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2018

Understanding the development of prosodic words: the role of the lexicon

Demuth, K., 2018, The development of prosody in first language acquisition. Prieto, P. & Esteve-Gibert, N. (eds.). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 207-224 18 p. (Trends in language acquisition research; vol. 23).

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Language
Planning
planning
language
evidence
2015

Morphology

Demuth, K., Dube, S., Miles, K. & Tomas, E., 2015, Introduction to speech, language and literacy. McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (eds.). South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press, p. 231-265 35 p.

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The Acquisition of prosodic phonology and morphology

Demuth, K., 2015, The Cambridge handbook of child language. Bavin, E. L. & Naigles, L. R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 230-249 20 p.

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2014

Phonological aspects of Arandic baby talk

Turpin, M., Demuth, K. & Campbell, A. N., 2014, Language description informed by theory. Pensalfini, R., Turpin, M. & Guillemin, D. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 49-79 31 p. (Studies in language companion series; vol. 147).

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baby talk
phonology
vocabulary
infant
language

Prosodic licensing and the development of phonological and morphological representations

Demuth, K., 2014, Perspectives on phonological theory and development: in honor of Daniel A. Dinnsen. Farris-Trimble, A. W. & Barlow, J. A. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 11-24 14 p. (Language acquisition and language disorders; vol. 56).

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Licensing
Language Production
Phonology
Morpheme
Language Planning
2013

The Gradual acquisition of English /l/

Lin, S. & Demuth, K., 2013, Proceedings of the 37th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 37). Baiz, S., Goldman, N. & Hawkes, R. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 206-218 13 p.

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2012

Insights From Acquisition and Learning: How Phonological Representations Develop During First-Language Acquisition Speech Processing In Bilingual and Multilingual Listeners Second-Language Speech Learning

Demuth, K., Escudero, P., Smiljanic, R. & Song, J. Y., 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. Cohn, A. C., Fougeron, C. & Huffman, M. K. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 397-405 8 p.

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language acquisition
listener
language
learning
video recording
2011

Acoustic cues to stop-coda voicing contrasts in the speech of 2-3-year-olds learning American English

Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Demuth, K., Hanson, H. M. & Stevens, K. N., 2011, Where do phonological features come from?: cognitive, physical and developmental bases of distinctive. Clements, G. N. & Ridouane, R. (eds.). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Co., p. 327-341 15 p. (Language faculty and beyond).

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The Acquisition of Phonology

Demuth, K., 24 Nov 2011, The Handbook of Phonological Theory: Second Edition. Goldsmith, J., Riggle, J. & Yu, A. (eds.). 2nd revised ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley, p. 571-595 25 p.

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2009

Revisiting the acquisition of Sesotho noun class prefixes

Demuth, K. & Ellis, D., 2009, Crosslinguistic approaches to the psychology of language: research in the tradition of Dan Isaac Slobin. Lieven, E., Guo, J., Budwig, N., Ervin-Tripp, S., Nakamura, K. & Ozcaliskan, S. (eds.). New York: Psychology Press, p. 93-104 12 p.

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The prosody of syllables, words and morphemes

Demuth, K., 2009, The Cambridge handbook of child language. Bavin, E. L. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 183-198 16 p. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics).

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2008

Exploiting corpora for language acquisition research

Demuth, K., 2008, Corpora in language acquisition research: history, methods, perspectives. Behrens, H. (ed.). Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 199-205 7 p. (Trends in Language Acquisition Research; vol. 6).

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2007

Sesotho speech acquisition

Demuth, K., 2007, The International guide to speech acquisition. McLeod, S. (ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, p. 526-538 13 p.

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The role of frequency in language acquisition

Demuth, K., 2007, Frequency effects in language acquisition: defining the limits of frequency as an explanatory concept. Gülzow, I. & Gagarina, N. (eds.). Berlin ; New York: De Gruyter, p. 383-388 6 p. (Studies on language acquisition; vol. 32).

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2004

Markedness versus frequency effects in coda acquisition

Stites, J., Demuth, K. & Kirk, C., 2004, Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Brugos, A., Micciulla, L. & Smith, C. E. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 565-576 12 p.

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2003

Learning animacy hierarchy effects in Bantu double object applicative constructions

Demuth, K., Machobane, M. & Moloi, F., 2003, Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages. Mugane, J. (ed.). Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, p. 23-33 11 p. (Trends in African Linguistics; vol. 5).

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Applicatives
Animacy Hierarchy
Sesotho
Verbs
Bantu Languages

Onset/coda asymmetries in the acquisition of clusters

Kirk, C. & Demuth, K., 2003, Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Beachley, B., Brown, A. & Conlin, F. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 437-448 12 p.

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The Acquisition of Bantu languages

Demuth, K., 2003, The Bantu languages. Nurse, D. & Philippson, G. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 209-222 14 p. (Routledge language family series; no. 4).

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language
language acquisition
earning a doctorate
linguistics
learning
2001

Prosodic constraints on morphological development

Demuth, K., 2001, Approaches to Bootstrapping: Phonological, Syntactic and Neurophysiological Aspects of Early Language Acquisition. Weissenborn, J. & Höhle, B. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, Vol. 2. p. 3-21 19 p. (Language Acquisition and Language Disorders Series; vol. 24).

