Faculty

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Cass Foursha-Stevenson

Education:
B.Sc. (Hons) (University of Calgary)
MA (Rutgers University)
PhD (Rutgers University)

Office:   EA3065
Phone:  403.440.8829
E-mail:  cfourshastevenson@mtroyal.ca
Webpage: http://blogs.mtroyal.ca/languagedevelopmentlab

TEACHING

  • PSYC 2235 Lifespan Development
  • PSYC 3351 Topics in Child Development
  • PSYC 4900 Advanced Topics in Infant Cognition

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Central executive function, language acquisition; monolingual and bilingual language processing

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Foursha-Stevenson, C., Schembri, T., Nicoladis, E., & Eriksen, C. (2016). The Influence of Child-Directed Speech on Word Learning and Comprehension. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (Advance Online Publication).

Nicoladis, E., Da Costa, N., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2016). Discourse relativity in Russian-English bilingual preschoolers' classification of objects by gender. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(1) 17–29.

Foursha-Stevenson, C., & Nicoladis, E. (2011). Early emergence of syntactic awareness and cross-linguistic influence in bilingual children’s judgments. International Journal of Bilingualism, 15(4), 521-534.

Nicoladis, E., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2011). Language and culture effects on gender classification of objects. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0022022111420144

Nicoladis, E., Rose, A., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2010). Thinking for speaking and cross-linguistic transfer in preschool bilingual children. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13, 345-370.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Foursha-Stevenson, & C., Eriksen, C. (2015). Proficiency, cognitive advantages, and cross-linguistic influence in English dominant French-English bilinguals. Presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention, New York, NY

Eriksen, C., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2013). Influences on cognitive advantages in bilinguals. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Calgary

Schembri, T., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2013). The effects of child directed speech on grammar learning. Presented at Society for Reseach in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Blacker, K., Foursha-Stevenson, C., Austin, J.B., & Van de Walle, G.A. (2013). Comprehension of English pronoun case forms: Insights from nineteen- and twenty-seven-month-old children. Presented at Society for Reseach in Child Development, Seattle

Foursha-Stevenson, C., & Nicoladis, E. (2011). Beyond a Preference: Word learning and infant-directed speech. Presented at International Association for Studies in Child Language, Montreal, Quebec

Nicoladis, E., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2010). The effect of Russian or French on preschool children’s classification of objects. Presented at Conference on Human Development, New York

Nicoladis, E., & Foursha-Stevenson, C., Craft, M. (2009). Is a knife a boy or a girl? How grammatical gender influences bilingual children's conceptualizations in English. Presented at 6th biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, San Antonio

Nicoladis, E., Rose, A., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2008). Interaction between language and thought: Does language specific conceptualization affect biligual children's productions?. Presented at International Conference on Models of Interaction in Bilinguals, Bangor, Wales

Foursha-Stevenson, C., & Nicoladis, E. (2008). Cross-linguistic transfer in young bilingual children's judgments. Presented at International Association for the Study of Child Language Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nicoladis, E., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2008). Thinking for speaking in two-languages: Does language specific conceptualization affect bilingual children's productions?. Presented at International Association for the Study of Child Language Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nicoladis, E., Craft, M., & Foursha-Stevenson, C. (2008). Is a fork a boy or a girl? French speaking preschoolers' gender classification of objects. Presented at Jean Piaget Society Conference, Quebec City

Foursha, C.D., Austin, J.B., & Van de Walle, G.A. (2006). Cross-linguistic influence in early, balanced, adult bilinguals. Presented at Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Conference, Toronto, ON

Foursha, C.D., Austin, J.B.,& Van de Walle, G.A. (2005). Who did it? Two-year-olds' comprehension of pronouns and word order in grammatical and ungrammatical sentences. Presented at 4th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, San Diego, CA

Foursha, C. D. Austin, J. B., & Van de Walle, G. A. (2005). Is language processing identical in monolinguals and early, balanced bilinguals? Boston University Conference on Language Development Proceedings Online Supplement, 30