Dusica Filipovic Durdevic

Dusica Filipovic Durdevic
University of Belgrade · Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy

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October 2006 - present
University of Novi Sad
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Publications (83)
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Case studies of unusual traits can provide unique snapshots of the effects of modified systems. In this study, we report on an individual from a Serbian family with the ability to rapidly, accurately and voluntarily speak backwards. We consider psychological, neural and genetic correlates of this trait to identify specific relevant neural mechanism...
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We investigated the processing of inflected Serbian adjective forms to bring together quantitative linguistic measures from two frameworks – information theory and discrimination learning. From each framework we derived several quantitative descriptions of an inflectional morphological system and fitted two separate regression models to the process...
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In this paper, we demonstrate the effects of Information Theory measures on the processing of polysemous nouns and reveal that the sensitivity to multiple related senses can be learned from the linguistic context. We collected large-scale data and applied a correlation design to show that an increase in sense uncertainty (or sense diversity) is fol...
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The Semantic Settling Dynamics model (Armstrong & Plaut, 2016) postulated that the seemingly inconsistent effects of lexical ambiguity are, in fact, a systematic manifestation of the specific dynamics that arise as a consequence of the amount of time spent in processing. The model has thus far been tested by prolonging lexical decision and comparin...
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A 2-layer symbolic network model based on the equilibrium equations of the Rescorla-Wagner model (Danks, 2003) is proposed. The study first presents 2 experiments in Serbian, which reveal for sentential reading the inflectional paradigmatic effects previously observed by Milin, Filipović Đurđević, and Moscoso del Prado Martín (2009) for unprimed le...
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The growing interdisciplinary research field of psycholinguistics is in constant need of new and up-to-date tools which will allow researchers to answer complex questions, but also expand on languages other than English, which dominates the field. One type of such tools are picture datasets which provide naming norms for everyday objects. However,...
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Among the factors argued to contribute to a bilingual advantage in executive function (EF), the combination of languages spoken by the bilingual is often overlooked. In this study, we explored the role of language similarity on memory and EF task by comparing performance of three groups of young adults—Hungarian–Serbian and Slovak–Serbian early bal...
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This collective monograph is the first data-oriented, empirical in-depth study of the system of clitics on Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. It fills the gap between the theoretical and normative literature by including solid data on variation found in dialects and spoken language and obtained from massive Web Corpora and speakers’ acceptability judge...
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We present free software we created to enable easy (drag-and-drop) coding of responses (categorizing) and automatic obtaining of per-category frequencies of responses. It is available from https://github.com/dfdurdevic/Categor and described in https://www.ipisr.org.rs/images/pdf/Zbornik-2021.pdf
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In the past decade, with the increasing popularity of the embodiment theories (Barsalou, 1999) researchers started to collect measures that are related to sensory-motor experience with an object represented by the word. The need for sensory-motor measures came from embodiment explanations of mental representations of concepts, where representations...
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The importance of perceptual experience for the representation and processing of words was documented in numerous researches. Several operationalizations of perceptual richness were proposed. Here we aim to explore the contribution of perceptual intensity to word recognition over and above perceptual diversity (or the number of sensory modalities)....
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U ovom radu biće dat kratak prikaz najpoznatijih slobodnih i otvorenih softverskih aplikacija koje se koriste za prikazivanje stimulusa i prikupljanje podataka u eksperimentalno-psihološkim istraživanjima. Pored sažetog opisa osnovnih tehničkih preduslova koji treba da budu ispunjeni u eksperimentima u kognitivnoj psihologiji, biće dat uporedni pri...
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In this chapter we will give a brief overview of the research that emphasized the importance of perceptual information in the structure and function of semantic knowledge. We will then describe a recently developed approach in operationalizing conceptual representations that relies on the relevance of perceptual information. The core of this approa...
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In this chapter we will give a brief overview of the research that emphasized the importance of perceptual information in the structure and function of semantic knowledge. We will then describe a recently developed approach in operationalizing conceptual representations that relies on the relevance of perceptual information. The core of this approa...
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Te Semantic Settling Dynamics (SSD) model was proposed to account for the large body of inconsistent findings on processing of lexical ambiguity (Armstrong & Plaut, 2016). However, the evaluation of this model is still at its roots. We focused on polysemes (words with multiple related senses) and tested the prediction that an increase in time spent...
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In this research the set of Serbian homonymous nouns (nouns with multiple unrelated meanings) was presented in the norming study and in the visual lexical decision task experiment. Native speakers listed the meanings of homonymous words and provided word familiarity and word concreteness ratings. Based on them, the first database of Serbian homonym...
