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Department of Psychology • 62 Arch Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada • 613-533-6000 ext. 77897 • LanguageAndCognitionLab@gmail.com

Publications

Giardini, F., Fitneva, S.A., Tamm, A. (2019). "Someone told me": Preemptive reputation protection in communication. PLoS ONE, 14(4): e0200883. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200883

Mangardich, H. & Fitneva, S. A. (2019). Gossip, reputation, and language. In F. Giardini, & R. Wittek (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fitneva, S. A. (2018). The acquisition of evidentiality. In A. Aikhenvald (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality (pp. 185-201). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fitneva, S. A., & Christiansen, M. C. (2017). Developmental changes in cross-situational word learning: The inverse effect of initial accuracy. Cognitive Science, 41, 141–161. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12322

Fitneva, S.A., Pile Ho, E., & Hatayama, M. (2016). Japanese and Canadian children’s beliefs about child and adult knowledge: A case for developmental equifinality? PLoS ONE 11(9): e0163018. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0163018

Open Science Collaboration (2015).  Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science. 349(6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716

Fitneva, S. A., & T. Matsui (2015). The emergence and development of language across cultures. In L. A. Jensen (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Published online October 2014. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199948550.013.8

Fitneva, S. A. (2014). Evidential markers. In P. Brooks, & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development (pp. 204-206). 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? (PDF, 313 KB) 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. (PDF, 275 KB) 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. (PDF, 1.75 MB) 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. (PDF, 486 KB) Psychological Review, 117, 464-495.

Fitneva, S. A. (2010). Children's representation of child and adult knowledge. (PDF, 358 KB) Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 458-484.

Fitneva, S. A., & Dunfield, K. A. (2010). Selective information seeking after a single encounter. (PDF, 65 KB) 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. (PDF, 107 KB) 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. (PDF, 156 KB) 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. (PDF, 111 KB) 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. (PDF, 718 KB) 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. (PDF, 1.3 MB) 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

Fitneva, S. A., & Hayward, K.** (March 2019). Friends, strangers, or foes: children’s use of relationships in reasoning about others. Society for Research in Child Development conference, Baltimore, MD.

Li, C. G.,* Albin, M.,**  & Fitneva, S. A. (March 2019). Does word order constrain cross-situational semantic learning? Society for Research in Child Development conference, Baltimore, MD.

Albin, M.,** Li, C. G.,* Wang, Y.,** & Fitneva, S. A. (May 2018). Learning nouns and verbs via cross-situational statistics. Development 2018, St. Catharines, Canada

Snelling, K.,* & Fitneva, S. A. (May 2018). Prediction effects in children's word learning. Development 2018, St. Catharines, Canada

Fitneva, S. A. (June 2017). Syntactic knowledge constrains cross-situational word learning. Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning. Bilbao, Spain

Fitneva, S. A. (August 2017). Expert vs. common knowledge: How many grown-ups have it? Cognitive Science conference. London, UK

Fitneva, S. A. (April 2017). All together now: Learning nouns and verbs via cross-situational statistics. Society for Research in Child Development conference, Austin, TX.

Loma, M.,** & Fitneva, S. A. (March, 2015). Expert vs. common knowledge: How many grown-ups have it? Society for Research in Child Development conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Tamm, A., Fitneva, S. A., & Giardini, F. (August, 2015). Indirect evidentials: A tool for managing competition across languages. Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Albuquerque, NM.

Choi, E.,** & Fitneva, S. A. (July, 2014). Effects of varying initial accuracy of word-referent associations on word learning. Annual Meeting of CSBBCS, Toronto, ON.

Liao, I.,** Vukatana, V.,** Vyas, A.,** & Fitneva, S. A. (May, 2014). Knowledge clustering and children’s information seeking. Development 2014 conference, Ottawa, ON.

Levine, B., Bacopulos, A., Anderson, N., Black, S.E., Davidson, P.S.R., Fitneva, S.A., McAndrews, M.P., Spaniol, J., Jeyakumar, N., Abdi, H., Beaton, D., Owen, A.M., & Hampshire, A. (March, 2013). Validation of a novel computerized test battery for automated testing. Rotman Neuroscience Conference, Toronto, Canada.

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.

* - graduate student; ** - undergraduate student