Papers

Self-directed learning by preschoolers in a naturalistic overhearing context. Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Xu, F. (2021). Cognition, 206, 104415. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint) (repo)

What causes the word gap? Financial concerns may systematically suppress child-directed speech. Ellwood-Lowe, M., Foushee, R., & Srinivasan, M. (2021). Developmental Science. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint) (repo)

Selective attention based on speech complexity and learning rate. Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Xu, F. (submitted). (BibTeX) (preprint)

Child-directed listening: How caregiver inference enables children's early verbal communication. Meylan, S. C., Foushee, R., Bergelson, E., & Levy, R. (preprint)

Variations in syntax or lexical semantics on object and substance kind construal: A Mayan case study. Li, P., Chen, F., Foushee, R., Barner, D., & Carey, S. (under revision).

Do the effects of psychologically induced scarcity replicate? An empirical audit and review. O'Donnell, M., Dev, Amelia S., Antonoplis, S., Baum, S., Benedetti, A., Brown, D., Carrillo, B., Choi, A., Connor, P. R., Donnelly, K., Ellwood-Lowe, M. E., Foushee, R., Jansen, R., Jarvis, S. N., Lundell-Creagh, R., Ocampo, J. M., Okafor, G. N., Azad, Z. R., Rosenblum, M., Schatz, D., Stein, D. H., Wang, Y., Moore, D. A., & Nelson, L. D. (under revision).

Could both be right? Children's and adults' sensitivity to subjectivity in language. Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (in prep).

Sociolinguistic development in a diverse multilinguistic environment. Foushee, R., Baharloo, R., & Srinivasan, M. (in prep).

‘Two-pound cookies’ or ‘two pounds of cookies’: Children’s appreciation of quantity expressions. Foushee, R., Falkou, N., & Li, P. (2016). Language Acquisition, 24(4), 400–416. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint)

Linguistic conventionality and the role of epistemic reasoning in mutual exclusivity inference. Srinivasan, M., Foushee, R., Bartnof, A. & Barner, D (2019). Cognition, 189, 193–208. (BibTeX) (repo) (publisher) (preprint)

When Allah meets Ganesha: Developing supernatural concepts in a religiously diverse society. Shtulman, A., Foushee, R., Barner, D., Dunham, Y., & Srinivasan, M. (2019). Cognitive Development, 52. (BibTeX) (publisher) (preprint)

Learning language from within: Children use semantic generalizations to infer new word meanings. Srinivasan, M., Al-Mughairy, S., Foushee, R., & Barner, D. (2017). Cognition, 159, 193–208. (BibTeX) (repo) (publisher) (preprint)

Proceedings

What counts as math? Relating conceptions of math with anxiety about math. Foushee, R., Jansen, R., & Srinivasan, M. (2017). In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Could both be right? Children’s and adults’ sensitivity to subjectivity in language. Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (2017). In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Active overhearing: Development in preschoolers’ skill at ‘listening in’ to naturalistic overheard speech. Foushee, R. & Xu, F. (2016). In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Daxing with a dax: Evidence of productive lexical structures in children. Al-Mughairy, S., Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Barner, D. (2015). In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

Lexical complexity of child-directed and overheard speech: Implications for learning. Foushee, R., Griffiths, T., & Srinivasan, M. (2016). In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. (BibTeX) (pdf)

White Papers

Reimagining school readiness: A literature review. Hadani, H. & Foushee, R. (2016). (BibTeX) (pdf)

Curious minds: What research tells us about building STEM connections in early childhood. Hadani, H., Kennedy, K., Foushee, R., & Jaeger, G. (2017). (BibTeX) (pdf)

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Early lexical knowledge in infants primarily exposed to overheard speech. Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. (November 2021). 46th Annual Meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development (bucld46).

Linguistic alignment in parent-child verbal communication and gesture. Foushee, R., Byrne, D., Casillas, M., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (September 2021). Computational Communication & Development Brownbag, Aix-Marseille University.

Learning from language directed to other children. Foushee, R. & Casillas, M. (August 2021). Child Language Lab, Northwestern University.

Leaps of faith across communicative development. Foushee, R., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (May 2021). Modalities of Language Meeting, University of Chicago.

Adjectives and the tension between conventionality and subjectivity in language. Foushee, R.. (April 2021). Comparative Human Development Colloquium, University of Chicago.

The impact of speech complexity on preschoolers' attention and learning. Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M., & Xu, F. (April 2021). Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (srcd21).

Differential impacts of linguistic alignment across caregiver-child dyads and levels of linguistic structure. Foushee, R., Byrne, D., Casillas, M., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (March 2021). 34th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (cuny2021).