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  Paul Ibbotson    Publications and Presentations  

Publications and Presentations


Ibbotson, P., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in preparation). Active-Passive Alternation Cued by Eye-Gaze in 3-Year-Olds.

Ibbotson, P., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in preparation). How do children acquire the meaning of –ing?

Ibbotson, P., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., Freudenthal, D. & Tomasello, M. (submitted). Productivity of Noun Slots in Verb Frames.

Ibbotson, P., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (in press). Prototypical Transitive Semantics: Developmental Comparisons. Cognitive Science.

Ibbotson, P. (2011). Abstracting grammar from social-cognitive foundations: A developmental sketch of learning. Review of General Psychology. Vol. 15, No. 4, 331–343.

Ibbotson, P., Theakston, A., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2011). The Role of Pronoun Frames in Early Comprehension of Transitive Constructions in English. Language, Learning and Development.7: 24-39.

Ibbotson, P. & Tomasello, M. (2009). Prototype Constructions in Early Language Acquisition. Language and Cognition 1-1, 59-85.



Ibbotson, P. Child Language Acquisition. (forthcoming) English and Media Centre. A-Level English Language Student Handbook.

Ibbotson, P. (in press). Review of Gün R. Semin & Gerald Echterhoff (Eds.) Grounding Sociality: Neurons, Mind and Culture. Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011. Language and Cognition.

Ibbotson, P. & Tomasello, M. (in press) Language in a New Key. Scientific American.

Ibbotson, P. (2012) A New Kind of Language. The Psychologist: The British Psychologist Society. Vol 25, no 2, February 2012.

Ibbotson, P. & Tomasello, M. (in press). Analogical Mapping and Construction Learning. Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition.

Ibbotson, P. (2011). What have Kenny Dalglish, speed cameras and the Israeli air force got in common? PsyPag Quarterly. Issue 80 September 2011. The British Psychological Society



2012 Queen Mary College, University of London. Social-Cognitive Perspectives on Constructing Grammar
2011 International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal.  Productivity in Child Language .
2010 Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegan. Donders Learning a Language: from Specific to Abstract Representations.
2010    Society for Research in Child Development. Denver. The role of case marking in comprehending transitive sentences in English.     
2010    UK Cognitive Linguistics Association, University of Hertfordshire. Prototypical Transitive Semantics: Developmental Comparisons
2009    Senior Seminar, University of Nottingham. Constructing a Language.
2009    Boston University Child Language Development. Acquisition of the English Transitive Construction: the Role of Pronoun-Frames.
2008 North of England Child Language Group. Alston Hall. Prototype Constructions.
2008 National Science Week, Manchester. What do psychological scientists do? How children learn to talk.