Dr William Marslen-Wilson

William Marslen-Wilson

University position

Honorary Professor of Language and Cognition


Department of Psychology



Home page

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Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


My research interests are in the cognitive science and neuroscience of language. I study the comprehension of human language in the mind and the brain using interdisciplinary neuroimaging and multivariate analysis techniques aimed at identifying the neural processing streams that support the immediate interpretation of spoken utterances and written words. My current research brings together neuroimaging (EMEG, fMRI), behavioural, and neuropsychological data from contrasting languages (such as Arabic, Russian, Chinese and English) to determine the specific properties of human language as a neuro-cognitive system, in its broader neurobiological and evolutionary context. A major new strand focuses on visual information processing systems supporting skilled reading, working chiefly in MEG source space using multivariate methods.

Research Focus



speech comprehension



multivariate techniques

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Behavioural analysis

Combined Magnetoencephalography and EEG (EMEG)

Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Multivariate analysis in EMEG source space

Neuropsychological testing

RSA MEG toolbox



Robert Foley

Lorraine Tyler

Phil Woodland

Associated News Items



Bozic M, Fonteneau E, Su L, Marslen-Wilson WD (2015), “Grammatical analysis as a distributed neurobiological function.” Hum Brain Mapp 36(3):1190-201 Details

Thwaites A, Nimmo-Smith I, Fonteneau E, Patterson RD, Buttery P, Marslen-Wilson WD (2015), “Tracking cortical entrainment in neural activity: auditory processes in human temporal cortex.” Front Comput Neurosci 9:5 Details

Whiting C, Shtyrov Y, Marslen-Wilson W (2015), “Real-time functional architecture of visual word recognition.” J Cogn Neurosci 27(2):246-65 Details


Fonteneau E, Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2014), “Brain Network Connectivity During Language Comprehension: Interacting Linguistic and Perceptual Subsystems.” Cereb Cortex Details

Marslen-Wilson WD, Bozic M, Tyler LK (2014), “Morphological systems in their neurobiological contexts” In Gazzaniga & Mangun (Eds) The Cognitive Neurosciences 5th Edition_MIT Press

Nili H, Wingfield C, Walther A, Su L, Marslen-Wilson W, Kriegeskorte N (2014), “A toolbox for representational similarity analysis.” PLoS Comput Biol 10(4):e1003553 Details

Shafto MA, Tyler LK, Dixon M, Taylor JR, Rowe JB, Cusack R, Calder AJ, Marslen-Wilson WD, Duncan J, Dalgleish T, Henson RN, Brayne C, Matthews FE, Cam-CAN (2014), “The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) study protocol: a cross-sectional, lifespan, multidisciplinary examination of healthy cognitive ageing.” BMC Neurol 14:204 Details

Su L, Zulfiqar I, Jamshed F, Fonteneau E, Marslen-Wilson W (2014), “Mapping tonotopic organization in human temporal cortex: representational similarity analysis in EMEG source space.” Front Neurosci 8:368 Details


Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2013), “Morphological structure in the Arabic mental lexicon: Parallels between standard and dialectal Arabic.” Lang Cogn Process 28(10):1453-1473 Details

Bozic M, Szlachta Z, Marslen-Wilson WD (2013), “Cross-linguistic parallels in processing derivational morphology: evidence from Polish.” Brain Lang 127(3):533-8 Details

Bozic M, Tyler LK, Su L, Wingfield C, Marslen-Wilson WD (2013), “Neurobiological systems for lexical representation and analysis in English.” J Cogn Neurosci 25(10):1678-91 Details

Griffiths JD, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA, Tyler LK (2013), “Functional organization of the neural language system: dorsal and ventral pathways are critical for syntax.” Cereb Cortex 23(1):139-47 Details

Whiting CM, Marslen-Wilson WD, Shtyrov Y (2013), “Neural dynamics of inflectional and derivational processing in spoken word comprehension: laterality and automaticity.” Front Hum Neurosci 7:759 Details

Wilson B, Slater H, Kikuchi Y, Milne AE, Marslen-Wilson WD, Smith K, Petkov CI (2013), “Auditory artificial grammar learning in macaque and marmoset monkeys.” J Neurosci 33(48):18825-35 Details


