Steven Gillis

List of John Benjamins publications for which Steven Gillis plays a role.


Book series


The Acquisition of Dutch

Edited by Steven Gillis and Annick De Houwer

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 52] 1998. xvi, 444 pp.
Subjects Germanic linguistics | Language acquisition

Perspectives on Child Language

Edited by Annick De Houwer and Steven Gillis

[Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 2] 1987. 161 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition


Gillis, Steven, Walter Daelemans and Koenraad De Smedt 2022 Artificial intelligenceHandbook of Pragmatics: Manual, Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 91–111 | Chapter
Studies on the speech and language development of hearing-impaired children often focus on (deviations in) the children’s speech production. However, it is unclear if listeners also perceive differences between the speech of normally hearing and hearing-impaired children. This contribution wants… read more
The aim of the study is to analyze prelexical speech development in young children with a different socio-economic status (SES): children from low SES backgrounds (lowSES) are compared with mid-to-high SES (mhSES) children. Timing of the onset of babbling and the consonantal development in… read more
Berg, Renate van den, Lieve Van Severen, Inge Molemans and Steven Gillis 2017 Syllable type development in toddlers acquiring DutchDutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 6:1, pp. 119–146 | Article
Compiling syllable type inventories from children’s spontaneous speech is all but straightforward: so far studies vary considerably in their methodologies and consequently the selection of the speech samples differs. This paper shows that different methodologies for selecting a speech sample lead… read more
Rys, Kathy, Emmanuel Keuleers, Walter Daelemans and Steven Gillis 2017 Chapter 10. Acquisition of phonological variables of a Flemish dialect by children raised in Standard Dutch: Some considerations on the learning mechanismsAcquiring Sociolinguistic Variation, De Vogelaer, Gunther and Matthias Katerbow (eds.), pp. 267–304 | Chapter
This study investigates the learning mechanisms underlying the acquisition of a dialect as a second language. We focus on the acquisition of phonological features of a Flemish dialect by children with Standard Dutch or a regional variety of Dutch as their first language. Data were gathered by means… read more
Ravid, Dorit, O. Ashkenazi, Ronit Levie, G. Ben-Zadok, T. Grunwald, Steven Gillis 2016 Foundations of the early root category: Analyses of linguistic input to Hebrewspeaking childrenAcquisition and Development of Hebrew: From infancy to adolescence, Berman, Ruth A. (ed.), pp. 95–134 | Article
The Semitic root is commonly assumed to be the main lexical prime in Hebrew, relating morphological families in the major word classes. Psycholinguistic evidence supports the role of the consonantal root in acquisition and processing of Hebrew, from children’s early ability to extract roots from… read more
The present study examines the amount of input and output in congenitally hearing-impaired children with a cochlear implant (CI) and normally-hearing children (NH) and their normally-hearing mothers. The aim of the study was threefold: (a) to investigate the input provided by the two groups of… read more
Kloots, Hanne en Steven Gillis 2015 Waarom dromedarissen maar één 〈m〉 hebbenDutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 4:2, pp. 265–271 | Article
This contribution focuses on the spelling of single consonants after a vowel without primary stress — and therefore a short duration — in polysyllabic Dutch words, e.g. kanaal (‘canal’) and dromedaris (‘dromedary’). The single consonant can be explained on the basis of the (Dutch-oriented) standard… read more
Tribushinina, Elena, Huub van den Bergh, Dorit Ravid, Ayhan Aksu-Koç, Marianne Kilani-Schoch, Katharina Korecky-Kröll, Iris Leibovitch-Cohen, Sabine Laaha, Bracha Nir, Wolfgang U. Dressler and Steven Gillis 2014 Development of adjective frequencies across semantic classes: A growth curve analysis of child speech and child-directed speechLanguage, Interaction and Acquisition 5:2, pp. 185–226 | Article
This paper is a longitudinal investigation of adjective use by children aged 1;8−2;8, speaking Dutch, German, French, Hebrew, and Turkish, and by their caregivers. Each adjective token in transcripts of spontaneous speech was coded for semantic class. The development of adjective use in each… read more
Van Severen, Lieve, R. van den Berg, Inge Molemans, Paul Govaerts en Steven Gillis 2010 Betrouwbaarheid Van Spontane Kindertaalanalyses: ConsonantinventarissenToegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen 83, pp. 67–77 | Article
