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Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth

BA New Mexico, MA Indiana, PhD Indiana, FASSA .

Katherine Demuth

Chief Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.520
Phone : +61 2 9850 8783
email : katherine.demuth@mq.edu.au
Homepage : http://www.mq.edu.au/childlanglab

External Address

Child Language Lab/Department of Linguistics
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Profile

Katherine Demuth is a CORE Professor in Linguistics and the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) at Macquarie University, where she is Director of the Child Language Lab and a Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD).
She is also an ARC Laureate Fellow (2013-2018) for research on 'Neural and behavioural evidence for children's learning of grammatical morphology.' Demuth's research focuses on Language Acquisition, including studies of both perception and production across languages. She is especially interested in the development of phonological, morphological and syntactic representations in typically developing children, bilinguals, children with hearing loss, and L2 learning adults. Much of her work is crosslinguistic, using insights from the structure of different languages, along with converging evidence from different research methods, to better understanding the mechanisms underlying the process of language acquisition.

Recent External Appointments

  • Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. (2015 continuing)
  • Fellow, The Royal Society of NSW. (2015 continuing)
  • Member, ARC College of Experts, Humanities and Creative Arts. (2014 - 2016)
  • Member, Advisory Board, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. (2014 - 2019)
  • Visiting Researcher, Laboratoire de Science Cognitive et Psycholinguistique, École Normale Supérieure, Paris. (2013)
  • Editorial Board, Language Acquisition. (2011 continuing)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Santa Fe Institute (SFI), Santa Fe, USA. (2011 - 2017)
  • Editorial Board, Applied Psycholinguistics. (2010 continuing)
  • Executive Committee, International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). (2008 - 2011)
  • Editorial Board, Language Learning and Development. (2003 continuing)
  • Consulting Editor, Linguistics. (2001 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Child Language. (1999 - 2014)
  • Editorial Board, John Benjamins: Language Acquisition & Language Disorders Series. (1997 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Syntax: A Journal of Theoretical, Experimental, and Interdisciplinary Research. (1997 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Studies in African Linguistics. (1995 continuing)

Awards

  • Distinguished Professor, Macquarie University (2014), Demuth, K.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2018) "When bilingualism meets biliteracy: the role of morphological knowledge in spoken language in learning to read." Wang, H.-C., Xu, N., Demuth, K., Hsieh, M., Forster, K., Li , L., & Castles, A. ($8,510)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) "The effort of self-monitoring for articulation errors during reading." Badcock, N., Yuen, I., Demuth, K., & McArthur, G. ($6,300)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2016) "Future proofing Macquarie’s Speech Perception Laboratory." Benders, T., Demuth, K., Cox, F., Sharma, M., Tsukuda, K., Proctor, M., Szakay, A., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Koring, L., Ma, W., & Kung, C. ($136,000)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (2016) "Neuroscan system comprising a Synamps 2/RT 64-channel EEG/EP/ERP and CURRY processing software." McArthur, G., Badcock, N., Demuth, K., Thompson, W.F., Nickels, L., Kinoshita, S., McMahon, C., Arguel, A., & Newall, C. ($99,379)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) "The processing of commas as cues to prosodic boundaries in reading - child study." Schmidt, E., Kung, C., de Lissa, P., Demuth, K., Castles, A., Kinoshita, S., & Johnson, B. ($6,500)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant (2015) "Elastic caps for electroencephalogram (EEG) electrode placement." Badcock, N., Caruana, N., de Lissa, P., Boisvert, I., Sharma, M., McMahon, C., Demuth, K., & McArthur, G. ($2,902)
  • NHMRC Project Grant [APP1088931] (2015 - 2019) "Predicting language skills from early auditory speech discrimination in infants with hearing loss: Implications for early management and intervention." Ching, T.Y.C., Rance, G., Demuth, K., Van Dun, B., Dillon, H., & Sharma, M. ($678,192)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2015) "Phonetics laboratory research facilities." Proctor, M., Cox, F., Demuth, K., Cupples, L., Harrison, E., Sharma, M., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Nickels, L., Johnson, B., Palethorpe, S., Biedermann, B., Sowman, P., Kinoshita, S., & Tsukada, K. ($88,650)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant (2014) "Speech studio equipment." Cox, F., Proctor, M., Demuth, K., Crain, S., Xu, N., Slatyer, H., Kruger, J.-L., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Palethorpe, S., McMahon, C., Barnes, S., Thornton, R., Cupples, L., & Sharma M. ($9,980)
  • ARC Linkage Project [LP140100468] (2014 - 2017) "Learning to talk, talking to learn: Effects of an early childhood language program in remote Northern Territory indigenous communities." Jones, C., Escudero, P., Mattock, K., Sharma, M., Rosas, L., Everitt, P., Taumoepeau, M., Demuth, K., McMahon, C., Spiers, I., Wing, R.J., & Demosthenous, S. ($183,000)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2014) "Articulograph for speech research." Proctor, M., Biedermann, B., Cox, F., Cupples, L., Demuth, K., Harrison, E., Johnson, B., Kinoshita, S., Lin, S., Mannell, R., Nickels, L., Palethorpe, S., Sharma, M., Sowman, P., Thompson, B., Tsukada, K., Yuen, I., & Xu, N. ($75,915)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant Scheme (2013) "Australian English-speaking child language acquisition database". Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., Demuth, K., & McMahon, C. ($9,267)
  • ARC Laureate Fellowship [FL130100014] (2013 - 2018) "Neural and behavioural evidence for children's learning of grammatical morphology." Demuth, K. ($2,865,815)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grants [9201301063]. (2013) "Tobii eye-tracker and sound level meter for testing infants and young children." Demuth, K., Xu Rattanasone, N., Cox, F., Proctor, M., McMahon, C., & Sharma, M. ($77,661)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2013) "Magnetic resonance-compatible integrated audio-visual stimulus delivery system." Seymour, K., Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., McMahon, C., Demuth, K., Magnussen, J., Carlson, T., Curby, K., & Zopf, R. ($40,621)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block (2012 - 2013) "Tobii eye-tracker for testing infants and young children." Demuth, K., Grant, K.-A., McMahon, C., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Sharma, M., Cox, F., Tsukada, K., Zhou, P., & Moscati, V. ($49,150)
  • The Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) Seed Grant (2012) "Investigating young children's sentence processing abilities using EEG." Demuth, K., McMahon, C., Sharma, M., Johnson, B., Peter, V., & Miles, K. ($10,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Seeding Fund (2012) "Exploring children’s sensitivity to discourse/prosodic information." Demuth, K., Sharma, M., & Xu Rattanasone, N. ($10,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2012) “Upgrade of child magnetoencephalography (MEG) system.” Johnson, B.W., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Demuth, K., Brock, J., Sowman, P., Zhou, P., & Johnson, M. ($100,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2012 - 2013) "Processing of sounds, words and sentences: An ERP study." Sharma, M., Demuth, K., Kinoshita, S., Cox, F., Peter, V., & Johnson, B. ($43,062)
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Research Grant [2011000049] (2012 - 2013) "Understanding the sounds of Kaytetye and how to teach them." Turpin, M., Ross, A., Demuth, K., & Harvey, M. ($24,495)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence [CE110001021] (2011 - 2017) "ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders." Crain, S., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J., Coltheart, M., Castles, A., Barnier, A., Brock, J., Byrne, B., Demuth, K., Green, M., Langdon, R., Johnson, B., McArthur, G., Miller, L., Nickels, L., Piguet, O., Savage, G., Thompson, W., Thornton, R. et al. ($21,000,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP110102506] (2011 - 2013) "Computational models of synergies in human language acquisition." Johnson, M., Demuth, K., & Frank, M. ($368,000)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) [R01HD057606] (2008 - 2013) "Constraints on phonological and morphological development." Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. ($1,595,024)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Demuth, K. (In Press). Understanding the development of prosodic words: The role of the lexicon. In P. Prieto & N. Esteve-Gibert (Eds.), Prosodic Development in First Language Acquisition. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Demuth, K. (2015). The acquisition of prosodic phonology and morphology. In E. Bavin & L.R. Naigles (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language (2nd ed., pp. 230-249). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Demuth, K., Dube, S., Miles, K., & Tomas, E. (2015). The acquisition of grammatical morphology. In S. McLeod & J. McCormack (Eds.), Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy. South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Demuth, K. (2014). Prosodic licensing and the development of phonological and morphological representations. In A. Farris-Trimble & J. Barlow (Eds.), Perspectives on Phonological Theory and Development: In honor of Daniel A. Dinnsen (Language acquisition and language disorders series) (pp. 11-24). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  • Turpin, M., Demuth, K., & Campbell, A. (2014). Phonological aspects of Arandic baby talk. In D. Guillemin, R. Pensalfini, & M. Turpin (Eds.), Language description informed by theory (pp. 49-79). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2014). Acquisition of linguistic tonal systems. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development (pp. 352-353). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Demuth, K., & Song, J.Y. (2012). How phonological representations develop during first language acquisition. In A.C. Cohn, C. Fougeron & M. Huffman (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology (pp. 397-406). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Demuth, K. (2011). The acquisition of phonology. In J. Goldsmith, J. Riggle, & A. Yu (Eds.), The Handbook of Phonological Theory (pp. 571-595). Malden, MA: Blackwell.
  • Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Demuth, K., Hanson, H., & Stevens, K.N. (2011). Acoustic cues to stop-coda voicing contrasts in the speech of 2-3-year-olds learning American English. In G.N. Clements, & R. Ridouane (Eds.), Where Do Phonological Features Come From?: Cognitive, physical and developmental bases of distinctive speech categories (pp. 327–342). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.

