Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ianthi Maria Tsimpli plays a role.



Book series


Individual Differences in Anaphora Resolution: Language and cognitive effects

Edited by Georgia Fotiadou and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

[Language Faculty and Beyond, 18] 2023. vi, 246 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Peristeri, Eleni, Eleni Baldimtsi, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli and Stephanie Durrleman 2024 Chapter 8. Bilingualism matters: A study of children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental language disorderMultifaceted Multilingualism, Grohmann, Kleanthes K. (ed.), pp. 204–231 | Chapter
This study investigated bilingualism effects on language, executive functions and Theory of Mind (ToM) in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). The performance of these clinical groups was compared to that of children with typical development… read more
Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria, Lina Mukhopadhyay, Anusha Balasubramanian and Jeanine Treffers-Daller 2024 Chapter 4. Microstructural properties in the narrative retellings of young English learners in EMI schools in India: The role of L2 literacy, minority languages and English input in the classroomMultifaceted Multilingualism, Grohmann, Kleanthes K. (ed.), pp. 68–122 | Chapter
The present study investigates narrative microstructure in the English oral retellings of primary school children from disadvantaged backgrounds in India. For these children, the combination of rich linguistic diversity and English as the medium of instruction is a challenge since exposure to… read more
Bosch, Jasmijn E., Ianthi Maria Tsimpli and Maria Teresa Guasti 2023 How English-Medium Instruction affects language and learning outcomes of children in the MaldivesJournal of English-Medium Instruction 2:1, pp. 1–26 | Article
Whilst the vast majority of the Maldivian population speak Dhivehi at home, English typically serves as the only medium of instruction (MoI) starting from primary school. Teachers have expressed their concerns regarding educational quality, as many children are taught in a language they do not… read more
Fotiadou, Georgia and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2023 Individual Differences in Anaphora Resolution: An introductionIndividual Differences in Anaphora Resolution: Language and cognitive effects, Fotiadou, Georgia and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Chapter
Peristeri, Eleni, Katsiperi Maria, Fleva Eleni and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2023 On the interaction of age, cognitive abilities, print exposure and pronoun type in pronoun resolutionIndividual Differences in Anaphora Resolution: Language and cognitive effects, Fotiadou, Georgia and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (eds.), pp. 68–93 | Chapter
Our study examines the impact of age differences in the interpretation of null and overt subject pronouns in referentially ambiguous sentences, while investigating at the same time the extent to which ambiguous anaphora resolution is affected by cognitive and print exposure measures. Older adults… read more
Durrleman, Stephanie, Eleni Peristeri and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2022 The language-communication divide: Evidence from bilingual children with atypical developmentAutism, Language, Communication and Cognition, Durrleman, Stephanie (ed.), pp. 5–51 | Article
Has language developed to serve as a system of communication or one of thought? While language is clearly an excellent tool for communication, the possible contribution of higher order cognitive processes other than language to communication may provide insights on how we think about language… read more
Torregrossa, Jacopo, Christiane Bongartz and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2021 Bilingual reference production: A cognitive-computational accountPsycholinguistic Approaches to Production and Comprehension in Bilingual Adults and Children, Fernandez, Leigh B., Kalliopi Katsika, Maialen Iraola Azpiroz and Shanley E.M. Allen (eds.), pp. 67–97 | Chapter
We investigate reference production in bilingual children. Based on Kibrik (2011), we analyze the production of referring expressions in discourse in terms of activation of a referent. We propose a novel approach, which calculates activation by taking into account different activation-lending… read more
Andreou, Maria, Ifigenia Dosi, Despina Papadopoulou and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2020 Heritage and non-heritage bilinguals: The role of biliteracy and bilingual educationLost in Transmission: The role of attrition and input in heritage language development, Brehmer, Bernhard and Jeanine Treffers-Daller (eds.), pp. 171–196 | Chapter
The present study explores the effects of literacy support in the languages of the bilingual child on the linguistic and cognitive skills of (non-)heritage speakers. 70 children speaking Albanian (L1) and Greek (L2) are divided into three groups according to whether they receive literacy support in… read more
Lillo-Martin, Diane, Neil Smith and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2020 Chapter 6. Age of acquisition effects in language developmentUnderstanding Deafness, Language and Cognitive Development: Essays in honour of Bencie Woll, Morgan, Gary (ed.), pp. 93–113 | Chapter
The most accessible language for deaf children is generally a sign language, but few children have input in sign languages early in life. Late first-language acquisition of a sign language reveals age of acquisition effects that must be taken into consideration by linguistic theories of acquisition. read more
Narrative comprehension is a complex process that requires the ability to integrate language information from the speech signal with visual and contextual knowledge, while drawing also from social cognition and executive functions. Although many studies have examined narrative comprehension in… read more
The aim of this experimental study is to examine the development of Greek gender in bilingual English-Greek and German-Greek children. Four gender production tasks were designed, two targeting gender assignment eliciting determiners and two targeting gender agreement eliciting predicate adjectives… read more
Torregrossa, Jacopo, Christiane Bongartz and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2019 Bilingual reference production: A cognitive-computational accountPsycholinguistic approaches to production and comprehension in bilingual adults and children, Azpiroz, Maialen Iraola, Shanley E.M. Allen, Kalliopi Katsika and Leigh B. Fernandez (eds.), pp. 569–599 | Article