Szlachta Z, Bozic M, Jelowicka A, Marslen-Wilson WD (2012), “Neurocognitive dimensions of lexical complexity in Polish.” Brain Lang 121(3):219-25 Details

Zhuang J, Tyler LK, Randall B, Stamatakis EA, Marslen-Wilson WD (2012), “Optimally Efficient Neural Systems for Processing Spoken Language.” Cereb Cortex Details


Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2011), “Productivity and priming: Morphemic decomposition in Arabic.” Lang Cognitive Proc 26(4-6): 624-652

Orfanidou E, Davis MH, Ford MA, Marslen-Wilson WD (2011), “Perceptual and response components in repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords.” Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 64(1):96-121 Details

Orfanidou E, Davis MH, Marslen-Wilson WD (2011), “Orthographic and semantic opacity in masked and delayed priming: Evidence from Greek.” Lang Cognitive Proc 26(4-6): 530-557

Papoutsi M, Stamatakis EA, Griffiths J, Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2011), “Is left fronto-temporal connectivity essential for syntax? Effective connectivity, tractography and performance in left-hemisphere damaged patients.” Neuroimage 58(2):656-64 Details

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD, Randall B, Wright P, Devereux BJ, Zhuang J, Papoutsi M, Stamatakis EA (2011), “Left inferior frontal cortex and syntax: function, structure and behaviour in patients with left hemisphere damage.” Brain 134(Pt 2):415-31 Details

Wright P, Randall B, Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2011), “Dissociating linguistic and task-related activity in the left inferior frontal gyrus.” J Cogn Neurosci 23(2):404-13 Details

Zhuang J, Randall B, Stamatakis EA, Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2011), “The interaction of lexical semantics and cohort competition in spoken word recognition: an fMRI study.” J Cogn Neurosci 23(12):3778-90 Details


Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2010), “Aralex: a lexical database for Modern Standard Arabic.” Behav Res Methods 42(2):481-7 Details

Boudelaa S, Pulvermüller F, Hauk O, Shtyrov Y, Marslen-Wilson W (2010), “Arabic morphology in the neural language system.” J Cogn Neurosci 22(5):998-1010 Details

Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2010), “Neurocognitive contexts for morphological complexity: Dissociating inflection and derivation. ” Language and Linguistics Compass 4(11):1063-1073

Bozic M, Tyler LK, Ives DT, Randall B, Marslen-Wilson WD (2010), “Bihemispheric foundations for human speech comprehension.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(40):17439-44 Details

Ford MA, Davis MH, Marslen-Wilson WD (2010), “Derivational morphology and base morpheme frequency.” J Mem Lang 63(1): 117-130

Tyler LK, Shafto MA, Randall B, Wright P, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA (2010), “Preserving syntactic processing across the adult life span: the modulation of the frontotemporal language system in the context of age-related atrophy.” Cereb Cortex 20(2):352-64 Details

Tyler LK, Wright P, Randall B, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA (2010), “Reorganization of syntactic processing following left-hemisphere brain damage: does right-hemisphere activity preserve function?” Brain 133(11):3396-408 Details


Hauk O, Pulvermüller F, Ford M, Marslen-Wilson WD, Davis MH (2009), “Can I have a quick word? Early electrophysiological manifestations of psycholinguistic processes revealed by event-related regression analysis of the EEG.” Biol Psychol 80(1):64-74 Details

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (2009), “Pseudohomophone effects in processing Chinese compound words.” Lang Cognitive Proc 24: 1009-1038


Marslen-Wilson WD, Bozic M, Randall B (2008), “Early decomposition in visual word recognition: Dissociating morphology, form, and meaning.” Lang Cogn Process 23(3):394-421 Details

Moore BC, Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson W (2008), “Introduction. The perception of speech: from sound to meaning.” Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363(1493):917-21 Details

Post B, Marslen-Wilson WD, Randall B, Tyler LK (2008), “The processing of English regular inflections: Phonological cues to morphological structure.” Cognition 109(1):1-17 Details

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson W (2008), “Fronto-temporal brain systems supporting spoken language comprehension.” Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363(1493):1037-54 Details


Bozic M, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA, Davis MH, Tyler LK (2007), “Differentiating morphology, form, and meaning: neural correlates of morphological complexity.” J Cogn Neurosci 19(9):1464-75 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD (2007), “Morphological processes in language comprehension. In G, Gaskell (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics, pp 175-193” Oxford: OUP.

