Journals


Refereed Proceedings


Presentations (2005-2015)


  • Kim, Y.J., & Sundara, M. (2015). Walk is in walks but not walked: 6-mo-olds processing of inflected forms. Presented at the American International Morphology Meeting 3, Amherst
  • Sundara, M., Molnar, M., & Frota, S. (2015). When infants get the question: The development of boundary tone perception. WILD 2015, Stockholm
  • Mateu, V.E. & Sundara, M. (2015). Cross-linguistic transfer of word segmentation abilities in bilingual infants. WILD 2015, Stockholm
  • White, J., Kim, Y., Chong, A.J., & Sundara, M. (2015). Phonetic similarity as a bias in infant phonological learning. Workshop on Universal biases on phonological acquisition and processing Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (Deutschen Gesellschaft fr Sprachwissenschaft), University of Liepzig
  • Kim, Y.J., & Sundara, M. (2014). 6-month-olds can segment and decompose morphologically-complex words. Poster at the Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • Sundara, M., Ngon, C., Skoruppa, K., Feldman, N.H., Onario, G.M., Morgan, J.L., Peperkamp, S. (2014) Young infants discrimination of subtle phonetic contrasts. Poster at the Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • White, J., Sundara, M., Kim, Y.J., Chong, A.J. (2014). Infant learning of phonological alternations is biased by phonetic similarity. Poster presentation at the Workshop on Learning Biases in Natural and Artificial Language Acquisition at the Annual meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain
  • Chong, A.J., & Sundara, M. (2014). Tapping in American English: Context matters. Poster presentation at LabPhon14, Tokyo, July 25-27, 2014
  • Yu, K., Khan, S.D., & Sundara, M. (2014). Intonational phonology in Bengali and English infant-directed speech. Speech Prosody, Dublin 2014
  • Sundara, M., Kim, Y.J., White, J., & Chong, A.J. (2013). There is no pat in patting: Acquisition of phonological alternations by English-learning 12-mo-olds. Presentation at the Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • Sundara, M. & Mateu, V.E. (2013). Non-native rhythm does not block word segmentation in infants. Workshop on Infant Language Development, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Chong, A.J., & Sundara, M. (2013). Allophonic variation and word recognition in 1.5 year-old children. Linguistics Society of America Workshop “Variation in the Acquisition of Sound Systems”, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Vogt, H., Zuraw, K., & Sundara, M., (2013). Acquisition of /r/, /l/ and /w/ by monolingual English-speaking children. Berkeley Interdisciplinary Research Conference
  • White, J., & Sundara, M. (2012). Infant biases in the learning of phonological alternations. Presentation at the Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • Hicks, J., & Sundara, M. (2012). Children with SLI produce 3rd singular s constrained by phonology. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Atlanta
  • Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2012). The role of visual cues in imitating an unfamiliar sound. International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Adani, F., Scutellaro, A., Sundara, M., & Hyams, N. (2012). Online processing of subject and object relative clauses by adults and infants. 3rd Conference on Early Language Acquisition, Lyon, France
  • Hicks, J., & Sundara, M. (2012). Systematicity in the production of grammatical morphemes by children with SLI Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference, UCLA
  • Kim, Y.J., & Sundara, M. (2012). 11-month-olds use function words to segment vowel-initial words. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Infant Studies Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2012). The development and basis of visual language preference in infancy. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Infant Studies Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jacobson, S., Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2011) Acoustic correlates of stress in Spanish infant-directed speech. Poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA (Abstract in JASA, 130, 2428)
  • Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2011). Effects of language exposure on prosodic differences in infant babbling. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Thessaloniki
  • Yu, K., Khan, S.D., & Sundara, M. (2011). A cross-linguistic investigation of information structure in infant-directed speech. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2, Montreal
  • Kim, Y.J. -J., & Sundara, M. (2010). The role of function words in the development of word segmentation. Poster presentation at the Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • Ward, N., Sundara, M., Conboy, B., & Kuhl, P.K. (2010). Short-term exposure to a second language produces language-specific effects in babbling. Poster presentation at the Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • Hendrickson, K., & Sundara, M. (2010). The development of referential understanding. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun
  • Kim, Y.J. -J., & Sundara, M. (2010). Function words facilitate word segmentation. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun
  • Thatte, V., & Sundara, M. (2010). 4.5-month-olds’ phonotactic knowledge. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun
  • Ward, N., & Sundara, M. (2010). Development of native language preference in the visual modality. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun
  • White, J., & Sundara, M. (2010). Experimental evidence for phoneme-level inhibition in spoken word recognition. Poster at the 2nd Pan American / Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun
