Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information Education Academic Positions Honors & Awards
Elected Fellow Teaching Awards Elected Positions University Service
Research Support Associated Activities Affiliations Publications & Manuscripts
Refereed Presentations Invited Presentations    

 

Date of Birth: 17th of August, 1949

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University of Chicago
Department of Psychology
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Chicago, IL 60637

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Education

1967-1971 Smith College, B.A
1969-1970 Institut des Sciences de l'Education, Geneva, Switzerland
1971-1975 University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in Psychology, 1972
Ph.D. in Psychology, 1975

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Academic Positions

2006-Present Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
2001-2005 Irving B. Harris Professor, University of Chicago
1992-2001 Full Professor
Department of Psychology, Committee on Human Development, Department of Education,The Center for East Asian Studies, and the College
University of Chicago
1981-1992 Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Jan-May 1981 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Champaign
1976-1981 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

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Honors and Awards

1969-1970 Junior Year Abroad (Smith College), Geneva Switzerland
1971 B.A., Magna cum laude with honors in psychology, Smith College
1971 Sigma Xi, Smith College
1971-1975 NICHHD Graduate Trainee, University of Pennsylvania
1974-1975 Spencer Foundation Research Award, University of Pennsylvania
The spontaneous generation of a language: The study of deaf children of hearing parents (with H. Feldman)
1975 AAUW Predoctoral Fellowship Award
1975 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded
1979 Ten Outstanding Young Citizens Award for Professional Achievement presented by the Chicago Junior Association of Commerce and Industry
1998 Research Grant from the Isaac & Viola H. Stern Endowment Fund for Extraordinary Service to the University
1998-2003 NIH Study Section (BBBP-3, Language and Communication)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development, sponsored by the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine
2000-2001 James McKeen Cattell Fellowship
2000-2001 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
2001 Irving B. Harris Professorship in Psychology
2002-2003 Chair, Committee to select the recipient of the Mentor Award, American Psychological Association, Division 7
2003-2006 Representative from the Linguistic Society of America to the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2003 APS William James Distinguished Lecture
2004 Invited to present the Nijmegen Lectures, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
2004-2009 Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, Advisory Board
2004-2008 Advisory Council of the National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
2004- Founding Editor, Language Learning and Development
2005 Invited to present a Master Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association
2005 & 2006 APA Science Leadership Conference
2006 Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor
2006 Offered a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
2007 Book Award from the Cognitive Development Society for “Hearing Gestures:  How Our Hands Help Us Think”
2007 Selection committee for the Division 7 Bronfenbrenner and G. Stanley Hall awards
2007 Elected to honorary membership, Beta of Illinois Chapter of Phi beta Kappa
2008 Member of the committee appointed by the Israeli Council for Higher Education to evaluate the field of psychology and behavioral sciences in Israel
2009 APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer
2009 APA Presidential Address (Division 7)
2009 Boyd McCandless Lecture
2010 James and Eleanor Gibson Lecture
2010 Hersh Leibowitz Lecture
2010-2012 President (2011-2012), Vice-President (2010-2011), Phi Beta Kappa Chapter of The University of Chicago
2010-2011 Chair, Committee to select the 2011 recipients of the Janet Taylor Spence Award, Association for Psychological Science
2010-2011 Chair, Committee to select the recipient of the 2012 Mentor Award, American Psychological Association, Division 7
2011-2014 Chair, Committee to select Fellows, Cognitive Science
2011 Spiker Memorial Lecture
2011 Member of a Blue Ribbon Panel to advise Qatar on developing Behavioral and Social Sciences (Enhancing Qatar's National Research Enterprise:  A review of the Qatar National Research Strategy)
2012 J.R. Kantor Lecutre in Psychology
2013 Member of the Foundation Board of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS)
2013-2016 Member of the Committee on Scientific Awards, APA
2013 Lyle Lanier Lecture in Psychology
2015 Invited to give a keyote address at the 6th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy
2015 William James Award for lifetime achievement in basic research, Association for Psychological Science
2015-2017 AAAS John P. McGovern Award Selection Committee, member
2017 Selected to present the Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture at the University of Chicago

Elected Fellow

1992                              Elected Fellow, American Psychological Society (renamed teh Association for Psychological Science)
2002 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2002 Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 7 (Developmental Psychology)
2003 Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 3 (Experimental Psychology)
2005 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2007 Elected Fellow, Cognitive Science Society
2010 Elected Fellow, Linguistic Society of America
2014 Elected Fellow, Society of Experimenal Psychologists
2015 Elected Fellow, Psychonomic Society

Teaching Awards

1993                                 Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching
2003 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
2011 APA Division 7 Developmental Psychology Mentor Award

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Elected Positions

1999-2002                       Member-at-Large, Section on Linguistics and Language Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2001-2007 President of the Cognitive Development Society
(President-Elect 2001-2003, Past President 2005-2007)
2005-2008 Chair of the Section on Linguistics and Language Sciences for the AAAS (Chair-Elect 2005-2006; Retiring Chair 2007-2008)
2007-2012 President, International Society for Gesture Studies
2008 Elected Member-at-Large of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008-12)
2008 Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for Psychological Science (2008-2011)
2009-2010 Elected Secretary of the Society for Research in Child Development
2009 Elected to the Governing Board of the Cognitive Science Society (2010-2015)
2012-2015 Chair, Cognitive Science Society (chair-elect, 2012-13, chair 2013-14, past-chair, 2014-15)
2014-2017 Chair of the Section on Psychology for the AAAS (Chair-Elect 2014-15, Chair 2015-16; Retiring Chair 2016-17)
2015-2018 President, Association for Psychological Science (President Elect 2015-2016, President 2016-2017, Past President 2017-2018)

University Service

1984-1988 Chair, Educational Psychology, University of Chicago
1987-1990 Chair, Developmental Psychology, University of Chicago
1988-1991 Committee of the Council, University Senate, University of Chicago
1989-1991 Chair, Committee to Formulate a Policy on Sexual Harassment
1995-1996 Chair, Human Development, University of Chicago
1999-2000 Chair, Human Development, University of Chicago
1996-1997 Committee to Advise on Selection of the Master of the Social Sciences
1997-1998 Committee to Evaluate Educational Research & Training at the University
1998-1999 Committee to Advise on Selection of the Dean of the Social Sciences
1998-2004 Board of Directors, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
2002-2003 Committee to Consider a BA/MAT Degree at the University of Chicago
2002-2003 Committee to Advise on Selection of the Dean of the Social Sciences
2003-2004 Harper-Schmidt Fellows Selection Committee
2003-2004 Committee to Standardize Research Appointments in the Social Sciences
2004-2007 Advisory Board, Urban Teacher Education Program
2005-2008 Council of the University Senate, University of Chicago
2007-2008 Committee of the Council, University of Chicago
2010 Committee to Assess the University's Relations with Chapin Hall
2010 Chair, Developmental Psychology
2011 Review Committee to choose the recipients of the 2011 Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship
2012-2015 All University Disciplinary Committee
2013-2016 Individual Conflict of Interest Committee
2014-2017 University-wide Student Disciplinary Committee
2014 Social Science Division Advisory Committee to the Research Computing Center

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Research Support

Internal Funding:

1976, 1977, 1979, 1982 Spencer Foundation Research Funds
University of Chicago
1976, 1977, 1989 Social Science Division Research Funds
University of Chicago
1977, 1978, 1980, 1989 Biomedical Research Support
University of Chicago
1981, 1982, 1983 Benton Educational Research Fund
University of Chicago
2013-16 The body's role in thinking, performing and referencing: How we use our hands to act, gesture, and sign. Funded by the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society (with D. Brentari, A. Giannakidou, S. Beilock)
2014-17 The Effects fo Language and Gesture on Math Learning in Indian Preschoolers. Funded by the University of Chicago Center in New Delhi (with E. Spelke, Harvard University)
2016-17 Dance as Gesture. Funded by the University of Chicago Center in New Delhi (with H. Saussy, A. Giannakidou, D. Brentari, D. Casasanto)

External Funding:

