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Morgan, Hb. E. (2015). When does a word emerge? Lexical and phonological variation in a young sign language. San Diego Linguistics Papers, 5, 2-17. pdf

Davenport, T. S., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M. K., Mayberry, R. I., & Halgren, E. (2015). Neural effects of childhood language deprivation on picture processing: Insights from adolescent first-language learners. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society. pdf

Frederiksen, A. T. & Mayberry, R.I. (2015). Tracking reference in space: How L2 learners use ASL referring expressions. Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Child Language Development. pdf

Hall, M. L., Ferreira, V. S., & Mayberry, R. I. (2015). Syntactic priming in American Sign Language. PLoS One. pdf

Lieberman, A. M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2015). Studying sign language acquisition. In E. Orfanidou, B. Woll, & G. Morgan (Eds.) Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical Guide. Malden, MA: Wiley. pdf

Davidson, K. & Mayberry, R. I. (2015). Do adults show an effect of delayed first language acquisition when calculating scalar implicatures? Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics. DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2014.962140.

Hall, M. L., Ahn, D. Y., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreira, V. S. (2015). Production and comprehension show divergent constituent order preferences: Evidence from elicited pantomime. Journal of Memory and Language, 81, 16-33. pdf

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M.K., Davenport, T., Torres, C., Halgren, E., & Mayberry, R.I. (2014) Neural language processing in adolescent first-language learners: Longitudinal case studies in American Sign Language. Cerebral Cortex, pii: bhu273. pdf

Hall, M. L., Ferreira, V., & Mayberry, R.I. (2014). Investigating constituent order change with elicited pantomime: A functional account of SVO emergence. Cognitive Science, 38, 943-972. DOI:10.111/cogx.12105. pdf

Lieberman, A. M., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2014). Real-time processing of ASL signs: Effects of linguistic experience and proficiency. In W. Orman and M. J. Valleau (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 279-291). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pdf

Lieberman, A. M., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2014). Learning to look for language: Development of joint attention in young deaf children. Language Learning and Development, 10, 19-35. pdf

Hall, M. L., Ferreira, V., & Mayberry, R.I. (2014). Investigating constituent order change with elicited pantomime: A functional account of SVO emergence. Cognitive Science pdf.

Lieberman, A. M. (2014). Attention-getting skills of deaf children using American Sign Language in a preschool classroom. Applied Psycholinguistics, 1-19. doi: 10.1017/S0142716413000532. pdf

Lieberman, A. M., Borovsky, A., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2014). Real-time processing of ASL signs: Delayed first language acquisition affects organization of the mental lexicon. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. pdf

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M.K., Davenport, T. S., Torres, C., Halgren, E., Mayberry, R. I. (2013). Neural language processing in adolescent first-language learners: Longitudinal case studies in American Sign Language. Cerebral Cortex. pdf

Mayberry, R. I., Hall, M., & Zvaigane, M. (2013). Subjective frequency ratings for 432 ASL signs. Behavior Research Methods. doi: 10.3758/s13428-013-0370-x. pdf

Leonard, M.K., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Torres, C., Hatrak, M., *Mayberry, R.I., & *Halgren, E. (2013). Neural stages of spoken, written, and signed word processing in beginning second language learners. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:322. doi: 103389/fnhum.2013.00322. *Equally contributing senior authors. pdf

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M. K., Torres, C., Hatrak, M., *Halgren, E., & *Mayberry, R. I. (2013). Neural language processing in adolescent first-language learners. Cerebral Cortex 2013. doi: 10.1.1093/cercor/bht137. *Equally contributing senior authors. pdf

Belanger, N. N., Mayberry, R. I., & Rayner, K. (2013). Orthographic and phonological preview benefits: Parafoveal processing in skilled and less-skilled deaf readers. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: 10.1080/ 17470218.2013.780088. pdf

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Leonard, M.K., Halgren, E., Mayberry, R.I. (2013). The neural correlates of childhood linguistic isolation. In S. Baiz, N. Goldman, R. Hawkes (Eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Vol. 1 , 110-121. Boston: Cascadilla Press. pdf

Hall, M., Mayberry, R. I., & Ferreria, V. (2013). Cognitive constraints on constituent order: Evidentityence from elicited pantomime. Cognition, 129, 1-17. pdf

Lieberman, A.M., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R.I. (2013). Learning to look for language: Development of joint attention in young deaf children. Language Learning and Development. doi.org/ 10.1080/15475441.2012.760381. pdf

