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Jane Oakhill
Professor of Experimental Psychology (Psychology)
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Selected publications


Cartei, Valentina, Banerjee, Robin, Garnham, Alan, Oakhill, Jane, Roberts, Lucy, Anns, Sophie, Bond, Rod and Reby, David (2020) Physiological and perceptual correlates of masculinity in children’s voices. Hormones and Behavior, 117. ISSN 0018-506X

Cartei, Valentina, Garnham, Alan, Oakhill, Jane, Banerjee, Robin, Roberts, Lucy and Reby, David (2019) Children can control the expression of masculinity and femininity through the voice. Royal Society Open Science, 6 (7). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2054-5703

Gygax, Pascal Mark, Elmiger, Daniel, Zufferey, Sandrine, Garnham, Alan, Sczesny, Sabine, von Stockhausen, Lisa, Braun, Frederike and Oakhill, Jane (2019) A language index of grammatical gender dimensions to study the impact of grammatical gender on the way we perceive women and men. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (1604). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1664-1078

Westbrook, Jo, Sutherland, Julia, Oakhill, Jane and Sullivan, Susan (2019) 'Just reading': increasing pace and volume of reading whole narratives on the comprehension of poorer adolescent readers in English classrooms. Literacy, 53 (2). pp. 60-68. ISSN 1741-4350

Child, Scarlett, Garnham, Alan and Oakhill, Jane (2019) Remember they were emotional - effects of emotional qualifiers during sentence processing. Open Psychology, 1 (1). pp. 119-131. ISSN 1874-3501

Bagnoud, Jeanne, Burra, Nicolas, Castel, Caroline, Oakhill, Jane and Thevenot, Catherine (2018) Arithmetic word problems describing discrete quantities: E.E.G evidence for the construction of a situation model. Acta Psychologica, 190. pp. 116-121. ISSN 0001-6918

Child, Scarlett, Oakhill, Jane and Garnham, Alan (2018) You’re the emotional one: the role of perspective for emotion processing in reading comprehension. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33 (7). pp. 878-889. ISSN 2327-3798

Oakhill, Jane and Cain, Kate (2018) Children’s problems with inference making: causes and consequences. Bulletin of Educational Psychology, 49 (4). pp. 683-699. ISSN 1011-5714

Garnham, Alan, Oakhill, Jane and Reynolds, David (2018) Anaphoric islands and anaphoric forms: the role of explicit and implicit focus. Discourse Processes, 55 (2). pp. 197-205. ISSN 0163-853X

Megherbi, Hakima, Elbro, Carsten, Oakhill, Jane, Segui, Juan and New, Boris (2017) The emergence of automaticity in reading: effects of orthographic depth and word decoding ability on an adjusted Stroop measure. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166. pp. 652-663. ISSN 0022-0965

Elbro, Carsten, Oakhill, Jane, Megherbi, Hakima and Seigneuric, Alix (2017) Aspects of pronominal resolution as markers of reading comprehension: The role of antecedent variability. Reading and Writing, 30 (4). pp. 813-827. ISSN 0922-4777

Garnham, Alan, Oakhill, Jane, Von Stockhausen, Lisa and Sczesny, Sabine (2016) Editorial: language, cognition and gender. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. p. 772. ISSN 1664-1078

Oakhill, Jane, Cain, Kate and Nesi, Barbara (2016) Understanding of idiomatic expressions in context in skilled and less skilled comprehenders: online processing and interpretation. Scientific Studies of Reading, 20 (2). pp. 124-139. ISSN 1088-8438

Canal, Paolo, Garnham, Alan and Oakhill, Jane (2015) Beyond gender stereotypes in language comprehension: self sex-role descriptions affect the brain’s potentials associated with agreement processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. a1953. ISSN 1664-1078

Finnegan, Eimear, Oakhill, Jane and Garnham, Alan (2015) Counter-stereotypical pictures as a strategy for overcoming spontaneous gender stereotypes. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. p. 1291. ISSN 1664-1078

Finnegan, Eimear, Garnham, Alan and Oakhill, Jane (2015) Social-consensus feedback as a strategy to overcome spontaneous gender stereotypes. Discourse Processes, 52 (5-6). pp. 434-462. ISSN 0163-853X

Sullivan, Susan and Oakhill, Jane (2015) Components of story comprehension and strategies to support them in hearing and deaf or hard of hearing readers. Topics in Language Disorders, 35 (2). pp. 133-143. ISSN 0271-8294

Meteyard, Lotte, Bruce, Carolyn, Edmundson, Anne and Oakhill, Jane (2014) Profiling text comprehension impairments in aphasia. Aphasiology, 29 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 0268-7038

