Show The Graduate Center Menu
 
 

Selected Publications

Selected Publications * indicates Dr. Schwartz’s students or trainees

Leonard, L.B., & Schwartz, R.G. (1977). Focus characteristics of single word utterances after syntax. Journal of Child Language, 5, 151 158.

Leonard L.B., Schwartz, R.G., Folger, M.K., & Wilcox, M.J. (1978). Some aspects of child phonology in imitative and spontaneous speech. Journal of Child Language, 5, 403 416.

Schwartz, R.G., & Folger, M.K. (1978). Sensorimotor development and descriptions of child phonology: A preliminary view of phonological analysis for Stage I Speech. Papers and Reports in Child Language, 13, 8 15.

Leonard, L.B., Schwartz, R.G., Folger, M.K., Newhoff, M., & Wilcox, M.J. (1979). Children's imitations of lexical items.Child Development, 50, 19 27.

Schwartz, R.G. (1980). Presuppositions and children's metalinguistic judgments: Concepts of life and awareness of animacy restrictions. Child Development, 51, 364 371.

Schwartz, R.G., & Leonard, L.B. (1980). Words, objects and actions in early lexical acquisition. Papers and Reports in Child Language Development, 9, 29 36.

Schwartz, R.G., Leonard, L.B., Folger, M.K., & Wilcox, M.J. (1980). Early phonological behavior in normal and language disordered children: Evidence for a synergistic view of language disorders. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 45, 357 378.

Schwartz, R.G., Leonard, L.B., Wilcox, M.J., & Folger, M.K. (1980). Again and Again: Reduplication in child phonology.Journal of Child Language, 7, 75 88.

Leonard, L.B., Schwartz, R.G., Morris, B., & Chapman, K. (1981). Factors influencing early lexical acquisition: lexical orientation and phonological composition, Child Development, 52, 882 887.

Leonard, L.B., Schwartz, R.G., Chapman, K., Rowan, L., Prelock, P., Terrell, B., Weiss, A., & Messick, C. (1982). Early lexical acquisition in children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 25, 554 564.

Schwartz, R.G., & Leonard, L.B. (1982). Do children pick and choose? Phonological selection and avoidance in early lexical acquisition. Journal of Child Language, 9, 319 336.

Schwartz, R.G. (1983). The role of action in early lexical acquisition. First Language, 4, 5 20.

Schwartz, R.G., & Leonard, L.B. (1983). Some further comments on reduplication in child phonology. Journal of Child Language, 10, 441 448.

Schwartz, R.G., & Terrell, B.T.* (1983). The role of input frequency in early lexical acquisition. Journal of Child Language, 9, 57 64.

Schwartz, R.G., & Leonard, L.B. (1984). Words, objects and actions in early lexical acquisition. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 27, 119 127.

Terrell, B.T.* , Schwartz, R.G., Prelock, P.* & Messick, C.* (1984). Symbolic play in normal and language impaired children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 27, 424 429.

Schwartz, R.G., Chapman, K.*, Prelock, P.A.*, Terrell, B.Y.*, & Rowan, L.E.* (1985). Facilitation of early syntax through discourse structure. Journal of Child Language, 12, 199 207.

Schwartz, R.G., & Camarata, S.* (1985). Examining relationships between input and language development: Some statistical issues. Journal of Child Language, 12, 199 207.

Camarata, S.*, & Schwartz, R. (1985). Production of object words and action words: Evidence for a relationship between phonology and semantics. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 28, 323 330.

Leonard, L.B., Camarata, S.*, Schwartz, R.*, Chapman, K.*, & Messick, C. (1985). Homonymy in the speech of children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 28, 215 224.

Schwartz, R.G., Chapman, K.*, Terrell, B.Y.*, Prelock, P.A.*, & Rowan, L.E.* (1985). Facilitating word combination in language impaired children through discourse structure. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 50, 31 39.

Schwartz, R., & Leonard, L.B. (1985). Lexical imitation and acquisition in language impaired children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 50, 141 149.

Schwartz, R.G., Leonard, L.B., Messick, C.*, & Chapman, K.* (1987). Acquisition of object names in children with specific language impairment: action context and word extension. Applied Psycholinguistics, 8, 233 244.

Schwartz, R.G., Leonard, L.B., Frome Loeb, D.*, & Swanson, L.* (1987). Attempted sounds are sometimes not: an expanded view of phonological selection and avoidance. Journal of Child Language, 14, 411 419.

Leonard, L.B., Schwartz, R.G., Swanson, L.*, & Frome Loeb, D.* (1987). Some conditions that promote unusual phonological behavior in children. Journal of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 1, 23 34.

Pollock, K. E.*, & Schwartz, R. G. (1987). Phonological perception of early words. Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, 26, 88 96.

Pollock, K.E.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (1988). Structural aspects of phonological development: case study of a disordered child. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 19, 5-16.

