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Professor Don Mitchell

Professor Don Mitchell

Emeritus Professor

 Washington Singer 

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Qualifications

BSc (Manc) PhD (London)

Research group links

Research

Research interests

The study of language, including reading, using experimental techniques such as reading latency analysis.

Particular interests concern parsing and syntactic analysis in different languages.

My current research includes:

On-line models of syntactic processing; computational models of parsing and of eye-movement control.

Some of the current work iis based on data collected in a recently completed ESRC research grant held with Tim Hodgson (RES-000-22-2069: Modelling Eye-movements in the Course of Reading Syntactically Ambiguous Sentences).

The Associate Research Fellow on this grant was Rachel Shen, who has now moved to the University of Bristol to take up a Research Fellow post there.

Further details of the project can be obtained by searching for the reference above on the ESRC website.

 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Mitchell DC, Shen XR (In Press). The timing and control of regressive saccades during reading. Cognition Abstract.
Mitchell DC, Shen X, Green MJ, Hodgson TL (2008). Accounting for regressive eye-movements in models of sentence processing: a reappraisal of the Selective Reanalysis hypothesis. Journal of Memory and Language, 59(3), 266-293. Abstract.

Publications by category


Books

Mitchell DC (1982). The Process of Reading: a cognitive analysis of fluent reading and learning to read.  Chichester, John Wiley and Sons.

Journal articles

Mitchell DC, Shen XR (In Press). The timing and control of regressive saccades during reading. Cognition Abstract.
Mitchell DC, Shen X, Green MJ, Hodgson TL (2008). Accounting for regressive eye-movements in models of sentence processing: a reappraisal of the Selective Reanalysis hypothesis. Journal of Memory and Language, 59(3), 266-293. Abstract.
Mitchell DC, Green MJ (2006). Absence of real evidence against competition during syntactic ambiguity resolution. Journal of Memory and Language, 55(1), 1-17.
Mitchell DC, Kay J, Mycroft R (2004). Comparing a single case to a control sample: Differences in distribution versus differences in means. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21(7), 756-760.
Mitchell DC, Kay J, Mycroft R (2002). An evaluation of statistical procedures for comparing an individual's performance with that of a group of controls. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 19(4), 291-299.
Brysbaert M, Mitchell DC (2000). The failure to use gender information in parsing: a comment on van Berkum, Brown, and Hagoort (1999). JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH, 29(5), 453-466. Author URL.
Kamide Y, Mitchell DC (1999). Incremental pre-head attachment in Japanese parsing. LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE PROCESSES, 14(5-6), 631-662. Author URL.
Mitchell DC, Brysbaert M (1998). Challenges to recent theories of crosslinguistic variation in parsing: Evidence from Dutch. SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS, VOL 31, 31, 313-335. Author URL.
Adams BC, Clifton C, Mitchell DC (1998). Lexical guidance in sentence processing?. PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW, 5(2), 265-270. Author URL.
Brysbaert M, Mitchell DC (1996). Modifier attachment in sentence parsing: Evidence from Dutch. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SECTION A-HUMAN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 49(3), 664-695. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, CORLEY MMB (1994). IMMEDIATE BIASES IN PARSING - DISCOURSE EFFECTS OR EXPERIMENTAL ARTIFACTS. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 20(1), 217-222. Author URL.
BRYSBAERT M, MITCHELL DC (1994). SENTENCE PARSING IN DUTCH - THE IMPORTANCE OF LEXICAL INFLUENCES. PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA, 34(2-3), 99-114. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, CORLEY MMB, GARNHAM A (1992). EFFECTS OF CONTEXT IN HUMAN SENTENCE PARSING - EVIDENCE AGAINST a DISCOURSE-BASED PROPOSAL MECHANISM. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 18(1), 69-88. Author URL.
ADAMS BC, CLIFTON CE, MITCHELL DC (1992). SYNTACTIC GUIDANCE IN SENTENCE PROCESSING. BULLETIN OF THE PSYCHONOMIC SOCIETY, 30(6), 477-477. Author URL.
ADAMS BC, CLIFTON CE, MITCHELL DC (1991). LEXICAL GUIDANCE IN SENTENCE PARSING. BULLETIN OF THE PSYCHONOMIC SOCIETY, 29(6), 490-490. Author URL.
Mitchell DC (1989). Verb guidance and lexical effects in ambiguity resolution. Language and Cognitive Processes, 4, 123-154.
CUETOS F, MITCHELL DC (1988). CROSS-LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES IN PARSING - RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE LATE CLOSURE STRATEGY IN SPANISH. COGNITION, 30(1), 73-105. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC (1988). THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION - ELLIS,A, BEATTIE,G. CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY, 33(1), 75-76. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC (1987). LEXICAL GUIDANCE IN HUMAN PARSING - LOCUS AND PROCESSING CHARACTERISTICS. ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE(12), 601-618. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, ZAGAR D (1986). SYNTACTIC PROCESSING IN FLUENT READING. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 39, A97-A97. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC (1985). ACCESS TO THE LEXICON - ARE THERE 3 ROUTES. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, 8(4), 717-718. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, HOLMES VM (1985). THE ROLE OF SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE VERB IN PARSING SENTENCES WITH LOCAL STRUCTURAL AMBIGUITY. JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE, 24(5), 542-559. Author URL.
SHARKEY NE, MITCHELL DC (1985). WORD RECOGNITION IN a FUNCTIONAL CONTEXT - THE USE OF SCRIPTS IN READING. JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE, 24(2), 253-270. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, GREEN DW (1983). TEXTUAL INTEGRATION AND THE END-OF-SENTENCE EFFECT. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 36(FEB), A20-A21. Author URL.
SHARKEY NE, MITCHELL DC (1982). NEW PRIMES FOR OLD - PASSIVE DECAY VERSUS ACTIVE SUPPRESSION OF SCRIPTS IN WORKING MEMORY. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 35(MAY), 214-214. Author URL.
GREEN DW, MITCHELL DC, HAMMOND EJ (1981). THE SCHEDULING OF TEXT INTEGRATION PROCESSES IN READING. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SECTION A-HUMAN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 33(NOV), 455-464. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC (1979). LOCUS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL EFFECTS IN THE RAPID SERIAL VISUAL PRESENTATION (RSVP) TASK. PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 25(2), 143-149. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, GREEN DW (1978). EFFECTS OF CONTEXT AND CONTENT ON IMMEDIATE PROCESSING IN READING. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 30(NOV), 609-636. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC (1976). BUFFER STORAGE MODALITY AND IDENTIFICATION TIME IN TACHISTOSCOPIC RECOGNITION. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 28(AUG), 325-337. Author URL.
Mitchell DC (1972). Short-term visual memory and pattern masking. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 24(Nov), 394-405.

