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Blasi, D. E., Wichmann, S., Hammarström, H., Stadler, P. F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Sound-meaning association biases evidenced across thousands of languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 10818-10823.

Chater, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Squeezing through the Now-or-Never bottleneck: Reconnecting language processing, acquisition, change and structure. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 39, e62 [response to commentaries]

Chater, N., McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Language as skill: Intertwining comprehension and production. Journal of Memory and Language, 89, 244-254.

Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Language intertwined across multiple timescales: Processing, acquisition and evolution. In N. J. Enfield (Ed.), Dependencies in language (pp. 57-66). Berlin: Language Science Press.

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2016). The Now-or-Never bottleneck: A fundamental constraint on language. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 39, e62 [target article]

Christiansen, M.H. & Monaghan, P. (2016). Division of labor in vocabulary structure: Insights from corpus analyses. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8, 610–624.

Dale, R., Fusaroli, R., Tylén, K., Rzaszek-Leonardi, J. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Exploring mechanisms for interaction in a connectionist framework. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 901-906). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Dediu, D. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Language evolution: Constraints and opportunities from modern genetics. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8, 361–370.

Frost, R.L.A., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Using statistics to learn words and grammatical categories: How high frequency words assist l anguage acquisition. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 81-86). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Grouchy, P.E., D’Eleuterio, G.M.T, Christiansen, M.H. & Lipson, H. (2016). On the evolutionary origin of symbolic communication. Nature Scientific Reports, 6, 34615.

Jost, E., Brennan, N.P., Peck, K.K., Holodny, A.I. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Making it right: Can the right-hemisphere compensate for language function in patients with left-frontal brain tumors? In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 420-425). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Mueller, K.L., Murray, J.C., Michaelson, J.J., Christiansen, M.H., Reilly, S. & Tomblin, J.B. (2016). Common genetic variants in FOXP2 are not associated with individual differences in language development. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0152576.

Vuong, L.C., Meyer, A.S. & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Concurrent learning of adjacent and nonadjacent dependencies. Language Learning, 66, 8-30.

Weber, K., Christiansen, M.H., Petersson, K., Indefrey, P. & Hagoort, P. (2016). fMRI syntactic and lexical repetition effects reveal the initial stages of learning a new language. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 6872-6880.


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