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Queen's University

Stanka Fitneva


Associate Professor

B.A., Smith College, 1996
Ph.D., Cornell University 2003

T: 613.533.2363

349 Humphrey Hall
Psychology Department
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


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Research Interests

My research focuses on language, communication, and socio-cognitive development. I am also interested in the relations between language, culture, and cognition, and children's suggestibility.

Selected Publications

Fitneva, S. A., & Christiansen, M. H. (in press). Looking in the wrong direction correlates with better word learning.Cognitive Science.

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(2), 464-495.

Fitneva, S. A. (2010). Children's representation of child and adult knowledge. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11(4), 420-447.

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

Fitneva, S. A., Christiansen, M. H., Monaghan, P. (2009). From sound to syntax: Children's use of phonology to infer grammatical categories. 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 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2687-2691). Cognitive Science Society.

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

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000