Chapters

Mitchell DC (2004). On-line methods in language processing: Introduction and historical review. In Carreiras M, Clifton CE (Eds.) The on-line study of sentence comprehension: Eyetracking, ERP and beyond, Psychology Press, 15-32.
Mitchell DC (1994). Sentence parsing. In Gernsbacher MA (Ed) Handbook of Psycholinguistics, Academic Press, 375-409.

Conferences

Kamide Y, Mitchell DC (1997). Relative clause attachment: Nondeterminism in Japanese parsing.  Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, CUETOS F, CORLEY MMB, BRYSBAERT M (1995). EXPOSURE-BASED MODELS OF HUMAN PARSING - EVIDENCE FOR THE USE OF COARSE-GRAINED (NONLEXICAL) STATISTICAL RECORDS.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Mitchell DC, Shen XR (In Press). The timing and control of regressive saccades during reading. Cognition Abstract.

2008

Mitchell DC, Shen X, Green MJ, Hodgson TL (2008). Accounting for regressive eye-movements in models of sentence processing: a reappraisal of the Selective Reanalysis hypothesis. Journal of Memory and Language, 59(3), 266-293. Abstract.

2006

Mitchell DC, Green MJ (2006). Absence of real evidence against competition during syntactic ambiguity resolution. Journal of Memory and Language, 55(1), 1-17.

2004

Mitchell DC, Kay J, Mycroft R (2004). Comparing a single case to a control sample: Differences in distribution versus differences in means. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21(7), 756-760.
Mitchell DC (2004). On-line methods in language processing: Introduction and historical review. In Carreiras M, Clifton CE (Eds.) The on-line study of sentence comprehension: Eyetracking, ERP and beyond, Psychology Press, 15-32.

2002

Mitchell DC, Kay J, Mycroft R (2002). An evaluation of statistical procedures for comparing an individual's performance with that of a group of controls. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 19(4), 291-299.

2000

Brysbaert M, Mitchell DC (2000). The failure to use gender information in parsing: a comment on van Berkum, Brown, and Hagoort (1999). JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH, 29(5), 453-466. Author URL.

1999

Kamide Y, Mitchell DC (1999). Incremental pre-head attachment in Japanese parsing. LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE PROCESSES, 14(5-6), 631-662. Author URL.

1998

Mitchell DC, Brysbaert M (1998). Challenges to recent theories of crosslinguistic variation in parsing: Evidence from Dutch. SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS, VOL 31, 31, 313-335. Author URL.
Adams BC, Clifton C, Mitchell DC (1998). Lexical guidance in sentence processing?. PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW, 5(2), 265-270. Author URL.

1997

Kamide Y, Mitchell DC (1997). Relative clause attachment: Nondeterminism in Japanese parsing.  Author URL.

1996

Brysbaert M, Mitchell DC (1996). Modifier attachment in sentence parsing: Evidence from Dutch. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SECTION A-HUMAN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 49(3), 664-695. Author URL.

