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Niels O. Schiller

Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics

Journal articles

Forthcoming

  • Liu, M., Chen, Y., & Schiller, N. O. (submitted). Context matters for tone and intonation processing in Mandarin.
  • Pablos, L., Parafita Couto, M.C., Boutonnet, B., De Jong, A., Pertain, M., De Haan, A., & Schiller, N. O. (under revision). Adjective-Noun order in Papiamento-Dutch code-switching. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.
  • Shiamizadeh, Z., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (accepted with minor revisions). Do Persian native speakers prosodically mark wh-in-situ questions? Language and Speech.
  • Wang, M., Chen, Y., & Schiller, N. O. (submitted). Lexico-syntactic features are activated but not selected in bare noun production: Electrophysiological evidence from overt picture naming.
  • Wang, M., Shao, Z., Chen, Y., & Schiller, N. O. (in press). Neural correlates of spoken word production in blocked cyclic naming. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
  • Wu, J., Chen, Y., Van Heuven, V., & Schiller, N. O. (submitted). Dynamic effect of tonal similarity in bilingual auditory lexical processing.

2018

  • Kepinska, O., De Rover, M., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2018). Connectivity of the hippocampus and Broca’s area during acquisition of a novel grammar. NeuroImage, 165, 1-10. pdf-thumb

2017

  • Kepinska, O., Lakke, E. A. J. F., Dutton, E. M., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). The perisylvian language network and language analytical abilities. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 144, 96-101. pdf-thumb
  • Kepinska, O., De Rover, M., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). On neural correlates of individual differences in novel grammar learning: An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 98, 156-168.pdf-thumb
  • Kepinska, O., De Rover, M., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). Whole-brain functional connectivity during acquisition of novel grammar: Distinct functional networks depend on language learning abilities. Behavioural Brain Research, 320, 333–346. pdf-thumb
  • Kepinska, O., Pereda, E., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). Neural oscillatory mechanisms during novel grammar learning underlying language analytical abilities. Brain & Language, 175, 99-110. pdf-thumb
  • Kepinska, O., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). Possible neural oscillatory mechanisms underlying learning [Commentary]. Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 128-129. pdf-thumb
  • Perwitasari, A., Klamer, M., Witteman, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). Quality of Javanese and Sundanese vowels. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, 10, 1-9. pdf-thumb
  • Schiller, N. O., Van Lenteren, L., Witteman, J., Ouwehand, K., Band, G. P. H., & Verhagen, A. (2017). Solving the problem of double negation is not impossible: electrophysiological evidence for the cohesive function of sentential negation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32, 147-157. pdf-thumb
  • Shiamizadeh, Z., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). The role of prosody in the identification of Persian sentence types: declarative or wh-question? Linguistics Vanguard, 3, 1-11. pdf-thumb
  • Shiamizadeh, Z., Caspers, J., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). The role of F0 and duration in the identification of wh-in-situ questions in Persian. Speech Communication, 93, 11-19. pdf-thumb
  • Tuninetti, A., Chládková, K., Peter, V., Schiller, N. O., & Escudero, P. (2017). When speaker identity is unavoidable: neural processing of speaker identity cues in natural speech. Brain & Language, 174, 42-49. pdf-thumb
  • Van der Velde, D. J., Schiller, N. O., Levelt, C. C., Van Heuven, V. J., Van Ginkel, J., Beers, M., Briaire, J. J. & Frijns, J. H. M. (2017). Prosody and cochlear implants: the perception of emotion and focus with different cues and filter slopes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 3349-3363. pdf-thumb
  • Wu, J., Chen, Y., Van Heuven, V. J. J. P., & Schiller, N. O. (2017). Interlingual two-to-one mapping of tonal categories. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20, 813-833. pdf-thumb

2016

  • Liu, M., Chen, Y., & Schiller, N. O. (2016). Online processing of tone and intonation in Mandarin: Evidence from ERPs. Neuropsychologia, 91, 307-317. pdf-thumb
  • Perwitasari, A., Klamer, M., & Schiller, N. O. (2016). Formant frequencies and vowel space area in Javanese and Sundanese English language learners. 3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies, 22, 141-152. pdf-thumb
  • Wu, J., Chen, Y., Van Heuven, V. J. J. P., & Schiller, N. O. (2016). Predicting tonal realizations in one Chinese dialect from another. Speech Communication, 76, 1-24. pdf-thumb