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Lieberman, A.M., & Mayberry, R.I. (2013). The initial stages of language acquisition begun in adolescence: When late looks early. Journal of Child Language, 40(2), 391-414. pdf

Pénicaud, S., Klein, D., Zatorre, R.J., Chen, J.K., Witcher, P., Hyde, K., & Mayberry, R.I. (2012). Structural brain changes linked to delayed first language acquisition in congenitally deaf individuals. NeuroImage, 66, 42-49. pdf

Del Giudice, A. (2012). The emergence of duality of patterning through iterated learning: Precursors to phonology in a visual lexicon. Language and Cognition, 4(4), 381-418. pdf

Leonard, M.K., Ferjan Ramirez, N., Torres, C., Travis, K., Hatrak, M., *Mayberry, R. I., & *Halgren, E. (2012). Signed words in the congenitally deaf evoke typical late lexico-semantic responses with no early visual responses in left superior temporal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(28), 9700-9705. *Equally contributing senior authors. pdf

Falchook, A.D., Mayberry, R.I., Poizner, H., Burtis, D. B., Doty, L., & Heilman, K. M. (2012). Sign language aphasia from a neurodegenerative disease. Neurocase, 1, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/ 13554794.2012.690427 pdf

Hall, M. L., Ferreira, V. S., & Mayberry, R. I. (2012). Phonological similarity judgments in ASL: Evidence for maturational constraints on phonetic perception in sign. Sign Language and Linguistics, 15, 104-127. pdf

Morgan, H. E. & Mayberry, R. I. (2012). Complexity in two-handed signs in Kenyan Sign Language: Evidence for sublexical structure in a young sign language. Sign Language and Linguistics, 15, 147-174. pdf

Bélanger, N. N., Slattery, T. J., Mayberry, R. I., & Rayner, K. (2012). Skilled deaf readers have an enhanced perceptual span in reading. Psychological Science, 23(7), 817-823. pdf

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Lieberman, A. M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2012). The initial stages of language acquisition begun in adolescence: When late looks early. Journal of Child Language, 1-24. pdf

Bélanger, N. N., Baum, S. R., & Mayberry, R. I. (2012). Reading difficulties in adult deaf readers of French: Phonological codes, not guilty! Scientific Studies of Reading, 16:3, 263-285. pdf

Mayberry, R. I., Chen, J-K., Witcher, P., & Klein, D. (2011). Age of acquisition effects on the functional organization of language in the adult brain. Brain and Language, 119, 16-29. pdf

Ferjan Ramirez, N., Lieberman, A., & Mayberry, R. I. (2011). The first words acquired by adolescent first-language learners: When late looks early. In N. Danis, K. Mesh, & H. Sung (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 210-221. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pdf

Lieberman, A. M., Hatrak, M., & Mayberry, R. I. (2011). The development of eye gaze control for linguistic input in deaf children. In N. Danis, K. Mesh, & H. Sung (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 391-403. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pdf

Mayberry, R. I., del Giudice, A. A., & Lieberman, A. M. (2011). Reading achievement in relation to phonological coding and awareness in deaf readers: A meta-analysis. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 16, 2, 164-188. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. (2010). Early Language Acquisition and Adult Language Ability: What Sign Language reveals about the Critical Period for Language. In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Volume 2, 281-291. pdf

Allen, T.E., Clark, D.M., del Giudice, A., Koo, D., Lieberman, A., Mayberry, R. I., & Miller, P. (2009). Phonology and reading: A response to Wang, Trezek, Luckner, and Paul. American Annals of the Deaf, 154, 338-345. pdf

Davidson, K., Caponigro, I., & Mayberry, R. (2009). The semantics and pragmatics of clausal question-answer pairs in ASL. Proceedings of the conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory, SALT, 18. pdf

Davidson, K., Caponigro, I., & Mayberry, R. (2008). Clausal question-answer pairs: Evidence from ASL. In Proceedings of the 27th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. N. Abner & J. Bishop, 108-115. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. pdf

Chamberlain, C. & Mayberry, R. I. (2008). ASL syntactic and narrative comprehension in skilled and less skilled adult readers: Bilingual-Bimodal evidence for the linguistic basis of reading. Applied Psycholinguistics, 29, 368-388. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. (2007). When timing is everything: Age of first-language acquisition effects on second-language learning. Applied Psycholinguistics, 28(3), 537-549. pdf

