List of John Benjamins publications for which Elena Nicoladis plays a role.
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. 229–2442021.
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
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. 45–642020.
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
Out-group gestures can lower self-esteem. Gesture 19:2/3, pp. 223–2452020.
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
French-English bilingual children’s motion event communication shows crosslinguistic influence in speech but not gesture. Verbal and gestural expression of motion and spatial events / L’expression verbale et gestuelle du mouvement et de l’espace: New evidence from different age groups and linguistic environments / nouveaux arguments en provenance de différents groupes d’âge et de différents environnements linguistiques, Fibigerová, Kateřina, Jean-Marc Colletta and Michèle Guidetti (eds.), pp. 69–1002018.
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
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. 81–1022018.
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
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
. Epistemological issue with keynote article “Early, late or very late? Timing acquisition and bilingualism” by Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, pp. 374–3762014.
Does ontogenetic ritualization explain early communicative gestures in human infants?. Developments in Primate Gesture Research, Pika, Simone and Katja Liebal (eds.), pp. 33–542012.
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
Bilingual children’s gesture use. Gesture 11:3, pp. 330–3472011.
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
Why are Noun-Verb-er compounds so difficult for English-speaking children?. The Mental Lexicon 4:2, pp. 276–3012009.
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
Acquisition of deverbal compounds by French-speaking preschoolers. The Mental Lexicon 2:1, pp. 79–1022007.
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
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
Finding first words in the input: Evidence from a bilingual child. Trends in Bilingual Acquisition, Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee (eds.), pp. 131–1472001.