2015

  • Beyersmann, E., Dutton, E. M., Amer, S., Schiller, N. O., & Biedermann, B. (2015). The production of singular-and plural-dominant nouns in Dutch. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30, 867-876. pdf-thumb
  • Kaczer, L., Timmer, K., Bavassi, L., & Schiller, N. O. (2015). Distinct morphological processing of recently learned compound words: An ERP study. Brain Research, 1629, 309-317. pdf-thumb
  • Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., Fieder, N., & Schiller, N. O. (2015). The lexical-syntactic representation of number. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30, 287-304. pdf-thumb
  • Nixon, J., Chen, Y., & Schiller, N. O. (2015). Multi-level processing of phonetic variants in speech production and visual word processing: evidence from Mandarin lexical tones. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30, 491-505. pdf-thumb
  • Van de Velde, D. J., Dristakis, G., Frijns, J. H. M., Van Heuven, V. J., Schiller, N. O. (2015). The effect of spectral smearing on the identification of pure F0 intonation contours in vocoder simulations of cochlear implants. Cochlear Implants International, 16, 77-87. pdf-thumb
  • Verdonschot, R. G., Lai, J., Feng, C., Tamaoka, K., & Schiller, N. O. (2015). Constructing initial phonology in Mandarin Chinese: syllabic or sub-syllabic? A masked priming investigation. Japanese Psychological Research, 57, 61-68. pdf-thumb

2014

  • Goerlich, K. S., Witteman, J., Schiller, N. O., Van Heuven, V. J. P., Aleman, A., & Martens, S. (2014). Blunted feelings: Alexithymia is associated with a diminished neural response to speech prosody. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1108-1117. pdf-thumb
  • Janssen, N., Schiller, N. O., & Alario, F.-X. (2014). The selection of closed-class elements during language production: A reassessment of the evidence and a new look on new data. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 695-708. pdf-thumb
  • Lensink, S. E., Verdonschot, R. G., Schiller, N. O. (2014). Morphological priming during language switching: an ERP study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 995. pdf-thumb
  • Post da Silveira, A., Van Heuven, V., Caspers, J., Schiller, N. O. (2014). Dual Activation of word stress from orthography. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 3, 170-196. pdf-thumb
  • Timmer, K., Ganushchak, L. Y., Ceusters, I., & Schiller, N. O. (2014). Second language phonology influences first language naming. Brain & Language, 133, 14-25. pdf-thumb
  • Timmer, K., Ganushchak, L. Y., Mitlina, Y., & Schiller, N. O. (2014). Trial by trial: selecting first or second language phonology of a visually masked word. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 1059-1069. pdf-thumb
  • Timmer, K., & Schiller. N. O. (2014). Neural correlates reveal sub-lexical othography and phonoly during reading aloud: a review. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 884. pdf-thumb
  • Witteman, J., Goerlich-Dobre, K.S., Martens, S., Aleman, A., Van Heuven, V.J., & Schiller N. O. (2014). The nature of hemispheric specialization for prosody perception. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 1104-1114. pdf-thumb
  • Wu, J., Chen, Y., Van Heuven, V. J., & Schiller, N. O. (2014). Tonal variablility in lexical access. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 1317-1324. pdf-thumb

2013

  • Verdonschot, R. G., La Heij, W., Tamaoka, K., Kiyama, S., You, W.-P., & Schiller, N. O. (2013). The multiple pronunciations of Japanese kanji: A masked priming investigation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 2023-2038. pdf-thumb
  • Verdonschot, R. G., Nakayama, M., Zhang, Q., Tamaoka, K., & Schiller, N. O. (2013). The proximate phonological unit of Chinese-English bilinguals: Proficiency matters. PLoS ONE, 8, e61454. pdf-thumb