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2007), “Morphology, language and the brain: the decompositional substrate for language comprehension.” Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362(1481):823-36 Details


Hauk O, Davis MH, Ford M, Pulvermüller F, Marslen-Wilson WD (2006), “The time course of visual word recognition as revealed by linear regression analysis of ERP data.” Neuroimage 30(4):1383-400 Details

Orfanidou E, Marslen-Wilson WD, Davis MH (2006), “Neural response suppression predicts repetition priming of spoken words and pseudowords.” J Cogn Neurosci 18(8):1237-52 Details

Pulvermüller F, Shtyrov Y, Ilmoniemi RJ, Marslen-Wilson WD (2006), “Tracking speech comprehension in space and time.” Neuroimage 31(3):1297-305 Details

Rastle K, Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson W (2006), “New evidence for morphological errors in deep dyslexia.” Brain Lang 97(2):189-99 Details

Uppenkamp S, Johnsrude IS, Norris D, Marslen-Wilson W, Patterson RD (2006), “Locating the initial stages of speech-sound processing in human temporal cortex.” Neuroimage 31(3):1284-96 Details


Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2005), “Discontinuous morphology in time. Incremental masked priming in Arabic” Language and Cognitive Processes, 20:207-260

Longworth CE, Keenan SE, Barker RA, Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2005), “The basal ganglia and rule-governed language use: evidence from vascular and degenerative conditions.” Brain 128(Pt 3):584-96 Details

Longworth CE, Marslen-Wilson WD, Randall B, Tyler LK (2005), “Getting to the meaning of the regular past tense: evidence from neuropsychology.” J Cogn Neurosci 17(7):1087-97 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD (2005), “Morphology and language processing.” Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Ed. Elsevier.

Stamatakis EA, Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK, Fletcher PC (2005), “Cingulate control of fronto-temporal integration reflects linguistic demands: a three-way interaction in functional connectivity.” Neuroimage 28(1):115-21 Details

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson W, Stamatakis EA (2005), “Dissociating neuro-cognitive component processes: voxel-based correlational methodology.” Neuropsychologia 43(5):771-8 Details

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA (2005), “Differentiating lexical form, meaning, and structure in the neural language system.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102(23):8375-80 Details

Tyler LK, Stamatakis EA, Post B, Randall B, Marslen-Wilson W (2005), “Temporal and frontal systems in speech comprehension: an fMRI study of past tense processing.” Neuropsychologia 43(13):1963-74 Details


Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2004), “Allomorphic variation in Arabic: implications for lexical processing and representation.” Brain Lang 90(1-3):106-16 Details

Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2004), “Abstract morphemes and lexical representation: the CV-Skeleton in Arabic.” Cognition 92(3):271-303 Details

Davis MH, Meunier F, Marslen-Wilson WD (2004), “Neural responses to morphological, syntactic, and semantic properties of single words: an fMRI study.” Brain Lang 89(3):439-49 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2004), “The lexicon, grammar, and the past tense: Dissociation revisited.” In Tomasello, M. & Slobin, D. (Eds.) Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Meunier F, Marslen-Wilson WD (2004), “Regularity and irregularity in French verb inflection.” Lang Cognitive Proc 19: 561-580

Rodd J, Gaskell MG, Marslen-Wilson WD (2004), “Modelling the effects of semantic ambiguity in word recognition.” Cognitive Sci 28: 89-104

Tyler LK, Stamatakis EA, Jones RW, Bright P, Acres K, Marslen-Wilson WD (2004), “Deficits for semantics and the irregular past tense: a causal relationship?” J Cogn Neurosci 16(7):1159-72 Details


Ford M, Marslen-Wilson WD, Davis MH (2003), “Morphology and frequency: contrasting methodologies.” In Baayen, R.H. & Schreuder, R. (Eds) Morphological Structure in Language Processing pp 89-124

Marslen-Wilson WD (2003), “The mental lexicon.” Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2003), “Capturing underlying differentiation in the human language system.” Trends Cogn Sci 7(2):62-63 Details

Reid AA, Marslen-Wilson WD (2003), “Lexical representation of morphologically complex words: Evidence from Polish.” In Baayen, R.H. & Schreuder, R.(Eds) Morphological Structure in Language Processing. pp. 287-336


