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Demuth, K. In press. The acquisition of phonology. In J. Goldsmith, Jason Riggle, & Alan Yu (eds.) The Handbook of Phonological Theory. Blackwell: Malden, MA.

Demuth, K., Patrolia, M., Song, J.Y., & Masapollo, M. In press. The development of articles in children's early Spanish: Prosodic interactions between lexical and grammatical form. First Language.

Demuth, K. & Song, J. Y. In press. How phonological representations develop during first language acquisition. In A.C. Cohn, C. Fougeron, & M. Huffman (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. Oxford University Press.

Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Demuth, K., Hanson, H., & Stevens, K.N. In press. Acoustic cues to stop-coda voicing contrasts in the speech of American English 2-3-year-olds. In G.N. Clements & R. Ridouane (eds.). Where do features come from? The nature and sources of phonological primitives. Elsevier: North-Holland Linguistic Series.

Demuth, K., Moloi, F., & Machobane, M. 2010. Three-year-olds’ comprehension, production, and generalization of Sesotho passives. Cognition, 115, 238-251.

Demuth, K. 2009. The prosody of syllables, words and morphemes. In E. Bavin (ed.), Cambridge Handbook on Child Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 183-198.

Demuth, K., & Ellis, D. 2009. Revisiting the acquisition of Sesotho noun class prefixes. In J. Guo, E. Lieven, S. Ervin-Tripp, N. Budwig, Seydazçalikan, K. Nakamura (eds.). Crosslinguistic approaches to the psychology of language: Festschrift for Dan Slobin (pp. 131-148). Lawrence Erlbaum.

Demuth, K., Machobane, M., & Moloi, F. 2009. Learning to license null noun class prefixes in Sesotho. Language, 85, 864-883.

Demuth, K., & McCullough, E. 2009. The acquisition of clusters in French.  Journal of Child Language, 36, 425-448.

Demuth, K., & McCullough, E. 2009. The prosodic (re)organization of children’s early English articles. Journal of Child Language, 36, 173-200.

Song, J.Y., Sundara, M., & Demuth, K. 2009. Phonological constraints on children’s production of English 3rd person singular –s. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52(3), 623-642.

Demuth, K. 2008. Review of Deen, Kamil Ud. 2005. The acquisition of Swahili. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 29, 100-102.

Demuth, K. 2008. Exploiting corpora for language acquisition research. In H. Behrens (ed.), Corpora in Language Acquisition Research: Finding Structure in Data, pp. 199-205. Trends in Language Acquisition Research (TILAR) Series #6, John Benjamins.

Demuth, K., & Tremblay, A. 2008. Prosodically-conditioned variability in children's production of French determiners. Journal of Child Language, 35, 99-127.

Kehoe, M., Hilaire-Debove, G., Demuth, K., & Lleó, C. 2008. The structure of branching onsets and rising diphthongs: Evidence from the acquisition of French and Spanish. Language Acquisition, 15, 5-57.

Kirk, C. 2008. Substitution Errors in the Production of Word-Initial and Word-Final Consonant Clusters. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 35-48.

Song, J.Y., & Demuth, K. 2008. Compensatory vowel lengthening for omitted coda consonants: A phonetic investigation of children’s early representations of prosodic words. Language & Speech, 51, 382-399.

Conwell, E., & Demuth, K. 2007. Early syntactic productivity: evidence from dative shift. Cognition, 103, 163-179.

Demuth, K. 2007. Acquisition at the prosody-morphology interface. In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), ed. Alyona Belikova, Luisa Meroni & Mari Umeda, 84-91. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Demuth, K. 2007. The role of frequency in language acquisition. In Gülzow, I. & Gagarina, N. (Eds.), Frequency effects in language acquisition. Studies on Language Acquisition (SOLA) series, pp. 383-388. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.

Demuth, K. 2007. Sesotho speech acquisition. In S. McLeod (ed), The international guide to speech acquisition, pp 526-538. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.

Demuth, K., McCullough, E., & Adamo, M. 2007. The prosodic (re)organization of determiners. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Heather Caunt-Nulton, Samantha Kulatilake, and I-hao Woo (eds.), Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press. pp. 196-205.

Tremblay, A., & Demuth, K. 2007. Prosodic licensing of determiners in children’s early French. In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), ed. Alyona Belikova, Luisa Meroni & Mari Umeda, 426-436. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Demuth, K. 2006. Crosslinguistic perspectives on the development of prosodic words. Guest Editor, Special Issue, Language and Speech 49 (2), 129-297.

Demuth, K., & Kehoe, M. 2006. The acquisition of word-final clusters in FrenchJournal of Catalan Linguistics, 5, 59-81.

Demuth, K., Culbertson, J., & Alter, J. 2006. Word-minimality, epenthesis, and coda licensing in the acquisition of English. Language & Speech, 49, 137-174.