1977-1980 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Creation of a Language-like System by Deaf Children
1980-1981 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Creation of a Language-like System by Deaf Children: The Late Stages
1980-1982 Spencer Foundation Research Grant. Creation of a Language-like system by Deaf Children: The Late Stages
1982-1983 Spencer Foundation Research Grant. Environmental Influences on Morphology in a Spontaneous Gesture System Developed by Deaf Children of Hearing Parents
1984-1986 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Research Grant. Transitional Knowledge in the Acquisition of Concepts.
1984-1988 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Development of Morphology under Atypical Language Learning Conditions
1987-1990 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Research Grant. Transitional Knowledge in the Acquisition of Concepts (continuation)
1988-1992 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Morphology in the Spontaneous Sign Systems of American and Chinese Deaf Children
1988-1993 National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke Research Grant. Spontaneous Sign Systems in Chinese and American Children
1993-1995 March of Dimes. The Changing Role of Gesture in Relation to Speech in Children with Congenital Brain Damage
1993-1996 National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke Research Grant. Spontaneous Sign Systems in Chinese and American Children (continuation)
1994-1996 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Gesture-Speech Mismatch and Transitions in Learning
1995-2000 Spencer Foundation Research Grant. Gesture-Speech Mismatch as an Educational Tool: Using the Hand to Read the Mind
1996-2000 March of Dimes. The Role of Gesture in Relation to Speech in Congenitally Blind Children
1996-2001 National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders Grant. Spontaneous Sign Systems in Chinese and American Children (continuation)
2001-2006 National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders Grant. Spontaneous Sign Systems in Four Cultures (continuation)
2002-2007 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Program Project. Environmental & Biological Variation and Language Growth (PI of Project)
2004-2009 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  The Role of Gesture in Learning
2006-2011 National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders Grant.  Spontaneous Sign Systems in Five Cultures (continuation)
2008-2013 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Program Project.  Environmental & Biological Variation and Language Growth (PI of Project, continuation).
2008-2011 March of Dimes.  Patterns of Gesture and Speech Use by Congenitally Blind Children in Two Cultures.
2009-2014 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The Role of Gesture in Learning (continuation).
2009-2012 National Science Foundation. The Role of Gesture in Learning.
2011-2016 National Science Foundation: Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC, co-PI, continuation)
2011-2016 National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders Grant.  From Spontaneous Sign Systems to Language (continuation)
2013-2018 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Program Project.  Environmental & Biological Variation and Language Growth (PI of Project, continuation: 2nd percentile)
2014-2017 National Science Foundation.  Gesture’s Role in Word Learning (collaborative grant with Karin James at Indiana University)
2016-19 National Science Foundation. Harnessing Gesture and Actino to Imrpove Pre-Algebra Instruction.
2016-19 Natinoal Science Foundation (SL-CN). The Role fo Gesture in Mathematics Learning: From Research to Practice.
2017-2020 Economic and Social Researh Council (ESRC), UK. The Role of Iconicity in Word Learning (Investigator; G. Vigliocco is PI)

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Associated Activities

NSF Linguistics Grant Review Panel: May 1992

NIH Study Section: Special Emphasis Panel June 1993;
Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes 3 Study Sections: 1998-2003

Founding Editor: Language Learning and Development, 2005-

Associate Editor: Developmental Psychology, 1994-1997; Cognitive Science, 2006-2011

Board of Advisors: Jean Piaget Society, 1994-1997, 2000-2003

Editorial Board: Applied Psycholinguistics, 1979-81, 1988-91, 2002-06. Cognitive Development, 2001-2007. Gesture, 2001-. Cognitive Science, 2005-2006. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2006-2007; Languages, Interaction & Acquisition, 2008-.

Editorial Consultant: Cognition, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, Language and Speech, Developmental Psychology, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Science, Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, Volta Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Memory and Language, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Memory & Cognition, New England Journal of Medicine, British Journal of Psychology

Review Consultant: National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, The New York Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes

Review Panel: Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Boston University Child Language Conference

Program Committee: Cognitive Science, 2005

Advisory Council: HI-MAPS Project of the David T. Siegel Institute, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (Hearing handicapped Infants providing Medical, Academic, and Psychological Services), 1980-1983

Meeting to discuss strategic planning of extramural funding in the Language, Bilingual, and Biliteracy Development and Disorders portfolio, Child Development and Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, December 2003

National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health, 2004-2008

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Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow, 2002)
American Psychological Society (Fellow, 1992)
American Psychological Association (Fellow, 2002)
Society for Research in Child Development
American Speech and Hearing Association
Linguistic Society of America (Fellow, 2010)

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Publications and Manuscripts

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Refereed Presentations

1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2004 2005-2009 2010-14
2015-2019          

 

1970-1979

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Feldman, H. The creation of a communication system. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO, April 1975.

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Feldman, H. The creation of syntax: A study of deaf children of hearing parents. Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting, New York, April 1975.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Semantic relations in a manual language created by deaf children of hearing parents. Presented at the Conference on Sign Language and Neurolinguistics, Rochester, NY, September 1976.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Structural semantic relations in a communication system developed without a language model: An ergative system. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA, March 1977.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Underlying structure in the complex phrases of a communication system developed without a language model. Presented at the 11th Annual Child Language Research Forum, Stanford University, CA, April 1979.

1980-1989

Goldin-Meadow, S. Language development without a language model. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, April 1981.

Morford, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S. Gestural harbingers of two-word speech. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Detroit, MI, April 1983.

Galambos, S. & Goldin-Meadow, S. A multidimensional view of metalinguistic awareness. Presented at the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, IL, April 1983.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Language development without a language model. Presented as part of the symposium, "Sign Language Evolution: Implications for Linguistic Theory, " at the Anthropological Association Meetings, Chicago, IL, November 1983.

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Mylander, C. The development of morphology without a conventional language model. Presented at the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, IL, April 1984.

Ivins, J. & Goldin-Meadow, S. Gestural comprehension and its relationship to verbal comprehension. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Toronto, Canada, April 1985.

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Mylander, C. The development of morphology without a conventional language model. Presented at the Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Rochester, NY, June 1986.

Church, R. B., Perry, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S. The mismatch between gesture and speech as a reflection of knowledge in transition. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD, April 1987.

Galambos, S. & Goldin-Meadow, S. The effect of bilingualism on metalinguistic awareness. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD, April 1987.

Church, R. B., Perry, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S. The mismatch between gesture and speech as a reflection of transitional knowledge: A longitudinal assessment of concept acquisition. Presented at the Conference on Human Development, Charleston, NC, March 1988.

Perry, M., Church, R. B. , & Goldin-Meadow, S. Learning a principle vs. learning a procedure: Looking beyond what is taught. Presented at AERA, New Orleans, LA, April 1988.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Mylander, C. & Dodge, M. Gesture used as a primary communication system by deaf children of hearing parents. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, MO, April 1989.

Goldin-Meadow, S. When is gesture like language? A comparison of gesture with and without speech. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, MO, April 1989.

1990-1999

Goldin-Meadow, S., Mylander, C., Liu, L. & Wang, X. Levels of structure in spontaneous gesture systems developed by American and Chinese deaf children. Presented at the Third International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Boston, MA, May 1990.

Wagner, M., Scott, M., Church, R. B., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Disequilibrium in concept acquisition: What the hands reveal about a child's state of mind. Presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Philadelphia, PA, June 1990.

Bekken, K. , Goldin-Meadow, S., & Dymkowski, T. Dissociation of maternal speech and gesture to deaf children of hearing parents. Presented at the 15th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, October 1990.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Nusbaum, H. & Garber, P. Transitions in learning: Evidence for simultaneous hypotheses. Presented as part of a symposium on transitional knowledge at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 1991.

Church, R. B., Momeni, C. M., Williams, T., Garber, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Detection of unstable knowledge: The function of gesture and speech in natural teaching interactions. Paper presented as part of a symposium on transitional knowledge and its role in learning interactions at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Montreal, Canada, May 1992.

Morford, J. P., Singleton, J. L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The creation of manual communication over three different timespans. Poster presented at a conference on theoretical issues in sign language research, San Diego, CA, August 1992.

Singleton, J. L., Goldin-Meadow, S., & McNeill, D. The cataclysmic break between gesticulation and sign. Poster presented at a conference on theoretical issues in sign language research, San Diego, CA, August 1992.

