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Beier, J. S., Over, H., & Carpenter, M. (in press). Young children help others to achieve their social goals. Developmental Psychology.

Cacchione, T., Hrubesch, C., & Call, J. (in press). Apes’ tracking of objects and collections. Swiss Journal of Psychology.

Carpenter, M. & Call, J. (in press). How joint is the joint attention of apes and human infants? In H. S. Terrace, & J. Metcalfe (Eds.), Agency and joint attention. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hribar, A., Sonesson, G. & Call, J. (in press).  From sign to action. Studies in chimpanzee pictorial competence. Semiotica.

Ibbotson, P., and Tomasello, M. (in press). Language in a new key. Scientific American.

Junge, B., Theakston, A., Lieven, E. & Tomasello, M. (in press). given-New/new-Given? Children’s sensitivity to the ordering of information in complex sentences. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Kanngiesser, P., & Hood, B.M. (in press). Not by labour alone: Considerations for value influence ownership transfers following the investment of labour. Cognitive Science.

Kinzler, K., & Vaish, A. (in press). Political infants? Developmental origins of the negativity bias. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary]

Lieven, E. (in press). Language development in a cross-linguistic context. In M. Kail, M. Fayol & M. Hickmann (Eds.), First and second language acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lieven, E. (in press) Language acquisition as a cultural process. In P. J. Richerson, & M. H. Christiansen (Eds.), Cultural evolution: Society, technology, language, and religion. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Lieven, E. (in press) Appendix: Developmental issues In P. J. Richerson, & M. H. Christiansen (Eds.), Cultural evolution: Society, technology, language, and religion. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Lieven, E. & Stoll, S. (in press) Early communicative development in two cultures.  Human Development.

Martin-Ordas, G., Atance, C.M. & Call, J. (in press).  Recall in tool-use tasks in children and apes:  The role of the information at encoding.  Memory.

Moll, H., & Tomasello, M. (in press). Social cognition in the second year of life. In A. Leslie & T. German (Eds.), Handbook of Theory of Mind. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Moll, H., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (in press). Two- and three-year-olds know what others have and have not heard. Journal of Cognition and Development.

Moore, R. (in press). Ontogenetic constraints on Paul Grice's theory of communication. In Danielle Matthews (Ed.), Pragmatic Development. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Moore, R. (in press). Teaching and social learning in chimpanzees. Biology and Philosophy.

Rossano, F. (in press). Sequence organization and timing of bonobo mother-infant interactions. Interaction Studies.

Schmerse, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). Discourse Particles and Belief Reasoning: The Case of German doch. Journal of Semantics.

Schulze, C., Grassmann, S., & Tomasello, M. (in press). 3-year-old children make relevance inferences in indirect verbal communication. Child Development.

Tomasello, M. & Moll, H. (in press). Why Don't Apes Understand False Beliefs? In M. Banaji & S.Gelman (Eds.), The development of social cognition.

Tomasello, M. (in press). A natural history of human thinking. Harvard University Press.

Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (in press). The early ontogeny of human cooperation and morality. In M. Killen, & J. G. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Development. Routledge.

van der Goot, M., Liszkowski, U., & Tomasello, M. (in press). Differences in the nonverbal requests of great apes and human infants. Child Development.

Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (in press). The developmental and evolutionary origins of human helping and sharing. In W. Graziano, & D. Schroeder (Eds.), Handbook of Prosocial Behavior. Oxford University Press.

Wobber, V., Hare, B., Herrmann, E., Wrangham, R., & Tomasello, M. (in press). Differences in the early cognitive development of children and great apes. Developmental Psychobiology.



Abramson, J.Z., Hernández-Lloreda, M.V., Call, J., & Colmenares, F. (2013).  Experimental evidence of action imitation in killer whales (Orcinus orca).  Animal Cognition 16, 11–22. [pdf]

Abramson, J.Z., Hernández-Lloreda, M.V., Call, J. & Colmenares, F. (2013).  Relative quantity judgments in the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).  Behavioural Processes, 96, 11–19. [pdf]

Allritz, M., Call, J. & Tennie, C. (2013).  Food washing and placer mining in captive great apes.  Primates, 54, 361–270. [pdf]

Bannard, C., Klinger, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013). How selective are 3-year-olds in imitating novel linguistic material? Developmental Psychology (online first). [pdf]

Bräuer, J., Keckeisen, M., Pitsch, A., Kaminski, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013).  Domestic dogs conceal auditory but not visual information from each others. Animal Cognition, 16, 351–359. [pdf]

Bräuer, J., Bös, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) coordinate their actions in a problem-solving task. Animal Cognition, 16(2), 273–285. [pdf]

Brownell, C., Svetlova, M., & Nichols, S. (2013). Converging developments in prosocial behavior and self-other understanding in the second year of life: The second social-cognitive revolution. In M. Banaji, & S. Gelman (Eds.), Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us (pp. 385–390). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Brownell, C., Svetlova, M., Anderson, R., Nichols, S., & Drummond, J. (2013). Socialization of early prosocial behavior: Parents’ talk about emotions is associated with sharing and helping in toddlers. Infancy, 18(1), 91–119. [pdf]

Brownell, C., Iesue, S., Nichols, S., & Svetlova, M. (2013). Mine or yours? Development of sharing in toddlers in relation to ownership understanding. Child Development, 84(3), 906–920. [pdf]

Bullinger, A.F., Burkart, M., Melis, A.P., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Bonobos, Pan paniscus, chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, and marmosets, Callithrix jacchus, prefer to feed alone. Animal Behaviour, 85(1), 51–60. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Can domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) use referential emotional expressions to locate hidden food? Animal Cognition, 16(1), 137–145. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., Zmyj, N., Daum, M. M., & Carpenter, M. (2013). Selective imitation of in-group over out-group members in 14-month-old infants. Child Development, 84(2), 422–428. [pdf]

Cacchione, T., Hubresch, C., & Call, J. (2013).  Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) quantify split solid objects. Animal Cognition 16(1), 1–10. [pdf]

Carpenter, M., Uebel, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Being mimicked increases prosocial behavior in 18-month-old infants. Child Development, 84(5), 1511–1518. [pdf]

Cohen, E., & Haun, D.B.M. (2013). The development of tag-based cooperation via a socially acquired trait. Evolution & Human Behavior, 34(3), 230–235. [pdf]

Darusman, H.S., Sajuthi, D., Kalliokoski, O., Jacobsen, K.R., Call, J., Schapiro, S.J., Gjedde, A., Abelson, K.S.P., & Hau, J. (2013). Correlations between serum levels of beta amyloid, cerebrospinal levels of tau and phospho tau, and delayed response tasks in young and aged cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis).  Journal of Medical Primatology 42(3), 137–146. [pdf]

Engelmann, J. M., Over, H., Herrmann, E., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Young children care more about their reputation with ingroup members and potential reciprocators. Developmental Science, 16(6), 552–558. [pdf]

Grosse, G., Scott-Phillips, T., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Three-year-olds hide their communicative intentions in appropriate contexts. Developmental Psychology (online first).

Grossmann, T., Vaish, A., Franz, J., Schroeder, R., Stoneking, M., et al. (2013). Emotional voice processing: Investigating the role of genetic variation in the serotonin transporter across development. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68377. [pdf]

Halina, M., Rossano, F., & Tomasello, M. (2013). The ontogenetic ritualization of bonobo gestures. Animal Cognition, 16(4), 653–666. [pdf]

Hamann, K., Bender, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Meritocratic sharing is based on collaboration in 3-year-olds. Developmental Psychology (online first). [pdf]

Haun, D.B.M., van Leeuwen, E. J.C., & Edelson, M. G. (2013). Majority influence in children and other animals. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience  3, 61–71. [pdf]

Hepach, R., & Westermann, G. (2013). Infants' sensitivity to the congruence of others' emotions and actions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115(1), 16–29. [pdf]

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). A new look at children’s prosocial motivation. Infancy, 18(1), 67–90. [pdf]

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Young children sympathize less in response to unjustified emotional distress. Developmental Psychology 49(6), 1132–1138. [pdf]

Herrmann, E., Keupp, S., Hare, B., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Direct and indirect reputation formation in non-human great apes (Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus) and human children (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127(1), 63–75. [pdf]

F. Liedtke, & C. Schulze (Eds.). (2013). Beyond Words. Content, context, and inference. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter.

Ibbotson, P., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2013). The communicative contexts of grammatical aspect use in English. Journal of Child Language (online first), 1–19. [pdf]

Ibbotson, P., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2013). The attention-grammar interface: Eye-gaze cues structural choice in children and adults. Cognitive Linguistics, 24(3), 457–481. [pdf]

Jensen, K., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Chimpanzee responders still behave like rational maximizers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(20), E1837. [pdf]

Kaminski, J., Pitsch, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Dogs steal in the dark. Animal Cognition, 16(3), 385–394. [pdf]

Liebal, K., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Young children’s understanding of cultural common ground. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31(1), 88–96. [pdf]

Manrique H.M., Völter C.J., & Call J. (2013). Repeated innovation in great apes. Animal Behaviour 85(1), 195–202. [pdf]

Martin-Ordas, G. & Call, J. (2013).  Episodic memory:  A comparative approach.  Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, article 63. [pdf]

Melis, A., Altrichter, K., Schneider, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013).  Allocation of resources to collaborators and free-riders by 3-year-olds. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114(2), 364–370. [pdf]

Melis, A.P., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Chimpanzees’ (Pan troglodytes) strategic helping in a collaborative task. Biology Letters, 9: 20130009. [pdf]

Menzel, C., Fowler, A., Tennie, C. & Call, J. (2013).  Leaf surface roughness elicits leaf swallowing behavior in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and Bonobos (P. paniscus), but not in Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) or Orangutans (Pongo abelii).  International Journal of Primatology, 34, 533-553. [pdf]

Mitani, J. C., Call, J., Kappeler, P. M., Palombit, R. A., & Silk, J. B. (Eds.). (2012). The evolution of primate societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Moll, H., Meltzoff, A., Merzsch, K., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Taking versus confronting perspectives in preschool childen. Developmental Psychology, 49(4), 646–654. [pdf]

Moore, R. (2013). Evidence and interpretation in great ape gestural communication. In M. L. Cappuccio (Ed.), Pointing: Where Embodied Cognition Meets the Symbolic Mind. HumanaMente, 24(1). Pisa: ETS.

Moore, R. (2013). Imitation and conventional communication. Biology and Philosophy 28(3), 481–500. [pdf]

Moore, R., Liebal, K. & Tomasello, M. (2013). Three-year-olds understand communicative intentions without language, gestures, or gaze. Interaction Studies, 14(1), 62–80. [pdf]

Over, H., & Carpenter, M. (2013). The social side of imitation. Child Development Perspectives, 7(1), 6–11. [pdf]

Over, H., Carpenter, M., Spears, R., & Gattis, M. (2013). Children selectively trust individuals who have imitated them. Social Development, 22(2), 215–425. [pdf]

Péron, F., John, M., Sapowicz, S., Bovet, D., & Pepperberg, I. M. (2013). A study of sharing and reciprocity in grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus). Animal Cognition, 16(2), 197–210. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., & Schmidt, M. F. H. (2013). The early ontogeny of social norms. Child Development Perspectives, 7(1), 17–21. [pdf]

Salomo, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Children's ability to answer different types of questions. Journal of Child Language, 40(2), 469–491. [pdf]

Scheider, L., Kaminski, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013).  Do domestic dogs interpret pointing as a command? Animal Cognition 16(3), 361–372. [pdf]

Schmelz, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2013).  Chimpanzees predict that a competitor's preference will match their own. Biology Letters 9(1): 20120829. [pdf]

Schmerse, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Error patterns in young German children's wh-questions. Journal of Child Language 40(3), 656–671. [pdf]

Schmidt, M. F. H., Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Young children understand and defend the entitlements of others. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 930–944. [pdf]

Schmitt, V., Kröger, I., Zinner, D., Call, J., & Fischer, J. (2013). Monkeys perform as well as apes and humans in a size discrimination task. Animal Cognition (online first). [pdf]

Schulze, C. (2013). Relevance inferences in young children: 3-year-olds understand a speaker’s indirectly expressed social intention. In F. Liedtke, & C. Schulze (Eds.), Beyond Words. Content, context, and inference (pp. 109–119). Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter.