Periodicals

  • Davies, B., Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2017). Two-year olds' sensitivity to plural morphology: Allomorphic effects. Language Learning and Development, 13(1), 38-53. doi:10.1080/15475441.2016.1219257
  • Holt, C.M., Yuen, I., & Demuth, K. (2017). Discourse strategies and the production of prosody by prelingually deaf adolescent cochlear implant users. Ear and Hearing, 38(2), e101-e108. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000362
  • Hussain, Q., Proctor, M., Harvey, M., & Demuth, K. (In Press). Acoustic characteristics of Punjabi retroflex and dental stops. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Petocz, P. (2017). The role of frequency in learning morphophonological alternations: Implications for children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 1316-1329. doi:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-L-16-0138
  • Tomas, E., van de Vijver, R., Demuth, K., & Petocz, P. (In Press). Acquisition of nominal morphophonological alternations in Russian. First Language. doi:10.1177/0142723717698839
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2017). Planning of hiatus-breaking inserted 'r' in the speech of Australian English-speaking children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 826-835. doi:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-S-16-0085
  • Demuth, K., & Tomas, E. (2016). Understanding the contributions of prosodic phonology to morphological development: Implications for children with specific language impairment. First Language, 36(3), 265-278. doi:10.1177/0142723715626066
  • Dube, S., Kung, C., Peter, V., Brock, J., & Demuth, K. (2016). Effects of type of agreement violation and utterance position on the auditory processing of subject-verb agreement: An ERP study. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1276. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01276
  • Holt, C.M., Demuth, K., & Yuen, I. (2016). The use of prosodic cues in sentence processing by prelingually deaf users of cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing, 37(4), e256-262. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000253
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Demuth, K., & Arciuli, J. (2016). Musicians' edge: A comparison of auditory processing, cognitive abilities and statistical learning. Hearing Research, 342, 112-123. doi:10.1016/j.heares.2016.10.008
  • Miles, K., Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2016). The prosodic licensing of coda consonants in early speech: Interactions with vowel length. Journal of Child Language, 43(2), 265-283. doi:10.1017/S0305000915000185
  • Naigles, L.R., Cheng, M., Xu Rattanasone, N., Tek, S., Khetrapal, N., Fein, D., & Demuth, K. (2016). “You’re telling me!” The prevalence and predictors of pronoun reversals in children with autism spectrum disorders and typical development. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 27, 11-20. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2016.03.008
  • Ren, Y., Wyver, S., Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2016). Social competence and language skills in Mandarin-English bilingual preschoolers: Moderation effect of emotion regulation. Early Education and Development, 27(3), 303-317. doi:10.1080/10409289.2015.1066639
  • Ren, Y., Xu Rattanasone, N., Demuth, K., Andronos, F., & Wyver, S. (2016). Relationships between proficiency with grammatical morphemes and emotion regulation: A study of Mandarin-English preschoolers. Early Child Development and Care. doi:10.1080/03004430.2016.1245189
  • Ren, Y., Xu Rattanasone, N., Wyver, S., Hinton, A., & Demuth, K. (2016). Interpretations of errors made by Mandarin-speaking children on the Preschool Language Scales - 5th Edition Screening Test. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 15, 24-34.
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., Davies, B., Schembri, T., & Demuth, K. (2016). The iPad as a research tool for the understanding of English plurals by English, Chinese and other L1 speaking 3- and 4-year-olds. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1773. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01773
  • Ching, T.Y.C., Xu Rattanasone, N., Macdonald, G., Zhang, V.W., Button, L., & Demuth, K. (2015). Intelligibility of speech produced by children with hearing loss: Conventional amplification versus nonlinear frequency compression in hearing aids. Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids, 3(3), 1000135. doi:10.4172/2375-4427.1000135
  • Harvey, M., Lin, S., Turpin, M., Davies, B., & Demuth, K. (2015). Contrastive and non-contrastive pre-stopping in Kaytetye. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 35, 232-250.
  • Lin, S., & Demuth, K. (2015). Children’s acquisition of English onset and coda /l/: Articulatory evidence. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 13-27. doi:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-S-14-0041
  • Mealings, K.T., Buchholz, J.M., Demuth, K., & Dillon, H. (2015). Investigating the acoustics of a sample of open plan and enclosed Kindergarten classrooms in Australia. Applied Acoustics, 100, 95-105. doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2015.07.009
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2015). The development of the Mealings, Demuth, Dillon, and Buchholz Classroom Speech Perception Test. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 1350-1362. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-14-0332
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J.M., & Dillon, H. (2015). The effect of different open plan and enclosed classroom acoustic conditions on speech perception in Kindergarten children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(4), 2458–2469. doi:10.1121/1.4931903
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J.M., & Dillon, H. (2015). An assessment of open plan and enclosed classroom listening environments for young children: Part 2 - teachers' questionnaires. Journal of Educational, Pediatric & (Re)Habilitative Audiology, 21, 1-19.
  • Mealings, K.T., Dillon, H., Buchholz, J.M., & Demuth, K. (2015). An assessment of open plan and enclosed classroom listening environments for young children: Part 1 - children's questionnaires. Journal of Educational, Pediatric & (Re)Habilitative Audiology, 21, 1-17.
  • Song, J.Y., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Demuth, K. (2015). Development of phonetic variants (allophones) in 2-year-olds learning American English: A study of alveolar stop /t, d/ codas. Journal of Phonetics, 52, 152-169. doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2015.06.003
  • Theodore, R., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2015). Examination of the locus of positional effects on children’s production of plural –s: Considerations from local and global speech planning. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 946-953. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-14-0208
