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Kalashnikova, M., Singh, L., Tsui, A., Altuntas, E., Burnham, D., Cannistraci, R., … & Woo, P. J. (2023). The development of tone discrimination in infancy: Evidence from a cross‐linguistic, multi‐lab reportDevelopmental Science, e13459.

Jansen, M. (2023). Visual attention in infancy: Using online webcam recordings as a proof of concept (Master’s thesis).

Verhagen, J., & De Bree, E. (2023). Non-adjacent Dependency Learning from Variable Input: Investigating the Effects of Bilingualism, Phonological Memory, and Cognitive Control. Frontiers in Psychology14, 1127718.

Chen, A. (2023). Twenty-month-olds categorically discriminate similar sounding vowels regardless of vocabulary level, an event related potentials (ERP) study. Journal of Child Language, 1-20.

Spit, S., Geambașu, A., Renswoude, D. V., Blom, E., Fikkert, P., Hunnius, S., … & Levelt, C. C. (2023). Robustness of the cognitive gains in 7‐month‐old bilingual infants: A close multi‐center replication of Kovács and Mehler (2009)Developmental Science, e13377.



Geambasu, A., Spit, S., van Renswoude, D., Blom, E., Fikkert, P. J., Hunnius, S., … & Levelt, C. C. (2022). Robustness of the rule‐learning effect in 7‐month‐old infants: A close, multicenter replication of Marcus et al.(1999)Developmental Science, e13244.



Klerk, M. K. A. D. (2021). Vowels in development: Speech sound perception in Dutch infants with and without a family risk of dyslexia (Doctoral dissertation, Utrecht University).



Junge, C., Everaert, E., Porto, L., Fikkert, P., de Klerk, M., Keij, B., & Benders, T. (2020). Contrasting behavioral looking procedures: a case study on infant speech segmentation. Infant Behavior and Development60, 101448.



de Klerk, M., Veen, D., Wijnen, F., & de Bree, E. (2019). A step forward: Bayesian hierarchical modelling as a tool in assessment of individual discrimination performance. Infant Behavior and Development, 57. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101345.



de Klerk, M., de Bree, E., Kerkhoff, A., & Wijnen, F. (2018). Lost and Found: Decline and Reemergence of Non-Native Vowel Discrimination in the First Year of LifeLanguage Learning and Development, 1-18. Published online August 2018.



Liu, L., Han, M., & Kager, R. (2017). Keeping up with the monolinguals. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics6(1), 41-64.

Liu, L. and Kager, R. (2017), ‘Is mommy talking to daddy or to me? : exploring parental estimates of child language exposure using the Multilingual Infant Questionnaire‘, International Journal of Multilingualism, vol 14, no 4 , pp 366 – 377

Liu, L. and Kager, R. (2017), ‘Statistical learning of speech sounds is most robust during the period of perceptual attunement‘, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol 164 , pp 192 – 208.

Liu, L. and Kager, R. (2017), ‘Perception of tones by bilingual infants learning non-tone languages’, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, vol 20, no 3 , pp 561 – 575.

Liu, L. and Kager, R. (2017), ‘Enhanced music sensitivity in 9-month-old bilingual infants‘, Cognitive Processing, vol 18, no 1 , pp 55 – 65.



Grama, I.C., Kerkhoff, A.O. & Wijnen, F.N.K. (2016). Gleaning Structure from Sound – The Role of Prosodic Contrast in Learning Non-adjacent DependenciesJournal of Psycholinguistic Research, (pp. 1-23) (23 p.).



Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2015). Discrimination of non-native lexical tones in the first year of lifeInfant and child development, (pp. Early View Online).

Kager, R.W.J. & Liu, L. (2015). Bilingual exposure influences infant VOT perceptionInfant Behavior and Development, 38, 27-36.

Kager, R.W.J. & Liu, L. (2015). Perception of a native vowel contrast by Dutch monolingual and bilingual infants – A bilingual perceptual leadInternational Journal of Bilingualism, 20(3), 335-345.



Liu, L. (2014). The Effects of Bilingualism on Infant Language Development: The Acquisition of Sounds and Words (Doctoral dissertation). LOT, 346.

Liu, L., & Kager, R. (2014). Perception of tones by infants learning a non-tone language. Cognition, 133(2), 385-394.

Van Setten, L., Grama, I.C., & Wijnen, F.N.K. (2014). Gender differences in non-adjacent dependency learning.  Investigating the small female advantage in language development. In Igitur, thesis Utrecht University, 1-17.



Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2013). Cross-domain perception of pitch in early infancy. In S Baiz, N Goldman & R Hawkes (Eds.), BUCLD 37: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference in Language Development (pp. 49-61) (13 p.). Somerville: Cascadilla Press.

Chen, A. (2013). Universal biases in the perception of Mandarin tones: From infancy to adulthood (doctoral dissertation). LOT, 308.

Kerkhoff, A.O., De Bree, E.H., De Klerk, M.K.A., & Wijnen, F.N.K. (2013). Non-adjacent dependency learning in infants at familial risk of dyslexia. Journal of child language, 40(01), 11-28.



Chen, A., & Kager, R.W.J. (2012). Domain specificity of lexical tone perception in early infancy: lexical tones versus musical tones. In Tonal Aspects of Languages-Third International Symposium.

Chen, A., & Kager, R.W.J. (2012). Lexical tone perception in early infancy. Speech Prosody 2012.



Chen, A. & Kager, R.W.J. (2011). The perception of lexical tones and tone sandhi in L2: Success or failure?. In W.S. Lee & E. Zee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences ICPhS XVII 2011 (pp. 444-447) (4 p.). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.

Liu, L., & Kager, R.W.J. (2011). How Do Statistical Learning and Perceptual Reorganization Alter Dutch Infant’s Perception to Lexical Tones?. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences ICPhS XVII 2011 (pp. 1270-1273). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.