Alibali, M. W. & Goldin-Meadow, S. Implicit knowledge displayed in gesture sets the agenda for learning. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled "Implicit-explicit knowledge: Theoretical and empirical implications for concept learning" at the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA, March 1993.

Goldin-Meadow, S. The role of gesture vis a vis speech in early child language. Symposium organized for the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA, March 1993.

Butcher, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S. From one spoken word to two: Exploring the changing nature of gesture in English-learning children. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA, March 1993.

Morford, J. P., Singleton, J. L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The role of iconicity in manual communication. Paper presented at the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, IL, April 1993.

Butcher, C. & Goldin-Meadow, S. From one word to two: Exploring the changing nature of gesture. Paper presented at the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April 1993.

Iverson, J. M., Butcher, C., Goldin-Meadow, S., Capirci, O., & Caselli, M. C. Across the ocean: Evidence for the integration of gesture and speech in children acquiring Italian and in children acquiring English. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled "Hands across the waters: Cross-cultural psycholinguistic gesture research" at the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL, June 1993.

Alibali, M. W., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The mechanism of gesture-speech mismatch. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled "Gesture-speech mismatch as a general index of transitional knowledge" at the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL, June 1993.

Alibali, M. W., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Modeling learning using evidence from speech and gesture. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Denver, CO, June 1993.

Iverson, J., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The internal function of gesture: Evidence from conservation and narrative tasks in school-age blind children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL, June 1994.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Discussant for the symposium entitled "Understanding the functions of gestural communication" at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL, June 1994.

Wang, X-L., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Mylander, C. A cross-cultural study of mother-child interaction in Chinese and American families. Paper presented at the Second International Congress of Family Psychology, Padua, Italy, July 1994.

Morford, J., Singleton, J., & Goldin-Meadow, S. From Homesign to ASL: Identifying the influences of a self-generated childhood gesture system upon language proficiency in adulthood. Paper presented at the Boston Child Language Conference, Boston, MA, November 1994.

Wang, X-L., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Mylander, C. A comparative study of Chinese and American mothers interacting with their deaf and hearing children. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled "Growing up in Chinese and American cultures: New insights from comparative research" at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, IN, March 1995.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Discussant for the symposium entitled "The gesture-speech relationship: New perspectives from atypical populations" at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, IN, March 1995.

Alibali, M. W., Bassok, M., Olseth, K. L., Syc, S. E., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Gestures reveal mental models of discrete and continuous change. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pittsburgh, PA, July 1995.

Singleton, J. L., Goldin-Meadow, S., & McNeill, D. Do signers gesture? A discussion of the relationship between gesticulation and sign. Paper presented at the 4th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Albuquerque, NM, July 1995.

Iverson, J. M., & Goldin-Meadow, S. What's communication got to do with it? Gesture in congenitally blind children. Paper presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November, 1995.

Fernandez, E., Flevares, L., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Kurtzberg, T. The role of the hand in teacher-student interaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of AERA, New York, April 1996.

Garber, P., Bidell, T., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Church, R. B. Mechanisms of cognitive change revealed in gesture: Evidence from the tower of Hanoi. Paper presented at the annual symposium of the Jean Piaget Society, Philadelphia, PA, June 1996.

Zheng, M-Y., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The expression of motion events in the absence of a conventional language model. Poster presented at the Fifth International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Montreal, Canada, September 1996.

Zheng, M-Y., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Lexical patterns in the expression of motion events in a self-styled gesture. Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Child Language, Boston, MA, November 1996.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Language and Thought: Putting the World into Words and Gestures. Symposium and paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington DC, April 1997.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Discussant for the symposium entitled "Children's Explanations as a Window on Transitions in Development" at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington DC, April 1997.

Gershkoff-Stowe, L. & Goldin-Meadow, S. The role of a communication partner in the creation of a gestural language system. Presented at the 22nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 1997.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Discussant for the symposium entitled "Gesture, Communication, and Joint Attention" at the biennial meeting of ISIS, Atlanta, GA, April 1998.

Iverson, J. I., Tencer, H. L. & Goldin-Meadow, S. Prelinguistic communication in congenitally blind children. Poster presented at biennial meeting of ISIS, Atlanta, GA, April 1998.

Phillips, S., Goldin-Meadow, S. & Miller, P. Narration and socialization: Personal storytelling by deaf children of hearing parents. Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Chicago, IL, June 1998.

Singer, M., Kim, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The communicative functions of gesture in student/teacher interaction. Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Chicago, IL, June 1998.

Phillips, S., Goldin-Meadow, S. & Miller, P. Narrative development without linguistic input. Paper delivered at the 23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 1998.

Singer, M., Kim, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The communicative function of gesture during student/teacher interactions. Paper delivered as part of the symposium "Making use of implicit knowledge to teach" at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM, April 1999.

Goldin-Meadow, S. The form of gestures in deaf children's invented homesign systems. Paper presented as part of the symposium "Early development of speech and sign production" at the IASCL-VIII International Congress for the Study of Child Language, San Sebastian, Spain, July 1999.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Yalabik, E., & Gershkoff-Stowe, L. Adults gesture in an ergative pattern when asked to talk with their hands. Paper delivered at the 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 1999.

2000-2004

Iverson J., Tencer H., Lany J., & Goldin-Meadow S. The role of gesture in early language acquisition: a longitudinal study. Poster presented at biennial meeting of ISIS, Bristol, UK, July 2000.

Wieselman Schulman, B., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Discourse structure in a gestural communication system: The robustness of ergativity. Paper delivered at the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 2000.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Nusbaum, H., Kelly, S., & Wagner, S. Gesturing helps us remember. Paper delivered as part of the symposium "Gestures in thinking, speaking and communicating: A developmental perspective" at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN, April 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Boundary conditions of language learning. Paper delivered as part of the symposium "From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early child development" at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN, April 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Nusbaum, H., Kelly, S., & Wagner, S. Gesturing helps us remember. Paper presented at Orage 2001, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 2001.

Wagner, S. M., Goldin-Meadow, S., Nusbaum, H., & Kelly, S. Cognitive benefits of gesturing. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Virginia Beach, VA, October 2001.

Hammond, A., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Words in order: The robustness of non-English sequences in created gesture systems. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Using the hands to think without language. Paper presented as part of a symposium "Does the language we speak affect the thoughts we think?" at the annual meeting of the AAAS, Boston, MA, February 2002.

Iverson, J. M., Piry, J., Conrad, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The developing relation of gesture and speech when mothers talk to young children. Paper presented as part of the symposium "Beyond child-directed speech: Nonverbal aspects of communication when parents talk to young children" at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Toronto, Canada, April 2002.

Broaders, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Making children gesture: What role does it play in thinking? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Philadelphia, PA, June 2002.

Singer, M., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Gesture as embodied cognition: Looking at one-on-one math tutorials. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Philadelphia, PA, June 2002.

Franklin, A., Mylander, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The resilience of combinatorial structure at the word level: Morphology in Chinese and American home sign systems. Paper presented at the first Gesture Conference, Austin, TX, June 2002.

Wagner, S. M., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Nusbaum, H. The relationship between gesture and visual-spatial working memory. Paper presented at the first Gesture Conference, Austin, TX, June 2002.

Hammond, A. J. & Goldin-Meadow, S. The robustness of non-English sequences in created gesture systems. Poster presented at the first Gesture Conference, Austin, TX, June 2002.

Broaders, S. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Making children gesture:  What role does it play in thinking?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Philadelphia, June 2002.

Goldin-Meadow, S. When gesture assumes the full burden of communication. Paper presented as part of the symposium "The function of gestures in language development" at the joint meeting of the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD) and the International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Madison, WI, July 2002.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Transforming gesture into a simple language. Paper presented as part of the symposium "How children create language" at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Florida, April 2003.

Iverson, J. M., & Goldin-Meadow,S. The bootstrapping function of gesture: Evidence from syntactic and lexical development. Paper presented as part of the symposium "The function of gesture relative to speech: Developmental and cross-linguistic perspectives" at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Florida, April 2003

Singer, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  What happens when teachers’ gestures do not match their speech?  Children learn. Paper presented at the third biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Park City, Utah, October 2003.