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., Smith-Lock, K., & Petocz, P. (2015). Phonological and morphophonological effects on grammatical development in children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50(4), 516-528. doi:10.1111/1460-6984.12152
  • Yuen, I., Miles, K., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2015). The syllabic status of final consonants in early speech: A case study. Journal of Child Language, 42, 682-694. doi:10.1017/S0305000914000324
  • Kline, M., & Demuth, K. (2014). Syntactic generalization with novel intransitive verbs. Journal of Child Language, 41(3), 543-574. doi: 10.1017/S0305000913000068
  • Mealings, K.T., & Demuth, K. (2014). The role of utterance length and position in 3-year-olds’ production of third person singular -s. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 484-494. doi:10.1044/2013_JSLHR-L-12-0354
  • Mealings, K.T., & Demuth, K. (2014). Cluster reduction and compensatory lengthening in the acquisition of possessive –s. Journal of Child Language, 41(3), 690-704. doi:10.1017/S0305000913000093
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2014). The acquisition of coda consonants by Mandarin early child L2 learners of English. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 17(3), 646-659. doi: 10.1017/S1366728913000618
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2014). Three-year-olds' production of Australian English phonemic vowel length as a function of prosodic context. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(3), 1469–1479. doi:10.1121/1.4864292
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2013). Acoustic investigations into the later acquisition of syllabic -es plurals. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 56, 1260-1271.
  • Song, J.Y., Demuth, K., Evans, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2013). Durational cues to fricative codas in 2-year-olds’ American English: Voicing and morphemic factors. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 2931-2946.
  • Song, J.Y., Demuth, K., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Ménard, L. (2013). The effects of coarticulation and morphological complexity on the production of English coda clusters: Acoustic and articulatory evidence from 2-year-olds and adults using ultrasound. Journal of Phonetics, 41, 281-295.
  • Demuth, K., & Weschler, S. (2012). The acquisition of Sesotho nominal agreement. Morphology, 21, 67-88.
  • Demuth, K., Patrolia, M., Song, J.Y., & Masapollo, M. (2012). The development of articles in children’s early Spanish: Prosodic interactions between lexical and grammatical form. First Language, 32(1-2), 17-37.
  • Evans, K., & Demuth, K. (2012). Individual differences in pronoun reversal: Evidence from two longitudinal case studies. Journal of Child Language, 39(1), 162-191.
  • Song, J.Y., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012). The development of acoustic cues to coda contrasts in young children learning American English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131(4), 3036-3050.
  • Theodore, R. M., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012). Effects of articulatory planning factors on children's production of plural -s. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132(3), 2000.
  • Theodore, R., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012). Segmental and positional effects on children’s coda production: Comparing evidence from perceptual judgments and acoustic analysis. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 26(9), 755-773.
  • Demuth, K. (2011). Interactions between lexical and phonological development: Cross-linguistic and contextual considerations - a commentary on Stoel-Gammon's 'Relationships between lexical and phonological development in young children'. Journal of Child Language, 38, 69-74.
  • Sundara, M., Demuth, K., & Kuhl, P. (2011). Sentence-position effects on children's perception and production of English 3rd person singular -s. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 55-71. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2010/10-0056)
  • Theodore, R., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2011). Acoustic evidence for position and complexity effects on children's production of plural -s. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54(2), 539-548.
  • Demuth, K., Moloi, F., & Machobane, M. (2010). Three-year-olds' comprehension, production, and generalization of Sesotho passives. Cognition, 115(2), 238-251.
  • Johnson, M. & Demuth, K. (2010). Unsupervised phonemic Chinese word segmentation using Adaptor Grammars. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010).
  • Johnson, M. & Demuth, K. (2010). Unsupervised phonemic Chinese word segmentation using Adaptor Grammars. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010).
  • Johnson, M., Demuth, K., Frank, M., & Jones, B.K. (2010). Synergies in learning words and their referents. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 23.
  • Kline, M. & Demuth, K. (2010). An acoustic examination of the effects of word frequency and utterance position on 2-year-olds' production of 3rd person singular -s. Language Acquisition, 17, 220-234.
  • Kline, M. & Demuth, K. (2010). An acoustic examination of the effects of word frequency and utterance position on 2-year-olds' production of 3rd person singular -s. Language Acquisition, 17, 220-234.
  • Song, J.Y., Demuth, K., & Morgan, J.L. (2010). Effects of the acoustic properties of infant-directed speech on infant word recognition. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128, 352-363.
  • Demuth, K, Machobane, M. & Moloi, F. (2009). Learning to license null noun class prefixes in Sesotho. Language, 85, 863-882.
  • Demuth, K. & McCullough, E. (2009). The acquisition of clusters in French. Journal of Child Language, 36, 425-448.
  • Demuth, K. & McCullough, E. (2009). The prosodic (re)organization of children's early English articles. Journal of Child Language, 36, 173-200.
  • Song, J. Y., Sundara, M., & Demuth, K. (2009). Phonological constraints on children's production of English third person singular -s. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52(3), 623-642.
  • Demuth, K. & Tremblay, A. (2008). Prosodically-conditioned variability in children's production of French determiners. Journal of Child Language, 35, 99-127.
  • Kehoe, M., Hilaire-Debove, G., Demuth, K., & Lleo, C. (2008). The structure of branching onsets and rising diphthongs: Evidence from the acquisition of French and Spanish. Language Acquisition, 15, 5-57.
  • Song, J.Y. & Demuth, K. (2008). Compensatory vowel lengthening for omitted coda consonants: A phonetic investigation of children's early representations of prosodic words. Language & Speech, 51, 382-399.