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The hallmark of the Perceptual Symbol Systems model is the hypothesized perceptual simulation that is at the core of conceptual representation. The simulation can be boosted if the attention is directed towards a given modality, or prevented if the input information occupies attentional resources within the given modality. Here, we make use of this...
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Word concreteness has long been observed as a predictor of word processing times and recall (Roxbury et al., 2014; Paivio et al., 1994). Concrete words refer to objects that can be perceived. Nowadays, in accordance with Embodiment theories (Barsalou, 1999), concreteness is defined as a modality-specific perceptual strength (Connell & Lynott, 2009;...
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In this paper, the focus of the investigation is the power of the computational model which is based on the principles of discrimination learning to predict processing latencies of polysemous nouns. Discrimination learning has been shown as a powerful principle that can account for multiple language phenomena, such as various frequency effects, var...
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U ovom radu pokazujemo da na obradu flektivnih oblika glagola istovremeno uticu distribuciona svojstva njihove flektivne paradigme (svi flektivni oblici datog glagola) i njihove flektivne klase (svi glagoli koji se menjaju na isti nacin). Time na novu klasu reci uopštavamo nalaz koji je prethodno dobijen na imenicama. Pokazujemo da odstupanje distr...
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We compared three statistical analyses over binary outcomes. As applying ANOVA over proportions violates at least two classical assumptions of linear models, two alternatives are described: the binary logistic regression and the mixed logit model. Firstly, we compared the effects obtained by the three methods over the same data from a previous memo...
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Problem ovog istraživanja bilo je utvrđivanje da li i u kojoj meri kontekst u kom se prikupljaju procene, utiče na procenu konkretnosti tih reči. Pošlo se od pretpostavke da će kontekst u kome se prikupljaju procene konkretnosti reči uticati na samu procenu; odnosno, da će razlika između prosečnih procena konkretnih i prosečnih procena apstraktnih...
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It has been shown that multiple related senses of polysemous words (paper) help processing, whereas multiple unrelated meanings of homonymous words (bank) mostly slow processing down (Eddington & Tokowicz, 2015; Rodd, Gaskell, & Marslen-Wilson, 2002). Previous research in Serbian corroborated the processing advantage of polysemous words (Filipović-...
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This research aimed to clarify the role of the perceptual richness in the recall. Perceptual richness is operationalized as the number of sensory modalities through which an object can be perceptually experienced, and is based on per-modality concreteness ratings (Connell & Lynott, 2009; Filipovi´c Ðurdevi´c, Popovi´c Stijaˇci´c & Karapandži´c, ¯ 2...
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Introduction: Working memory is essential for the development of many language-related traits. It has been suggested that the rare trait of backwardspeaking is linked to working memory. This trait is described as an ability to spontaneously and accurately reverse words. Here we describe individuals (the father and daughter) from a Serbian family wh...
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The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of visual perceptual strength across abstract and concrete words, as well as it’s relation with modality in which a word is presented. Based on Perceptual Symbol Theory and previous findings, we hypothesized that visual perceptual strength will be negatively correlated with processing cost, and...
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In this research we present a norming study and lexical decision experiment on 200 Serbian nouns that were rated for general concreteness and for modality-specific concreteness rating. For the first time, we present modality-specific concreteness ratings that were obtained separately for possibility to experience and the actual sensory experience....
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Native speakers of the Serbian language in the former Yugoslavia use two alphabets (Cyrillic and Roman) and word recognition studies based on manipulations of letters from the two alphabets have played a central role in understanding the interrelation of phonology and semantics in skilled reading. Starting more than twenty years ago (e.g., Feldman...
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Numerous word recognition studies have revealed that Information Theory based measures of complexity predict processing latencies of various language phenomena. Within the domain of morphology, it has been emonstrated that noun processing is affected by the entropy of the probabilities of inflected forms in general (Inflectional Entropy; Tabak, Sch...
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Introduction: Working memory is essential for the development of many language-related traits. It has been suggested that the rare trait of backwardspeaking is linked to working memory. This trait is described as an ability to spontaneously and accurately reverse words. Here we describe individuals (the father and daughter) from a Serbian family wh...
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There is a growing body of research revealing that cognitive processing is affected by Information Theory based descriptions of various segments of language. In case of morphology processing, among other things, it has been demonstrated that processing of inflected forms is affected by inflectional entropy, that is entropy of inflected form probabi...
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In previous studies suffix ambiguity was operationalized as a phenomenon in which a given suffix (e.g. suffix -er) has two roles in one language – inflectional (syntactic; e.g. higher) and derivational (semantic; e.g. worker). Authors of these studies have shown that nouns with ambiguous suffixes are processed slower than those with an unambiguous...