2012

  • De Zubicaray, G. I., Miozzo, M., Johnson, K., Schiller, N. O., & McMahon, K. L. (2012). Independent distractor frequency and age-of-acquisition effects in picture–word interference: fMRI evidence for post-lexical and lexical accounts according to distractor type. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 482-495. pdf-thumb
  • Franken, M. K. M., Huizinga, C. S. M., & Schiller N. O. (2012). De Grafemische Buffer: Aspecten van een Spellingstoornis. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 17, 17-36. pdf-thumb
  • Goerlich, K. S., Witteman, J., Schiller, N. O., Van Heuven, V., Aleman, A., & Martens, S. (2012). The nature of affective priming in music and speech. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 1725-1741. pdf-thumb
  • Kunneman, M., Boyce-Van der Wal, L. W., Rietveld, A., & Schiller, N. O. (2012). Consonant-Vocaal relaties in (Broca-)Afasie: Een beschrijving van patiënt CH. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 17, 48-64. pdf-thumb
  • Pfeifer, S., Schiller, N. O., Van Os, J., Riedel, W., Vlamings, P., Simons, C., & Krabbendam, L. (2012). Semantic activation in patients with psychosis and first-degree family members: Evidence from the picture-word interference task. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83, 102-112. pdf-thumb
  • Schuhmann, T., Schiller, N. O., Goebel, R., & Sack, A. T. (2012). Speaking of which: Dissecting the neurocognitive network of language production. Cerebral Cortex, 22, 701-709. pdf-thumb
  • Timmer , K. & Schiller, N. O. (2012). The role of orthography and phonology in English: An ERP study on first and second language reading aloud. Brain Research, 1483, 39-53. pdf-thumb
  • Timmer, K., Vahid-Gharavi, N., & Schiller, N. O. (2012.) Reading aloud in Persian: ERP evidence for an early locus of the masked onset priming effect. Brain & Language, 122, 34-41. pdf-thumb
  • Verdonschot, R. G., Middelburg, R., Lensink, S. E., & Schiller, N. O. (2012). Morphological priming survives a language switch. Cognition, 124, 343-349. pdf
  • Witteman, J., Van Heuven, V. J. J. P., & Schiller, N. O. (2012). Hearing feelings: A quantitative meta-analysis on the neuroimaging literature of emotional prosody perception. Neuropsychologia, 50, 2752-2763. pdf-thumb
  • Zhao, H., La Heij, W., & Schiller, N. O. (2012). Orthographic and phonological facilitation in speech production: New evidence from picture naming in Chinese. Acta Psychologica, 139, 272-280. pdf-thumb

2011

  • Christoffels, I. K., Van de Ven, V., Waldorp, L. J., Formisano, E., & Schiller, N. O. (2011). The Sensory Consequences of Speaking: Parametric Neural Cancellation during Speech in Auditory Cortex. PLoS One, 6. pdf-thumb
  • Finocchiaro, C., Alario, F.-X., Schiller, N. O., Costa, A., Miozzo, M., & Caramazza, A. (2011). Gender congruency goes Europe: A cross-linguistic study of the gender congruency effect in Romance and Germanic languages. Italian Journal of Linguistics, 23, 161-198. pdf-thumb
  • Ganushchak, L. Y., Christoffels, I. K., & Schiller, N. O. (2011). The use of electroencephalography in language production research: a review. Frontiers in Psychology, 2 (208). pdf-thumb
  • Ganushchak, L. Y., Verdonschot, R. G., & Schiller, N. O. (2011). When leaf becomes neuter: event-related potential evidence for grammatical gender transfer in bilingualism. Neuroreport, 22, 106-110. pdf-thumb
  • Koester, D. & Schiller, N. O. (2011). The functional neuroanatomy of morphology in language production.NeuroImage, 55, 732-741. pdf-thumb
  • Verdonschot, R. G., Kiyama, S., Tamaoka, K., Kinoshita, S., La Heij, W., & Schiller, N. O. (2011). The Functional Unit of Japanese Word Naming: Evidence from Masked Priming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 37, 1458-1473. pdf-thumb
  • Verdonschot, R. G., La Heij, W., Paolieri, D., Zhang, Q., & Schiller, N. O. (2011). Homophonic context effects when naming Japanese kanji: evidence for processing costs? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1836-1849. pdf-thumb
  • Witteman, J., Van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Van de Velde, D., Van Heuven, V. J. J. P., & Schiller, N. O. (2011). The nature of hemispheric specialization for linguistic and emotional prosodic perception: A meta-analysis of the lesion literature. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3722-3738. pdf-thumb

2010

  • Ganushchak, L. Y., & Schiller, N. O. (2010). Detection of speech errors in the speech of others: An ERP study. NeuroImage, 49, 3331-3337. pdf-thumb
  • Verdonschot, R. G., La Heij, W., & Schiller, N. O. (2010). Semantic context effects when naming Japanese kanji, but not Chinese hànzì. Cognition, 115, 512-518. pdf-thumb

