Selected Publications and Presentations

Arunachalam, S., Syrett, K., & Chen, Y. (In press). Lexical disambiguation in verb learning: Evidence from the conjoined-subject intransitive frame in English and Mandarin Chinese. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences.

Arunachalam, S. (In press). Preschoolers’ acquisition of novel verbs in the double object dative. Cognitive Science.

Arunachalam, S., & Luyster, R. (In press). The integrity of lexical acquisition mechanisms in autism spectrum disorders:  A research review. Autism Research.

Corriveau, K., Kurkul, K., & Arunachalam, S. (In press). Preschoolers’ preference for syntactic complexity varies by socioeconomic status. Child Development.

Kon, M., Goksun, T., Bagci, A., & Arunachalam, S. (2015). Verb acquisition in English and Turkish: The role of processing. Poster presented at the 40th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Chita-Tegmark, M., Arunachalam, S., Nelson, C. A., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2015). Eye-tracking measurements of language processing: Developmental differences in children at high risk for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3327-3338.

Arunachalam, S. (2015). Argument Structure: Relationships Between Theory and Acquisition. In Cognitive Science Perspectives on Verb Representation and Processing (pp. 259-280). Springer International Publishing.

Arunachalam, S., & Waxman, S. R. (2015). Let’s see a boy and a balloon. Argument labels and syntactic frame in verb learning. Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 22, 117-131.

Arunachalam, S. (2015). How do children parse naturalistic input? A new methodology. In: E. Grillo, K. Jepson, & M. LaMendola (Eds.), Online Proceedings Supplement, 39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Valleau, M. J., Frank, M. C., & Arunachalam, S. (2014). Cross-linguistic differences in maternal supports for word learning. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Arunachalam, S., & Syrett, K. (2014). Specifying event reference in verb learning. In: W. Orman & M. J. Valleau (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. (pp. 39-50)

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. (2013). Experimental methods for linguists. Language and Linguistics Compass, 7, 221-232.

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//

Choi, Y., & Arunachalam, S. (2013). Learning manner and path verbs from the Serial Verb Construction in Korean. In: S. Baiz, N. Goldman, & R. Hawkes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 62-73.

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., & Kothari, A. (2012). An experimental study of Hindi and English perfective interpretation. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 4, 27-42.

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., & Kothari, A. (2011). An experimental study of Hindi and English perfective interpretation. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 4(1), 27-42.

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.

Arunachalam, S., & Kothari, A. (2010). Telicity and event culmination in Hindi perfectives. In: P. M. Bertinetto, A. Korhonen, A. Lenci, A. Melinger, S. Schulte im Walde, & A. Villavicencio (Eds.), Proceedings of Verb 2010, Interdisciplinary Workshop on Verbs: The Identification and Representation of Verb Features, 16-19.