Cass Lowry

Cass Lowry
CUNY Graduate Center | CUNY · Program in Linguistics

Master of Arts

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Cass Lowry is a PhD student in the Linguistics Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He is lab manager of Second Language Acquisition Lab (SLAL) and the current project manager of the Second-Generation Bilinguals Project (SGBP). His research interests include applying psycholinguistic methods (ERP, Pupillometry, Eye-tracking) to investigate morphosyntactic changes in bilingual contact situations, especially in Kartvelian and Turkic languages.

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The present study investigated the effects of language dominance during bilingual comprehension of relative clauses. We asked whether language dominance, operationalized as a continuous variable, modulates whether/how Spanish-English bilinguals exhibit a relative clause subject-object processing asymmetry in their first-learned language, Spanish. H...
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This study examined play interactions of 15 to 48-month-old children (n = 59) and their caregivers in Lazuri, a UNESCO-rated endangered South-Caucasian ancestral language, and Turkish, a dominant language supplanting Lazuri usage in the community. Child–caregiver dyads played with two toy sets (animal farm and tea set) that provided different conte...
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This study examined play interactions of 15 to 48-month-old children ( n = 59) and their caregivers in Lazuri, a UNESCO-rated endangered South-Caucasian ancestral language, and Turkish, a dominant language supplanting Lazuri usage in the community. Child–caregiver dyads played with two toy sets (animal farm and tea set) that provided different cont...
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This study investigates morphosyntactic restructuring in Heritage Georgian, a highly agglutinative language with polypersonal agreement. Child heritage speakers of Georgian (n = 26, age 3-16) completed a Frog Story narrative task and a lexical proficiency task in Georgian. Heritage speaker narratives were compared to narratives produced by age-matc...
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An eye-tracking experiment in the Visual World Paradigm was conducted to examine the effects of language history on the predictive parsing of sentences containing relative clauses in the first-learned language of fluent bilingual adults. We compared heritage speakers of Spanish (HSs)—who had spent most of their lives immersed in an English-dominant...
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Research Questions During processing of the first-learned language, Spanish: 1. are task-evoked pupillary responses which indicate processing difficulty greater for object-relatives than subject-relatives in late bilinguals? 2. do heritage speakers process object-relatives and subject-relatives differently when compared to late bilinguals?
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Silvina Montrul , The acquisition of heritage languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Pp. 382. Hb. £80. - Volume 46 Issue 5 - Cass Lowry
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Mustapha Taibi & Uldis Ozolins , Community translation. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. Pp. 200. Pb. £25.99. - Volume 46 Issue 3 - Cass Lowry

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To characterize how sentences in the first-learned language are processed in different types of bilinguals, specifically L1-speakers of a social minority language: heritage speakers and late bilinguals.