Selected Publications and Presentations

Valleau, M. J., Konishi, H., Golinkoff, R. M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Arunachalam, S. (2018). An Eye-Tracking Study of Receptive Verb Knowledge in Toddlers. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-17-0363

Horvath, S., McDermott, E., Reilly, K., & Arunachalam, S. (2018). Acquisition of verb meaning from syntactic distribution in preschoolers with ASD. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_LSHSS-STLT1-17-0126

Arunachalam, S., & Luyster, R. J. (2018). Lexical development in young children with ASD: How ASD may affect intake from the input. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 2659-2672. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-RSAUT-18-0024

He, A. X., Luyster, R. J., Hong, S. J., & Arunachalam, S. (2018). Personal pronoun usage in maternal input to infants at high vs. low risk for autism spectrum disorder. First Language. https://doi.org/10.1177/0142723718782634

Arunachalam, S., & Dennis, S. (2018). Semantic detail in the developing verb lexicon: An extension of Naigles and Kako (1993). Developmental Science. Video abstract

Horvath, S., Rescorla, L., & Arunachalam, S. (2018). Semantic features of early verb vocabularies. In K. Syrett & S. Arunachalam (Eds.), Semantics in Acquisition. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Arunachalam, S., & He, A. X. (2018). Children’s acquisition of nouns that denote events. In: A. B. Bertolini & M. J. Kaplan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Arunachalam, S. (2017). Preschoolers’ acquisition of novel verbs in the double object dative. Cognitive Science, 41, 831-854. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12368

He, A. X., & Arunachalam, S. (2017). Word learning mechanisms. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 8, e1435. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcs.1435

Valleau, M. J., & Arunachalam, S. (2017). The effects of linguistic context on visual attention while learning novel verbs. Proceedings of the 41st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Arunachalam, S. (2017). Experimental approaches to understanding non-culmination in infants, children, and adults. Invited talk, TELIC 2017, Workshop on Non-culminating, Irresultative and Atelic Readings of Telic Predicates: Combining Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives. Stuttgart, Germany.

Corriveau, K., Kurkul, K., & Arunachalam, S. (2016). Preschoolers’ preference for syntactic complexity varies by socioeconomic status. Child Development, 87, 1529-1537. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12553

Arunachalam, S. (2016). A new experimental paradigm to study children’s processing of their parent’s unscripted language input. Journal of Memory and Language, 88, 104-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2016.02.001 

Arunachalam, S., Syrett, K., & Chen, Y. (2016). Lexical disambiguation in verb learning: Evidence from the conjoined-subject intransitive frame in English and Mandarin Chinese. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 7, 138. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00138

Syrett, K., & Arunachalam, S. (2016). Young children’s developing expectations about the language of events. In: J. A. Scott & D. Waughtal (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Arunachalam, S., & Luyster, R. (2015). The integrity of lexical acquisition mechanisms in autism spectrum disorders:  A research review. Autism Research, 9, 810-828. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.1590

Kon, M., Göksun, T., Bağci, A., & Arunachalam, S. (2016). Verb acquisition in English and Turkish: The role of processing. In: J. A. Scott & D. Waughtal (Eds.), Online Proceedings Supplement, 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Chita-Tegmark, M., Arunachalam, S., Nelson, C. A., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2015). Eye-tracking measurements of language processing: Developmental differences in children at high risk for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3327-3338. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2495-5

Arunachalam, S. (2015). Argument structure: Relationships between theory and acquisition. In Cognitive Science Perspectives on Verb Representation and Processing (pp. 259-280). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10112-5_12

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2015). Let’s see a boy and a balloon. Argument labels and syntactic frame in verb learning. Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 22, 117-131. https://doi.org/10.1080/10489223.2014.928300

Arunachalam, S. (2015). How do children parse naturalistic input? A new methodology. In: E. Grillo, K. Jepson, & M. LaMendola (Eds.), Online Proceedings Supplement, 39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Arunachalam, S., & Syrett, K. (2014). Specifying event reference in verb learning. In: W. Orman & M. J. Valleau (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pp. 39-50)

Syrett, K., Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2014). Slowly but surely: Adverbs support verb learning in 2-year-olds. Language Learning and Development, 10, 263-278http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2013.840493

Arunachalam, S. (2013). Two-year-olds can begin to acquire verb meanings in socially impoverished contexts. Cognition, 129, 569-573. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2013.08.021 

Arunachalam, S. (2013). Experimental methods for linguists. Language and Linguistics Compass, 7, 221-232.

Arunachalam, S., & Sheline, L. (2013). Verb learning in non-social contexts. In: S. Baiz, N. Goldman, & R. Hawkes (Eds.), BUCLD 37 Online Proceedings Supplement. Retrieved from http://www.bu.edu/bucld/supplementvol37//

Choi, Y., & Arunachalam, S. (2013). Learning manner and path verbs from the Serial Verb Construction in Korean. In: S. Baiz, N. Goldman, & R. Hawkes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 62-73.

Arunachalam, S., Leddon, E. M., Song, H., Lee, Y., & Waxman, S. R. (2013). Doing more with less: Verb learning in Korean-acquiring 24-month-olds. Language Acquisition, 20, 292-304.

Waxman, S. R., Fu, X., Arunachalam, S., Leddon, E., Geraghty, K., & Song, H. (2013). Are nouns learned before verbs? Infants provide insight into a long-standing debate. Child Development Perspectives, 7, 155-159. http://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12032

Arunachalam, S., Escovar, E., Hansen, M. A., & Waxman, S. R. (2013). Out of sight but not out of mind: 21-month-olds use syntactic information to learn verbs even in the absence of a corresponding event. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 417-425.

Sheline, L., & Arunachalam, S. (2013). When the gostak distims the doshes: novel verb learning from novel nouns. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Biennial Meeting, Memphis, TN.

Arunachalam, S., Syrett, K., & Waxman, S. R. (2012). Can adverbs call attention to manner of motion for 2-year-olds learning verbs? In: A. K. Biller, E. Y. Chung, & A. E. Kimball (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Arunachalam, S., & Kothari, A. (2011). An experimental study of Hindi and English perfective interpretation. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 4(1), 27-42.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2011). Grammatical form and semantic context in verb learning. Language Learning and Development, 7, 169-184.

Leddon, E., Arunachalam, S., Gong, H., Wang, L., & Fu, X. (2011). Noun and verb learning in Mandarin-acquiring 24-month-olds. In: Online Proceedings Supplement, 35th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2010). Meaning from syntax: Evidence from 2-year-olds. Cognition, 114, 442–446.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2010). Language and conceptual development. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 548-558.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2010). Specifying the role of linguistic information in verb learning. In: K. Franich, K. Iserman, & L. Keil (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 11-21.

Arunachalam, S., & Kothari, A. (2010). Telicity and event culmination in Hindi perfectives. In: P. M. Bertinetto, A. Korhonen, A. Lenci, A. Melinger, S. Schulte im Walde, & A. Villavicencio (Eds.), Proceedings of Verb 2010, Interdisciplinary Workshop on Verbs: The Identification and Representation of Verb Features, 16-19.