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  Elena Lieven   Publications 

Publications

Some recent publications

Lieven, E. (2009). Developing constructions. Cognitive Linguistics, 20(1), 191-199.

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(3), 539-570.

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

Lieven, E., & Stoll, S. (2009). Language development. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), The Handbook of Cross-Cultural Developmental Science (pp. 143-160). New York: Psychology Press.

Matthews, D., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Pronoun co-referencing errors: Challenges for generativist and usage-based accounts. Cognitive Lingusitics, 20(3), 599-626.

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.

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

Lieven, E., Salomo, D., & Tomasello, M. (2009). Two-year-old children’s production of multiword utterances: A usage-based analysis. Cognitive Linguistics, 20(3), 481-508.

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

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

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.

Kidd, E., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Lexical frequency and exemplar-based learning effects in language acquisition: evidence from sentential complements. Language Sciences, 32(1), 132-142.

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

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

Chan, A., Meints, K., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Young children's comprehension of English SVO word order revisited: Testing the same children in act-out and intermodal preferential looking tasks. Cognitive Development, 25(1), 30-45.

Salomo, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2010). Young children's sensitivity to new and given information when answering predicate-focus questions. Applied Psycholinguistics, 31(1), 101-115.

 

Language development

Lieven, E. V. M. (1978a). Conversations between Mothers and Young Children: individual differences and their implications for the study of language learning. In N. Waterson & C. Snow (Eds.), The Development of Communication (pp.173-187). London: John Wiley.

Reprinted (2004). In K. Trott, S. Dobbinson & P. Griffiths (Eds.) The Child Language Reader Routledge.
Lieven, E. V. M. (1978b). Turn-taking and Pragmatics: two issues in child language. In R. Campbell & P.  Smith  (Eds.), Recent Advances in the Psychology of Language, Vol. 1 (pp. 215-236). London: Plenum.

Lieven, E. V. M., & McShane, J. (1978). Language is a developing social skill. In D. Chivers & J. Herbert (Eds.), Recent Advances in Primatology, Vol. 1 (pp. 919-927). New York: Academic Press.

Lieven, E. V. M. (1980). Different routes to multiple-word utterances. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford 19, 34-44.

Lieven, E. V. M. (1982). Context, process and progress in young children's speech. In M. Beveridge (Ed.), Children Thinking Through Language (pp.7-26). London: Edward Arnold.

Lieven, E. V. M. (1984). Interaction style and children's language learning. Topics in Language Disorders, 4(4), 15-23.

Lieven, E. V. M. (1987). Continuity and change in children's language development. In A. Ellis (Ed.), Advances in the Psychology of Language, Vol. 3 (pp. 317-335). Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.     

Lieven, E. V. M. (1989) The linguistic implications of early and systematic variation in child language development. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 15, 203-214.

Lieven, E. & Pine, J. (1990). Review of Elizabeth Bates, Inge Bretherton and Lynn Snyder "From first words to grammar: individual differences and dissociable mechanisms". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Journal of Child Language, 17(2), 496-501.

Pine, J. M. & Lieven, E. V. M. (1990). Referential style at 13 months: what age-defined cross-sectional measures are inappropriate for the study of strategy differences in early language development Journal of Child Language, 17(3), 625-631.

Lieven, E. V. M., Pine, J. M., & Dresner Barnes, H. (1992). Individual differences in early vocabulary development: redefining the referential-expressive dimension. Journal of Child Language, 19, 287-310.

Lieven, E. & Pine, J. (1992). Cambio y continuidad en la transición hacia los primeros enunciados De más de una palabra. Substratum: Temas Fundamentales en Psicología y Educacion, 1(1), 103-120.          

Pine, J. & Lieven, E. V. M. (1993). Reanalysing rote-learned phrases: individual differences in the transition to multi-word speech. Journal of Child Language, 20, 551-571.

Lieven, E. & Pine, J. (1993). Exposition et appropriation dans l'acquisition de la langue maternelle. Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Etrangère, 2, 143-171.

Lieven, E. V. M. (1994). Crosslinguistic and crosscultural aspects of language addressed to children. In C. Gallaway & B. J. Richards (Eds.), Input and Interaction in Language Acquisition (pp. 56-73). Cambridge: CUP.

Lieven, E. V. M. & Pine, J. M. (1995). Comparing different views of early grammatical development. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, 207-216. University of Stanford Press.

Pine, J. M., Lieven, E. V. M., & Rowland, C. (1996). Observational and checklist measures of vocabulary composition: what do they mean? Journal of Child Language, 23, 573-589.

Pine, J. & Lieven, E. V. M. (1997). Slot and frame patterns in the development of the determiner category.  Applied Psycholinguistics, 18, 123-138.

Lieven, E., Pine, J., & Baldwin, G. (1997). Lexically-based learning and the development of grammar in early multi-word speech. Journal of Child Language, 24(1), 187-219.