Boudreault, P. & Mayberry, R. I. (2006). Grammatical processing in American Sign Language: Age of first-language acquisition effects in relation to syntactic structure. Language and Cognitive Processes, 21, 608-635. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. (2006). Learning Sign Language as a Second Language. In B. Woll (Ed.), Sign Language, Vol. 6, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition, Ed. Keith Brown, pp. 739-743. Oxford: Elsevier. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. & Squires, B. (2006). Sign Language: Acquisition. In E. Lieven (Ed.), Language Acquisition, Vol. 11, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition, Keith Brown (Ed. in Chief), pp. 291-296. Oxford: Elsevier. pdf

Ducharme, D. & Mayberry, R. I. (2006). L'importance d'une exposition précoce au langage: La périod critique s'appliqué au langage signé tout comme au langage orale In C. Transler, J. Leybaert & J. E. Gombert, L'acquisition du langage par l'enfant sourd: Les signes, L'oral et l'écrit, 15-28. Bruxelles: Marseille: Solal.

Chamberlain, C. & Mayberry, R. (2006). La langue des signes et al lecture: Advancées récentes. In C. Transler, J. Leybaert, & J. E. Gombert (Eds.), In C. Transler, J. Leybaert & J. E. Gombert, L'acquisition du langage par l'enfant sourd: Les signes, L'oral et l'écrit, pp. 275-290. Marseille: Solal.

Mayberry, R. I. & Witcher, P. (2005). What age of acquisition effects reveal about the nature of phonological processing. Center for Research on Language Technical Report, 17, 3. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. & Lock, E. (2003). Age constraints on first versus second language acquisition: Evidence for linguistic plasticity and epigenesis. Brain and Language, 87, 369-383. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. (2003). Beyond babble: Early linguistic experience and language learning ability. In G. Spaai, H. van der Stege, H. de Ridder-Sluiter (Eds.), Vijfig jaar NSDSK: met een Knipoog naar de toekomst. Utrecht: Lemma. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. (2002). Cognitive development of deaf children: The interface of language and perception in neuropsychology. In S. J. Segaolwitz & I. Rapin (Eds.) Handbook of Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition, Volume 8, Part II, 71-107. 2nd Edition. Amsterdam: Elsvier. pdf

Mayberry, R. I., Lock, E. & Kazmi, H. (2002). Linguistic ability and early language exposure. Nature, 417, 38. pdf

Ducharme, D. & Mayberry, R. I. (2002). Learning to read French: When does phonological decoding matter? Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Vol. 1, 187-196.

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Mayberry, R. I. (2001). How do profoundly deaf children learn to read? Learning Disabilities Research and Practice (Special issues: Emergent and early literacy: Current status and research directions), 16, 221-228. pdf

Mayberry, R. I., & Jaques, J. (2000). Gesture production during stuttered speech: Insights into the nature of gesture-speech integration. In D. McNeill (Ed.), Language and Gesture, 199-213. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. & Nicholadis, E. (2000). Gesture reflects language development: Evidence from bilingual children. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 9, 192-196. pdf

Marentette, P. & Mayberry, R. I. (2000). Principles for an emerging phonological system: A case study of acquisition of ASL. In C. Chamberlain, J. Morford & R. I. Mayberry (Eds.), Language Acquisition by Eye, 71-90. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. pdf

Morford, J. P. & Mayberry, R. I. (2000). A reexamination of "Early Exposure" and its implications for language acquisition by eye. In C. Chamberlain, J. Morford & R. Mayberry (Eds.), Language Acquisition by Eye, 111-128. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

Chamberlain, C. & Mayberry, R. I. (2000). Theorizing about the relationship between ASL and reading. In C. Chamberlain, J. Morford & R. I. Mayberry (Eds.), Language Acquisition by Eye, pp. 221-260. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

Nicholadis, E., Mayberry, R. & Genesee, F. (1999). Gesture and early bilingual development. Developmental Psychology, 35, 514-526. pdf

Mayberry, R., Jaques, J. & DeDe, G. (1998). What stuttering reveals about the development of the gesture-speech relationship. New Directions for Child Development, 79, 77-87. pdf

Mayberry, R. (1998). The critical period for language acquisition and the deaf child's language comprehension: A psycholinguistic approach. Bulletin d'Audiophonologie: Annales Scientifiques de L'Université de Franche-Comté, 15, 349-358.

