julia Herschensohn, and Lee Osterhout Electrophysiological markers of interference and structural facilitation in native and nonnative agreement processing Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development compiled by A. K. Biller, compiled by E. Y. Chung, compiled by A. E. Kimball. Electrophysiological markers of interference and structural facilitation in native and nonnative agreement processing Compiled by A. K. Biller, Compiled by E. Y. Chung, Compiled by A. E. Kimball, Somerville, MA Cascadilla 2012, p. 594-606.

In The News

  • Ben and Darren's paper on sarcasm and emoji's that has received media attention is now published.  See https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/690952 for UofI News Bureau coverage of article.