Schwartz, R.G. (1988). Early action word acquisition in normal and language impaired children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 9, 111-122.

Terrell, B.Y.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (1988). Object transformations in the play of language impaired children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 53, 449-456.

Leonard, L.B., Schwartz, R.G., Allen, G.D., Swanson, L.A.*, & Loeb, D.F.* (1989). Unusual phonological behavior and the avoidance of homonomy in children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 32, 583-590.

Tenorio, M.F., Schwartz, R.G., & Tom, M.D.* (1990). Unrestricted text-to-speech conversion with a distributed adaptive network. Pattern Recognition Letters.

Loeb, D.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (1990). Language characteristics of a linguistically precocious child. First Language, 10, 1-18.

Tenorio, M.F., Schwartz, R.G., & Tom, M.D.* (1990). Adaptive networks as a model for human speech development.Computers in Human Behavior, 6, 291-313.

McGregor, K.*, & Schwartz, R. G. (1992). Converging evidence for underlying phonological representation in a misarticulating child. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35, 596-603.

Schwartz, R.G. (1993). Clinical applications of advances in phonological theory. Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, 23, 269-276.

Davidson, C.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (1995). Semantic boundaries in the lexicon. Linguistics and Education, 7, 47-94.

Valafar, F., Homayoun, V. Ersoy, O., Schwartz, R.G. (1995). Comparative studies of two neural network architectures for modeling of human speech production. IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks - Conference Proceedings, 4, 1995, 2056-2061.

Schwartz, R. G. (1995). The effect of familiarity on word duration in children's speech. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38, 76-84.

Schwartz, R.G., & Goffman, L.* (1995). Metrical patterns of words and production accuracy. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38, 876-888.

Gates, G., Schwartz, R.G., et al. (1997). NIH Consensus conference: Cochlear implants in children and adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 274, 1955-1961.

Wallace, I., Gravel, J., Schwartz, R.G., & Ruben, R. (1996). Otitis media, parental linguistic style, and language skills of 2-year olds. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 17, 27-35.

Goffman, L.E.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (1996). Information level and young children’s phonological accuracy. Journal of Child Language, 23, 337-348.

Schwartz, R. G., Petinou, K.*, Goffman, L.*, Lazowski, J.* & Cartusciello, C.* (1996). Young children’s production of syllable stress: An acoustic analysis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 99, 3192-3200.

Mody, M.*, Schwartz, R.G., Gravel, J.S., & Ruben, R.J. (1999). Speech perception in children with and without histories of otitis media. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 1069-1079.

Petinou, K.*, Schwartz, R.G., Mody, M.*, & Gravel, J. (1999). The impact of otitis media with effusion on early phonetic inventories: A longitudinal prospective investigation. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 13, 351-367.

Ruben, R.J., & Schwartz, R.G. (1999). Necessity versus sufficiency: Auditory input in language acquisition. International Journal of Otolaryngology, 47, 137-140.

Petinou, K.*, Schwartz, R.G., Gravel, J., & Raphael, L. (2000). A preliminary account of morphophonological perception in young children with and without otitis media. International Journal of Communication Disorders, 36, 21-42.

Shafer, V.*, Schwartz, R.G., Morr, M., Kessler, K., & Kurtzberg, D. (2000). Deviant neurophysiological asymmetry in children with language impairment. NeuroReport, 11, 3715-3718.

Shafer, V.*, Schwartz, R.G., Morr, M., Kessler, K., Kurtzberg, D., & Ruben, R. (2000). Neurophysiological indices of language impairment in children. Acta Otolaryngology, 121, 297-300.

Jacobson, P.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (2002). Production of inflectional morphology in incipient Spanish-English bilingual children with SLI. Applied Psycholinguistics, 23, 23-41.

Levey, S., * & Schwartz, R.G. (2002). Young children’s syllable omissions. Quarterly Journal of Communication Disorders, 23, 168-176.

Marton, K.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (2003). Working Memory Capacity and Language Processes in Children with Specific Language Impairment Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 1138 - 1153.

Shafer, V.L., Schwartz, R.G., & Kurtzberg, D. (2004). Language-specific memory traces of consonants in the brain.Cognitive Brain Research, 18. 242-254.

Wong, P., Schwartz, R.G., Jenkins, J. (2005). Perception and production of lexical tones by 3-Year-Old Mandarin-speaking children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48, 1065 - 1079.

Jacobson, P.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (2005) Regular and irregular past tense in bilingual children with specific language impairment. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14, 313-323.

Marton, K.*, Schwartz, R. G. and Braun, A. (2005). The effect of age and language structure on working memory performance. Proceedings from the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society Austin, Tx: The Cognitive Science Society, Inc., 1413-1418.