Mayberry, R. I. & Shenker, R. C. (1997). Gesture mirrors speech motor control in stutterers. In W. Hulstijn, H. Peters & P. van Lieshout (Eds.), Speech Motor Production and Fluency Disorders pp. 183-190. Amsterdam: Elsvier Science. pdf

Yoshinaga-Itano, C., Snyder, L. S. & Mayberry, R. (1996). How do deaf and normally hearing students convey meaning within and between written sentences. Volta Review, 98, 3-38. pdf

Yoshinaga-Itano, C., Snyder, L. & Mayberry, R. (1996). Can lexical/semantic skills differentiate deaf or hard-of-hearing readers and nonreaders? Volta Review, 98, 39-62. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. (1995). Mental phonology in language comprehension, or what does that sign mistake mean? In K. Emmorey & J. Reilly (Eds.), Language, Gesture, and Space, pp. 355-370. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Shenker, R., Mayberry, R., Scoble, J., Grothe, M. & White, K. (1995). The gesture-speech relationship in stuttering: Preliminary findings and applications to treatment. First World Congress on Fluency Disorders, 1, 116-118.

Mayberry, R. I. (1994). The importance of childhood to language acquisition: Insights from American Sign Language. In J. C. Goodman & H. C. Nusbaum (Eds.), The Development of Speech Perception: The Transition from Speech Sounds to Words, pp. 57-90. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Mayberry, R. I. (1993). First-language acquisition after childhood differs from second-language acquisition: The case of American Sign Language. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 36, 1258-1270. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. (1993). The first-language timing hypothesis as demonstrated by American Sign Language. Stanford Child Language Research Forum, 25, 76-85.

Mayberry, R. I. (1992). The cognitive development of deaf children: Recent insights. In Rapin & S. Segalowitz (Eds.), Child Neuropsychology, Volume 7 of Handbook of Neuropsychology, F. Boller & J. Grafman (Series Eds.), pp. 51-68. Amsterdam: Elsvier.

Mayberry, R. I. & Eichen, E. B. (1991). The long-lasting advantage of learning sign language in childhood: Another look at the critical period for language acquisition. Journal of Memory and Language, 30, 486-512. pdf

Mayberry, R. I. & Waters, G. S. (1991). Children's memory for sign and fingerspelling in relation to production rate and sign language input. In P. Siple and S. Fischer (Eds.), Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research: Volume II, Psychology, pp. 211-229. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Mayberry, R. I. & Fischer, S. D. (1989). Looking through phonological shape to lexical meaning: The bottleneck of nonnative sign language processing. Memory and Cognition, 17, 740-754. pdf

Mayberry, R. & Wodlinger-Cohen, R. (1987). After the revolution: Educational practice and the deaf child's communication skills. In E. Mindel & M. Vernon (Eds.), They Grow in Silence, pp. 149-185. Boston: College Hill Press/Little Brown & Co, Second Edition.

Mayberry, R., Wodlinger-Cohen, R. & Goldin-Meadow, S. (1987). Symbolic development in deaf children. New Directions for Child Development, 36, 109-126.

Mayberry, R. & Tuchman, S. (1985). Memory for sentences in American Sign Language: The influence of age of first sign learning. In W. Stokoe & V. Volterra (Eds.), Proceedings of the IIIe. International Symposium on Sign Language Research, pp. 120-125. Silver Spring, Md.: Linstock Press.

Mayberry, R., Fischer, S., & Hatfield, N. (1983). Sentence repetition in American Sign Language. In J. Kyle & B. Woll (Eds.), Language in Sign: An International Perspective, pp. 206-215. London: Croom Helm.

Mayberry, R. I. (1981). Sign language. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1, 151-159.

Mayberry, R. I. (1978). French-Canadian Sign Language [Quebec Sign Language]: A study of inter-sign language comprehension. In P. Siple (Ed.), Understanding Language through Sign Language Research, pp. 340-372. NY: Academic Press.

Mayberry, R. I. (1978). Manual communication. In H. Davis & S. R. Silverman (Eds.), Hearing and Deafness, pp. 400-417. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 4th Edition.

Mayberry, R. I. (1976). An assessment of some oral and manual-language skills of hearing children of deaf parents. American Annals of the Deaf, 1121, 507-512.

Mayberry, R. I. (1976). If a chimp can learn sign language, surely my nonverbal client can too. Asha, 118, 223-228.

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