Kirk, C., & Demuth, K. 2006. Accounting for variability in 2-year-olds’ production of coda consonants. Language Learning and Development, 2, 97-118.

Demuth, K., Machobane, M., & Moloi, F., & Odato, C. 2005. Learning Animacy Hierarchy Effects In Sesotho Double Object ApplicativesLanguage, 81 (2), 421-447.

Kirk, C., & Demuth, K. 2005. Asymmetries in the acquisition of word-initial and word-final consonant clusters. Journal of Child Language, 32 (4), 709-734.

Demuth, K.  2004.  Production approaches to Stuttering.  Stammering Research, 1, 297-298.

Stites, J., Demuth, K., & Kirk, C.  2004. Markedness versus frequency effects in coda acquisition. In Alejna Brugos, Linnea Micciulla, & Christine E. Smith (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 565-576. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Demuth, K.  2003.  The acquisition of Bantu languages.  In D. Nurse & G. Phillipson, The Bantu Languages.  Surry, UK:  Curzon Press. pp. 209-222.

Demuth, K.  2003.  The status of feet in early acquisition. 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Universidad Autonima de Barcelona, pp. 151-154. 

Demuth, K., & Johnson, M.  2003. Truncation to subminimal words in early FrenchCanadian Journal of Linguistics, 48, 211-241.

Demuth, K., Machobane, M., & Moloi, F. 2003. Learning animacy hierarchy effects in Bantu double object applicative constructions. In J. Mugane (ed.) Linguistic Typology and Representation of African Languages: Trends in African Linguistics, vol. 5, 23-33.  Africa World Press. Trenton, New Jersey.

Demuth, K., Machobane, M., & Moloi, F.  2003.  Rules and construction effects in learning the argument structure of verbsJournal of Child Language, 30, 1-25.

Kirk, C., & Demuth, K.  2003.  Onset/coda asymmetries in the acquisition of clusters.  In Barbara Beachley, Amanda Brown, and Frances Conlin, Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. pp. 437-448. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Demuth, K., Machobane, M., Moloi, F., & Odato, C.  2002. Rule learning and lexical frequency effects in learning verb-argument structure. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. pp.142-153. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Demuth, K.  2001.  A prosodic approach to filler syllablesJournal of Child Language, 28, 246-249.

Demuth, K.  2001.  Prosodic constraints on morphological development.  In J. Weissenborn & B. Höhle (eds.), Approaches to Bootstrapping:  Phonological, Syntactic and Neurophysiological Aspects of Early Language Acquisition.  Amsterdam:  John Benjamins.  Language Acquisition and Language Disorders Series, vol. 24, 3-21.

Pepinsky, T., Demuth, K., & Roark, B.  2001.  The status of ‘filler syllables’ in children’s early speech.  In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp.575-586. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Demuth, K.  2000.  Bantu noun class systems:  Loan word and acquisition evidence of semantic productivity.  In G. Senft (ed.), Classification Systems.  Cambridge University Press.  pp. 270-292.

Demuth, K., Machobane, M., & Moloi, F.  2000.  Learning word order constraints under conditions of object ellipsisLinguistics 38 (3), 545-568.

Roark, B., & Demuth, K.  2000.  Prosodic constraints and the learner’s environment: A corpus study.  In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, S. Catherine Howell, Sarah A. Fish, and Thea Keith-Lucas (eds.), pp. 597-608. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press

Sedivy, J., Demuth, K., Chunyo, G., & Freeman. S. 2000.  Incremental referentiality-based language processing in young children: Evidence from eye movement monitoring.  In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development., S. Catherine Howell, Sarah A. Fish, and Thea Keith-Lucas (eds.), pp. 684-695. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Lleó, C., & Demuth, K.  1999.  Prosodic constraints on the emergence of grammatical morphemes:  Crosslinguistic evidence from Germanic and Romance languages.  In A. Greenhill, H. Littlefield, & C. Tano (eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 407-418. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Demuth, K. 1998.  Argument structure and the acquisition of Sesotho applicativesLinguistics, 36 (4) 781-806.

Demuth, K. 1998.  Review of Jusczyk, P.  1997.  The discovery of spoken language.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.  Language and Speech , 41, 109-113.

Demuth, K.  1997.  Multiple optimal outputs in acquisition. University of Maryland Working Papers in Linguistics 5, 53-71.

Demuth, K. 1997.  Variation in acquisition:  An optimal approach.  In S. Davis (ed.), Optimality Viewpoints.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Linguistics Club.  pp. 77-88.

Demuth, K., &  Suzman, S.  1997.  Language impairment in Zulu.  In E. M. Hughes & A. Green (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. 1, 124-135.  Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Gennari, S., &  Demuth, K.  1997.  Syllable omission in Spanish.  In E. M. Hughes & A. Green (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. 1, 182-193. Somerville, MA:  Cascadilla Press.

