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  • Christoffels I., Timmer K., Ganushchak L. & La Heij W. (2016). On the production of interlingual homophones: Delayed naming and increased N400, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience .


  • Starreveld, P. A., La Heij, W., & Verdonschot, R. (2013). Time course analysis of the effects of distractor frequency and categorical relatedness in picture naming: An evaluation of the response exclusion account. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28 (5), 633-654. 
  • La Heij, W., Boelens, H. H., & Akerboom, S. P. (2013). Color-picture interference in children: effects of spatial and temporal segregation of color and form. Perceptual and motor skills, 116 (1), 78-90. 
  • Verdonschot, R. G., La Heij, W., Tamaoka, K., Kiyama, S., You, W. P., & Schiller, N. O. (2013). The multiple pronunciations of Japanese kanji: A masked priming investigation. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66 (10), 2013-2038. 


  • Kuipers, J. R., & La Heij, W. (2012) . Congruency effects in conceptualizing for speech. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 2155-2168.
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  • La Heij, W., & Boelens, H. (2011). Color-object interference: Further tests of an executive-control account. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 156-169.
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  • Verdonschot, R. G., La Heij, W., & Schiller, N. O. (2010). Semantic context effects when naming Japanese kanji, but not Chinese hanzi. Cognition, 115, 512-518.
  • La Heij, W., Boelens, H., & Kuipers, J-R. (2010). Object interference in children's color and position naming: Lexical interference or task-set competition? Language and Cognitive Processes, 25, 568-588.


  • Kuipers, J-R, & La Heij, W. (2009). The limitations of cascading in the speech production system. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 120-135.
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  • Kuipers, J. R., & La Heij, W. (2008). Semantic facilitation in category and action naming: Testing the message-congruency account. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 123-139.


  • La Heij, W., Starreveld, P.A., & Kuipers, J-R. (2007). Structural complexity is not the (big) issue: A reply to Roelofs (2007). Language and Cognitive Processes, 22, 1261-1280.


  • Kuipers, J.R., La Heij, W., & Costa, A. (2006). A further look at semantic context effects in language production: The role of response congruency. Language and Cognitive Processes, 21, 892-919.
  • Costa, A., La Heij, W., & Navarrete, E. (2006). The dynamics of bilingual lexical access. Bilingualism – Language and Cognition, 9, 137-151.
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