Published Abstracts

  • Mealings, K.T., Buchholz, J., Demuth, K., & Dillon, H. (2015). An investigation into the acoustics of different sized open plan and enclosed Kindergarten classrooms [Abstract]. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 2392. doi:10.1121/1.4920707
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2015). An investigation into how the acoustics of different sized open plan classrooms affects speech perception in Kindergarten children [Abstract]. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 2433. doi:10.1121/1.4920880
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2014). Role of statistical learning in understanding speech perception in noise in musicians [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 32nd World Congress of Audiology, 32, 20.
  • Tang, H., Brock, J., Demuth, K., Crain, S., & Johnson, B.W. (2012). Oscillatory phase tracking of acoustic signal: Inter-trial phase locking response as a sensitive measure [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00174

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Davies, B., Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2016). The effects of allomorphic variation on children's acquisition of plural morphology. In C. Carignan, & M.D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 101). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., Tang, P., & Demuth, K. (2016). 3-year olds produce pitch contours consistent with Mandarin Tone 3 Sandhi. In C. Carignan, & M.D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 5). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Yuen, I., Xu Rattanasone, N., Schmidt, E., Macdonald, G., Holt, R., & Demuth, K. (2016). Accentual lengthening in 5-year-old AusE-speaking children: Preliminary results. In C. Carignan, & M.D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 21). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Harvey, M., Davies, B., Lin, S., Turpin, M., Ross, A., & Demuth, K. (2015). Two types of pre-stopping in Kaytetye. In H. Aparicio, G. Flinn, K. Franich, J. Pietraszko, & T. Vardomskaya (Eds.), Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (pp. 145-152). Chicago, USA: Chicago Linguistic Society.
  • Hussain, Q., Harvey, M., Proctor, M., & Demuth, K. (2015). Contrast reduction among coronals is conditioned by the following vowel. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Lin, S., Harvey, M., Turpin, M., Ross, A., & Demuth, K. (2015). The articulation of contrastive and non-contrastive pre-stopped consonants in Kaytetye. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J.M., & Dillon, H. (2015). An assessment of different sized open plan and enclosed kindergarten classroom listening environments. In N. Kessissoglou, & C. Doolan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (Acoustics 2015 Hunter Valley) (pp. 95). Canberra: The Australian Acoustical Society.
  • Schmidt, E., Post, B., Kung, C., Yuen, I., & Demuth, K. (2015). The effect of listener and speaker gender on the perception of rises in AusE. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2015). Anticipatory planning of r-insertion in Australian English. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Johnson, M., Christophe, A., Dupoux, E., & Demuth, K. (2014). Modelling function words improves unsupervised word segmentation. In K. Toutanova & H. Wu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 282-292). Stroudsburg: The Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Mealings, K.T., Buchholz, J., Demuth, K., & Dillon, H. (2014). An investigation into the acoustics of an open plan compared to enclosed Kindergarten classroom. In J. Davy, C. Don, T. McMinn, L. Dowsett, N. Broner & M. Burgess (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTERNOISE). Toowong: The Australian Acoustical Society.
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2014). Investigating the effect of intrusive noise levels on speech perception in an open-plan Kindergarten classroom. In J. Hay & E. Parnell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 228-231). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2014). Investigating the effect of intrusive noise levels on speech perception in an open-plan Kindergarten classroom. In J. Hay & E. Parnell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 228-231). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Yuen, I., Xu Rattanasone, N., McDonald, G., Holt, R., & Demuth, K. (2014). Temporal planning in the production of Australian English compounds. In J. Hay, & E. Parnell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 142-145). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Börschinger, B., Johnson, M., & Demuth, K. (2013). A joint model of word segmentation and phonological variation for English word-final /t/-deletion. In R. Navigli, J.-S. Chang & S. Faralli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Volume 1: Long Papers (pp. 1508–1516). Madison: Omnipress, Inc.
  • Lin, S., & Demuth, K. (2013). The gradual acquisition of English /l/. In S. Baiz, E. Goldman & R. Hawkes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 206-218). Somerville: Cascadilla Press.
  • Börschinger, B., Demuth, K., & Johnson, M. (2012). Studying the effect of input size for Bayesian word segmentation on the Providence Corpus. In M. Kay & C. Boitet (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (pp. 325-340). Mumbai: COLING 2012 Organizing Committee.
  • Johnson, M., Demuth, K., & Frank, M. (2012). Exploiting social information in grounded language learning via grammatical reductions. In M. Li & M. White (Eds.), Proceedings of the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), vol. 1: Long papers (pp. 883-891). Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Mealings, K.T., & Demuth, K. (2012). Two-year-olds’ acquisition of the possessive morpheme: An acoustic analysis. In F. Cox, K. Demuth, S. Lin, K. Miles, S. Palethorpe, J. Shaw & I. Yuen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Speech Science and Technology Conference (pp. 13-16). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Miles, K., Demuth, K., & Ching, T. (2012). Acoustic analysis of the speech of an Australian English-speaking child with hearing aids. In F. Cox, K. Demuth, S. Lin, K. Miles, S. Palethorpe, J. Shaw & I. Yuen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Speech Science and Technology Conference (pp. 97-100). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Smith-Lock, K. (2012). Errors of omission and commission in verbal and nominal inflectional morphemes by children with SLI: Phonological effects and acoustic analysis. In F. Cox, K. Demuth, S. Lin, K. Miles, S. Palethorpe, J. Shaw, & I. Yuen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Speech Science and Technology Conference (pp. 101-104). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Xu, N., & Demuth, K. (2012). Acoustic analysis of English codas by Mandarin learners of English. In F. Cox, K. Demuth, S. Lin, K. Miles, S. Palethorpe, J. Shaw, & I. Yuen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Speech Science and Technology Conference (pp. 41-44). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012). Interaction of vowel length, utterance-position and accent in 3-year olds’ Australian English. In F. Cox, K. Demuth, S. Lin, K. Miles, S. Palethorpe, J. Shaw, & I. Yuen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Speech Science and Technology Conference (pp. 17-20). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Yuen, I., Demuth, K., & Johnson, M. (2011). Prosodic structure in child speech planning and production. In W.-S. Lee, & E. Zee (Ed.), International Congress of Phonetic Sciences XVII (pp. 2248-2251). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Demuth, K. (2017, September). Becoming bilingual. Invited paper presented at the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS 2017), Crete, Greece.
