Recent Publications

UCPN Podcast. (2024, January 25). What Our Hand Gestures Reveal About Our Thoughts, with Susan Goldin-Meadow. Big Brains. episode, Chicago, IL.

Tamis‐LeMonda, C. S., Kachergis, G., Masek, L. R., Gonzalez, S. L., Soska, K. C., Herzberg, O., … Yurovsky, D. (2024). Comparing apples to Manzanas and oranges to Naranjas: A new measure of English‐Spanish vocabulary for dual language learners. Infancy. doi:10.1111/infa.12571

Özçalışkan, Ş., Lucero, C., Goldin-Meadow, S. (2023). What the development of gesture with and without speech can tell us about the effect of language on thought. Language and Cognition, 1–22. doi:10.1017/langcog.2023.34

Gomes, V., Doherty, R., Smits, D., Goldin-Meadow, S., Trueswell, J. C., & Feiman, R. (2023). It’s not just what we don’t know: The mapping problem in the acquisition of negation. Cognitive Psychology, 145, 101592. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2023.101592

Alda, A. (Host). (2023, April 26). Susan Goldin-Meadow: Thinking with your Hands [Audio podcast episode]. In Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda. Apple Podcasts.

Rissman, L., Horton, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2023). Universal constraints on linguistic event categories: A cross-cultural study of child homesign. Psychological Science.

Novack, M., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2022). Harnessing Gesture to Understand and Support Healthy Development. Reference Module In Biomedical Sciences.

Motamedi, Y., Montemurro, K., Abner, N., Flaherty, M., Kirby, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2022). The Seeds of the Noun–Verb Distinction in the Manual Modality: Improvisation and Interaction in the Emergence of Grammatical Categories. Languages, (Vol. 7, Issue 2). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI).

Flaherty, M., Hunsicker, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). Structural biases that children bring to language learning: A cross-cultural look at gestural input to homesign. Cognition211, 104608.

Carrazza, C., Wakefield, E. M., Hemani-Lopez, N., Plath, K., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). Children integrate speech and gesture across a wider temporal window than speech and action when learning a math concept. Cognition, 210, 104604. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104604

Frausel, R. R., Vollman, E., Muzard, A., Richland, L. E., Goldin‐Meadow, S., & Levine, S. C. (2021). Developmental Trajectories of Early Higher‐Order Thinking Talk Differ for Typically Developing Children and Children With Unilateral Brain Injuries. Mind, Brain, and Education16(2), 153–166. 

Padilla-Iglesias, C., Woodward, A.L., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Shneidman, L. A. (2021). Changing language input following market integration in a Yucatec Mayan community. PLOS One, (Vol. 16, Issue 6, p. e0252926). Public Library of Science (PLoS).

Novack, M., Brentari, D., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Waxman, S. (2021). Sign language, like spoken language, promotes object categorization in young hearing infants. Cognition, (Vol. 215). Elsevier BV.

Demir-Lira, O.E., Asaridou, S., Nolte, C., Small, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). Parent language input prior to school forecasts change in children’s language-related cortical structures during mid-adolescence. Frontiers Human Neuroscience, (Vol. 15). Frontiers Media SA.

Abner, N., Namboodiripad, S., Spaepen, E., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). Emergent morphology in child homesign: Evidence from number language. Language Learning and Development, 18:1, 16-40.

Wakefield, E., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). How gesture helps learning: Exploring the benefits of gesture within an embodied framework. In S. Stolz (ed.), The body, embodiment, and education: An interdisciplinary approach. Routledge.

Kısa, Y. D., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Casasanto, D. (2021). Do gestures really facilitate speech production? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication.







Books & Monographs 

Goldin-Meadow, S. & Mylander, C. Gestural communication in deaf children: The effects and non-effects of parental input on early language development. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1984, 49 (3), No. 207.

Iverson, J. M. & Goldin-Meadow, S (Eds.). The nature and functions of gesture in children’s communications, in the New Directions for Child Development series, No. 79, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.

Goldin-Meadow, S. The Resilience of Language: What gesture creation in deaf children can tell us about how all children learn language. In the Essays in Developmental Psychologyseries (J. Werker & H. Wellman, Eds.). New York: Psychology Press, 2003.