Research interests

Anaphora resolution, cognitive modeling, interaction of syntax and working memory, un/impaired sentence processing.


Bio

2017 ‒ Now Researcher, University of Cologne, Germany
2019 ‒ 2020 Researcher, University of Wuppertal, Germany
2014 ‒ 2017 Researcher, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany
2005 ‒ 2013 Researcher, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany
2003 ‒ 2005 Research Engineer, Dept. of Computer Sc., IIT Bombay, India
2001 ‒ 2003 Visiting Lecturer, University of Mumbai, India

2006 ‒ 2012 Ph.D. (Cognitive Science), University of Potsdam, Germany
1999 ‒ 2001 M.Sc. (Computer Science), University of Mumbai, India
1996 ‒ 1999 B.Sc. (Mathematics), University of Mumbai, India


Publications

Articles
Umesh Patil and Stefan Hinterwimmer. In prep.
Binding options of German demonstrative pronouns: a large-sample study and computational models.
Stefan Hinterwimmer and Umesh Patil. In revision.
A comparison of anaphoric complex demonstratives and demonstrative pronouns.
Umesh Patil and Sol Lago. 2021.
Prediction advantage as retrieval interference: an ACT-R model of processing possessive pronouns.
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. [ MathPsych/ICCM 2021 | pdf (preprint) | code (ACT-R models) ]
Stefan Hinterwimmer, Umesh Patil and Cornelia Ebert. 2021.
On the interaction of gestural and linguistic perspective taking.
Frontiers in Communication. [ doi ]
Stefan Hinterwimmer, Andreas Brocher and Umesh Patil. 2020.
Demonstrative Pronouns as Anti-Logophoric Pronouns: An Experimental Investigation
Dialogue & Discourse, 11(3): 110-127. [ doi | pdf | osf (suppl. files) ]
Umesh Patil, Peter Bosch, and Stefan Hinterwimmer. 2020.
Constraints on German diese demonstratives: language formality and subject-avoidance
Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5(1), 14. [ doi | pdf | osf (suppl. files) ]
Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, and Richard L. Lewis. 2016.
Retrieval interference in syntactic processing: The case of reflexive binding in English.
Frontiers in Psychology. [ doi | data + analysis ]
Umesh Patil, Sandra Hanne, Frank Burchert, Ria De Bleser, and Shravan Vasishth. 2016.
A computational evaluation of sentence processing deficits in aphasia.
Cognitive Science. 40(1): 5-50. [ doi | pdf | code (ACT-R models) ]
Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, and Reinhold Kliegl. 2009.
Compound effect of probabilistic disambiguation and memory retrievals on sentence processing: Evidence from an eye-tracking corpus.
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Manchester, UK. [ pdf ]
Marisa Ferrara Boston, John Hale, Reinhold Kliegl, Umesh Patil, and Shravan Vasishth. 2008.
Parsing costs as predictors of reading difficulty: An evaluation using the Potsdam Sentence Corpus
Journal of Eye Movement Research 2(1): 1-12. [ pdf ]
Umesh Patil, Gerrit Kentner, Anja Gollrad, Frank Kuegler, Caroline Fery, and Shravan Vasishth. 2008.
Focus, word order and intonation in Hindi.
Journal of South Asian Linguistics 1(1): 55-72. [ pdf ]
Conference talks and posters
Umesh Patil and Sol Lago. 2021.
Prediction illusion due to retrieval interference: a computational model.
Poster presentation at the Linguistic illusions in sentence processing workshop, Konstanz, Germany.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil and Sol Lago. 2020.
How antecedent retrieval influences prediction: a cue-based retrieval model
Poster presentation at the 26th Annual Conference on AMLaP, Potsdam, Germany.
[ abstract + poster ]
Umesh Patil and Stefan Hinterwimmer. 2020.
Binding options of German demonstrative pronouns: a large-sample study and a computational model
Poster presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Amherst, MA, USA.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Sara Meuser, and Stefan Hinterwimmer. 2019.
The logophoricity constraint on German demonstrative pronouns
Poster presentation at the 21st Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Tenerife, Spain.
[ abstract ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Stefan Hinterwimmer and Umesh Patil. 2019.
A comparison of anaphoric complex demonstratives and demonstrative pronouns.
Talk at the 41st DGfS, Bremen, Germany.
[ abstract (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil and Stefan Hinterwimmer. 2018.
Can German demonstrative pronouns really be bound?
Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Conference on AMLaP, Berlin, Germany.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Stefan Hinterwimmer and Umesh Patil. 2018.