Demuth, K.  1996.  Alignment, stress and parsing in early phonological words.  In B. Bernhardt, J. Gilbert, & D. Ingram (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Phonological Acquisition.  pp. 113-124.  Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Demuth, K.  1996.  Collecting spontaneous production data.  In D. McDaniel, C. McKee, and H. S. Cairns (eds.), Methods for Assessing Children’s Syntax.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.  pp. 3-22.

Demuth, K.  1996.  The prosodic structure of early words.  In J. Morgan & K. Demuth (eds.), Signal to SyntaxBootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition.  Mahwah, N.J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  pp. 171-184.

Demuth, K.  1996.  Stages in the acquisition of prosodic structure.  In E. Clark (ed.), Proceedings of the 27th Child Language Research Forum, pp. 39-48.  Stanford University: CSLI. 

Morgan, J., & Demuth, K. (eds.).  1996.  Signal to SyntaxBootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition.  Mahwah, N.J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

Morgan, J., &  Demuth, K.  1996.  Signal to syntax:  An overview.  In J. Morgan and K. Demuth (eds.), Signal to SyntaxBootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition.  Mahwah, N.J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  pp. 1-22.

Demuth, K.  1995.  Markedness and the development of prosodic structure.  In J. Beckman (ed.), Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 25, 13-25.  Amherst, MA: GLSA, University of Massachusetts.

Demuth, K.  1995.  Problems in the acquisition of tonal systems.  In J. Archibald (ed.), The Acquisition of Non-linear Phonology, pp. 111-134.  Hillsdale, N.J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

Demuth, K.  1995.  Questions, relatives, and minimal projectionLanguage Acquisition 4, 49-71.

Ziesler, Y,. & Demuth, K.  1995.  Noun class prefixes in Sesotho child-directed speech.  In E. Clark (ed.), Proceedings of the 26th Child Language Research Forum, pp. 137-146.  Stanford University: CSLI.

Demuth, K.  1994.  On the 'underspecification' of functional categories in early grammars.  In B. Lust , M. Suñer, & J. Whitman (eds.), Syntactic Theory and First Language Acquisition:  Cross-Linguistic Perspectives, pp. 119-134.  Hillsdale, N.J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Demuth, K.  1993.  Issues in the acquisition of the Sesotho tonal systemJournal of Child Language 20, 275-301.

Demuth, K.  1992.  Accessing functional categories in Sesotho: Interactions at the morpho-syntax interface.  In J. Meisel (ed.), The Acquisition of Verb Placement:  Functional Categories and V2 Phenomena in Language Development.  Kluwer Academic Publishers:  Dordrecht.  pp. 83-107. 

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

Demuth, K.  1991.  Acquisition of the Sesotho tonal system.  Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 26, 1-31.  Universität zu Köln.

Demuth, K.  1990.  Subject, topic and the Sesotho passiveJournal of Child Language, 17, 67-84.

Demuth, K.  1989.  Problems in the acquisition of grammatical tonePapers & Reports on Child Language Development 28, 81-88. Stanford.  [Reproduced in Occasional Working Papers, Institute for Southern African Studies.  National University of Lesotho: Roma.  1990.] 

Demuth, K.  1988.  Noun classes and agreement in Sesotho acquisition. In M. Barlow & C. Ferguson (eds.), Agreement in Natural Languages: Approaches, Theories and Descriptions.  CSLI:  University of Chicago Press.  pp. 305-321.  

Demuth, K.  1987.  Discourse functions of word order in Sesotho acquisition.  In R. Tomlin (ed.), Coherence and Grounding in Discourse. Proceedings of a Symposium on Discourse, Cognition and Syntax, Eugene, Oregon.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 91-108. 

Demuth, K., & Smith, N.  1987.  The foreign language requirement:  An Alternative ProgramForeign Language Annals 20, 67-77.

Demuth, K.  1986.  Prompting routines in the language socialization of Basotho children.  In B. Schieffelin and E. Ochs (eds.), Language Socialization Across Cultures.  Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  pp. 51-79. 

Demuth, K., Faraclas, N., & Marchese, L.  1986.  Niger-Congo noun class and agreement systems in language acquisition and historical change.  In C. Craig (ed.), Noun Class and CategorizationTypological Studies in Language, vol 7, 453-471. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

Demuth, K., Faraclas, N., & Marchese, L.  1985. Niger-Congo noun class and agreement Systems in Historical and Acquisition Perspective.  In R. Schuh (ed.), Studies in African Linguistics, suppl. 9, 78-82.  UCLA. 

Demuth, K. 1984. The acquisition of pragmatic word order in Sesotho. University of California, Berkeley.

Demuth, K.  1984. Aspects of Sesotho Language Acquisition. Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington.

 

 
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