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In Preparation or Under Review

Srinivasan, M., Berner, C., & Rabagliati, H. Children use polysemy to structure new object categories.

Srinivasan, M., Kaplan, E., & Dahl, A. How do children reason about religious doctrines? Evidence from Hindu and Muslim children in India

Srinivasan, M., Bartnof, A., Foushee, R. & Barner, D. The scope of conventionality: Do children expect newly-learned words to be mutually known?[poster]

Marghetis, T., Tillman, K., & Srinivasan, M. Learning to put time in its place: The development of spatial gestures for time.

Xu, Y., Ramiro, C., Malt, B., & Srinivasan, M. Mental algorithms in the historical emergence of word meanings.[conference version]

Xu, Y., Malt, B. & Srinivasan, M (under review). Evolution of word meanings through metaphorical mapping: Systematicity over the past millenium. [conference version]

Srinivasan, M., Wagner, K., Frank, M.C. & Barner, D (under review). Does expertise affect the allocation of visual attention? The case study of mental abacus. [manuscript]

Rabagliati, H. & Srinivasan, M (under review). The conceptual basis of early word meanings: Insights from lexical flexibility.


Published or In-Press

Rabagliati, H. & Srinivasan, M. (in press). Sense Relations. To appear in Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics, Oxford University Press.

Tillman, K., Marghetis, T., Barner, D. & Srinivasan, M. (2017). Today is tomorrow’s yesterday: Children’s acquisition of deictic time words. Cognitive Psychology, 92, 87-100.[publisher]

Srinivasan, M., Al-Mughairy, S., Foushee, R., Barner, D. (2017). Learning language from within: Children use semantic generalizations to infer new word meanings. Cognition, 159, 11-24.[publisher]

Srinivasan, M., & Barner, D. (2016). Encoding individuals in language using syntax, words, and pragmatic inference. WIREs Cognitive Science, 7(5), 341-353.[open access]

Barner, D., Alvarez, G., Sullivan, J., Brooks, N., Srinivasan, M. & Frank, M. C. (2016). Learning mathematics in a visuospatial format: A randomized, controlled trial of mental abacus instruction.
Child Development, 87(4), 1146-1158.[open access /publisher / supplemental material]

Srinivasan, M. (2016). Concepts as explanatory theories: Evidence from word learning and the development of lexical flexibility. In D. Barner and A. Baron, Core Knowledge and Conceptual Change, Oxford University Press.

Srinivasan, M. & Rabagliati, H (2015). How concepts and conventions structure the lexicon: Cross-linguistic evidence from polysemy. Lingua, 157, 124-152.[open access / publisher]

Srinivasan, M., Dunham, Y., Hicks, C. & Barner, D. (2015). Do attitudes toward societal structure predict beliefs about free will and achievement? Evidence from the Indian caste system. Developmental Science, 19(1), 109-125 [open access / publisher]

Dunham, Y., Srinivasan, M., Dotsch, R. & Barner, D. (2014). Religion insulates ingroup evaluations: The development of intergroup attitudes in India. Developmental Science, 17(2), 311-319. [open access / publisher]

Srinivasan, M. & Snedeker, J. (2014). Polysemy and the taxonomic constraint: Children’s representations of words with taxonomically-different meanings. To appear in Language Learning and Development. [open access]

Srinivasan, M. & Barner, D. (2013). The Amelia Bedelia effect: World knowledge and the goal bias in language acquisition. Cognition, 128, 431-450. [open access / publisher]

Srinivasan, M., Chestnut, E., Li, P., & Barner, D. (2013). Sortal concepts and pragmatic inference in children’s early quantification of objects. Cognitive Psychology, 66, 302-326. [open access / publisher]

Srinivasan, M. & Snedeker, J. (2011). Judging a book by its cover and its contents: The representation of polysemous and homophonous meanings in four-year-old children. Cognitive Psychology, 62, 245-272. [open access / publisher]

Matlock, T., Holmes, K.J., Srinivasan, M., & Ramscar, M. (2011). Even abstract motion influences the understanding of time. Metaphor and Symbol, 26(4), 260-271. [open access / publisher]

Srinivasan, M. & Carey, S. (2010). The long and the short of it: On the nature and origin of functional overlap between representations of space and time. Cognition, 116, 217-241. [open access / publisher]

Srinivasan, M. (2010). Do classifiers affect cognitive processing? A study of nominal classification in Mandarin Chinese. Language and Cognition, 2(2), 177-190. [open access / publisher]