Sommerville, J. A., Schmidt, M. F. H., Yun, J., & Burns, M. (2013). The development of fairness expectations and prosocial behavior in the second year of life. Infancy 18(1), 40–66. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., & Vaish, A. (2013). Origins of human cooperation and morality. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 231–255. [pdf]

van Leeuwen, E.J.C., & Haun, D.B.M. (2013). Conformity in nonhuman primates: fad or fact? Evolution and Human Behavior, 34(1), 1–7. [pdf]

Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Parental presence and encouragement do not influence helping in young children. Infancy, 18(3), 345–368. [pdf]

Warneken, F. & Tomasello, M. (2013). The emergence of contingent reciprocity in young children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 338–350. [pdf]

Wittig, M., Jensen, K., & Tomasello, M. (2013). 5-year-olds understand fair as equal in a mini-ultimatum game. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 324–337. [pdf]

Wyman, E., Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Non-verbal communication enables children’s coordination  in a “Stag Hunt” game. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10(5), 597–610.



Acerbi, A., Jacquet, P. O., & Tennie, C. (2012). Behavioral constraints and the evolution of faithful social learning. Current Zoology, 58(2), 307–318. [pdf]

Albiach-Serrano, A., Bräuer, J., Cacchione, T., Zickert, N., & Amici, F. (2012) The effect of domestication and ontogeny in swine cognition (Sus scrofa scrofa and S. s. domestica). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 141(1–2), 25–35. [pdf]

Albiach-Serrano, A., Call, J., & Barth, J. (2012). Erratum: Great apes track hidden objects after changes in the objects' position and in subject's orientation. American Journal of Primatology, 74(10), 967. [pdf]

Albiach-Serrano, A., Bugnyar, T., & Call, J. (2012).  Apes (Gorilla Gorilla, Pan paniscus, P. troglodytes, Pongo abelii) vs. corvids (Corvus corax, C. corone) in a support task:  The effect of pattern and functionality. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 126(4), 355–367. [pdf]

Amici, F., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2012). Aversion to violation of expectations of food distribution: The role of social tolerance and relative dominance in seven primate species. Behaviour, 149(3–4), 345–368. [pdf]

Amici, F., Barney, B., Johnson, V. E., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2012). A modular mind? A test using individual data from seven primate species. PLoS One, 7(12): e51918. [pdf]

Bannard, C., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Can we dissociate contingency learning from social learning in word acquisition by 24-month-olds? PLoS ONE, 7(11): e49881. [pdf]

Behne, T., Liszkowski, U., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Twelve-month-olds' comprehension and production of pointing. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 30(3), 359–375. [pdf]

Beier, J. S, & Spelke, E. S. (2013). Infants’ Developing Understanding of Social Gaze. Child Development, 83(2), 486–496. [pdf]

Bräuer, J., & Hanus, D. (2012). Fairness in non-human primates? Social Justice Research, 25(3), 256–276. [pdf]

Bräuer, J. (2012). In defence of dogs. Why dogs need our understanding. Animal Welfare, 21(3), 442–443. [pdf]

Brownell, C., Svetlova, M., & Nichols, S. (2012). Emergence and early development of the body image. In V. Slaughter, & C. Brownell, (Eds.) Early development of body representations (pp. 37–58).  Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Bourjade, M., Thierry, B., Call, J., & Dufour, V. (2012). Are monkeys able to plan for future exchange? Animal Cognition, 15(5), 783–795. [pdf]

Butler, L. P., & Markman, E.M. (2012). Preschoolers use intentional and pedagogical cues to guide inductive inferences and exploration. Child Development, 83(4), 1416–1428. [pdf]

Butler, L. P., & Markman, E. M. (2012). Finding the cause: Verbal framing helps children extract causal evidence embedded in a complex scene. Journal of Cognition & Development, 13(1), 38–66. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., Schütte, S., Carpenter, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2012).  Great apes infer others’ goals based on context. Animal Cognition, 15(6), 1037–1053. [pdf]

Call, J. (2012). Seeking information in non-human animals: weaving a metacognitive web. In M. J. Beran, J. L. Brandl, J. Perner, & J. Proust (Eds.), Foundations of metacognition (pp. 62–75). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Call, J., & Hribar, A. (2012). Great apes’ strategies for locating hidden objects in small-scale space. Cognitive Processing, 13(S1), S16–S17. [pdf]

Call, J., & Santos, L. R. (2012). Understanding other minds. In J. C. Mitani, & J. Call (Eds.), The
evolution of primate societies (pp. 664–681). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Carpenter, M. (2012). Joint attention in humans and animals. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning (pp. 1663–1664). New York: Springer.

Close, J., & Pothos, E. M. (2012). "Object Categorization: Reversals and Explanations of the Basic-Level Advantage" (Rogers & Patterson, 2007): A simplicity account. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(8), 1615–1632.

Cohen, E. (2012). The evolution of tag-based cooperation in humans: the case for accent. Current Anthropology, 53(5), 588–616. [pdf]

Crockford, C., Wittig, R.M., Mundry, R., & Zuberbühler, K. (2012). Wild chimpanzees inform ignorant group members of danger. Current Biology, 22(2), 142–146. [pdf]

Cronin, K. A. (2012). Cognitive aspects of prosocial behavior in nonhuman primates. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning. Part 3 (2nd ed., pp. 581–583). Berlin: Springer.

Cronin, K. A., & Sanchez, A. (2012). Social dynamics and cooperation: The case of nonhuman primates and its implications for human behavior. Advances in complex systems, 15(1): 1250066. [pdf]

Curé, C., Nicolas Mathevon, N., Mundry, R., & Aubin, T. (2012). Acoustic cues used for species recognition can differ between sexes and between sibling species: evidence in shearwaters. Animal Behaviour, 84(1), 239–250. [pdf]

Decety, J., & Svetlova, M. (2012). Putting together phylogenetic and ontogenetic perspectives on empathy. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(1), 1–24. [pdf]

Deschner, T., Fuller, B. T., Oelze, V. M., Boesch, C., Hublin, J.-J., Mundry, R., Richards, M. P., Ortmann, S., & Hohmann, G. (2012). Identification of energy consumption and nutritional stress by isotopic and elemental analysis of urine in bonobos (Pan paniscus). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26, 69–77. [pdf]

Engelmann, J. M., Herrmann, E., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Five-year olds, but not chimpanzees, attempt to manage their reputations. PLoS ONE 7(10): e48433. [pdf]

Fletcher, G., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Differences in cognitive processes underlying the collaborative activities of children and chimpanzees. Cognitive Development, 27(2), 136–153. [pdf]

Gampe, A., Liebal, K., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Eighteen-month-olds learn novel words through overhearing. First Language, 32(3), 385–397. [pdf]

Goffe, A.S., Blasse, A., Mundry, R., Leendertz, F.H., & Calvignac-Spencer, S. (2012). Detection of retroviral super-infection from non-invasive samples. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36570. [pdf]

Grassmann, S., Kaminski, J., & Tomasello, M. (2012). How two word-trained dogs integrate pointing and naming. Animal Cognition, 15(4), 657–665. [pdf]

Gretscher, H., Haun, D. B. M., Liebal, K., & Kaminski, J. (2012). Orang-utans rely on orientation cues and egocentric rules when judging others’ perspectives in a competitive food task. Animal Behaviour, 84(2), 323–331. [pdf]

Grosse, G., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Two-year-old children differentiate test questions from genuine questions. Journal of Child Language, 39(1), 192–204. [pdf]

Hamann, K., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Children’s developing commitments to joint goals. Child Development, 83(1), 137–145. [pdf]

Haun, D.B.M., Rekers, Y., & Tomasello M. (2012). Majority-biased transmission in chimpanzees and human children, but not orangutans. Current Biology, 22(8), 727–731. [pdf]

Head, J., Robbins, M. M., Mundry, R., Makaga, L., & Boesch, C. (2012). Remote video-camera traps measure habitat use and competitive exclusion among sympatric chimpanzee, gorilla and elephant in Loango National Park, Gabon. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 28(6), 571–583. [pdf]

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Young children are intrinsically motivated to see others helped. Psychological Science, 23(9), 967–972. [pdf]

Herrmann, E. & Tomasello, M. (2012). Human cultural cognition. In  J. C. Mitani, J. Call, P. M. Kappeler, R. A. Palombit, & J. B. Silk (Eds.), The Evolution of Primate Societies ( pp. 701–714) Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Herrmann, E., & Call, J. (2012).  Are there geniuses among the apes?  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B (Biological Sciences), 367(1603), 2753–2761. [pdf]

Hesler, N., Mundry, R., Sacher, T., Coppack, T., Bairlein, F., & Dabelsteen, T. (2012). Song repertoire size correlates with measures of body size in Eurasian blackbirds. Behaviour, 149(6), 645–665. [pdf]

Hribar, A., Haun, D. B. M., & Call, J. (2012). Children’s reasoning about spatial relational similarity: The effect of alignment and relational complexity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 111(3), 490–500. [pdf]

Ibbotson, P., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Semantics of the transitive construction: Prototype Effects and Developmental comparisons. Cognitive Science, 36(7), 1268–1288. [pdf]

Ibbotson, P., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Analogical mapping in construction learning. In P. Robinson (Ed.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition (pp. 21–22). Abingdon: Routledge.
Janzen, G., Haun, D. B. M., & Levinson, S.C. (2012). Tracking down abstract linguistic meaning: neural correlates of spatial frame of reference ambiguities in language. PLoS One, 7(2): e30657. [pdf]

Junker, J., Blake, S., Boesch, C., Campbell, G., du Toit, L., Duvall, C., Ekobo, A., Etoga, G., Galat-Luong, A., Gamys, J., Ganas-Swaray, J., Gatti, S., Ghiurghi, A., Granier, N., Hart, J., Head, J., Herbinger, I., Hicks, T.C., Huijbregts, B., Imong, I.S., Kuempel, N., Lahm, S., Lindsell, J., Maisels, F., McLennan, M., Martinez, L., Morgan, B., Morgan, D., Mulindahabi, F., Mundry, R., N’Goran, K.P., Normand, E., Ntongho, A., Okon, D.T., Petre, C.-A., Plumptre, A., Rainey, H., Regnaut, S., Sanz, C., Stokes, E., Tondossama, A., Tranquilli, S., Sunderland-Groves, J., Walsh, P., Warren, Y., Williamson, ElA, & Hjalmar S. Kuehl (2012). Recent decline in suitable environmental conditions for African great apes. Diversity and Distributions, 18(11), 1077–1091. [pdf]

Kaiser, I., Jensen, K., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2012).  Theft in an ultimatum game: chimpanzees and bonobos are insensitive to unfairness.  Biology Letters, 8(6), 942–945. [pdf]

Kaminski, J., Schulz, L., & Tomasello, M. (2012). How dogs know when communication is intended for them. Developmental Science, 15(2), 222–232. [pdf]

Kano, F., Call, J., & Tomonaga, M. (2012).  Face and eye scanning in gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), orangutans (Pongo abelii), and humans (Homo sapiens): Unique eye-viewing patterns in humans among hominids. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 126(4), 388–398. [pdf]

Karg, K., & Sen, S. (2012). Gene × Environment interaction models in psychiatric genetics. Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, 12, 441–462.

