Cynthia L Fisher, Professor

1991 …2020

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Research Output

  • 33 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Review article
2020

The Developmental Origins of Syntactic Bootstrapping

Fisher, C., Jin, K. S. & Scott, R. M., Jan 1 2020, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 12, 1, p. 48-77 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

Mistakes weren't made: Three-year-olds’ comprehension of novel-verb passives provides evidence for early abstract syntax

Messenger, K. & Fisher, C., Sep 2018, In : Cognition. 178, p. 118-132 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Not all subjects are agents: Transitivity and meaning in early language comprehension

Scott, R. M., Gertner, Y. & Fisher, C. L., Jan 1 2018, Trends in Language Acquisition Research. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Vol. 24. p. 153-176 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2016

Where are the cookies? Two- and three-year-olds use number-marked verbs to anticipate upcoming nouns

Lukyanenko, C. & Fisher, C., Jan 1 2016, In : Cognition. 146, p. 349-370 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2015

Learning Verb Syntax via Listening: New Evidence From 22-Month-Olds

Messenger, K., Yuan, S. & Fisher, C., Oct 2 2015, In : Language Learning and Development. 11, 4, p. 356-368 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

The development of infants' use of novel verbal information when reasoning about others' actions

Song, H. J., Baillargeon, R. & Fisher, C., Mar 24 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 3, e92387.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Toddlers Default to Canonical Surface-to-Meaning Mapping When Learning Verbs

Dautriche, I., Cristia, A., Brusini, P., Yuan, S., Fisher, C. & Christophe, A., Jan 1 2014, In : Child development. 85, 3, p. 1168-1180 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2012

2.5-Year-olds use cross-situational consistency to learn verbs under referential uncertainty

Scott, R. M. & Fisher, C. L., Feb 1 2012, In : Cognition. 122, 2, p. 163-180 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Counting the Nouns: Simple Structural Cues to Verb Meaning

Yuan, S., Fisher, C. & Snedeker, J., Jul 1 2012, In : Child development. 83, 4, p. 1382-1399 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Predicted errors in children's early sentence comprehension

Gertner, Y. & Fisher, C. L., Jul 1 2012, In : Cognition. 124, 1, p. 85-94 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011

Online latent structure training for language acquisition

Connor, M., Fisher, C. & Roth, D., Dec 1 2011, IJCAI 2011 - 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. p. 1782-1787 6 p. (IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Representations for phonotactic learning in infancy

Chambers, K., Onishi, K. & Fisher, C., Oct 1 2011, In : Language Learning and Development. 7, 4, p. 287-308 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010

A Vowel Is a Vowel: Generalizing Newly Learned Phonotactic Constraints to New Contexts

Chambers, K. E., Onishi, K. H. & Fisher, C., May 1 2010, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition. 36, 3, p. 821-828 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Starting from scratch in Semantic Role Labeling

Connor, M., Gertner, Y., Fisher, C. & Roth, D., Dec 1 2010, ACL 2010 - 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference. p. 989-998 10 p. (ACL 2010 - 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Syntactic bootstrapping

Fisher, C., Gertner, Y., Scott, R. M. & Yuan, S., Mar 1 2010, In : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science. 1, 2, p. 143-149 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Who's the Subject? Sentence Structure and Verb Meaning

Fisher, C. L. & Song, H. J., Apr 1 2010, Action Meets Word: How Children Learn Verbs. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2009

Minimally supervised model of early language acquisition

Connor, M., Gertner, Y., Fisher, C. & Roth, D., Dec 1 2009, CoNLL 2009 - Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. p. 84-92 9 p. (CoNLL 2009 - Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

"Really? She blicked the baby?": Two-year-olds learn combinatorial facts about verbs by listening: Research article

Yuan, S. & Fisher, C., May 1 2009, In : Psychological Science. 20, 5, p. 619-626 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Speech errors reflect the phonotactic constraints in recently spoken syllables, but not in recently heard syllables