1995

MITCHELL DC, CUETOS F, CORLEY MMB, BRYSBAERT M (1995). EXPOSURE-BASED MODELS OF HUMAN PARSING - EVIDENCE FOR THE USE OF COARSE-GRAINED (NONLEXICAL) STATISTICAL RECORDS.  Author URL.

1994

MITCHELL DC, CORLEY MMB (1994). IMMEDIATE BIASES IN PARSING - DISCOURSE EFFECTS OR EXPERIMENTAL ARTIFACTS. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 20(1), 217-222. Author URL.
BRYSBAERT M, MITCHELL DC (1994). SENTENCE PARSING IN DUTCH - THE IMPORTANCE OF LEXICAL INFLUENCES. PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA, 34(2-3), 99-114. Author URL.
Mitchell DC (1994). Sentence parsing. In Gernsbacher MA (Ed) Handbook of Psycholinguistics, Academic Press, 375-409.

1992

MITCHELL DC, CORLEY MMB, GARNHAM A (1992). EFFECTS OF CONTEXT IN HUMAN SENTENCE PARSING - EVIDENCE AGAINST a DISCOURSE-BASED PROPOSAL MECHANISM. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 18(1), 69-88. Author URL.
ADAMS BC, CLIFTON CE, MITCHELL DC (1992). SYNTACTIC GUIDANCE IN SENTENCE PROCESSING. BULLETIN OF THE PSYCHONOMIC SOCIETY, 30(6), 477-477. Author URL.

1991

ADAMS BC, CLIFTON CE, MITCHELL DC (1991). LEXICAL GUIDANCE IN SENTENCE PARSING. BULLETIN OF THE PSYCHONOMIC SOCIETY, 29(6), 490-490. Author URL.

1989

Mitchell DC (1989). Verb guidance and lexical effects in ambiguity resolution. Language and Cognitive Processes, 4, 123-154.

1988

CUETOS F, MITCHELL DC (1988). CROSS-LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES IN PARSING - RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE LATE CLOSURE STRATEGY IN SPANISH. COGNITION, 30(1), 73-105. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC (1988). THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION - ELLIS,A, BEATTIE,G. CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY, 33(1), 75-76. Author URL.

1987

MITCHELL DC (1987). LEXICAL GUIDANCE IN HUMAN PARSING - LOCUS AND PROCESSING CHARACTERISTICS. ATTENTION AND PERFORMANCE(12), 601-618. Author URL.

1986

MITCHELL DC, ZAGAR D (1986). SYNTACTIC PROCESSING IN FLUENT READING. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 39, A97-A97. Author URL.

1985

MITCHELL DC (1985). ACCESS TO THE LEXICON - ARE THERE 3 ROUTES. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, 8(4), 717-718. Author URL.
MITCHELL DC, HOLMES VM (1985). THE ROLE OF SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE VERB IN PARSING SENTENCES WITH LOCAL STRUCTURAL AMBIGUITY. JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE, 24(5), 542-559. Author URL.
SHARKEY NE, MITCHELL DC (1985). WORD RECOGNITION IN a FUNCTIONAL CONTEXT - THE USE OF SCRIPTS IN READING. JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE, 24(2), 253-270. Author URL.

1983

MITCHELL DC, GREEN DW (1983). TEXTUAL INTEGRATION AND THE END-OF-SENTENCE EFFECT. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 36(FEB), A20-A21. Author URL.

1982

SHARKEY NE, MITCHELL DC (1982). NEW PRIMES FOR OLD - PASSIVE DECAY VERSUS ACTIVE SUPPRESSION OF SCRIPTS IN WORKING MEMORY. BULLETIN OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 35(MAY), 214-214. Author URL.
Mitchell DC (1982). The Process of Reading: a cognitive analysis of fluent reading and learning to read.  Chichester, John Wiley and Sons.

1981

GREEN DW, MITCHELL DC, HAMMOND EJ (1981). THE SCHEDULING OF TEXT INTEGRATION PROCESSES IN READING. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SECTION A-HUMAN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 33(NOV), 455-464. Author URL.

1979

MITCHELL DC (1979). LOCUS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL EFFECTS IN THE RAPID SERIAL VISUAL PRESENTATION (RSVP) TASK. PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 25(2), 143-149. Author URL.

1978

MITCHELL DC, GREEN DW (1978). EFFECTS OF CONTEXT AND CONTENT ON IMMEDIATE PROCESSING IN READING. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 30(NOV), 609-636. Author URL.

1976

MITCHELL DC (1976). BUFFER STORAGE MODALITY AND IDENTIFICATION TIME IN TACHISTOSCOPIC RECOGNITION. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 28(AUG), 325-337. Author URL.

1972

Mitchell DC (1972). Short-term visual memory and pattern masking. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 24(Nov), 394-405.

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Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Language and Cognitive Processes

Member of Editorial Board of Psicologica: Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology

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