Kirchhofer, K., Zimmermann, F., Kaminski, J., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Dogs (Canis familiaris), but not chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), understand imperative pointing. PLoS One, 7(2): e30913. [pdf]

Kirschner, S. (2012). Skip the age of playback. Emotion Review, 4(3), 285–286. [pdf]

Krajewski, G., Lieven, E. V. M., & Theakston, A. L. (2012). Productivity of a Polish child's inflectional noun morphology: a naturalistic study. Morphology, 22(1), 9–34. [pdf]

Kulik, L., Muniz, L., Mundry, R., & Widdig, A. (2012). Patterns of interventions and the effect of coalitions and sociality on male fitness. Molecular Ecology, 21(3), 699–714. [pdf]

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Kaminski, J., Nitzschner, M., Wobber, V., Tennie, C., Bräuer, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Do dogs distinguish rational from irrational acts? Animal Behaviour, 81(1), 195-203. [pdf]

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Stumper, B., Bannard, C., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2011). ‘Frequent frames' in German child-directed speech:  A limited cue to grammatical categories. Cognitive Science 35(6), 1190-1205. [pdf]

Surbeck, M., Mundry, R., & Hohmann, G. (2011). Mothers matter! Maternal support, dominance status, and mating success in male bonobos (Pan paniscus). Proceedings of the Royal Society Biology, 278, 590-598. [pdf]

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Tomasello, M. (2011). Language development. In U. Goswami (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of childhood cognitive development (pp. 239–257). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tomasello, M. (2011). Ernst von Glasersfeld: Some "Partial Memories". Constructivist Foundations, 6, 166-167.

Tomasello, M. & Call, J. (2011). Methodological challenges in the study of primate cognition. Science, 334, 1227–1228. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., & Moll, H. (2011). Replik auf die Kommentare. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 59(1), 164-169.

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Young children's responses to guilt displays. Developmental Psychology, 47(5), 1248-1262. [pdf]

Vaish, A., Demir, O. E., & Baldwin, D. (2011). Thirteen- and 18-month-old infants recognize when they need referential information. Social Development. 20(3), 431-449. [pdf]

Vaish, A., Missana, M., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Three-year-old children intervene in third-party moral transgressions. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29(1), 124-130. [pdf]

Warneken, W., Lohse, K., Melis, A.P., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Young children share the spoils after after collaboration. Psychological Science, 22(2) 267–273. [pdf]

Wobber, V., & Kaminski, J. (2011). What do Dogs Understand About Human Communicative Signals? A Novel Synthesis. In V. de Giovine (Ed.), Dogs: Biology, Behavior, and Health Disorders (pp. 93–109). Nova Press.

Wyman, E., and Rakoczy, H. (2011).  Social conventions, institutions and human uniqueness: Lessons from children and chimpanzees.  In: W. Welsch, W. Singer, & A. Wunder (Eds.). Interdisciplinary Anthropology (pp. 131–156). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. [pdf]



Abbot-Smith, K. & Tomasello, M. (2010). The influence of frequency and semantic similarity on how children learn grammar. First Language, 30, 1, 79-101. [pdf]

Albiach-Serrano, A., Call, J. & Barth, J. (2010). Great apes track hidden objects after changes in the objects’ position and in subject’s orientation. American Journal of Primatology, 72, 349-359. [pdf]

Amici, F., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2010). Monkeys and apes: are their cognitive skills really so different? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 143, 188-197. [pdf]

Bickel, B., Rai, M., Paudyal, N. P., Banjade, G., Gaenszle, M., Lieven, E., Rai, N. K., & Stoll, S. (2010). The syntax of three-argument verbs in Chintang and Belhare (Southeastern Kiranti) (pp 382-408). In A. Malchukov, M. Haspelmath & B. Comrie (Eds.), Studies in ditransitive constructions. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Boos, K., Gutow L., Mundry R., & Franke H.-D. (2010). Sediment preference and burrowing behaviour in the sympatric brittlestars Ophiura albida Forbes, 1839 and Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 393, 176–181. [pdf]

Brandt, S., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Development of word order in German complement-clause constructions: Effects of input frequencies, lexical items, and discourse function. Language 86(3), 583–610. [pdf]

Cacchione, T., & Call, J. (2010).  Intuitions about gravity and solidity in great apes: The tubes task.  Developmental Science, 12, 2, 320-330. [pdf]

Cacchione, T., & Call, J. (2010). Do gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) fail to represent objects in the context of cohesion violations? Cognition, 116, 193–203. [pdf]

Call, J. (2010). Do apes know that they can be wrong? Animal Cognition, 13, 689–700. [pdf]

Carpenter, M. (2010). Social cognition and social motivations in infancy. In U. Goswami (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of childhood cognitive development, 2nd ed. (pp. 106–128). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chan, A., Meints, K., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010).  Young children's comprehension of English SVO revisited: Testing the same children in act-out and intermodal preferential looking tasks. Cognitive Development, 25, 30-45. [pdf]

Cheney D. L., Moscovice L. R, Heesen M., Mundry R., & Seyfarth R.M. (2010). Contingent cooperation between wild female baboons. PNAS, 107, 9562–9566. [pdf]

Cohen, E. (2010). Anthropology of knowledge. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16, S193–S202. [pdf]

Grassmann, S. & Tomasello, M. (2010). Young children follow pointing over words in interpreting acts of reference. Developmental Science, 13, 1, 252-263. [pdf]

Grassmann, S. & Tomasello, M. (2010). Prosodic stress on a word directs 24-month-olds’ attention to a contextually new referent. Journal of Pragmatics 42(11), 3098–3105. [pdf]

Greenberg, J. R., Hamann, K., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Chimpanzee helping in collaborative and non-collaborative contexts. Animal Behaviour, 80, 873–880. [pdf]

Grosse, G., Moll, H., & Tomasello, M. (2010). 21-month-olds understand the cooperative logic of requests. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(11), 3377–3383. [pdf]

Grosse, G., Behne, T., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Infants communicate in order to be understood. Developmental Psychology, 46(6), 1710–1722. [pdf]

Hare, B., Rosati, A., Kaminski, J., Bräuer, J., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2010) The Domestication Hypothesis for Dogs' Skills with Human Communication: A Response to Udell et al. (2008) and Wynne et al. (2008). Animal Behaviour, 79, 2, e1-e6. [pdf]

Herrmann, E., Hare, B., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Differences in the cognitive skills of bonobos and chimpanzees. PLoS ONE, 5(8), e–12438. [pdf]

Herrmann, E., Hernandez-Lloreda, M.V., Call, J., Hare, B. & Tomasello, M. (2010). The structure of individual differences in the cognitive abilities of children and chimpanzees. Psychological Science, 21, 102-110. [pdf]

Hohmann, G., Potts, K., N’Guessan, A., Fowler, A., Mundry, R., Ganzhorn, J. U., & Ortmann, S. (2010). Plant Foods Consumed by Pan: Exploring the variation of nutritional ecology across Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 141, 476–485. [pdf]

Jensen, K., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Punishment. In M. Breed & J. Moore (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Academic Press.

Kaminski, J., & Emery, N. E. (2010). Comparative social cognition and theory of mind. In S. J. Wood (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Oxford: Elsevier.

Kanngiesser, P. & Call, J. (in press). Bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orang utans use feature and spatial cues in two spatial memory tasks. Animal Cognition, 13, 419-430. [pdf]

Kidd, E., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Lexical frequency and exemplar-based learning effects in language acquisition: evidence from sentential complements. Language Science, 32, 132-142. [pdf]

Kirschner, S., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Joint music making promotes prosocial behavior in 4-year-old children. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31(5), 354–364. [pdf]

Krachun, C., Carpenter, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2010). A new change-of-contents false belief test: Children and chimpanzees compared. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 145–165. [pdf]

Lenz, A., Skachek, S., Hamann, K., Steinwender, J., Pipe, A. G., & Melhuish, C. (2010). The BERT2 infrastructure: An integrated system for the study of human-robot interaction.(pp 346-351). Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots.

Liebal, K. (2010). Infants’ and young children’s understanding of common ground and markedness in communication. Leipzig Series in Brain, Cognition, and Language, 11.

Liebal, K., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Infants’ use of shared experience in declarative pointing. Infancy, 15(5), 545–556. [pdf]

Lieven, E. (2010). Commentary on bilingual language acquisition: Where does the difference lie? Human Development, 53(5), 256-263.

Lieven, E. (2010). Input and first language acquisition: Evaluating the role of frequency. Lingua, 120, 2546–2556 [pdf]

Marín Manrique, H., Gross, A. N., & Call, J. (2010). Great apes select tools on the basis of their rigidity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36(4), 409-422. [pdf]

Martin-Ordas, G., Haun, D., Colmenares, F. & Call, J. (2010). Keeping track of time: evidence for episodic-like memory in great apes. Animal Cognition, 13, 331-340. [pdf]

Matthews, D., & Bannard, C. (2010). Children’s production of unfamiliar word sequences is predicted by positional variability and latent classes in a large sample of child directed speech. Cognitive Science, 34(3), 465–488. [pdf]

Matthews, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010). What’s in a manner of speaking?  Children’ sensitivity to partner-specific referential precedents. Developmental Psychology, 46, 749–760. [pdf]

Melis, A. P., & Semmann, D. (2010). How is human cooperation different?  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 365, 2663–2674. [pdf]

Melis, A.P., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2010). 36-month-olds conceal visual and auditory information from others. Developmental Science, 13, 3, 479-489. [pdf]

Melis, A. P., Warneken, F., & Hare, B. (2010). Collaboration and helping in chimpanzees. In The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Ecological and Experimental Perspectives. University of Chicago Press.

Moll, H., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Infant cognition. Current Biology, 20, R872–R875. [pdf]

Moore, R. (2010). Review of Raymond Tallis: Michelangelo’s Finger: An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17(5), 238–243. [pdf]

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Potì, P., Kanngiesser, P., Saporiti, M., Amiconi, A., Bläsing, B. & Call, J. (2010). Searching in the middle – Capuchins’ and Bonobos’ behavior during a spatial search task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 92-109. [pdf]

Pyykkönen, P., Matthews, D., & Järvikivi, J. (2010). Verb semantics affects children’s pronoun comprehension: Evidence form eye-movements. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25(1), 115–129. [pdf]

Ros R., Lemaignan S., Sisbot E. A., Alami R., Steinwender J., Hamann K., & Warneken F. (2010). Which one? Grounding the referent based on efficient human-robot interaction. Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN).

