Elena Nicoladis

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elena Nicoladis plays a role.



Setzer, Alexandra Besoi, Elena Nicoladis and C. Lorelei Baquiran. 2021. In the ear of the beholder: How ethnicity of raters affects the perception of a foreign accent. Pragmatics of Accents, Planchenault, Gaëlle and Livia Poljak (eds.), pp. 229–244
In the present study, we tested whether a foreign accent activated different stereotypes, depending on the listener. Here, we explore whether ethnicity of a rater affects the perceived intelligence of a doctor speaking English with a Chinese accent vs. a doctor speaking English with a standard… read more | Chapter
Enns, Robyn, Nicole Lemire and Elena Nicoladis. 2020. Chapter 4. Two solitudes? Simultaneous bilingual children’s lexical access in experimental tasks. Child Bilingualism and Second Language Learning: Multidisciplinary perspectives, Li, Fangfang, Karen E. Pollock and Robbin Gibb (eds.), pp. 45–64
Proficient adult bilinguals likely have one conceptual store encompassing both languages: in experimental tasks, they produce many translation equivalents. In contrast, bilingual preschoolers often produce few translation equivalents on similar tasks, perhaps because they have not yet developed the… read more | Chapter
Nicoladis, Elena, Trevor Luk and Shireen Gill. 2020. Out-group gestures can lower self-esteem. Gesture 19:2/3, pp. 223–245
Culture-specific symbols can prime aspects of identity, like self-esteem, in bilingual-bicultural individuals. The purpose of the present studies was to test whether gestures that are specific to a culture prime self-esteem and, if so, whether it is due to in-group/out-group association. In… read more | Article
Bilinguals sometimes show crosslinguistic influence from one language to another while speaking (or gesturing). Adult bilinguals have also shown crosslinguistic influence in gestures as well as speech, suggesting an underlying conceptualization that is similar for both languages. The primary… read more | Article
Nicoladis, Elena. 2018. Chapter 5. Simultaneous child bilingualism. Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields, Miller, David, Fatih Bayram, Jason Rothman and Ludovica Serratrice (eds.), pp. 81–102
Simultaneous bilingual children are exposed to two languages from an early age. They show a remarkable ability to differentiate their two languages from early in development. They nonetheless show some small signs of cross-linguistic influence, or processing their two languages in ways that show… read more | Chapter
Barbosa, Poliana Goncalves and Elena Nicoladis. 2016. Deverbal compound comprehension in preschool children. The Mental Lexicon 11:1, pp. 94–114
When English-speaking children first attempt to produce deverbal compound words (like muffin maker), they often misorder the noun and the verb (e.g., make-muffin, maker muffin, or making-muffin). The purpose of the present studies was to test Usage-based and Distributional Morphology-based… read more | Article
Marentette, Paula and Elena Nicoladis. 2012. Does ontogenetic ritualization explain early communicative gestures in human infants?. Developments in Primate Gesture Research, Pika, Simone and Katja Liebal (eds.), pp. 33–54
This chapter evaluates predictions that the origins of at least some gestures of human infants are shaped through ontogenetic ritualization (Clark 1978; Lock 1978; Tomasello 2008). To do so, we examine the development of five gesture types in four children between the ages of 6.5 and 11.5 months.… read more | Article
Smithson, Lisa, Elena Nicoladis and Paula Marentette. 2011. Bilingual children’s gesture use. Gesture 11:3, pp. 330–347
Previous studies have shown that bilinguals use more manual gestures than monolinguals (Pika et al., 2006; Nicoladis et al., 2009), suggesting that gestures may facilitate lexical retrieval or may reduce the cognitive load on working memory during speech production. In this study, we tested the… read more | Article
Preschool children who attempt novel NV-er compounds (like cat brusher) often misorder the noun and the verb, arguably based on sentential phrasal ordering (e.g., Clark, Hecht, & Mulford, 1986). In this study, we test this argument by replicating Clark’s prediction that children’s attempts will… read more | Article
Children’s creation of novel words is thought to be guided by several variables of their language(s), including the simplicity and frequency of required morphology and/or target structure (Clark, 1993). This study documents children’s acquisition of French deverbal Verb–Object compounds (e.g.,… read more | Article
Sherman, Jody and Elena Nicoladis. 2005. Gestures by advanced Spanish-English second-language learners. Gesture 4:2, pp. 143–156
We examined the role of deictic (i.e., point) and symbolic (i.e., imagistic) gestures in advanced Spanish-English second-language learners to determine whether the role of gestures is consistent with that of intermediate second-language learners (i.e., Gullberg, 1998). Participants (10 L1 Spanish… read more | Article
Nicoladis, Elena. 2001. Finding first words in the input: Evidence from a bilingual child. Trends in Bilingual Acquisition, Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee (eds.), pp. 131–147