Warker, J. A., Xu, Y., Dell, G. S. & Fisher, C., Jul 1 2009, In : Cognition. 112, 1, p. 81-96 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Two-year-olds use distributional cues to interpret transitivity-alternating verbs

Scott, R. M. & Fisher, C., Nov 30 2009, In : Language and Cognitive Processes. 24, 6, p. 777-803 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2008

Baby SRL: Modeling early language acquisition

Connor, M., Gertner, Y., Fisher, C. & Roth, D., Dec 1 2008, CoNLL 2008 - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. p. 81-88 8 p. (CoNLL 2008 - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Can an agent's false belief be corrected by an appropriate communication? Psychological reasoning in 18-month-old infants

Song, H. J., Onishi, K. H., Baillargeon, R. & Fisher, C., Dec 1 2008, In : Cognition. 109, 3, p. 295-315 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2007

Discourse prominence effects on 2.5-year-old children's interpretation of pronouns

Song, H. J. & Fisher, C. L., Nov 1 2007, In : Lingua. 117, 11, p. 1959-1987 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2006

Learning words and rules: Abstract knowledge of word order in early sentence comprehension

Gertner, Y., Fisher, C. & Eisengart, J., Aug 1 2006, In : Psychological Science. 17, 8, p. 684-691 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

What does syntax say about space? 2-year-olds use sentence structure to learn new prepositions

Fisher, C. L., Klingler, S. L. & Song, H. J., Aug 1 2006, In : Cognition. 101, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2005

Can infants attribute to an agent a disposition to perform a particular action?

Song, H. J., Baillargeon, R. & Fisher, C., Dec 1 2005, In : Cognition. 98, 2, p. B45-B55

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Who's "she"? Discourse prominence influences preschoolers' comprehension of pronouns

Song, H. J. & Fisher, C. L., Jan 1 2005, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 52, 1, p. 29-57 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003

Infants learn phonotactic regularities from brief auditory experience

Chambers, K. E., Onishi, K. H. & Fisher, C., Mar 2003, In : Cognition. 87, 2, p. B69-B77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2002

Learning phonotactic constraints from brief auditory experience

Onishi, K. H., Chambers, K. E. & Fisher, C. L., Feb 12 2002, In : Cognition. 83, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The role of abstract syntactic knowledge in language acquisition: A reply to Tomasello (2000)

Fisher, C. L., Jan 1 2002, In : Cognition. 82, 3, p. 259-278 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2001

Abstraction and specificity in preschoolers' representations of novel spoken words

Fisher, C. L., Hunt, C., Chambers, K. & Church, B., Jan 1 2001, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 45, 4, p. 665-687 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1999
1998

Long-Term Auditory Word Priming in Preschoolers: Implicit Memory Support for Language Acquisition

Church, B. A. & Fisher, C., Nov 1 1998, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 39, 4, p. 523-542 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1996

Acoustic Cues to Grammatical Structure in Infant-Directed Speech: Cross-Linguistic Evidence

Fisher, C. L. & Tokura, H., Dec 1996, In : Child development. 67, 6, p. 3192-3218 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Structural limits on verb mapping: The role of analogy in children's interpretations of sentences

Fisher, C. L., Aug 1996, In : Cognitive Psychology. 31, 1, p. 41-81 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1995

The Given-New Contract in Speech to Infants

Fisher, C. & Tokura, H., Jun 1995, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 34, 3, p. 287-310 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1994

Structure and Meaning in the Verb Lexicon: Input for a Syntax-aided Verb Learning Procedure

Fisher, C. L., Nov 1 1994, In : Language and Cognitive Processes. 9, 4, p. 473-517 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

When it is better to receive than to give: Syntactic and conceptual constraints on vocabulary growth

Fisher, C. L., Hall, D. G., Rakowitz, S. & Gleitman, L., Apr 1994, In : Lingua. 92, C, p. 333-375 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1991

On the semantic content of subcategorization frames

Fisher, C., Gleitman, H. & Gleitman, L. R., Jul 1991, In : Cognitive Psychology. 23, 3, p. 331-392 62 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle