Daniel Swingley

AB, Cognitive Science, Brown University and Queen's College Oxford;
Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University
Office Location: 
Room 362, Levin Building, 425 S. University Ave.
Research Interests: 
Developmental Psychology
Language and Communication
Memory and Learning
Specific Research Areas: 

Word recognition, word learning, and lexical representation in infants and young children

Research Synopsis: 
My research focuses on word recognition, word learning, and lexical representation in infants and young children. Current projects include perceptual experiments with infants, statistical and acoustic analyses of infant-directed speech corpora, and perceptual learning studies of adults.

Professor Daniel Swingley will be considering new graduate students for admission for Fall 2017.

Selected Publications: 

Swingley, D. (2016). Two-year-olds interpret novel phonological neighbors as familiar words. Developmental Psychology, doi 10.1037/dev0000114, 52, 1011-1023.

Dautriche, I., Swingley, D., & Christophe, A. (2015). Learning novel phonological neighbors: syntactic category matters. Cognition, doi 10.1016/j.bcognition.2015.06.003

Bergelson, E., & Swingley, D. (2013). The acquisition of abstract words by young infants. Cognition, 127, 391-397.

Bergelson, E., & Swingley, D. (Feb. 2012). At 6 to 9 months, human infants know the meanings of many common nouns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109, 3253-3258.

Swingley, D. (2012). Cognitive development in language acquisition. Language Learning and Development, 8, 1-3.

Quam, C., & Swingley, D. (2012). Development in children's interpretation of pitch cues to emotions. Child Development, 83, 246-250.

Lupyan, G., & Swingley, D. (2012). Self-directed speech affects visual search performance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 65, 1068-1085.

Van der Feest, S. V., & Swingley, D. (2011). Dutch and English listeners' interpretation of vowel duration. JASA Express Letters, 129, EL57-63.

Quam, C., & Swingley, D. (2010). Phonological knowledge guides two-year-olds' and adults' interpretation of salient pitch contours in word learning. Journal of Memory and Language, 62, 135-150.

Swingley, D. (2009). Contributions of infant word learning to language development. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 364, 3617-3622.

Goudbeek, M., Smits, R., & Swingley, D. (2009). Supervised and unsupervised learning of multidimensional auditory categories. JEP:HPP, 35, 1913-1933.

Swingley, D. (2009). Onsets and codas in 1.5-year-olds' word recognition. Journal of Memory and Language, 60, 252-269.

Ramon-Casas, M., Swingley, D., Bosch, L., & Sebastian-Galles, N. (2009). Vowel categorization during word recognition in bilingual toddlers. Cognitive Psychology, 59, 96-121.

Yoshida, K., Fennell, C., Swingley, D., & Werker, J.F. (2009). 14-month-olds learn similar-sounding words. Developmental Science, 12, 412-418

Swingley, D. (2008). The roots of the early vocabulary in infants' learning from speech. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 308-312.

Dietrich, C., Swingley, D., & Werker, J.F. (2007). Native language governs interpretation of salient speech sound differences at 18 months. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 104, 16027-16031

Swingley, D. (2007). Lexical exposure and word-form encoding in 1.5-year-olds. Developmental Psychology, 43, 454-464.

Swingley, D. & Aslin, R.N. (2007). Lexical competition in young children's word learning. Cognitive Psychology, 54, 99-132.

Swingley, D. (2005). 11-month-olds' knowledge of how familiar words sound. Developmental Science, 8, 432-443.

Swingley, D. (2005). Statistical clustering and the contents of the infant vocabulary. Cognitive Psychology, 50, 86-132.

Courses Taught: 

PSYC 001 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 281 Cognitive Development (undergraduate)
PSYC 399 Individual Empirical Research
PSYC 481 Special Topics in Development (Language acquisition)
PSYC 600 Cognitive Development (graduate)

Linguistics Graduate Group
Angelica Buerkin-Salgado [Psychology Graduate Student]