Research Skills & Tools

Research software programming

  • Qualtrics

  • EPrime

  

Statistical analyses tools

  • RStudio

  • SPSS

  • SAS

 

Neuroimaging hardware

  • MRI

  • HD-tDCS

  • EEG

 

Language analysis software

  • Praat

  • Audacity

 

Programming familiarity

  • Python

  • Matlab

  • VBA

 

Current Research Projects

The Neurobiology of Grammatical Processing in Aphasia: Multilingual Insights

Role: PI

Co-Investigator/Mentor: William Matchin

Collaborators: Tracy Love, Simona Mancini, Corianne Rogalsky

 

Research products:

Publications:

Fahey, D. & Matchin, W. (in prep). Verb frame references: Descriptive norms in Spanish.

 

Funding:

Under Review:

Role: Primary Investigator

Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE-I, track II-B) ($4,995 requested)

Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina

The Neurobiology of Lexical and Syntactic Processing: Bilingual Insights.

     

 

The Neurobiology of Grammatical Processing in Aphasia

Role: Co-Investigator

Primary Investigator/Mentor: William Matchin

Collaborators: Julius Fridriksson, Gregory Hickok

 

Research products:

Conference Presentations:

Fahey, D., Fridriksson, J., Hickok, G. & Matchin, W. (2020, October). Localizing syntactic comprehension through syntactic acceptability judgments & lesion symptom mapping. Poster accepted for presentation at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) Annual Meeting. Virtual.

 

 

The Effect of Phonological & Syntactic Overlap on Cognate Processing

Role: Primary Investigator

Co-Investigator/Mentor: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Dissertation Committee: Anne Bezuidenhout, Dirk-Bart den Ouden, Nina Moreno, Eleanora Rossi

 

Research products:

Publications:

Fahey, D. & Tasseva-Kurktchieva, M. (in prep; manuscript available upon request). A normed survey of Spanish-English bilingual speakers’ perception of cognate overlap.

 

Fahey, D. (2021). The shape of the bilingual mental lexicon: Testing the cognate continuum. Dissertation Manuscript.

 

Conference Presentations:

Fahey, D. & Tasseva-Kurktchieva, M. (2021, June). Morphosyntactic and phonological modulation of the cognate facilitation effect. Poster accepted for presentation at the 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2020), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. *Postponed due to COVID-19. Nijmegen, NL.

 

Fahey, D. (2018, October). Lexical storage of cognates by bilinguals: Evidence of phonemic category collapse. Poster presented at the Bilingualism Forum 2018, University of Illinois, Chicago. Chicago, IL.

 

Fahey, D. (2018, August). Model of weighted phonological similarity for predicting bilingual lexical retrieval. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) Annual Meeting, Québec City Convention Centre. Quebec City, QC, Canada.

 

Funding:

Completed: 2018-2019

Role: Graduate Student

Primary Investigator: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE-I, track II-A) ($10,000)

Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina

The Neurobiology of Lexical and Syntactic Processing: Bilingual Insights.

 

Not Awarded: 2018

Role: Co-Investigator

Primary Investigator: Dirk-Bart den Ouden

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) ($34,432)

National Institutes of Health: 226988

The problem with cognates in the Bilingual Mental Lexicon: Testing the limits of lexical overlap of two languages of diverse bilinguals.

 

Role: Co-Investigator

Co-Primary Investigators: Dirk-Bart den Ouden & Mila Tasseva Kurktchieva

Linguistics Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Ling-DDRI) ($14,930)

National Science Foundation: BCS-1823973

The problem with cognates in the bilingual mental lexicon.

           

 

Number & Gender Acquisition in Brazilian Portuguese

Role: Co-Investigator/Graduate Student

Primary Investigator/Mentor: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Collaborators: Jefferson De Carvalho Maia

 

Research products:

Publications:

Tasseva-Kurktchieva, M., Fahey, D., & Maia, J. (in revision; manuscript available upon request). L3 learners may pick what they need: [Gender] and [number] agreement in L3 Portuguese.