Consonant inventories are commonly used phonological measures for analysing spontaneous speech data of young children with a normal or disordered language development. However, a standard procedure is lacking. In this study, different consonant inventories are derived following the guidelines of… read more
Gillis, Steven and Dorit Ravid 2009 Language acquisitionCognition and Pragmatics, Sandra, Dominiek, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 201–249 | Article
Gillis, Steven, Walter Daelemans and Koenraad De Smedt 2009 Artificial intelligenceCognition and Pragmatics, Sandra, Dominiek, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 16–40 | Article
Ravid, Dorit, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Bracha Nir, Katharina Korecky-Kröll, Agnita Souman, Katja Rehfeldt, Sabine Laaha, Johannes Bertl, Hans Basbøll and Steven Gillis 2008 Core morphology in child directed speech: Crosslinguistic corpus analyses of noun pluralsCorpora in Language Acquisition Research: History, methods, perspectives, Behrens, Heike (ed.), pp. 25–60 | Article
Kempe, Vera, Patricia J. Brooks and Steven Gillis 2007 13. Diminutives provide multiple benefits for language acquisitionThe Acquisition of Diminutives: A cross-linguistic perspective, Savickienė, Ineta and Wolfgang U. Dressler (eds.), pp. 319–342 | Chapter
This chapter explores the hypothesis that diminutive usage in child-directed speech may provide multiple benefits for language acquisition. We summarize a series of experiments that exposed naïve English-speaking adults to Dutch or Russian diminutives, and tested their ability to isolate words in… read more
Souman, Agnita and Steven Gillis 2007 7. A longitudinal study of the acquisition of diminutives in DutchThe Acquisition of Diminutives: A cross-linguistic perspective, Savickienė, Ineta and Wolfgang U. Dressler (eds.), pp. 183–206 | Chapter
The acquisition of diminutives in the language of three Dutch-speaking children from the Netherlands is described on the basis of longitudinal observational data between the age of 21 and 36 months. It is shown that diminutives occur early, i.e. in the first stage of vocabulary development, and… read more
Kloots, Hanne, Evie Coussé and Steven Gillis 2006 Vowel labelling in a pluricentric language: Flemish and Dutch labellers at workLinguistics in the Netherlands 2006, Weijer, Jeroen van de and Bettelou Los (eds.), pp. 126–136 | Article
Schauwers, Karen, Steven Gillis and Paul Govaerts 2005 Language acquisition in children with a cochlear implantDevelopmental Theory and Language Disorders, Fletcher, Paul and Jon F. Miller (eds.), pp. 95–119 | Article
Gillis, Steven and Dorit Ravid 2003 Language acquisitionHandbook of Pragmatics: 2002 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–58 | Article
Gillis, Steven and Dorit Ravid 2002 10. Language-specific effects on the development of written morphologyMorphology 2000: Selected papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24–28 February 2000, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Maria D. Voeikova (eds.), pp. 129–136 | Chapter
This paper investigates to what extent the grammatical class(es) of a word can be predicted on the basis of phonological and prosodic information only. We report on several experiments with an artificial learning system which has to assign English word forms to their appropriate grammatical class,… read more
De Houwer, Annick and Steven Gillis 1998 Dutch child language: An overviewThe Acquisition of Dutch, Gillis, Steven and Annick De Houwer (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
De Houwer, Annick and Steven Gillis 1998 IntrodutionThe Acquisition of Dutch, Gillis, Steven and Annick De Houwer (eds.) | Miscellaneous
Gillis, Steven 1998 William O'Grady. Syntactic DevelopmentFunctions of Language 5:1, pp. 126–127 | To be specified
Gillis, Steven, Walter Daelemans and Koenraad De Smedt 1995 Artificial intelligenceHandbook of Pragmatics: Manual, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman and Jan Blommaert † (eds.), pp. 61–80 | Article
De Houwer, Annick and Steven Gillis 1987 IntroductionPerspectives on Child Language, De Houwer, Annick and Steven Gillis (eds.), pp. 7–9 | Miscellaneous
Gillis, Steven 1987 Words and Categories at the Onset of Language Acquisition: Product Versus ProcessPerspectives on Child Language, De Houwer, Annick and Steven Gillis (eds.), pp. 37–53 | Article
Gillis, Steven and Georges De Schutter 1986 Le Long Cheminement Vers le Premier Emploi des MotsLingvisticæ Investigationes 10:1, pp. 67–83 | Miscellaneous