Language acquisition


Articles, journals and other periodicals

Guan, A. S., Orellana, M. F. & Greenfield, P. M. (2014). Translating into understanding:  Language brokering and prosocial development in emerging adults from immigrant families.  Journal of Adolescent Research.

Greenfield, P. M. & Gillespie-Lynch, K. (2008). Intersubjectivity evolved to fit the brain, but grammar co-evolved with the brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(5), 523-524.

Greenfield, P. M. Ly, H., & Savage-Rumbaugh, E. S. (2008). Holophrasis in ontogeny and phylogeny: Combining gesture and symbol. Interaction Studies, 9, 34-50.

Greenfield, P. M. (1998). Language, tools, and brain revisited. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Greenfield, P. M. (1991). Language, tools, and the brain: The ontogeny and phylogeny of hierarchically organized sequential behavior. Behavioral and brain sciences (1991) 14. 531-595.

Skarakis, E. & Greenfield, P. M. (1988). The role of new and old information in the verbal expression of language disabled children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research.

Baker, N. D. & Greenfield, P. M. (1988). The development of new and old information in young children’s early language. Language Sciences, 10, 3-34.

Greenfield, P. M. (1982). The role of perceived variability in the transition to language. Journal of Child Language, 9, 1-12.

The coordination of goal-directed activity and speech. Published in Russian in a psychology journal edited by B. Lomov, Director of the Institute of Psychology, Moscow.

Greenfield, P. M. & Alvarez, M. G. (1980). Exploiting nonverbal context to promote the acquisition of word-referent relations in a second language. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2, 43-50.

Greenfield, P. M. (1979). Going beyond information theory to explain early word choice: A reply to Roy Pea. Journal of Child Language. 6, 217-221.

Greenfield, P. M. & Dent, C. (1979). Syntax vs. pragmatics: A psychological account of coordinate structures in child language. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development 17, 65-72. Revised as: Pragmatic factors in children’s phrasal coordination. Journal of Child Language, 1982, 9, 425-443.

Greenfield, P. M. (1978). How much is one word? Journal of Child Language, 5, 347-352.

Greenfield, P. M. & Westerman, M. (1978). Some psychology relations between language and action structure. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 7, 453-475.

Greenfield, P. M. (1973). Who is “Dada?” some aspects of the semantic and phonological development of a child’s first words. Language and Speech, 16, 34-43. Reprinted in H. C. Lindgren (Ed.), Children’s behavior: An introduction to research studies (pp. 4-17). Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing, 1975.

Greenfield, P. M. (1972). Oral and written language: The consequences for cognitive development in Africa, the United States, and England. Language and Speech, 15, 169-178.

Greenfield, P. M. (1972). Playing peek-a-boo with a four-month-old: A study of the role of speech and nonspeech sounds in the development of a visual schema. Journal of Psychology, 82, 287-298.

Book Chapters

Greenfield, P. M., & Savage-Rumbaugh, E. S., (1991). Imitation ,grammatical development, and the invention of protogrammar. In N. Krasnegor, D. Rumbaugh, M. Suddert-Kennedy, & R. Schiefelbusch (Eds.), Biological and behavioral determinants of language development (pp. 235-258). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (Earlier draft distributed as a Bunting Institute Working Paper.)

Greenfield, P. M., & Savage-Rumbaugh, E. S., (1990). Grammatical combination in Pan paniscus: Processes of learning and invention in the evolution and development of language. In S. Parker & K. Gibson (Eds.), “Language” and intelligence in monkeys and apes: Comparative developmental perspective (pp. 540-578). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Reilly, J. S. Zukow, P. G., & Greenfield, P. M. (1985). Facilitating the transition from sensorimotor to linguistic communication during the one-word period. In Language development, a reader edited for the cognitive development course at the Open University. London: Croom Helm in association with the Open University.

Greenfield, P. M., Reilly, J., Leaper, C., & Baker, N. (1985). The structural and functional status of single-word utterances and their relationship to early multi-word speech. In M. Barret (Ed.), Children’s single-word speech (pp. 233-276). London: John Wiley.

Zukow, P. G., Reilly, J., & Greenfield, P. M. (1982). Making the absent present: Facilitating the transition from sensorimotor to linguistic communication. In K. E. Nelson, Children’s language, (Vol. 3, pp. 1-90). Hillsidale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Reifel, S. & Greenfield, P. M. (1981). Structural development in a symbolic medium: The representational use of block constructions. In G. Forman (Ed.), Action and thought: From sensorimotor schemes to symbolic operations (pp. 203-233). New York: Academic Press.

Greenfield, P. M. (1980). Towards an operational and logical analysis of intentionality: The use of discourse in earl child language. In D. Olson (Ed.), The social foundations of language and thought: Essays in honor of J.S. Bruner (pp. 254-279). New York: Norton.

Greenfield, P. M. & Dent, C. (1979). A developmental study of the communication of meaning: The role of uncertainty and information. In P. French (Ed.), The development of meaning (pp. 300-336). Japan: Bunka Hyoron press. Reprinted in K. Nelson, Children’s Language (Vol. 2, pp. 563-598)> New York: Gardner Press, 1980.

Greenfield, P. M. (1978). Information, presupposition and semantic choice in single-word utterance.  In N. Waterson & C. Snow (Eds.), Development of communication” Social and pragmatic factors in language acquisition. London: Wiley. Reprinted in E. O. Keenan (Eds.), Studies in development pragmatics (pp. 159-166). New York: Academic Press, 1979. Translated to Russian as a chapter n Psycholinguistics. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1984.

Greenfield, P. M. & Zukow, P. G. (1978). Why do children say what they say when they say it? An experimental approach to the psychogenesis of presupposition. In K. Nelson (Ed.), Children’s language (Vol. 1, pp. 287-336). New York: Gardner Press. Shorter version in Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, 1978, 15, 57-67.

Greenfield, P. M. (1977). Structural parallels between language and action in development. In G. Steiner (Ed.), Piget and beyond the psychology of the 20th century (Vol. 7, pp. 1049-1073). Zurich: Kindler, Verlag. In English in A. Lock (Ed.), Action, symbol, and gesture: The emergence of language (pp. 415-445). London: Academic Press, 1978.

Greenfield, P. M. (1976). The grammer of action in cognitive development. In D.O. Walter, L., Rogers, & J. M. Finzi-Fried (Eds.), Human brain function (pp. 67-73). UCLA Brain Information Service/Brain Research Institute.

Book Reviews