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Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Shafer, V.L., Yu, Y & Datta, H.. (In press). The Development of English Vowel Perception in Monolingual and Bilingual Infants: Neurophysiological Correlates. Journal of Phonetics (Special Issue of Cross-linguistic speech perception).

Shafer, V.L. Martin, B.,. & Schwartz, R.G. (In press). Evidence of deficient central speech processing in children with specific language impairment: the T-complex. Clinical Neurophysiology.

Shafer, V.L., & Sussman, E. (2010). Predicting the future: ERP markers of language risk in infancy. Clinical Neurophysiology. PMID: 20674485

Shafer, V.L , Yu Y. & Datta H. (2010). Maturation of electrophysiological mismatch responses (MMR) to vowel contrasts in four to seven year-old children. Ear and Hearing. PMID: 20562625

Shafer, V.L & Garrido-Nag, K. The neurodevelopmental basis of speech and language. (2007). The Handbook of Language Development (M. Shatz, E. Hoff, Eds.). Oxford: Blackwell.

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. Journal of Cognitive Neurosciences 17, 1168-1180.

Strange, W. & Shafer, V.L. (2008). Speech perception in second language learners: the re-education of selective perception. Zampini, M., & Hansen, J. (eds). Phonology and Second Language Acquisition. Cambridge University Press.

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

Morr, M.L., Shafer, V.L., Kreuzer, J., & Kurtzberg, D. (2002). Maturation of mismatch negativity in infants and pre-school children. Ear and Hearing. 23, 118-136.

Neumann, Y. Obler L.K. , Gomes, H., Shafer, V.L. (In press). Phonological vs. sensory contributions to age effects in naming: An electrophysiological study. Aphasiology.

Datta H., Shafer, V.L , Morr, M.L., Kurtzberg, D & Schwartz, R.G. (2010.) Brain discriminative responses to phonetically-similar long vowels in children with SLI. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Sciences, 53(3), 757-777.

Hisagi, M., Shafer, V.L., Strange, W. & Sussman, E. Perception of Japanese Vowel Length Contrast contrasts by Japanese and American English listeners: Behavioral and Electrophysiological Measures. Revised and resubmitted to Brain Research.

MacRoy-Higgins, M. Shafer, V.L., Marton, K. Schwartz, R.G. (The influence of phonotactic probability on early word perception). Submitted to The Journal of Child Language.


Elyse Sussman, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

April Benasich, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey