Publications from Elizabeth Johnson's C.L.A.S.S. Lab

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In Press

Fecher, N., & Johnson, E.K. (in press). By 4.5 months, linguistic experience already affects infants' talker processing abilities. Child Development. doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13280 [pdf]
 
Johnson, E.K., & White, K. (in press). Developmental Sociolinguistics: children's acquisition of language variation. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews in Cognitive Science. doi.org/10.1002/wcs.1515
 
Schertz, J., Paquette-Smith, M., & Johnson, E.K. (in press). The relationship between perceptual similarity and VOT convergence in a shadowing task. Proceedings of the International Conference on Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia. [pdf]

2019

Fecher, N., Paquette-Smith, M., & Johnson, E.K. (2019). Resolving the (apparent) talker recognition paradox in developmental speech perception. Infancy, 1-19. doi.org/10.1111/infa.12290 [pdf]

Johnson, E.K., & White, K. (2019). Six questions in infant speech and language development. In: Human Language: from Genes and Brains to Behavior, ed. P. Hagoort. pp. 99-112, Boston, MA: MIT Press. [pdf]

Paquette-Smith, M., Buckler, H., White, K., Choi, J. & Johnson, E.K. (2019). The effect of accent exposure on children's sociolinguistic evaluation of peers. Developmental Psychology, 55, 809-822. doi.org/10.1037/dev0000659 [pdf]

2018

Buckler, H., Goy, H., & Johnson, E.K. (2018). What infant-directed speech tells us about the development of compensation for assimilation. The Journal of Phonetics, 66, 45-62. doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2017.09.004 [pdf]

Cooper, A., Fecher, N., & Johnson, E.K. (2018). Toddlers' comprehension of adult and child talkers: Adult targets versus vocal tract similarity. Cognition, 173, 16-20. doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.12.013 [pdf] [link to journal page]

Fecher, N., & Johnson, E.K. (2018). Bilingual infants excel at foreign-language talker recognition. Developmental Science. doi.org/10.1111/desc.12778 [pdf]

Fecher, N. & Johnson, E.K. (2018). The native-language benefit for talker identification is robust in 7.5-month-old infants. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000555 [pdf] [link to journal page]

Fecher, N. & Johnson, E.K. (2018). Effects of language experience and task demands on talker recognition by children and adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, 2409-2418. doi.org/10.1121/1.5032199 [pdf] [link to journal page]

Johnson, Elizabeth K. (2018). Putting the terms 'monolingual' and 'bilingual' under the microscope. Applied Psycholinguistics, 39(4), 753-756.  doi.org/10.1017/S0142716418000206

Johnson, E.K., Bruggeman, L., & Cutler, A., (2018). Abstraction and the (misnamed) language familiarity effect. Cognitive Science, 42, 633-645. doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12520 [pdf] [link to journal page]

Van Heughten, M., Paquette-Smith, M., Krieger, D., & Johnson, E.K. (2018). Infants' recognition of foreign-accented words: Flexible yet precise signal-to-word mapping strategies. Journal of Memory and Language, 100, 51-60. doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2018.01.003 [pdf]

2017

Buckler, H., Oczak-Arsic, S., Siddiqui, N., & Johnson, E.K. (2017). Input matters: speed of word recognition in two-year-olds exposed to multiple accents. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 164, 87-100. doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.06.017 [pdf] [link to journal page]
 
Van Heugten, M., & Johson, E.K. (2017). Input matters: Multi-accent language exposure affects word form recognition in infancy. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters, 142(2), EL196-EL200. doi.org/10.1121/1.4997604 [pdf] [link to journal page]

2016

Jesse, A., & Johnson, E.K. (2016). Audiovisual alignment of co-speech gestures to speech supports word learning in two-year-olds. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 145, 1-10. doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.12.002 [link to journal page]

Johnson, E. K. (2016). Constructing a proto-lexicon: an integrative view of infant language development. Annual Review of Linguistics, 2, 391-412. doi.org/10.1146/annurev-linguistics-011415-040616 [PDF]  [link to journal page]

Paquette-Smith, M., Fecher, N., & Johnson, E.K. (2016). Two-year-olds' sensitivity to subphonemic mismatch during online spoken word recognition. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 78 (8), 2329-2340. doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1186-4 [pdf] [link to journal page]

Paquette-Smith, M. & Johnson, E. K. (2016). I don't like the tone of your voice: Infants use vocal affect to socially evaluate others. Infancy, 21(1), 104-121. doi.org/10.1111/infa.12098 [PDF] [link to journal page]

Paquette-Smith, M. & Johnson, E.K. (2016). Toddlers' use of grammatical and social cues to learn novel words. Language Learning and Development, 12, 328-337. doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2015.1112801 [pdf] [link to journal page]

Sohail, J. & Johnson, E. (2016). How transitional probabilities and the edge effect contribute to listeners' phonological bootstrapping success. Language Learning and Development, 12(2), 105-115. doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2015.1073153 [PDF]  [link to journal page]

