School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Child Language and Cognitive Processes Laboratory

PUBLICATIONS

In Press

Fu, G., Wan, N., Baker, J., Montgomery, J., & Evans, J.L., & J., Gillam, R. (in press). A function-based statistical analysis of fNIRs: which brain areas are significantly involved in syntax? Neuroimage.

Montgomery, J., Gillam, R., & Evans, J.L. (in press). Sentence Comprehension in Children with Specific Language Impairment: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Science Research.

Sanjeevan, T., Mainela-Arnold, E., Alibali, M.W., & Evans, J.L. (in press). Temporal Coordination between speech and manual communicative gestures in children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.

Borovsky, A., Ellis, E., Evans, J.L., & Elman, J. (In press). Semantic density interacts with lexical and sentence processing in infancy. Child Developmental.

Borovsky, A., Ellis, E., Evans, J.L., & Elman, J. E. (in press). Lexical processing in infancy varies according to the semantic structure of vocabulary knowledge. Cognition.

Borovsky, A., Ellis, E., Evans, J.L., & Elman, J. (in press). Lexical leverage: Category knowledge boosts real-time novel word recognition in two year olds. Developmental Science.

2015

Montgomery, J., Evans, J.L., Gillam, R., Sergeev, A., Finney, M. (2015). “Whatdunit?” Developmental Changes in Children’s Syntactically-Based Sentence Interpretation Abilities and Sensitivity to Word Order. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Ellis, E., Borovsky, A., Elman, J. E. & Evans, J.L. (2015). Novel Word Learning: Are 18-Month-Olds Late Talkers Really Different from their Typical Peers? Journal of Communication Disorders, 58, 143-157.

2014

Finney, M.C., Montgomery, J.W., Gillam, R., & Evans, J.L. (2014). Role of Working Memory Storage and Attention Focus Switching in Children’s Comprehension of Spoken Object Relative Sentences. Child Development Research, 14, 1-11.

Mainela-Arnold, E., Alibali, M., Hostetter, A.B., & Evans, J.L. (2014). Gesture-speech integration in children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 49 (6), 761-770.

Brown, T. T., Erhart, M., Avesar, D., Dale, A. M., Halgren, E., & Evans, J.L. (2014). Atypical right hemisphere specialization for object representations in an adolescent with specific language impairment. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8.

Mainela-Arnold, E., & Evans, J.L. (2014). Do statistical segmentation abilities predict lexical-phonological and lexical-semantic abilities in children with and without SLI? Journal of Child Language, 41 (02), 327-351.

2013

Borovsky, A., Burns, E., Elman, J., & Evans, J.L. (2013). Lexical activation during sentence comprehension in Adolescents with History of Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46 (5-6) 413-427.

Coady, J., Mainela-Arnold, E., & Evans, J.L. (2013). Phonological and lexical effects in verbal recall by children with specific language impairments. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 48(2), 144-159.

Ellis Weismer, S., Venker, C., Evans, J.L., & Moyle, M. (2013). Fast Mapping in Late-Talking Toddlers. Applied Psycholinguistics 34(1), 69-89.

2011

Evans, J.L., Selinger, C., and Pollak, S.D. (2011). P300 as a measure of processing capacity in auditory and visual domains in specific language impairment. Brain Research. 1389: 93-102.

Mainela-Arnold, E., Alibali, M.W., Ryan, K., and Evans, J.L. (2011). Knowledge of Mathematical Equivalence in Children with Specific Language Impairment: Insights from Gesture and SpeechLanguage, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 42: 18-30.

2010

Mainela-Arnold, E., Evans, J.L., & Coady, J.A. (2010). Explaining lexical-semantic deficits in specific language impairment: The role of Phonological similarity, phonological working memory, and lexical competition. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 1742-1756.

Coady, J.A., Evans, J.L., and Kluender, K.R. (2010). Role of phonotactic frequency in nonword repetition by children with specific language impairements. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 45: 494-509.

Coady, J.A., Evans, J.L., and Kluender, K.R. (2010). The role of phonotactic frequency in sentence repeition by children with specific language impairments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 53: 1401-1416.

Mainela-Arnold, E., Evans, J.L., and Coady, J.A. (2010). Beyond Capacity Limitations II: Effect of Lexical Processes on Word Recall in Verbal Working Memory Tasks in Children with and without Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 53: 1656-1672.

2009

M.W., Alibali, Evans, J.L., Hostetter, A.B., Ryan, K., and Mainela-Arnold, E. (2009). Gesture-speech integration in narrative discourse: Are children less redundant than adults? Gesture. 9(3): 290-311.

Mainela-Arnold, E., Evans, J.L., and Coady, J. (2009). Lexical Representation in Children with SLI: Evidence from a Frequency Manipulated Gating Task. Journal of Speech Language & Hearing Research. 51: 381-393.

Montgomery, J.W., and Evans, J.L. (2009). Complex Sentence Comprehension and Working Memory in Children With Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 52: 269-288.

Evans, J.L., Saffran, J.R., and Robe-Torres, K. (2009). Statistical Learning in Children With Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 52: 321-335.

2008

Mainela-Arnold, E., Evans, J.L., and Coady, J.A. (2008). Lexical Representations in Children with SLI: Evidence from a Frequency-Manipulated Gating Task. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 51: 381-393.

Coady, J.A., and Evans, J.L. (2008). Uses and interpretations of non-word repetition tasks in children with and without specific language impairments (SLI). International Journal of Language and Communicative Disorders. 43(1): 1-40.

