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Publications 2014-2021


Ciaccio, L., Bürki, A.  & Clahsen, H. (2023). Inter-individual differences in morphological processing: An ERP study on German plurals; Journal of Neurolinguistics, 67, 101138. Link

Uygun, S., Schwarz, L. & Clahsen, H. (2023). Morphological generalization in heritage speakers: The Turkish aorist. Second Language Research, 39(2), 519–538. Link



  • Clahsen, H. & A. Jessen  (2021).  Morphological generalization in bilingual language production: Age-of-acquisition determines variability; Language Acquisition, 28, 370-386. link
  • Uygun, S. & Clahsen, H. (2021). Morphological processing in heritage speakers: A masked priming study on the Turkish aorist. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 24, 415-426. Link



  • Bosch, S., Veríssimo, J. & H. Clahsen (2019) Inflectional morphology in bilingual language processing: An age-of-acquisition study, Language Acquisition, 26, 339-60. https://doi.org/ 10.1080/10489223.2019.1570204
  • Clahsen, H & A. Jessen (2019). Do bilingual children lag behind? A study of morphological encoding using ERPs. Journal of Child Language 46, 955–979; with A. Jessen. https://doi.org/:10.1017/S0305000919000321
  • Reifegerste, J., Elin, K. & Clahsen, H. (2019). Persistent differences between native speakers and late bilinguals: Evidence from inflectional and derivational processing in older speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition; 22, 425–440https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728918000615


  • Clahsen, H. (2018). Psycholinguistique et neurolinguistique du plurilinguisme. Cahiers de Lexicologie, 112, 49-61.
  • Clahsen H & Felser, C. (2018). Some notes on the Shallow Structure Hypothesis. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 40(3), 693-706 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263117000250
  • Clahsen H, Paulmann S, Budd M-J, Barry C (2018) Morphological encoding beyond slots and fillers: An ERP study of comparative formation in English. PLoS ONE 13(7): e0199897. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199897
  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J. & Clahsen, H. (2018). Universal and particular in morphological processing: Evidence from Hebrew.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 71: 1125–1133.pdf
  • Farhy, Y., Veríssimo, J. & Clahsen, H. (2018).Do late bilinguals access pure morphology during word recognition? A masked-priming study on Hebrew as a second language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21, 945-951. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728918000032
  • Prehn, K., Taud, B., Reifegerste, J., Clahsen, H., & Flöel, A. (2018). Neural correlates of grammatical inflection in older native and second-language speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 21, 1-12doi:10.1017/S1366728916001206
  • Veríssimo, J., Heyer, V., Jacob, G., Clahsen, H. (2018). Selective effects of age of acquisition on morphological priming: Evidence for a sensitive period, Language Acquisition 25: 315-326. https://doi.org/10.1080/10489223.2017.1346104


  • Clahsen, H., & Reifegerste, J. (2017). Morphological processing in old-age bilinguals. In M. Libben, M. Goral & G. Libben (eds.), Bilingualism: A framework for understanding the mental lexicon. Amsterdam: Benjamins.pdf
  • Jessen, A., Fleischhauer, E. & H. Clahsen (2017). Morphological encoding in German children’s language production: evidence from event-related brain potentials, Journal of Child Language, 44: 427–456. http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/38271/toc/9781107038271
  • Reifegerste, J., & Clahsen, H. (2017). Accessing morphosyntactic information is preserved at old age, except for irregulars. The Mental Lexicon 12(3), 342-372. pdf


  • Clahsen, H. (2016). Experimental studies of morphology and morphological processing. In: A. Hippisley & G. Stump (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Morphology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp.792-819. http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/38271/toc/9781107038271
  • Clahsen, H. (2016). Contributions of linguistic typology to psycholinguistics. Linguistic Typology 20: 599–614. https://doi.org/10.1515/lingty-2016-0031
  • Clahsen, H. & J. Veríssimo (2016). Investigating grammatical processing in bilinguals: The case of morphological priming. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 6: 685-698. https://doi.org/10.1075/lab.15039.cla
  • Clahsen, H. & Veríssimo, J. (2016). Dual morphology in the mental lexicon: Experimental evidence from the acquisition and processing of Greek and Portuguese. In P. Guijarro-Fuentes, M. Juan-Garau and P. Larranaga (Eds.), Acquisition of Romance languages: Old acquisition challenges and new explanations from a generative perspective (pp. 41-64). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. doi:10.1515/9781614513575-004
  • Bosch, S. & H. Clahsen (2016). Accessing morphosyntax in L1 and L2 word recognition:  A priming study of inflected German adjectives. The Mental Lexicon 11: 26-54. https://doi.org/10.1075/ml.11.1.02bos
  • Leminen, A., Clahsen, H., Lehtonen, M. & M. Bozic (eds.), (2016). Morphologically complex words in the mind/brain. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. (pp.232). http://www.frontiersin.org/books/Morphologically_Complex_Words_in_the_Mind_Brain/840
  • Nakano, Y.,  Ikemoto, Y., Jacob, G. & H. Clahsen (2016). How orthography modulates morphological priming: Subliminal kanji activation in Japanese. Frontiers in Psychology 7: 316 (Research Topic: Processing Across Languages; ed. by S. Kennison).  http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00316
  • Mosca, M. & H. Clahsen (2016). Examining language switching in bilinguals: The role of preparation time. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 19: 415-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728915000693
  • Festman, J. & H. Clahsen (2016). How Germans prepare for the English past tense: Silent production of inflected words during EEG. Applied Psycholinguistics 37: 487-506. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0142716415000089


  • Krause, H., Bosch, S. & Clahsen, H. (2015). Morphosyntax in the bilingual mental lexicon: An experimental study of strong stems in German. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 37: 597-621. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0272263114000564
  • Bosch, S. & Clahsen, H. (2015). Accessing morphosyntactic information in L1 and L2 word recognition: A masked priming study. In E. Grillo & K. Jepson (eds.), BUCLD 39: Proceedings of BUCLD 39. Vol.1. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 101-112. ISBN 978-1-57473-056-2
  • Heyer, V. & H. Clahsen (2015). Late bilinguals see a scan in scanner AND in scandal: Dissecting formal overlap from morphological priming in the processing of derived words. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 18: 543-550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728914000662
  • Clahsen, H., Gerth, S., Heyer, V. & E. Schott (2015). Morphology constrains native and non-native word formation in different ways: Evidence from plurals inside compounds. The Mental Lexicon 10: 53-87. https://doi.org/10.1075/ml.10.1.03cla
  • Budd, M.-J., Paulmann, S., Barry, C., & H. Clahsen (2015). Producing morphologically complex words: An ERP study with children and adults. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 12: 51-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2014.11.002