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Suzanne Curtin

Suzanne Curtin, associate professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary


Archer, S.L., & Curtin, S. (accepted). Nine-month-olds use frequency of onset clusters to segment novel words. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Vukatana, E., Curtin, S., Graham, S.A. (accepted). Infants’ acceptance of phonotactically illegal word forms as object labels. Journal of Child Language.

Lazenby, D., Sideridis, G., Huntington, N., Prante, M., Dale, P., Curtin, S., Henkel, L., Iverson, J., Carver, L., Dobkins, K., Akshoomoff, N., Tagavi, D., Nelson III, C., Tager-Flusberg, H. (2016). Language Differences at 12 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(3), 899-909.

Vukatana, E., Graham, S.A., & Curtin, S. (2015). One is not enough: Multiple exemplars facilitate infants’ generalizations of novel properties.  Infancy, 20(5), 548-575. DOI:

Archer, S., Zamuner, T., Engel, K., Fais, L., & Curtin, S. (2016). 12- and 20-month-olds’ ability to perceive coda consonants: effects of position and voicing. Language Learning and Development, 12(1), 60-78. DOI:10.1080/15475441.2014.979490.

Messinger, D., Young, G.S., Webb, SJ., Ozonoff, S., Bryson, S., Carter, A., Carver, L., Charman, T., Chawarska, K., Curtin, S., Dobkins, K., Hutman, T., Iverson, J.M., Landa, R., Nelson, C.A., Stone, W.L., Tager-Flusberg, H., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2015). Early sex differences are not autism-specific: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium study. Molecular Autism, 6(32), 1-11. DOI 10.1186/s13229-015-0027-y.

Ference, J., & Curtin, S. (2015). The Ability to Map Differentially Stressed Labels to Objects Predicts Language Development at 24 months in 12-month-olds at High-Risk for Autism, Infancy, 20(3), 242–262.

Curtin, S., & Zamuner, T.S. (2014). Understanding the developing sound system: interactions between sounds and words. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 5, 589–602.
 Doi: 10.1002/wcs.1307.

Vouloumanos, A., & Curtin, S. (2014). Tuned to speech: How infants’ attention to speech predicts language development. Cognitive Science, 38( 8), 1675–1686.

MacKenzie, H., Graham, S.A., Curtin, S., & Archer, S.L. (2014). The flexibility of 12-month-olds’ preferences for phonologically appropriate object labels. Developmental Psychology, 50(2), 422-430. doi: 10.1037/a0033524.

Archer, S., Ference, J., Curtin, S. (2014). Now you hear it. 14-month-olds succeed at learning minimal pairs in stressed syllables. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(1), 110-122. DOI:10.1080/15248372.2012.728544.

Ference, J., & Curtin, S. (2013). Attention to Lexical Stress and Early Vocabulary Growth in 5-month-olds at Risk for Autism. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 16(4), 891-903.

Curtin, S., & Vouloumanos, A. (2013). Preference for speech in infancy predicts autistic-like behavior at 18 months, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(9), 2114-2120. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-013-1759-1.

Droucker, D., Curtin, S., & Vouloumanos, A. (2013). Linking infant-directed-speech and face preferences to language outcomes in infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 567 - 576.

MacKenzie, H., Curtin, S., & Graham, S.A. (2012). Class Matters: 12-month-olds’ word-object associations privilege content over function words. Developmental Science, 15(6), 753-761.

MacKenzie, H., Curtin, S. & Graham, S.A. (2012). 12-Month-Olds' Phonotactic Knowledge Guides Their Word-Object Mappings. Child Development 83(4), 1129-1136.

Curtin, S., Campbell, J., & Hufnagle, D.G. (2012). Mapping novel labels to actions: How the rhythm of words guides infants’ learning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,112(2), 127-140.

Archer, S.L. & Curtin, S. (2011). Perceiving onset clusters in infancy. Infant Behavior and Development, 34(4),534-540.

Curtin, S., Byers-Heinlein, K., & Werker, J.F. (2011). Bilingual beginnings as a lens for theory development. Special Issue of Journal of Phonetics, 39, 492-504.

Curtin, S. (2011). Do newly formed word representations encode non-criterial information? Journal of Child Language, 38(4), 904-917.

Mackenzie, H., Graham, S.A., & Curtin, S. (2011). 12-month-olds Privilege Words over Other Linguistic Sounds in an Associative Learning Task.  Developmental Science, 14(2), 399-410.

Shea, C. & Curtin, S. (2011). Experience, representations and the production of second language allophones. Second Language Research, 27, 229-250.

Shea, C., & Curtin, S. (2010). Discovering the relationship between context and allophones in a second language: Evidence for distribution-based learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 32(4), 581 -606.

Curtin, S. (2010). Young infants encode lexical stress in newly encountered words.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 105, 376-385.

Curtin, S. (2009). Twelve-month-olds learn word-object associations differing only in stress patterns. Journal of Child Language, 36, 1157-1165.

Curtin, S., Fennell, C., & Escudero, P. (2009). Weighting of acoustic cues explains patterns of word-object associative learning. Developmental Science. 12,725-731.

Curtin, S., Mintz, T.H., & Christiansen, M.H. (2005). Stress Changes the Representational Landscape: Evidence from Word Segmentation. Cognition, 96, 233-262.

Werker, J.F. & Curtin, S. (2005). PRIMIR: A Developmental Framework of Infant Speech Processing. Language Learning and Development, 1(2), 197-234.

Curtin, S., F.R. Manis and M.S. Seidenberg (2001). Parallels between the reading and spelling deficits of two subgroups of developmental dyslexia. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 14: 515-547.

Christiansen, M.H. & Curtin, S.L. (1999). Transfer of learning: Rule acquisition or statistical learning? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 289-290.

Manis. F.R., Seidenberg, M.S., Stallings, L., Joanisse, M.F., Bailey, C., Freedman, L. Curtin, S., & Keating, P. (1999). Development of dyslexic subgroups: A one-year follow up. Annals of Dyslexia, 49, 105-134.

Curtin, S., Goad, H. & Pater, J.  (1998) Levels of Representation and Transfer: The acquisition of Thai voice and aspiration by English and French learners.  Second Language Research, 14, 389-405.

Book chapters

Dick, F., Krishnan, S., Leech, R., & Curtin, S. (2015). Language Development. In Hickok & Small (Eds.), Neurobiology of Language, 1st Edition. Ch 31, Elsevier.

Curtin, S. (2014). Speech processing (development of). In Brooks, P.J., & V. Kempe (Eds), Encyclopedia of Language Development, 580-584.

Curtin, S., & Graham, S. (2014). Early word learning. In Brooks, P.J., & V. Kempe (Eds), Encyclopedia of Language Development, 183-186.

Curtin, S., & Archer, S.A. (accepted). Prelinguistic speech perception. In  Bavin, E. (Ed.), The Cambridge University Press Handbook of Child Language. Cambridge: Cambridge  University Press, 107-124.

Curtin, S., & Hufnagle, D. G. (2008). Speech Perception, development. In Larry R. Squire, Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Academic Press: Oxford, 233-238.

Curtin, S., & Hufnagle, D.G. (2008). Prelinguistic speech perception. In  Bavin, E. (Ed.), The Cambridge University Press Handbook of Child Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 107-124.

Curtin, S. & Werker, J.F. (2007). Perceptual Foundations of Phonological Development. In M. Gareth Gaskell, G.T.M Altmann, P.Bloom, A. Caramazza and P. Levelt (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Oxford University Press.



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