David Miller, PhD
Hispanic and Italian Studies
Director of the Psychology of Multilingualism research lab
Language processing; second language acquisition; bi- and multilingualism; semantics-pragmatics interface; the role of logic, including inferencing, on language structure and use.
Miller, D., Bayram, F., Rothman, J. & Serratrice, L. (Eds.), (2018). Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Articles and Book Chapters
Miller, D. & Rothman, J. (2019). You win some, you lose some: Comprehension and event-related potential evidence for L1 attrition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
Puig-Mayenco, E., Miller, D., Bayram, F., Cunnings, I., Tubau, S., & Rothman, J. (in press, 2018). Language Dominance Affects Bilingual Competence and Processing: Evidence from a Bidirectional Study of Unbalanced Catalan/Spanish Bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology
DeLuca, V., Miller, D., Pliatsikas, C., & Rothman, J. (in press, 2019). Brain adaptations and neurological indices of processing in adult Second Language Acquisition (SLA): Challenges for the Critical Period Hypothesis. Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism. Wiley
Rothman, J., González Alonso, J., & Miller, D. (2018). The L2 Acquisition of Spanish Morphosyntax. In Geeslin, K. (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Spanish Linguistics. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.
Puig Mayenco, E., Miller, D., & Rothman, J. (in press, 2018). Crosslinguistic Effects with Negative Polarity in Catalan-Spanish Bilinguals: Age of Acquisition and Dominance Considered. In Cho, J.C., Iverson, M., Judy, T., Leal, T. & Shimanskya, E. (Eds.), Festschrift for Roumyana Slabakova. Amsterdam/Philadelphia:John Benjamins
Bayram, F., Miller, D., Rothman, J., Serratrice, L. (2018). Studies in Bilingualism: 25 Years in the Making. In D. Miller, F. Bayram, L. Serratrice & J. Rothman (Eds.), Studies in Bilingualism, Bilingualism: The State of the Science Across its Subfields, 1-12.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Iverson, M., & Miller, D. (2017). Language attrition and maintenance: Two sides of the same coin? Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 704-708. doi 10.1075/lab.00009.ive
Alemán Bañón, J., Miller, D., & Rothman, J. (2017). Examining morphological variability in the online comprehension and production of number and gender agreement in L2 Spanish: An ERP study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. 43(10), 1509-1536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000394
Bayram, F., Rothman, J., Iverson, M., Kupisch, T., Miller, D., Puig Mayenco, E., Westergaard, M. (2017). Differences in Use without Deficiencies in Competence: Passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish Heritage Speakers in Germany. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 1-21 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2017.1324403
Miller, D., DeLuca, V., Berndt, D., & Rothman, J. (2017). Subtle Aspectual Difference in the L2 Acquisition of German: The case of pseudo-progressives AM infinitive versus BEIM infinitive. In Blom, E., Cornips, L. and Schaffer, J. (Eds.), Festschrift for Aafke Hulk, Studies in Bilingualism, (52), 207-230. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins
Puig Mayenco, E., Miller, D. & Rothman, J. (2017). Adult Outcomes of Early Child Second Language (L2) Acquisition: Differential Object Marking in the Child L2 Spanish of Catalan Natives. In BUCLD 41: Proceedings of the 41 annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pp. 546-558). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Miller, D., Giancaspro, D., Iverson, M. Rothman, J. & Slabakova, R. (2016). Not just algunos, but indeed unos L2ers converge on scalar implicatures in L2 Spanish. In Valenzuela, E. & Alba de la Fuente (Eds.), Language Acquisition Beyond Parameters: Studies in honour of Juana Liceras, 125-145. Amsterdam: John Benjamins
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
Service to Community
Work for general audiences
Emotions shape the language we use, but second languages reveal a shortcut around them published on The Conversation, June 2018
2014-2017, (AThEME, Advancing the European Multilingual Experience dissertation grant and International Studentship, $122,500, European Commission (European 7 th Framework program #613465)
2016, Language Acquisition, Variation and Attrition (LAVA) research award: Heritage Language Workshop at the Arctic University of Norway, UiT: $600, Language Acquisition, Variation and Attrition (LAVA)
2014 - 2017, University of Reading Research Awards: $3,000, University of Reading
2016, Conference on Human Sentence Processing Research Award: $400, CUNY
PhD, University of Reading, UK