2009

  • Ganushchak, L. Y., & Schiller, N. O. (2009). Speaking one’s second language under time pressure: An ERP study on verbal self-monitoring in German-Dutch bilinguals. Psychophysiology, 46, 410-419. pdf-thumb
  • Heim, S., Friederici, A. D., Schiller, N. O., Rüschemeyer, S.-A., & Amunts, K. (2009). The determiner congruency effect in language production investigated with functional MRI. Human Brain Mapping, 30, 928-940. pdf-thumb
  • Schiller, N. O., Horemans, I., Ganushchak, L. & Koester, D., (2009). Event-related brain potentials during the monitoring of speech errors. NeuroImage, 44, 520-530. pdf-thumb
  • Schuhmann, T., Schiller, N. O., Goebel, R., & Sack, A. T. (2009). The temporal characteristics of functional activation in Broca’s area during overt picture naming. Cortex, 45, 1111-1116. pdf-thumb

2008

  • Ganushchak, L. Y., & Schiller, N. O. (2008). Brain error-monitoring activity is affected by semantic relatedness: An event-related brain potentials study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 927-940. pdf-thumb
  • Ganushchak, L. Y., & Schiller, N. O. (2008). Motivation and semantic context affect brain error-monitoring activity: An event-related brain potentials study. NeuroImage, 39, 395-405. pdf-thumb
  • Goldrick, M., Costa, A., & Schiller, N. O. (2008). Situating language production within the matrix of human cognition: The state of the art in language production research. Language and Cognitive Processes, 23, 489-494. pdf-thumb
  • Koester, D., & Schiller, N. O. (2008). Morphological priming in overt language production: Electrophysiological evidence from Dutch. NeuroImage, 42, 1622-1630. pdf-thumb
  • Schiller, N. O. (2008). The masked onset priming effect in picture naming. Cognition, 106, 952-962. pdf-thumb

2007

  • Christoffels, I. K., Firk, C., & Schiller, N. O. (2007). Bilingual language control: An event-related brain potential study. Brain Research, 1147, 192-208. pdf
  • Christoffels, I. K., Formisano, E., & Schiller, N. O. (2007). The neural correlates of verbal feedback processing: An fMRI study employing overt speech. Human Brain Mapping, 28, 868-879. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. (2007). Phonology and orthography in reading aloud. Psychological Bulletin & Review, 14, 460-465. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Ferreira, V. S., & Alario, F.-X. (2007). Words, pauses, and gestures: New directions in language production research. Language and Cognitive Processes, 22, 1145-1150.pdf

2006

  • Cholin, J., Levelt, W. J. M., & Schiller, N. O. (2006). Effects of syllable frequency in speech production. Cognition, 99, 205-235. pdf
  • Rey, A., & Schiller, N. O. (2006). A case of normal reading but impaired letter naming. Neurolinguistics, 19, 87-95. pdf
  • Ganushchak, L., & Schiller, N. O. (2006). Effects of time pressure on verbal self-monitoring. Brain Research, 1125, 104-115. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. (2006). ‘What’s in a name?’ Op zoek naar de klank van woorden in het brein. De Psycholoog, 41, 314-319. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. (2006). Lexical stress encoding in single word production estimated by event-related brain potentials. Brain Research, 1112, 201-212. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. & Caramazza, A. (2006). Grammatical gender selection in language production: The case of diminutives in Dutch. Language and Cognitive Processes, 21, 945-973. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., & Costa, A. (2006). Activation of segments, not syllables, during phonological encoding in speech production. The Mental Lexicon, 1, 231-250. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. & Costa, A. (2006). Different selection principles of free-standing and bound morphemes in language production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 32, 1201-1207. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Jansma, B. M., Peters, J., & Levelt, W. J. M. (2006). Monitoring metrical stress in polysyllabic words. Language and Cognitive Processes, 21, 112-140. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Schuhmann, T., Neyndorff, A. C., & Jansma, B. M. (2006). The influence of semantic category membership on syntactic decisions: A study using event-related brain potentials. Brain Research, 1082, 153-164. pdf

2005

  • Rey, A. & Schiller, N. O. (2005). Graphemic complexity and multiple print-to-sound associations in visual word recognition. Memory & Cognition, 33, 76-85. pdf
  • Shapiro, K. A., Mottaghy, F. M., Schiller, N. O., Pöppel, T. D. , Flüß, M. O., Herzog, H., Caramazza, A., & Krause, B. J. (2005). Neural correlates of noun and verb production. NeuroImage, 24, 1058-1067. pdf

