A bit about Caroline Rowland

I am the Director of the Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Professor of First Language Acquisition at Radboud University and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. Prior to this, I was Professor of Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. My research focuses on how children acquire language, with a particular interest in grammar and in assessing how the child’s environment promotes and shapes language growth. I am series editor of the Trends in Language Acquisition (TiLAR) book series, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Child Language.

My Role in LuCiD

I am an International Co-Investigator for a number of LuCiD projects. Until August 2019, I was a Co-Director and the lead of the Language 0-5 project, the largest-scale study of children's language development in the UK. 

LuCiD publications (47) by Caroline Rowland

Peter, M. S., Durrant, S., Jessop, A., Bidgood, A., Pine, J. M. & Rowland, C. F. (2019). Does speed of processing or vocabulary size predict later language growth in toddlers? Cognitive Psychology

Noble, C., Sala, G., Peter, M., Lingwood, J., Rowland, C., Gobet, F. & Pine, J. M. (2019). The impact of shared book reading on children’s language skills: A meta-analysis. Educational Research Review

Bidgood, A., McLaughlin, P., Durrant, S., Peter, M., Pine, J., & Rowland, C. (2018). The relationship between oral-motor skills and 2 years, vocabulary production and later articulation skills. Paper presented at the Child Language Symposium, Reading, UK.

Alcock, K. J., Rowland, C., & Meints, K. (2018). The UK-CDI - Inter-dialect differences in English language CDI datasets. Paper presented at the European Network Meeting - Communicative Development Inventories, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Rowland, C. (2018). How children learn language. Presentation at festABLE

Rowland, C. (2018). We'll never discover what is external, and what is internal, to language without multi-methodological approaches. Workshop on What is Language?, Zurich University.

Rowland, C. (2018). Lessons learned from trying to build a language acquisition device. (1) Invited talk at Child Language Symposium, Reading, UK.

Rowland, C. (2018). Lessons learned from trying to build a language acquisition device. Invited talk at AMLaP-Asia Hyderabad, India.

Rowland, C. (2018). What predicts how quickly children learn words? Workshop on Language acquisition across cultures and methodological approaches, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Rowland, C. F. (2018). What predicts how quickly children learn words? (1) Invited talk at Leiden University.

Rowland, C. (2018). The principles of scientific enquiry. Linguistics Approaches to Bilingualism, 8(6), 770-775.

Kidd, L., Rowland, C. (2018). The effect of language-focused professional development on the knowledge and behaviour of preschool practitioners. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1177/1468798418803664

Floccia, C., Sambrook, T., Delle Luche, C., Kwok, R., Goslin, J., White, L., Cattani, A., Sullivan, E., Abbot-Smith, K., Krott, A., Mills, D., Rowland, C., Gervain, J., Plunkett, K. (2018). Vocabulary of 2-year-olds learning learning English and an additional language: Norms and effects of linguistic distance. Wiley-Blackwell.

Peter, M., Bidgood, A., Durrant, S., Pine, J., Rowland, C. (2018). Individual differences in speed of lexical processing and its relationship to language development. Paper presented at Child Language Symposium, Reading, UK.

Peter, M., Rowland, C. (2018). Aligning developmental and processing accounts of implicit and statistical learning Topics in Cognitive Science DOI: 10.1111/tops.12396

Frost, R., Rowland, C., Durrant, S., Peter, M., Bidgood, A., Monaghan, P. (2018). Statistical learning in infants, and its relationship with language development: A study of nonadjacent dependency learning. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP), Berlin, Germany.

Brand, J., Monaghan, P. and Walker, P. (2018). The Changing Role of Sound‐Symbolism for Small Versus Large Vocabularies. Cogn Sci, 42: 578-590.

Bidgood, A., Kirk, E., Durrant, S., Peter, M., Pine, J. & Rowland, C. (2018). Baby sign, mind-mindedness and language development. Poster presented at the 8th International Society for Gesture Studies Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

Bidgood, A., Kirk, E., Durrant, S., Peter, M., Pine, J. & Rowland, C. (2018). Baby sign, mind-mindedness and language development. (1) Poster presented at The 3rd Lancaster Conference on Infant and Early Child Development (LCICD), Lancaster, UK.

Rowland, C. F. (2018). Listening to children: New perspectives on the brain and on language from studies on language development. Invited talk at Max Planck Society Senate.

Alcock, K. J., Rowland, C. F., Meints, K., Christopher, A. E., Just, J., Brelsford, V., & Summers, J. (2017). Gesture screening in young infants with the UK-CDI: Highly sensitive to risk factors for communication delay. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Alcock, K. J., Meints, K., & Rowland, C. (2017). Gesture screening in young infants: Highly sensitive to risk factors for communication delay. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, France.

Durrant, S., Peter, M., Bidgood, A., McLaughlin, P., & Rowland, C. (2017). Executive Function and Language in Typically Developing Toddlers. Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, France.