Lieven, E. (1997) Variation in a crosslinguistic context. In D. I. Slobin (Ed.), The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition, Vol.5 (pp.199-263). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Pine, J. M., Lieven, E. V. M., & Rowland, C. F. (1997). Stylistic variation at the 'single-word stage': relations between maternal speech characteristics and children's vocabulary composition and usage. Child Development, 64, 807-819.

Pine, J. M., Lieven, E. V. M. & Rowland, C. (1998). Comparing different models of the  English Verb Category.  Linguistics, 36, 807-830.

Lieven, E. V. M. (Ed.). (1998). Introduction: Developing a verb category: cross-linguistic perspectives.  Special Issue. Linguistics, 36(4), 627-632.

Theakston, A. L., Lieven, E. V. M., Pine, J. M., & Rowland, C. F. (2000). The role of performance limitations in the acquisition of 'mixed' verb-argument structure at Stage 1. In M. Perkins & S. Howard (Eds.), New Directions in Language Development and Disorders. London: Plenum.

Lieven, E., Theakston, A., Pine, J., & Rowland, C. (2000). The use and non-use of auxiliary-BE. Proceedings of the 29th Child Language Research Forum. Stanford.

Theakston, A., Lieven, E., Pine, J., & Rowland, C. (2001). The role of performance limitations in the acquisition of verb argument structure. Journal of Child Language, 28(1), 127-152.

Lloyd, J., Lieven, E., & Arnold, P. (2001). Oral conversations between hearing-impaired children and  their normally hearing peers and teachers. First Language, 21, 83-107.

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

Theakston, A. L., Lieven, E. V. M., Pine, J. M., & Rowland, C. F. (2002). Going, going, gone: the acquisition of the verb ‘Go’. Journal of Child Language, 29, 783-811.

Lieven, E. (2002). Afterword: a view from research on spoken language development. In G. Morgan & B. Woll (Eds.), Directions in Sign Language Acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lieven, E., Behrens, H. Speares, J., & Tomasello, M. (2003). Early syntactic creativity: a usage-based approach. Journal of Child Language, 30, 333-370.

Cameron-Faulkner, T., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2003). A Construction Based Analysis of Child Directed Speech. Cognitive Science, 27, 843-873.

Savage, C., Lieven, E., Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2003). Testing the abstractness of young children's linguistic representations: Lexical and structural priming of syntactic constructions? Developmental Science, 6-5, 557-567.

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

Rowland, C. F., Pine, J. M., Lieven, E. V. M., & Theakston, A. L. (2003) Determinants of the order of acquisition of wh-questions: Re-evaluating the role of caregiver speech. Journal of Child Language, 30, 609-635.

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.

Theakston, A. L., Lieven, E. V. M., Pine, J. M., & Rowland, C. F. (2004). Semantic generality, input frequency and the acquisition of syntax. Journal of Child Language, 31, 61-99.

Savage, C., & Lieven, E. (2004). Can the Usage-Based Approach to Language Development be Applied to Analysis of Developmental Stuttering? Stammering Research, 1, 83-100 (plus replies to commentaries in subsequent issue).

Maslen, R., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2004). A Dense Corpus Study of Past Tense and Plural Overregularization in English. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 47, 1319-1333.

Theakston, A. L., Lieven, E. V. M., Pine, J. M., & Rowland, C. F. (2005). The acquisition of auxiliary Syntax: BE and HAVE.  Cognitive Linguistics,16, 247-277.

Theakston, A., & Lieven, E. (2005). The acquisition of auxiliaries BE and HAVE: an elicitation study. Journal of Child Language, 32, 587-616.

Pine, J. M.,  Rowland, C. F.,  Lieven, E. V. M., & Theakston, A. (2005). Testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model: why the data on children's use of non-nominative 3psg subjects count against the ATOM, Journal of Child Language, 32(2), 269-289.

Kemp, N., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2005). Young children’s knowledge of the determiner and adjective categories. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 48(3), 592-609.

Striano, T, Henning, A., & Lieven, E. (2005). Maternal Speech to Infants at 1 and 3 Months of Age. Infant Behavior and Development, 28(4), 519-536.

Kidd, E., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2005). The acquisition of complement clause constructions: A sentence repetition study. Proceedings of the 32nd Stanford Child Language Forum, 50-59.

Dąbrowska, E., & Lieven, E. (2005). Towards a lexically specific grammar of children’s question constructions. Cognitive Linguistics, 16(3), 437-474.

Rowland, C., Pine, J. M., Lieven, E., & Theakston, A. (2005). The Incidence of Error in Young Children's Wh-questions.  Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 48(2), 384-404.

Matthews, D., Lieven, E. , Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2005). The role of frequency in the acquisition of English word order. Cognitive Development, 20, 121-136.

Lieven, E. (2005). Variation in L1 acquisition. In K. Brown (General Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics: Vol. 13 (2nd ed., pp. 350-354). Oxford: Elsevier.

Lieven, E. (2005). Language development: an overview. In K. Brown (General Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics:  Vol. 6 (2nd ed., pp. 376-391) Oxford: Elsevier.

Kidd, E., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Examining the Role of Lexical Frequency in Children's Processing and Acquisition of sentential Complements. Cognitive Development, 21, 93-107.