  • Demuth, K. (2017, May). Discourse prosody and sentence processing in prelingually deaf teenagers with cochlear implants. Invited colloquium at the Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France.
  • Millasseau, J., Bruggeman, L., & Demuth, K. (2017, April). The acquisition of voicing contrasts in Australian English-speaking 4-year olds. Poster session presented at the Developing Lexicon: Representations and Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2016, August). The effect of different open plan and enclosed classroom acoustic conditions on speech perception in kindergarten children. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2016, August). Planning of hiatus breaking inserted 'r' in Australian English speaking children. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Demuth, K. (2016, June). Forays into child speech: From prosodic structure to speech planning and production. Invited paper presented at the Speech Prosody - Satellite Meeting in Honour of Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Boston, USA.
  • Davies, B., Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2016, May). Acquisition of syllabic plural morphology. Paper presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Dube, S., Kung, C., & Demuth, K. (2016, May). Effects of perceptual salience on morphosyntactic ?processing in 9-11-year-olds. Paper presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Schmidt, E., Kung, C., de Lissa, P., Castles, A., Kinoshita, S., Johnson, B.W., & Demuth, K. (2016, May). The use of subvocal prosody in the processing of sentences. Paper presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., Yuen, I., Schmidt, E., Holt, R., & Demuth, K. (2016, May). No jelly in jellybeans: 5-year-olds’ processing of compounds. Paper presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Demuth, K. (2016, April). Becoming bilingual: Challenges for research. Invited paper presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Social Learning Workshop, The University of Queensland.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2016, March). Modality-specific statistical learning and its impact on functional outcomes. Invited colloquium at the Starkey Hearing Research Centre, Berkeley, USA.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2016, February). Statistical learning and musical expertise: Implications for functional outcomes. Invited colloquium at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2016, February). Statistical learning in adults and children with musical training: Functional outcomes. Invited colloquium at the Communication Sciences Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Demuth, K., & Arciuli, J. (2016, February). Exploring the link between music training, auditory processing, statistical learning and reading skills. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) MidWinter Meeting, San Diego, USA.
  • Hussain, Q., Harvey, M., & Demuth, K. (2015, December). Incorporation of English coda alveolar stops as retroflexes in Punjabi. Poster session presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Newcastle.
  • Chen, H., Yamane, N., Xu Rattanasone, N., Demuth, K., & Mazuka, R. (2015, November). Japanese infants are aware of phonemic vowel length in novel words at 18 months. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD40), Boston, USA.
  • Davies, B., Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2015, November). Revisiting 2;0-year-olds’ understanding of plural morphology. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD40), Boston, USA.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Demuth, K., & Arciuli, J. (2015, November). Exploring the link between music skills, auditory processing, statistical learning and reading skills. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K. T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J.M., & Dillon, H. (2015, November). An assessment of different sized open plan and enclosed kindergarten classroom listening environments. Paper presented at the Australian Acoustical Society Acoustics 2015 Conference, Hunter Valley.
  • Schembri, T., Davies, B., Budziszewski, P., & Demuth, K. (2015, November). New methods of using technology to assess children’s morpho-phonological development in preschools, classrooms and clinics. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Chen, H., Yamane, N., Xu Rattanasone, N., Demuth, K., & Mazuka, R. (2015, September). Sensitivity to phonemic vowel length in novel words at 18 months: Evidence from Japanese infants. Paper presented at the Workshop on Infant Speech Perception (WISP): Phonological and Lexical Development, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Davies, B., Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2015, September). Allomorphic effects on acquisition of the English plural. Paper presented at the Workshop on Infant Speech Perception (WISP): Phonological and Lexical Development, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J.M., & Dillon, H. (2015, September). Open plan classroom listening environments: Pass or fail? Invited presentation given at the Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf Conference 2015, Sydney.
  • Van Dun, B., Ching, T., Wong, C., Xu Rattanasone, N., Bardy, F., Zhang, V., Sharma, M., Dillon, H., Demuth, K., & Rance, G. (2015, September). Assessment of infant speech discrimination using the acoustic change complex, a response from the auditory cortex. Paper presented at the Workshop on Infant Speech Perception (WISP): Phonological and Lexical Development, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Hussain, Q., Harvey, M., Proctor, M., & Demuth, K. (2015, August). Contrast reduction among coronals is conditioned by the following vowel. Paper presented at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Ibrahim, R., Demuth, K., & Arciuli, J. (2015, June). The dividing note: Are musicians better at an online auditory and visual statistical learning task? Paper presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, San Sebastián, Spain.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Ibrahim, R., Demuth, K., & Arciuli, J. (2015, May). Musicians’ advantage in an online auditory statistical learning task. Paper presented at the 24th Biennial Symposium of International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group, Busan, South Korea.
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2015, May). An investigation into how the acoustics of different sized open plan classrooms affects speech perception in Kindergarten children. Poster session presented at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2015, May). An investigation into the acoustics of different sized open plan and enclosed Kindergarten classrooms. Paper presented at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2015, May). Production of English plurals by 3-year-old monolingual and Mandarin L2-learners of English. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
  • Demuth, K. (2015, March). New opportunities and challenges in language acquisition research. Invited paper presented at the Conference on Big Data: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Leipzig, Germany.
  • German, A., Yuen I., Cox, F., Buckley, L. & Demuth, K. (2014, December). Perceptual analysis of epenthetic ‘r’ in linking and intrusive contexts in Australian English Paper. Paper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Newcastle.
  • Hussain, Q., Harvey, M., Proctor, M., & Demuth, K. (2014, December). Do temporal and spectral measures differentiate the contrast between Punjabi retroflex and dental stops? Paper presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Newcastle.
