Journal Articles

Ji, Y., & Papafragou, A. (submitted). Is there an end in sight? Viewers’ sensitivity to abstract event structure.

Kampa, A. & Papafragou, A. (accepted). Four-year-olds incorporate speaker knowledge into pragmatic inferencesDevelopmental Science.

Skordos, D., Bunger, A., Richards, C., Selimis, S., Trueswell, J., & Papafragou, A. (in press). Motion verbs and memory for motion eventsCognitive Neuropsychology, Special Issue on language and other cognitive systems.

Ünal, E., Ji, Y., & Papafragou, A. (in press). From event representation to linguistic meaning. Topics in Cognitive Science.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2019). Children’s (and adult's) production adjustments to generic and particular listener needs. Cognitive Science.

Fairchild, S., & Papafragou, A. (2019). Language and categorization in monolinguals and bilingualsBilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-13.

Johanson, M., Selimis, S., & Papafragou, A. (2019). The source-goal asymmetry in spatial language: Language-general vs. language-specific aspects. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 34, 826-840.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2019). Interactive contexts increase informativeness in children’s referential communication. Developmental Psychology, 55, 951-966.

Papafragou, A., & Grigoroglou, M. (2019). The role of conceptualization in language production: Evidence from event encoding. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, Special issue on language production.

Grigoroglou, M., Johanson, M., & Papafragou, A. (2019). Pragmatic and spatial language: The acquisition of front and back. Developmental Psychology, 55, 729-744.

Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A.  (2019). How children identify events from visual experience. Language Learning and Development, 15, 138-156.

Fairchild, S., & Papafragou, A. (2018). Sins of omission are more likely to be forgiven in non-native speakers. Cognition, 181, 80-92.

Papafragou, A., Friedberg, C., & Cohen, M. (2018). The role of speaker knowledge in children’s pragmatic inferences. Child Development, 89, 1642-1656.

Bosse, S., & Papafragou, A. (2018). Does language affect memory for object position? A cross-linguistic comparison. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 18, 285-314.

Fairchild, S., Mathis, A., & Papafragou, A. (2018). Linguistic cues are privileged over non-linguistic cues in young children's categorization. Cognitive Development, 48, 167-175.

Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (2018). Relations between language and cognition: Evidentiality and sources of knowledge. Special issue of Topics in Cognitive Science on Lexical Learning, 1-21.

Papafragou, A. (2018). Pragmatic development. (Introduction to special issue.) Language Learning and Development, 14.

Papafragou, A., Fairchild, S., Cohen, M., & Friedberg, C. (2017). Learning words from speakers with false beliefsJournal of Child Language, 44(4), 905-923.

Papafragou, A. (2017). The representation of number: Origins and development. (Introduction to special issue). Language Learning and Development ,13, 145-146.

Landau, B., Johannes, K., Skordos, D., & Papafragou, A. (2017). Containment and support: Core and complexity in spatial language learningCognitive Science, 41, 748-779.

Bunger, A., Skordos, D., Trueswell, J., & Papafragou, A. (2016). How adults and children encode causative events cross-linguistically: Implications for language production and attentionLanguage, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 1015-1037.

Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Interactions between language and mental representationsLanguage Learning, 66, 554-580.

Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Production-Comprehension asymmetries in language acquisition: Evidential morphology as a test caseJournal of Memory and Language, 89, 179-199.

Johanson, M., & Papafragou, A. (2016). The role of labels and facts in children’s and adults’ categorizationJournal of Experimental Child Psychology, 144, 130-151.

Ozturk, O., & Papafragou, A. (2016). The acquisition of evidentiality and source monitoringLanguage Learning and Development, 12, 199-230.

Skordos, D., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Children’s derivation of scalar implicatures: alternatives and relevanceCognition, 153, 6-18.

Ünal, E., Pinto, A., Bunger, A. & Papafragou, A. (2016). Monitoring sources of event memories: A cross-linguistic investigationJournal of Memory and Language, 87, 157-176.

Ozturk, O., & Papafragou, A. (2015). The acquisition of epistemic modality: From semantic meaning to pragmatic interpretationLanguage Learning and Development, 11, 191-214.

Skordos, D., & Papafragou, A. (2014). Lexical, syntactic, and semantic-geometric factors in the acquisition of motion predicatesDevelopmental Psychology, 50, 1985-1998.