Broaders, S.C. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Another source to monitor:  Interviewer gesture affects children’s recall.  Paper presented at the third biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Park City, Utah, October 2003.

Ozcaliskan, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  When mothers do not lead their children by the hand. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2003.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Transforming gesture into a simple language. Paper presented as part of a symposium "Language birth" at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, WA, February 2004.

Wagner, S.M., Suriyakham, L.W., Nusbaum, H., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Small, S.  An fMRI study of gesture-speech perception: Hands help brains reduce cognitive load.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, May 2004.

So, Wing Chee,  Licciardell, V., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture to language:  Origins of grammatical devices. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, May 2004.

Ozcaliskan, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture is at the cutting edge of early language development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2004.

2005-2009

Ozcaliskan, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  When the hand says more than the mouth: the role of gesture in children's early constructions.  Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. February 2005.

Wagner, S. M., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Children can use their hands to change their minds.  Paper presented as part of the symposium, “Does gesture help children learn?” presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2005.

Ehrlich, S., Levine, S. C., & Goldin-Meadow, So.  The effects of training on boys’ and girls’ mental transformation skills and strategies..  Paper presented as part of a symposium, “Early gender differences in spatial skills:  How to intervene to improve spatially-based mathematical thinking,” presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2005.

Schaal, A., Uttal, D., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S. C.  Children’s gestures provide insight into their mental representation of space.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, May 2005.

Ozyurek, A., Goldin-Meadow, S., Gurcanli, O., & Goksun, T.  (2005).  Gestural expressions of motion events with or without language.  Paper presented as part of a symposium “From Nonlinguistic to Linguistic Representations” at the X International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, July 2005.

Goldin-Meadow, S., & Ozcaliskan, S.  Early gesture-speech combinations as an index of linguistic change. Paper presented as part of a symposium “The Role of Gesture in Language Development” at the X International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, July 2005.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture as a measure of hidden knowledge.  Paper presented as part of a symposium “When knowledge looks different depending on how we tap it,” at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, San Diego, October 2005.

Coppola, M., So, W., C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The seeds of spatial grammar in the manual modality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2005.

Rowe, M., Ozcaliskan, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The added value of gesture in predicting vocabulary growth. Paper presented at teh annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2005.

Sauer, E., Levine, S.C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Learning words by hand and mouth in children with unilateral brain injury.  Presented at Society for Research on Child Language Development, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2005.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  How our hands help us learn.  Paper presented as part of the symposium, “Resolving the mind-body problem: The role of nonverbal behaviors in learning,” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, St. Louis, MO, February 2006.

Schaal, A., Uttal, D., Levine, S.C., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Words, gestures and maps:  Developmental changes in the integration of spatial information.  Paper presented at Conference on Human Development.  Louisville, Kentucky, April 2006.

Schaal, A., Uttal, D., Levine, S.C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  A developemental perspective on the influence of gesture on spatial representation. Conference on Human Development.  Louisville, Kentucky, April 2006.

Coppola, M., Mylander, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  How do hearing parents communicate with deaf children? Comparing parents’ speech and gesture across five cultures.  Paper presented at the 27th annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI, June 2006.

Ping, R. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Children learn from gestures not grounded in the here-and-now.  Paper presented at the annual Cognitive Science meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 2006.

Demir, O., So, W-C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  What’s hidden in the hands?  How children use gesture to convey arguments in a motion event.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2006.

Arroyo, M., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  What counts as effective input for language learning?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2006.

So, W-C., Demir, E., Ozyurek, A., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gone from the charts but not from our hearts:  Cross-linguistic differences in gestural representation of linguistic arguments.  Paper presented as part of a symposium, “Cognitive and pragmatic constraints in early child argument representation in speech and gesture,” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, April 2006.

Goodrich, W., Sauer, E. A., Iverson, J. M., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  From children’s hands to mothers’ mouths.  Paper presented as part of a symposium, “The role of gesture in early social interactions and development,” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, April 2006.

Cook, Susan Wagner, Mitchell, Z., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesturing makes learning last.  Paper presented as part of a symposium, “The role of gesture in the creation of conceptual representations,” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, April 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Discussant for the symposium, “Meaning from the hands,” presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, April 2006.

Sauer, E. A., Levine, S. C., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Rowe, M. L.  Gesture and vocabulary development in children with early unilateral brain injury.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, April 2006.

Spaepen,  E., Coppola, M., Spelke, E., Carey,  S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The relationship between language and numerical cognition: The case of Nicaraguan homesigners. Paper presented at the European Cognitive Science Society, Athens, Greece, May 2007.

Ozyurek, A., Goldin-Meadow, S., Furman, R., Kita, S., & Allen, S.  Representing motion events in gestures with and without speech across languages.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Ozcaliskan, S., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Learning to convey linguistic constructions in gesture and speech. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Sauer, E., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture and early language development in children with early unilateral brain injury. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Foraker, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture and discourse:  How we use our hands to refer back. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Uttal, D., Shaal Alman, A., Yang, S-J., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The hands show the way:  Gesture and the development of spatial communication. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Skipper, J., Goldin-Meadow, S., Nusbaum, H., & Small, S.  Gestures in the brain’s language. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Ozcaliskan, S., Mylander, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S., Building similarity mappings with and without a language model. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Franklin, A., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Negation in American homesign sytems. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Franklin, A., Giannakidou, A., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  (Non) Veridicality in home sign systems.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, January 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Gesture, speech, and language.  Paper presented as part of the symposium “Language in light of evolution” at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, January 2008.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Thinking with and without language.  Organizer of symposium presented at the annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Boston, February 2008.

Spaepen, E., Coppola, Spelke, E., Carey, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Language and numerical cognition: The case of Nicaraguan homesigners.  Paper presented as part of a symposium, “Thinking with and without language,” at the annual meeting of AAAS, Boston, February 2008.

Gentner, D., Ozyurek, A., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Gurcanli, O.  Spatial language potentiates spatial cognition: Evidence from deaf Homesigners. Paper presented as part of a symposium, “Thinking with and without language,” at the annual meeting of AAAS, Boston, February 2008.

Ozcaliskan, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Sex differences in language first appear in gesture.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May 2008.

Ping, R. & Goldin-Meadow, S. Gesturing saves cognitive resources for children speaking about present or absent objects.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May 2008.

So, W. C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Speaking and gesturing under discourse constraints in early chilldhood.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, July 2008.

Iverson, J.M., Cairci, O., Volterra, V., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Learning to talk in a gesture-rich world:  Early communication in Italian vs. American children. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, July 2008.

Ozcaliskan, S. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Sex differences first appear in gesture. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, July 2008.

Goldin-Meadow, S., & Rowe, M.  Gesture selectively predicts language learning. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, July 2008.

So, W.C., Sotaro, K., Goldin-Meadow, S. (2008). Reference tracking by hands in discourse units. Paper presented in the International Conference of Language, Cognition, and Communication at University of Brighton, UK, August 2008.

Demir, O. E., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S., Narrative structure in children’s speech and gesture.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2008.

Ozcaliskan, S. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Sex differences in language first appear in gesture. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2008.

Gentner, D., Ozyurek, A., Goldin-Meadow, S., Gurcanli, O., & Lowenstein, G. Spatial language potentiates spatial cognition: Evidence from deaf homesigners.  Paper presented as part of the symposium “Language as a tool for thinking,” at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, November 2008.

Spaepen, E., Coppola, M., Spelke, S., Carey, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. The relationship between language and numerical cognition:  The case of Nicaraguan homesigners Paper presented as part of the symposium “Language as a tool for thinking,” at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, November 2008.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Using our bodies to change our minds.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, February 2009.

Ehrlich, S., Tran, K., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture training leads to improvement in children’s mental rotation skill.  Paper presented as part of a symposium on the development of mental rotation in infancy and early childhood at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, April 2009.

Spaepen, E., Coppola, Spelke, E., Carey, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Language and numerical cognition:  Evidence from Nicaraguan homesigners.  Paper presented as part of a symposium on thinking with and without language at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, April 2009.

Demir, O. E., So W.C., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Ozyurek, A.,  A cross-inguistic investigation of preschoolers referring expressions in speech and gesture. Paper presented as part of a symposium on the role nd universality of discourse-pragmatic principles in referential expression in speech and gesture at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, April 2009.