  • Mealings, K.T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2014, December). Investigating the effect of intrusive noise levels on speech perception in an open-plan Kindergarten classroom. Paper presented at the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Demuth, K. (2014, November). Prosodic effects on the emergence of grammatical morphemes: Evidence from perception and production. Keynote paper presented at the 39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, US.
  • Johnson, M., Pate, J., Borschinger, B., & Demuth, K. (2014, November). Syllable weight and stress provide similar information for word segmentation. Poster session presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, USA.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2014, November). Beyond melody and metre: Musicians' advantage in auditory processing, cognition, and statistical learning. Invited colloquium at the Department of Linguistics HDR Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K.T., Buchholz, J., Demuth, K., & Dillon, H. (2014, November). An investigation into the acoustics of an open plan compared to enclosed Kindergarten classroom. Paper presented at the 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTERNOISE), Melbourne.
  • Cottet, F., Turpin, M., Davies, B., Lin, S., Harvey, M., Demuth, K., & Ross, A. (2014, October). Lectal variation in the pronunciation of prestopped nasal phonemes in Kaytetye. Poster session presented at the 43rd New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference (NWAV 43), Chicago, USA.
  • Holt, C., Demuth, K., & Yuen, I. (2014, October). Processing prosodic cues to information structure by adolescents with cochlear implants. Poster session presented at the Hong Kong Speech & Hearing Symposium, Hong Kong.
  • Chen, H., Xu Rattanasone, R., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2014, August). Perception and production of phonemic vowel length in Australian English-learning toddlers. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Dube, S., Peter, V., & Demuth, K. (2014, August). Effects of sentence position on subject-verb agreement processing in L2 Mandarin-English and L1 English adults: An ERP study. Paper presented at the CLaS-CCD Bilingualism Workshop, Sydney.
  • Dube, S., Peter, V., Demuth, K., & Brock, J. (2014, August). An ERP study of the effects of sentence position on subject_verb agreement processing in English. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2014, August). Investigating the impact of intrusive open plan classroom noise on speech perception: A case study. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., & Demuth, K. (2014, August). The acquisition of English phonology and morphology by early child second language learners. Paper presented at the CLaS-CCD Bilingualism Workshop, Sydney.
  • Chen, H., Xu-Rattanasone, N., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2014, July). Perception and production of phonemic vowel length in Australian English-learning 18-month-olds. Poster session presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon14), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Cottet, F., Turpin, M., Davies, B., Lin, S., Harvey, M., Demuth, K., & Ross, A. (2014, July). Lectal variation in the pronunciation of prestopped nasal phonemes in Kaytetye. Poster session presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon14), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Demuth, K. (2014, July). Acoustic and articulatory evidence for assessing the development of segmental, syllabic and prosodic word representations. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Demuth, K. (2014, July). Factors influencing the emergence of determiners and pronouns. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Holt, C., Yuen, I., Rosson, D., & Demuth, K. (2014, July). Comparing the discourse use of prosody in adolescents with normal hearing and cochlear implants. Poster session presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon14), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Lin, S., Harvey, M., Davies, B., Demuth, K., Turpin, M., & Ross, A. (2014, July). Articulatory realization of Kaytetye coronals. Poster session presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon14), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mathew, M.M., Yuen, I., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Ren, A., & Demuth, K. (2014, July). The development of co-speech gesture during parent-child discourse interactions. Poster session presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon14), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Tomas, K., & Demuth, K. (2014, July). Perceptual sensitivity to verbal inflection in young children: Frequency vs acoustic salience effects. Poster session presented at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Turpin, M., Demuth, K., & Ngampart Campbell, A. (2014, July). Phonological characteristics of Arandic baby talk. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Hussain, Q., Harvey, M., & Demuth, K. (2014, May). Rethinking the category retroflex in Indo-Aryan: acoustic evidence from Punjabi. Paper presented at the 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2014, May). Role of statistical learning in understanding speech perception in noise in musicians. Poster session presented at the 32nd World Congress of Audiology, Brisbane.
  • Demuth, K. (2014, February). Early phonological and morphological development. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2014, January). Role of statistical learning in understanding speech perception in noise in musicians. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Lin, S., Davies, B., & Demuth, K. (2013, November). Kaytetye coronal contrasts without contours. Paper presented at the Ultrafest VI, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2013, November). Speech perception in noise abilities: A statistical learning perspective. Invited colloquium at the Audiology Australia Continuing Professional Development Event, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K. T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2013, November). An investigation into the acoustics of open plan and enclosed primary school classrooms. Colloquium at the Macquarie University Linguistics Higher Degree Research Showcase, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K. T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J., & Dillon, H. (2013, November). An investigation into the acoustics of open plan and enclosed primary school classrooms. Colloquium at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Sydney.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, October). Effects of phonological context on children’s perception and production of grammatical morphemes. Invited colloquium at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, October). The development of fricative codas: Voicing and morphological effects. Invited colloquium at the Laboratoire de phonétique et phonologie Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, October). Prosodic constraints on children’s perception and production of inflectional morphemes. Invited colloquium at the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, October). Prosodic constraints on the emergence of determiners. Keynote paper presented at the Acquisition of Referring Expressions Conference: "Crossed Perspectives", Paris, France.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, October). Effects of phonological context on children’s perception and production of grammatical morphemes. Invited colloquium at the Linguistics Department, University of Tours, Tours, France.
