Readership: Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in psychology, linguistics and education.
Edited by Michael Siegal, Professor of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK, and Luca Surian, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Trento, Italy
Michael Siegal is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Professor Siegal has a long history of involvement in research on the development of language and reasoning in typically and atypically developing children, particularly deaf children and children with autism. His work extends to studies of scientific and mathematical understanding in adults following brain damage.
Among his books are Knowing Children: Experiments in Conversation and Cognition (second edition, Psychology Press, 1997), Children's Understanding of Biology and Health (co-edited with C. C. Peterson, Cambridge University Press, 1999), The Cognitive Basis of Science (co-edited with P. Carruthers and S. Stich, Cambridge University Press, 2002), and Marvelous Minds: The Discovery of What Children Know (Oxford University Press, 2008). He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Academia Europaea.
Luca Surian is a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Trento, Italy. Previously, he held appointments at the MRC Cognitive Development Unit in London (UK) and at the Departments of Psychology of the Universities of Padua (Italy), Trieste (Italy) and North Carolina, Greensboro, where he was supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. For many years, Professor Surian has been carrying out research on the development of language and cognitive processes, with a particular interest in the conceptual development and the acquisition of communicative competence both in typically developing children and in atypically developing children, such as those with autism and specific language impairment. His recent research concerns the development of cognitive processes in
preverbal infants, monolingual and bilingual children and deaf children who either have deaf parents or hearing parents. Professor Surian's research is represented in more than 80 scientific publications.
Theory of Mind
1: Virginia Slaughter & Candida C. Peterson: How conversational input shapes theory of mind development in infancy and early childhood
2: Elizabeth Meins: Social relationships and children's understanding of mind: Attachment, internal states and mind-mindedness
3: Marek Meristo , Erland Hjelmquist & Gary Morgan: How access to language affects theory of mind in deaf children
4: Annika Dahlgren Sandberg & SvenOlof Dahlgren: Theory of mind in children with cerebral palsy: The impact of limited expressive linguistic abilities
Acquisition of Pragmatics
5: V. Heather Fritzley, Mako Okanda, Shoji Itakura & Kang Lee: Children's responses to yes-no questions
6: Michelle M. Chouinard & Kristi Imberi-Olivares: Getting information from others: Who do children turn to?
7: Gil Diesendruck: The scope and origins of children's assumptions of conventionality
8: Luca Surian: Access to language, social cognition and lexical development in autism
Multiple Access to Language
9: Brian Butterworth & Robert Reeve: Counting words and a principles-after account of the development of number concepts
10: Terry Kit-fong Au: Access to childhood language memory: Implications for cognitive development
11: Ágnes Melinda Kovács: Early bilingualism and theory of mind: Bilinguals' advantage in dealing with conflicting mental representations
12: Michael Siegal, Maria A. Tallandini, Sandra Pellizzoni & Corinna Michelin: Exploring the effects of bilingualism on children's conversational understanding and moral sense