Publications: Chronological Order


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Bassetti, B. (2021, online first) Language and counterfactual reasoning in Chinese, English and ChineseL1-English L2 reasoners. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/13670069211022850

Bassetti, B., & Filipović, L. (2021, online first) Researching bilingualism and cognition. International Journal of  Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/13670069211022860
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Bassetti, B., Mairano, P., Masterson, J., & Cerni, T. (2020) Effects of orthographic forms on phonological awareness and speech production in second language speakers, with consideration of speaker variables. Language Learning 70(4), 1218-1256. DOI: 10.1111/lang.12423
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Sokolović-Perović, M., Bassetti, B., Dillon, S. (2020) English orthographic forms affect L2 English speech production in native users of a non-alphabetic writing system. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 23(3), 591-601. DOI: 10.1017/S136672891900035X
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Cerni, T., Bassetti, B., & Masterson, J. (2019) Effects of orthographic forms on the acquisition of novel spoken words in a second language. Frontiers in Communication, 4, 31. DOI: 10.3389/fcomm.2019.00031
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prepub_logoBassetti, B., Clarke, A., & Trenkic, D. (2018) The linguistic transparency of calendar terms affects calendar calculations: Evidence from Chinese-English bilinguals. Acta Psychologica, 186, 81-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.04.006     PMID: 29723774

prepub_logoBassetti, B., Sokolović-Perović, M., Mairano, P., & Cerni, T. (2018) Orthography-induced length contrasts in the second language phonological systems of L2 speakers of English: Evidence from minimal pairs. Language and Speech, 61(4), 577-597. DOI: 10.1177/0023830918780141     PMID:29914283

prepub_logoMairano, P., Bassetti, B., Sokolović-Perović, M., & Cerni, T. (2018). Effects of L1 orthography and L1 phonology on L2 English pronunciation. Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée, 23(1), 45-57.


prepub_logoBassetti, B. (2017) Orthography affects second language speech: Double letters and geminate production in English. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(11), 1835-1842.   DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000417
PMID: 28504532


prepub_logoBassetti, B. & Lu, M. (2016) Effects of interword spacing on native English readers of Chinese as a Second Language. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 54(1), 1-22. DOI: 10.1515/iral-2016-0014

prepub_logoBassetti, B. & Nicoladis, E. (2016). Research on grammatical gender and thought in early and emergent bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(1), 3-16. DOI: 10.1177/1367006915576824

Bassetti, B. & Nicoladis, E. (Eds.) (2016). Grammatical gender and thought in early and emergent bilinguals. Special issue. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(1).


Bassetti, B. & Atkinson, N. (2015) Effects of orthographic forms on pronunciation in experienced instructed second language learners.  Applied Psycholinguistics, 36(1), 67-91. DOI: 10.1017/S0142716414000435

Bassetti, B., Escudero, P., & Hayes-Harb, R. (Eds.) (2015) Second language phonology at the interface between acoustic and orthographic input. Applied Psycholinguistics, 36(1), 1-6.   DOI:10.1017/S0142716414000393

Hayes-Harb, R., Bassetti, B., & Escudero, P. (Eds.) (2015) Orthographic effects in second language phonology. Special Issue. Applied Psycholinguistics, 36(1).


Bassetti, B. (2014) Is grammatical gender considered arbitrary or semantically motivated? Evidence from monolinguals, second language learners and early bilinguals. British Journal of Psychology, 105(2), 273-294. DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12037 PMID: 24754813


Bassetti, B. (2013) A long exciting journey in bilingualism research. Review of: Language and cognition in bilinguals and monolinguals: An introduction. By A. M. B. de Groot. Psychology Press, 2011. American Journal of Psychology 126(3), 375-377.
DOI: 10.5406/amerjpsyc.126.3.0375


Bassetti, B. (2012) Bilingualism and writing systems. In T. K. Bhatia and W. C. Ritchie (Eds.) The Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism (pp. 649-670). Second edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
DOI: 10.1002/9781118332382.ch26