  • Gonzales, S., Harvey, M., Lin, S., & Demuth, K. (2013, October). Articulatory variation in English coronal obstruents: An ultrasound study. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Melbourne.
  • Hussain, Q., Demuth, K., & Harvey, M. (2013, October). Adaptation of non-native segments in Punjabi. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Melbourne.
  • Lin, S., Harvey, M., Davies, B., Turpin, M., Demuth, K., & Ross, A. (2013, October). Tongue body correlates of the coronal contrast in Kaytetye: An ultrasound investigation. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Melbourne.
  • Mandikal Vasuki, P.R., Sharma, M., Arciuli, J., & Demuth, K. (2013, October). Role of statistical learning in performance on auditory processing tasks and speech perception abilities. Invited colloquium at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Language Day, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Xu, N., & Demuth, K. (2013, October). Exploring early child second language learning of phonology and morphology. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Language Day, Sydney.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Smith-Lock, K. (2013, September). Production of segmental and syllabic allomorphs by children with SLI. Poster session presented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2013), Oldenburg, Germany.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Smith-Lock, K. (2013, July). Phonological constraints on the production of grammatical morphemes by children with SLI. Paper presented at the 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Xu, N., & Demuth, K. (2013, June). Acoustic analysis of English codas by adult and early child Mandarin learners of English. Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9), Singapore.
  • Asad, A., Purdy, S.C., Ballard, E., Fairgray, L., Bowen, C., Demuth, K., & Sharma, M. (2013, May). Speech characteristics of children with hearing loss in New Zealand. Paper presented at the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) Professional Development Seminar, Auckland, NZ.
  • Asad, A., Purdy, S., Ballard, E., Fairgray, L., Bowen, C., Demuth, K., & Sharma, M. (2013, April). Speech characteristics of children with hearing loss in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Asad, A., Purdy, S.C., Ballard, E., Fairgray, L., Bowen, C., Demuth, K., & Sharma, M. (2013, April). Speech characteristics of children with hearing loss in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, April). Variable morpheme realization in early speech: Implications for children with hearing loss. Invited presentation given at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, April). Variable morpheme realisation in early speech: Implications for children with hearing loss. Keynote paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Harvey, M., Davies, B., Lin, S., Turpin, M., Demuth, K., & Ross., A. (2013, April). Two types of pre-stopping in Kaytetye. Paper presented at the 49th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, Chicago, USA.
  • MacDonald, G., Xu, N., Ching, T., & Demuth, K. (2013, April). Naïve listener intelligibility ratings of the speech of children with hearing loss. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Macdonald, G., Xu, N., Ching, T.Y.C., & Demuth, K. (2013, April). Speech intelligibility of children with hearing aids: Assessments by naïve listeners. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society (ALS), Melbourne.
  • Macdonald, G., Xu, N., Demuth, K., & Ching, T.Y.C. (2013, April). Speech intelligibility of children with hearing aids: Judgment by naïve listeners. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mealings, K., & Demuth, K. (2013, April). Phonological context and processing load on the production of third person singular –s: Implications for children with hearing impairment. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Miles, K., Peter, V., Demuth, K., & McMahon, C. (2013, April). Investigating young children’s sentence processing abilities using EEG. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Miles, K., Peter, V., Demuth, K., & McMahon, C. (2013, April). Investigating young children’s sentence processing abilities using EEG. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Smith-Lock, K. (2013, April). Are the syllabic morphemes particularly challenging for children with hearing impairment? Evidence from TD and SLI speech. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Smith-Lock, K. (2013, April). Are the syllabic allomorphs particularly challenging for hearing impaired children? Evidence from TD and SLI speech. Paper presented at the Australian Hearing Hub Inaugural Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, March). Learnability at the interface: Evidence from Sesotho. Keynote paper presented at the Joint meeting of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, and the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington DC, USA.
  • Demuth, K. (2013, March). Structured statistical learning: Evidence from the acquisition of Bantu language. Keynote paper presented at the Joint meeting of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, and the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington DC, USA.
  • Harvey, M., Davies, B., Lin, S., Turpin, M., Ross, A., & Demuth, K. (2013, March). Two types of pre-stopping in Kaytetye. Paper presented at the Aboriginal Languages Workshop (ALW), North Stradbroke Island.
  • Lin, S., & Demuth, K. (2013, January). The gradual development of English /l/. Paper presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Boston, USA.
  • Börschinger, B., Demuth, K., & Johnson, M. (2012, December). Studying the effect of input size for Bayesian word segmentation on the providence corpus. Paper presented at the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Mumbai, India.
  • Dube, S., Demuth, K., & Kuegler, F. (2012, December). The role of prosodic cues in L2 perception of the 3rd person singular -s: An online grammaticality judgment task. Poster session presented at the 14th International Australasian Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Gonzalez, S., Harvey, M., Demuth, K., & Lin, S. (2012, December). The duration of English coronal obstruent segment types. Poster session presented at the 14th International Australasian Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Mealings, K., & Demuth, K. (2012, December). Two-year-olds’ acquisition of the possessive morpheme: An acoustic analysis. Paper presented at the 14th International Australasian Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Miles, K., Demuth, K., & Ching, T.Y.C. (2012, December). Acoustic analysis of the speech of an Australian English-speaking child with hearing aids. Paper presented at the 14th International Australasian Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Tomas, E., Smith-Lock, K., & Demuth, K. (2012, December). Errors of omission and commission in verbal and nominal inflectional morphemes by children with SLI: Phonological effects and acoustic analysis. Paper presented at the 14th International Australasian Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Xu, N., & Demuth, K. (2012, December). Acoustic analysis of English codas by Mandarin learners of English. Paper presented at the 14th International Australasian Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, December). Interaction of vowel length, utterance-position and accent in 3-year olds’ Australian English. Paper presented at the 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Lin, S., & Demuth, K. (2012, November). The gradual development of English /l/. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, USA.
  • Mealings, K.T. & Demuth, K. (2012, November). Utterance length effects on 3-year-olds’ third person singular -s: An acoustic investigation. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston University.