Van der Feest, S. & Johnson, E.K. (2016). Input driven differences in toddlers' perception of a disappearing phonological contrast. Language Acquistition, 23 (2), 89-111. doi.org/10.1080/10489223.2015.1047096 [PDF] [link to journal page]

Van Heugten, M., & Johnson, E.K. (2016). Toddlers' word recognition in an unfamiliar regional accent: the role of local sentence context and prior accent exposure. Language and Speech, 59(3), 353-363. doi.org/10.1177/0023830915600471 [link to journal page]

2015

Buckler, H., Goy, H., Kow, J., & Johnson, E. K. (2015). The cap's out of the bag: Place assimilation is common in infant-directed speech. Proceedings of 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

Paquette-Smith, M. & Johnson, E. K. (2015). Spanish-accented English is Spanish to English-learning 5-month-olds. Proceedings of 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 18. [link to journal page] [pdf]

Van Heugten, M., Krieger, D., & Johnson. E.K. (2015). The developmental trajectory of toddlers' comprehension of unfamiliar regional accents. Language Learning and Development, 11(1), 41-65. doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2013.879636 [PDF]  [link to journal page]

2014

Johnson, E.K., Seidl, A., Tyler, M.D. (2014). The edge factor in early word segmentation: utterance-level prosody enables word form extraction by 6-month-olds. PLOS ONE, 9, e83546. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083546 [link to journal page]

Van Heugten, M. & Johnson, E.K. (2014). Learning to contend with accents in infancy: Benefits of brief speaker exposure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 340-350. dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0032192 [link to journal page] [PDF]

2013

Brar, J., Tyler, M.D. & Johnson, E.K. (2013). What you see is what you hear: how visual prosody affects artificial language learning in children and adults. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 060068. doi.org/10.1121/1.4800523

Johnson, E.K., Lahey, M., Ernestus, M., & Cutler, A. (2013). A multimodal corpus of speech to infant and adult listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, EL534-EL540. doi.org/10.1121/1.4828977 [link]

Kooijman, V.,  Junge, C., Johnson, E.K., Hagoort P., & Cutler, A. (2013). Predictive brain signals of linguistic development. Frontiers in Language Sciences, 4, 1-13. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00025 [link]

Krieger, D. & Johnson, E.K. (2013). Six- and ten-month-old infants' perception of non-contrastive variation. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 060072. doi.org/10.1121/1.4799205

Mani, N., Johnson, E.K., McQueen, J.M., & Huettig, F. (2013). How yellow is your banana? Toddlers' language-mediated visual search in referent-present tasks. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1036-44. doi.org/10.1037/a0029382 [link]

Minaudo, C. & Johnson, E.K. (2013). Are two-year-olds sensitive to anticipatory coarticulation? Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 060058. doi.org/10.1121/1.4800296

2012

Jesse, A. & Johnson, E.K. (2012). Prosodic temporal alignment of co-speech gestures to speech facilitates referent resolution. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38, 1567-1581. dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0027921 [PDF]

Johnson, E.K. (2012). Bootstrapping language: Are infant statisticians up to the job? In: Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition, eds. P. Rebuschat & J. Williams, pp. 55-90. Mouton de Gruyter. [PDF]

Johnson, E.K. & Van Heugten, M. (2012). Infant artificial language learning. In N.M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 1540-1542. [PDF]

MacDonald, E.N, Johnson, E.K., Forsythe, J., Plante, P., & Munhall, K.G. (2012). Children's development of self-regulation in speech production. Current Biology, 22, 113-117. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.052 [link]

Munhall, K.G., & Johnson, E.K. (2012). Speech Development: When to put your money where the mouth is. Current Biology, 22, R190-R192. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.02.026 [link]

Van Heugten, M. & Johnson, E.K. (2012). Infants exposed to fluent natural speech succeed at cross-gender word recognition. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 554-560. doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0347) [PDF]

2011

Braun, B. & Johnson, E.K. (2011). Question or Tone 2? How language experience and linguistic function guide pitch processing. Journal of Phonetics, 39, 585-594. doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2011.06.002 [link]

Johnson, E.K. & Huettig, F. (2011). Eye movements during language-mediated visual search reveal a strong link between overt visual attention and lexical processing in 36-month-olds. Psychological Research, 75, 35-42. doi.org/10.1007/s00426-010-0285-4 [PDF]

Johnson, E.K., McQueen, J., & Huettig, F. (2011). Toddlers' language-mediated visual search: They need not have the words for it. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1672-1682. doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2011.594165 [PDF]

Johnson, E.K., Westrek, E., Nazzi, T., & Cutler, A. (2011). Infant ability to tell voices apart rests on language experience. Developmental Science, 14, 1002-1011. doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2011.01052.x [PDF]

Van Heugten, M. & Johnson E.K. (2011). Gender-marked determiners help Dutch learners' word recognition when gender information itself does not. Journal of Child Language, 38, 87-100. doi.org/10.1017/s0305000909990146 [PDF]

Zamuner, T.S. & Johnson, E.K. (2011). Methodology in phonological acquisition: Assessing the joint development of speech perception and production. In B. Botma, N. Kula, & K. Nasukawa (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Phonology (pp. 16-29). Amsterdam: Continuum. [PDF]

