Vsevolod Kapatsinski

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3923
  • Office: 367 Straub Hall
  • Interests: probabilistic morphophonology, mental lexicon, statistical learning, constituency, unitization, frequency effects, inferential statistics, usage-based construction grammar
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Education

Ph.D., Indiana University, Linguistics & Cognitive Science, 2009

M.A., University of New Mexico, Linguistics, 2005

Publications

see https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ublab/pubs/ for full list

 

Learning mechanisms:

Kapatsinski, V. 2018a. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018b. Learning morphological constructions. In G. Booij (Ed.), The construction of words: Advances in Construction Morphology, 547-581. Springer.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2016. Fuse to be used: A weak cue’s guide to attracting attentionProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society38, 520-525.

Kapatsinski, V., & Z. Harmon. 2017. A Hebbian account of entrenchment and (over)-extension in language learningProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society39, 2366-2371.

Olejarczuk, P., V. Kapatsinski, & R. H. Baayen. 2018. Distributional learning is error-driven: The role of surprise in the acquisition of phonetic categoriesLinguistics Vanguard, 4(S2).

 

Explaining language change:

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2017. Putting old tools to novel uses: The role of form accessibility in semantic extensionCognitive Psychology98, 22-44.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018a. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Rethinking rule reliability: Why an exceptionless rule can fail. Chicago Linguistic Society, 44(2), 277-291.

Kapatsinski, V., S. Easterday, & J. Bybee. Accepted/2019. Vowel reduction: A usage-based approach. Italian Journal of Linguistics.

Kapatsinski, V., & Vakareliyska, C. 2013. [N[N]] compounds in Russian: A growing family of constructions. Constructions & Frames, 5(1), 73-91.

Smolek, A., & V. Kapatsinski. 2018. What happens to large changes? Saltation produces well-liked outputs that are hard to generateLaboratory Phonology, 9(1), 10, 1-27.

 

Morphological constructions, schemas, rules: The contents of grammar

Kapatsinski, V. 2018a. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2017a. Learning a subtractive morphological system: Statistics and representationsProceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development41, 357-372.

Kapatsinski, V. 2014. What is grammar like? A usage-based constructionist perspectiveLinguistic Issues in Language Technology, 11(1), 1-41.

Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Conspiring to mean: Experimental and computational evidence for a usage-based harmonic approach to morphophonology. Language, 89(1), 110-148.

Kapatsinski, V. 2012. What statistics do learners track? Rules, constraints or schemas in (artificial) grammar learning. In Gries, S. Th., & D. Divjak, eds. Frequency effects in language learning and processing, 53-82. Mouton de Gruyter.

 

 
Disfluency and mechanisms of production:

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2015. Studying the dynamics of lexical access using disfluenciesProceedings of the Satellite Meeting of the ICPhS on Disfluencies in Spontaneous Speech. Edinburgh, UK.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Frequency of use leads to automaticity of production: Evidence from repair in conversation. Language & Speech, 53(1), 71-105.

Kapatsinski, V. 2005. Measuring the relationship of structure to use: Determinants of the extent of recycle in repetition repair. Berkeley Linguistics Society, 30, 481-92.

 

Probabilistic morphology and phonology: Explaining productivity
Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Velar palatalization in Russian and artificial grammar: Constraints on models of morphophonology. Journal of Laboratory Phonology, 1(2), 361-393.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Rethinking rule reliability: Why an exceptionless rule can fail. Chicago Linguistic Society, 44(2), 277-291.

Kapatsinski, V. 2005. Characteristics of a rule-based default are dissociable: Evidence against the Dual Mechanism Model. In S. Franks, F. Y. Gladney, and M. Tasseva-Kurktchieva, eds. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 13: The South Carolina Meeting, 136-146. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Slavic Publications.

Olejarczuk, P., & V. Kapatsinski. 2018. The metrical parse is guided by gradient phonotacticsPhonology, 35(3), 367-405.

 

Probabilistic constituency:

Kapatsinski, V. 2009. Testing theories of linguistic constituency with configural learning: The case of the English syllable. Language, 85(2),  248-277.

Kapatsinski, V. 2008. Constituents can exhibit partial overlap: Experimental evidence for an exemplar approach to the mental lexicon. Chicago Linguistic Society, 41(2), 227-242.

Kapatsinski, V. 2007. Implementing and testing theories of linguistic constituency I: English syllable structure. Research on Spoken Language Processing Progress Report No. 28, 241-76. Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.

Kapatsinski, V. 2005. Measuring the relationship of structure to use: Determinants of the extent of recycle in repetition repair. Berkeley Linguistics Society, 30, 481-92.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2016. Fuse to be used: A weak cue’s guide to attracting attentionProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society38, 520-525.

Kapatsinski, V., & J. Radicke. 2009. Frequency and the emergence of prefabs: Evidence from monitoring. In R. Corrigan, E. Moravcsik, H. Ouali, & K. Wheatley, eds.  Formulaic Language. Vol. II: Acquisition, loss, psychological reality, functional explanations, 499-520. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

Lexical frequency effects:

Kapatsinski, V. 2018c. Words versus rules (Storage versus on-line production/processing) in morphology. In M. Aronoff (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Frequency of use leads to automaticity of production: Evidence from repair in conversation. Language & Speech, 53(1), 71-105.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. What is it I am writing? Lexical frequency effects in spelling Russian prefixes: Uncertainty and competition in an apparently regular system. Corpus Linguistics & Linguistic Theory, 6(2), 157-215.

Kapatsinski, V. 2007. Frequency, neighborhood density, age-of-acquisition, lexicon size, neighborhood density and speed of processing: Towards a domain-general, single-mechanism account. In S. Buescher, K. Holley, E. Ashworth, C. Beckner, B. Jones, and C. Shank. Proceedings of the 6th Annual High Desert Linguistics Society Conference, 121-40. Albuquerque, NM: High Desert Linguistics Society.

Kapatsinski, V. 2006. Towards a single-mechanism account of frequency effects. The LACUS Forum 32: Networks, 325-335.

 

Analysis methods:

Barth, D., & V. Kapatsinski. 2018. Evaluating logistic mixed-effects models of corpus data. In D. Speelman, K. Heylen & D. Geeraerts (Eds.), Mixed Effects Regression Models in Linguistics, 99-116. Springer.

Barth, D., & V. Kapatsinski. 2017. A multimodel inference approach to categorical variant choice: Construction, priming and frequency effects on the choice between full and contracted forms of amare and isCorpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 13(2), 203-260.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. What is it I am writing? Lexical frequency effects in spelling Russian prefixes: Uncertainty and competition in an apparently regular system. Corpus Linguistics & Linguistic Theory, 6(2), 157-215.

Kapatsinski, V. 2005. Sound similarity relations in the mental lexicon: Modeling the lexicon as a complex network. Research on Spoken Language Processing Progress Report No. 27, 133-52. Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.