Johanson, M., & Papafragou, A. (2014). What does children's spatial language reveal about spatial concepts? Evidence from the use of containment expressionsCognitive Science, 38, 1-30.

Hafri, A., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. (2013). Getting the gist of events: Recognition of two-participant actions from brief displays. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 880-905.

Bunger, A., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. (2013). Event structure influences language production: Evidence from structural priming in motion event description. Journal of Memory and Language, 69, 299-323.

Bunger, A., Trueswell, J., & Papafragou, A. (2012). The relation between event apprehension and utterance formation in children: Evidence from linguistic omissionsCognition, 122, 135-149.

Li, P., Abarbanell, L., Gleitman, L., & Papafragou, A. (2011). Spatial reasoning in Tenejapan Mayans. Cognition, 120, 33-53.

Quinn, P., Doran, M., & Papafragou, A. (2011). Does changing the reference frame affect infant categorization of the spatial relation BETWEEN? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109, 109-122.

Trueswell, J., & Papafragou, A. (2010). Perceiving and remembering events cross-linguistically: Evidence from dual-task paradigms. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 64-82.

Papafragou, A. (2010). Source-goal asymmetries in motion representation: Implications for language production and comprehensionCognitive Science, 34, 1064-1092.

Papafragou, A., & Selimis, S. (2010). Lexical and structural biases in the acquisition of motion verbs. Language Learning and Development, 6, 87-115.

Papafragou, A., & Selimis, S. (2010). Event categorisation and language: A cross-linguistic study of motion. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25, 224-260.

Papafragou, A., Hulbert, J., & Trueswell, J. (2008). Does language guide event perception? Evidence from eye movementsCognition, 108, 155-184. Cognition's 2008 'Most Downloaded Articles'

Papafragou, A., Cassidy, K., & Gleitman, L. (2007). When we think about thinking: The acquisition of belief verbs. Cognition, 105, 125-165. Cognition's 2007 'Most Downloaded Articles'

Papafragou, A., Li, P., Choi, Y., & Han, C. (2007). Evidentiality in language and cognitionCognition, 103, 253-299. Cognition's 2007 'Most Downloaded Articles'

Papafragou, A. (2006). From scalar semantics to implicature: Children's interpretation of aspectualsJournal of Child Language, 33, 721-757.

Papafragou, A. (2006). Epistemic modality and truth conditionsLingua, 116, 1688-1702.

Hurewitz, F., Papafragou, A., Gleitman, L., & Gelman, R. (2006). Asymmetries in the acquisition of numbers and quantifiersLanguage Learning and Development, 2, 77-96.

Papafragou, A., & Schwarz, N. (2005/6). Most wantedLanguage Acquisition, 13 (Special Issue: On the Acquisition of Quantification), 207-251.

Papafragou, A., Massey, C., & Gleitman, L. (2006). When English proposes what Greek presupposes: The cross-linguistic encoding of motion eventsCognition, 98, B75-87.

Gleitman, L., Cassidy, K., Nappa, R., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. (2005). Hard wordsLanguage Learning and Development, 1, 23-64.

Papafragou, A., & Tantalou, N. (2004). Children's computation of implicaturesLanguage Acquisition, 12, 71-82.

Papafragou, A., & Musolino, J. (2003). Scalar implicatures: Experiments at the Semantics-Pragmatics interfaceCognition, 86, 253-282.

Papafragou, A., Massey C., & Gleitman, L. (2002). Shake, rattle, 'n' roll: The representation of motion in language and cognitionCognition, 84, 189-219.

Papafragou, A. (2001). Mindreading and verbal communicationMind and Language, 17, 55-67.

Papafragou, A. (2000). On 'speech-act modality'Journal of Pragmatics, 32, 519-538.

Papafragou, A. (1998). The acquisition of modality: Implications for theories of semantic representationMind and Language, 13, 370-99.

Papafragou, A. (1998). Inference and word meaning: The case of modal auxiliariesLingua, 105, 1-47.

Papafragou, A. (1996). On metonymyLingua, 99, 169-95.

Papafragou, A. (1996). Figurative language and the semantics-pragmatics distinction. Language and Literature, 5, 179-93.*

*The word "interpretative" should be replaced with "interpretive" throughout.

