Journal Articles


Cychosz, M., Mahr, T., Munson, B., Newman, R., & Edwards, J. (2023, epub ahead of print). Preschoolers rely on rich speech representations to process variable speech. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13922 View Article



Blomquist, C., & McMurray, B. (in press). The development of lexical inhibition in spoken word recognition. Developmental Psychology. View Article

Blomquist, C., Newman, R.N., & Edwards, J. (in press). The development of spoken word recognition in informative and uninformative sentence contexts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. View Article

Oppenheimer, K. E., Salig, L. K., Thorburn, C. A., & Exton, E. L. (2022). Taking language science to zoom school: Virtual outreach to elementary school students. Language and Linguistics Compass, 16(9). View Article

Prescott, K.E., Mathée-Scott, J., Reuter, T. Saffran, J., Edwards, J. & Ellis Weismer, S. (2022, epub ahead of print). Predictive language processing in young autistic children, Autism Research. View Article

Harmon, Z., Barak, L., Edwards, J., Shafto, P. & Feldman, N., (2022, epub ahead of print). The competition–compensation account of developmental language disorder. Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.13364 View Article 



Blomquist, C., Newman, R. S., Huang, Y. T., & Edwards, J. R. (2021). Children with cochlear implants use semantic prediction to facilitate spoken word recognition. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(5), 1636-1649. View Article

Byrd, A. S., & Brown, J. A. (2021). An interprofessional approach to dialect-shifting instruction for early elementary school students. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 52(1), 139-148. View Article

Cychosz, M., Munson, B., & Edwards, J. (2021). Practice and Experience Predict Coarticulation in Child Speech. Language Learning and Development. View Article

Kapnoula, E., Edwards, J., & McMurray, B. (2021). Gradient activation of speech categories facilitates listeners’ recovery from lexical garden paths, but not perception of speech-in-noise. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 47, 578–595. View Article

Maher, Z., Erskine, M., Byrd, A., Harring, J., & Edwards, J. (2021). African American English and early literacy: A comparison of approaches to quantifying non-mainstream dialect use. Language, Speech, Hearing Services in Schools, 51, 118-130.  View Article

Munson, B., Logerquist, M. K., Kim, H., Martell, A., & Edwards, J. (2021, published online ahead of print). Does covert contrast predict the development of /ɹ/ in preschool children? Evidence from a longitudinal study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. View Article

Pomper, R., Ellis Weismer, S., Saffran, J., & Edwards, J. (2021, published online ahead of print). Coarticulation facilitates lexical processing for toddlers with autism. Cognition. View Article

Venker, C., Mathee, J., Saffran, J., Edwards, J. & Ellis Weismer, S. (2021). Competing perceptual salience in a visual word recognition task differentially affects children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, 14, 1147–1162. View Article



Chung, H., Munson, B., & Edwards, J. (2020, published online ahead of print). Cross-linguistic perceptual categorization of the three corner vowels: effects of listener language and talker age. Language and Speech. View Article

Cychosz, M., Munson, B., & Edwards, J. (2020). A lexical advantage in four-year-old children’s word repetition. Journal of Child LanguageView Article




Peng, E., Hess, C., Saffran, J., Edwards, J., &  Litovsky, R. (2019). Assessing fine-grained speech discrimination in young children with bilateral cochlear implants. Otology and Neurology. Epub ahead of print. View Article

Pomper, R., Ellis Weismer, S., Saffran, J., & Edwards, J. (2019). Specificity of phonological representations for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Epub ahead of print. View Article



Evans, K., Munson, B., & Edwards, J. (2018). Effect of imputed race on ratings of children’s speech accuracy: A comparison of speech-language pathologists and clinically untrained listeners. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49, 906-921. View Article

Johnson, A., Reidy, P., and Edwards, J. (2018). Quantifying robustness of the /t/-/k/ contrast using a single, static feature. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(2). doi: 10.1121/1.5049702 View Article

Mahr, T., & Edwards, J. (2018). Using language input and lexical processing to predict vocabulary size.  Developmental Science. View Article

Venker, C., Edwards, J., Saffran, J., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2018). Thinking ahead: Predictive language processing is associated with receptive language abilities in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersView Article



Kapnoula, E., Winn, E., Kong, E., Edwards, J., & McMurray, B. (2017). Evaluating the sources and functions of gradiency in phoneme categorization: An individual differences approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 1594-1611 View Article

Law, F., Mahr, T., Schneeberg, A., & Edwards, J. (2017). Vocabulary size and auditory word recognition in preschool children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 38, 42-56. View Article

Munson, B., Schellinger, S., & Edwards, J. (2017). Bias in the perception of phonetic detail in children’s speech: A comparison of categorical and continuous rating scales. Journal of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 31, 56-79. View Article

Reidy, P., Kristensen, K., Winn, M., Litovsky, R., & Edwards, J. (2017). The acoustics of word-initial fricatives and their effect on world-level intelligibility in children with bilateral cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing, 38, 42-56. View Article

Schellinger, S., Munson, B., & Edwards, J. (2017). Gradient perception of children’s productions of /s/ and /θ/: A comparative study of rating methods. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 31, 80-103. View Article



Edwards, J., & Rosin, M. (2016). A pre-kindergarten curriculum supplement for enhancing Mainstream American English knowledge in non-mainstream American English speakers. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 47, 113-122. View Article

Ellis Weismer, S., Haebig, E., Edwards, J., Saffran, J., & Venker, C. (2016). Lexical processing in toddlers with ASD: Does weak central coherence play a role? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 3755-3769. View Article

