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Selected Publications

Choi, S. (forthcoming). Acquisition of clause chaining in Korean. H. Sarvasy & S. Choi (eds.) Acquisition of Clause Chaining. Frontiers of Psychology, Language Sciences.

Choi, S. (forthcoming). The development of sentence-ending epistemic/evidential markers in young Korean children's speech. U. Stephany, Ayhan Aksu-Koç & Maria D. Voeikova (eds.) Development of Modality in First Language Acquisition: a Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Mouton de Gruyter.

Goller, F., Choi, S., Hong, U., & Ansorge, U. (2020). Where of one cannot speak: How language and capture of visual attention interact. Cognition, 194, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104023

Choi, S., Goller, F., Hong, U., Ansorge, U., & Yun, H. (2018). Figure and Ground in spatial language: Evidence from German and Korean. Language and Cognition, 10, 665-700

Yun, H., & Choi, S. (2018). Spatial semantics, cognition, and their interaction: A comparative study of spatial categorization in English and Korean. Cognitive Science, 42(6), 1736-1776. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cogs.12622

Goller, F., Lee, D., Ansorge, U., and Choi. S. (2017). Effects of language background on gaze behavior: A crosslinguistic comparison between Korean and German speakers. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 267-279. doi.org/10.5709/acp-0227-z

Choi, S. (2015). Acquisition of meaning. In N. Riemer (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Semantics. (pp. 457-472). Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Choi, S. (2015). First Language Acquisition. In L. Brown & J. Yeon (eds.) The Handbook of Korean Linguistics (pp. 339-354).  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Martins, M., Laaha, S., Freiberger, E. M., Choi, S. & Fitch W. T. (2014).  How children perceive fractals: Hierarchical self-similarity and cognitive development. Cognition, 133, 10-24.

Choi, S. & Hattrup, K. (2012). Relative contribution of cognition/perception and language on spatial categorization. Cognitive Science, 36, 102–129.

Choi, S. (2011). Language-specificity of Motion event expressions in young Korean children. Language, Interaction & Acquisition, 2 (1), 157-184. 

Choi, S. (2009). Typological differences in syntactic expressions of Path and Causation. In V. Gathercole (ed.) Routes to Language: Studies in honor of Melissa Bowerman (pp. 169-194). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Choi, S. & McDonough (2007). Adapting spatial concepts for difference languages: From preverbal event schemas to Semantic Categories. In J. Plumert & J. Spencer (eds.) The Emerging Spatial Mind. Oxford University Press.

Choi, S. (2006). Influence of language-specific input on spatial cognition: Categories of containment. First Language, 26 (2), 207-232.

Choi, S. (2006). Preverbal spatial cognition and language-specific input: Categories of containment and support. In R. Golinkoff & K. Hirsh-Pasek (eds.), Action meets word: How children learn verbs (pp. 191-207). Oxford University Press.

McDonough, L., Choi, S., Mandler, J. (2003). Understanding spatial relations: Flexible infants, lexical adults. Cognitive Psychology46, 229-259.

Bowerman, M. and Choi, S. (2003). Space under construction: Language specific spatial categorization in first language acquisition. In D. Gentner and S. Goldin-Meadow (Eds) Language in Mind: Advances in the study of Language and Cognition(pp. 387-428). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Bowerman, M. and Choi, S. (2001). Shaping meanings for language: universal and language-specific in the acquisition of spatial semantic categories. In M. Bowerman and S. C. Levinson (Eds) Language acquisition and conceptual development, (pp. 475-511). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Choi, S. (2000). Caregiver input in English and Korean: Use of nouns and verbs in book-reading and toy-play contexts. Journal of Child Language, 27.

Choi, S. (1999). Early development of verb structures and caregiver input in Korean: Two case studies. International Journal of Bilingualism, 3, 241-265.

Choi, S., McDonough, L., Bowerman, M. & Mandler, J. (1999). Early sensitivity to language-specific spatial terms in English and Korean. Cognitive Development, 14,241-268.

Choi, S. & Aksu-Koç, A. (1999). Development of modality in Korean and Turkish: A crosslinguistic comparison. In E. Erguvanli-Taylan, A. Ozsoy, & A. Kuntay (Eds.) Selected Papers from the VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language (pp.77-96). Istanbul, Turkey: Bo—aziçi University Press.

Choi, S. (1998). Verbs in early lexical and syntactic development in Korean. Linguistics, 36, 755-780.

Choi, S. (1998). Acquisition of Korean. In L. Leonard (Ed.) Language Acquisition in North America: Cross-cultural and Cross-linguistic Perspectives (pp. 281-336). San Diego, CA: Singular.

Choi, S. (1997). Language-specific input and early semantic development: Evidence from children learning Korean. In D. Slobin (ed.) The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition, Vol. 5: Expanding Contexts. (pp. 41-133). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Choi, S. and Bowerman, M.  (1991). Learning to express motion events in English and Korean: The influence of language-specific lexicalization patterns. Cognition, 41, 83-121.