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Publications of Dr. Judith Bryant

Becker, J. A., Rosner, S. R., & Nelson, K. (1979).  Stimulus mode and concept formation in preschool children.  Developmental Psychology, 15, 218-220.    

Becker, J. A. (1979).  Towards a reconceptualization of 'proto' and 'meta.'  Newsletter of the SRCD Institute on the Origins and Growth of Communication, 1, 6-8.

Becker, J. A. (1982).  Children's strategic use of requests to mark and manipulate social status.  In S. Kuczaj (Ed.), Language development: Language, thought, and culture (pp. 1-35).  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Becker, J. A. (1984).  Implications of ethology for the study of pragmatic development.  In S. Kuczaj (Ed.), Discourse development (pp. 1-17).  New York: Springer-Verlag.

Maratsos, M., Fox, D., Becker, J. A., & Chalkley, M. A. (1985).  Semantic restrictions on children's passives.  Cognition, 19, 167-191.

Becker, J. A., & Smenner, P. C. (1986).  The spontaneous use of thank you by preschoolers as a function of sex, socioeconomic status, and listener status.  Language in Society, 15, 537-545.

Becker, J. A. (1986).  Bossy and nice requests: Children's interpretation and production.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 32, 393-413.

Becker, J. A., & Fisher, S. K. (1988).  A comparison of associations to vowel sounds by English and Spanish speakers. American Journal of Psychology, 101, 51-57.

Kimmel, H. D., Becker, J. A., & Bevill, M. J. (1988).  Balanced incomplete blocks to control individual differences.  Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers, 20, 310-312.

Becker, J. A. (1988).  "I can't talk, I'm dead": Preschoolers' spontaneous metapragmatic comments.  Discourse Processes, 11, 457-467.

Becker, J. A. (1988).  The success of parents' indirect techniques for teaching their preschoolers pragmatic skills.  First Language, 8, 173-181.

Becker, J. A., & Hall, M. S. (1989).  Adult beliefs about pragmatic development.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 10, 1-17.

Becker, J. A., Kimmel, H. D., & Bevill, M. J. (1989).  The interactive effects of request form and speaker status on judgments of requests.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 18, 521-531.

Becker, J. A. (1990).  Processes in the acquisition of pragmatic competence.  In G. Conti-Ramsden & C. Snow (Eds.), Children's language (pp. 7-24), Vol. 7.  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.    

Becker, J. A. (1991).  Pragmatic skills and the acquisition of linguistic competence.  In R. Hoffman and D. Palermo (Eds.), Cognition and the symbolic processes.  Vol. 3: Applied and ecological perspectives (pp. 327-334).  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Becker, J. A. (1991).  Preschoolers' active search for pragmatic knowledge.  In J. Verschueren (Ed.), Pragmatics at issue: Selected papers from the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987 (pp. 1-12), Vol. 1.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Becker, J. A., & Goodnow, J. G. (1991).  "What's the magic word?"  "Were you born in a tent?" -- The challenge of accounting for parents' use of indirect forms of speech with children.  Quarterly Newsletter of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, 13, 55-58.

Becker, J. A., Place, K. S., Tenzer, S. A., & Frueh, B. C. (1991). Teachers' impressions of children varying in pragmatic skills.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 12, 397-412.

Place, K. S., & Becker, J. A. (1991).  The influence of pragmatic competence on the likeability of grade-school children.  Discourse Processes, 14, 227-241.

Frueh, B. C. & Becker, J. A. (1992).  The effects of gender, androgyny, and gender-role appropriate language on listener attributions.  Journal of Pragmatics, 18, 505-506.

Becker, J. A., Whitaker, E. M., & Gesten, E. L. (1992-93).  Requests and rerequests in normal and emotionally disturbed children.  Bulletin de Psychologie (Special Issue: Prelinguistic and linguistic communication: Making requests), 46, 60-66.

Becker, J. A. (1994).  Pragmatic socialization:  Parental input to preschoolers.  Discourse Processes, 17, 131-148.

Becker, J. A. (1994).  "Sneak-shoes," "sworders," and "nose-beards":  A case study of lexical innovation.  First Language, 14, 195-211.

Gaies, L. A., Sacco, W. P., & Becker, J. A. (1995).  Cognitions of gay and bisexual men in sexual situations: Development of the Sex and AIDS Thought Scale (SATS).  AIDS Education and Prevention, 7, 513-522.

Wood, K. C., Becker, J. A., & Thompson, J. K. (1996).  Body image dissatisfaction in preadolescent children.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 17, 85-100.

Bryant, J. B. (1999).  Perspectives on pragmatic socialization.  In A. Greenhill (Ed.),  Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 1, pp. 132-137).  Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Smith, C. J., Noll, J. A., & Bryant, J. B. (1999).  The effect of social context on gender self concept.  Sex Roles, 40, 499-512.

Quinones, B., Phares, V., Bryant, J. B., & Stenmark, D. (1999).  Beliefs and attitudes about sexual aggression:  Do parents and daughters share the same belief system?  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 23, 559-572       

Rauch, S. M., & Bryant, J. B. (2000).  Gender and context differences in alcohol expectancies.  The Journal of Social Psychology, 140, 240-253.