So, W., C., Demir, O. E., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The development of sensitivity to discourse-pragmatic features in gestures. Paper presented as part of a symposium on the role nd universality of discourse-pragmatic principles in referential expression in speech and gesture at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, April 2009.

Shneidman, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S.,  Cross-cultural variation in speech input at one year.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, April 2009.

Genter, D., Ozyurek, A., Gurcanli, O, O., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Spatial language supports spatial cognition: Evidence from deaf homesigners.  Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of Spatial Cognition: Spatial Cognition and Action, Rome, Italy, September 2009.

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Beilock, S.  Gesture changes thought by grounding it in action. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of Spatial Cognition: Spatial Cognition and Action, Rome, Italy, September 2009.

Levine, S., Ehrlich, S., Tran, K-L., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture training leads to improvement in children’s mental rotation skill. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of Spatial Cognition: Spatial Cognition and Action, Rome, Italy, September 2009.

2010-2014

Ozyurek, A., Furman, R., Kita, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  From gesture to homesign:  Emergence of segmentation and sequencing in Turkish homesigning children. Paper presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt an der Oder, July 2010.

Ozcaliskan, S., Gentner, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Do iconic gestures pave the way for children’s early verbs? Paper presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Franfurt an der Oder, July 2010.

So, W.-C., Kita, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Semantic coordination between speech and gesture:  Insights into mental representation of discourse entities in bilinguals. Paper presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt an der Oder, July 2010.

Ozcaliskan, S., Gentner, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Does language about similarity play a role in fostering similarity comparison in children? Paper presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt an der Oder, July 2010.

Larson, S. W., Ping, R. M., Zinchenko, E., Decatur, M. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Adult gesture-speech mismatch predicts learning on a mental rotation task. Poster presented at the Spatial Cognition International Conference, Mt. Hood, OR, August 2010.

Shneidman, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Child-directed speech and vocabulary acquisition in a Mayan village.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 2010.

Demir, O. E., Applebaum, L., Levine, E., Petty, K., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The story behind parent-child book-reading interactions:  Relations to later language and reading outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 2010.

Hunsicker, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S., Creating hierarchical structure:  Do noun phrases appear in homesign? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November 2010.

Gunderson, E. A., Gripshover, S. J., Romera, C., Dweck, C., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S.  Naturalistic variation in parents' praise and the formation of children's theories about trait stability.  Paper presented as part of the symposium “Understanding children’s responses to praise and criticism” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Montreal, Canada, April 2010.

Dick, S. A., Goldin-Meadow, S., Solodkin, A., & Small, S. Gesture in the developing brain.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 2011.

Mulqueeny, K. J., Huttenlocher, J., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  On what grounds? The emergence of young children's descriptions of location. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 2011.

Shneidman, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Child directed input relates to language acquisition in a Mayan village. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 2011.

Ozcaliskan, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Do parents provide a helping hand for children's early iconic gestures? Paper presented as part of the symposium “How adults' gestures lend a helping hand (and head) in young children's learning in different domains” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Montreal, Canada, April 2010.

LeBarton, E., S. & Goldin-Meadow, S. Experimentally manipulated gesture increases vocabulary development. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 2011.

Demir, O. E., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Early parent-child book-reading: Aspects that predict later reading outcomes. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 2011.

Demir, O. E., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Relations between early academic language use by preschool children and later reading comprehension. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada, April 2011.

Shield, A., Herzig, M., Padden, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Different strategies for solving mathematical equivalence in a sign language. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Berkeley, CA June 2011.

Hunsicker, D., Cartmill, E., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The role of gesture in noun phrase development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Berkeley, CA, June 2011.

Ozcaliskan, S., Trofatter, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Do early sex differences in gesture predict later language outcomes for boys and girls? Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, July 2010.

Angeleri, R., So, W.-C., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2011). Il ruolo disambiguante del gesto nelle parole dei bambini: Uno studio cross-linguistico. Congresso Nazionale AIP, Sezione di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione, Genova, 17-19 September 2011.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture’s role in thinking and learning.  Paper presented as part of a symposium on Interactivity and Thought, Cognitive Science Symposium, Boston, July 2011.

Applebaum, L., Spaepen, E., Gentner, D., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Structural alignment in learning bridge construction.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, July 2011.

Brooks, N., Barner, D., Frank, M., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture and mental abacus calculation.  Paper presentation as part of a symposium on Place Holder Structure and Numerical Computation at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, July 2011.

Spaepen, E., Flaherty, M., Coppola, M., Spelke, E., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The origin of numbers as summary symbols:  Evidence from homesign and Nicaraguan Sign Language. Paper presentation as part of a symposium on Place Holder Structure and Numerical Computation at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, July 2011.

Ozcaliskan, S., Trofatter, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Do early sex differences in gesture predict later language outcomes for boys and girls?  Paper presented as part of a symposium on Early Gender Differences in Language:  A Developmental Perspective at the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, July 2011.

Coppola, M., Brentari, D., Jung, A., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Acquiring handshape distinctions in nouns and classifier predicates in American Sign Language.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2011.

Shneidman, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Mayan and U.S. caregivers simplify child directed speech.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2011.

Cartmill, E., Medina, T., Armstrong, B., Goldin-Meadow, S., Trueswell, J., & Gleitman, L.  Quality and quantity of early word learning environments together predict child vocabulary size at 50 months.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2011.

Demir, O. E., Applebaum, L., Levine, S. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  You read to me, I’ll read to you:  Relations between early parent-child book-reading interactions and later child vocabulary and reading outcomes.  Presented at the annual meeting of AERA, New Orleans, April 2012.

Ping, R., Decatur, M.-A., Larson, S. W., Zinchenko, E., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture-speech mismatch predicts who will learn to solve an organic chemistry problem. Presented as part of the symposium, Spatial Thinking in Chemistry, at the annual meeting of AERA, New Orleans, April 2012.

Dessalegn, B. & Goldin-Meadow, S. Is being an orphan better? The cognitive development of vulnerable children in Ethiopia.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences, Chicago, May 2012.

Novack, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Woodward, A., When are children first sensitive to the iconicity in a gestural demonstration.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, June 2012.

Schwartz, J. Jacobs, S., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Benforado, A. The role of gesture in retention and perception of legal closing arguments. Presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada, May-June, 2012.

Bem, J., Jacobs, S., Goldin-Meadow, S., Levine, S., Alibali, M., & Nathan, M. Gestures benefit for instruction: Attention coordination or embodied cognition? Presented atthe annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada, May-June, 2012.

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Hunsicker, D.  Hierarchical structure in a self-created communication system:  Building nominal constituents in homesign. Paper presented as part of a symposium on How to Invent Nouns at the 5th International Society for Gesture Studies Congress, Lund, Sweden, July 2012.

Padden, C., Gldin-Meaow, S., Shield, A., Lenzen, D., & Herzig, M.  The gestures ASL signers use tell us when they are ready to learn math.  Paper presented at the 5th International Society for Gesture Studies Congress, Lund, Sweden, July 2012.

Marghetis, T., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Coulson, S.  Speech-gesture mismatch and the neural response to mathematical information. Paper presented at the 5th International Society for Gesture Studies Congress, Lund, Sweden, July 2012.

Flaherty, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., Senghas, A., Coppola, M. Watching minds shape language: The emergence of spatial verb agreement in Nicaraguan Sign Language. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary. January 2013.

Hwang, S-O., Seegers, S., Padden, C.,  & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The role of gesture in learning for signing children:  Implications for sign language theory.  Paper presented at TISLR 11, London, July 2013.

Flaherty, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., Senghas, A., & Coppola, M.  Growing a spatial grammar:  The emergence of verb agreement in Nicaraguan Sign Language.  Paper presented at TISLR 11, London, July 2013

Seyda, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  How speaking shapes the native language of gesture in describing motion.  Paper presented in the special session on space and directionality in language, BLS, Berkeley, February 2013.

Trueswell, J., Lin, Y., Cartmill, E., Armstrong, B., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Gleitman, L., When timing is (almost) everything:  Referential dynamics in parent-child dynamics.  Paper presented at the annual CUNY conference, NY, March 2013.

