Arielle Borovsky

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Developmental psycholinguistics
  • Word learning
  • Language processing


I joined Purdue University in Fall of 2017, and had previously held postdoctoral and faculty positions at the University of California, San Diego, Stanford University and Florida State University.  My research broadly focuses the skills and knowledge that support word learning and everyday language comprehension in adults and children.  I ask these questions using variety of methodological approaches, including eye tracking, ERPs, and computational methods. 

Examples of recent research questions:

  • What are early markers of risk for preschool and school-aged language and reading delays
  • How does knowledge and experience affect the way we understand and learn language?
  • How do our brains rapidly acquire word meanings?

Recent Publications:

  • Peters, R.E.*, Grüter, T., & Borovsky, A.  (in press). Language skill and experience influence flexibility in linguistic prediction.  Applied Psycholinguistics. PDF
  • Yazbec, A.*, Borovsky, A., & Kaschak, M.P. (in press).  Factors underlying conceptual change in the sciences and social sciences.  Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Lieberman, A., Borovsky, A., Mayberry, R.  (2018).  Prediction in a visual language: Real-time sentence processing across development in American Sign Language. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(4), 387-401PDF
  • Charness, N. & Borovsky, A. (2018). Information processing.  In M.H. Bornstein, M.E. Arterberry, K.L. Fingerman & J.E. Lansford (eds.)The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (pp. 1140-1145). Los Angeles: Sage Publishing.
  • Mani, N., Borovsky, A. (2017). Building a lexical network. In Gert Westermann & Nivedita Mani (Eds.)  Early Word Learning. Psychology Press
Assistant Professor

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3128
Phone: 765-494-1669

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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