Kong, E., & Edwards, J. (2016). Individual differences in categorical perception of speech: Cue weighting and executive function. Journal of Phonetics, 59, 40-57. View Article

Reidy, P. F. (2016). Spectral dynamics of sibilant fricatives are contrastive and language specific. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 2518-2529. View Article

Venker, C., Haebig, E., Saffran, J., Edwards, J., & Ellis Weismer, S. (2016). Early lexical comprehension with young children with ASD: Comparing looking-while-listening and parent report. Journal of Autism Development Disorders, 46, 2260-2266. View Article



Brown, M. C., Sibley, D. E., Washington, J. A., Rogers, T. T., Edwards, J. R., MacDonald, M. C., & Seidenberg, M. S. (2015). Impact of dialect knowledge on a basic component of learning to read. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:196, 1-19. View Article

Edwards, J. R., Beckman, M. E., & Munson, B. (2015). Cross-language differences in acquisition. In. L. A. Redford (Ed.) Handbook of Speech Production. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, pp. 530-554. View Article

Edwards, J. R., Beckman, M. E., Munson, B. (2015). Frequency effects in phonological acquisition. Journal of Child Language, 42, 306-311. View Article

Holliday, J. J., Reidy, P. F., Beckman, M. E., & Edwards, J. (2015). Quantifying the robustness of the english sibilant fricative contrast in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 622-637. View Article 

Law, F. & Edwards, J. (2014). Effect of vocabulary size on online lexical processing by preschoolers. Language Learning and Development, 11, 331-355. View Article

Mahr, T., McMillan, B. T. M., Saffran, J. R., Ellis Weismer, S., & Edwards, J. (2015). Anticipatory coarticulation facilitates word recognition in toddlers. Cognition, 142, 345-350. View Article

Reidy, P. F. (2015). A comparison of spectral estimation methods for analysis of sibilant fricatives. Acoustical Society of America, 137, 248-254. View Article

Winn, M. B., Edwards, J. R., Litovsky, R. Y. (2015). The impact of auditory spectral resolution on listening effort revealed by pupil dilation. Ear and Hearing, 36, e153-e165. View Article


Beckman, M. E., Li, F., Kong, E. J., & Edwards, J. (2014). Aligning the timelines of phonological acquisition and change. Laboratory of Phonology, 5, 151-194. View Article

Edwards, J., Gross, M., Chen, J., MacDonald, M. C., Kaplan, D., Brown, M., & Seidenberg, M. S. (2014). Dialect awareness and lexical comprehension of Mainstream American English in African-American English speaking children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 1883-1895. View Article



Chung, H., Kong, E. J., Edwards, J., Weismer, G., Fourakis, M., & Deok, Y. (2012). Cross-linguistic acquisition of vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, 442-454. View Article

Edwards, J. (2012). Toward a second revolution in the assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders. Perspectives in Language Learning and Education, 19, 4-6.

Edwards, J. R. & Munson, B. (2012). Transcription of the speech of multilingual children with speech sound disorders. Multilingual Aspects of Speech Sound Disorders in Children. Bristol, U.K.: Multilingual Matters, 170-181. View Article

Kong, E. J., Beckman, M. E., & Edwards, J. R. (2012). Voice onset time is necessary but not always sufficient to describe acquisition of voiced stops: The cases of Greek and Japanese. Journal of Phonetics, 40, 725-744. View Article

Kong, E. J., Syrika, A., & Edwards, J. R. (2012). Dialectal variation in voiced stop prenasalization in Greek. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132,  3439-3452. View Article

Munson, B., Johnson, J. M., & Edwards, J. (2012) The role of clinical experience in speech-language pathologists’ perception of subphonemic detail in children’s speech. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 21, 124-139. View Article



Edwards, J. R., Munson, B., & Beckman, M. E. (2011). Lexicon-Phonology relationships and dynamics of early learning development. Journal of Child Language, 38, 35-40. View Article

Graf-Estes, K., Edwards, J., & Saffran, J. R. (2011). Phonotactic constraints on infant word learning. Infancy, 16,180-197. View Article

Kong, E., Beckman, M. E., & Edwards, J. (2011). Why are Korean stops acquired so early: The role of acoustic properties. Journal of Phonetics, 39, 196-211. View Article

Li, F., Munson, B., Edwards, J., Yoneyama, K., & Hall, K. (2011). Language specificity in the perception of voiceless sibilant fricatives in Japanese and English: Implications for cross-language differences in speech sound development. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129,  999-1011.  View Article

Okalidou, A., Syrika, A., Beckman, M. E., & Edwards, J. R. (2011). Adapting a receptive vocabulary test for preschool aged greek-speaking children. European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 46, 95-107. View Article

Syrika, A., Nicolaidis, K., Edwards, J., & Beckman, M. E. (2011). Acquisition of initial /s/-stop and and stop-/s/ sequences in Greek. Language and Speech, 54, 361-386. View Article

Todd, A. E., Edwards, J. R., & Litovsky, R. Y. (2011). Production of contrast between sibilant fricatives by children with cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 3969-3979. View Article



Beckman, M. E., & Edwards, J. (2010). Generalizing over lexicons to predict consonant mastery. Laboratory of Phonology. 1, 319-344. View Article

Munson, B., Edwards, J., Schellinger, S., Beckman, M. E., & Meyer, M. K. (2010). Deconstructing phonetic transcription: Covert contrast, perceptual bias, and an extraterrestrial view of vox humana. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. 24, 245-260. View Article