Gunderson, E.  Spaepen, E., Gianesin, C., Norton, E., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S.C.  Input Effects on Successor Function Understanding: An Experimental Training Study.  Paper presented in a symposium on The Role of Input and Interaction in Early Numeracy Development at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Applebaum, L.,  Spaepen, E., Gentner, D., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S. C., Benefits of Structural Alignment in a Museum Classroom.  Paper presented in a symposium on Developmental Research Outside the Lab: Children’s STEM Learning in Museums at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Cartmill, E., Demir, O. E., Green, M., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Parent Use of Gesture to Children with Early Brain Injury.  Paper presented in a symposium on Gesture in Atypical Development at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Ozcaliskan, S. & Goldin-Meadow, S.  What explains crosslinguistic variation in gesture?  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Demir, O. E., Summer Setback: The Impact of Time off From School on Reading in Children With Brain Injury Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Carlson, M., Demir, O.E., Levine, S.C., Goldin-Meadow, S. Using the path of early MLU growth to predict later syntactic development. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Novack, M., Congdon, E., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Action versus gesture, and the role of manipulatives in teaching mathematics to children at different starting states. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Brooks, N., Novack, M., Sehic, E., Goldin-Meadow, S.  Using action and gesture to improve mental rotation in children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Novack, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Woodward, A. Can toddlers learn new ideas from watching other people gesture?  Paper presented in a symposium on Iconicity in Gesture and Sign at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA, April 2013.

Flaherty, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., Senghas, A., & Coppola, M.  Growing a spatial grammar:  The emergence of verb agreement in Nicaraguan Sign Language.  Poster presented at the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, London, England. July 2013.

Hwang, S-O., Seegers, S., Padden, C.,  & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The role of gesture in learning for signing children:  Implications for sign language theory.  Paper presented at the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference, London, England. July 2013.

Brooks, N., Goldin-Meadow, S., Barner, D., & Frank, M. Gesture is in the mind, not in the hands:  How gesture influences children’s mental abacus performance.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, October 2013.

Novack, M., Brooks, N., Kennedy, D., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Using action and gesture to improve mental rotation. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, October 2013.

Lin, Y.  Cartmill, E., Armstrong, B., Gleitman, L.  Goldin-Meadow, S., & Trueswell.  Perceiving referential intent:  Dynamics of reference in parent-child interactions.  Poster presented at the Boston University Child Language Conference, November, 2013.

Flaherty, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., Senghas, A., Coppola, M., & Gleitman, Animacy and verb classes in Nicaraguan Sign Language. Poster presented at the Boston University Child Language Conference, November, 2013.

Demir, O.E., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Gesture benefits children’s communication in complex language tasks.  Paper presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association, Chicago, November 2013.

Goodwin, A., Sherman, J., Fein, D., Goldin-Meadow, S. & Naigles, L. The role of gesture in the language development of high- and low-verbal children with autism. Poster presented at the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2014.

Rissman, L., & Goldin-Meadow. Does handling handshape mark causation in homesign?  Evidence from two child homesigners.  Paper presented as part of a panel, Effects of community and age in emerging sign languages, at the 11th annual meeting of the High Desert Linguistic Society, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 2014.

Horton, Goldin-Meadow & Brentari.  Linguistic context and phonological contrast:  Phonology in emerging sign systems.  Paper presented at the 11th annual meeting of the High Desert Linguistics Society as part of a panel, Effects of community and age in emerging sign languages, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 2014.

2015-2019

Rissman, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Morphological and lexical markers of causation in the gestures of a child homesigner.  Presented at the 89th annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of American, Portland, Oregon, January 2015.

Novack, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Woodward, A.  Action versus gesture: What cues help or hinder 3-year-olds in a cross-mapping task? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Wakefield, E., James, K., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Can you show me ‘yocking’? Learning novel verbs through producing and observing actions and gestures. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Freeman, C., Frausel, R., Richland, L., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Relational and higher-order thinking in early parent-child talk.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Trueswell, J., Lin, Y., Armstrong, B., Cartmill, E., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Gleitman, L. The dynamics of reference in the home: Finding the gems among the junk. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Gripshover, S., Sorhagen, N., Gunderson, E., Dweck, C., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S.  Parent praise in early childhood predicts fourth grade academic achievement.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Gunderson, E., Spaepen, E., Gibson, D., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Levine, S., Numerical approximation in preschool using number gestures and number words.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Wakefield, E., Congdon, E., Novack, M., Goldin-Meadow, S., & James, K.  Why does gesture facilitate learning? An investigation of the underlying neural mechanism.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Novack, M., Filippi, C., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Woodward, A.  Actions speak louder than gestures when you're two years old.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

Pyers, J., Senghas, A., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Gentner, D.  The emergence of spatial language and spatial categorization in Nicaraguan Sign Language.  Paper to be presented at the Boston Conference on Language Development, November 2015.

Cartmill, E., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Development of iconicity in co-speech gesture and homesign.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, July 2016.

Cooperrider, K., Gentner, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Visible models of invisible relations: Gesture reveals spatial analogies during reasoning about causal systems. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, July 2016.

Flaherty, M., Hunsicker, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Examining the gestural input to child homesign.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, July 2016.

Ozcaliskan, S., Lucero, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  What is the source of cross-linguistic variation in gesture? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, July Paris, 2016.

Rissman, L., Horton, L., Flaherty, M., Senghas, A., Coppola, M., Brentari, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Strong and weak agents in gesture and emerging sign language. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, July 2016.

Brown, A., Keane, J., Brentari, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  What we see or what we do? Getting a grip on the source of representational gestures.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, July 2016.

Harden Mangelsdorf, H., Goldin-Meadow, S. & Cook, S. W.  From movement to gesture: How the body reflects and enhances learning.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, July 2016.

Frausel, R., Brown, A., Richland, L., Levine, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. From here and now to there and then: Parent and child gesture use during narrative and pretend. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 2016.

Wakefield, E., Novack, M., & Woodward, A., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Unpacking the ontogeny of gesture understanding: How movement becomes meaningful across development.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 2016.

Congdon, E., Novack, M., Wakefield, E., Franconeri, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Gesture guides visual attention during math learning: Insights from eye tracking. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 2016.

Fenlon, J., Keane, J., Cooperrider, K., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Brentari, D.  Comparing pronominal signs and pointing gestures.   Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 2016.

Hwang, S., Seegers, S., Padden, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The language/gesture distinction matters for deaf children in problem solving contexts.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 2016.

Rissman, L., Horton, L., Flaherty, M., Senghas, A., Coppola, M., & Brentari, D.  Strong and weak agents in gesture and emerging sign language.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, 2016.

Horton, L., Goldin-Meadow, S., Brentari, D. Homesign contact and conventionalization of a lexicon.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2016.

Ozcaliskan, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Blind speakers show language-specific patterns in co-speech but not silent gesture.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2016.

Rissman, L., Horton, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Event categories in the absence of linguistic input: a cross-cultural study of child homesign. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2016.

Flaherty, M., Hunsicker, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  The seeds of Nicaraguan Sign Language are not found in gesture.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Novermber 2016.

Yurosky, D., Burke, N., Woodward, A., & Goldin-Meadow, S. Children's gestures provide a continuous signal of word knowledge. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2016.

Wakefield, E., Hall, C., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Representational Gesture as a Tool for Promoting Verb Generalization in Young Children.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2016.

Silvey, C., Demir-Lira, O.E., & Goldin-Meadow, S.  Children's status and growth in word types at 20 months predicts age of onset of complex syntax.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2016.

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Invited Presentations

1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2004 2005-2009 2010-2014
2015-2019          

 

1970-1979

Goldin-Meadow, S. Discussant at the Language Acquisition Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, April 1978.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Recursion in a communication system developed without a conventional language model. Paper delivered at the Conference on Language Acquisition: The state of the art. Philadelphia, PA, May 1978.