Davis MH, Marslen-Wilson WD, Gaskell MG (2002), “Leading up the lexical garden-path: Segmentation and ambiguity in spoken word recognition.” J Exp Psychol Human 28: 218-244

Gaskell MG, Marslen-Wilson WD (2002), “Representation and competition in the perception of spoken words.” Cogn Psychol 45(2):220-66 Details

Rodd J, Gaskell MG, Marslen-Wilson WD (2002), “Making sense out of ambiguity: Semantic competition in lexical access.” J Mem Lang 46: 245-266

Tyler LK, deMornay-Davies P, Anokhina R, Longworth C, Randall B, Marslen-Wilson WD (2002), “Dissociations in processing past tense morphology: neuropathology and behavioral studies.” J Cogn Neurosci 14(1):79-94 Details

Tyler LK, Randall B, Marslen-Wilson WD (2002), “Phonology and neuropsychology of the English past tense.” Neuropsychologia 40(8):1154-66 Details

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (2002), “Semantic processing of phonetic radicals in reading Chinese characters.” Acta Psychologica Sinica 34: 1-9


Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2001), “Morphological units in the Arabic mental lexicon.” Cognition 81(1):65-92 Details

Boudelaa S, Marslen-Wilson WD (2001), “Morphological units in the Arabic mental lexicon.” Cognition 81: 65-92

Gaskell MG, Marslen-Wilson WD (2001), “Lexical ambiguity and spoken word recognition: bridging the gap.” J Mem Lang 44: 325-349

Knott R, Marslen-Wilson W (2001), “Does the medial temporal lobe bind phonological memories?” J Cogn Neurosci 13(5):593-609 Details

Knott R, Marslen-Wilson WD (2001), “Does the medial temporal lobe bind phonological memories? ” J Cognitive Neurosci 13: 593-609

Marslen-Wilson, WD (2001), “Access to lexical representations: Cross-linguistic issues.” Lang Cognitive Proc 16: 699-708


Frost R, Deutsch A, Gilboa O, Tannenbaum M, Marslen-Wilson W (2000), “Morphological priming: dissociation of phonological, semantic, and morphological factors.” Mem Cognit 28(8):1277-88 Details

Frost R, Deutsch A, Gilboa O, Tannenbaum M, Marslen-Wilson WD (2000), “Morphological priming: Dissociation of phonological, semantic, and morphological factors.” Mem Cognition 28: 1277-1288

Marslen-Wilson WD (2000), “What phonetic decision making does not tell us about lexical architecture.” Behav Brain Sci 23: 337-9

Rastle K, Davis M, Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (2000), “Morphological and semantic effects in visual word recognition: A time course study.” Lang Cognitive Proc 15: 507-538

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson W (2000), “The relative time course of semantic and phonological activation in reading Chinese.” J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 26(5):1245-65 Details

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (2000), “Lexical representation of compound words: Cross-linguistic evidence.” Psychologia 43: 47-66


Gaskell MG, Marslen-Wilson WD (1999), “Ambiguity, competition and blending in spoken word recognition.” Cognitive Sci 23: 439-462

Marslen-Wilson WD (1999), “Abstractness and combination: The morphemic lexicon.” In S. Garrod & M. Pickering (Eds), Language Processing pp 101 - 119

Marslen-Wilson WD, Zhou X-L (1999), “Abstractness, allomorphy, and lexical architecture.” Lang Cognitive Proc 14: 321-352

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (1999), “Phonology, Orthography and Semantic Activation in Reading Chinese.” J Mem Lang 41: 579-606

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (1999), “The nature of sublexical processing in reading Chinese characters.” J Exp Psychol Human 25: 819-839

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (1999), “Sublexical processing in reading Chinese.” In J.Wang, A.W.Inhoff, & H-C Chen (Eds.), Reading Chinese Script: A Cognitive Analysis pp. 37-63

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD, Taft M, Shu H (1999), “Morphology, Orthography, and Phonology in Reading Chinese Compound Words.” Lang Cognitive Proc 14: 525-565


Gaskell MG, Marslen-Wilson WD (1998), “Mechanisms of phonological inference in speech perception.” J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 24(2):380-96 Details