Books

Papafragou, A. (2000). Modality: Issues in the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface. Amsterdam/New York: Elsevier Science.

Selected Book Chapters & Reviews

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (submitted). Pragmatic principles in children’s language use. Invited for Festshrift for Professor Anna Tzouma. University of Athens.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2019). Annotated bibliography - Acquisition of Pragmatics. In Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. Online edition: Oxford University Press.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2019). The development of pragmatic abilities. In K. Scott, R. Carston, and B. Clark (Eds.), Relevance, Pragmatics, and Interpretation. Cambridge: CUP.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2018). Spatial terms. In C. Cummins & N. Katsos (Eds.), Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (2018). The relation between language and mental state reasoning. In J. Proust & M. Fortier (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Approaches to Metacognitive Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (2018). Evidentials, information sources and cognition. In A. Aikhenvald (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2017). Acquisition of Pragmatics. In R. Clark & M. Aronoff (Eds.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Online edition: Oxford University Press

Papafragou, A. (2016). Relations between language and thought: Individuation and the count/mass distinction. In C. Lefebvre and H. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science. New York: Elsevier. (updated version of 2005 chapter)

Papafragou, A. & Skordos, D. (2016). Scalar Implicature. In J. Lidz, W. Snyder and J. Pater (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics, 611-629. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Papafragou, A., (2015). The representation of events in language and cognition. In E. Margolis and S. Laurence (eds.), The conceptual mind: New directions in the study of concepts, 327-345. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Papafragou, A., (2014). Motion expression (development of). In P. Brooks, V. Kempe and G. Golson (eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development.Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Gleitman, L., & Papafragou, A. (2014). Relations between language and thought. In D. Reisberg (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gleitman, L. & Papafragou, A. (2016). New perspectives on language and thought. In K. Holyoak and R. Morrison (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. New York: Cambridge University Press. (updated version of 2005 chapter)

Trueswell, J., Papafragou, A., & Choi, Y. (2011). Syntactic and referential processes: What develops? In E. Gibson & N. Perlmutter (eds.), The processing and acquisition of reference. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Papafragou, A. (2010). Language. In B. Goldstein (ed.), Encyclopedia of Perception. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Papafragou, A. (2010). Language and thought. Opinion Piece in Atkinson and Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology. Cengage Learning.

Papafragou, A. (2007). Space and the language-cognition interface. In P. Carruthers, S. Laurence & S. Stich (eds.), The innate mind: Foundations and the future. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Papafragou, A. (2005). Relations between language and thought: Individuation and the count/mass distinction. In C. Lefebvre & H. Cohen (eds.),Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science. New York: Elsevier Science.

Gleitman, L., & Papafragou, A. (2005). Language and thought. In K. Holyoak & R. Morrison (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning, 633-661. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Papafragou, A. (2004). Review of R. Carston (2002), Thoughts and UtterancesLingua 114: 621-628.

Papafragou, A. (2002). Modality and theory of mind: Perspectives from language development and autism. In S. Barbiers, F. Beukema & W. van der Wurff (eds.), Modality and its Interaction With the Verbal System, 185-204. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Papafragou, A. (2001). Linking early linguistic and conceptual capacities: The role of theory of mind. In A. Cienki, B. Luka & M. Smith (eds.), Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language IV, 169-184. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Selected Conference Proceedings & Working Papers

Saratsli, D., Bartell, S., & Papafragou, A. (2019). Are cross-linguistically frequent systems easier to learn? The case of evidentiality. Proceedings from the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Do, M., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. (2019). The goal bias in memory and language: Explaining the asymmetry. Proceedings from the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 

