philip j monahan

philip j monahan

For presentations, funding and supervision, see my curriculum vitae.


  • Tam J, Lau HT, Monahan PJ, Helms-Park R (submitted). Script-mixing costs on Chinese sentence processing and lexical access.


  • Soo R, Monahan PJ (2023). Phonetic and lexical encoding of tone in Cantonese heritage speakers. Language and Speech 66(3): 652-677.

  • Soo R, Monahan PJ (2023). Language dominance and order of acquisition affect auditory translation priming in heritage speakers. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 76(2): 284-293.

  • Monahan PJ, Schertz J, Fu Z, Pérez A (2022). Unified coding of spectral and temporal phonetic cues: Electrophysiological evidence for abstract phonological features. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 34(4): 618-638.

  • Pérez A, Davis MH, Ince RAA, Zhang H, Fu Z, Lamarca M, Lambon Ralph MA, Monahan PJ (2022). Timing of brain entrainment to the speech envelope during speaking, listening and self-listening. Cognition 224: 105051.

  • Howson PJ, Monahan PJ (2022). Acoustic-perceptual factors both maintain and account for the rarity of the Czech trill-fricative. Frontiers in Communication 6: 807995.

  • Pérez A, Monahan PJ, Lambon Ralph MA (2021). Joint recording of EEG and audio signals in hyperscanning and pseudo-hyperscanning experiments. MethodsX 8: 101347.

  • Fu Z, Monahan PJ (2021). Extracting phonetic features from natural classes: A mismatch negativity study of Mandarin Chinese retroflex consonants. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 15: 609898.

  • Soo R, Sidiqi A, Shah M, Monahan PJ (2020). Lexical bias in second language perception: Word position, age of arrival, and native language phonology. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 148(4): EL326-EL332.

  • Howson PJ, Monahan PJ (2020). A method for comparing perceptual distances and areas with multidimensional scaling. MethodsX 7: 100790.

  • Howson PJ, Monahan PJ (2019). Perceptual motivation for rhotics as a class. Speech Communication 115: 15-28.

  • Monahan PJ (2018). Phonological knowledge and speech comprehension. Annual Review of Linguistics 4(1): 21-47.

  • Martin AE*, Monahan PJ*, Samuel AG (2017). Prediction of agreement and phonetic overlap shape sublexical identification. Language and Speech 60(3): 356-376. *Authors contributed equally, names appear alphabetically.

  • Scharinger M, Monahan PJ, Idsardi WJ (2016). Linguistic category structure influences early auditory processing: Converging evidence from mismatch responses and cortical oscillations. NeuroImage 128(1): 293-301.

  • Gwilliams L, Monahan PJ, Samuel AG (2015). Sensitivity to morphological composition in spoken word recognition: Evidence from grammatical and lexical identification tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 41(6): 1663-1674.

  • Carreiras M, Monahan PJ, Lizarazu M, Duñabeitia JA, Molinaro N (2015). Numbers are not like words: Different pathways for literacy and numeracy. NeuroImage 118(1): 79-89.

  • Scharinger M, Monahan PJ & Idsardi WJ (2012). Asymmetries in the processing of vowel height. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 55(3): 903-918.

  • Lehtonen M, Monahan PJ, Poeppel D (2011). Evidence for early morphological decomposition: Combining masked priming with magnetoencephalography. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23(11): 3366-3379.

  • Poeppel D, Monahan PJ (2011). Feedforward and feedback in speech perception: Revisiting analysis by synthesis. Language and Cognitive Processes 26(7): 935-951.

  • Scharinger M, Monahan PJ, Idsardi WJ (2011). You had me at 'Hello': Rapid extraction of dialect information from spoken words. NeuroImage 56(4): 2329-2338.

  • Monahan PJ, Idsardi WJ (2010). Auditory sensitivity to formant ratios: Toward an account of vowel normalization. Language and Cognitive Processes 25(6): 808-839.

  • Hwang S-OK, Monahan, PJ, Idsardi WJ (2010). Underspecification and asymmetries in voicing perception. Phonology 27(2): 205-224.

  • Monahan PJ, de Souza K, Idsardi WJ (2008). Neuromagnetic evidence for early auditory restoration of fundamental pitch. PLoS One 3(8): e2900.

  • Monahan PJ, Fiorentino R, Poeppel D (2008). Masked repetition priming using magnetoencephalography. Brain and Language 106(1): 65-71.

  • Poeppel D, Monahan PJ (2008). Speech perception: Cognitive foundations and cortical implementation. Current Directions in Psychological Science 17(2): 80-85.

  • Polinsky M, Monahan PJ, Kwon N (2007). Object control in Korean: How many constructions? Language Research 43(1): 1-33.

chapters + proceedings

  • Taghipour S, Monahan PJ (2020). Early morphological decomposition: The effect of derivational gaps. In Proceedings of the 2020 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association, eds, A Hernández & ME Butterworth, 12 pp. Canadian Linguistic Association.

  • Soo R, Monahan PJ (2017). Language exposure modulates the role of tone in perception and long-term memory: Evidence from Cantonese native and heritage speakers. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (Volume II), eds, J Nee, M Cychosz, D Hayes, T Lau & E Ramirez, pp. 47-54. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

  • Idsardi WJ, Monahan PJ (2016). Phonology. In Neurobiology of Language, eds, G Hickok & SL Small, pp. 141-151. Amsterdam: Academic Press.

  • Murphy P, Monahan PJ, Grant M (2016). Affrication patterns and perceptual tendencies in Canadian and European French. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association, ed, L Hrasc, 14 pp. Canadian Linguistic Association.

  • Howson P, Monahan PJ (2015). Simple phonological contrasts causing complex phonetic differences. In Tackling the Complexity of Speech, eds, O Niebuhr & R Skarnitzl, pp. 113-121. Prague: Charles University.

  • Monahan PJ, Lau EF, Idsardi WJ (2013). Computational primitives in phonology and their neural correlates. In The Cambridge Handbook of Biolinguistics, eds, C Boeckx & KK Grohmann, pp. 233-256. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Kwon N, Monahan PJ, Polinsky M (2010) Object control in Korean: A backward control imposter. In Movement Theory of Control, eds, N Hornstein & M Polinsky, pp. 299-327. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.

  • Monahan PJ, Takahashi E, Nakao C, Idsardi WJ (2009) Not all epenthetic contexts are equal: Differential effects in Japanese illusory vowel perception. In Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Vol. 17, eds, S Iwasaki, H Hoji, PM Clancy & SO Sohn, pp. 391-405. Stanford, CA: CSLI.

  • Monahan PJ (2009). Vowel harmony. In The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, eds, M Eid, A Elgibali, K Versteegh, M Woidich & A Zaborski, pp. 676-677. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing.

  • Monahan PJ (2003). Backward object control in Korean. In Proceedings of the 22nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, eds, G Garding & M Tsujimura, pp. 356-369. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

  • Monahan PJ (2003). Harmony and metrical structure in Palestinian Arabic. In Proceedings of the 2002 Texas Linguistics Society, eds, A Agwuele & HS Park, 17 pp. Austin, TX: Texas Linguistics Forum.

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