Quillfeldt, P., Poisbleau, M., Mundry, R., & Masello, J. F. (2010). Are acoustical parameters of begging call elements of thin-billed prions related to chick condition? Acta Ethologica, 13, 1–9. [pdf]

Rabanal, L. I., Kuehl, H. S., Mundry, R., Robbins, M. M., & Boesch, C. (2010). Oil prospecting and its impact on large rainforest mammals in Loango National Park, Gabon. Biological Conservation, 143, 1017–1024. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., Hamann, K., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Bigger knows better? Young children selectively learn rule games from adults rather than from peers. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28, 785–798. [pdf]

Ros, R., Sisbot, E. A., Alami, R., Steinwender, J., Hamann, K., & Warneken, F. (2010). Solving Ambiguities with Perspective Taking. Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI-10), 181–182.

Rossano, F. (2010). Questioning and responding in Italian. Journal of Pragmatics 42(10), 2756–2771. [pdf]

Salomo, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Young children’s sensitivity to new and given information when answering predicate-focus questions.  Applied Psycholinguistics, 31, 101-115. [pdf]

Sauter, D. (2010). More than happy: The need for disentangling positive emotions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 36–40. [pdf]

Sauter, D., Eisner, F., Ekman, P., & Scott, S. K. (2010). Reply to Gewald: Isolated Himba settlements still exist in Kaokoland. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences United States of America, 107(18), E76. [pdf]

Sauter, D. (2010). Are positive vocalizations perceived as communicating happiness across cultural boundaries? Communicative & Integrative Biology, 3(5), 440-442. [pdf]

Sauter, D., & Levinson, S. C. (2010). What’s embodied in a smile? Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 33(6), 457-458. [pdf]

Schneider, C., Call, J., & Liebal, K. (2010). Do bonobos say NO by shaking their head? Primates, 51(3), 199–202. [pdf]

Seed, A., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Primate cognition. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 407–419. [pdf]

Slocombe, K. E., Kaller, T., Call, J., & Zuberbühler, K. (2010). Chimpanzees extract social information from agonistic screams. PLoS ONE, 5(7), e11473. [pdf]

Sprau P., & Mundry R. (2010). Song type sharing in common nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos) and its implications for cultural evolution. Animal Behaviour, 80, 427–434. [pdf]

Stivers, T., & Rossano, R. (2010) Mobilizing responses. Research on Language and Social Interaction 43(1), 3–31. [pdf]

Stivers, T., & Rossano, R. (2010) A scalar view of response relevance. Research on Language and Social Interaction 43(1), 49–56. [pdf]

Tennie, C., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Evidence for Emulation in Chimpanzees in Social Settings Using the Floating Peanut Task. PLoS ONE 5(5), e10544. [pdf]

Tennie, C., Greve, K., Gretscher, H., & Call, J. (2010). Two-year-old children copy more reliably and more often than nonhuman great apes in multiple observational learning tasks. Primates, 51, 337–351. [pdf]

Tennie, C., Frith, U., & Frith, C. (2010). Reputation management in the age of the world-wide web. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14(11), 482-488. [pdf]

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Tomasello, M., & Call, J. (2010). Chimpanzee social cognition.  In  E. Lonsdorf & S. Ross (Eds.), The chimpanzee mind. University of Chicago Press.

Tomasello, M., & Herrmann, E. (2010). Ape and human cognition: What’s the difference? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(1) 3–8. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., & Moll, H. (2010). The gap is social: Human shared intentionality and culture. In P. Kappeler & J. Silk (Eds.), Mind the gap: Tracing the origins of human universals (pp. 331–349). Berlin: Springer.

Vaish, A., & Woodward, A. (2010). Infants use attention but not emotions to predict others’ actions. Infant Behavior and Development, 33(1), 79–87. [pdf]

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Young children selectively avoid helping people with harmful intentions. Child Development, 81(6), 1661-1669. [pdf]

Vlamings, P, Hare, B. Call, J. (2010). Reaching around barriers: The performance of the great apes and 3- to 5-year-old children. Animal Cognition, 13, 273-285. [pdf]

Vogt, P. & Lieven, E. (2010) Verifying theories of language acquisition using computer models of language evolution, Adaptive Behavior, 18, 1, 21-35. [pdf]

Whiten, A., McGrew, W.C., Aiello, L. C., Boesch, C., Boyd, R., Byrne, R. W., Dunbar, R. I., Matsuzawa, T., Silk, J. B., Tomasello, M., van Schaik, C. P., & Wrangham, R. (2010). Studying extant species to model our past. Letter to Nature, 327, 410.

Yoon, J., & Tennie, C. (2010). Contagious yawning: a reflection of empathy, mimicry, or contagion? Animal Behaviour, 79, e1–e3. [pdf]

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Amici, F., Call, J., & Aureli, F. (2009).  Variation in withholding of information in three monkey species.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 276, 3311-3318. [pdf]

Amici, F., Call, J., Visalberghi, E., & Aureli, F. (2009).  Spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) and capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) follow gaze around barriers: evidence for perspective-taking? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123, 4, 368-374. [pdf]

Bannard, C., & Lieven, E. (2009) Repetition and Reuse in Child Language Learning. In R. Corrigan, E. Moravcsik, H. Ouali, & K. Wheatley (Eds.) Formulaic Language: Vol. II: Acquisition, Loss, Psychological reality, Functional Explanations (pp. 297–321). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [pdf]

Bannard, C., Lieven, E. & Tomasello, M. (2009). Modeling children's early grammatical knowledge, PNAS, 106 (41), 17284-17289. [pdf]

Brandt, S., Kidd, E., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2009). The Discourse Bases of Relativization:An investigation of young German and English-speaking children's comprehension of relative clauses. Cognitive Linguistics, 20, 539–570. [pdf]

Bräuer, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Are apes inequity averse? New data on the token-exchange paradigm. American Journal of Primatology 71, 175–181. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2009) Do great apes use emotional expressions to infer desires? Developmental Science, 12, 5, 688-698. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Eighteen-month-old infants show false belief understanding in an active helping paradigm. Cognition, 112, 337–342. [pdf]

Cacchione, T., Call, J., & Zingg R. (2009). Gravity and solidity in four Great ape species (Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus, Pan troglodytes, Pan paniscus): Vertical and horizontal variations of the table task.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123, 168–180. [pdf]

Call, J., & Carpenter, M. (2009).  Monkeys like mimics.  Science, 325, 824–825. [pdf]

Call, J., & Tennie, C. (2009). Animal Culture: Chimpanzee Table Manners? Current Biology, 19 (21), R981-R983. [pdf]

Carpenter, M. (2009). Just how joint is joint action in infancy? Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 380–392. [pdf]

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Carpenter, M., & Call, J. (2009). Comparing the imitative skills of children and nonhuman apes. Revue de Primatologie, 1 (1). [pdf]

Chan, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Children’s Understanding of the Agent-Patient Relations in the Transitive Construction: Cross-Linguistic Comparisons between Cantonese, German and English, Cognitive Linguistics, 20, 2, 267–300. [pdf]

Colombi, C., Liebal, K., Tomasello, M., Young, G., Warneken, F., Rogers, S. J. (2009) Examining correlates of cooperation in autism. Imitation, joint attention, and understanding intentions. Autism, 13, 143–163. [pdf]

Dufour, V., Pelé, M., Neumann, M. Thierry, B., & Call, J. (2009).  Calculated reciprocity after all: computation behind token transfers in orangutans.  Biology Letters, 5, 172–175. [pdf]

Gladbach, A., Büßer, C., Mundry, R., Quillfeldt, P. (2009). Acoustic parameters of begging calls indicate chick body condition in Wilson’s storm-petrels Oceanites oceanicus. Journal of Ethology, 27, 267-274. [pdf]

Gomes, C. M., Mundry, R., & Boesch, C. (2009). Long-term reciprocation of grooming in wild West African chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276, 699-706. [pdf]

Gräfenhain, M., Behne, T., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). One-year-olds' understanding of nonverbal gestures directed to a third person. Cognitive Development, 24(1), 23–33. [pdf]

Gräfenhain, M., Behne, T., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Young children’s understanding of joint commitments. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1430-1443. [pdf]

Grassmann, S., Stracke, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Two-year-olds exclude novel objects as potential referents of novel words based on pragmatics. Cognition. 112, 488-493. [pdf]

Haun, D., & Call, J. (2009).  Great apes' capacities to recognize relational similarity. Cognition, 110, 147–159. [pdf]

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Hilbig H, Beil B, Hilbig H, Call J & Bidmon HJ (2009). Superior olivary complex organization and cytoarchitecture may be correlated with function and catarrhine primate phylogeny. Brain Structure & Function, 213, 489-497. [pdf]

Hohmann, G., Mundry, R., Deschner, T. (2009). The Relationship Between Socio-Sexual Behavior and Salivary Cortisol in Bonobos: Tests of the Tension Regulation Hypothesis. American Journal of Primatology, 71, 223-232. [pdf]

Ibbotson, P., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Prototype Constructions in Early Language Acquisition 284. Language and Cognition, 1, 59–85. [pdf]

Jensen, S.A, Mundry, R., Nunn, C.L., Boesch, C., & Leendertz, F. H. (2009). Non-invasive Body Temperature Measurement of Wild Chimpanzees Using Fecal Temperature Decline. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 45, 542-546. [pdf]

Kaminski, J., Bräuer, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Domestic dogs are sensitive to  a human's perspective.  Behaviour, 146, 979–998. [pdf]

Kaminski, J., Tempelmann, S. Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Domestic dogs comprehend human communication with iconic signs.  Developmental Science, 12, 6, 831-837. [pdf]

Kiefer, S., Sommer C., Scharff, C., Kipper, S., Mundry, R. (2009). Tuning towards tomorrow? Nightingales change and increase their song repertoires from the first to the second breeding season. Journal of Avian Biology, 40, 231-236. [pdf]

Kirjavainen, M., Theakston, A. & Lieven, E. (2009) Can input explain children's me-for-I errors? Journal of Child Language, 36, 5, 1091-1114 [pdf]

Kirjavainen, M., Theakston, A. , Lieven, E. & Tomasello, M. (2009). `I want hold Postman Pat': An investigation into the acquisition of infinitival marker `to'. First Language, 29, 313-339. [pdf]

Kirschner, S., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Joint Drumming: Social Context Facilitates Synchronization in Preschool Children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102(3), 299–314. [pdf]

Krachun, C., & Call, J. (2009).  Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) know what can be seen from where.  Animal Cognition, 12, 317–331. [pdf]

Krachun, C., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Can chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) discriminate appearance from reality? Cognition, 112, 435-450. [pdf]

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Liebal, K., Behne, T., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Infants use shared experience to interpret pointing gestures. Developmental Science, 12, 264–271. [pdf]

Liebal, K.,  & Tomasello, M. (2009). Infants appreciate the social intention behind a pointing gesture: A commentary on Aureli et al.  Cognitive Development, 24,13–15. [pdf]

Lieven, Elena (2009). Developing constructions. Cognitive Linguistics, 20, 1, 191–199. [pdf]

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Lieven, E., & Stoll, S. (2009). Language. In M.Bornstein (Ed.) The Handbook of Cross-Cultural Developmental Science (pp.143–160). Psychology Press. [pdf]

