Here you will find all of our publications sorted chronologically. For a list of publications sorted by topic, see our Research page.

In Press

Fairchild, S., & Papafragou, A. (submitted). Selective pragmatic tolerance towards non-native speakers.

Fairchild, S., & Papafragou, A. (submitted). Linguistic cues are privileged over non-linguistic cues in young children's categorization.

Gervits, F., Johanson, M., & Papafragou, A. (submitted). Labels and intentionality in categorization.

Grigoroglou, M., Johanson, M., & Papafragou, A. (submitted). The acquisition of front and back: Conceptual vs. pragmatic factors.

Papafragou, A., Friedberg, C., & Cohen, M. (in press). The role of speaker knowledge in children’s pragmatic inferencesChild Development.

Papafragou, A., Fairchild, S., Cohen, M., & Friedberg, C. (in press). Learning words from speakers with false beliefsJournal of Child Language.

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

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

Papafragou, A. (in press). 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)

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

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

2017

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

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

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

2016

Landau, B., Johannes, K., Skordos, D., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Containment and support: Core and complexity in spatial language learningCognitive Science.

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.

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

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

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.

Ünal, E., & Papafragou, A. (2016). Production-Comprehension asymmetries and the acquisition of evidential morphologyJournal of Memory and Language, 89, 179-199.

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.

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)

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.

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

2015

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

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.

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

2014

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 aboout spatial concepts? Evidence from the use of containment expressionsCognitive Science, 38, 1-30.

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

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

2013

Hafri, A., Papafragou, A., & Trueswell, J. (2013). Getting the gist of events: Recognition of two-participant actions from brief displaysJournal 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 descriptionJournal of Memory and Language, 69, 299-323.

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.

2012

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

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

2011

Li, P., Abarbanell, L., Gleitman, L., & Papafragou, A. (2011). Spatial reasoning in Tenejapan MayansCognition, 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., & 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.

Wilson. F., Papafragou, A., Bunger, A., & Trueswell, J. (2011). Rapid extraction of event participants in caused motion eventsProceedings 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 primingProceedings 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 boundariesProceedings from the 35th Annual Boston University on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

2010

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

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

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

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

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

Papafragou, A. (2010). Language and thoughtAtkinson and Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology. Cengage Learning.

Bosse, S. & Papafragou, A. (2010). Spatial position in language and visual memory: A cross-linguistic comparisonProceedings 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 vocabularyProceedings 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 childrenProceedings 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 languageProceedings from the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

2009

Johanson, M., Selimis, S., & Papafragou, A. (2009). Cross-linguistic biases in the semantics and acquisition of spatial languageProceedings 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-linguisticallyProceedings from the 7th International Conference on Greek Linguistics. Ioannina: University of Ioannina.

2008

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'

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

2007

Papafragou, A., Cassidy, K., & Gleitman, L. (2007). When we think about thinking: The acquisition of belief verbsCognition, 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. (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.

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

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

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

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

2006

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

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

2005

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

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.

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.

2004

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

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

2003

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

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

2002

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

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. (2002). Aspectuality and scalar implicaturesProceedings from the 26th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Dept. of Linguistics, UPenn.

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

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

2001

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

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.

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

2000

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

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

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

1998

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

1997

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

1996

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

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

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

1995

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

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