Books

Conference Presentations


2020-Present

  • Johnson, S. C., Schalla, T., & Suanda, S. H. (2021, April 7–9). In the right neighborhood: Semantic coherence in parents’ ambiguous naming events [Poster Presentation]. Biennial Meeting for the Society in Research on Child Development, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
  • Long, M. N., Quinn, E. & Suanda, S. H. (2021, April 7-9). When Cues Collide: Parents’ Speech Disambiguates between Conflicting Socio-Perceptual Cues to Reference [Poster presentation]. Biennial Meeting for the Society in Research on Child Development, Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Long, M. N. & Suanda, S. H. (2021, April 7-9). The Other Clutter: Verbal Clutter and Statistical Word-Referent Learning [Flash talk presentation]. Biennial Meeting for the Society in Research on Child Development, Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • MacDonald, S., Kinnie, B., Logan, A. E., Green, Z., Johnson, S. C., & Suanda, S. H. (2021, April 7–9). Information sources for word meaning in children’s picture books [Poster Presentation]. Biennial Meeting for the Society in Research on Child Development, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
  • Johnson, S. C., Schalla, T., & Suanda, S. H. (2020, November 5 –8). Referential uncertainty in the word learner’s input: New insights from the Human Simulation Paradigm [Poster Presentation]. Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, United States.
  • Long, M. N. & Suanda, S. H. (2020, November 5-8). A Sea of Words: Verbal Clutter and Statistical Word-Referent Learning [Poster presentation]. Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, United States.
  • Johnson, S. C., Schalla, T., & Suanda, S. H. (2020, July 6–9). Referential uncertainty in the word learner’s input: New insights from the Human Simulation Paradigm [Poster Presentation]. International Congress of Infant Studies Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Long, M. N. & Suanda, S. H. (2020, July 6-9). The Statistics of Parent Object Talk: Implications for Statistical Word-Referent Learning [Poster presentation]. International Congress of Infant Studies Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Journal Articles


2016-2020
  • Abney, D.H., Suanda, S.H., Smith, L.B., & Yu, C. (2020). What are the building blocks of parent-infant coordinated attention in free-flowing interaction? Infancy.[pdf]
  • Suanda, S.H., Barnhart, M., Smith, L.B., & Yu, C. (2019). The signal in the noise: The visual ecology of parents’ object naming. Infancy, 24, 455-476. [pdf]
  • Elmlinger, S. L., Suanda, S. H., Smith, L. B., & Yu, C. (2019). Toddlers’ hands organize parent-toddler attention across different social contexts. Proceedings of the Ninth Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics.
  • Yu, C., Suanda, S.H., & Smith, L.B. (2019). Infant sustained attention but not joint attention to objects at 9 months predicts vocabulary at 12 and 15 months. Developmental Science, 22: e12735. [pdf]
  • Suanda, S.H., Smith, L.B., & Yu, C. (2016). The multisensory nature of verbal discourse in parent-toddler interactions. Developmental Neuropsychology, 41, 324-341. [pdf]
  • Suanda, S.H., Smith, L.B., & Yu, C. (2016). More than words: The many ways extended discourse facilitates word learning. In Trueswell, Papafragou,Grodner, & Mirman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2011-2015

  • Suanda, S.H., Mugwanya, N., & Namy, L.L. (2014). Cross-situational statistical word learning in young children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 126, 395-411. [pdf]
  • Smith, L.B., Suanda, S.H., & Yu, C. (2014). The unrealized promise of infant statistical word-referent learning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18, 251-258. [pdf]
  • Suanda, S.H., Meyer, K.A., Broesch, T., Kolkin, L., & Namy, L.L. (2013). Two year-olds’ failure to learn gestures as object labels: A problem of association or symbolic interpretation? Language, Learning, & Development, 9, 50-65. [pdf]
  • Suanda, S.H., & Namy, L.L. (2013). The organization of words and symbolic gestures in an 18-month-old’s lexicon: Evidence from a disambiguation task. Infancy, 18, 276-288. [pdf]
  • Suanda, S.H., & Namy, L.L. (2013). Young word learner’s interpretations of words and symbolic gestures within the context of ambiguous reference. Child Development, 84, 143-153. [pdf]
  • Suanda, S.H., Foster, S.B., Smith, L., & Yu, C. (2013). Attentional constraints and statistics in toddlers’ word learning. Proceedings of the Third Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics.
  • Suanda, S.H., & Namy, L.L. (2012). Detailed Behavioral Analysis as a Window into Cross-Situational Word Learning. Cognitive Science, 36, 545-559. [pdf]

2010 & Earlier

  • Suanda, S.H., Tompson, W., & Brannon, E.M. (2008). Changes in the ability to detect ordinal numerical relationships between 9 and 11 months of age. Infancy, 13, 308-337.
  • Jordan, K.E., Suanda, S.H., & Brannon, E.M. (2008). Intersensory redundancy accelerates preverbal numerical competence. Cognition, 108, 210-221.
  • Brannon, E.M., Suanda, S.H. & Libertus, K. (2007). Increasing precision in temporal discrimination over development parallels the development of number discrimination. Developmental Science, 10, 770-777.
  • Danso, H.A., Sedlovskaya, A., & Suanda, S.H. (2007). Perceptions of immigrants: Modifying the attitudes of individuals higher in social dominance orientation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1113-1123.