Friend, M., & Bryant, J. B. (2000).  A developmental lexical bias in the interpretation of discrepant messages.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 46, 342-369.

Bryant, J. B. (2001).  Language in social contexts: Communicative competence in the preschool years.  In J. B. Gleason (Ed.), The development of language (5th ed.) (pp. 213-253).  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Ruva, C., & Bryant, J. B. (2004).  The impact of age, speech style, and question form on perceptions of witness credibility and trial outcome.   Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 1919-1944.

Bryant, J. B. (2005).  Language in social contexts: Communicative competence in the preschool years.  In J. B. Gleason (Ed.), The development of language (6th ed.) (pp. 191-229). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Hutchins, T., Brannick, M., Bryant, J. B., & Silliman, E. (2005). Methods for controlling amount of talk: Difficulties, considerations, and suggestions.  First Language, 25, 347-363.

Bryant, J. B., & DeHart, G. B. (2005).  “It’s a little freaky”:  Boys’ mitigation of verbal expressions of affection and affiliation.  In Bokus, B. (Ed.),  Studies in the psychology of child language (pp. 265-274).  Warsaw, Poland:  Matrix.

Ruva, C., McEvoy, C., & Bryant, J. B. (2007).  Effects of pretrial publicity and jury deliberation on juror bias and source memory errors.   Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, 45-67.           

Turner, C. R., Silliman, E. R., Bahr, R. H., Bryant, J. B., Apel, K., & Wilkinson, L. C. (2007).  African American English dialect and performance on nonword spelling and phonemic awareness tasks.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 1-16.

Bryant, J. B. (2009).  Language in social contexts: Communicative competence in the preschool years.  In J. B. Gleason (Ed.), The development of language (7th ed.) (pp. 192-226). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Bryant, J. B. (2009).  Pragmatic development.  In E. Bavin (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of child language (pp. 339-354).  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Bryant, J. B. (2009).  Development of communication.  In R. Shweder, T. Bidell, A. Dailey, S. Dixon, P. Miller, & J. Modell (Eds.), The child: An encyclopedic companion (pp. 183-187).  Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Hutchins, T., Bond, L., Silliman, E., & Bryant, J. B.  (2009).  Maternal epistemological perspectives and variations in mental state talk.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 61-80.

Rahal, C., Bryant, J. B., Darkes, J., Menzel, J.E., & Thompson, J.K. (2012). Development and validation of the Compensatory Eating and Behaviors in Response to Alcohol Consumption Scale (CEBRACS). Eating Behaviors, 13, 83-87.

Bryant, J. B., Rahal, C., & Darkes, J. (2012). College students' compensatory eating and behaviors in response to alcohol consumption. Journal of American College Health, 60, 350-356.

Bryant, J.B. (2013). Language in social contexts: Development of communicative competence. In J.B. Gleason & N.B. Ratner (Eds.), The development of language (8th ed.) (pp. 163-189). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Bryant, B., & Bryant, J.B. (2014). Relative backpack weights of elementary-aged children. The Journal of School Nursing, 30 (1), 19-23. doi: 10.1177/1059840513495417.

Bryant, J.B. (2014). Lexical innovations. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language development (pp. 350-352). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Otovic, P., Partan, S., Bryant, J. B., & Hutchinson, E. (2014). Let's call a truce ... for now: The silent bared-teeth face expression in mandrills (mandrillus sphinx) during baseline and post-conflict conditions. Ethology, 120 (11), 1118-1127. doi: 10.1111/eth.12285.

Bryant, J. B. (2015). Pragmatic development. In E. Bavin & L. Naigles (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of child language (2nd ed.) (pp. 438-457). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bryant, J.B. (2017). Language in social contexts: Development of communicative competence. In J.B. Gleason & N.B. Ratner (Eds.), The development of language (9th ed.) (pp. 137-157). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Bryant, J.B. (2018). When is a paper towel tube not a tube? A developmental analysis of an everyday object. In T. L. Kuther (Ed.), Integrating writing into the college classroom: Strategies for promoting student success (pp. 52-60). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site:

Noll, J., Lowry, M., & Bryant, J. B. (2018). Changes over time in the comprehension of he and they as epicene pronouns. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 47(5), 1057-1068.

Lowry, M., & Bryant, J.B. (2018). Blue is in the eye of the beholder: A cross-cultural study on color and memory. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

Bryant, J.B., Noll, J., & Dickman, M. (under revision for resubmission). Changes over time in college students' production of, exposure to, and knowledge of epicene pronouns.

Brea-Spahn, M., Frisch, S., & Bryant, J. B. (under revision). Wordlikeness and nonword repetition in Spanish-speaking bilingual children. In F. Li, R. Gibb, & K. Pollock (Eds.), Research in child second language acquisition: Towards an integrated understanding. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bryant, J.B. (under revision for resubmission). "Girls say that, but not boys": Age and gender differences in children's written expressions of affection.

Noll, J., Bryant, J.B., Dickman, M., & Frost, C. (in preparation). Linguistic drift in college students' exposure to, knowledge of, and production of epicene pronouns.