Lieven, E., Salomo, D., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Two-year-old children’s production of multiword utterances: A usage-based analysis .  Cognitive Linguistics, 20,  481–507. [pdf]

Liszkowski, U., Schäfer, M., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Prelinguistic infants, but not chimpanzees, communicate about absent entities. Psychological Science, 20, 654–660. [pdf]

Martin-Ordas, G., & Call, J. (2009).  Assessing generalization within and between trap tasks in the great apes.  International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 22, 43–60. [pdf]

Matsui, T., Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Understanding of speaker certainty and false belief reasoning: A comparison of Japanese and German preschoolers.  Developmental Science, 12, 602–613. [pdf]

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McIntyre, M. H., Herrmann, E., Wobber, V., Halbwax, M., Mohamba, C., de Sousa, N., Atencia, R., Cox, D., & Hare B. (2009). Bonobos have a more human-like second-to-fourth finger length ratio (2D:4D) than chimpanzees: a hypothesized indication of lower prenatal androgens. Journal of Human Evolution, 56, 361–365. [pdf]

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Moll, H. (2009). Review of the book ‘Origins of the social mind: Evolutionary and developmental views’. Primates, 50, 371-373. [pdf]

Mulcahy, N. & Call, J. (2009). The performance of bonobos (Pan paniscus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) in two versions of an object choice task. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123, 304-309. [pdf]

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Rakoczy, H., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Young children’s selective learning of rule games from reliable and unreliable models. Cognitive Development, 24, 61–69. [pdf]

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Schrauf, C., & Call, J. (2009) Great apes’ performance in discriminating weight and achromatic color. Animal Cognition, 12(4), 567–574. [pdf]

Seed, A. & Call, J. (2009). Causal knowledge for events and objects in animals. In S. Watanabe, A.P. Blaisdell, L. Huber & A. Young (Eds). Rational animals, irrational humans (pp. 173-188). Tokyo: Keio University.

Seed, A.M., Call, J., Emery, N.J., & Clayton, N.S. (2009).  Chimpanzees solve the trap problem when the confound of tool-use is removed.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 35, 23–34. [pdf]

Slaughter, V., Peterson, C. C., & Carpenter, M. (2009). Maternal mental state talk and infants' early gestural communication. Journal of Child Language, 36, 1053-1074. [pdf]

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Stoll,S., Abbot-Smith, K., & Lieven, E. (2009). Lexically restricted utterances in Russian, German  and English child directed speech.  Cognitive Science, 33, 75–103. [pdf]

Tennie, C., & Hedwig, D. (2009). How Latent Solution Experiments Can Help to Study Differences Between Human Culture and Primate Traditions. In E. Potocki & J. Krasin'ski (Eds.), Primatology: Theories, Methods and Research. Nova Publishers, New York. [pdf]

Tennie, C., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Ratcheting up the ratchet: On the evolution of cumulative culture. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 364, 2405–2415. [pdf]

Tennie, C., Gilby, I. C., & Mundry, R. (2009). The Meat-Scrap Hypothesis: Small Quantities of Meat May Promote Cooperative Hunting in Wild Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63, 421–431. [pdf]

Tennie, C., Glabsch, E., Tempelmann, S., Bräuer, J., Kaminski, J., & Call, J. (2009). Dogs (Canis familiaris) fail to copy intransitive actions in third party contextual imitation tasks.  Animal Behaviour, 77, 1491–1499. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2009).  Universal grammar is dead. Commentary for Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 470-71. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2009). Why we co-operate. Boston Review: MIT Press.

Tomasello, M. & Brandt, S. (2009). Flexibility in the semantics and syntax of childrens’ early verb use. Commentary for the SRCD Monographs. Volume 74 (2), 113-126. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2009). Society need not be selfish (Review of F. de Waal, 2009). Nature, 461, 41. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., & Kaminski, J. (2009) Like Infant, like dog. Science, 325, 1213–1214. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2009).  Postscript: Chimpanzee cultures, 2007. In  B. Galef & K. Laland (Eds.), The Question of Animal Culture.  Academic Press.

Tomasello, M. (2009).  The usage-based theory of language acquisition.  In E. Bavin (Ed.), Handbook of Child Language.  Cambridge U. Press. [pdf]

Vaish, A., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Sympathy through affective perspective-taking and its relation to prosocial behavior in toddlers. Developmental Psychology, 45,534–543. [pdf]

Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Roots of human altruism.  British Journal of Psychology, 100, 455–471. [pdf]

Warneken, F. & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Varieties of altruism in children and chimpanzees. Trends  in Cognitive Science, 13, 397-402. [pdf]

Wobber, V., Hare, B., Wrangham, R., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Breed differences in domestic dogs’ (Canis familiaris) comprehension of human communicative signals.  Interaction Studies, 10,206–224. [pdf]

Wyman, E., Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Normativity and context in young children’s pretend play. Cognitive Development, 24(2), 146–155. [pdf]

Wyman, E., Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Young children understand multiple pretend identities in their object play.  British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 385–404. [pdf]

Zimmermann, F., Zemke, F., Call, J., & Gómez, J.C. (2009).  Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) point to inform a human about the location of a tool.  Animal Cognition, 12, 347–358. [pdf]


Abbot-Smith, K., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2008) Graded representations in the acquisition of English and German transitive constructions.  Cognitive Development,23,48–66. [pdf]

Abraham, A., Werning, M., Rakoczy, H., von Cramon, D. Y., & Schubotz, R. (2008). Minds, persons, and space: An fMRI investigation into the relational complexity of higher-order intentionality. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 438–450. [pdf]

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Brandt, S., Diessel, H., & Tomasello M. (2008). The acquisition of German relative clauses: A case study. Journal of Child Language 35(2), 325–348. [pdf]

Bräuer, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008).  Chimpanzees do not take into account what others can hear in a competitive situation.  Animal Cognition, 11, 175–178. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008) Behavioral cues that great apes use to forage for hidden food.  Animal Cognition, 11, 117–128. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., Carpenter, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008).  Rational tool use and tool choice in human infants and great apes.  Child Development, 79,609–626. [pdf]

Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind: 30 years later. Trends in Cognitive Science, 12,187–192. [pdf]

Call, J. (2008).  How apes use gestures: the issue of flexibility.  In K. Oller & U. Griebel (Eds).  The evolution of communicative creativity: From fixed signals to contextual flexibility (pp. 235–252). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Carpenter, M., & Nielsen, M. (2008). Tools, TV, and trust: Introduction to the special issue on imitation in typically-developing children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 101, 225–227. [pdf]

Carpenter, M., & Nielsen, M. (Eds.). (2008). Imitation in autism [Special issue]. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 101(3).

Chang, F., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2008).  Automatic evaluation of syntactic learners in typologically-different languages. Cognitive Systems Research, 9 (3), 198–213. [pdf]

Dabrowska, E., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Rapid learning of an abstract language-specific category: Polish children’s acquisition of the instrumental construction.  Journal of Child Language, 35,533–558. [pdf]

Dittmar, M., Abbot-Smith, K., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2008) German children’s comprehension of word order and case marking in causative sentences. Child Development, 79,1152–1167. [pdf]

Dittmar, M., Abbot-Smith, K., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Young German children’s early syntactic competence:A preferential looking study. Developmental Science, 11,575–582. [pdf]

Girndt, A., Meier, T., & Call, J. (2008).  Task constraints mask great apes’ ability to solve the trap-table task.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34,54–62. [pdf]

Goodman, M., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Baby Steps on the Road to Society: Shared Intentionality in Second Year of Life.  Zero to Three, May, 21–25. [pdf]

Grossmann, T., & Vaish, A. (2008). Reading faces: Developing a multi-level analysis of a social stimulus. In T. Striano & V. Reid (Eds.), Social cognition: Development, neuroscience and autism (pp. 167–180). Blackwell. [pdf]

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Haun, D., & Call, J. (2008).  Imitation recognition in great apes.  Current Biology, 18,288–290. [pdf]

Herrmann, E., Call, J., Hernández-Lloreda, M. V., Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Response to de Waal et al. Science, 319, 570–571. [pdf]

Herrmann, E., Wobber, V., & Call, J. (2008).  Great apes’ (Pan troglodytes, Pan paniscus, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus) understanding of tool functional properties after limited experience.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 220–230. [pdf]

Jensen, K., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008).  Response to Visalberghi & Anderson.  Science, 319, 284. [pdf]

Kaminski, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Chimpanzees know what others know, but not what they believe. Cognition, 109, 224–234. [pdf]

Kaminski, J., Fischer, J., & Call, J. (2008).  Prospective object search in dogs: Mixed evidence for knowledge of What and Where.  Animal Cognition, 11,367–371. [pdf]

Kidd, E., & Cameron-Faulkner, T. (2008). The acquisition of the multiple senses of with. Linguistics, 46, 33–62. [pdf]

Liebal, K., Colombi, C., Rogers, S. J., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Helping and cooperation in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 224–238. [pdf]

Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Children’s first language acquisition from a usage-based perspective. In P. Robinson and N. Ellis (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (pp.168–196). New York and London: Routledge.

Lieven, E. (2008) Building language competence in first language acquisition. European Review, 16, 4, 445–456. [pdf]

Lieven, E. (2008).  Learning the English auxiliary: A Usage-based Approach. In H. Behrens (Ed.), Corpora in Language Acquisition Research:  Finding Structure in Data [Trends in Language Acquisition Research, Vol.  6] (pp. 60–98).  Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Liszkowski, U., Albrecht, K., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Infants' visual and auditory communication when a partner is or is not visually attending.  Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 157–167. [pdf]

Liszkowski, U., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Twelve-month-olds communicate helpfully and appropriately for knowledgeable and ignorant partners. Cognition, 108, 732–739. [pdf]

Martin-Ordas, G., Call, J., & Colmenares, F. (2008).  Tubes, tables and traps:  great apes solve two functionally-equivalent trap tasks but show no evidence of transfer across tasks.  Animal Cognition, 11,423–430. [pdf]

Matthews, D., & Tomasello, M. (2008).  Grammar.  In M. Haith & J, Bensen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. Academic Press.

Melis, A., Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Do chimpanzees prefer to recruit collaborators who previously preferred them? Animal Behaviour, 76, 951–962. [pdf]

Mendes, N., Rakoczy, H., & Call, J. (2008). Ape metaphysics: Object individuation without language. Cognition, 106(2), 730–749. [pdf]

Moll, H., Richter, N., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M.  (2008). 14-month-olds know what "we" have shared in a special way.  Infancy, 13, 90–101. [pdf]

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Nielsen, M., & Carpenter, M. (2008). Reflecting on imitation in autism: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 101, 165–169. [pdf]

Okamoto-Barth, S., & Call, J. (2008).  Tracking and inferring spatial rotation by children and great apes.  Developmental Psychology, 44, 1396–1408. [pdf]

Parron, C., Call, J., & Fagot, J. (2008).  Behavioural responses to photographs by pictorially naïve baboons (Papio anubis), gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).  Behavioural Processes, 78,351–357.

Pine, J., Conti-Ramsden, G., Joseph, K., Lieven, E., & Serratrice, L. (2008). Tense Over Time: Testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model as an account of the pattern of tense-marking provision in early child English. Journal of Child Language,35,55–75. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H. (2008). Collective intentionality and uniquely human cognition. In E. Neumann-Held & L. Röska-Hardy (Eds.), Learning from animals? Examining the nature of human uniqueness (pp. 105–121). London: Psychology Press. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H. (2008). Du, Ich, Wir: Zur Entwicklung sozialer Kognition bei Mensch und Tier. In R. Schubotz (Ed.), Other minds (pp. 93–109). Paderborn: Mentis.

