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Queen's University Language & Cognition Lab
Publications


Fitneva, S. A. (in press). Evidential markers. In P. Brooks, V. Kempe, J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Fitneva, S. A.
, Lam, N. H. L., Dunfield, K. A. (2013). The development of children’s information gathering: To look or to ask? Developmental Psychology, 49, 533-542. DOI:10.1037/a0031326

Fitneva, S. A
. (2012). Beyond answers: Questions and children’s learning. In J.P. de Ruiter (Ed.) Questions: formal, functional, and interactional perspectives, (pp. 165-178). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fitneva, S. A., & Christiansen, M. H. (2011). Looking in the wrong direction correlates with better word learning.Cognitive Science, 35, 367-380.

Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. C., & Fitneva, S. A. (2011). Arbitrariness of the sign: Learning advantages from the structure of the vocabulary. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140(3), 325-347.

Ceci, S.J., Fitneva, S. A., & Williams, W. M. (2010). Representational constraints on the development of memory and metamemory: A developmental-representational synthesis. Psychological Review, 117, 464-495.

Fitneva, S. A. (2010). Children's representation of child and adult knowledge. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 458-484.

Fitneva, S. A., & Dunfield, K. A. (2010). Selective information seeking after a single encounter. Developmental Psychology, 46(5), 1380-1384.

Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. C., Farmer, T. A., & Fitneva, S. A. (2010). Measures of phonological typicality: Robust coherence and psychological validity. The Mental Lexicon, 5, 281-299.

Fitneva, S. A. (2009). Evidentiality and trust: The role of informational goals. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 125, 49-61.

Fitneva, S. A., Christiansen, M. H., & Monaghan, P. (2009) From sound to syntax: phonological constraints on children's lexical categorization of new words. Journal of Child Language 36(5), 967-997.

Fitneva, S. A., & Song, Y. (2009). The comprehension of "left" and "right" in a referential communication task. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2687-2691). Cognitive Science Society.

Matsui, T., & Fitneva, S. A., (2009). How do we know what we know: evidentiality in cognitive development New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 125, 1-11.

Fitneva, S. A. (2008). Evidentiality in Bulgarian children's reliability judgments. Journal of Child Language 35(4), 845-868. (Download pdf)

Fitneva, S. A. & Spivey, M. J. (2004). Context and language processing: The effect of authorship. In J. Trueswell & M. Tanenhaus (Eds.), World Situated Language Use: Psycholinguistic, Linguistic and Computational Perspectives on Bridging the Product and Action Traditions, (pp. 317-327). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Spivey, M. J., Richardson, D. C., & Fitneva, S. A. (2004). Memory outside of the brain: oculomotor indexes to visual and linguistic Information. In J. Henderson and F. Ferreira (Eds.), The Interface of Language, Vision, and Action: Eye Movements and the Visual World (pp. 161-189). New York: Psychology Press.

Fitneva, S. A. (2001). Epistemic marking and reliability judgments: Evidence from Bulgarian. Journal of Pragmatics, 33(3), 401-420.


Edited Volume

Fitneva, S. A., & Matsui, T. (2009). Evidentiality: A window into language and cognitive development, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 125. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Recent Presentations

Christiansen, M. C., Fitneva, S. A. & Monaghan, P. (July, 2011). A trade-off between arbitrary and systematic form-meaning mappings in language learning. Paper presented at the XIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, Canada.
 
Fitneva, S.A., & Aydogdu, G.** (July, 2011). Evidentials in child-adult conversations in Turkish. Paper presented at the XIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, Canada.
 
Hadfield, K. M.,** & Fitneva, S. A. (April, 2011). Developmental changes in the preferred information seeking strategies of children. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Montreal, Canada.
 
Pishva, R.,* & Fitneva, S. A. (April, 2011). How do children's perceptions of informant knowledge and willingness to help guide information seeking behaviour? Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Montreal, Canada.
 
Lam, N. H. L.,** Dangaltcheva A.,** Lam, D.,**Fitneva, S. A. (May 2010). To look or to ask? Children's differentiation of information gathering strategies. Poster presented at Development 2010, Ottawa, Canada.
 
Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. C., & Fitneva, S. A. (April 2010) Balancing arbitrariness and systematicity in language evolution. Paper to be presented at Evolang 8, Utrecht, Germany.
 
Pishva, R.,* & Fitneva, S. A. (May 2010). Violations of the Gricean maxim of quantity and children's perception of speaker cooperation. Poster presented at Development 2010, Ottawa, Canada.
 
Fitneva, S. A., & Christiansen, M. H. (November 2009). Advantage for initially incorrect guesses in cross-situational word learning? Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, USA.
 
Fitneva, S. A.(October 2009). Expectations and informant prior accuracy as factors in children's learning about events. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society. San Antonio, TX, USA.
 
Fitneva, S. A., & Hadfield,** K. M. (March 2009). The role of expectations in children's selective information seeking. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Denver, USA.
 
Dunfield, K. A.,* McLaughlin,J.,** Shuster, T.,** & Fitneva, S. A. (2007, May). The Selection of information seeking strategies: Do children prefer to look or ask? Poster presented at the meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
 
Fitneva, S. A. (March 2007). Understanding children's sensitivity to others' knowledge in the context of culture and communication. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Boston, USA.
 
Fitneva, S. A. (March 2007). Bulgarian children's awareness and use of evidentials. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Boston, USA.
 
Dunfield, K. A.* & Fitneva, S. A., (March 2007) Selective information seeking: From informant accuracy to informant reliability. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Boston, USA.
 
Pile,** E., Hatayama, M., & Fitneva, S. A. (March 2007) Canadian and Japanese children's representations of child and adult knowledge: Do adults know it all? Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Boston, USA.
 
Dunfield,* K. A, & Fitneva, S. A. (July 2006). Informant reliability affects information seeking. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Melbourne, Australia.
 
Fitneva, S. A., Christiansen, M. H., & Monaghan, P. (May 2006). French immersion and children's use of phonology to infer grammatical categories. Poster presented at the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism conference, Toronto, Canada.
 
Dunfield,* K. A., & Fitneva, S. A. (2005). Influence of informant reliability on children's information seeking. Cognitive Development Society,San Diego, CA.
 
Fitneva, S. A., Dunfield,* K. A., Christiansen, M. H., & Monaghan, P., Stier,** T. J. (2005). Variation in children's use of phonology to infer grammatical categories. Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.

 * - graduate student; ** - undergraduate student

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