Marslen-Wilson W, Tyler LK (1998), “Rules, representations, and the English past tense.” Trends Cogn Sci 2(11):428-35 Details

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1998), “Disorders of combination: Processing complex words.” Brain Lang 60(1): 48-50


Gaskell GM, Marslen-Wilson WD (1997), “Integrating form and meaning: a distributed model of speech perception.” Lang Cognitive Proc 12: 613-656

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (1997), “Dissociating types of mental computation.” Nature 387(6633):592-4 Details

Orsolini M, Marslen-Wilson WD (1997), “Universals in morphological representation: Evidence from Italian.” Lang Cognitive Proc 12: 1-47


Gaskell MG, Marslen-Wilson WD (1996), “Phonological variation and inference in lexical access.” J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 22(1):144-58 Details

Marslen-Wilson W, Moss HE, van Halen S (1996), “Perceptual distance and competition in lexical access.” J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 22(6):1376-92 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD, Zhou X, Ford M (1996), “Morphology, modality, and lexical architecture.” In G. Booij & J. van Marle (Eds.) Yearbook of Morphology pp 117-134


Gaskell G, Hare M, Marslen-Wilson WD (1995), “A connectionist model of phonological representation in speech perception.” Cognitive Sci 19: 407-439

Marslen-Wilson WD, Nix A, Gaskell G (1995), “Phonological variation in lexical access: Abstractness, inference, and English place assimilation.” Lang Cognitive Proc 10: 285-308

Moss H, Tyler LK, Ostrin R, Marslen-Wilson WD (1995), “Accessing different types of lexical semantic information: Evidence from priming.” J Exp Psychol Learn 21: 863-883

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (1995), “Morphological structure in the Chinese mental lexicon.” Lang Cognitive Proc 10: 545-601


Marslen-Wilson W, Warren P (1994), “Levels of perceptual representation and process in lexical access: words, phonemes, and features.” Psychol Rev 101(4):653-75 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK, Waksler R, Older L (1994), “Morphology and meaning in the English mental lexicon.” Psychol Rev 101: 3-33

Zhou X, Marslen-Wilson WD (1994), “Words, morphemes, and syllables in the Chinese mental lexicon.” Lang Cognitive Proc 9: 393-423


Marslen-Wilson WD (1993), “Issues of process and representation in lexical access.” In G.Altmann & R.Shillcock (Eds), Cognitive Models of Language Processes: The Second Sperlonga Meeting. Hove: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Marslen-Wilson WD, Hare M, Older L (1993), “Inflectional morphology and phonological regularity in the English mental lexicon.” Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Princeton, N.J.: Erlbaum.

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK, Koster C (1993), “Integrative processes in utterance resolution.” J Mem Lang 32: 647-666

Moss HE, Marslen-Wilson WD (1993), “Access to word meanings during spoken language comprehension: effects of sentential semantic context.” J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 19(6):1254-76 Details


Lahiri A, Marslen-Wilson WD (1992), “Lexical processing and phonological representation.” In G.J.Docherty & D.R.Ladd (Eds.), Papers in Laboratory Phonology II: Gesture, Segment, Prosody. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK, Warren P, Grenier P, Lee CS (1992), “Prosodic effects in minimal attachment.” Q J Exp Psychol-A 45A: 73-87


Lahiri A, Marslen-Wilson W (1991), “The mental representation of lexical form: a phonological approach to the recognition lexicon.” Cognition 38(3):245-94 Details


Marslen-Wilson WD (1990), “Activation, competition, and frequency in lexical access.” In G.Altmann (Ed.), Cognitive models of speech processing: Psycholinguistic and computational perspectives. Cambridge, Ma: MIT Press

Tyler LK, Behrens S, Cobb H, Marslen-Wilson W (1990), “Processing distinctions between stems and affixes: evidence from a non-fluent aphasic patient.” Cognition 36(2):129-53 Details


Marslen-Wilson WD (1989), “Access and integration: Projecting sound onto meaning.” In W.D.Marslen-Wilson (Ed.), Lexical Representation and Process. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Marslen-Wilson WD (1989), “Lexical Representation and Process.” Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Marslen-Wilson WD, Zwitserlood P (1989), “Accessing spoken words: The importance of word onsets.” J Exp Psychol Human 15: 576-585


