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Jost, E. & Christiansen, M.H. (in press). Statistical learning as a domain-general mechanism of entrenchment. In H.-J. Schmid (Ed.), Entrenchment, memory and automaticity: The psychology of linguistic knowledge and language learning. Boston: APA and Walter de Gruyter.

Armstrong, B.C., Frost, R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). The long road of statistical learning research: Past, present and future. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372, 20160047.

Arnon, I. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). The role of multiword building blocks in explaining L1-L2 differences. Topics in Cognitive Science, 9, 621-636.

Arnon, I.,McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Digging up the building blocks of language: Age-of-acquisition effects for multiword phrases. Journal of Memory and Language, 92, 265-280.

Christiansen, M.H. & Arnon, I. (2017). More than words: the role of multiword sequences in language learning and use. Topics in Cognitive Science, 9, 542-551.

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2017). Towards an integrated science of language. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 0163.

Farmer, T.A., Fine, A.B., Misyak, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). The inter-relationship between reading span task performance, linguistic experience, and the processing of unexpected syntactic events. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 413-433.

Fitneva, S.A. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017) Developmental changes in cross-situational word learning: The inverse effect of initial accuracy. Cognitive Science, 41 (Suppl.), 141-161.

Isbilen, E.S., McCauley, S.M., Kidd, E. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Testing statistical learning implicitly: A novel chunk-based measure of statistical learning. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E.J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 564-569). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Siegelman, N., Bogaerts, L., Christiansen, M.H. & Frost, R. (2017). Towards a theory of individual differences in statistical learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372, 20160059.

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.

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.

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.

Caldwell-Harris, C., Ladd, R., Dediu, D., Biller, A. & Christiansen, M.H. (2015) Factors influencing sensitivity to lexical tone in an artificial language: Implications for L2 learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 37, 335-357.

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2015). The language faculty that wasn’t: A usage-based account of natural language recursion. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1182. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01182.

Dingemanse, M., Blasi, D., Lupyan, G., Christiansen, M.H. & Monaghan, P. (2015). Arbitrariness, iconicity and systematicity in language.Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 603–615.

Frost, R., Armstrong, B.C., Siegelman, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2015). Domain generality vs. modality specificity: The paradox of statistical learning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 117-125.

McCauley, S.M., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2015). Language emergence in development: A computational perspective. In B. MacWhinney & W. O’Grady (Eds.), The handbook of language emergence (pp. 415-436). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Onnis, L., Destrebecqz, A., Christiansen, M.H., Chater, N. & Cleeremans, A. (2015). Implicit learning of non-adjacent dependencies: A graded, associative account. To appear in P. Rebuschat (Ed.), Implicit and explicit learning of languages (pp. 213-245). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Arnon, I. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Chunk-based language acquisition. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development (pp. 88-90). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Christiansen, M.H. (2014s). Evolutionary perspectives on language development. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development (pp. 206-209). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Christiansen, M.H. & Mueller, R.-A. (2014). Cultural recycling of neural substrates during language evolution and development. In M.S. Gazzaniga & G.R. Mangun (Eds.), The Cognitive Neurosciences V (pp. 88-90). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hsu, H.J., Tomblin, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Impaired statistical learning of non-adjacent dependencies in adolescents with specific language impairment. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:175. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00175.

McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Acquiring formulaic language: A computational model. Mental Lexicon, 9, 419-436.

McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Prospects for usage-based computational models of grammatical development: Argument structure and semantic roles Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 5, 489-499.

McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Reappraising lexical specificity in children's early syntactic combinations. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1000-1005). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Monaghan, P., Shillcock, R.C., Christiansen, M.H. & Kirby, S. (in press). How arbitrary is language? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Mitchel, A.D., Christiansen, M.H. & Weiss, D.J. (2014). Multimodal integration in statistical learning: Evidence from the McGurk illusion. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 407. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00407.

Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Multiple cues in language acquisition. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development (pp. 389-392). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

St. Clair, M., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2014). Acquisition of grammatical categories. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development (pp. 253-255). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Baronchelli, A., Ferrer i Cancho,, R., Pastor-Satorras, R., Chater, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2013). Networks in cognitive science. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 348-360.

Christiansen, M.H. (2013). Language has evolved to depend on multiple-cue integration. In R. Botha & M. Everaert (Eds.), The evolutionary emergence of human language. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Christiansen, M.H. (2013). Modeling cultural evolution: Language acquisition as multiple-cue integration. In C. Lefebvre, B. Comrie & H. Cohen (Eds.), New Perspectives on the origins of language (pp. 487–504). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: John Benjamins.

McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2013). Towards a unified account of comprehension and production in language development. Behavioral and Brain Sciences [commentary].

