Cynthia L Fisher, Professor

1991 …2019
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Research Output 1991 2019

  • 33 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Review article
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2019

The Developmental Origins of Syntactic Bootstrapping

Fisher, C. L., Jin, K. S. & Scott, R. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Topics in Cognitive Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Syntactics
Learning
Linguistics
Redundancy
discourse
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

syntax
comprehension
Vocabulary
experiment
evidence
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

Malus
Hearing
Language
experiment
comprehension
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

syntax
learning
dialogue
evidence
interpretation
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

infant development
Child Development
testing
Aptitude
Research

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

Cues
Learning
experiment
Language
learning
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

Uncertainty
Learning
uncertainty
learning
Vocabulary

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

Cues
Learning
interpretation
Aptitude
learning

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

comprehension
interpretation
Learning
syntax
experiment
2011

Representations for phonotactic learning in infancy

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
learning
experiment
Infancy
Phonotactics
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

Learning
Acoustics
listener
acoustics
learning

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

Learning
Vocabulary
Linguistics
Semantics
2009

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
Semantics
Hearing
Learning

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. L., Jul 1 2009, In : Cognition. 112, 1, p. 81-96 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
learning
Hearing
experiment
Speech Errors

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

Cues
Aptitude
Semantics
event
experiment
2008

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. L. & Fisher, C. L., Dec 1 2008, In : Cognition. 109, 3, p. 295-315 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
Communication
Psychology
communication
event
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

interpretation
discourse
experiment
adulthood
video
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

Language
Learning
Vocabulary
Semantics

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

syntax
Semantics
semantics
Names
Prepositions
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

disposition
infant
Disposition
Research
evidence

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

comprehension
discourse
experiment
Experiments
imitation
2003

Infants learn phonotactic regularities from brief auditory experience

Chambers, K. E., Onishi, K. H. & Fisher, C. L., Mar 2003, In : Cognition. 87, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regularity
infant
experience
Linguistics
abstraction
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

regularity
Learning
learning
experience
contingency
Learning

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

language acquisition
Language
language
Mental Competency
evidence
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

abstraction
experiment
Phonetics
Ownership
Experiments
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

language acquisition
Semantics
Language
Learning
Data storage equipment
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

Linguistics
Acoustics
acoustics
Cues
infant

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

Syntactics
interpretation
Cues
Semantics
Experiments
1995

The Given-New Contract in Speech to Infants

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contracts
infant
listener
Acoustics
acoustics
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

syntax
Learning
learning
Lexicon
Verbs

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

vocabulary
trend
syntax
evidence
interpretation
1991

On the semantic content of subcategorization frames

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semantics
Syntactics
semantics
source of information
Group