Bassetti, B. (2012) Sound and spelling. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.) The encyclopedia of applied linguistics (pp. 5312-5317). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bassetti, B. (2012) Cook, Vivian. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.) The encyclopedia of applied linguistics (pp. 1127-1131). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bassetti, B. & Masterson, J. (2012) Effects of removing morphemic information and adding interword spacing on reading in Chinese experienced and inexperienced readers. Reading and Writing, 25(9), 2291-2314. DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9358-7

Bassetti, B., Vaid, J. & Cook, V. (2012) Interdisciplinary approaches to Second Language Writing Systems. Writing Systems Research, 4(1), 1-7.
DOI: 10.1080/17586801.2012.708977

Bassetti, B., Vaid, J. & Cook, V. (Eds.) (2012) Second Language Writing Systems. Special Issue. Writing Systems Research, 4(1).

Cook, V. J., Bassetti, B. & Vaid, J. (2012) The writing system at play. Writing Systems Research, 4(2), 120-121. DOI: 10.1080/17586801.2012.740432

Cook, V., Bassetti, B. & Vaid, J. (Eds.) (2012) Writing systems at play. Special Section. Writing Systems Research, 4(2).


pdfBassetti, B. (2011) The grammatical and conceptual gender of animals in second language users. In V. J. Cook & B. Bassetti (Eds.) Language and bilingual cognition (pp. 357-384). Oxford, UK: Psychology Press.

Bassetti, B. & Cook, V.J. (2011) Language and cognition: The second language user. In V. J. Cook & B. Bassetti (Eds.) Language and bilingual cognition (pp. 143-190). Oxford, UK: Psychology Press.

Cook, V. J. & Bassetti, B. (Eds.) (2011) Language and bilingual cognition. Oxford, UK: Psychology Press.


Bassetti, B. (2009) Effects of adding interword spacing on Chinese reading: A comparison of Chinese native readers and English readers of Chinese as a Second Language. Applied Psycholinguistics, 30(4), 757-775.
DOI: 10.1017/S0142716409990105

Cook, V. J., Vaid, J. & Bassetti, B. (2009) Writing Systems Research: A new journal for a developing field. Writing Systems Research 1, 1-3. DOI: 10.1093/wsr/wsp003


Bassetti, B. (2008) Orthographic input and second language phonology. In T. Piske & M. Young-Scholten (Eds.) Input matters in SLA (pp. 191-206). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. DOI: 10.21832/9781847691118-013


Bassetti, B. (2007). Bilingualism and thought: Grammatical gender and concepts of objects in Italian-German bilingual children. International Journal of Bilingualism, 11(3), 251-273.
DOI: 10.1177/13670069070110030101

Bassetti, B. (2007) Bilingualism, biliteracy and metalinguistic awareness: Word awareness in English and Japanese users of Chinese as a Second Language. Birkbeck Studies in Applied Linguistics, 2, 1-21.

Bassetti, B. (2007). Effects of hanyu pinyin on pronunciation in learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language. In A. Guder, X. Jiang & Y. Wan (Eds.), The cognition, learning and teaching of Chinese characters (pp. 156-179). Beijing, China: Beijing Language and Culture University Press.


pdfBassetti, B. (2006). Orthographic input and phonological representations in learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Written Language and Literacy, 9(1), 95-114. DOI: 10.1075/wll.9.1.07bas

pdfBassetti, B. (2006) Learning second language writing systems. Invited contribution to the Web Guide to Good Practice in Teaching and Learning in Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Available at:

pdfCook, V., Bassetti, B., Kasai, C., Sasaki, M., Takahashi, J.A. (2006). Do bilinguals have different concepts? The case of shape and material in Japanese L2 users of English. International Journal of Bilingualism, 10(2), 137-152. DOI: 10.1177/13670069060100020201


pdfBassetti, B. (2005). Effects of writing systems on second language awareness: Word awareness in English learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language. In V. Cook & B. Bassetti (Eds.), Second language writing systems (pp. 335-356). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

pdfCook, V. J. & Bassetti, B. (2005). An introduction to researching Second Language Writing Systems. In V. Cook and B. Bassetti (eds), Second language writing systems (pp. 1-67). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Cook, V. J. & Bassetti, B. (Eds.) (2005). Second language writing systems. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

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