March 17, 2013

Self-organizing neural network models of language acquisition

 Please see the following recent publications regarding this project:

  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2016). Computational modeling. In A. de Groot & P. Hagoort (eds.), Research methods in psycholinguistics: A practical guide. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2015). Computational modeling of bilingual language acquisition and processing: conceptual and methodological considerations. In J. W. Schwieter (ed.), The Cambridge handbook of bilingual processing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (pp. 85-107).
  • Li, P. (2015). Neurocomputational approaches to Chinese. In C.F. Sun, W. S-Y Wang, & Y. Tsai (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics (pp. 676-687). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2014). Connectionist models of language development. In P. Brooks & V. Kempe (eds.), Encyclopedia of language development (pp.101-106). Sage Publications.
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2014). Connectionist bilingual representation. In R.R. Heredia & J. Altarriba (eds.), Foundations of bilingual memory (pp. 63-84). New York: Springer.
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2013). Connectionist models of second language acquisition. In M.P. Garcia Mayo, M. Junkal, G. Mangado, & M. Adrian (eds.), Contemporary approaches to second language acquisition (pp. 177-198). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: John Benjamins.
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2013). Connectionism. In C.A. Chapelle (ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley Online Library: DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0186).
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2013). Self-organizing map models of language acquisition. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, Article #828. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00828
  • Zhao, X., & Li, P. (2013). Simulating cross-language priming with a dynamic computational model of the lexicon. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 288-303.
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2012). Connectionism. In M. Aronoff (ed.), Oxford bibliographies online (Linguistics). Oxford University Press.  (
  • Zhao, X., Li, P., & Kohonen, T. (2011). Contextual self-organizing map: Software for constructing semantic representationBehavior Research Methods, 43,77-88.
  • Zhao, X., & Li, P. (2010). Bilingual lexical interactions in an unsupervised neural network model. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13, 505-524.
  • Zhao, X., & Li, P. (2009). The acquisition of lexical and grammatical aspect in a developmental lexicon model. Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences, 47, 1075-1112.
  • Li, P. (2009). Lexical organization and competition in first and second languages: Computational and neural mechanismsCognitive Science, 33, 629-664.
  • Li, P., & Zhao, X. (2009). Computational modeling of the expression of time. In W. Klein, & P. Li (Eds.), The expression of time (pp. 241-271). Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • MacWhinney, B., & Li, P. (2008). Neurolinguistic computational models. In B. Stemmer & H.A. Whitaker (Eds.), Handbook of the neuroscience of language (pp. 229-236). Elsevier Science Publisher.
  • Li, P., Zhao, X., & MacWhinney, B. (2007). Dynamic self-organization and early lexical development in children. Cognitive Science, 31, 581-612. (Appendix)
  • Xing, H., Shu, H., & Li, P. (2007). A self-organizing model of vocabulary acquisition by elementary school children. Contemporary Linguistics, 9, 193-207. (Journal of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; in Chinese)
  • Hernandez, A., Li, P., & MacWhinney, B. (2005). The emergence of competing modules in bilingualism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 220-225.