1980-1989

Goldin-Meadow, S. Discussant at the Dahlem Workshop on Sign Language and Spoken Language: Biological Constraints on Linguistic Form. West Berlin, Germany, March 1980.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Morphology in a gesture system developed without linguistic input. Conference on the Role of Input in the Language Development of the Child. University of Chicago, IL, November 1980.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Newport, E., & Supalla, T. Co-leader of Special Interest Group "ASL and Gestural Representation" at the 13th Annual Stanford Child Language Research Forum, Stanford University, CA, April 1981.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Language-like communication without a language model. Paper presented as part of the symposium, "Plasticity of Language: Atypical Language Development," at the first annual meeting of the Merrill-Palmer Society, Detroit, MI, May 1982.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Levels of structure in a language developed without a language model. Paper presented at the Social Science Research Council Meeting, "Brain and Behavior: Biosocial Dimensions," Washington DC, May 1985.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Constraints on language learning: Evidence from spontaneous gesture systems. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Boston Child Language Conference, Boston, MA, October 1986.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Levels of structure in spontaneous communication systems created by Chinese and American deaf children. Paper presented in the Distinguished Speakers Series, Department of Psychology, Cornell University, NY, May 1989.

1990-1999

Goldin-Meadow, S. When does gesture become language? A study of gesture used as a primary communication system by deaf children. Paper presented at a conference sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, "Tools, Language and Intelligence: Evolutionary Implications," Cascais, Portugal, March 1990.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Spontaneous communication systems in Chinese and American deaf children. Invited address presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May 1990.

Singleton, J., Goldin-Meadow, S. & McNeill, D. The structure of elicited gesture. Presented as part of a symposium on gesture and sign language at the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago, IL, August 1991.

Goldin-Meadow, S. A cross-cultural study of spontaneous communication systems. Invited paper presented at a conference sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, "Other minds: Methods in the cross-cultural study of cognitive variation," Nijmegen, the Netherlands, May 1992.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Spontaneous communication systems in Chinese and American deaf children. Address presented to the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, July 1994.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Leader of the 5th International Workshop of the Japan Society of Developmental Psychology, Tokyo, Japan, July 1994.

Goldin-Meadow, S. An experimentally induced 'gestural creole'. Paper presented at the Conference on Gestures Compared Cross-Linguistically at the 1995 Linguistic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, July 1995.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented at the Medical Research Council Cognitive Development Unit, London, UK, September 1995.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented at a Workshop on Language and Thought. Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, UK, September 1995.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Deaf children go beyond their input to invent gestural systems. Paper presented as part of an invited symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Baltimore, MD, February 1996.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Mental processes revealed in the mismatch between speech and gesture. Paper presented at the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May 1996.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Thought before language: The expression of motion events prior to the impact of a conventional language model. Paper presented at an interdisciplinary conference on Language and Thought sponsored by the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, UK, June 1996.

Goldin-Meadow, S. From Learning to Development. Invited symposium organized for the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington DC, May 1997.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Language and Thought: Putting the World into Words, Gestures, and Signs. Invited Symposium organized for the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Los Angeles, CA, June 1997.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Pointing and the transition to two-word speech. Paper presented at an interdisciplinary conference on gesture sponsored by the Cognitive Anthropology Research Group at the Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nigmegen, the Netherlands, June 1997.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Linguistic systems developed by Chinese and American deaf children without the benefit of a language model. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Symposium, Camogli, Italy, June 1997.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented at a conference sponsored by Cognitive Science, "Whither Whorf," Northwestern University, IL, May 1998.

Goldin-Meadow, S. From hand to thought: Gestural communication in deaf and hearing children. Plenary talk presented at the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Chicago, IL, June 1998.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Language comes naturally to children even when they have no model. Invited talk delivered at a conference sponsored by the New Iberia Research Center, "Evolution of Human Cognitive Specializations: Developmental and Comparative Perspectives," New Iberia, LA, October 1998.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Giving the mind a hand: The role of gesture in cognitive change. Invited talk delivered at the Carnegie Symposium, "Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives," Pittsburgh, PA, October 1998.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Nonverbal communication. Invited talk delivered as part of a panel jointly sponsored by APA and the Smithsonian Institute, "How children talk, and how to talk with children," Washington DC, November 1998.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Gesture and cognitive change. Invited presentation to the Committee on the Foundations of Assessment sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Board on Testing and Assessment, Irvine, CA, May 1999.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Spontaneous Sign Systems Developed by Deaf Children in Two Cultures. Invited presentation at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, PA, November 1999.

2000-2004

Goldin-Meadow, S. How children learn language -- and how it can be taught. Invited address to the Twenty-Second Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL, January 2000.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Presentation at the workshop on Emergent and Early Literacy co-sponsored by NIH, ED, and ASHA, Washington DC, September 2000.

Goldin-Meadow, S. An invited paper presented at an interdisciplinary symposium on how language develops, and the extent to which it develops, among people who have no access to a conventional language model, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, November 2000.

Goldin-Meadow, S. The two faces of gesture. An invited paper presented at the Berkeley Linguistic Society, Berkeley, CA, February 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. An invited paper presented as part of the interdisciplinary symposium "The rise of language out of pre-language" at the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, March 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. The role the hand plays in thinking. Paper delivered as part of an invited symposium, "Development of the embodied mind and consciousness," at the annual meeting of the Piaget Society, Berkeley, CA, May 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Giving the mind a hand: The role of gesture in cognitive change. Paper presented at the Neurocognitive Development Unit, Institute of Child Health, London, UK, June 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. An invited paper presented at the "Tutorials on Behavioral and Brain Sciences" at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, August 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Gesture's role in language and cognitive development. Paper presented at a Conference on the Development of Communication and Cognition. New York University, NY, October 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Emergent language: Moving from scientific studies to practice – Critical implications for deaf and heard of hearing babies. Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, November 2001.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Distinguished Visiting Speaker at the University of California, Northridge, CA, April 2002.

Goldin-Meadow, S. How our hands help us think. Invited paper presented at the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May 2002.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Invited paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, August 2002.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Symbolic communication without a language model:  The starting point for language learning.  Invited paper presented as part of a conference on symbolic use and symbolic representation.  Emory University, October 2002.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Invited plenary speaker at the Boston University Child Language Conference, Boston, MA, November 2002.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  What can we learn about language acquisition from gesture? Paper presented as part of a symposium on “New Perspectives on Language Acquisition” at the third biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Park City, Utah, October 2003.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper delivered at an international symposium, "The Origins of Language Reconsidered", in Kyoto, Japan, December 2003.

Goldin-Meadow, S. APS William James Distinguished Lecture, delivered at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting, Washington DC, April 2004.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper delivered at a workshop, “Gestural communication in nonhuman and human primates,” sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, March 2004.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Gesture’s role in creating and learning language.  Plenary paper presented at the 25th anniversary Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI, June 2004.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  How our hands help us think.  Plenary paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago, August 2004.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  The resilient properties of language.  Paper presented at “The Roots of Human Sociality” sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, North Carolina, October 2004.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  How our hands help us think.  Keynote speaker at the Sixth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces.  State College, PA, October 2004.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Hearing gesture.  Paper presented as part of a pre-convention thematic conference on multimodality at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, November 2004.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  The Nijmegen Lectures,  Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, December 2004.

2005-2009

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture’s role in language learning and language creation.  Invited paper presented at the workshop, “Phylogeny and ontogeny of human communication,” sponsored by the European Science Foundation Eurocores Programme as part of the Origin of Man, Language and Languages Program, Ferrera, Italy, June 2005. 

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Master Lecture, presented at the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C., August 2005.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented at a conference on measuring early language sponsored by the Merrill Advanced Studies Center and NICHD, Tempe, Arizona, September 2005.

Goldin-Meadow, S. What children’s hands tell us about the role that linguistic input plays in language learning.  Paper presented at a conference on measuring early language sponsored by the Merrill Advanced Studies Center and NICHD, Tempe, Arizona, September 2005.

