Selected Publications

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (In press). Let’s see a boy and a balloon. Argument labels and syntactic frame in verb learning. Language Acquisition.

Syrett, K., Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2014). Slowly but surely: Adverbs support verb learning in 2-year-olds. Language Learning and Development, 10, 263-278.

Arunachalam, S. (2013). Two-year-olds can begin to acquire verb meanings in socially impoverished contexts. Cognition, 129, 569-573.

Arunachalam, S., Leddon, E. M., Song, H., Lee, Y., & Waxman, S. R. (2013). Doing more with less: Verb learning in Korean-acquiring 24-month-olds. Language Acquisition, 20, 292-304.

Waxman, S. R., Fu, X., Arunachalam, S., Leddon, E., Geraghty, K., & Song, H. (2013). Are nouns learned before verbs? Infants provide insight into a long-standing debate. Child Development Perspectives, 7, 155-159.

Arunachalam, S., Escovar, E., Hansen, M. A., & Waxman, S. R. (2013). Out of sight but not out of mind: 21-month-olds use syntactic information to learn verbs even in the absence of a corresponding event. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 417-425.

Sheline, L., Waxman, S. R., & Arunachalam, S. (2013). Understanding conjoined-subject intransitives: Two-year-olds perform like adults. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Arunachalam, S. (2013). Eye-gaze measures for assessing verb vocabulary in toddlers. Paper presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Arunachalam, S., & Sheline, L. (2013). Verb learning in non-social contexts. In: S. Baiz, N. Goldman, & R. Hawkes (Eds.), BUCLD 37 Online Proceedings Supplement. Retrieved from  http://www.bu.edu/bucld/supplementvol37//

Arunachalam, S., Syrett, K., & Waxman, S. R. (2012). Can adverbs call attention to manner of motion for 2-year-olds learning verbs? In: A. K. Biller, E. Y. Chung, & A. E. Kimball (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2011). Grammatical form and semantic context in verb learning. Language Learning and Development, 7, 169-184.

Leddon, E., Arunachalam, S., Gong, H., Wang, L., & Fu, X. (2011). Noun and verb learning in Mandarin-acquiring 24-month-olds. In: Online Proceedings Supplement, 35th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2010). Meaning from syntax: Evidence from 2-year-olds. Cognition, 114, 442–446.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2010). Language and conceptual development. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 548-558.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2010). Specifying the role of linguistic information in verb learning. In: K. Franich, K. Iserman, & L. Keil (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 11-21.

Choi, Y., Arunachalam, S., Song, H., Choi, Y., & Trueswell, J. C. (2009). Syntactic bootstrapping from the serial verb construction in Korean. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting.