Jennie E. Pyers, Ph.D.

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University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 
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Crosslinguistic language acquisition, language and thought
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Dan I. Slobin grad student 2004 UC Berkeley
 (The relationship between language and false -belief understanding: Evidence from learners of an emerging sign language in Nicaragua.)
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Pyers JE, Emmorey K. (2022) The iconic motivation for the morphophonological distinction between noun-verb pairs in American Sign Language does not reflect common human construals of objects and actions. Language and Cognition. 14: 622-644
Gappmayr P, Lieberman AM, Pyers J, et al. (2022) Do parents modify child-directed signing to emphasize iconicity? Frontiers in Psychology. 13: 920729
Caselli N, Pyers J, Lieberman AM. (2021) Deaf Children of Hearing Parents Have Age-Level Vocabulary Growth When Exposed to ASL by Six-Months. The Journal of Pediatrics
Pyers J, Senghas A. (2020) Lexical Iconicity is differentially favored under transmission in a new sign language: The effect of type of iconicity. Sign Language and Linguistics. 23: 73-95
Richardson H, Koster-Hale J, Caselli N, et al. (2020) Reduced neural selectivity for mental states in deaf children with delayed exposure to sign language. Nature Communications. 11: 3246
Caselli NK, Lieberman AM, Pyers JE. (2020) The ASL-CDI 2.0: An updated, normed adaptation of the MacArthur Bates Communicative Development Inventory for American Sign Language. Behavior Research Methods
Caselli NK, Pyers JE. (2019) Degree and not type of iconicity affects sign language vocabulary acquisition. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Caselli NK, Pyers JE. (2017) The Road to Language Learning Is Not Entirely Iconic: Iconicity, Neighborhood Density, and Frequency Facilitate Acquisition of Sign Language. Psychological Science. 956797617700498
Magid RW, Pyers JE. (2017) "I use it when I see it": The role of development and experience in Deaf and hearing children's understanding of iconic gesture. Cognition. 162: 73-86
Shield A, Pyers J, Martin A, et al. (2016) Relations between language and cognition in native-signing children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research : Official Journal of the International Society For Autism Research
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