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Sesotho

Demuth, K. & Machobane, M., 2001, Facts about the world’s languages: An encyclopedia of the world's major languages, past and present. Garry, J., Rubino, C., Bodomo, A. B., Faber, A. & French, R. (eds.). New York: New England Publishing Associates, p. 633-636 4 p.

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The status of ‘filler syllables’ in children’s early speech

Pepinsky, T., Demuth, K. & Roark, B., 2001, Proceedings of the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Do, A. H. -J., Domínguez, L. & Johansen, A. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 575-586 12 p.

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2000

Bantu noun class systems: Loan word and acquisition evidence of semantic productivity

Demuth, K., 2000, Classification Systems. Senft, G. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 270-292 23 p.

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1999

Prosodic constraints on the emergence of grammatical morphemes: Crosslinguistic evidence from Germanic and Romance languages

Lleó, C. & Demuth, K., 1999, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Greenhill, A., Littlefield, H. & Tano, C. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, Vol. 2. p. 407-418 12 p.

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1997

Variation in acquisition: An optimal approach

Demuth, K., 1997, Optimality Viewpoints. Davis, S. (ed.). Bloomington: Indiana University Linguistics Club, p. 77-88 12 p.

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1996

Alignment, stress and parsing in early phonological words

Demuth, K., 1996, Proceedings of the International Conference on Phonological Acquisition. Bernhardt, B., Gilbert, J. & Ingram, D. (eds.). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, p. 113-125 13 p.

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Collecting spontaneous production data

Demuth, K., 1996, Methods for Assessing Children’s Syntax. McDaniel, D., McKee, C. & Cairns, H. S. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 3-22 20 p.

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Signal to syntax: An overview

Morgan, J. & Demuth, K., 1996, Signal to Syntax: Bootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition. Morgan, J. L. & Demuth, K. (eds.). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 1-22 22 p.

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The prosodic structure of early words

Demuth, K., 1996, Signal to Syntax: Bootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition. Morgan, J. L. & Demuth, K. (eds.). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 171-184 14 p.

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1995

Constraining XP-sequences

Demuth, K. & Gruber, J., 1995, Niger-Congo Syntax and Semantics. Manfredi., V. & Reynolds., K. (eds.). Boston: Boston University African Studies Center, Vol. 6. p. 3-30 28 p.

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Noun class prefixes in Sesotho child-directed speech

Ziesler, Y. L. & Demuth, K., 1995, Proceedings of the 26th Child Language Research Forum. Clark., E. E. (ed.). Stanford University: CSLI, p. 137-146 10 p. (The Child Language Research Forum).

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The acquisition of tonal systems

Demuth, K., 1995, Phonological acquisition and phonological theory. Archibald, J. (ed.). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 111-134 24 p.

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1994

On the 'underspecification' of functional categories in early grammars

Demuth, K., 1994, Syntactic Theory and First Language Acquisition: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives. Lust., B., Suñer., M. & Whitman., J. (eds.). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, p. 119-134 16 p.

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Grammar
Underspecification
Functional Categories
Incomplete
Grammatical Functions
1992

Accessing functional categories in Sesotho: interactions at the morpho-syntax interface

Demuth, K., 1992, The Acquisition of Verb Placement: Functional Categories and V2 Phenomena in Language Development. Meisel, J. M. (ed.). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 83-107 25 p. (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics; vol. 16).

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Functional Categories
Morphosyntax
Child Language
Grammar
Sesotho

Acquisition of Sesotho

Demuth, K., 1992, The Cross-Linguistic Study of Language Acquisition. Slobin, D. I. (ed.). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Vol. 3. p. 557-638 82 p.

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1989

Discourse functions of independent pronouns in Setswana

Demuth, K., 1989, Current Issues in African Linguistics. Häik., I. & Tuller., L. (eds.). Dordrecht: Foris Publications, p. 176-193 18 p.

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1988

Noun classes and agreement in Sesotho acquisition

Demuth, K., 1988, Agreement in natural language: approaches, theories and descriptions. Barlow, M. & Ferguson, C. A. (eds.). CSLI: University of Chicago Press, p. 305-321 17 p.

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1987

Discourse functions of word order in Sesotho acquisition

Demuth, K., 1987, Coherence and Grounding in Discourse: Outcome of a Symposium, Eugene, Oregon, June 1984. Tomlin, R. S. (ed.). Eugene, Oregon. Amsterdam: John Benjamins: John Benjamin's Publishing Company, p. 91-108 18 p. (Typological Studies in Language; vol. 11).

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1986

Niger-Congo noun class and agreement systems in language acquisition and historical change

Demuth, K., Faraclas, N. & Marchese, L., 1986, Noun Class and Categorization: Proceedings of a symposium on categorization and noun classification, Eugene, Oregon, October 1983. Craig, C. G. (ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing, p. 453-471 19 p. (Typological Studies in Language; vol. 7).

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Prompting routines in the language socialization of Basotho children

Demuth, K., 1986, Language Socialization Across Cultures. Schieffelin, B. B. & Ochs, E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 51-79 29 p. (Social and Cultural Foundations of Language).

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1984

The acquisition of pragmatic word order in Sesotho

Demuth, K., 1984, Proceedings from the 23rd Conference on Language Development. Stanford University, Stanford, p. 33-40 8 p.

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pragmatics
language acquisition
listener
speaking
comprehension