Infant Language and Learning Lab


Thiessen, E.D., Girard, S., & Erickson, L.C. (2016). Statistical learning and the critical period: How a continuous learning mechanism can produce discontinuous learning outcomes. Wiley Interdisciplary Reviews: Cognitive Science. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D., & Pavlik, P.I. (2016). Modeling the role of distributional information in children's use of phonemic contrasts. Journal of Memory and Language. [pdf]

Erickson, L.C., & Thiessen, E.D. (in press). Statistical learning of language: Theory, validity, and predictions of a statistical learning account of language acquisition. Developmental Review. [pdf]

Erickson, L.C., Thiessen, E.D., Godwin, K.G., Dickerson, J.P., & Fisher, A.V. (in press). Endogenously - but not exogenously - driven selective attention predicts classroom learning in kindergarten children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. [pdf]

Gabay, Y., Thiessen, E.D., & Holt, L.L. (2015). Impaired statistical learning in developmental dyslexia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 934-945. [pdf]

Erickson, L.C., Thiessen, E.D., & Graf Estes. K. (2014). Statistically coherent labels facilitate categorization in 8-month-olds. Journal of Memory and Language, 72, 49-58. [link]

Thiessen, E.D., Kronstein, A.T., & Hufnagle, D.G. The extraction and integration framework: A two-process account of statistical learning. Psychological Bulletin. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D., & Pavlik, P. (in press). iMinerva: A mathematical model of distributional statistical learning. Cognitive Science. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D., & Erickson, L.C. The statistical learning approach to word segmentation. T. Mintz (Ed.), Statistical Approaches to Language Acquisition.

Thiessen, E.D. Effects of inter- and intra-modal redundancy on infants' rule learning. Language Learning and Development. [pdf]

Onnis, L., & Thiessen, E.D. Language-induced biases on human sequential learning. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D. (2011). Domain general constraints on statistical learning. Child Development, 82, 462-470. [link]

Thiessen, E.D. (2011). When variability matters more than meaning: The effect of lexical forms on use of phonemic constants. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1448-1458. [pdf]

Thiessen, E. D., & Yee, M. N. (2010). Dogs, Bogs, Labs, and Lads: What phonemic generalizations indicate about the nature of children's early word-form representations. Child Development, 81, 1287-1303. [link]

Thiessen, E. D. (2010). Effects of visual information on adults' and infants' auditory statistical learning. Cognitive Science, 34, 1092-1106. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D. (2010). Speech perception in infants. P. Hogan (Ed.) Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences.

Thiessen, E. D., & Saffran, J. R. (2009). How the melody facilitates the message, and vice versa, in infant learning and memory. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. [link]

Thiessen, E.D. (2009). Statistical learning. E. Bavin (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Child Language. [pdf]

Haeffel, G.J., Thiessen, E.D., Campbell, M.W., Kaschak, M.P., & McNeil, N.M. (2009). Theory, not cultural context, will advance American psychology. American Psychologist, 64, 570-571. [pdf]

Saffran, J.R., & Thiessen, E.D. (2007). Domain general learning capacities. In E. Hoff and M. Schatz (Eds.) Blackwell Handbook of Language Development, pp. 68-86. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. [pdf]

Thiessen, E. D., & Saffran, J. R. (2007). Learning to learn: Acquisition of stress-based strategies for word segmentation. Language Learning and Development, 3, 75-102. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D. (2007). The effect of distributional information on children's use of phonemic contrasts. Journal of Memory and Language, 56, 16-34. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D., Hill, E.A., & Saffran, J.R. (2005). Infant directed speech facilitates word segmentation. Infancy, 7, 49-67. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D., & Saffran, J.R. (2004). Infants' acquisition of stress-based word segmentation strategies. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla, C. Smith (Eds.), BUCLD 28: Proceedings of the 28th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 2, 608-619.

Thiessen, E.D., & Saffran, J.R. (2004). Spectral tilt as a cue to word segmentation in infancy and adulthood. Perception and Psychophysics, 66, 779-791. [pdf]

Saffran, J.R., & Thiessen, E.D. (2003). Pattern induction by infant language learners. Developmental Psychology, 39, 484-494. [pdf]

Thiessen, E.D., & Saffran, J.R. (2003). When cues collide: Use of statistical and stress cues to word boundaries by 7- and 9- month-old infants. Developmental Psychology, 39, 706-716. [pdf]