Ji, Y., & Papafragou, A. (2018). Midpoints and Endpoints in Event Perception. Proceedings from the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2017). Pragmatic aspects of spatial language acquisition and use across languages. Proceedings from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Ji, Y., & Papafragou, A. (2017). Viewers' sensitivity to abstract event structure. Proceedings from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Kampa, A., & Papafragou, A. (2017). Gricean epistemic reasoning in 4-year-olds. Proceedings from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Grigoroglou, M., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Are children flexible speakers? Effects of typicality and listener needs in children's event descriptions. Proceedings from the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Gervits, F., Johanson, M., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Intentionality and the role of labels in categorization. Proceedings from the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Fairchild, S., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Monolinguals' and bilinguals' use of language in forming novel object categories. Proceedings from the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Johannes, K., Wang, J., Papafragou, A., & Landau, B. (2015). Similarity and variation in the distribution of spatial expressions across three languages. Proceedings from the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Skordos, D., & Papafragou, A. (2014). Scalar inferences in 5-year-olds: the role of alternatives. Proceedings from the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Unal, E., & Papafragou, A. (2013). Linguistic and conceptual representations of inference as a knowledge source. Proceedings from the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Bunger, A., Trueswell, J., & Papafragou, A. (2012). Information packaging for causative events: Cross-linguistic differences and implications for language production and attention. Proceedings from the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Wilson. F., Papafragou, A., Bunger, A., & Trueswell, J. (2011). Rapid extraction of event participants in caused motion events. Proceedings from the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Bunger, A., Trueswell, J., & Papafragou, A. (2011). The influence of conceptual structure on structural priming. Proceedings from the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Johanson, M., & Papafragou, A. (2011). Effects of labels on children’s category boundaries. Proceedings from the 35th Annual Boston University on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Bosse, S. & Papafragou, A. (2010). Spatial position in language and visual memory: A cross-linguistic comparison. Proceedings from the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Johanson, M. & Papafragou, A. (2010). Universality and variation in the acquisition of path vocabulary. Proceedings from the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Bunger, A., Trueswell, J., & Papafragou, A. (2010). Seeing and saying: The relation between event apprehension and utterance formulation in children. Proceedings from the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Skordos, D. & Papafragou, A. (2010). Extracting paths and manners: Linguistic and conceptual biases in the acquisition of spatial language. Proceedings from the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Johanson, M., Selimis, S., & Papafragou, A. (2009). Cross-linguistic biases in the semantics and acquisition of spatial language. Proceedings from the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Papafragou, A., & Selimis, S. (2009). On the acquisition of motion verbs cross-linguistically. Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Greek Linguistics. Ioannina: University of Ioannina.

Ozturk, O. & Papafragou, A. (2008). The acquisition of evidentiality and source monitoring. Proceedings from the 32nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Ozturk, O. & Papafragou, A. (2007). The acquisition of evidentiality in Turkish. Proceedings from the 31st Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Dept. of Linguistics, UPenn.

Ozturk, O. & Papafragou, A. (2007). Children's acquisition of evidentiality. Proceedings from the 31st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Papafragou, A. & Selimis, S. (2007). Lexical and structural cues for acquiring motion verbs cross-linguistically. Proceedings from the 31st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Papafragou, A. & Ozturk, O. (2007). Children's acquisition of epistemic modality. Proceedings from the 30th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Dept. of Linguistics, UPenn.

Papafragou, A., Massey, C., & Gleitman, L. (2007). Motion event conflation and clause structure. Proceedings from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. Dept. of Linguistics, University of Chicago.

Li, P., Abarbanell, L.,& Papafragou, A. (2005). Spatial reasoning skills in Tenejapan MayansProceedings from the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Papafragou, A. (2003). Aspectuality and scalar structure. Proceedings from the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Papafragou, A. (2002). Aspectuality and scalar implicatures. Proceedings from the 26th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Dept. of Linguistics, UPenn.

Papafragou, A. (2002). Scalar implicatures in language acquisition: Some evidence from Modern Greek. Proceedings from the 38th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. Chicago: CLS.

Papafragou, A., & Musolino, J. (2002). The pragmatics of number. Proceedings from the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 2002.

Papafragou, A., & Li, P. (2001). Evidential morphology and theory of mindProceedings from the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Papafragou, A., Massey, C., & Gleitman, L. (2001). Motion events in language and cognition. Proceedings from the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Papafragou, A. (2000). Early communication: Beyond speech-act theory. Proceedings of 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Papafragou, A. (1998). Experience and concept attainment: Some critical remarks. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 10: 109-41.

Papafragou, A. (1997). Modality in language development: A reconsideration of the evidence. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 9: 77-105.

Papafragou, A. (1996). On generics. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 8: 165-98.

Papafragou, A. (1995). Metonymy and relevance. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 7: 141-75.

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