Vsevolod Kapatsinski

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Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Linguistics
Phone: 541-346-3923
Office: 367 Straub Hall
Office Hours: Mon 12:00p-2:00p, in person or Zoom
Research Interests: computational learning theory, constituency, unitization, frequency effects, probabilistic morphophonology, inferential statistics, usage-based linguistic theory, mechanisms of language change

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University, Linguistics & Cognitive Science, 2009

M.A., University of New Mexico, Linguistics, 2005

Publications

see https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ublab/pubs/ for full list

 

Learning mechanisms:

Caballero, G., & Kapatsinski, V. 2022. How agglutinative? Searching for cues to meaning in Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara) using discriminative learning. In A. Sims, A. Ussishkin, J. Parker & S. Wray (Eds.), Morphological diversity and linguistic cognition (pp.121-159). Cambridge University Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2021a. Learning fast while avoiding spurious excitement and overcoming cue competition requires setting unachievable goals: Reasons for using the logistic activation function in learning to predict categorical outcomes. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience.

Kapatsinski, V. 2021b. Hierarchical inference in sound change: Words, sounds and frequency of useFrontiers in Psychology, 12.

Harmon, Z., Idemaru, K., & Kapatsinski, V. 2019. Learning mechanisms in cue reweighting. Cognition, 189, 76-88.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018a. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018b. Learning morphological constructions. In G. Booij (Ed.), The construction of words: Advances in Construction Morphology, 547-581. Springer.

Olejarczuk, P., V. Kapatsinski, & R. H. Baayen. 2018. Distributional learning is error-driven: The role of surprise in the acquisition of phonetic categoriesLinguistics Vanguard, 4(S2).

Kapatsinski, V., & Z. Harmon. 2017. A Hebbian account of entrenchment and (over)-extension in language learningProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society39, 2366-2371.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2016. Fuse to be used: A weak cue’s guide to attracting attentionProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society38, 520-525.

 

Processing mechanisms and architecture of the language system:

Kapatsinski, V. 2022. Morphology in a parallel, distributed, interactive architecture of language production. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 5.

Kapatsinski, V. 2021c. What are constructions, and what else is out there? An associationist perspectiveFrontiers in Communication, 5, 134.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2021. A theory of repetition and retrieval in language productionPsychological Review, 128(6), 1112-1144.

Kapatsinski, V. 2017. Copying, the source of creativity. In A. Makarova, S. M. Dickey & D. Divjak (Eds.), Each venture a new beginning: Studies in honor of Laura A. Janda, 57-70. Bloomington, IN: Slavica.

 

Explaining language change:
 
Kapatsinski, V. In press (exp 2023). Understanding the roles of type and token frequency in usage-based linguistics. In M. Diaz-Campos & S. Balasch (Eds.), The handbook of usage-based linguistics. Wiley.
 
Kapatsinski, V. 2021b. Hierarchical inference in sound change: Words, sounds and frequency of use. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

Kapatsinski, V., S. Easterday & J. Bybee. 2020. Vowel reduction: A usage-based approach. Italian Journal of Linguistics / Rivista di Linguistica, 32(1), 19-44.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018a. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Smolek, A., & V. Kapatsinski. 2018. What happens to large changes? Saltation produces well-liked outputs that are hard to generateLaboratory Phonology, 9(1), 10, 1-27.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2017. Putting old tools to novel uses: The role of form accessibility in semantic extensionCognitive Psychology98, 22-44.

Kapatsinski, V., & Vakareliyska, C. 2013. [N[N]] compounds in Russian: A growing family of constructions. Constructions & Frames, 5(1), 73-91.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Rethinking rule reliability: Why an exceptionless rule can fail. Chicago Linguistic Society, 44(2), 277-291.

 

Morphological constructions, schemas, rules: The contents of grammar
 
Kapatsinski, V. 2021c. What are constructions, and what else is out there? An associationist perspectiveFrontiers in Communication, 5, 134.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018a. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018b. Learning morphological constructions. In G. Booij (Ed.), The construction of words: Advances in Construction Morphology, 547-581. Springer.

Kapatsinski, V. 2017a. Learning a subtractive morphological system: Statistics and representationsProceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development41, 357-372.

Kapatsinski, V. 2014. What is grammar like? A usage-based constructionist perspectiveLinguistic Issues in Language Technology, 11(1), 1-41.

Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Conspiring to mean: Experimental and computational evidence for a usage-based harmonic approach to morphophonologyLanguage, 89(1), 110-148.

Kapatsinski, V. 2012. What statistics do learners track? Rules, constraints or schemas in (artificial) grammar learning. In Gries, S. Th., & D. Divjak, eds. Frequency effects in language learning and processing, 53-82. Mouton de Gruyter.

 

 
Disfluency and mechanisms of production:
 
Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2021. A theory of repetition and retrieval in language productionPsychological Review, 128(6), 1112-1144.
 
Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2020. The best-laid plans of mice and men: Competition between top-down and preceding-item cues in plan executionProceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1674-1680.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2015. Studying the dynamics of lexical access using disfluenciesProceedings of the Satellite Meeting of the ICPhS on Disfluencies in Spontaneous Speech. Edinburgh, UK.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Frequency of use leads to automaticity of production: Evidence from repair in conversationLanguage & Speech, 53(1), 71-105.

