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Under Review or Revision

Winter, B., & Srinivasan, M. Why is semantic change asymmetric? The role of concreteness and intersubjective accessibility in metaphor and metonymy.

Vasilyeva, N., Srinivasan, M., Ellwood-Lowe, M., Delaney, S., Gopnik, A. & Lombrozo, T. Structural explanations lead young children and adults to rectify resource inequalities.

Skarabela, B., Srinivasan, M. & Rabagliati, H. Developing a generative lexicon: Evidence from instrument verbs.

Ellwood-Lowe, M.E., Foushee, R. & Srinivasan, M. What causes the word gap? Financial concerns may systematically suppress child-directed speech.


Published or In-Press

Srinivasan, M & Rabagliati, H. (in press). The implications of polysemy for theories of word learning. Child Development Perspectives. [open access]

Starr, A. & Srinivasan, M. (in press). The future is in front, to the right, or below: Development of spatial representations of time in three dimensions. Cognition. [open access]

Starr, A., Srinivasan, M. & Bunge, S. Semantic knowledge influences visual working memory in adults and children. PLoS ONE, 15(11). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0241110. [publisher version]

Foushee, R., Srinivasan, M. & Xu, F. (2020). Self-directed Learning by Preschoolers in a Naturalistic Overhearing Context. Cognition, 206. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104415. [open access] [publisher version]

Starr, A., Cirolia, A., Tillman, K. A., & Srinivasan, M. (2020). Spatial Metaphor Facilitates Word Learning. Child Development. doi:10.31234/ [open access]

Xu, Y., Duong, K., Malt, B. C., Jiang, S. & Srinivasan, M. (2020). Conceptual Relations Predict Colexification across Languages. Cognition, 201. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104280. [open access] [publisher version]

Amir, D., Valeggia, C., Srinivasan, M., Sugiyama, L. S., Dunham, Y. (2019). Measuring subjective social status in children of diverse societies. PLoS One, 14(12): e0226550. doi:10.137/journal.pone.0226550 [open access]

Ellwood-Lowe, M.E., Berner, C., Dunham, Y. & Srinivasan, M. (2019). Indian = Hindu? The development of nationalist attitudes in Hindu and Muslim Indian children. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13311 [open access] [publisher version]

Shtulman, A., Foushee, R., Barner, D., Dunham, Y. & Srinivasan, M. (2019). When Allah meets Ganesha: Developing supernatural concepts in a religiously diverse society. Cognitive Development. [open access] [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M., Foushee, R., Bartnof, A. & Barner, D. (2019). Linguistic conventionality and the role of epistemic reasoning in mutual exclusivity inference. Cognition, 189, 193-208. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2019.04.001 [open access] [publisher version]

Williams, A., Srinivasan, M., Liu, C. & Zhou, Q (2019). Why do bilinguals code-switch when emotional? Insight from immigrant parent-child interactions. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/emo0000568 [open access] [publisher version]

Starr, A. & Srinivasan, M. (2018). Spatial metaphor and the development of cross-domain mappings in early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 54(10), 1822-1832. doi: 10.1037/dev0000573 [open access] [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M., Kaplan, E., & Dahl, A. (2018). Reasoning about the scope of religious norms: Evidence from Hindu and Muslim children in India. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13102 [open access] [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M., Berner, C., & Rabagliati, H. (2018). Children use polysemy to structure new word meanings. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. doi: 10.1037/xge0000454 [open access] [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M., Wagner, K., Frank, M.C. & Barner, D (2018). The role of design and training in abacus expertise: The case of the abacus and visual attention. Cognitive Science, 42 (S3), 757-782. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12611 [open access] [publisher version]

Ramiro, C., Srinivasan, M., Malt, B. & Xu, Y (2018). Algorithms in the historical emergence of word senses. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 115(10), 2323-2328. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714730115 [open access] [publisher version]

Xu, Y., Malt, B. & Srinivasan, M (2017). Evolution of word meanings through metaphorical mapping: Systematicity over the past millennium. Cognitive Psychology, 96, 41-53. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2017.05.005 [open access] [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2016.10.003 [open access] [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.10.019 [open access] [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M., & Barner, D. (2016). Encoding individuals in language using syntax, words, and pragmatic inference. WIREs Cognitive Science, 7(5), 341-353. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1396 [open access] [publisher version]

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 version]

Srinivasan, M. & Rabagliati, H (2015). How concepts and conventions structure the lexicon: Cross-linguistic evidence from polysemy. Lingua, 157, 124-152. doi: 10.1016/j.lingua.2014.12.004 [open access] [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1111/desc.12294 [open access] [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1111/desc.12105 [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M. & Snedeker, J. (2014). Polysemy and the taxonomic constraint: Children’s representations of words with taxonomically-different meanings. Language Learning and Development, 10(2), 97-128. doi: 10.1080/15475441.2013.820121 [open access] [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M. & Barner, D. (2013). The Amelia Bedelia effect: World knowledge and the goal bias in language acquisition. Cognition, 128, 431-450. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.05.005 [open access] [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2013.01.003 [open access] [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2011.03.002 [open access] [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1080/10926488.2011.609065 [publisher version]

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. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.05.005 [open access] [publisher version]

Srinivasan, M. (2010). Do classifiers affect cognitive processing? A study of nominal classification in Mandarin Chinese. Language and Cognition, 2(2), 177-190. doi: 10.1515/langcog.2010.007 [open access] [publisher version]


Book Chapters

Srinivasan, M. & Barner, D. (in press). Lexical, syntactic, and pragmatic sources of countability: An experimental exploration of the mass-count distinction. In F. Moltmann & L. Tovena (Eds.), Mass and Count in Linguistics, Philosophy and Cognitive Science, John Benjamins Publishing Company. [open access]

Rabagliati, H. & Srinivasan, M. (2019). Word senses. In C. Cummins and N. Katsos (Eds.), Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics (pp.369-386). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [open access]

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. [open access]