Misyak, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2012). Statistical learning and language: An individual differences study. Language Learning, 62, 302-331.

Misyak, J.B., Goldstein, M.H. & Christiansen, M.H. (2012). Statistical-sequential learning in development. In P. Rebuschat & J. Williams (Eds.), Statistical learning and language acquisition (pp. 13-54). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Van den Bos, E., Christiansen, M.H. & Misyak, J.B. (2012). Statistical learning of probabilistic nonadjacent dependencies by multiple-cue integration. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, 507-520.

Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Connectionism and grammar. In P. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (pp. 202-203). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

de Vries, M.H., Christiansen, M.H. & Petersson, K.M. (2011). Learning recursion: Multiple nested and crossed dependencies. Biolinguistics, 5, 10-35.

Fitneva, S.A. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Looking in the wrong direction correlates with more accurate word learning. Cognitive Science, 35, 367-380.

Fitz, H., Chang, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). A connectionist account of the acquisition and processing of relative clauses. In E. Kidd (Ed.), The Acquisition of relative clauses: Processing, typology and function (TILAR Series) (pp. 39-60). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Learning simple statistics for language comprehension and production: The CAPPUCCINO model. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1619-1624). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Misyak, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2011). Genetic variation and individual differences in language. To appear in E.V. Clark & I. Arnon (Eds.), Experience, variation and generalization. Learning a first language (TILAR Series) (pp. 223-238). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M.H. & Fitneva, S.A. (2011). The arbitrariness of the sign: Learning advantages from the structure of the vocabulary. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140, 325-347.

Chater, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2010). Language acquisition meets language evolution. Cognitive Science, 34, 1131-1157.

Christiansen, M.H., Dale, R. & Reali, F. (2010). Connectionist explorations of multiple-cue integration in syntax acquisition. In S.P. Johnson (Ed.), Neoconstructivism: The new science of cognitive development (pp. 87-108). New York: Oxford University Press.

Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2010). Words in puddles of sound: Modelling psycholinguistic effects in speech segmentation. Journal of Child Language, 37, 545-564.

St. Clair, M.C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2010). Learning grammatical categories from distributional cues: Flexible frames for language acquisition. Cognition, 116, 341–360.

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2009). The myth of language universals and the myth of universal grammar. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 32, 452-453.

Christiansen, M.H. & MacDonald, M.C. (2009). A usage-based approach to recursion in sentence processing. Language Learning, 59 (Suppl. 1), 126-161.

Christiansen, M.H., Onnis, L. & Hockema, S.A. (2009). The secret is in the sound: From unsegmented speech to lexical categories. Developmental Science, 12, 388-395.

Fitneva, S.A., Christiansen, M.H. & Monaghan, P. (2009). From sound to syntax: Phonological constraints on children’s lexical categorization of new words. Journal of Child Language, 36, 967-997.

Kirby, S., Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2009). Syntax as an adaptation to the learner. In D. Bickerton & E. Szathmáry (Eds.), Biological foundations and origin of syntax. Strüngmann Forum Reports, Vol. 3 (pp. 325-343). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2009). On the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach to language universals. In M.H. Christiansen, C. Collins & S. Edelman (Eds.), Language universals (pp. 266- 277). New York: Oxford University Press.

Tomblin, J.B. & Christiansen, M.H. (2009). Explaining developmental communication disorders. In R. Paul & P. Flipsen (Eds.), Speech sound disorders in children. In honor of Lawrence D. Shriberg (pp. 35-49). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2008). Integration of multiple probabilistic cues in syntax acquisition. In H. Behrens (Ed.), Trends in corpus research: Finding structure in data (TILAR Series) (pp. 139-163). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Onnis, L. & Christiansen, M.H. (2008). Lexical categories at the edge of the word. Cognitive Science, 32, 184-221.

Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2007). The Phonological-Distributional Coherence Hypothesis: Cross-linguistic evidence in language acquisition. Cognitive Psychology, 55, 259-305.

Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2007). Processing of relative clauses is made easier by frequency of occurrence. Journal of Memory and Language, 57, 1-23.

Christiansen, M.H., Hockema, S.A. & Onnis, L. (2006). Using phoneme distributions to discover words and lexical categories in unsegmented speech. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 172-177). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H. & Monaghan, P. (2006). Discovering verbs through multiple-cue integration. In K. Hirsh-Pasek & R.M. Golinkoff (Eds.), Action meets words: How children learn verbs (pp. 88-107). New York: Oxford University Press.

Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2006). Why form-meaning mappings are not entirely arbitrary in language. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 1838-1843). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H., Conway, C.M. & Curtin, S. (2005). Multiple-cue integration in language acquisition: A connectionist model of speech segmentation and rule-like behavior. In J.W. Minett & W.S.-Y. Wang (Eds.), Language acquisition, change and emergence: Essay in evolutionary linguistics (pp. 205-249). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

Christiansen, M.H. & Curtin, S. (2005). Integrating multiple cues in language acquisition: A computational study of early infant speech segmentation. In G. Houghton (Ed.), Connectionist models in cognitive psychology (pp. 347-372). Hove, U.K.: Psychology Press.