Rakoczy, H. (2008). Pretence as individual and collective intentionality. Mind and Language, 23(5), 499–517. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H. (2008). Taking fiction seriously: Young children understand the normative structure of joint pretend games. Developmental Psychology, 44(4), 1195–1201. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Kollektive Intentionalität und kulturelles Lernen. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 56(3), 401–410. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2008). The sources of normativity: Young children’s awareness of the normative structure of games. Developmental Psychology, 44(3), 875–881. [pdf]

Riedel, J., Schumann, K., Kaminski, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008).  The early ontogeny of human-dog communication. Animal Behaviour, 75, 1003–1014. [pdf]

Russell, Y.I., Call, J. Dunbar, R.I.M. (2008).  Image scoring in great apes.  Behavioural Processes, 78,108–111. [pdf]

Slaughter, V., Peterson, C. C., & Carpenter, M. (2008). Maternal talk about mental states and the emergence of joint visual attention. Infancy, 13, 640–659. [pdf]

Stephan, A., Lenzen, M., Call, J., & Uhl, M. (2008).  Communication and cooperation in living beings and artificial agents.  In I. Wachsmuth, M. Lenzen & G, Knoblich (Eds), Embodied communication in humans and machines (pp. 179–200). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tennie, C., Hedwig, D., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2008). An experimental study of nettle feeding in captive gorillas. American Journal of Primatology, 70, 584–593. [pdf]

Theakston, A., & Lieven, E. (2008). The influence of discourse context on children’s provision of auxiliary BE. Journal of Child Language, 35,129–158. [pdf]

Tolar, Y., Ledeberg, A., Gokhale , S., & Tomasello, M. (2008). The Development of the Ability to Recognize the Meaning of Iconic Signs  Journal of Deaf Studies, 13, 225–240. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., & Call, J. (2008). Assessing the validity of ape-human comparions: A reply to Boesch. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 449–452. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., & Warneken, F. (2008). Share and share alike. Nature, 454, 1057–1058. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2008).  How are humans unique? New York Times Magazine, May 25, 2008.

Tomasello, M. (2008).  Origins of Human Communication.  MIT Press.

Tomasello, M. (2008).  Was ist der Mensch(enaffe)?  InGanten et al. (Eds.), Was ist der Mensch?. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Uher, J., & Call, J. (2008).  How the Great apes (Pan troglodytes, Pongo pygmaeus, Pan paniscus, and Gorilla gorilla) perform on the reversed reward contingency task II: Transfer to new quantities, long-term retention and the impact of quantity ratios.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122,204–212. [pdf]

Uher, J., Asendorpf, J. B., & Call, J. (2008).  Personality in the behaviour of great apes: Temporal stability, cross-situational consistency, and coherence in response.  Animal Behaviour, 75, 99–112. [pdf]

Vaish, A., Grossmann, T., & Woodward, A. (2008). Not all emotions are created equal: The negativity bias in social-emotional development. Psychological Bulletin, 134(3), 383–403. [pdf]

Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Cognition for culture. In P. Robbins & M. Aydede (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition. Cambridge University Press.

Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Extrinsic rewards undermine altruistic tendencies in 20-month-olds. Developmental Psychology, 44,1785–1788. [pdf]


Albiach-Serrano, A., Guillén-Salazar, F. & Call, J. (2007).  Mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus) solve the reverse contingency task without a modified procadure.  Animal Cognition, 10, 387-396. [pdf]

Bickel, B., Banjade, G., Gaenszle, M., Lieven, E., Paudyal, N., Rai, I.P., Rai, M., Rai, N.K., & Stoll, S. (2007). Free prefix ordering in Chintang. Language, 83, 43 – 73. [pdf]

Bräuer, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M.  (2007).  Chimpanzees really do know what others can see  in a competitive situation.  Animal Cognition, 10, 439-448. [pdf]

Buttelmann, D., Carpenter, M., Call. J., & Tomasello, M. (2007).  Enculturated chimpanzees imitate rationally.  Developmental Science, 10, F31-38. [pdf]

Call, J.  (2007). Apes know that hidden objects can affect the orientation of other objects.  Cognition, 105, 1-25. [pdf]

Call, J. (2007).  Past and present challenges in theory of mind research in primates.  In C. van Hofsten & K. Rosander (eds.).  Progress in brain research, vol. 164 (pp. 341-354).  Amsterdam: Elsevier. [online]

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Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (Eds.) (2007). The gestural communication of apes and monkeys. New York: Erlbaum. [online]

Cameron-Faulkner, T., Lieven, E. & Theakston, A. (2007) What part of no do children not understand? A usage-based account of multiword negation, Journal of Child Language, 34, 251-282. [pdf]

Grassman, S. & Tomasello, M. (2007). Two-year-olds use primary sentence accent to learn new words.  J. of Child Language, 34, 677-687. [pdf]

Hanus, D. & Call, J. (2007).  Discrete quantity judgments in the great apes: The effect of presenting whole sets vs. item-by-item.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 121, 241-249. [pdf]

Hare, B., Melis, A., Woods, V., Hastings, S., Wrangham, R. (2007). Tolerance allows bonobos to outperform chimpanzees in a cooperative task. Current Biology, 17, 619-623. [pdf]

Hare, B. (2007). From nonhuman to human mind: what changed and why. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 60-64 [pdf]

Herrmann, E., Call, J., Lloreda, M., Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Humans have evolved specialized skills of social cognition: The cultural intelligence hypothesis.  Science, 317, 1360-1366. [pdf]

Jensen, K., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2007).  Chimpanzees are rational maximizers in an ultimatum game.  Science, 318, 107-109. [pdf]

Jensen, K., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Chimpanzees are vengeful but not spiteful. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 13046-13050. [pdf]

Kidd, E., Brandt, S.,  Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Object relatives made easy: Cross-linguistic comparison of the constraints influencing young children's processing of relative clauses.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 22(6), 860-897.[pdf]

Liszkowski, U., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Reference and attitude in infant pointing. Journal of Child Language, 34, 1-20. [pdf]

Lizskowski, U., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Pointing out new news, old news, and absent referents at 12 months of age. Developmental Science, 10, F1-F7. [pdf]

Matthews, D., Lieven, E., Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Acquiring word order in French.  Journal of Child Language, 34, 381-409. [pdf]

Matthews , D. Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2007). How toddlers and preschoolers learn to uniquely identify referents for others: A training study.  Child Development, 78, 1744-59. [pdf]

Mendes, N., Hanus, D. & Call, J. (2007) Raising the level:  Orangutans use water as a tool.  Biology Letters, 3, 453-455. [pdf]

Moll, H., & Tomasello, M. (2007). How 14- and 18- month-olds know what others have experienced.  Developmental Psychology, 43, 309-317. [pdf]

Moll, H., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Co-operation and human cognition: The Vygotskian intelligence hypothesis.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 362, 639-648. [pdf]

Okamoto-Barth, S., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2007).  Great apes' understanding of others' line of sight.  Psychological Science, 18, 462-468. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H. (2007). Play, games, and the development of collective intentionality. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, no. 115, Spring 2007. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H. (2007). Social cognition and social practice. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 25, 33-38. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., Warneken, F., & Tomasello, M. (2007). “This way!”,“No! That way!” - Three-year-olds know that two people can have mutually incompatible desires. Cognitive Development 22, 47-68. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., Carpenter, M., & Lizskowski, U., (2007).  A new look at infant pointing. Child Development, 78, 705-22. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2007).  If they're so good at grammar, then why don't they talk?  Hints from apes' and humans' use of gestures.  Language Learning and Development, 3(2), 133-156. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2007).  Co-operation and communication in the second year of life.  Child Development Perspectives, 1, 8 - 12. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2007).  For human eyes only. New York Times Op-Ed, January 13, 2007. [online]

Tomasello, M. & Carpenter, M. (2007). Shared intentionality. Special issue of Developmental Science, 10, 121-125. [pdf]

Tomasello, M., Hare, B., Lehmann, H., & Call, J. (2007). Reliance on head versus eyes in the gaze following of great apes and human infants:  The cooperative eye hypothesis.  Journal of Human Evolution, 52, 314-320. [pdf]

Warneken, F. & Tomasello, M. (2007). Helping and cooperation at 14 months of age. Infancy, 11, 271-94. [pdf]

Warneken, F., Hare, B., Melis, A., Hanus, D., & Tomasello, M. (2007). Spontaneous altruism by chimpanzees and young children.  PLOS Biology, 5(7), e184. [pdf]

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Abbot-Smith, K. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Exemplar-learning and schematization in a usage-based account of syntactic acquisition. The Linguistic Review, 23, 275-290.[pdf]

Ambridge, B., Rowland, C., Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Comparing different accounts of inversion errors in children’s non-subject wh-questions: ‘What experimental data call tell us?’ In: Journal of Child Language, 33, (3) 519-557. [pdf]

Ambridge, B., Theakston, A., Lieven, E.V.M. & Tomasello. M. (2006). The distributed learning effect for children’s acquisition of an abstract syntactic construction. Cognitive Development 21, 174-193. [pdf]

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Bräuer, J., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Are apes really inequity averse? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 273, 3123-3128. [pdf]

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Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Ape gestural communication. Encyclopedia of communication and language. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Call, J. (2006). Descartes’ two errors: reasoning and reflection from a comparative perspective. In S. Hurley & M. Nudds (eds.). Rational animals (pp. 219-234). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [online]

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Childers, J. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Are nouns easier to acquire than verbs? In K. Hirsh-Pasek & R. Golinkoff (Eds.), Action meets word: How children learn verbs. Oxford U. Press, 311-335. [online]

Hare, B. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Behavioral genetics of dog cognition: human-like social skills in dogs are heritable and derived. In E. Ostrander (Ed.), The Dog and its Genome. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor monograph series 44, 497-515. [online]

Hare, B. (in press). Dogs use humans as tools: is it the secret to their success? Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Beckoff, M. (ed). Greenwood Publishing Group.

