daniel schmidtke


I’m a post-doctoral researcher at the McMaster English Language Development Diploma [MELD] program at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

Email: schmiddf [at] mcmaster [dot] ca



Schmidtke, D., & Kuperman, V. (2020). Psycholinguistic methods and tasks in morphology. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.600

Gagné, C. L., Spalding, T. & Schmidtke, D. (2019). LADEC: Large database of English compounds. Behavior Research Methods, 51(5), 2152–2179.

Ho, A., Boshra, R., Schmidtke, D., Oralova, G., Moro, A.,  Service, E. & Connolly, J. F. (2019). Electrophysiological evidence for the integral nature of tone in Mandarin spoken word recognition. Neuropsychologia, 131, 325-332.

Schmidtke, D. & Kuperman, V. (2019). A paradox of apparent brainless behavior: The time-course of compound word recognition. Cortex, 116, 250-267.

Snefjella, B., Schmidtke, D. & Kuperman V. (2018). National character stereotypes mirror language use: A study of Canadian and American tweets. PLoS ONE, 13(11): e0206188.

Schmidtke, D., Gagné, C. L., Kuperman, V. & Spalding, T. L. (2018). Language experience shapes relational knowledge of compound words. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 25(4), 1468-1487.

Schmidtke, D., Gagné, C. L., Spalding, T. L., Kuperman, V. & Tucker, B. V. (2018). Conceptual relations compete during auditory and visual compound word recognition. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(7), 923-942 .

Schmidtke, D., Van Dyke, J. A. & Kuperman, V. (2018). Individual variability in the semantic processing of English compound words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 44(3), 421-439.

Schmidtke, D., Matsuki, K., & Kuperman, V. (2017). Surviving blind decomposition: a distributional analysis of the time-course of complex word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 43(11), 1793 -1820 .

Schmidtke, D. & Kuperman, V. (2017). Mass counts in World Englishes: A corpus linguistic study of noun countability in non-native varieties of English. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 13(1), 135-164.

Schmidtke, D., Kuperman, V., Gagné, C. L. & Spalding, T. L. (2016). Competition between conceptual relations affects compound recognition: the role of entropy. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23(2), 556-570.

Hall, C. J.,  Schmidtke, D. & Vickers, J. (2013). Countability in World Englishes. World Englishes, 32(1), 1-22.


My CV is available here (Last updated 28th January 2020).

My Research Gate profile is available here.


Ph.D., McMaster University (Cognitive Science of Language), 2016

M.Sc., University of Edinburgh (Developmental Linguistics), 2011

B.A., York St. John University (English Language and Linguistics), 2010


Psycholinguistics: complex word reading, reading development, individual differences, eye-movements, semantic processing

Corpus linguistics: morphosyntactic variation, World Englishes, language and identity, the language of the border


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