Loes Koring
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Postdoctoral Associate

MIT Linguistics and Philosophy
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Syntax, Semantics
  • Producing figurative meanings: the case of idioms. Ms. in preparation. 
  • Crain, Koring, and Thornton. Language Acquisition from a Biolinguistic Perspective. (In Press). Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
  • Koring & Van de Koot. The visual trace of unaccusativity in online processing. Manuscript, resubmitted.  
  • Koring, Mak, Mulders, and Reuland. Processing intransitive verbs: How and why do children differ from adults? Manuscript, under revision. 
  • Koring and De Mulder. Understanding different sources of information: the acquisition of evidentiality. Journal of Child Language 42 (5), 947 – 968.
  • Koring, Mak, Reuland. Children’s Representation of Unaccusatives. In: W. Orman and M.J. Valleau (eds.). Proceedings of 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development 38 (BUCLD): 240 – 252.
  • Seemingly Similar: Subjects and displacement in grammar, processing, and acquisition. PhD Thesis, Utrecht University.  
  • Don’t shoot the messenger: How subjectivity affects distributional properties. Lingua 122 (8), 874 – 890.
  • Koring, Mak, Reuland. The time course of argument reactivation revealed: Using the visual world paradigm. Cognition 123 (3), 361-379. 
  • Koring and Wexler. Children’s Late Acquisition of Dutch Raising-Verbs. In: Y. Otsu (Ed.). The Proceedings of the Tenth Tokyo Conference of Psycholinguistics. Hituzi Syobo Publishing, Tokyo: 143- 166.
  • How many ways are there to process a sentence?. (2016). Presented at the workshop ‘Developmental perspectives on language processing, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Koring, Sangers, & Wexler. (2015). Who is the agent when it is left implicit? Paper presented at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 12), Nantes, France.
  • Koring, Mak, Mulders, & Reuland. (2015). Interfering causes in acquisition. Paper presented at the 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 12), Nantes, France.
  • Koring, Sangers, & Wexler. 2015. Children’s different way of forming a passive. Paper presented at the 48th meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Definiteness as a trigger of idiomaticity. (2015). Paper presented at the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC), Newcastle, UK.
  • A visual signature of computation. (2014). Presented at the Ling-Lunch, MIT, Boston, USA.
  • The semantics and acquisition of non-embedding reportatives. (2014). Presented at the Syntax-Semantics Reading Group (LFRG), MIT, Boston, USA.
  • Evidentials and their embeddability. (2014). Presented at the workshop on ‘What Happened to Principles and Paramters?’, Arezzo, Italy.
  • Verb type determines when the subject is reactivated: Evidence from eye movements. 2014. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Argument reactivation within eye-shot: Measuring on-line processing of intransitive verbs with the eye-tracker. (2013). Presented at the Seminar Series, UCL, London, UK.
  • Koring, Mak, Reuland. What pirate stories reveal about children’s representation of uanccusatives. 2013Presented at BUCLD 38, Boston, MA. 
  • Koring, Mak, Reuland. Children’s on-line processing of unaccusative verbs. 2013. Presented at the Child Language Seminar, Manchester, UK. 
  • Processing evidential raising verbs. 2013. Presented at Linguistics in the Netherlands, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Evidentials as PPIs. 2012. Presented at The Nature of Evidentiality, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • The On-line Processing of Unaccusative and Unergative Verbs: Evidence from the Visual World Paradigm. (2012). Presented at UCLA Psycholinguistics seminar (‘Psychobabble’), Los Angeles, CA.
  • Acquiring verbs with an evidential semantics. (2012). Presented at the acquisition of semantics seminar. UCLA, CA.
  • How to measure on-line sentence processing in children: dos and don’ts. (2012). Presented at the Language Acquisition Group meeting (LAG) Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • The language-cognition interface: Insights from raising-verbs. (2011). Presented at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Acquisition Lab, The Netherlands.
  • How subjectivity affects the distributional properties of raising-verbs. (2011). Talk presented at the Optimal Communication Colloquium (OCC) Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Koring and De Mulder. Studying Raising from a Broader Perspective: the language-cognition interface. (2011). Presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA).
  • Koring and De Mulder. The relation between linguistic and conceptual development: acquiring evidentiality. Poster presented at BUCLD Conference, Boston, USA.
  • Koring and Mak. Verb type determines when the subject is reactivated: Evidence from eye movements. (2011). Poster presented at CUNY Conference on human sentence processing, New York, USA.
  • Koring and De Mulder. The Acquisition of Evidential Markers in Dutch. (2010). Presented at Language Culture and Mind (LCM) IV, Turku, Finland.
  • Koring and Mak. Subject reactivation depends on the syntactic position of the argument: evidence from eye movements. (2010). Presented at the Workshop on Verbs, Pisa, Italy.
  • Koring and De Mulder. Where language meets thought: developing a way to express source of information. Presented at the workshop On Linguistic Interfaces II, Belfast, UK.
  • Acquiring the Syntax and Semantics of Dutch Raising-Verbs. (2009). Presented at the workshop Mind-Context Divide Workshop, Iowa City, USA.