Hare, B., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Chimpanzees deceive a human competitor by hiding. Cognition, 101, 495-514. [pdf]

Haun, D.B.M.. Call, J., Janzen, G, & Levinson, S.C. (2006). Evolutionary psychology of spatial representations in the Hominidae. Current Biology, 16, 1736-1740. [pdf]

Haun, D.B.M.. Rapold, C.J., Call, J., Janzen, G, & Levinson, S.C. (2006). Cognitive cladistics and cultural override in human spatial cognition. Proceedings of the National Acedemy of Sciences, 103, 17568-17573. [pdf]

Helme, A.E., Call, J., Clayton, N.S. & Emery, N.J. (2006). What do bonobos (Pan paniscus) understand about physical contact? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 120, 294-302. [pdf]

Hermann, E., Melis, A., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Apes' use of iconic cues in the object choice task . Animal Cognition, 9, 118-130. [pdf]

Herrmann, E. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Apes’ and children’s understanding of cooperative and competitive motives in a communicative situation. Developmental Science, 9(5), 518–529. [pdf]

Jensen, K., Hare, B., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2006). What’s in it for me? Self-regard precludes altruism and spite in chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 273, 1013-1021. [pdf]

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Lohmann, H., Carpenter, M. & Call, J. (2006). Guessing versus choosing - and seeing versus believing - in false belief tasks. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23, 451-469. [pdf]

Matthews, D., Lieven, E., Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2006). The effect of perceptual availability and prior discourse on young children’s use of referring expression. Applied Psycholinguistics, 27, 403 - 422. [pdf]

McClure, C., Pine, J. & Lieven, E (2006). Investigating the abstractness of children's early knowledge of argument structure. Journal of Child Language. 33, 4, 693-720 [pdf]

Melis, A., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Chimpanzees (Pana troglodytes) conceal visual and auditory information from others. J. of Comparative Psychology, 120, 2, 154-162. [pdf]

Melis, A., Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Chimpanzees recruit the best collaborators. Science, 31 ,1297 - 1300. [pdf]

Melis, A., Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Engineering cooperation in chimpanzees: tolerance constraints on cooperation. Animal Behaviour, 72, 275-86. [pdf]

Moll, H. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Level 1 perspective-taking at 24 months of age. British J. of Developmental Psychology, 24, 603-613. [pdf]

Moll, H., Koring, C., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M.  (2006). Infants determine others' focus of attention by pragmatics and exclusion. Journal of Cognition and Development, 7, 411-430. [pdf]

Mulcahy , N.J. & Call, J. (2006). Apes save tools for future use. Science, 312, 1038-1040. [pdf]

Mulcahy , N.J. & Call, J. (2006). How great apes perform on a modified trap-tube task. Animal Cognition, 9, 193-199. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H. (2006). Pretend play and the development of collective intentionality. Cognitive Systems Research, 7, 113-127. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Two-year-olds’ grasp the intentional structure of pretense acts. Developmental Science, 9(6), 558-565. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., Tomasello, M., & Striano, T. (2006). The role of experience and discourse in children's developing understanding of pretend play. British J. of Developmental Psychology, 24, 305-335. [pdf]

Riedel, J., Buttlemann, D., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) use a physical marker to locate hidden food. Animal Cognition, 9, 27-35. [pdf]

Savage, C., Lieven, E., Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Structural priming as implicit learning in language acquisition: The persistence of lexical and structural priming in 4-year-olds. Language Learning and Development, 2, 27-50. [pdf]

Scheumann, M. & Call, J. (2006). Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) and a yellow-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) know what is where. International Journal of Primatology, 27, 575-602. [pdf]

Schwier, C., van Maanen, C., Carpenter, M. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Rational imitation in 12-month-old infants. Infancy, 10, 303-311. [pdf]

Suda, C. & Call, J. (2006). What does an intermediate success rate mean? An analysis of a Piagetian liquid conservation task in the great apes. Cognition, 99, 53-71. [pdf]

Tennie, C., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Push or pull: emulation versus imitation in great apes and human children. Ethology, 112, 1159-69. [pdf]

Theakston, A., Lieven, E., Pine, J. & Rowland, C. (2006). Note of clarification on the coding of light verbs in ‘Semantic generality, input frequency and the acquisition of syntax’ . Journal of Child Language, 33, 1, 191-197. [pdf]

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Tomasello, M., Hare, B. Lehmann, H. and Josep Call (2006). Reliance on head versus eyes in the gaze following of great apes and human infants: the cooperative eye hypothesis. In: Journal of Human Evolution 52, (3), 314-320. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2006). Acquiring linguistic constructions. In D. Kuhn & R. Siegler (Eds.), Handbook of Child Psychology, Volume 2, New York: Wiley, 255-298. [online]

Tomasello, M. (2006). Construction Grammar for kids. Constructions, 1, pp. 1-11. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2006). Conventions are shared (commentary on Millikan, Language: A biological model). Philosophy of Mind Review, 5, 29-36. [online]

 Tomasello, M. (2006). The social-cognitive bases of language development. In K. Brown (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (2nd Ed.). Elsevier , 459-462. [online]

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Warneken, F. & Tomasello, M. (2006). Altruistic Helping in Human Infants and Young Chimpanzees. Science, 311, 1301-1303. [pdf]

Warneken, F., Chen, F., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Cooperative Activities in Young Children and Chimpanzees. Child Development, 77(3), 640 – 663. [pdf]



Behne, T., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2005). One-year-olds comprehend the communicative intentions behind gestures in a hiding game. Developmental Science, 8, 492 - 499. [pdf]

Behne, T., Carpenter, M., Call, J., Tomasello, M. (2005). Unwilling versus unable? Infants' understanding of intentional action. Developmental Psychology, 41 , 328-337. [pdf]

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Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2005). Reasoning and thinking in nonhuman primates. In Holyoak & Morrison (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. Cambridge University Press. [online]

Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2005). What do chimpanzees know about seeing revisited: An explanation of the third kind. In N. Eilan, C. Hoerl, T. McCormack, & J. Roessler (Eds.), Issues in Joint Attention. Oxford University Press. [online]

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Carpenter, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2005). Twelve- and 18-month-olds copy actions in terms of goals. Developmental Science, 8, F13-F20. [pdf]

Carpenter, M., Tomasello, M., & Striano, T. (2005). Role reversal imitation in 12 and 18 month olds and children with autism. Infancy, 8, 253-278. [pdf]

Diessel, H. & Tomasello, M. (2005). A new look at the acquisition of relative clauses. Language, 81, 882 - 906. [pdf]

Diessel, H. & Tomasello, M. (2005). Particle placement in early child language. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 1, 89-111. [pdf]

Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2005). Human-like social skills in dogs? Trends in Cognitive Science, 9, 439-444. [pdf]

Hare, B., & Tomasello, M. (2005). Response: The emotional reactivity hypothesis and cognitive evolution. Trends in Cognitive Science, 9, 464-465. [pdf]

Kaminski, J., Riedel, J., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2005). Domestic goats (Capra hircus) follow gaze direction and use some cues in an object choice task. Animal Behaviour, 69 , 11-18. [pdf]

Kemp, N., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2005). Young children's knowledge of the determiner and adjective categories. J. of Speech, Hearing, & Language Research, 48, 592-610. [pdf]

Lohmann, H., Tomasello, M., & Meyer, S. (2005). Linguistic communication and social understanding. In J. Astington & J. Baird (Eds.), Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind. Oxford University Press. [online]

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Pika, S. , Liebal, K., & Tomasello, M. (2005). Gestural communication in subadult bonobos( Pan paniscus): Repertoire and Use. American Journal of Primatology, 65, 39-61. [pdf]

Pika, S. , Liebal, K., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2005). Gestural communication of apes. Gesture, 5, 41 - 56. [online]

Rakoczy, H., Striano, T., & Tomasello, M. (2005). How Children turn objects into symbols: A cultural learning account. In L. Namy (Ed.), Symbol Use and Symbolic Representation. Lawrence Erlbaum. [online]

Rakoczy, H., Tomasello, M., & Striano, T. (2005) On tools and toys: How children learn to do pretense and instrumental actions with virgin objects. Developmental Science, 8 , 57-72. [pdf]

Riches, N., Tomasello, M., Conti-Ramsden, G. (2005). Verb learning in children with SLI: Frequency and spacing effects. J. of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 48, 1397 - 1411. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2005). Commentary on D. Everett The Grammar of the Pirrha. Current Anthropology, 46, 640 - 641. [pdf]

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Tomasello, M., Carpenter, M., Call, J., Behne, T., & Moll, H. (2005). In search of the uniquely human: Response to commentaries. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 721 - 727.

Wittek, A. & Tomasello, M. (2005). German-speaking children's productivity with syntactic constructions and case morphology: Local cues help locally. First Language, 25, 103-125. [pdf]

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Abbot-Smith, K., Lieven, E. & Tomasello, M. (2004) Training 2;6-year-olds to produce the transitive construction: The role of frequency, semantic similarity and shared syntactic distribution. Developmental Science 7 (1): 48-55 [online abstract]

Barth, J., Povinelli, D.J., & Cant J.G.H. (2004). Bodily Origins of the Self. In D. Beike, J. L. Lampinen, & D. A. Behrend (Eds.), The Self and Memory. Psychology Press. [publisher’s website]

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Kaminski, J., Call, J. & Fischer, J. (2004) Word learning in a domestic dog: evidence for fast mapping. Science 304, 1682-1683.

Kaminski, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2004). Body orientation and face orientation: Two factors controlling apes' begging behavior from humans. Animal Cognition, 7, 216-23. [pdf]

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Liebal K, Pika S, Tomasello M (2004) Social communication in siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus): use of gestures and facial expressions. PRIMATES, 45(1): 41-57. [pdf]

Liebal, K., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2004). The use of gesture sequences by chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology, 64, 377-396. [pdf]

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Maslen, R., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2004). A dense corpus study of past tense and plural overgeneralizations in English. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 47, 1319-1333. [pdf]

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Rakoczy, H. (2004). The development of performing and understanding pretend play: A cultural learning perspective. Unpublished doctoral thesis. Department of Psychology, University of Leipzig. [pdf]

Rakoczy, H., Striano, T., & Tomasello, M. (2004). Young children know that trying is not pretending. Developmental Psychology 40, 338–399 [pdf]

Slobin, D. & Tomasello, M. (2004). Introduction to the volume. In M. Tomasello & D. Slobin (Eds.). Beyond Nature-Nuture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates. Lawrence Erlbaum.

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Tomasello, M. (2004). Learning through others. Dedalus, 133, 51 - 58. [publisher's website ]

Tomasello, M. (2004). Syntax or semantics? A Response to Lidz et al. Cognition 93, 139–140. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. (2004). What kind of evidence could refute the UG hypothesis? Studies in Language, 28, 642-44. [pdf]

Tomasello, M. & Call, J. (2004). The role of humans in the cognitive development of apes revisited. Animal Cognition, 7, 213-15. [pdf]

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Tomasello, M. & Stahl, D. (2004). Sampling children's spontaneous speech: How much is enough? Journal of Child Language, 31, 101-121. [pdf]



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Call, J. (2003). On linking comparative metacognition and Theory of Mind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26 (3), 341-342.

Call, J. (2003). The use of social information in chimpanzees and dogs. In Rogers, L. and Kaplan, G. (Eds). Are primates special (pp. 263-286). New York: Springer.

Call, J., Bräuer, J., Kaminski, J., & Tomasello, M. (2003). Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are sensitive to the attentional state of humans. J. of Comparative Psychology, 117, 257-263.

Call, J. & Carpenter, M. (2003). On imitation in apes and children. Infancia y aprendizaje, 26, 325-349.

Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2003). Social cognition. In D. Maestripieri (Ed.), Primate Psychology: The Mind and Behavior of Human and Nonhuman Primates. Harvard University Press.

Cameron-Faulkner, T., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2003). A construction based analysis of child directed speech. Cognitive Science, 27, 843-873.

Carpenter, M., Pennington, B. F., & Rogers, S. J. (2003). Response to Silvio Loddo’s Commentary. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 33, 547-549.

Chang, F., Bock, K., & Goldberg, A. (2003). Do thematic roles leave traces of their places? Cognition, 90(1), 29-49.

Childers, J. & Tomasello, M. (2003). Children extend both words and nonverbal actions to novel exemplars. Developmental Science, 6, 185-190.

Fischer, J. (2003). Individual recognition in young Barbary macaques. Folia Primatologica, 74, 193.

Fischer, J. (2003). Review of „Tree of Origin“. In F. de Waal (Ed.) Ethology, in press.