Shafer, V.L., Kessler, K.L., Morr, M.L., Schwartz, R.G., &, Kurtzberg, D. (2005). Spatiotemporal brain activity to “the” in discourse. Brain and Language, 93, 277-297

Shafer, V.L., Morr, M.L., Datta, H., Kurtzberg, D., & Schwartz, R.G., (2005) Neurophysiological indices of speech processing deficits in children with specific language impairment. Cognitive Neuroscience, 17:7, 1168-1180.

Marton, K., Schwartz, R.G., Farkas, L., Katsnelson, V. (2006). Verbal working memory and executive functions in Hungarian children with specific language impairment: A cross-linguistic analysis. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 41 (6), 653-673.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R.G. (2007). Nonword Repetition in Spanish-speaking children with language impairment.International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 42, 59 - 75.

Hestvik, A., Shafer, V., Maxfield, N., Schwartz, R.G. (2007). Brain responses to filled gaps. Brain and Language, 100, 301-316.

Shafer, V.L., Ponton, C., Datta, H., Morr, M., & Schwartz, R.G. (2007). Neurophysiological indices of attention children with specific language impairment. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118, 1230-1243.

Seiger, L. & Schwartz, R.G. (2008). Lexical access during word production in school-aged children with and without SLI.International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 43 , 1-23.

Girbau, D. & Schwartz, R.G. (2008). Phonological working memory in incipient bilingual Spanish-English children with specific language impairment. Jounal of Communication Disorders, 41, 124-145.

Datta, H., Shafer, V.L., Morr, M., Kurtzberg, D., Schwartz, R.G. (in press). Electrophysiological indices of discrimination of long duration, phonetically similar vowels in children with typical and atypical language development. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Hestvik, A., Schwartz, R. G., & Tornyova, L. (in press). Antecedent reactivation in relative clauses in children with specific language impairment and typically developing children. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

Velez, M., & Schwartz, R.G. (in press). Spoken word recognition in school-age children with SLI: Semantic, phonological, and repetition priming. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
 

In Progress

Scheffler, F.L.V.*, & Schwartz, R.G. (2008 under review) Speech Perception and Lexical Effects in Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Jamulowicz, L.*, Schwartz, R. & Raphael, L. Vowel duration cues to final voicing in the perception of young children.

Scheffler, F.*, Schwartz, R., Gravel, J., Argyros, T.*, & Daum, S.*. Phonology at 24 months in children with early chronic OME and hearing loss.

Schwartz, R.G., Shafer, V., Scheffler, F. & Kessler, K. Phonological factors in lexical representation and processing by children with language impairment.

Schwartz, R.G., Seiger, L.*, & Scheffler, F.* Psychometric criteria for specific language impairment an epidemiology study.

Schwartz, R.G., Shafer, V., Kessler, K. The developmental neurophysiology of lexical access.

Schwartz, R.G., Shafer, V., Kessler, K. & Shafer, V. The electrophysiological time course of lexical access in children with specific language impairment.

Schwartz, R.G. Attention and memory in specific language impairment.

Schwartz, R., Scheffler, F., & Farkas, R. Identification criteria for the study of Specific Language Impairment: A sensitivity/specificity study.

Almodovar, D., Seiger, L., Kuntz, B. Velez, M., Schwartz, R. Precursors to atypical language development.

Hestvik, A., R.G. Schwartz, V.L. Shafer, Y. Neumann, and T. Rinker, ERPs to contextually ungrammatical verb inflection. To be submitted to Brain Research, CUNY Graduate Center: New York.

Schwartz, R.G., A. Hestvik, D. Swinney, L. Seiger, D. Almodovar, and S. Asay, The Processing of Pronouns & Reflexives in Children With SLI. To be submitted.
 

Books

Schwartz, R.G. (2009). The Handbook of Child Language Disorders. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
 

Contributed Chapters (* indicates students or trainees of Dr. Schwartz’s)

Leonard, L.B., Steckol, K.F., & Schwartz, R.G. (1978). Semantic relations and utterance length in child language. In F. Peng & W. von Raffler Engel (Eds.) Language acquisition and developmental kinesics (pp. 93 106). Tokyo: Bunka Hyron.

Steckol, K., & Schwartz, R.G. (1981). Do actions speak louder than words? In R. St. Clair & W. von Raffler Engel (Eds.) Developmental kinesics: The emergence of a paradigm (pp. 29 37). Baltimore: University Park Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (1982). Development of pragmatics: Early word level. In J. Irwin (Ed.) The role of pragmatics in language development (pp. 29 48). Covina, CA: Fox Point.

Schwartz, R.G. (1982). Lexical styles in early language acquisition. R. St. Clair & W. von Raffler Engel (Eds.) In Language and cognitive styles (pp. 197 222). Lisse, Holland: Swets and Zeitlinger.

