My Publications

Scholarly Book Chapters

Liu, L. (2014).The Effects of Bilingualism on Infant Language Development: The Acquisition of Sounds and Words. Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics, the Netherlands. (ISBN 78-94-6093-129-1. Review: http://linguistlist.org/issues/25/25-4699.html)

Refereed Journal Articles

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (in press). Is mommy talking to daddy or to me? Exploring parental estimates of child language exposure using the Multilingual Infant Questionnaire. International Journal of Multilingualismhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2016.1216120.

Liu, L., Chen, A., & Kager, R. (in press). “Tone perception in Mandarin and Dutch adult listeners”. Language and Linguistics.

Chen, A., Liu, L., & Kager, R. (2016). “Cross-domain correlation in pitch perception, the influence of native language”. Language, Cognition and Neurosciences. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1156715.

Liu, L., & Kager, R. (2016b). Perception of a native vowel contrast by Dutch monolingual and bilingual infants: A bilingual perceptual lead. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(3), 335-345.

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2016a). “Perception of Tones by Bilingual Infants Learning Non-Tone Languages”. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, doi:10.1017/S1366728916000183.

Chen, A., Liu, L., & Kager, R. (2015). Cross-linguistic perception of Mandarin tone sandhi. Language Sciences, 48, 62-69.

Liu, L., & Kager, R. (2015b). Understanding Phonological Acquisition through Phonetic Perception: The Influence of Exposure and Acoustic Salience. Phonological Studies, (18), 51-58.

Liu, L., & Kager, R. (2015a). Bilingual exposure influences infant VOT perception. Infant Behavior and Development, 38, 27-36.

Liu, L. & Kager, R. W. J. (2014). “Non-tone-learning infants’ perception of tones”. Cognition, 133(2), 185-194.

Proceedings

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2014). “The discrimination of tonal contrasts by monolingual and bilingual adults” Proceedings of the 4th Tone Aspects of Language Conference. (http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/tal_2014/tl14_087.html)

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2013). “How Bilingualism Alter Infants' Tone Perception during Perceptual Reorganization”. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 231-240, Cascadilla Press.

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2012). “Non-tone Monolingual and Bilingual Infants' Tone Perception under Perceptual Reorganization”. Proceedings of the 3rd Tone Aspects of Language Conference.

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2012). “Non-native Tone Perception from Infant to Adult: How Consistent and Flexible is it?” Speech Prosody 2012 Proceedings

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2011). “Dutch infants' sensitivity to lexical tones under perceptual reorganization: a cross-sectional study” PLRT Proceedings.

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2011). “How do Statistical Learning and Perceptual Reorganization Alter Dutch Infant's Perception to lexical Tones?” Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 17, 1270-1273, Hong Kong.

Liu, L. & Kager, R. (2011). “Is Perceptual Reorganization Affected by Statistical Learning? Dutch Infants’ Sensitivity to Lexical Tones”. In Proceedings of the 35th annual Boston University conference on language development, pp. 404-413, Cascadilla Press.

Major Conference Papers

Upcoming events: Ghent University (09/2016)

Upcoming events : New Orleans, ICIS 2016 (26-28/05/2016)

Experimental Psychology Conference – EPC 2016 (30/03-02/04/2016) “When do infants’ gender-specific preferences change?”

Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - GALA 2015 (10-12/09/2015) “The early acquisition of prosody” (Presented by Plenary Speaker René Kager)

The 6th International Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe – TIE 2014 (10-12/09/2014) “Heightened pitch sensitivity in bilingual infants”

The 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language - IASCL 2014 (14-18/07/2014) “New insights on perceptual reorganization in early childhood: Perceptual reorganization and vowel contrast discrimination in the first and second year of life”

The 2014 International Conference on Infant Studies - ICIS 2014 (03-05/07/2014) “The roles of tonal register and pitch contour in word learning”

The Fourth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages - TAL 2014 (13-16/5/2014) “The discrimination of tonal contrasts by monolingual and bilingual adults”

Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia - PaPI 2013 (25-26/6/2013) “Understanding phonological acquisition through phonetic perception: Non-tone-learning infants´ discrimination and word learning of tones” (Best presentation award)

Workshop on Infant Language Development - WILD 2013 (20-22/6/2013) “Bilingual Infants Show an “Advantage” in Perceiving a Native Vowel Contrast”

International Child Phonology Conference - ICPC 2013 (10-12/6/2013) “Bilingual Infants Show an “Advantage” in Perceiving a Native Vowel Contrast”

Utrecht summer school on bilingualism and cognitive control (6/6/2013) “An advantage or a double-edged sword? A dialectal view on the "advantages" in bilingual infancy”

Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting - SRCD 2013 (18-20/4/2013) “Effects of exposure and language dominance on consonant perception in bilingual infants”

International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2013 - ICPP 2013 (25-27/1/2013) “A Speech Perception Loss but an Acoustic Gain - a Cross-age Study of Tone and Non-tone Language Listeners' Perception of Lexical Tones”

The 37th Boston University Conference on Language Development - BUCLD 37 (2-4/11/2012) “How Does Bilingualism Alter Infants' Tone Perception during Perceptual Reorganization?”

The 2012 International Conference on Infant Studies - ICIS 2012 (7-9/6/2012) “Evidence for Early Language Dominance: The development of VOT Discrimination in Mono- and Bilingual Infants” (Poster presentation)

International Child Phonology Conference - ICPC 2012 (4-6/6/2012) “Monolingual and Bilingual Dutch infants’ lexical tone perception under perceptual reorganization - similarities and differences”

The Third International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages - TAL 2012 (26-29/5/2012) “Non-tone Monolingual and Bilingual Infants' Tone Perception under Perceptual Reorganization”

Speech Prosody 2012 (22-25/5/2012) “Non-native Tone Perception from Infant to Adult: How Consistent and Flexible is it?”

Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference – PLRT (22-23/8/2011) “Dutch infants' sensitivity to lexical tones under perceptual reorganization: a cross-sectional study”

The 17th International Congress on Phonetic Science – ICPhS 17 (17-21/8/2011) “How do Statistical Learning and Perceptual Reorganization Alter Dutch Infant’s Perception to Lexical Tones?”

International Child Phonology Conference - ICPC 2011 (15-17/6/2011) “Dutch infants’ lexical tone perception under statistical learning and perceptual reorganization”

Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics - TCP 2011 (11-12/3/2011) “How do Statistical Learning and Perceptual Reorganization Alter Dutch Infant’s Perception to Lexical Tones?”

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Major Invited Talks

Upcoming events: Stanford University (06/2016)

Upcoming events : SSAP, Western Sydney University (05/2016)

The MARCS institute, Western Sydney University, Australia (09/05/2016) The perception of tones across domains, ages, language backgrounds, acoustics, and learning conditions

Presentation at the seasonal meeting of the Phonological Society of Japan (06/06/2014) “Understanding Phonological Acquisition through Phonetic Perception – the Influence of Exposure and Acoustic Salience“

National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics / Tokyo University / RIKEN Brain Sciences Institute, JPN (09, 10, 18/06/2014) “Perception and word learning of tones by monolingual and bilingual non-tone-learning infants”

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognition and Brain Science, GER (26/2/2014) “Monolingual and bilingual non-tone-learning infants´ discrimination and word learning of tones”

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NL (17/5/2013) Language Acquisition Meeting, “Monolingual and bilingual infants' language development in the first two years of life”

University California Berkeley, USA (16/4/2013) Phonetics and Phonology Forum (PHORUM), “Monolingual and bilingual infants' language development in the first two years of life”

University College London, UK (5/8/2011) Speech Science Forum, “Dutch Infants’ sensitivity to Lexical Tones under Perceptual Reorganization: a Cross-Sectional Study”

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NL (28/9/2010) Acquisition of phonology perception and production meeting, “Is statistical learning affected by perceptual reorganization? Dutch infants’ sensitivity to lexical tone discrimination”

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