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Hare, B., Addessi, E., Call, J., Tomasello, M. & Visalberghi, E. (2003). Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) know what conspecifics do and do not see? Animal Behaviour, 65, 131-142.

Kidd, E. (2003). Relative clause comprehension revisited: commentary on Eisenberg (2002). Journal of Child Language, 30, 671 - 679.

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Lohmann, H. & Tomasello, M. (2003). Language and social understanding: Commentary on Nelson et al. Human Development, 46, 47-50.

Lohmann, H., & Tomasello, M. (2003). The role of language in the development of false belief understanding: A training study. Child Development. 74, 1130-1144.

Pfefferle, D. & Fischer, J. (2003). Sounds and size- identification of variables that reflect body size in Hamadryas baboons. Folia primatologica, 74, 212.

Pika, S., Liebal, K., & Tomasello, M. (2003). Gestural communication in young gorillas (Gorilla gorilla): Gestural repertoire, learning, and use. American Journal of Primatology, 60(3), 95-111.

Savage, C., Lieven, E., Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2003). Testing the abstractness of young childrens linguistic representations: Lexical and structural priming of syntactic constructions? Developmental Science, 6, 557-567.

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Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2003). The role of the input in the acquisition of third-person singlular verbs in English. J. of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 46, 863-877.

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Tomasello, M., Call, J. & Hare, B. (2003). Chimpanzees understand psychological states – the question is which ones and to what extent. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 153-156.

Tomasello, M., Call, J. & Hare, B. (2003). Chimpanzees versus humans: it’s not that simple. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 239-240.

Tomasello, M. & Haberl, K. (2003). Understanding attention: 12- and 18-month-olds know what's new for other persons. Developmental Psychology, 39, 906-912.

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Call, J. (2002). Social knowledge and social manipulation in monkeys and apes. In C. Harcourt & B. Sherwood (Eds.). New perspectives in primate evolution and behaviour. Otley, England: Westbury Publishing.

Call, J., Aureli, F., & de Waal, F.B.M. (2002). Post-conflict third-party affiliation in stmptail macaques. Animal Behaviour, 63, 209-216.

Call, J. & Carpenter, M. (2002). Three sources of information in social learning. In K. Dautenhahn & C. Nehaniv (Eds.). Imitation in animals and artifacts (pp. 211-228). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Carpenter, M. & Call, J. (2002). The chemistry of social learning. Developmental Science, 5, 22-24.

Carpenter, M., & Call, J. (2002). The chemistry of social learning: Commentary on Want & Harris (2002). Developmental Science, 5, 22-24.

Carpenter, M., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2002). A new false belief test for 36-month-olds. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 20, 393-420.

Carpenter, M., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2002). Understanding 'prior intentions' enables 2-year-olds to imitatively learn a complex task. Child Development, 73, 1431-1441.

Carpenter, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2002). Some 36-month-old children understand false beliefs. British J. of Developmental Psychology, 20, 393-420.

Carpenter, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2002). Understanding others' prior intentions enables 2-year-olds to imitatively learn a complex task. Child Development, 73, 1431-42.

Carpenter, M., Pennington, B. F., & Rogers, S. J. (2002). Interrelations among social-cognitive skills in young children with autism and developmental delays. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 32, 91-106.

Chang, F. (2002) Symbolically speaking: A connectionist model of sentence production. Cognitive Science, 26(5), 609-651.

Childers, J. & Tomasello, M. (2002). Two-year-olds learn novel nouns, verbs, and conventional actions from massed or distributed exposures. Developmental Psychology, 38, 967-978.

Fischer, J. (2002). Categorical perception and its ontogenetic development in nonhuman primates. Fourth International Conference on the Evolution of Language, 45.

Fischer, J. (2002). Developmental modifications in the vocal behaviour of nonhuman primates. In A. Ghazanfar (Ed.), Primate Audition: Behaviour and Neurobiology. Boca Raton, CRC Press, pp. 109-125.

Fischer, J. & Hammerschmidt, K. (2002). An overview of the Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus, vocal repertoire. Folia primatologica 72, 32-45.

Fischer, J., Hammerschmidt, K. Cheney, D.L. & Seyfarth, R.M. (2002). Acoustic features of male baboon loud calls: Influences of context, age, and individuality. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 111, 1465-1474.

Hare, B., Brown, M., Williamson, C. & Tomasello, M. (2002). The domestication of social cognition in dogs. Science, 298, 1636-1639.

Hare, B. & Wrangham, R. (2002). Integrating two evolutionary models for the study of social cognition. In: The Cognitive Animal (Ed. by Beckoff, M., Allen, C. & Burhgardt, G.): The MIT Press. 363-369.

Kidd, E. & Bavin, E. L. (2002). English-speaking children's comprehension of relative clauses: Evidence for general-cognitive and language-specific constraints on development. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 31, 599 - 617.

Tomasello, M. (2002). Could we please lose the mapping metaphor, please? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 119-120.

Tomasello, M. (2002). Gestures and language evolution: A review of Michael Corballis From Hand to Mouth. Nature, 417, 791.

Tomasello, M. (2002). Some facts about primate (including human) social learning and communication. In A. Cangelosi & D. Parisi (Eds.), Simulating the Evolution of Language. London: Springer Verlag.

Tomasello, M. (2002). The emergence of grammar in early child language. In T. Givón & B. Malle (Eds.), The Evolution of Language out of Prelanguage. John Benjamins.

Tomasello, M. (2002). Things are what they do: Katherine Nelson's functional approach to language and cognition. Journal of Cognition and Developoment, 3, 5-19.
Tomasello, M. & Abbot-Smith, K. (2002). A tale of two theories: Response to Fisher. Cognition, 83, 207-214.

Tomasello, M. & Zuberbüler, K. (2002). Primate vocal and gestural communication. In M. Bekoff, C. Allen, & G. Burghardt (Eds), The Cognitive Animal: Empirical and Theoretical Perspecitives on Animal Cognition. MIT Press.

Wittek, A. & Tomasello, M. (2002). German children’s productivity with tense morphology: the Perfekt. Journal of Child Language, 29, 567-590.



Abbot-Smith, K., Lieven, E. & Tomasello, M. (2001) What pre-school children do and do not do with ungrammatical word orders. Cognitive Development, 16, 679-692.

Call, J. (2001). Body imitation in an enculturated orangutan.  Cybernetics and Systems, 32, 97-119.

Call, J. (2001). Chimpanzee social cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 369-405.

Call, J. (2001). Object permanence in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), and children (Homo sapiens)”. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 115, 159-171.

Call, J. & Carpenter, M. (2001). Do chimpanzees and children know what they have seen? Animal Cognition, 4, 207-220.

Campbell, A., & Tomasello, M. (2001). The acquisition of English dative constructions.  Applied Psycholinguistics, 22, 253-267.

Carpenter, M., Pennington, B. F., & Rogers, S. J. (2001). Understanding of others’ intentions in children with autism and children with developmental delays. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 31, 589-599.

Childers, J. & Tomasello, M. (2001). The role of pronouns in young children's acquisition of the English transitive construction. Developmental Psychology, 37, 739-748.

Childers, J., Echols, C., Tomasello, M., & Fernandez, A. (2001). Children's understanding and use of verb morphology: Spanish- and English-speaking 2- and 3-year olds. In M. Almgren (Ed.), Research in Child Language Acquisition. Cascadilla Press.

Diessel, H. (2001). Review of Christopher Lyons. 1999. Definiteness. Linguistic Typology 5, 117-124.

Diessel, H. (2001). The ordering distribution of main and adverbial clauses: A typological study. Language 77, 345-365.

Diessel, H., & Tomasello, M. (2001). The acquisition of finite complement clauses in English: A usage based approach to the development of grammatical constructions. Cognitive Linguistics, 12, 97-141.

Fischer, J. (2001). Review of “The origins of language: what nonhuman primates can tell us”. In B. King (Ed.), American Anthropologist, 103, 239-240.

Fischer, J. & Hammerschmidt, K. (2001). Functional referents and acoustic similarity revisited: the case of Barbary macaque alarm calls. Animal Cognition 4, 29-35.

Fischer, J. & Hammerschmidt, K. (2001). The alarm calls of Barbary macaques: a new look. 7. Conference of the German Primatological Society. Folia primatologica 72, 160.

Fischer, J. & Hammerschmidt,K. (2001). Baboon loud calls: Indicators of male quality? Primate Report, 60, 21

Fischer, J., Hammerschmidt, K., Cheney, D. L. & Seyfarth, R. M. (2001). Acoustic features of female chacma baboon barks. Ethology 107, 33-54.

Fischer, J., Metz, M., Cheney, D. L. & Seyfarth, R. M. (2001). Baboon responses to graded bark variants. Animal Behaviour 61, 925-931.

Fischer, J., Seyfarth,R.M., & Cheney,D.L. (2001). 'Vocal antlers': The acoustic structure of male baboon wahoos. Advances in Ethology, 36, 14

Hare, B. (2001). Can competitive paradigms increase the validity of social cognitive experiments on primates? Animal Cognition, 4, 269-280.

Hare, B., Call, J., & Tomasello, M., (2001). Do chimpanzees know what conspecifics know and do not know? Animal Behaviour, 61, 139-151.

Kidd, E., Bavin, E. L., Rhodes, B. (2001). Two-year-olds' knowledge of verbs and argument structures. In M. Almgren et al. (Eds.), Research on child language acquisition, (pp. 1368 - 1382). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Pika, S., & Tomasello, M. (2001). 'Separating the wheat from the chaff': A novel food processing technique in captive gorillas. Primates, 42, 167-70.

Stoll, S. (2001). The acquisition of Russian aspect. Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, UMI Publications.

Striano, T., & Tomasello, M. (2001). Infant physical and social cognition. In P. Baltes (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Human Developments. Oxford: Elsevier.

Striano, T., Tomasello, M., & Rochat, P. (2001). Social and object support for early symbolic play.  Developmental Science, 4, 442-455.

Tomasello, M. (2001). Bruner on language acquisition. In D. Bakhurst & S. Shanker (Eds.), Jerome Bruner: Language, Culture, Self. Sage Press.

Tomasello, M. (2001). Cultural transmission: A view from chimpanzees and human infants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 32, 135-146.

Tomasello, M. (2001). Evolution of human cognition. In W. Durham & M. Feldman (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Evolutionary Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier.

Tomasello, M. (2001). Perceiving intentions and learning words in the second year of life. In M. Bowerman & S. Levinson (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Conceptual Development. Cambridge University Press.

Tomasello, M. & Bates, E. (2001). Introduction to the volume. In M. Tomasello & E. Bates (Eds.),  Language Development: The Essential Readings.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Tomasello, M. & Bates, E. (Eds.) (2001). Language Development: The Essential Readings. Oxford: Blackwell.

Tomasello, M. & Call, J. (2001). Review of I. Pepperberg, The Alex Studies. Animal Behavior, 61, 266-268.

Tomasello, M. & Call, J. (2001). The Alex studies. Book review. Animal Behaviour, 61 (1), 266-268.

Tomasello, M., Hare, B. & Fogleman, T. (2001). The ontogeny of gaze following in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Animal Behaviour, 61, 335-343.

Tschudin, A., Call, J., Dunbar, R.I.M., Harris, G. & van der Elst, C. (2001). Comprehension of signs by dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 115, 100-105.