2004

  • Cholin, J., Schiller, N. O., & Levelt, W. J. M. (2004). The preparation of syllables in speech production.Journal of Memory and Language, 50, 47-61. pdf
  • Horemans, I. & Schiller, N. O. (2004). Form-priming effects in nonword naming. Brain and Language, 90, 465-469. pdf
  • Jansma, B. M. & Schiller, N. O. (2004). Monitoring syllable boundaries during speech production. Brain and Language, 90, 311-317. pdf
  • Schwichtenberg, B. & Schiller, N. O. (2004). Semantic gender assignment regularities in German. Brain and Language, 90, 326-337. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. (2004). The onset effect in word naming. Journal of Memory and Language, 50, 477-490. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Fikkert, P., & Levelt, C. C. (2004). Stress priming in picture naming: An SOA study. Brain and Language, 90, 231-240. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. & de Ruiter, J. P. (2004). Some notes on priming, alignment, and self-monitoring [Commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 208-209. pdf
  • Shatzman, K. B., & Schiller, N. O. (2004). The word frequency effect in picture naming: Contrasting two hypotheses using homonym pictures. Brain and Language, 90, 160-169. pdf

2003

  • Alario, F.-X., Schiller, N. O., Domoto-Reilly, K., & Caramazza, A. (2003). The role of phonological and orthographic information in lexical selection. Brain and Language, 84, 372-398. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Bles, M., & Jansma, B. M. (2003). Tracking the time course of phonological encoding in speech production: An event-related brain potential study on internal monitoring. Cognitive Brain Research, 17, 819-831. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., & Caramazza, A. (2003). Grammatical feature selection in noun phrase production: Evidence from German and Dutch. Journal of Memory and Language, 48, 169-194. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Münte, T., Horemans, I., & Jansma, B. M. (2003). The influence of semantic and phonological factors on syntactic decisions: An event-related brain potential study. Psychophysiology, 40, 869-877. pdf

2002

  • Schiller, N. O., & Caramazza, A. (2002). The selection of grammatical features in word production: The case of plural nouns in German. Brain and Language, 81, 342-357. pdf

2001

  • Schiller, N. O., Greenhall, J. A., Shelton, J. R, & Caramazza, A. (2001). The autonomy of orthographic and phonological representations: Evidence from two graphemic buffer patients. Neurocase, 7, 1-14. pdf

2000

  • Levelt, C. C., Schiller, N. O., & Levelt, W. J. M. (2000). The Acquisition of Syllable Types. Language Acquisition, 8, 237-264. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. (2000). Single word production in English: The role of subsyllabic units during phonological encoding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26, 512-528. pdf

 1999

  • Levelt, C. C., Schiller, N. O., & Levelt, W. J. M. (1999). A developmental grammar for syllable structure in the production of child language. Brain and Language, 68, 291-299. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. (1999). Masked syllable priming of English nouns. Brain and Language, 68, 300-305. pdf

1998

  • Levelt, W. J. M. & Schiller, N. O. (1998). Is the syllable frame stored? [Commentary] Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21, 520. pdf
  • Köster, O., Hess, M. M., Schiller, N. O., & Künzel, H. J. (1998). The correlation between auditory speech sensitivity and speaker recognition ability. Forensic Linguistics. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 5, 22-32. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. (1998). The Effect of Visually Masked Syllable Primes on the Naming Latencies of Words and Pictures. Journal of Memory and Language, 39, 484-507. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. & Köster, O. (1998). The ability of expert witnesses to identify voices: A comparison between trained and untrained listeners. Forensic Linguistics. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 5, 1-9. pdf

1997

  • Köster, O. & Schiller, N. O. (1997). Different Influences of the Native Language of a Listener on Speaker Recognition. Forensic Linguistics. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 4, 18-28. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Meyer, A. S., & Levelt, W. J. M. (1997). The Syllabic Structure of Spoken Words: Evidence from the Syllabification of Intervocalic Consonants. Language and Speech, 40, 103-140. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O., Köster, O., & Duckworth, M. (1997). The Effect of Removing Linguistic Information upon Identifying Speakers of a Foreign Language. Forensic Linguistics. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 4, 1-17. pdf

1996

  • Schiller, N. O., Meyer, A. S., Baayen, R. H., & Levelt, W. J. M. (1996). A Comparison of Lexeme and Speech Syllables in Dutch. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 3, 8-28. pdf
  • Schiller, N. O. & Köster, O. (1996). Evaluation of a Foreign Speaker in Forensic Phonetics: A Report. Forensic Linguistics. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 3, 176-185. pdf