Schwartz, R.G., & Prelock, P.* (1982). Cognitive aspects of phonological disorders. In J. Panagos (Ed.) Phonological Disorders language and cognitive deficits, Seminars in speech, language, and hearing (pp. 149 162). New York: Thieme.

Schwartz, R.G. (1983). Articulation disorders. In I. Meitus and B. Weinberg (Eds.) Diagnosis in speech language pathology (pp. 113 150). Baltimore: University Park Press.

Schwartz, R.G., Messick, C.M., Pollock, K.E. (1983). Some non phonological aspects of phonological assessment. In J. Locke (Ed.) Assessment of phonological disorders, Seminars in speech, language, and hearing (pp. 335 350). New York: Thieme Stratton.

Leonard, L.B. & Schwartz, R.G. (1984). Early linguistic development in children with specific language impairment. In K.E. Nelson (Ed.) Children's language Volume IV, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Schwartz, R.G. (1984). Analysis of one and two word utterances. In R. Naremore (Ed.) Language science recent advances (pp. 1 36). San Diego: College Hill Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (1984). The phonologic system: Normal acquisition. In J. Costello (Ed.) Speech disorders in children recent advances (pp. 25 74). San Diego: College Hill Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (1988). Phonological factors in early lexical acquisition. In M. Smith & J. Locke (Eds.) The Emergent Lexicon (pp 185 222). New York: Academic Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (1990). Interactions among language components in the speech production of phonologically disordered children. In M. Yavas (Ed.) Phonological Development and Phonological Disorders. Sao Paulo: Mereado Alberto.

Schwartz, R.G. (1991). Lexical acquisition and processing in specific language impairment. In J. Miller (Ed.) New Directions in Research on Child Language Disorders. San Diego: College Hill Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (1992). Non-linear phonology as a framework for acquisition. In R. Chapman (Ed.) Childtalk: Processes in Language Acquisition and Disorders. Mosby-Yearbook.

Schwartz, R.G. (1993). Phonological Disorders. In G. Shames, E. Wiig, & W. Secord (Eds.) Human Communicative Disorders. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

Bjorklund, D., & Schwartz, R.G. (1995). The adaptive nature of developmental immaturity. In M. Smith & J. Damico (Eds.) Childhood Language Disorders. New York: Thieme.

Schwartz, R.G., Mody, M.*, & Petinou, K.* (1998). Phonological acquisition in children with OME: Speech perception and speech production. In J. Roberts & I. Wallace (Eds.) Otitis Media, Language, and Learning in Young Children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Schwartz, R.G. (1998). Phonological Disorders. In G. Shames, E. Wiig, & W. Secord (Eds.) Human Communicative Disorders. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

Schwartz, R.G. (2001). Phonological Disorders. In G. Shames and N. Anderson (Eds.) Human communicative Disorders. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Ruben, R. J., & Schwartz, R.G. (2001). Necessity versus sufficiency: The role of input in language acquisition. In T. Sih, A. Chinski, R. Eavey (eds.). Manual of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Interamerican Association of Otorhinolaryngology: Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Shafer, V.L., Schwartz, R.G., &, Kessler, K.L. (2003). ERP Indices of Phonological and Lexical Processing in Children and Adults. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 751-761. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (2005). Phonological Disorders. In G. Shames and N. Anderson (Eds.) Human Communicative Disorders 7th Edition. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Schwartz, R. G., Jacobson, P. F., & Sheffler, F. L. (2006). Evidence-based practice in communication disorders: language, speech, and voice disorders in children. In F. D., Burg, R. A. Polin, and A. A. Gershon (eds): Current Pediatric Therapy. Philadelphia: Saunders.

Schwartz, R.G. (2006). Would Today’s IRB Approve the Tudor Study? Ethical Considerations in Conducting Research Involving Children with Communication Disorders. In R. Goldfarb (Ed.) Ethics: A Case Study from Fluency. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Tropper, B. & Schwartz, R.G. (2009). The neurobiology of child language disorders. In R.G. Schwartz (Ed.) The Handbook of Child Language Disorders. New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (2009). Specific language impairment. In R.G. Schwartz (Ed.) The Handbook of Child Language Disorders. New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Tropper, B., Hestvik, A. Shafer, V.L., & Schwartz, R.G. (2009). Questions in children with specific language impairment: an erp study. In BUCLD 32: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. H. Chan, H. Jacob, & E. Kapia (Eds.), pp. 504-515 . Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press

Schwartz, R.G., & Shafer, V.L. (2010). The neurobiology of specific language impairment. In M. Faust (Ed.) Neuropsychology of Language: Advances in the neural substrates of language: Toward a synthesis of basic science and Clinical Research. New York: Wiley Blackwell.

Schwartz, R.G. & Marton, K. (2010). Phonological Disorders. In N. Anderson and G. Shames and (Eds.) Human Communicative Disorders 8th Edition. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.