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Second position clitics are informally characterized in terms of their hosts which correspond to either the first word (FirstWord) or the first phrase (FirstPhrase), within some clitic positioning domain. Our focus is on Serbian, in which either a FirstWord or a FirstPhrase can serve as hosts for second position clitics. Our central concern is the...
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Study conducted in Italian showed that high-frequency derivational suffixes are processed faster than low-frequency ones. The results of study conducted in Serbian suggest that existence of suffix frequency effects depends on suffix ambiguity. Previous studies used visual lexical decision as an experimental task, and to our best knowledge this effe...
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The previous research showed that the effect of the number of senses did not reach the significance in the free recall tasks in the PAL paradigm. The advantages in the reproduction of concepts that could be experienced through many senses were only indicated in the cued recall tasks. In order to obtain the effect of the number of senses, we relied...
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Prior comparisons of processing time of polysemous words and homonymy to unambiguous words revealed that, when compared to unambiguous words, polysemous words were processed faster, whereas homonymous words took more time to process. Those findings were in line with findings in English language and were interpreted by the connectionist model of wo...
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Problem ovog istraživanja bio je ispitivanje uticaja broja čula kojima se može iskusiti neki pojam na uspešnost njegove reprodukcije. Pretpostavili smo da će se pojmovi koji se mogu iskusiti većim brojem čula tačnije reprodukovati u odnosu na one koji se mogu iskusiti manjim brojem čula, kao i u odnosu na apstraktne pojmove. U dva eksperimenta prim...
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The goal of this study was to test whether the accuracy of recall is influenced by the number of sensory modalities through which a concept can be experienced – a new variable closely related to word concreteness. Based on processing advantage of concepts that can be experienced through higher number of senses (fish) over the ones experienced throu...
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We report a study that continues the series of experiments demonstrating the simultaneous influence of paradigms and classes on processing of inflected words (Milin, Filipović Đurđević, & Moscoso del Prado Martin, 2009; Baayen, Milin, Filipović Đurđević, Hendrix, & Marreli, 2011). The simultaneous influence was observed in the effect of divergence...
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Derivational morphology in Serbian language has been rarely investigated in psycholinguistics research. One of the many reasons is lack of a database with quantitative measures for variables that influence processing of derived words. The primary goal of the current research was to develop the database with quantitative measures of derivational suf...
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A tutorial given at First Quantitative Morphology Meeting; an introductory overview of basic Information Theory measures and of published research that applied those measures in psycholinguistic research.
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Research conducted on English has revealed that, when compared to unambiguous words, polysemous words (words with several related senses) are processed faster, whereas homonymous words (words with several unrelated senses) take more time to process. Research conducted on Serbian has confirmed the finding that an increase in the number of senses is...
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The goal of this study was to test whether the accuracy of recall is influenced by the number of sensory modalities through which a concept can be experienced – a new variable closely related to word concreteness. Based on processing advantage of concepts that can be experienced through higher number of senses (fish) over the ones experienced throu...
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In Serbian, lexical decision latencies to words composed of letters that exist in both the Roman and Cyrillic alphabets (some of which have different phonemic interpretations in each) are slower than for the unique alphabet transcription of those same words. In this study, we use the effect of phonological ambiguity to explore the time course of se...
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Presentation of the work that was later published in Baayen, R. H., Milin, P., Filipović-Đurđević, D., Hendrix, P. & Marelli, M. (2011). An amorphous model for morphological processing in visual comprehension based on naïve discrimination learning. Psychological Review, 118, 438-482.
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Allomorphy is a phenomenon that occurs in many languages. Several psycholinguistic studies have shown that allomorphy, if present, co-determines cognitive processing. In the present paper we discussed allomorphic variations of Serbian instrumental singular form of pseudo-nouns as emerging from analogical learning. We compared the predictions derive...
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In this study we addressed three issues concerning semantic and associative relatedness between two words and how they prime each other. The first issue is whether there is a priming effect of semantic relatedness over and above the effect of associative relatedness. The second issue is how difference in semantic overlap between two words affects p...
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The aim of this study was to examine the effect of congruence between the sensory modality through which a concept can be experienced and the modality through which the word denoting that concept is perceived during word recognition. Words denoting concepts that can be experienced visually (e.g. ?color?) and words denoting concepts that can be expe...
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The authors compared performance on two variants of the primed lexical decision task to investigate morphological processing in native and non-native speakers of English. They examined patterns of facilitation on present tense targets. Primes were regular (billed-bill) past tense formations and two types of irregular past tense forms that varied on...