2007

Graf Estes, K., Evans, J.L., Alibali, M.W., and Saffran, J.R. (2007). Can infants map meaning to newly segmented words? Statistical segmentation and word learning. Psychological Science. 18(3): 254-260.

Coady, J., Evans, J.L., Mainela Arnold, E., and Kluender, K. (2007). Children with Specific Language Impairments perceive speech most categorically when tokens are natural and meaningful. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 50: 41-57.

Graf Estes, K., Evans, J.L., and Else-Quest, M. (2007). Differences in nonword repetition performance of children with and without Specific Language Impairment: A meta-analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 50: 177-195.

Moyle, M.J., Weismer, S.E., Evans, J.L., and Lindstrom, M.J. (2007). Longitudinal Relationships Between Lexical and Grammatical Development in Typical and Late-Talking Children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 50: 508-528.

2006

Mainela Arnold, E., Evans, J.L., and Alibali, M.V. (2006). Understanding conservation delays in children with SLI: Task representations revealed in speech and gesture. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 49: 1267-1279.

Montgomery, J., and Evans, J.L. (2006). Commentary on Nonword repetition and word learning: The nature of the relationship by S.E. Gathercole. Applied Psycholinguistics. 27(4): 573-577.

2005

Coady, J.A., Kluender, K.R., and Evans, J.L. (2005). Categorical perception of speech by children with specific language impairments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 48: 944-959.

Mainela-Arnold, E., and Evans, J.L. (2005). Beyond capacity limitations: Determinants of word recall performance on verbal working memory span tasks in children with SLI. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 48: 897-909.

Heilmann, J., Ellis Weismer, S., Evans, J.L., and Hollar, C. (2005). Utility of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory in Identifying Language Abilities of Late-Talking and Typically Developing Toddlersage Impairments. American Journal of Communicative Disorders. 14: 40-50.

2004

Turkstra, L., Gamazon-Wadell, Y., and Evans, J.L. (2004). Traumatic brain injury and postsecondary education. Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. American Speech Language Hearing Association Special Interest Division 2 Newsletter. 14(3): 19-23.

2002

Evans, J.L. (2002). Variability in comprehension strategy use in children with specific language impairments: A Dynamical Systems Account. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 37(2): 95-116.

Evans, J.L., Viele, K., Kass, R., and Tang, F. (2002). Grammatical morphology and perception of synthetic and natural speech in children with specific language impairments. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 45(2): 494-504.

Ellis Weismer, S., and Evans, J.L. (2002). The role of processing limitations in early identification of specific language impairment. Topics in Language Disorders. 22(3): 15-29.

Thordardottir, E.T., Ellis Weismer, S., and Evans, J.L. (2002). Continuity in lexical and morphological development in Icelandic- and English-speaking 2-year-olds. First Language. 22(64): 3-28.

2001

Evans, J.L. (2001). An emergent account of language impairments in children with SLI: Implications for assessment and intervention. Journal of Communication Disorders. 34: 39-54.

Evans, J.L., Alibali, M., and McNeil, N. (2001). Divergence of verbal expression and embodied knowledge : Evidence from speech and gesture in children with specific language impairment. Language and Cognitive Processes. 16: 309-331.

Abbeduto, L., Evans, J.L., and Dolan, T. (2001). Progress in understanding language and communication problems in mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Journal of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. 7: 45-55.

2000

McNeil, N., Alibali, M., and Evans, J.L. (2000). The role of gesture in children’s language comprehension: Now they need it, now they don’t. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 24(2): 131-150.

1999

Evans, J.L., and Miller, J. (1999). Language sample analysis in the 21st century. Seminars in Speech, Language, and Hearing. 20(2): 101-116.

Evans, J.L., MacWhinney, B., and , (1999). Sentence processing strategies in children with expressive and expressive-receptive specific language impairments. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. 34(2): 117-134.

1997

Evans, J.L., Viele, K., and Kass, R. (1997). Response latency and Verbal Complexity: Stochastic Models of Individual Differences in Children with Specific Language Impairments. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 40: 754-764.

1996

Evans, J.L. (1996). Plotting the complexities of language sample analysis: Linear and nonlinear dynamical models of assessment. In K.N. Cole, P.S. Dale et al. (Eds.). Assessment of communication and language, Volume 6. Communication and language intervetnion series (pp. 207-256). Baltimore: P.H. Brookes.. : Brookes Publishing, 1996.

Evans, J.L. (1996). SLI subgroups: Interaction between discourse constraints and morpho-syntactic deficits. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 39: 655-660.

1993

Craig, H., and Evans, J.L. (1993). Pragmatics and SLI: Within group variations in discourse behavior. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 36: 777-789.

1992

Feldman, H., Evans, J.L., Brown, R., and Wareham, N. (1992). Early language abilities of children with periventricular leukomalacia with and without developmental delays. American Journal of Mental Retardation. 97(2): 222-234.

Evans, J.L., and Craig, H. (1992). Language sampling collection and analysis: Interview compared to freeplay assessment contexts. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 35: 343-353.

1991

Craig, H., and Evans, J.L. (1991). Turn Exchange behaviors of children with normally developing language: The influence of gender. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 34: 866-879.

Craig, H., Evans, J.L., Meisels, S., and Plunkett, J. (1991). Linguistic production abilities of 3-year-old children born premature with low birth weight. Journal of Early Intervention. 15(4): 326-337.

1989

Craig, H., and Evans, J.L. (1989). Turn exchange characteristics of SLI children’s simultaneous and nonsimultaneous speech. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 54: 334-347.