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Recent publications

Sera, M.D., Johnson, K., & Kuo, J. (in press) Classifiers augment and maintain shape-based categorization in Mandarin speakers. Language and Cognition.

Sera, M. D. & Millet, K. G. (2011) Developmental Differences in Shape Processing. Cognitive Development, 26, 1, 40-56.

Kurisnki, E. & Sera, M. D. (2011) Does learning Spanish grammatical gender change English adults’ concepts of inanimate objects? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 14 (2) 203-220.

Sera, M. D. & Goodrich, W. (2010) Who thinks that a piece of furniture refers to a broken couch? Count-Mass Constructions and Individuation in English and Spanish. Journal of Cognitive Linguistics, 21, 3, 419-442.

Kuo, Y., & Sera, M. (2009) Classifier effects on human categorization: the role of shape classifiers in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Volume 18, Number 1, pp. 1-19.

Sera, M., & Millett, K. (2008) The Acquisition of English by Spanish-Speaking Preschoolers. Paper presented at the 25th International Conference of English Teaching and Learning: 2008 International Conference on English Instruction and Assessment

Martin, A. J. & Sera, M. D. (2006) The Acquisition of Spatial Constructions in American Sign Language and English. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Volume 11, Number 4, pp 391-402.

Sera, M., Elieff, C., Forbes, J., Burch, M. Rodríguez, W.,Poulin-Dubois, D. (2002) When Language Affects Cognition and When it Does Not: An Analysis of Grammatical Gender and Classification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, vol. 131, No. 3, 377-397.

Manning, C., Sera, M., & Pick, H.(2002). Understanding how we talk about space: An examination of the meaning of English spatial prepositions. In K. R. Coventry and P. Oliver (Ed.) Spatial Language: Cognitive and Computational Perspectives., pp. 147-164. Dordrecht, NL: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Abecassis, M., Sera, M., Yonas, A., & Schwade, J. (2001) What’s in a Shape? Children Represent Shape Variability Differently Than Adults When Naming Objects. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 78, pp. 213–239


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