Articles in submission with pre-prints

  • Samara, A., Wonnacott, E., Saxena, G., Maitreyee, R., Fazekas, J., Ambridge, A.,  Learners restrict their linguistic generalizations using preemption but not entrenchment: Evidence from artificial language learning studies with adults and children, and a computational model. preprint Rcode + data
  • Viviani, E., Ramscar, M., Wonnacott, E., Go above and beyond: Does input variability affect children’s ability to learn spatial adpositions in a novel language? Stage 1 manuscript recommended at PCI RR, June 2022 OSF repository Registered report
  • Silvey,C., Dienes Z., Wonnacott, E., Bayes factors for mixed-effects models preprint Rscripts
  • Brekelmans, G., Evans, B. G., & Wonnacott, E. Training child learners on non-native vowel contrasts: the role of talker variability. Preprint. Preregistration + R code + data
  • Schulz, J., Hamilton, C. , Wonnacott, E., Murphy, V. The impact of multi-word units in early foreign language learning and teaching contexts. A systematic review. Language Teaching Research. Preprint

Journal Articles

  • Motamedi, Y., Murgiano, M., Perniss, P., Wonnacott, E., Marshall, C., Goldin‐Meadow, S., & Vigliocco, G. (2020). Linking language to sensory experience: onomatopoeia in early language. Developmental Science, e13066. Link to the paper. OSF repository with code & data.
  • Dong H., Clayards M., Brown H., Wonnacott E. (2019). The effects of high versus low talker variability and individual aptitude on phonetic training of Mandarin lexical tones. PeerJ 7:e7191 Rcode & data
  • Sinkeviciute, R., Brown, H., Brekelmans, G. & Wonnacott, E. (2019) The role of input variability and learner age in second language vocabulary learning.  Journal of Second Language Studies, 1-26. DOI: Preprint Rcode data OASIS accessible summary
  • Samara, A. , Singh, D., & Wonnacott, E. (2018).  Statistical learning and spelling: Evidence from an incidental learning experiment with children. Cognition, 128, 25-30. DOI: Preprint Rcode data
  • Ambridge, B.  Barak, L. Wonnacott, E. Bannard, C., &  Sala, G. (2018) Effects of both preemption and entrenchment in the retreat from verb overgeneralization errors: Four reanalyses, an extended replication, and a meta-analytic synthesis Collabra: Psychology4(1), 23. DOI:
  • Giannakopoulou, A., Brown, H., Clayards, M., & Wonnacott, E. (2017) High or Low? Comparing high and low-variability phonetic training in adult and child second language learners. PeerJ 5:e3209; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3209 Rcode data OASIS accessible summary
  • Wonnacott, E., Brown, H., & Nation, K. (2017) Skewing the evidence: The effect of input structure on child and adult learning of lexically-based patterns in an artificial language. Journal of Memory and Language, 95, 46-48. 10.1016/j.jml.2017.01.005 Rcode data
  • Samara, A. Smith, K., Brown, H., & Wonnacott, E. (2017) Acquiring variation in an artificial language: children and adults are sensitive to socially-conditioned linguistic variation. Cognitive Psychology, 94, 85-114. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.02.004 Rcode data
  • Smith, K., Perfors, A., Fehér, O., Samara, A., Swoboda, K., & Wonnacott, E. (2017). Language learning, language use and the evolution of linguistic variation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 372(1711), 20160051. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0051
  • Brekelmans, G. (2017). The value of phonetics and pronunciation teaching for advanced learners of English. Linguistica, 57(1), 45-58. doi: 10.4312/linguistica.57.1.45-58
  • Fehér, O., Wonnacott, E., & Smith, K. (2016). Structural priming in artificial languages and the regularisation of unpredictable variation. Journal of Memory and Language, 91, 158–180. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2016.06.002
  • Wonnacott, E., Joseph, H. S. S. L., Adelman, J. S. and Nation, K. (2016) Is children’s reading “good enough”? Links between online processing and comprehension as children read syntactically ambiguous sentences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69 (5). pp. 855-879. ISSN 1747-0218 doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1011176
  • Joseph, H. S., Wonnacott, E., Forbes, P., & Nation, K. (2014). Becoming a written word: Eye movements reveal order of acquisition effects following incidental exposure to new words during silent reading. Cognition, 133(1), 238-248. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2014.06.015
  • Wonnacott, E., Boyd, J.K, Thomson. J.J., & Goldberg, A.E. (2012). Verb argument structure.  Input effects on the acquisition of a novel phrasal construction in 5 year olds.  Journal of Memory and Language, 66, 458-478. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2011.11.004
  • Wonnacott, E. (2011) Balancing generalization and lexical conservatism: An artificial language study with child learners. Journal of Memory and Language, 65, 1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2011.03.001
  • Smith, K., & Wonnacott, E. (2010). Eliminating unpredictable variation through iterated learning. Cognition, 116, 444-449. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.06.004
  • Perfors, A., Tenenbaum, J.B., & Wonnacott, E. (2010) Variability, negative evidence, and the acquisition of verb argument constructions. Journal of Child Language, 37, 607-642. doi: 10.1017/S0305000910000012
  • Wonnacott, E., Newport, E.L., & Tanenhaus, M.K. (2008).  Acquiring and processing verb argument structure: Distributional learning in a miniature language. Cognitive Psychology, 56, 165-209. 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2007.04.002
  • Wonnacott, E., & Watson, G. (2008). Acoustic emphasis in four year olds.  Cognition, 107, 1093-101. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2007.10.005
  • Wonnacott, E., & Newport, E.L. (2005). Novelty and regularization: The effect of novel instances on rule formation.  In A. Brugos, M.R. Clark-Cotton, and S. Ha (eds.), BUCLD 29: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Book Chapters

  • Wonnacott, E. (2013) Statistical Mechanisms in Language Acquisition.  In P. Binder & K. Smith (eds.).  The Language Phenomenon, Springer. [pdf]
  • Perfors, A. & Wonnacott, E. (2011) Bayesian modeling of sources of constraint in language acquisition. In: Arnon, Inbal and Clarke, Eve V., (eds.) Experience, Variation and Generalization : Learning a First Language. Amsterdam. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 277-294.