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Chiara Gambi (Assistant Professor)

Chiara Gambi


Language production and comprehension; conversation and turn-taking; joint tasks

Typical first language acquisition; second language acquisition; bilingualism

The role of prediction in language use and language learning

The role of motivation, curiosity and surprise in language learning

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 Representative Publications:

  • Gambi, C., Pickering, M.J., & Rabagliati, H. (2021) Prediction error boosts retention of novel words in adults but not in children. Cognition, 211, doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104650. Pre-print: opens in a new window
  • Gambi, C. (2021) The role of prediction in second language vocabulary learning. In Kaan, E., and GrĂĽter, T. (Eds.). Prediction in Second Language Processing and Learning. John Benjamins
  • Gambi, C., Jindal, P., Sharpe, S., Pickering, M.J., & Rabagliati, H. (2020) The relation between preschoolers’ vocabulary development and their ability to predict and recognize words. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.13465. Pre-print: opens in a new window
  • Lindsay, L., Gambi, C., Rabagliati, H. (2019) Preschoolers optimize the timing of their conversational turns through flexible coordination of language comprehension and production. Psychological Science, 3(4), 504-515. doi:10.1177/0956797618822802. Pre-print:
  • Corps, R. E., Pickering, M. J., & Gambi, C. (2019) Predicting turn-ends in discourse context. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 34(5), 615-627. doi:10.1080/23273798.2018.1552008
  • Pickering, M. J., & Gambi, C. (2018) Predicting while comprehending language: a theory and review. Psychological Bulletin, 144(10), 1002-1044. doi: 10.1037/bul0000158
  • Gambi, C., Van de Cavey, J., & Pickering, M.J. (2015) Interference in joint picture naming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(1), 1-21. doi:10.1037/a0037438