Selected Publications

Singh, L., Fu, C.S.L., Wang, J., Seet, X.H., Tong, A & Best, C.T. (in press) Developmental Change in Tone Perception in Mandarin Monolingual, English Monolingual and Mandarin-English Bilingual Infants: Divergences between monolingual and bilingual learners. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Singh, L., Morini, G., Golinkoff, R.M. & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (in press). A Commentary on Werker (2017): Limitations of the Laboratory and the Role of Variability in Language Learning. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Burnham, D.B., Singh, L., Mattock, K., Woo, P.J. & Kalashnikova, M. (2017)  Constraints on Tone Sensitivity in Novel Word Learning by Monolingual and Bilingual Infants: Tone Properties Are More Influential than Tone Familiarity. Frontiers in Psychology.

Singh, L., Loh, D. & Xiao, N. (2017). Bilingual Infants Demonstrate Perceptual Flexibility in Phoneme Discrimination but Perceptual Constraint in Face Discrimination. Frontiers in Psychology.

Singh, L. (2017) Bilingual Infants Demonstrate Advantages in Learning Words in a Third Language. Child Development (Early View)

Singh, L. (2017). He said, she said: Effects of bilingualism on cross-talker word recognition in infancy. Journal of Child Language. (Epub ahead of print).

Singh, L., Tan, A. & Wewalaarachchi (2017). Lexical Tone Variation and Spoken Word Recognition in Preschool Children: Effects of perceptual salience. Journal of Child Language. July, 44 (4), 924-942.

Choi, W., Tong, X. & Singh, L. (2017). The Relationship between Lexical Tone and Lexical Stress: Evidence from a Cross-language Mediation Model. Frontiers in Psychology.

Wewalaarachchi, T.D., Wong, L.H. & Singh, L. (2017) Vowels, Consonants and Lexical Tones: Sensitivity to phonological variation in monolingual Mandarin and bilingual English-Mandarin toddlers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Jul;159:16-33

Singh, L., Tay, Z.W., Fu, C.S.L. & Golinkoff, R.M. (2017) Novel word learning in bilingual and monolingual infants: Evidence for a bilingual advantage. Child Development.

Ma, W., Zhou, P., Singh, L. & Gao, L. (2017). Spoken Word Recognition in Young Children: Age-dependent Effects of Segmental and Suprasegmental Variation. Cognition. 159, 139-155

Escudero, P., Mulak, K., Fu, C.F. & Singh, L. (2016). More limitations to monolingualism: Bilinguals outperform monolinguals in implicit word learning. Frontiers in Psychology.

Singh, L., Lee, Q. , Goh, W.G. (2016) Processing Dependencies of Segmental and Suprasegmental Information: Effects of Emotion, Lexical Tone and Consonant Variation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. October, Vol. 31 (8), 989-999.

Wewalaarachchi, T.D. & Singh, L. (2016). Effects of Suprasegmental Phonological Alternations on Early Word Recognition: Evidence from Tone Sandhi. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 627.

Singh, L., Poh, F. & Fu, C.S.L. (2016). Limits on Monolingualism? A comparison of monolingual and bilingual infants’ abilities to integrate lexical tone in novel word learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 667.

Singh, L. & Quam, C.M. (2016) Can Bilingual Children Turn One Language Off? Evidence from perceptual switching. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 147, 111-125.

Cristia, A., Seidl, A., Singh, L. & Houston, D. (2016). Test-retest reliability in infant speech perception tasks. Infancy (Early View)

Singh, L. & Fu, C.S.L. (2016) A New View of Language Development: The acquisition of lexical tone. Child Development, 87 (3), 834-854.

Singh, L & Chee, M. (2016). Rise and Fall: Effects of Tone and Intonation on Spoken Word Recognition in Early Childhood. Journal of Phonetics, 55, 109-118.

Singh, L. Goh, H.H. & Wewalaarachchi, T.D. (2015). Spoken Word Recognition in Early Childhood: Comparative effects of vowel, consonant and lexical tone variation. Cognition, 142, 1-11.

Singh, L., Fu, C.S., Rahman, S.A., Hameed, W., Sanmugam, S., Agarwal, P., Binyan, J., Chong, Y.S., Meaney, M.J., Rifkin-Graboi, A (2014). Back to Basics: A bilingual advantage in infant visual habituation.Child Development.

Singh, L. & Harrow, M.L. (2014). Influences of Semantic and Prosodic Cues on Language Processing in Autism.Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 57(5):1764-78.

Singh, L. (2014) One World, Two Languages: Cross-Language Semantic Priming in Bilingual Toddlers. Child Development, 85 (2), 755-766.

Singh, L., Tam, J.H., Chan, C. & Golinkoff (2014) Influences of Vowel and Tone Variation on Emergent Word Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Investigation. Developmental Science, 17 (1), 94-109

Singh, L. & Foong, J. (2012). Influences of Lexical Tone and Pitch on Word Recognition in Bilingual Infants. Cognition. 124 (2), 128-142

Singh, L., Reznick, J.S. & Liang, X. (2012). Infant Word Segmentation and Childhood Vocabulary Development: A Longitudinal Analysis. Developmental Science, 15 (4), 482-495

Singh, L. Liederman, J. Mierzejewski, R. & Barnes, J. (2011) Rapid re-acquisition of native phoneme contrasts after disuse: You do not always lose what you do not use. Developmental Science, 14 (5), 949-959.

Nadig, A., Lee, I., Singh, L., Bosshart, K. & Ozonoff, S. (2010). How does the topic of conversation affect verbal exchange and eye gaze? A comparison between typical development and high-functioning autism. Neuropsychologia, 48 (9), 2730-2739.

Singh, L., Nestor, S.S., Parikh, C. & Yull, A. (2009) Influences of Infant-directed Speech on Early Word Recognition. Infancy, 14 (6), 654-666.

Singh, L., Nestor, S.S. & Bortfeld, H. (2008) Overcoming Effects of Variation on Infant Word Recognition: Influences on Word Familiarity. Infancy. 13 (1), 57-74.

Singh, L. (2008) Influences of High and Low Variability on Infant Word Recognition. Cognition, 106, (2), 833-870.

Singh, L., White, K. & Morgan, J.L. (2008) Building a Word-Form Lexicon in the Face of Variable Input: Influences of Pitch and Amplitude on Early Spoken Word Recognition. Language Learning and Development, 4 (2), 157-178.

Singh, L., Morgan, J., White, K. (2004). Preference and processing: The role of speech affect in early spoken word recognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 51(2), 173-189.

Singh, L., Morgan, J. L. & Best, C. T. (2002). Infants’ listening preferences: baby talk or happy talk? Infancy, Vol. 3 (3). 365-394.

Rescorla, L., Mirak, J. & Singh, L. (2000). Vocabulary growth in late talkers: Lexical development from 2;0 to 3;0. Journal of Child Language 27 (2), 293-311.