  • Turpin, M., & Demuth, K. (2012, November). Stress in keyteyte. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Phonetic Analysis of Rhythm in Indigenous Languages, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Demuth, K. (2012, October). Phonological constraints on children’s variable production of grammatical morphemes. Keynote paper presented at the 28th Annual Meeting Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Hussain, Q., & Demuth, K. (2012, August). Phonological adjustments in child-directed speech: A case study of Urdu. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Sydney.
  • Nair, V., Mathew, J., Bhat, S., Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Demuth, K. (2012, August). Hierarchical effect of proficiency in novel word learning. Poster session presented at the Annual Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Smith-Lock, K. (2012, August). Phonological effects on SLI children’s production of verbal and nominal inflectional morphemes. Poster session presented at the Annual Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, July). Phrase-final lengthening, focus and Australian-English vowel length contrast. Perspectives on Rhythm and Timing (PoRT). Presentation given at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
  • Yuen, I., Demuth, K., & Davies, B. (2012, July). The quality and quantity of 2-year-olds' American English schwa. Poster session presented at the 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Nair, V., Mathew, J., Bhat, S., & Demuth, K. (2012, May). Effects of bilingualism on novel word learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Bilingualism and Comparative Linguistics, Hong Kong.
  • Demuth, K. (2012, April). Developing language, developing people: Memory, acquisition and imagination in language and literature. Keynote paper presented at the University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho.
  • Hussain, Q., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Word-final schwa realization in Punjabi: A sociophonetic perspective. Paper presented at the Social Side of Speech Workshop, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Johnson, M., Demuth, K., & Frank, M. (2012, April). Exploiting social information in grounded language learning via grammatical reductions. Presentation given at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Jeju Island, South Korea.
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Acoustic investigations into the delayed acquisition of syllabic -es plurals in 2-year-olds' speech. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Miles, K., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2012, April). The development of coda consonants in early speech. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Nair, V., Mathew, J., Bhat, S., Maya, L., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Who can learn novel words better: Monolinguals or bilinguals? And why? Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K., & Smith-Lock, K. (2012, April). Production of grammatical morphemes by children diagnosed with SLI. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Xu, N., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Sentence position effects on children’s perception of third person singulars. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Phonetic realisation of epenthetic /lateral flap/ in Australian English. Paper presented at the Social Side of Speech Workshop, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Davies, B., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Acquisition of reduced schwa vowels in 2-year-olds' speech. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Davies, B., Yuen, I., & Demuth, K. (2011, December). The acquisition of schwa. Invited presentation given at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Canberra.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, December). Prosodic Constraints on Children’s Variable Production of Grammatical Morphemes. Keynote paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Canberra.
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2011, December). Acoustic investigations of the syllabic -es plural morpheme in 2-year-olds' speech. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, The Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Miles, K., Demuth, K., Thorson, J., & Yuen, I. (2011, December). Exploring syllabification in early speech. Poster session presented at the Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  • Xu, N., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2011, December). Sequential Bilingual (Mandarin-English) Children’s Production of Australian English Codas. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Canberra.
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2011, November). An acoustic investigation into the delayed acquisition of syllabic -es plurals in 2-year-olds' speech. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney..
  • Nair, V., Bhat, S., Chengappa, S., & Demuth, K. (2011, November). Novel word learning in trilinguals. Poster session presented at the 1st Annual ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K. & Smith-Lock, K. (2011, November). Phonological constrains on 3rd person singular -s by children with SLI. Paper presented at the Harvard-Australia Workshop, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tomas, E., Demuth, K. & Smith-Lock, K. (2011, November). Production of English 3rd person singular -s by children with SLI: “She tuts... She chuts... She touchses the fire!” Poster session presented at the Annual Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Xu, N., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2011, November). Australian English codas: Easy or hard for Mandarin children? Poster session presented at the Annual Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Demuth, K. & Johnson, M. (2011, August). Prosodic structure in child speech planning and production. Paper presented at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, July). Understanding Variability in the Production of Grammatical Morphemes. Invited presentation given at the Santa Fe Institute Talks, Santa Fe, USA.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, June). Phonological Effects on the Perception and Production of Grammatical Morphemes. Invited presentation given at the University of Auckland Speech Science Talks, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, May). Plenary Address. Invited presentation given at the Research Center on Multilingualism, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, May). Phonological Effects on the Perception and Production of Grammatical Morphemes. Invited presentation given at the GISP, University of Grenoble Talks, Grenoble, France.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, May). Prosodic Constraints on Children’s Variable Production of Grammatical Morphemes. Invited presentation given at the Potsdam University, Linguistics Department Talks, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, April). Prosodic Constraints on Children’s Variable Production of Grammatical Morphemes. Invited presentation given at the Flinders University, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, April). Phonology/Morphology interactions in children's early speech. Invited presentation given at the University of Adelaide, Psychology Department Talks, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Demuth, K. (2011, March). ‘Tides of change: tracing language contact in Island Melanesia’. Invited presentation given at the La Trobe University Workshops, Victoria, Australia.

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