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Previous research demonstrated that processing time was facilitated bynumber of related word senses (polysemy) and inhibited by number of unrelatedword meanings (homonymy). The starting point of this research were thefindings described by Moscoso del Prado Martín and colleagues, who offereda unique account of processing of two forms of lexical ambi...
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In this study, we investigate the relevance of inflectional paradigms and inflectional classes for lexical processing. We provide an info\-rmation-theoretical measure of the divergence in the frequency distributions of two of the paradigms to which a word simultaneously belongs: the paradigm of the stem, and the more general paradigm of the nominal...
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Introduction The results of numerous studies indicate that word recognition is faster when a target word is preceded by the associatively or semantically connected prime word (cf. Meyer. The aim of this study is to answer two questions: a) is there a facilitation effect that derives from the type of word relation over and above the effect of associ...
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It has been shown that while multiple unrelated meanings of a word (e.g. bank) increase processing latency, polysemy, that is multiple related word senses (e.g. paper) produce faster responses (Rodd, Gaskell & MarslenWilson, 2002; Klepousniotou, 2002). The goal of this study was to explore the effect ofpolysemy on word processing in Serbian. The ou...
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In this work, we explored cognitive status of suffix allomorphy of the masculine nouns in instrumental singular in Serbian language (eg. misom-misem; puzom-puzem). Allomorphy represents distinct variations in form of the morpheme which does not influence it's function and meaning (cf. Lyons, 1968). Despite it's frequent appearance in speech and lan...
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The aim of the present study is to demonstrate that in addition to number of senses, entropy of sense probability distribution, i.e. the balance of sense probabilities also affects processing of polysemous words. Value of entropy is affected by two sources of uncertainty: the balance of sense probabilities (i.e. the redundancy of a probability dist...
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Rodd et al. (2002) demonstrated that processing time is facilitated by number of related word senses (polysemy) and inhibited by number of unrelated word meanings (homonymy). Moscoso del Prado Martín et al. (submitted) proposed a method for quantitative description of ambiguous words which encapsulates two sorts of word ambiguity. By calculating se...
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In this study we investigated the consequences for word recognition of artificially manipulating the probability distribution of word senses in polysemic words. For this purpose, we performed three visual lexical decision experiments using Serbian polysemous words with controlled distributions of word senses. Our main prediction is that the differe...
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Previous experiments have demonstrated facilitatory effect of number of senses on processing latencies (Rod et al., 2002). Relying on the growing body of empirical evidence that entropy affects language processing (Moscoso del Prado Martín et al., 2004), the aim of the present study is to show that in addition to number of senses, entropy of sense...
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It has been shown that while multiple unrelated meanings of a word (e.g. bank) delay recognition, multiple related word senses (e.g. twist) produce faster responses (Rodd, Gaskell & Marslen-Wilson, 2002). The goal of this study is to explore the effect of the number of word senses on processing of nouns in Serbian language. A new measure, combining...
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Processing of inflected Serbian verbs was investigated in two lexical decision experiments. Specifically, the following issues were addressed: a. does the adjectival system contain syntactic functions and meanings, and b. are adjectival gender and case cognitively relevant properties. Each of the above issues could be expressed in terms of alternat...
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We present the Bayesian Information-Theoretical (BIT) model of lexical processing: A mathematical model illustrating a novel approach to the modelling of language processes. The model shows how a neurophysiological theory of lexical processing relying on Hebbian association and neural assemblies can directly account for a variety of eects previousl...
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We present the Bayesian Information-Theoretical (BIT) model of lexical processing: A mathematical model illustrating a novel approach to the modelling of language processes. The model shows how a neurophysiological theory of lexical processing relying on Hebbian association and neural assemblies can directly account for a variety of effects previou...

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We have set up a Williams Syndrome Society in Serbia, the first of its kind in the Balkans, that supports families of children and adults in the neighboring countries: Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia. Please visit our webpage https://www.vilijamsovsindrom.com/english-1
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By focusing on modality specific concreteness ratings, we aim to find the best way to quantitatively describe words that denote objects that can be experienced with multiple senses (e.g. can be heard, seen, touched, etc.). Additionally, we aim to describe and understand processing and representational specificities of these words, as compared to words that can be experienced in only one sensory modality and abstract words.
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By focusing on words with multiple related senses (polysemy) and words with multiple unrelated meanings (homonymy) the aim is 1) to find the most appropriate quantitative description of lexical ambiguity (mostly the one that originate from Information Theory), and 2) to describe and understand processing differences and processing similarities between various forms of lexical ambiguity, as well as to define conditions in which they emerge.