We investigate reference production in bilingual children. Based on Kibrik (2011), we analyze the production of referring expressions in discourse in terms of activation of a referent. We propose a novel approach, which calculates activation by taking into account different activation-lending… read more
Dosi, Ifigenia, Despina Papadopoulou and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2017 Issues in the acquisition of grammatical aspect in Greek-English bilingual childrenTense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives, Howard, Martin and Pascale Leclercq (eds.), pp. 75–103 | Article
The present study investigates the comprehension of perfective and imperfective aspect in Greek-English bilingual children. Previous work on L2 acquisition of aspect indicates that imperfective aspect appears later than perfective aspect in the marking of past events across various languages… read more
Our study investigates the use of articles and object clitics in the L2-Greek of child speakers of Russian with and without Specific Language Impairment. Effects of language impairment were examined in the narratives of children whose languages differ in the expression of definiteness: Russian… read more
Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria, Eleni Peristeri and Maria Andreou 2017 Object Clitic production in monolingual and bilingual children with Specific Language Impairment: A comparison between elicited production and narrativesLanguage Impairment in Bilingual Children: State of the art 2017, Marinis, Theodoros, Sharon Armon-Lotem and George Pontikas (eds.), pp. 394–430 | Article
Pronominal clitics are sensitive to both morphosyntax and discourse. Problems in clitic use could therefore stem from morphosyntactic or discourse management problems in children with SLI. Previous studies focused on 3rd person clitic use identifying morphosyntactic problems. We compare 1st with… read more
Rothman, Jason, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli and Diego Pascual y Cabo 2016 Formal linguistic approaches to heritage language acquisition: Bridges for pedagogically oriented researchAdvances in Spanish as a Heritage Language, Pascual y Cabo, Diego (ed.), pp. 13–26 | Article
The goal of this chapter is to lay out the central themes of heritage language acquisition research adopting a formal/theoretical linguistic perspective. Specifically, we aim to provide a detailed discussion of the nature of heritage language grammars. In doing so, we will address the debates on… read more
Andreou, Maria, Eva Knopp, Christiane Bongartz and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2015 Character reference in Greek-German bilingual children’s narrativesEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 15 (2015), Roberts, Leah, Kevin McManus, Norbert Vanek and Danijela Trenkic (eds.), pp. 1–40 | Article
This study investigates reference management of two groups of 8–12 year old Greek–German bilinguals, resident in Greece (Bilinguals_GR N = 38) and in Germany (Bilinguals_GE N = 39). We analyze the bilinguals’ retellings in each language and compare them with data from two monolingual control groups… read more
Research on child bilingualism accounts for differences in the course and the outcomes of monolingual and different types of bilingual language acquisition primarily from two perspectives: age of onset of exposure to the language(s) and the role of the input (Genesee, Paradis, & Crago, 2004;… read more
Prentza, Alexandra and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 2013 On the optionality in L2 pronominal production and interpretation: What (more) can VP-coordination structures tell us?EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 13 (2013), Roberts, Leah, Anna Ewert, Miroslaw Pawlak and Magdalena Wrembel (eds.), pp. 22–46 | Article
This paper aims to contribute to the discussion pertaining to the source of optionality in second language (L2) pronominal interpretation. We examined pronominal use not only in L2 English adverbial – adjunct CP clauses (‘The student was upset because he had failed the test’), but also in English… read more
Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria and Despina Papadopoulou 2009 Aspect and the Interpretation of Motion Verbs in L2 GreekRepresentational Deficits in SLA: Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins, Snape, Neal, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung and Michael Sharwood Smith (eds.), pp. 187–227 | Article
This study examines the role of aspect in L2 acquisition within the framework of the Interpretability Hypothesis (Tsimpli 2003; Hawkins and Hattori 2006). Aspect in Greek is a grammaticalized, interpretable feature affecting the argument structure and the telic/atelic interpretation of… read more
Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria 2007 First language attrition from a minimalist perspective: Interface vulnerability and processing effectsLanguage Attrition: Theoretical perspectives, Köpke, Barbara, Monika S. Schmid, Merel Keijzer and Susan Dostert (eds.), pp. 83–98 | Article
The present paper deals with first language attrition under the influence of a second language. Two sets of data are presented: the first is offline data from a variety of tasks aiming to address the question of selective vulnerability of interfaces as opposed to the computational system underlying… read more
Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria 2006 The acquisition of voice and transitivity alternations in Greek as native and second languagePaths of Development in L1 and L2 acquisition: In honor of Bonnie D. Schwartz, Unsworth, Sharon, Teresa Parodi, Antonella Sorace and Martha Young-Scholten (eds.), pp. 15–55 | Article
Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria 2005 Peripheral positions in early GreekAdvances in Greek Generative Syntax: In honor of Dimitra Theophanopoulou-Kontou, Stavrou, Melita and Arhonto Terzi (eds.), pp. 179–216 | Article
Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria 1998 Individual and Functional Readings for Focus, Wh- and Negative Operators evidence from greekThemes in Greek Linguistics: Volume II, Joseph, Brian D., Geoffrey C. Horrocks and Irene Philippaki-Warburton (eds.), pp. 197 ff. | Article
Roussou, Anna and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli 1994 On the interaction of case and definiteness in modern GreekThemes in Greek Linguistics: Papers from the First International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Reading, September 1993, Philippaki-Warburton, Irene, Katerina Nicolaidis and Maria Sifianou (eds.), pp. 69 ff. | Article