Marslen-Wilson WD, Brown C, Tyler LK (1988), “Lexical representations and language comprehension.” Lang Cognitive Proc 3: 1-16

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD, Rentoul J, Hanney P (1988), “Continuous and discontinuous access in spoken word-recognition.” J Mem Lang 27: 368-381

Warren P, Marslen-Wilson W (1988), “Cues to lexical choice: discriminating place and voice.” Percept Psychophys 43(1):21-30 Details


Marslen-Wilson WD (1987), “Functional parallelism in spoken word-recognition.” Cognition 25(1-2):71-102 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (1987), “Against modularity.” In J.L.Garfield (Ed.), Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural Language Understanding. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Warren P, Marslen-Wilson W (1987), “Continuous uptake of acoustic cues in spoken word recognition.” Percept Psychophys 41(3):262-75 Details


Bach E, Brown C, Marslen-Wilson WD (1986), “Crossed and nested dependencies in German and Dutch.” Lang Cognitive Proc 1: 249-262

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1986), “The effects of context on the recognition of polymorphemic words.” J Mem Lang 25: 741-752


Marslen-Wilson WD (1985), “Aspects of human speech understanding.” In F.Fallside & W.A.Woods (Eds.), Computer Speech Processing, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall

Marslen-Wilson WD (1985), “Speech shadowing and speech comprehension. ” Speech Commun 4: 55-73


Marslen-Wilson WD (1984), “Function and process in spoken word-recognition.” In H.Bouma & D.Bouwhuis (Eds.), Attention and Performance X. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Marslen-Wilson W, Tyler LK (1983), “Reply to Cowart.” Cognition 15(1-3):227-35 Details


Marslen-Wilson WD, Levy E, Tyler LK (1982), “Producing interpretable discourse: The establishment and maintenance of reference.” In R.J.Jarvella & W.Klein (Eds.), Speech, Place, & Action. London: Wiley.

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson W (1982), “Conjectures and refutations: a reply to Norris.” Cognition 11(1):103-7 Details

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1982), “Speech comprehension processes.” In J.Mehler, E.C.T.Walker & M.Garrett (Eds.), Perspectives on Mental Representations. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1982), “The resolution of discourse anaphors: Some on-line studies.” Text 2: 263-291

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1982), “Processing utterances in discourse contexts.” Journal of Semantics 1: 297-314


Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (1981), “Central processes in speech understanding.” Philos T Roy Soc B B295: 317-332

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1981), “Children's processing of spoken language.” Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 20: 400-416


Marslen-Wilson W, Tyler LK (1980), “The temporal structure of spoken language understanding.” Cognition 8(1):1-71 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD (1980), “Speech understanding as a psychological process.” In J.C.Simon (Ed.), Spoken Language Generation and Understanding. Dordrecht: Reidel

Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (1980), “Towards a psychological basis for a theory of anaphora.” In J.Kreiman & A.Ojeda (Eds.), Papers from the Parasession on Pronouns and Anaphora. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society


Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK, Seidenberg M (1978), “Sentence processing and the clause-boundary.” In W.J.M. Levelt & G .Flores d'Arcais (Eds.), Studies in the Perception of Language. London: Wiley.

Marslen-Wilson WD, Welsh A (1978), “Processing interactions and lexical access during word-recognition in continuous speech.” Cognitive Psychol 10: 29-63

Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1978), “Some developmental aspects of sentence processing and memory.” Journal of Child Language 5: 113-129


Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (1977), “The on-line effects of semantic context on syntactic processing.” Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 16: 683-692


Marslen-Wilson WD, Tyler LK (1976), “Memory and levels of processing in a psycholinguistic context.” J Exp Psychol Human 2: 112-119


Marslen-Wilson W, Tyler LK (1975), “Processing structure of sentence perception.” Nature 257(5529):784-6 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD (1975), “Sentence perception as an interactive parallel process.” Science 189(4198):226-8 Details

Marslen-Wilson WD, Teuber HL (1975), “Memory for remote events in anterograde amnesia: recognition of public figures from newsphotographs.” Neuropsychologia 13(3):353-64 Details


Marslen-Wilson W (1973), “Linguistic structure and speech shadowing at very short latencies.” Nature 244(5417):522-3 Details