  • Adani, F., Scutellaro, A., Sundara, M., & Hyams, N. (2010). What do infants know about syntax? The case of relative clauses. Poster at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore
  • Vicenik, C., Sundara, M., Kitamura, C., & Nazzi, T. (2010). Language discrimination by infants: Discriminating within the native language rhythm class. Poster at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore
  • Ward, N., Sundara, M., Conboy, B. & Kuhl, P.K. (2009). Consequences of short-term language exposure in infancy on babbling. Poster at the 158th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Antonio(Abstract in JASA, 126(4), 2311) [Lay Language Paper on the ASA website]
  • Sundara, M., & Vicenik, C. (2009). Language and dialect discrimination by five-month-olds. Poster at the 158th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Antonio (Abstract in JASA, 126(4), 2314)
  • Vicenik, C. & Sundara, M. (2009). Role of rhythmic and intonational cues in language discrimination. Poster presentation at the 2nd Acoustical Society of America workshop on Cross-language speech perception and variations in linguistic experience, Portland (Abstract in JASA, 125(4), 2764) [sample stimuli on Chads webpage]
  • Mersad, K., Polka, L., Sundara, M. & Nazzi, T. (2009). Early prosodic- and transitional probabilities-based speech segmentation abilities in French-learning infants. Presentation at the Society for Research on Child Development
  • Sundara, M., Demuth, K. & Kuhl, P.K. (2008). Positional effects on 2-year-olds’ comprehension and production of 3rd person singular s. Poster presentation at the Boston University Conference on Language Development
  • Sundara, M., Kitamura, C & Nazzi, T. (2008). Behavioral and physiological measures of language preference. Poster at Acoustics08, the 155th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris
  • Vicenik, C. & Sundara, M. (2008). Role of segmental and intonational cues in dialect discrimination. Poster at Acoustics08, the 155th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris [sample stimuli on Chads webpage]
  • Nazzi, T., Mersad, K., Iakimova, G., Sundara, M. & Polka, L. (2008). Differences in the development of speech segmentation abilities in two French dialects. Presentation at the International Association for the Society of Child Language, Edinburgh
  • Nazzi, T., Mersad, K., Iakimova, G., Polka, L., & Sundara, M. (2008). Differences in the development of speech segmentation abilities in two French dialects. Poster at Acoustics08, the 155th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris
  • Polka, L., Proulx, J., & Sundara, M. (2008). Speech segmentation in monolingual and bilingual infants acquiring Canadian English and Canadian French. Poster at Acoustics08, the 155th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris
  • Polka, L., Proulx, J., Mersad, K., Iakimova, G., Sundara, M. & Nazzi, T. (2008). Speech segmentation in French-learning infants: Language-specific and dialect-specific patterns. Presentation at International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver
  • Sundara, M., & Kuhl, P. K. Distinguishing voices: Are infants abilities affected by age or language experience? Poster at the 4th Joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America & the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu.
  • Nazzi, T., Iakimova, G., Bertoncini, J., Polka, L., Sundara, M., & Girard, S. The development of word segmentation in infants acquiring different dialects of French. Poster presentation at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.
  • Sundara, M., & Kuhl, P. K. (2006). Role of language experience in infants discrimination of male and female voice. Presentation at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Kyoto.
  • Iakimova, G., Nazzi, T., Sundara, M., & Polka, L. (2006). Emerging evidence of differences in segmentation abilities between Parisian and Canadian French infants. Poster at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Kyoto.
  • Polka, L., Molnar, M., Sundara, M., Valji, A., & Mattock, K. (2006). Speech perception development in bilingual infants. Conference on Language Acquisition & Bilingualism, Toronto.
  • Polka, L., Molnar, M., Sundara, M., Valji, A., & Mattock, K. (2006). Le dveloppement de la perception de la parole chez lenfant bilingue. ACFAS, Universit du Qubec Montral, Montreal.
  • Sundara, M., Klein, D. & Chen, J,-K. (2005). Neural correlates of phonetic and pitch categorization: Preliminary fMRI data. Poster at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.
  • Cardillo, G., Kuhl, P. K., & Sundara, M. (2005). Relative saliency of pitch versus phonetic cues in infancy. Poster at 150th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis (Abstract in JASA, 118(3), 1962).
  • Cardillo, G., Kuhl, P. K., & Sundara, M. (2005). Speech in music: Encoding pitch and segmental information in infant development. Poster at the Society of Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) Workshop, San Diego.
  • Nazzi, T., Iakimova, G., Frdonie, S., Sundara, M., & Polka, L. (2005). Evaluating early speech segmentation in French: Effects of rhythmic types and speech mode. Presentation at the X International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin.
  • Nazzi, T., Iakimova, G., Frdonie, S., Sundara, M., & Polka, L. (2005). Exploring the development of speech segmentation abilities in French. Presentation at the conference on Emerging Language Abilities, Lyon.

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