This is a collection of books, articles, and chapters that I have
written and published.
For a complete chronological bibliography with
clickable links, click here.
For publications on specific topics, click on one of these the following
headings, grouped into three major clusters:
1. Psycholinguistic Theory
These papers examine various issues in child language development from the viewpoint
of the Competition Model.
Within the larger framework of the Competition Model for first language
acquisition, the theory of item-based patterns helps
explain many aspects of morphosyntactic development, and provides a
solution of the logical problem of language acquisition.
This is a complete listing of papers on the Competition Model that I have co-authored, showing
how the model applies to child language, second language learning,
aphasia, and fluency disorders. The original version of the model
focused on cue competition in balanced ANOVA models. Between 1987 and
2007, we also used neural network models to elaborate aspects of the
model. Beginning in 1995, we extended the model in the form of the
Unified Competition Model to better understand similarities and
differences between L1 and L2 learning, to include data from eCALL studies
of language learning, and to align more fully with emergentist theory.
These papers report on neural network simulations of the learning of verb
morphology in English, case-number-gender marking in German, and lexical acquisition
for both sound and meaning. In the 1990s, the models used PDP back propagation. Later,
we used self-organizing feature maps.
These papers trace the application of the Competition Model to the study
of second language learning and bilingual processing
These papers describe the more recent development of web-based and online methods
for instructed L2 learning. Many of the tutors for these eCALL studies can be
found at and used from https://sla.talkbank.org
These papers develop basic Systems Theory ideas regarding emergent properties in order
to address the basic question of "where does language form come from?"
These papers outline an emergentist approach to language evolution based on the
notion of a unique ecological niche.
These papers present successive refinements of the idea that sentence structure
emerges from embodied perspective taking.
This is full listing of empirical and theoretical papers by myself and
others based on the Competition Model.
2. Corpus Creation and Analysis
These papers outline the development of the components of the TalkBank
system for the sharing of data on spoken language in all its various formsl.
3. Other Topics
These papers deal with various issues in memory for conversation and language processing.
These papers outline our behavioral and imaging studies of children who had experienced focal lesions