Kapatsinski, V. 2005. Measuring the relationship of structure to use: Determinants of the extent of recycle in repetition repairBerkeley Linguistics Society, 30, 481-92.

 

Probabilistic morphology and phonology: Explaining productivity

Kapatsinski, V. 2018a. Changing minds changing tools: From learning theory to language acquisition to language change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018b. On the intolerance of the Tolerance Principle. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 8(6), 738-742.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018c. Words versus rules (storage versus online production/processing) in morphology. In M. Aronoff (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press.

Olejarczuk, P., & V. Kapatsinski. 2018. The metrical parse is guided by gradient phonotactics. Phonology, 35(3), 367-405.

Caballero, G., & V. Kapatsinski. 2015. Perceptual functionality of multiple exponence in Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara). Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 30(9), 1134-1143.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Velar palatalization in Russian and artificial grammar: Constraints on models of morphophonologyJournal of Laboratory Phonology, 1(2), 361-393.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Rethinking rule reliability: Why an exceptionless rule can failChicago Linguistic Society, 44(2), 277-291.

Kapatsinski, V. 2005. Characteristics of a rule-based default are dissociable: Evidence against the Dual Mechanism Model. In S. Franks, F. Y. Gladney, and M. Tasseva-Kurktchieva, eds. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 13: The South Carolina Meeting, 136-146. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Slavic Publications.

 

Probabilistic constituency:

Olejarczuk, P., & V. Kapatsinski. 2018. The metrical parse is guided by gradient phonotactics. Phonology, 35(3), 367-405.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2016a. Fuse to be used: A weak cue’s guide to attracting attentionProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society38, 520-525.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2016b. Determinants of lengths of repetition disfluencies: Probabilistic syntactic constituency in speech production. Chicago Linguistic Society, 50, 237-248.

Kapatsinski, V. 2009. Testing theories of linguistic constituency with configural learning: The case of the English syllableLanguage, 85(2),  248-277.

Kapatsinski, V., & J. Radicke. 2009. Frequency and the emergence of prefabs: Evidence from monitoring. In R. Corrigan, E. Moravcsik, H. Ouali, & K. Wheatley, eds.  Formulaic Language. Vol. II: Acquisition, loss, psychological reality, functional explanations, 499-520. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kapatsinski, V. 2008. Constituents can exhibit partial overlap: Experimental evidence for an exemplar approach to the mental lexicon. Chicago Linguistic Society, 41(2), 227-242.

Kapatsinski, V. 2007. Implementing and testing theories of linguistic constituency I: English syllable structureResearch on Spoken Language Processing Progress Report No. 28, 241-76. Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.

Kapatsinski, V. 2005. Measuring the relationship of structure to use: Determinants of the extent of recycle in repetition repairBerkeley Linguistics Society, 30, 481-92.

 

Lexical frequency effects:

Kapatsinski, V. In press (exp 2023). Understanding the roles of type and token frequency in usage-based linguistics. In M. Diaz-Campos & S. Balasch (Eds.), The handbook of usage-based linguistics. Wiley.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2021. A theory of repetition and retrieval in language productionPsychological Review, 128(6), 1112-1144.

Kapatsinski, V. 2018c. Words versus rules (Storage versus on-line production/processing) in morphology. In M. Aronoff (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2017. Putting old tools to novel uses: The role of form accessibility in semantic extensionCognitive Psychology98, 22-44.

Harmon, Z., & V. Kapatsinski. 2015. Studying the dynamics of lexical access using disfluenciesProceedings of the Satellite Meeting of the ICPhS on Disfluencies in Spontaneous Speech. Edinburgh, UK.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. Frequency of use leads to automaticity of production: Evidence from repair in conversationLanguage & Speech, 53(1), 71-105.

Kapatsinski, V. 2010. What is it I am writing? Lexical frequency effects in spelling Russian prefixes: Uncertainty and competition in an apparently regular system. Corpus Linguistics & Linguistic Theory, 6(2), 157-215.

Kapatsinski, V. 2007. Frequency, neighborhood density, age-of-acquisition, lexicon size, neighborhood density and speed of processing: Towards a domain-general, single-mechanism account. In S. Buescher, K. Holley, E. Ashworth, C. Beckner, B. Jones, and C. Shank. Proceedings of the 6th Annual High Desert Linguistics Society Conference, 121-40. Albuquerque, NM: High Desert Linguistics Society.

Kapatsinski, V. 2006. Towards a single-mechanism account of frequency effectsThe LACUS Forum 32: Networks, 325-335.

 

Analysis methods:

Teruya, H., & Kapatsinski, V. 2019. Deciding to look: Revisiting the linking hypothesis for spoken word recognition in the visual world. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 34(7), 860-881.

Barth, D., & V. Kapatsinski. 2018. Evaluating logistic mixed-effects models of corpus data. In D. Speelman, K. Heylen & D. Geeraerts (Eds.), Mixed Effects Regression Models in Linguistics, 99-116. Springer.

Barth, D., & V. Kapatsinski. 2017. A multimodel inference approach to categorical variant choice: Construction, priming and frequency effects on the choice between full and contracted forms of amare and isCorpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 13(2), 203-260.

Kapatsinski, V. 2006. Sound similarity relations in the mental lexicon: Modeling the lexicon as a complex networkResearch on Spoken Language Processing Progress Report No. 27, 133-52. Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.