2010

Johnson, E.K. & Tyler, M. (2010). Testing the limits of statistical learning for word segmentation. Developmental Science, 13, 339-345. doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00886.x [PDF]

Johnson, E.K. & Zamuner, T. (2010). Using infant and toddler testing methods in language acquisition research. In E. Blom & S. Unsworth (Eds.) Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (pp. 73-94). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.  [PDF]

Schmale, R., Christià, A., Seidl, A., & Johnson, E.K. (2010). Developmental changes in infants' ability to cope with dialect variation in word recognition. Infancy, 15, 650-662. doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-7078.2010.00032.x [PDF]

Van Heugten, M. & Johnson E.K. (2010). Linking infants' distributional learning abilities to natural language acquisition. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 197-209. doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2010.04.001 [PDF]

2009

Jesse, A. & Johnson, E.K. (2009). Audiovisual alignment in child-directed speech facilitates word learning. Proceedings of AVSP.

Johnson, E.K. & Seidl, A. (2009). At 11 months, prosody still outranks statistics. Developmental Science, 12, 131-141. doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2008.00740.x [PDF]

Van Heugten, M. & Johnson E.K. (2009). The robustness of infants' early word representations. Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, 37, 148-149. [link to journal page]

2008

Kooijman, V., Johnson, E.K., & Cutler, A. (2008). Reflections on reflections of infant word recognition. In Friederici, Thierry (ed.), In book entitled Early Language Development: Bridging Brain and Behaviour, Series Trends in Language Acquisition Research. (pp. 91-114). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [PDF]

Johnson, E.K. (2008). Infants use prosodically conditioned acoustic-phonetic cues to extract words from speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, EL144-EL148. doi.org/10.1121/1.2908407 [PDF]

Johnson, E.K. & Seidl, A. (2008). Clause segmentation by 6-month-olds: A crosslingusitic perspective. Infancy, 13, 440-455. doi.org/10.1080/15250000802329321 [PDF]

Seidl, A. & Johnson, E.K. (2008). Boundary alignment enables 11-month-olds to segment vowel initial words from speech. Journal of Child Language, 35, 1-24. doi.org/10.1017/s0305000907008215 [PDF]

2006

Seidl, A. & Johnson, E.K. (2006). Infant word segmentation revisited: Edge alignment facilitates target extraction. Developmental Science, 9, 566-574. doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2006.00534.x [PDF]

2005

Johnson, E.K. (2005). English-learning infants' representations of word-forms with iambic stress. Infancy, 7, 95-105. doi.org/10.1207/s15327078in0701_8 [PDF]

Johnson, E.K. (2005). Grammatical gender and early word recognition in Dutch. In: A. Brugos, M.R. Clark-Cotton, & S. Ha (Eds.), BUCLD 29: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, (Volume 1: 320-330). Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA. [PDF]

Johnson, E. K., Westrek, E., & Nazzi, T. (2005). Language familiarity affects voice discrimination by seven-month-olds. Proceedings of the ISCA Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception (PSP2005) [CD-ROM] (pp. 227-230). London.

1999-2004

Cho, T. & Johnson, E. K. (2004). Acoustic correlates of phrase-internal lexical boundaries in Dutch. In S. H. Kin & M. J. Bae (Eds.). Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP) (pp. 1297-1300). Jeju, Korea: Sunjin [CD-ROM]. [PDF]

Johnson, E.K., Jusczyk, P.W., Cutler, A., & Norris, D. (2003). Lexical viability constraints on speech segmentation by infants without a lexicon. Cognitive Psychology, 46: 65-97. doi.org/10.1016/s0010-0285(02)00507-8 [PDF]

Johnson, E.K. & Jusczyk, P.W. (2002). Finding words in fluent speech: How infants cope with different types of word segmentation cues. In Lasser, Ingeborg (ed.), In The Process of Language Acquisition. (pp. 193-214). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Publishing.

Johnson, E.K. & Jusczyk, P.W. (2001). Word segmentation by 8-month-olds: When speech cues count more than statistics. Journal of Memory and Language, 44: 1-20. doi.org/10.1006/jmla.2000.2755 [PDF]

Johnson, E.K., Van de Weijer, J., & Jusczyk, P.W. (2001). Word segmentation by 7.5-month-olds: Three words do not equal one. BUCLD 25: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Volume 2: 389-400). Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA.

Jusczyk, P.W. & Johnson, E.K. (2000). Some implications from language development for MERGE. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, 23: 334-335. doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x0032324x

Nazzi, T., Jusczyk, P.W., & Johnson, E.K. (2000). Language discrimination by English-learning 5-month-olds: Effects of rhythm and familiarity. Journal of Memory and Language, 43: 1-19. doi.org/10.1006/jmla.2000.2698 [PDF]

Saffran, J.R., Johnson, E.K., Newport, E.L., & Aslin, R.N. (1999). Statistical learning of tonal sequences by human infants and adults. Cognition, 70: 27-52. doi.org/10.1016/s0010-0277(98)00075-4 [PDF]