Goldin-Meadow, S., Language in mind:  The role of gestures in thinking, language and instruction.  Paper presented at the 13th conference in the Learning & the Brain series, “Motivating the mind:  Using brain research to enhance student performance,” Boston, October 2005.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented as part of a workshop, “The phylo-and ontogenesis of understanding and communication”.  Beilefeld, Germany, January 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture’s role in creating and learning language.  Plenary presented at the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, February 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary presented as part of a conference, “Revolutions in sign language studies: Linguistics, literature, literacy,” sponsored by the Gallaudet University Press Institute, Washington, D.C., March 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented as part of a symposium on Mind and Language, a satellite event to the 2005-2006 series on American Science sponsored by The Hart Institute for American History at Pomona College, 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented as part of a workshop series, “Using the Microgenetic Method to Investigate Cognitive Development,” funded by the British Psychological Society and the Economic and Social Research Council, St. Andrews, Scotland, April 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Distinguished Speaker, Duke University, April 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at an international conference on language and mind, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary presented at the seminar on “Deafness:  Issues in language, literacy and numeracy,” Harris-Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, June 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Questions about gesture that only brain imaging can answer.  Paper presented at a workshop on the neurocognition of gesture processing, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, July 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary paper presented at the 2005 European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference, Belfast, Scotland, August, 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Participant in a workshop on nascent languages sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, October 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented as part of a debate (with Dr. Elena Leiven) sponsored by the newly created Institute of Cognitive Sciences at the University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, November 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Keynote speaker at the annual brain awareness week, Lake Forest College, November 2006.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  How gestures help us learn:  Implications for education. Paper presented as part of a seminar entitled “Human brain and early education,” Santiago, Chile, March 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop entitled "VOCOID" (VOcalisation, COmmunication, Imitation and Deixis in infant and adult human and non-human primates) sponsored by the ESF-Eurocores-OMLL (Origin of Man, Language and Languages) program, Grenoble, France, May 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary address presented at an international conference sponsored by the French Association of Cognitive Linguistics on “Typology, Gesture and Sign,” University of Lille, May 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Invited address presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C., May 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture as a window onto language and thought.  Keynote address presented at the Third International Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Chicago, June 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop on Statistical Physics of Social Dynamics: Dynamics in Human Language and Communication, Erice, Sicily, July 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary presented at the first international meeting of the Swedish Association for Language and Cognition (SALC), Sweden, December 2007.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary address presented at the International Conference on the Evolution of Language, Barcelona, March 2008.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  The resilience of language.  Invited address presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago May 2008.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture’s role in creating and learning language.  Invited address presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, November 2008.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  How gesture helps us think about space.  Invited paper presented at a conference on Motor Representations and Language of Space sponored by the European Science Foundation, Lille, France, January 2009.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Address delivered as part of the Darwin-Lincoln Bicentennial Public Lecture Series, University of California, San Diego, February 2009.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  How our hands help us think.  APA 2009 Distinguished Scientist Lecture presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburg, PA, March 2009. 

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented as part of the program on “Body Language:  Let Me Hear Your Body Talk,” sponsored by the Staff Training in Extramural Programs (STEP), NIH, April 2009.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented as part of the David. H. and Alice V. Morris Symposium on Language, Cognition and Motor Control, Stony Brook University, May 2009.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Invited paper presented at a conference on Multimodality in Children:  Gestures, Emotions, Language and Cognition in Toulouse, France, July 2009.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Presidential Invited Address delivered at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, August 2009.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Boyd McCandless Lecture, Emory University, September, 2009.

2010-2014

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Invited address delivered at the International Society for Infant Studies (ISIS) meetings, Baltimore Maryland, March 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Eleanor J. Gibson and James J. Gibson Lecture in Experimental Psychology, Cornell University, April 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Keynote presented at the Workshop on Culture and Cognition in Asia II:  Performative Gesture in Religion and Science, Singapore, June 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary lecture presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt an der Oder, July 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the Barnard Interdisciplinary Conference on Embodiment, New York, July 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Hersh Leibowitz Lecture presented at Penn State, September 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented at the York Centre for Vision Research (CVR), in Toronto, November 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, November 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S. UA ADVANCE Distinguished Speaker (sponsored by NSF), University of Arizona, Tucson, November 2010.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Spiker Memorial Lecture, University of Iowa, February 2011.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Lecture given at The First School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences, organized by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Centro de Investigación Avanzada en Educación, Universidad de Chile, in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, March 2011.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Lecture at the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, September 2011.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Sage Center for the Study of the Mind Speaker, University of California at Santa Barbara, January 2012.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented at a workshop on Core Knowledge, Language, and Culture at the Lorentz Center of Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands, May 2012.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop on Mutlimodality and Language Learning, Nijmegen, Netherlands, June 2012.

Goldin-Meadow.  Invited paper presented at the Seventh International Workshop on Language Production, New York, July 2012.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  J.R. Kantor Lecture in Psychology presented at Denison University, September 2012.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Keynote presented at a conference initiated by the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation on The embodied foundation of human communicative skills, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2012.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop, Spatial Underpinnings to Concept Formation in Infancy, held in La Jolla, California, January 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the 3rd Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences (LA School), organized and funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, held in Brazil, March 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Distinguished Speaker at the Language and Literacy Day sponsored by the Research on Challenges in the Acquisition of Language and Literacy Initiative, Georgia State University, April 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop on communicative objects and children (0-12) in their ecology, sponsored by the French Ministry of Education, Paris, May 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the Eighth Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) at the Center for Semiotics, University of Aarhus, Denmark, May 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a conference on emerging languages, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, June 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education, July 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary presented at a biennial meeting sponsored by the Institute of Mental Health & Human Early Learning Partnership, Vancouver, Canada, July 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  From homesign to sign language:  Creating language in the manual modality, paper presented as part of an invited symposium on Language and Gesture Evolution at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, July 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented as part of the David H. and Alice V. Morris Symposium on Language and Communication (What counts in language and cognition:  Number and quantification in the mind/brain), Stony Brook University, September 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Lyle Lanier Lecture presented to the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana IL, October 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Gesture's role in creating and learning language, paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL, November 2013.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary talk presented at the Linguistic Society of America, Minneapolis, January 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Keynote speaker sponsored by the Communications and Community Outreach Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, CA, January 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the graduate student-organized series of talks at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Psychology Department, March 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S. From homesign to sign language:  Creating language in the manual modality. Presented as part of an invited sympoisum,  The Human Capacity for Language:  Design, Regenesis and Evolution, at the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, March 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at an International Workshop on Sign Language and Gesture, Paris, April 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the University of Maryland Cognitive Science Program, April 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Paper presented at a conference, Gestural, pragmatic, and normative dynamics in language: Conversing as embodied, ecological engagement, University of Connecticut, June 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Plenary talk presented at the Sixth International Conference on Cognitive Science, Kaliningrad, Russia, June, 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the Jean Piaget Conference, Theories of Development, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Archives Jean Piaget, June 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a British Academy sponsored event “Understanding the nature of human language: New methods” at the University of Edinburgh, September 2014

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Invited talk presented at an international conference, "Hand, Brain and Technology," at the Centro Stefano Franscini, Switzerland, September 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at the Academy Colloquium, “The biology of Language: Evolution, Brain, Development,” organized by The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 2014.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Two lectures presented to the Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris, December 2014.

2015-2019

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at an interdisciplinary symposium on “Cooperation in Language, Interaction, and Culture” sponsored by the UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture (CLIC), Los Angeles, February 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Lecture presented at a conference, "Making Lasting Memories and Learning," co-sponsored by the Stanford School of Education, UC Berkeley, and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. San Francisco, February 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop, “The role of cognitive science in mathematics education,” Stanford University, February 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop, “Emerging sign languages and the big picture,” Tufts University, May 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Paper presented at a workshop, “The spatial grounding of learning:  Action, gesture, and language,” Chicago, June 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Course at the 2015 Linguistic Institute, Chicago, July 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Invited paper presented at the Gesture in Language Development Workshop, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, July 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Keynote speaker at the Child Language Symposium at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, July 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S. Keynote to be presented at the 6th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, September 2015 (not delivered).

Goldin-Meadow, S. Keynote to be presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language conference, Chicago, October 2015.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Lunch-and-Learn presentation at a Workshop on the Brain for Chicago Public School Teachers, sponsored by the Chicago Society for Neuroscience, February 2016.

Goldin-Meadow, S.  Organized a symposium, How the Body Shapes the Mind, presented at the annual meeting of the AAAS, Washington DC, February 2016.

Last upated October 2016