Department of Psychology
 

PETER A. de VILLIERS
Professor


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Recent Publications (since 2000)


Gixilishe, S., de Villiers, P.A., & Denton-Spalding, C. (2008). The acquisition of noun-class marking in Xhosa: early sensitivity to form and function. In H. Chan, H. Jacob, & E. Kapla (Eds.), BUCLD32: Proceedings of the 32nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. Pp. 167-176.

Schick, B., de Villiers, P.A., de Villiers, J.G., & Hoffmeister, R. (2007). Language and theory of mind: A study of deaf children. Child Development, 78 (2), 376-396.

Gxilishe, S., de Villiers, P.A., & de Villiers, J.G. (2007). The acquisition of subject agreement in Xhosa. In A. Belikova, L. Merconi, & M. Umeda (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America (GALANA). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. Pp. 114-123.

Gxilishe, S., de Villiers, J.G., & de Villiers, P.A. (2007). Acquisition of tense in Xhosa: The long and the short of it. In H. Caunt-Nulton, S. Kulatilake, & I. Woo (Eds.), BUCLD 31: Proceedings of the 31st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. Pp. 274-285.

Pearson, B.Z. & de Villiers, P.A.  (2006). Discourse, narrative and pragmatic development. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Second Edition): Language Acquisition. Vol. 3. Elsevier Publishers. Pp. 686-693.

de Villiers, P.A. (2005). Pragmatics domain subtests. In H. Seymour, T. Roeper, & J. de Villiers Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation – Norm Referenced (DELV-NR).
San Antonio: TX. The Psychological Corporation.

de Villiers, P.A. (2005). The role of language in theory of mind development: What deaf
children tell us. In J. Astington & J. Baird (Eds.), Why language matters for theory of
mind. Oxford University Press.

de Villiers, P.A. (2004). Assessing pragmatic skills in elicited production. In H. Seymour and B.Z. Pearson (Eds.), Evaluating language variation: Distinguishing development and
dialect from disorder. Seminars in Speech and Language, 25, 57-72.

de Villiers, P.A., de Villiers, J.G., Pearson, B.Z., Roeper, T., & Seymour, H. (2003). Unbiased assessment of first language acquisition in English: Distinguishing development and dialect from disorder. In C. Anthonissen & J. Oosthuizen (Eds.), Focus on clinical
linguistics. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, 32, 99-121.

de Villiers, J. G. & de Villiers, P.A. (2003) Why not LF for false belief reasoning? A response to Carruthers, P. The cognitive functions of language. Brain and Behavioral Sciences.

de Villiers, P. (2003). Language of the deaf - acquisition of English. In R. Kent (Ed.), The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders. MIT Press.

de Villiers, P., & Pyers, J. (2003). Language of the deaf - Sign Language. In R. Kent (Ed.), The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders. MIT Press.

de Villiers, P., Burns, F., & Zurer Pearson, B. (2003). The role of language in the theory of mind development of language-impaired children: complementing theories. In BUCLD 27: Proceedings of the 27th Boston University Conference on Language Development.
Cascadilla Press.

de Villiers, J. & de Villiers, P. (2003). Language for thought: Coming to understand false beliefs. In D. Gentner & S. Goldin-Meadow (Eds.), Language in mind: Advances in the study of language and thought. MIT Press.

Schick, B., de Villiers, P. & de Villiers, J. (2002). Theory of mind: Language and cognition in deaf children. ASHA Leader.

de Villiers, P., & Pyers, J. (2001). Complementation and false belief representation. In M.
Almgren, A. Barrena, M-J. Ezeizabarrena, I. Idiazabal, & B. MacWhinney (Eds.). 
Research on Child Language Acquisition: Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Child Language.  Cascadilla Press.

de Villiers, P., Church, J., Giordano, R., Whalen, M., & Hoffmeister, R. (2000). Reference to protagonists’ mental states in the written narratives of deaf children: The contribution of English syntax and ASL skills. In BUCLD 24: Proceedings of the 24th Boston University
Conference on Language Development. Cascadilla Press.

de Villiers, J., & de Villiers, P. (2000). Linguistic determinism and the representation of false beliefs. In P. Mitchell & K. Riggs (Eds.).  Children’s Reasoning and the Mind. 
Psychology Press, 2000.

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