Publications and Presentations

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Publications

Horvath, S., Kueser, J. K., Kelly, J., & Borovsky, A. (2022). Difference or delay? Syntax, semantics, and verb vocabulary development in typically developing and late-talking toddlers.Language Learning and Development, 18(3), 352-376.

Horvath, S. & Arunachalam, S. (2021). Repetition versus variability in verb learning: Sometimes less is more. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(11), 4235-4249.

Horvath, S. (2019). The verb vocabularies and verb-learning mechanisms of late talkers. Dissertation.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam, S. (2019). Optimal contexts for verb learning. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 4(6), 1239-1249.

Horvath, S., Rescorla, L., & Arunachalam, S. (2019). The syntactic and semantic features of two-year olds’ verb vocabularies: A comparison of typically developing children and late talkers. Journal of Child Language, 46(3), 409–432.

Horvath, S., McDermott, E., Reilly, K., & Arunachalam, S. (2018). Acquisition of verb meaning from syntactic distribution in preschoolers with ASD. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49, 668-680.

Horvath, S., Rescorla, L., & Arunachalam, S. (2018). Acquiring a verb lexicon: Semantic features of toddlers’ early vocabularies. In K. Syrett & S. Arunachalam, (eds.), Semantics in Acquisition, Trends in Language Acquisition Research. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam, S. (under review). Assessing receptive verb knowledge in late talkers and autistic children.

Horvath, S. (in prep). After is easier: How verb timing impacts referential mapping in children with DLD.

Horvath, S., Kueser, J. K., & Borovsky, A. (in prep). The impact of verb meaning on semantic network structure for late talkers and typically developing children.

Kueser, J.K., Horvath, S., & Borvosky, A. (In prep). Semantic feature norms for early-learned English verbs.

Kueser, J.K., Horvath, S., & Borvosky, A. (In prep). Two pathways in vocabulary development: Noun and verb vocabulary structure differently affect word learning.


Conference Presentations

Horvath, S., Kueser, J. K., Kelly, J., & Borovsky, A. (June 2021). The development of verb vocabularies: Are late talkers actually different from their typically developing peers? Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam S. (March 2019). Assessment of receptive verb vocabulary using dynamic scene stimuli: Evidence from ASD and late talkers. Session chair and presenter at the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam S. (July 2018). Are content nouns always better? Considering variable pronoun usage in children’s acquisition of novel verbs. Poster presentation at the International Congress of Infant Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam S. (June 2018). An eye gaze study of late talkers’ receptive verb vocabularies. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam S. (June 2018). Does variability help verb learning? A comparison of late talkers and typically-developing two-year olds. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Horvath, S., Valleau, M., & Arunachalam S. (November 2017). Can eye gaze be used to assess receptive vocabulary in toddlers with ASD? Flash session at ASHA, Los Angeles, CA.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam, S. (November 2017). Consistency is key: Repetition versus variability in a novel verb-learning task. Poster presentation at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Horvath, S., Valleau, M., & Arunachalam S. (June 2017). Receptive verb knowledge in children with ASD: Using eye gaze to assess knowledge. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam, S. (November 2016). Performance in a non-social word-learning task for children with ASD. Poster presentation at Congrès International en Orthophonie et en Audiologie, Montreal, Canada.

Horvath, S., & Arunachalam, S. (April 2016). Verb learning in the absence of social engagement for children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presentation at the Graduate Research Symposium for Boston University, Boston, MA.

Horvath, S., Rescorla, L., & Arunachalam, S. (November 2015). Differences in expressive verb vocabulary between typically developing and delayed language learners at two years. Technical research presentation at ASHA, Denver, CO.

Horvath, S., Rescorla, L., & Arunachalam, S. (June 2015). The semantic and syntactic properties of early expressive verb vocabulary: A comparison of typically developing and at-risk children at 2 years. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Horvath, S., Rescorla, L., & Arunachalam, S. (March 2015). The expressive verb vocabulary of typically developing versus language delayed two-year olds. Poster presentation at the Graduate Research Symposium for Boston University, Boston, MA.

Horvath, S. (May 2015). Early suprasegemental phonological development in an Optimality Theory framework. Poster presentation at Graduate Research Day for Speech and Hearing Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC.

Kinard, J., Wilson, P., Watson, L.R., Boyd, B., Horvath, S., & Grisnik, J. (May 2011). Development of a fidelity of implementation tool for a school-based intervention. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego, CA.

Kinard, J., Wilson, P., Watson, L.R., Boyd, B., Horvath, S., & Grisnik, J. (May 2011). Development of a fidelity of implementation tool for a school-based intervention. Poster presentation at the Graduate Research Day for Speech and Hearing Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC.

Horvath, S. (September 2009). Hawaiian Language Revitalization: A study of the contemporary status of the language. Oral presentation at the Student Research Day for The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Horvath, S. (September 2007). Language outcomes for young children at risk for autism spectrum disorders. Poster presentation at the Student Research Day for The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.


Invited Talks

Horvath, S. (February 2022). Late Talkers’ Emerging Verb Vocabularies. Presented at the University of Connecticut’s Developmental Sciences Brownbag Series.

Horvath, S. (April 2019). Late talker verb vocabularies. Presented at Purdue University’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Colloquium.

Horvath, S. (April 2018). Verb vocabulary and verb learning in children with ASD. Presented at Harvard’s Language and Cognition meeting.

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