De Scalzi, Marika, Rusted, Jennifer and Oakhill, Jane (2014) Embodiment effects and language comprehension in Alzheimer's disease. Cognitive Science, 39 (5). pp. 890-917. ISSN 0364-0213

Hamilton, Stephen T and Oakhill, Jane V (2014) Establishing coherence across sentence boundaries: an individual differences approach. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29 (10). pp. 1240-1248. ISSN 2327-3798

Cain, Kate and Oakhill, Jane (2014) Reading comprehension and vocabulary: is vocabulary more important for some aspects of comprehension? Annee Psychologique, 114 (04). pp. 647-662. ISSN 0003-5033

Garnham, Alan, Gabriel, Ute, Sarrasin, Oriane, Gygax, Pascal and Oakhill, Jane (2012) Gender representation in different languages and grammatical marking on pronouns: when beauticians, musicians, and mechanics remain men. Discourse Processes, 49 (6). pp. 481-500. ISSN 1532-6950

Oakhill, Jane V and Cain, Kate (2012) The precursors of reading ability in young readers: evidence from a four-year longitudinal study. Scientific Studies of Reading, 16 (2). pp. 91-121. ISSN 1088-8438

Oakhill, Jane, Yuill, Nicola and Garnham, Alan (2011) The differential relations between verbal, numerical and spatial working memory abilities and children’s reading comprehension. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 4 (1). pp. 83-106. ISSN 1307-9298

Cain, Kate and Oakhill, Jane (2011) Matthew effects in young readers: Reading comprehension and reading experience aid vocabulary development. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 44 (5). pp. 431-443. ISSN 0022-2194

Coe, J. E. L. and Oakhill, Jane V. (2011) txtN is ez f u no h2 rd': The relation between reading ability and text-messaging behaviour. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 27 (1). pp. 4-17. ISSN 0266-4909

Oakhill, Jane, Yuill, Nicola and Garnham, Alan (2011) The differential relations between verbal, numerical and spatial working memory abilities and children's reading comprehension. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 4 (1). pp. 83-106. ISSN 1307-9298

Thevenot, C and Oakhill, Jane (2008) The strategic use of alternative representations in arithmetic word problem solving. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3-4). p. 530. ISSN 0020-7594

Gabriel, U, Gygax, Pascal, Sarrasin, O, Garnham, Alan and Oakhill, Jane (2008) Au pairs are rarely male: Norms on the gender perception of role names across English, French, and German. Behavior Research Methods, 40 (1). pp. 206-221.

Gygax, Pascal, Gabriel, Ute, Sarrasin, Oriane, Oakhill, Jane and Garnham, Alan (2008) Generically intended, but specifically interpreted: when beauticians, musicians, and mechanics are all men. Language and Cognitive Processes, 23 (3). 464 - 485. ISSN 0169-0965


Oakhill, Jane, Cain, Kate and Elbro, Carsten (2014) Understanding and teaching reading comprehension: a handbook. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415698313

Book Section

Sullivan, Susan, Oakhill, Jane, Arfè, Barbara and Gómez-Merino, Nadina (2019) Reading comprehension: a comparison of typically hearing and deaf or hard-of-hearing children. In: Easterbrooks, Susan and Dostal, Hannah (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Literacy. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (Accepted)

Oakhill, Jane, Berenhaus, Molly S and Cain, Kate (2015) Children’s reading comprehension and reading comprehension difficulites. In: Pollatsek, Alexander and Treiman, Rebecca (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Reading. Oxford Library of Psychology . Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199324576

Oakhill, Jane, Cain, Kate and McCarthy, Diana (2015) Inference processing in children: the contributions of depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge. In: O’Brien, Edward J, Cook, Anne E and Lorch, Robert F (eds.) Inferences During Reading. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 140-159. ISBN 9781107049796

Oakhill, Jane and Cain, K (2014) Reading comprehension (development, individual differences, difficulties). In: Brooks, Pattricia J and Kempe, Vera (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Language Development. Sage, London. ISBN 9781452258768

Boureux, Magali, Arfé, Barbara, Pasini, Margherita, Carretti, Barbara, Oakhill, Jane and Sullivan, Susan (2012) Assessing connective understanding with visual and verbal tasks. In: International workshop on evidence-based technology enhanced learning. Advances in intelligent and soft computing, 152 . Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 19-26. ISBN 9783642288005

Edited Book

Garnham, Alan, Oakhill, Jane, von Stockhausen, Lisa and Sczesny, Sabine, eds. (2016) Language, cognition and gender. Frontiers in psychology, 6 (1267). Frontier Media, Lausanne. ISBN 9782889198924