 

Conference Presentations:

Tasseva-Kurktchieva, M., Fahey, D. & De Carvalho Maia, J. (2017, September). L3 learners pick what they need: [Gender] and [number] agreement in L3 Portuguese. Poster presented at 5th Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism (BSBM), Pompeu Fabra University. Barcelona, Spain.

 

Tasseva-Kurktchieva, M., Fahey, D. & De Carvalho Maia, J. (2017, January). L3 learners pick what they need: [Gender] and [number] agreement in L3 Portuguese. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 2017 Annual Meeting, Marriot Marquis Austin. Austin, TX.

 

Tasseva-Kurktchieva, M. & Fahey, D. (2016, January). The effects of transfer and L2 proficiency on L3 comprehension. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Marriot Marquis Washington. Washington, DC.

 

Fahey, D. & Tasseva-Kurktchieva, M. (2015, October). The effects of typology and L2 proficiency on L3 comprehension. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

Korean-English Bilingual Phonological Acquisition Understood through Optimality Theory

Role: Primary Investigator

Co-Investigator/Mentor: Eric Holt

Collaborators: Jiyeon Song, Keunhyung Dennis Park

 

Research products:

Publications:

Fahey, D., Park, K., Song., J & Holt, D.E. (in prep; manuscript available upon request). Vowel production in simultaneous Korean-English bilingual child language: An optimality theoretic account.

 

Conference Presentations:

Fahey, D. (2016, October). Vowel production in simultaneous child language: An optimally theoretic account. Poster presented at the Bilingualism Forum 2016, University of Illinois, Chicago. Chicago, IL.

 

 

Completed Research Projects

Asymmetric Binarity as a Cognitive Universal: The Rhythm of Syntactic Structure

Role: Co-Investigator/Graduate Student

Primary Investigator/Mentor: Dirk-Bart den Ouden

 

Research products:

Publications:

*Fahey, D. & den Ouden, D.-B. (2020). Asymmetric Binarity as a Cognitive Universal: The Rhythm of Syntactic Structure. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 54, 100889. (Corresponding author).

 

Conference Presentations:

Fahey, D. & den Ouden, D-B. (2017, November). Asymmetric Binarity as a Cognitive Universal: The Rhythm of Syntactic Structure. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) Annual Meeting, Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Baltimore, MD. 

 

Funding:

Completed: 2015-2016

Role: Recipient

Primary Investigator: Dirk-Bart den Ouden

Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity (SPARC) Graduate Research Grant ($7,447)

Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina

Asymmetric Binarity as a Cognitive Universal: The Rhythm of Syntactic Structure.

 

Modulation of the Speech Motor Control Network through High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Role: Collaborator/Graduate Student

Primary Investigators/Mentors: Dirk-Bart den Ouden & Roozbeh Behroozmand

Collaborators: Karim Johari, Keiko Bridwell, Caroline Hayden, Taylor McDonald & Janelle Rocktashell

 

Research products:

Publications:

Behroozmand R., Johari K., Bridwell K., Hayden C., Fahey, D. & Den Ouden D.-B. (2020). Modulation of the Speech Motor Control Network through High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Experimental Brain Research, 238, 1525-1535.

 

Conference Presentations:

Den Ouden, D.-B., Fahey, D., McDonald, T., Rocktashel, J. & Behroozmand, R. (2018, August). Effects of HD-tDCS Current Intensity on Vocal Pitch Motor Control. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) Annual Meeting, Québec City Convention Centre. Quebec City, QC, Canada.

 

Sociophonetic analyses of bilingual Korean-English children

Role: Primary Investigator

Mentor: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

 

Research products:

Publications:

*Fahey, D. (2109). VOT for bilingual Korean-English children: Speaking about American and Korean cultural topics. Selected Proceedings of the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2017 (pp. 79-91). Cascadilla Proceedings Project. (Corresponding author).

 

Conference Presentations:

Fahey, D. (2017, October). VOT for bilingual Korean-English children: Speaking about American and Korean cultural topics. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2017, The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio.

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