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

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.

Savage, C., Lieven, E., Theakston, A., & Tomasello, M. (2006). Structural priming in language acquisition: The persistence of lexical and structural priming in 4-year-olds. Langauge Learning and Development, 2, 27-49.

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

Lieven, E. (2006). Producing multiword utterances. In B. Kelly & E. Clark (Eds.), Constructions in Acquisition (pp. 83-110). Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

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.

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.

Matthews, D., Lieven, E.,  Theakston, A., &  Tomasello, M. (2007) French children's use and correction of weird word orders: A constructivist account. Journal of Child Language, 34(2), 381-409.

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.

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

Matthews, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2007). How toddlers and preschoolers learn to uniquelyidentify referents for others: A training study.  Child Development, 78, 1744-1759.

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.

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

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

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

Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2008). Children’s first language acquisition from a usage-based perspective  In P. Robinson & 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.

Dittmar, M., Abbot-Smith,K., Lieven, E. & Tomasello ,M. (2008). Young German children’s syntactic competence:A preferential looking study. Developmental Science,  11(4) 575-82.

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.

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

Lieven, E. (2008). Développement du langage en contexte translinguistique. In M. Kail, M. Fayol & M. Hickmann (Eds.), Apprentissage des langues (pp. 119-136). Paris: CNRS Editions.

 

In Press

Ambridge, B., & Lieven, E. (in press, March 2011). Child Language Acquisition: Contrasting theoretical approaches.  Cambridge: CUP.

Matthews, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press, 2010). What’s in a manner of speaking? Children’s sensitivity to partner-specific referential precedents. Developmental Psychology.

Salomo, D., Graf, E., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). The role of perceptual availability and discourse context in young children's question answering. Journal of Child Language.

Jorschick, L.,  Endesfelder-Quick, A.,  Gläßer, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). German-English Speaking Children’s Mixed NPs with ‘Correct’ Agreement.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Ibbotson, P., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). The Role of Pronoun Frames in Early Comprehension of Transitive Constructions in English. Language Learning and Development.

Brandt, S., Verhagen, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). German children’s productivity with simple transitive and complement-clause constructions: Testing the effects of frequency and variability. Cognitive Linguistics.

Brandt, S., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). Development of word order in German complement-clause constructions: Effects of input frequencies, lexical items, and discourse function. Language.

Krajewski, G., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). How Polish children switch fromone case to another when using novel nouns: Challenges for models of inflectional morphology. Language and Cognitive Processes.

Lieven, E. (in press).Commentary on bilingual language acquisition: Where does the difference lie? Human Development.

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

 

The Chintang Puma Documentation project

Gaenszle, M., Bickel. B., Banjade, G., Lieven, E., Paudyal, N.P., Rai, I.P., Rai, M., Rai, N. K., & Stoll, S. (2005). Worshipping the King God: a preliminary analysis of Chintang ritual language in the invocation of Rajdeu. In Y. P. Yadava (Ed.), Contemporary issues in Nepalese linguistics. Kathmandu: Linguistic Society of Nepal.

Gaenszle, M., Bickel, B., Banjade, G., Lieven, E., Paudyal, N., Rai, A., Rai, I. P., Rai, M., Rai, N. K., Rai, V. S., Gautam (Sharma), N. P., & Stoll, S. (2005). Research report: the Chintang and Puma Documentation Project (CPDP). European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, 28, 95-103.

Rai N. K., Bickel, B., Gaenszle, M., Banjade, G., Lieven, E., Paudyal, N. P., Rai, I. P., Rai, M., & Stoll, S. (2005). Triplication and ideophones in Chintang. In: Y. P. Yadava (Ed.), Contemporary issues in Nepalese linguistics. Kathmandu: Linguistic Society of Nepal.

Rai, I. P., Bickel, B., Lieven, E., Banjade, G., Gaenszle, M., Rai, M., Paudyal, N. P., Rai, N. K., Stoll, S., & Bhatta, T. N. (2009). Mundum: A Case Study of Chintang Ritual Language. In R. Mukherjee & M. N. Rajesh (Eds.), Locality, history, memory: the making of the citizen in South Asia (pp. 20-33). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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

 

Other publications

Lieven, E. V. M. (1981). If it's natural, we can't change it. In The Cambridge Women's Studies Group (Eds.), Women in Society (pp. 203-223). London: Virago. Reprinted.

Lieven, E. V. M. (1981). Subjectivity, materialism and patriarchy. In The Cambridge Women's Studies Group (Eds.), Women in Society (pp. 257-275). London. Virago.

The Cambridge Women's Studies Group (Eds.) (1981). Women in Society. London: Virago. [Co-editor]

Churcher, J., & Lieven, E. V. M. (1983). Images of nuclear war and the public in British civil defense. Journal of Social Issues, 39(1), 117-132.

Lieven, E. V. M. (1989). The psychological basis of co-operation and caring. In R. Hinde & D. Parry  (Eds.) Education for Peace (pp. 79-87). Nottingham: Spokesman Press.