Curtin, S., Mintz, T.H. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Stress changes the representational landscape: Evidence from word segmentation. Cognition, 96, 233-262.

Monaghan, P., Chater, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). The differential role of phonological and distributional cues in grammatical categorisation. Cognition, 96, 143-182.

Onnis, L. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). New beginnings and happy endings: Psychological plausibility in computational models of language acquisition. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1678-1683). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Reali, F., & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Uncovering the richness of the stimulus: Structure dependence and indirect statistical evidence. Cognitive Science, 29, 1007-1028.

Reali, F., Dale, R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Colorless green ideas sleep furiously revisited: A statistical perspective. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1821-1826). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H. & Dale, R. (2004). The role of learning and development in the evolution of language. A connectionist perspective. In Kimbrough Oller, D., U. Griebel & K. Plunkett (Eds.), The Evolution of Communication Systems: A Comparative Approach. The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology (pp. 90-109). Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Dale, R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2004). Active and passive statistical learning: Exploring the role of feedback in artificial grammar learning and language. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 262-267). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M.H. (2004). What distributional information is useful and usable for language acquisition? In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 963-968). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Reali, F. & Christiansen, M.H. (2004). Structure dependence in language acquisition: Uncovering the richness of the stimulus. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1131-1136). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H., Conway, C.M. & Ellefson, M.R. (2003). Raising the bar for connectionist modeling of cognitive developmental disorders. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25, 752-753.

Kirby, S. & Christiansen, M.H. (2003). From language learning to language evolution. In M.H. Christiansen & Kirby, S. (Eds.), Language evolution (pp. 272-294). Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

Monaghan, P., Chater, N. & Christiansen, M.H. (2003). Inequality between the classes: Phonological and distributional typicality as predictors of lexical processing. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 810-815). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Reali, F., Christiansen, M.H. & Monaghan, P. (2003). Phonological and distributional cues in syntax acquisition: Scaling up the connectionist approach to multiple-cue integration. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 970-975). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Lupyan, G. & Christiansen, M.H. (2002). Case, word order, and language learnability: Insights from connectionist modeling. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 596-601). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (2001). Connectionist psycholinguistics: Capturing the empirical data. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 82-88.

Christiansen, M.H. & Dale, R. (2001). Integrating distributional, prosodic and phonological information in a connectionist model of language acquisition. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 220-225). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H., Conway, C.M. & Curtin, S. (2000). A connectionist single-mechanism account of rule-like behavior in infancy. In The Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 83-88). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ellefson, M.R. & Christiansen, M.H. (2000b). Subjacency constraints without universal grammar: Evidence from artificial language learning and connectionist modeling. In The Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 645-650). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H. & Curtin, S.L. (1999). Transfer of learning: Rule acquisition or statistical learning? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 289-290.

Christiansen, M.H. & Curtin, S.L. (1999). The power of statistical learning: No need for algebraic rules. In The Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 114-119). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H. (1998). Improving learning and generalization in neural networks through the acquisition of multiple related functions. In J.A. Bullinaria, D.G. Glasspool & G. Houghton (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop: Connectionist Representations (pp. 58-70). London: Springer-Verlag.

Christiansen, M.H., Allen, J. & Seidenberg, M.S. (1998). Learning to segment speech using multiple cues: A connectionist model. Language and Cognitive Processes, 13, 221-268.

Christiansen, M.H. & Allen, J. (1997). Coping with variation in speech segmentation. In A. Sorace, C. Heycock & R. Shillcock (Eds.), Proceedings of GALA 1997: Language Acquisition: Knowledge Representation and Processing (pp. 327-332). University of Edinburgh Press.

Christiansen, M.H. & Devlin, J.T. (1997). Recursive inconsistencies are hard to learn: A connectionist perspective on universal word order correlations. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 113-118). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Seidenberg, M.S., Allen, J. & Christiansen, M.H. (1997). Probabilistic constraints in language acquisition. In A. Sorace, C. Heycock & R. Shillcock (Eds.), Proceedings of GALA 1997: Language Acquisition: Knowledge Representation and Processing (pp. 382-387). University of Edinburgh Press.

Allen, J. & Christiansen, M.H. (1996). Integrating multiple cues in word segmentation: A connectionist model using hints. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference (pp. 370-375). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (1994). Generalization and connectionist language learning. Mind and Language, 9, 273-287.

Christiansen, M.H. & Chater, N. (1992). Connectionism, learning and meaning. Connection Science, 4, 227-252.


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