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Language and Cognition Lab


Selected Publications

Gordon, P., & Miozzo, M. (In press, 2007) Can word formation be understood or understanded by semantics alone?  Cognitive Psychology

Miozzo, M. & Gordon, P. (2005). Facts, events and inflection: When language and memory dissociate, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 1074-1086.

Ganger, J., Dunn, S. & Gordon, P.  (2005) Genes take over when the input fails: Findings from a twin study of the passive.  Online proceedings of the 27th Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Miozzo, M. & Gordon, P.  (In press, 2005) Facts, Events and Inflection: When Language and Memory DissociateJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Gordon, P. (2005) Author's Response to  "Crying Whorf".  Science, 3071722.

Gordon, P.  (2004) Numerical Cognition without Words: Evidence from Amazonia.  Science, 306,496-499.  First appeared in Science Express, online publication August 16th 2004.

Gordon, P.  (2004) Supplementary online materials to "Numerical Cognition without Words: Evidence from Amazonia."  Science Online.

Gordon, P. (2003)  The origin of argument structure in infant event representations.  Proceedings of the 26th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, Mass: Cascadilla Press.

Gordon, P. & Alegre, M. (1999) Is there a dual system for regular inflections?  Brain and Language. 68, 212-217.

Alegre, M. & Gordon, P. (1999) Rule-Based Versus Associative Processes in Derivational Morphology. Brain and Language. 68, 347-354

Alegre, M. & Gordon, P. (1999)  Frequency effects and the representational status of regular inflections.  Journal of Memory and Language, 40, 41-61.

Sandalo F. & Gordon, P. (1999).  Acquisition and creolization of Condition C "violations" in Kadiweu and PortugueseCadernos de Estudos Linguisticos , 36. Campinas, Brazil: Departamento de Linguistica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas.

Krackow, E. & Gordon, P.  (1998).  Are lions and tigers substitutes or associates?  Evidence against slot filler accounts of children's early categorizationChild Development, 69, 347-354.

Chung, T.R. & Gordon, P. (1998).  The Acquisition of Chinese Dative Constructions.  Procedings of the 22nd Boston University Conference on Language Development. Sommerville, Mass: Cascadilla Press.

Sandalo F. & Gordon, P. (1997).  Acquisition and creolization of Condition C "violations" in Kadiweu and PortugueseProcedings of the 21st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.  Sommerville, Mass: Cascadilla Press.

Gordon, P. (1996).  The truth-value judgment task.  In D. McDaniel, C. McKee, H. Cairns (Eds.) Methods for assessing children's syntax.  Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Alegre, M. & Gordon, P. (1996).  Red rats eater exposes recursion in children's word formationCognition, 60, 65-82.

Gordon, P. (1994).  Level-ordering in lexical development.  In P. Bloom (Ed.)  Language Acquisition:  Core Readings.  Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Gordon, P.  & Chafetz, J. (1991).  Verb-based vs. class-based accounts of actionality effects in children's comprehension of the passive.  Cognition36, 227-254.

Gordon, P. (1990).  Learnability and feedback.  Developmental Psychology, 26, 217-220.

Gordon, P.  (1989).  Levels of affixation in the acquisition of English morphology.  Journal of Memory and Language, 28, 519-530.

Gordon, P.  (1988).  Count/mass category acquisition:  Distributional distinctions in children's speech.  Journal of Child Language, 15, 109-128.

Gordon, P.  (1986).  Level-ordering in lexical development.  Cognition, 21, 73‑93.

Gordon, P.  (1985).  Evaluating the semantic categories hypothesis:  The case of the count/mass distinction.  Cognition, 20, 209-242.