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Victor Kuperman, PhD

Full Member of ARiEAL


Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics and Languages, McMaster University

Director, Reading Lab, McMaster University

Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories 

Associate member, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University 

Togo Salmon Hall, Room 510, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West

Email: vickup@mcmaster.ca

Office Phone: (905) 525-9140 x20384

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Dr. Victor Kuperman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages and the Director of the Reading Lab at McMaster University. He received his PhD in psycholinguistics from Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands in 2008 and held a post-doctoral appointment at the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University 

Dr. Kuperman specializes in several areas of psycholinguistics and quantitative linguistics, including experimental and corpus-based approaches to morphology, and probabilistic models of visual comprehension. He is also interested in cognitive, oculomotor, and computational aspects of eye-movement behavior in reading, as well as in individual differences in literacy acquisition and text comprehension. The research paradigms of the Reading Lab that Dr. Kuperman leads include eye-tracking and other behavioral studies, large-scale norming studies, and quantitative analyses of written and spoken corpora.



Representative Publications

Schmidtke, D., Van Dyke, J. A., & Kuperman, V. (2018). Individual variability in the semantic processing of English compound words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(3), 421–439. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000442

Schmidtke, D., Matsuki, K., & Kuperman, V. (2017). Surviving blind decomposition: A distributional analysis of the time-course of complex word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(11), 1793–1820. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000411

Schmidtke, D., Kuperman, V., Gagné, C. L., & Spalding, T. L. (2016). Competition between conceptual relations affects compound recognition: the role of entropy. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23(2), 556–570. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0926-0

Kuperman, V., Van Dyke, J. A., & Henry, R. (2016).
 Eye-movement control in RAN and reading. Scientific Studies of Reading8438(January), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888438.2015.1128435 

Kuperman, V. (2015). Virtual experiments in megastudies: a case study of language and emotionQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology68(8), 1693–1710. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2014.989865 

Snefjella, B., & Kuperman, V. (2015). Concreteness and Psychological Distance in Natural Language Use. Psychological Science26(9), 1449–60. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797615591771 

Kuperman, V., Estes, Z., Brysbaert, M., & Warriner, A. (2014). Emotion and language: Valence and arousal affect word recognitionJournal of Experimental Psychology: General143(3), 1065–1081. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0035669 

Kuperman, V., & Van Dyke, J. A. (2013). Reassessing word frequency as a determinant of recognition for skilled and unskilled readers. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance39(3), 802–823. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030859 

Warriner, A. B., Kuperman, V., & Brysbaert, M. (2013). Norms of valence, arousal, and dominance for 13,915 English lemmas. Behavior Research Methods45 VN-r(4), 1191–1207. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-012-0314-x 

Kuperman, V., Stadthagen-Gonzalez, H., & Brysbaert, M. (2012). Age-of-acquisition ratings for 30,000 English words. Behavior Research Methods44, 978–990. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-012-0210-4 

Kuperman, V., & Van Dyke, J. A. (2011). Effects of individual differences in verbal skills on eye-movement patterns during sentence reading. Journal of Memory and Language65(1), 42–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2011.03.002 

Kuperman, V., Schreuder, R., Bertram, R., & Baayen, R. H. (2009). Reading polymorphemic Dutch compounds: Toward a multiple route model of lexical processingJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance35(3), 876–895. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0013484 

Kuperman, V., Bertram, R., & Baayen, R. H. (2008). Morphological dynamics in compound processing. Language and Cognitive Processes23(7–8), 1089–1132. https://doi.org/10.1080/01690960802193688 


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