Durrant, S., Peter, M., Bidgood, A., Monaghan, P., Frost, R., Bannard, C., Kidd, E., & Rowland, C. (2017). Does variation in infants statistical learning ability predict variation in later vocabulary growth? Lessons learned from the Language 0-5 Project. Paper presented at the European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Utrecht, Holland.

Muhinyi, A., Hesketh, A., Rowland, C. and Stewart, A. (2017). Effects of story complexity on mothers' abstract language use during shared reading. Poster presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lyon: France.

Alcock, K. J., Meints, K., & Rowland, C. F. (2017). UK-CDI Words and Gestures - Preliminary norms and manual.

Abbot-Smith, K., Chang, F., Rowland, C., Ferguson, H. & Pine, J. (2017). Do two and three year old children use an incremental first-NP-as-agent bias to process active transitive and passive sentences? A permutation analysis. PLoS ONE 12 (10): e0186129

Rowland, C. (2017). What is the relationship between Executive Function and language development? Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, France, July 2017

Rowland, C. F., & Monaghan, P. (2017). Developmental psycholinguistics teaches us that we need multi-method, not single-method, approaches to the study of linguistic representation. Commentary on Branigan and Pickering "An experimental approach to linguistic representation". Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40: e308. doi:10.1017/S0140525X17000565

Jones, G., & Rowland, C. F. (2017). Diversity not quantity in caregiver speech: Using computational modeling to isolate the effects of the quantity and the diversity of the input on vocabulary growth. Cognitive Psychology, 98, 1-21. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.07.002.

Delle Luche, C., Kwok, R., Durrant, S., Chow, J., Horvath, K., Cattani, A., Abbot-Smith, K., Krott, A., Mills, D., Plunkett, K., Rowland, C., Floccia, C. (2016). It's a big world: Understanding the factors guiding early vocabulary development in bilinguals. International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, USA.

Bidgood, A., Cameron-Faulkner, T., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Rowland, C. (2016). The role of showing and pointing in the vocabulary growth of children aged 8-15 months. Lancaster Conference on Infant and Child Development, Lancaster, UK.

Monaghan, P. and Rowland, C. F. (2016). Combining Language Corpora With Experimental and Computational Approaches for Language Acquisition Research. Language Learning. doi:10.1111/lang.12221

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? Poster presented at the XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language acquisition? Poster to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK.

Bidgood, A., Cameron-Faulkner, T., Durrant, S., Peter, M. & Rowland, C.F. (2016). The role of gestures and babble in the vocabulary growth of children aged 8-18 months. Paper presented at the 1st Lancaster Conference on Infant and Child Development, Lancaster, UK.

Durrant, S., Rowland, C. F. , Chang, F., Jessop, A., Bidgood, A., Peter, M. (2016). Chasing, causality and goals: Conceptual understanding at 9 months and its relationship to later language use. Paper presented at the XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Frost, R., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P., Christiansen, M. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? (1) Poster presented at Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar Lancaster, UK.

Ambridge, B., Bidgood, A., Pine, J. M., Rowland, C. F. & Freudenthal, D. (2016). Is passive syntax semantically constrained? Evidence from adult grammaticality judgment and comprehension studies. Cognitive Science, 40(6): 1435-59.

Bidgood, A., Cameron-Faulkner, T., Durrant, S., Peter, M., Rowland, C. (2015). Multimodal input and children's gesture and vocabulary growth. Workshop on Extensive and Intensive Recordings of Children's Language Environment (WEIRCLE), Paris, France.

Ambridge, B., Kidd, E., Rowland, C. and Theakston, A. (2015). The ubiquity of frequency effects in first language acquisition. Journal of Child Language, 42, (2), 239-273.

Brewin, K. & Rowland, C. F. (2015). Testing the validity and usability of a new language monitoring and assessment tool: The BabyTalk app. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK

Peter, M., Chang, F., Pine, J., Blything, R. and Rowland, C. (2015). When and how do children develop knowledge of verb argument structure? Evidence from verb bias effects in a structural priming task. Journal of Memory and Language, 81, 1-15.

Rowland, C. (2015). Nativism in language acquisition research: Conflict and consensus with constructivism. Paper presented at Perspectives on nativism, Edinburgh, UK.

Rowland, C. & Peter, M. (2015). Up to speed? Nursery World Magazine, 15 June, 18-20.

Ambridge, B., Bidgood, A., Twomey, K. E., Pine, J. M., Rowland, C. F. & Freudenthal, D. (2015). Preemption versus Entrenchment: Towards a construction-general solution to the problem of the retreat from verb argument structure overgeneralization. PLoS ONE, 10 (4): e0123723.

Christopher, A. E., Just, J., Meints, K., Rowland, C., & Alcock, K. J. (2013). Adaptation and validation of the MacArthur-Bates CDI Gesture Scale for the UK. Paper presented at British Psychological Society, Developmental and Social Sections Conference, Reading, United Kingdom.

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