German demonstratives are sensitive to perspective-taking
Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Conference on AMLaP, Berlin, Germany.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Sara Meuser, Umesh Patil, and Stefan Hinterwimmer. 2018.
Online response to perspective taking in narratives
Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Conference on AMLaP, Berlin, Germany.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Peter Bosch, and Stefan Hinterwimmer. 2017.
Do German demonstrative pronouns avoid perspectival centers?
Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Cambridge, MA, USA.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Peter Bosch, and Lea Penning. 2015.
Intra-sentential referential behaviour of German demonstratives
Poster presentation at AMLaP sentence processing conference, Malta.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Peter Bosch, Stefan Hinterwimmer, and Umesh Patil. 2015.
Perspective as a parameter of prominence. The case of German demonstrative pronouns.
Talk at the International Conference "Prominence in Language", University of Cologne, Cologne.
Umesh Patil, Sandra Hanne, Shravan Vasishth, Frank Burchert, and Ria De Bleser. 2013.
Evaluating the Trace Deletion Hypothesis and processing deficit accounts: a computational modeling approach.
Talk at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Lucerne, Switzerland.
[ abstract (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Sandra Hanne, Shravan Vasishth, and Frank Burchert. 2013.
Modeling individual differences in processing deficits in aphasia
Poster presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, SC, USA.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, and Richard Lewis. 2012.
Early effect of retrieval interference on reflexive binding
Talk at the 35th GLOW Colloquium, Potsdam, Germany.
[ abstract (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Sandra Hanne, Shravan Vasishth, Frank Burchert, and Ria De Bleser. 2011.
Modeling offline and online (eye movements) sentence comprehension in aphasia using the cue-based retrieval architecture
Talk at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Montréal, Canada.
[ abstract (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, and Richard Lewis. 2011.
Are grammatical constraints immune to retrieval interference?
Talk at the 10th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.
[ abstract (html) ]
Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, and Richard Lewis. 2011.
Early retrieval interference in syntax-guided antecedent search
Talk at the 24th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Stanford, USA.
[ abstract (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Sandra Hanne, Shravan Vasishth, Frank Burchert, and Ria De Bleser. 2011.
Modeling aphasic sentence comprehension in a cue-based retrieval architecture
Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Stanford, USA.
[ abstract (pdf) ] [ poster (pdf) ]
Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, and Reinhold Kliegl. 2009.
Compound effect of probabilistic disambiguation and memory retrievals on sentence processing: Evidence from an eye-tracking corpus.
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Manchester, UK. [ pdf ]
Umesh Patil, Marisa Ferrara Boston, John T. Hale, Shravan Vasishth, and Reinhold Kliegl. 2009.
The interaction of surprisal and working memory cost during reading.
Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UC Davis, USA.
Umesh Patil, Shravan Vasishth, Brian Bartek, and Richard Lewis. 2008.
The Interplay of Locality and Surprisal.
Poster presentation at the 21st Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UNC, Chapel Hill, USA.
Shravan Vasishth, Marisa F. Boston, Umesh Patil, John Hale, and Reinhold Kliegl. 2007.
Integrating Sentence Processing Theory with Eye-movement control models.
Poster presentation at AMLaP sentence processing conference, Turku, Finland.




Teaching

Summer 2021 Experimental design and practice
Summer 2020 Experimental design and practice
Summer 2019 Experimental methods
Winter 2016-17 Introduction to analysis of linguistic data with R
Summer 2016 Cognitive modeling in linguistics
Summer 2016 Linguistic theory and cognition (with Peter Bosch, Maria Cieschinger and Eleni Gregoromichelaki)
Winter 2015-16 Pronouns (with Peter Bosch)
Summer 2015 Linguistic theory and cognition (with Peter Bosch and Maria Cieschinger)
Winter 2014-15 Introduction to analysis of linguistic data with R