Routine Language: 
Infant-Directed Speech Varies across Home Activities


Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Custode, Kuchirko, Y., Escobar, K. & Lo, T. (2018) Routine Language: 

Infant-directed speech varies across home activities. Child Development.  


Becoming a Communicative Partner:
Infant Responsiveness to Maternal Language and Gestures across the Second Year

Kuchirko, Y.,Tafuro, L., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (2018) Becoming a communicative partner: 
Infant responsiveness to maternal language and gestures across the second year. Infancy.


On Differences and Deficits:

A Critique of the Theoretical and Methodological Underpinnings of the Word Gap

Kuchirko, Y.(2017) On differences and deficits: A critique of the theoretical and methodological 
underpinnings of the word gap. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.


Taking Center Stage:

Infants' Active Role in Language Learning

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., & Suh, D. (2017). Taking center stage: Infants' active role 
in language learning.Language and Concept Development from Infancy Through Childhood:

Social Motivation, Cognition, and Linguistic Mechanisms of Learning.


The Children's Developmental Play Instrument (CDPI): 

An Extended Validity Study

Chazan, S., & Kuchirko, Y.(2017). The children’s developmental play instrument (CDPI): An 
extended validity study. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychology.


Power in Methods:
Language Inputs to Infants in Structured and Naturalistic Contexts

Tamis-Lemonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Luo, R., Escobar, K., & Bornstein, M. (2017). Power in 
methods: Language inputs to infants in structured and naturalistic contexts. Developmental Science.


A Longitudinal Case Study of Traumatic Play Activity Using the

Children's Developmental Play Scale (CDPI)

Chazan, S., Kuchirko, Y., Beebe, B., & Sossin, M. (2016) A longitudinal case study of traumatic 
play activity using the children’s developmental play scale (CDPI). Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychology.


Parent-Child Interactions

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., & Kuchirko, Y. (2016). Parent-child interactions. 

Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Development.


"What Happened Next?": Developmental Changes in Mothers' Questions to Children

Kuchirko, Y., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Luo, R., & Liang, E. (2015) “What happened next?”: 
developmental changes in mothers’ questions to children.Journal of Early Childhood Literacy


Children's Language Growth In Spanish and English across Early Development:

Association to School Readiness  

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Song, L., Luo, R., Kuchirko, Y., Kahana-Kalman, R., Yoshikawa, H., & 
Raufman, J. (2014). Children’s language growth in Spanish and English across early development:

association to school readiness. Developmental Neuropsychology.


Ethnic Variation in Mother-Child Book-Sharing and Children's Storytelling

Luo, R., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Ng, F., & Liang, E. (2014). Ethnic variation in 
mother-child book-sharing and children’s storytelling.Infant and Child Development


Parental Responsiveness and Scaffolding of Language Development 

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Baumwell, L., & Kuchirko, Y.(2014). Parental responsiveness and 
scaffolding of language development. Encyclopedia of Language Development.


Why is Infant Language Development Facilitated by Parental Responsiveness?

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., & C.S., Song, L. (2014). Why is infant language learning 
facilitated by parental responsiveness? Current Perspectives in Psychological Science.


From Action to Interaction: Mother Contingent Responsiveness to Infant Exploration

across Cultural Communities 

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., & Tafuro, L (2013). From action to interaction: mothers’ 
contingent responsiveness to infant exploration across cultural communities. IEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development.