Faculty and Staff Profiles

D. KIMBROUGH OLLER, PH.D.
Holder of the Chair Excellence, School of Comm Sci and Disorders
Email: koller@memphis.edu
Office Location: 273A Speech/Hearing Ctr
Office Hours: By Appointment
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Professor and Plough Chair of Excellence

  • Faculty member since 2002
  • Principal Investigator, Infant vocalizations project
  • Principal Investigator, Bilingualism project
  • External Faculty member, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria
  • Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1971, Psycholinguistics
  • B. A. University of California at Berkeley, 1968, Romance Languages

Research interests: Infant vocal development, bilingualism, child phonology, evolution of language, early speech communication

Teaching interests: Early language and speech, psycholinguistics, evolution of language

Clinical interests: Deafness, Autism, Down syndrome, phonological disorders, language delay

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Additional Information

 Current Grants:

D. K. Oller PI, Vocal exploration and interaction in the emergence of speech. NIH  DC011027

National Institutes of Deafness and other Communication Disorders Field Initiated Research,

2.9 million dollars, 2011-2016

 

Honors/Awards
  • Award for distinguished contributions - Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders - 2003
  • Elected as Fellow of ASHA - American Speech-Language Hearing Association - 2004
  • Elected as External Faculty Member - Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research - 2008-present
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board - LENA Foundation - 2005-present
  • Scientific article listed as one of the top 10 achievements in autism, 2010 - Autism Speaks - 2011

Support

  • Vocal exploration and interaction in the emergence of speech - NIH, NIDCD DC011027 - 2.9 million - March 1, 2011-Feb. 28, 2016
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Oller, D.K. (1995). Guest editor, for volume on Tactile Aids for the Hearing Impaired. Seminars in Hearing 16, 4.
  • Oller, D.K. (author) (2000). The Emergence of the Speech Capacity. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates, Inc.
  • Oller, D.K. and Eilers, R. E. (editors) (2002). Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children, Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Oller, D.K. and Griebel, U. (editors) (2004). Evolution of Communication Systems: A Comparative Approach, MIT Press.
  • Oller, D.K. and Griebel, U. (editors) (2008). Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability  in Human and Animal Communication, MIT Press.

     

Journal Articles
  • Oller, D. K. (1973).  The effect of position‑in‑utterance on speech segment dura­tion in English.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 54, 1235‑ 1247. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/OllerPositioninUtteranceJAS001235_1_.pdf  
  • Oller, D. K., & Kelly, C. A. (1974).  Phonological substitution processes of a hard‑of‑hearing child.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 39, 65‑74.
  • Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., & Ellington, J. (1974).  The acquisition of dimen­sional adjectives: The long and short of it.  Journal of Child Language, 1, 195‑204.
  • Oller, D. K. (1975).  Simplification as the goal of phonological processes in child speech.  Language Learning, 24, 299‑303.
  • Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R. E. (1975).  Phonetic expectation and transcrip­tion va­lidity.  Phonetica, 31, 288‑304.
  • Oller, D. K., Wieman, L., Doyle, W., & Ross, C. (1976).  Infant babbling and speech.  Journal of Child Language, 3, 1‑11.  Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login  http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/OlleretalBabbandSpch.pdf

       
  • Eilers, R. E., & Oller, D. K. (1976).  The role of speech discrimination in de­velopmental sound substitu­tions.  Journal of Child Language, 3, 319‑329.
  • Oller, D. K., & Warren, I. (1976).  On the nature of the phonological capacity.  Lingua, 39, 183‑199.
  • Oller, D. K., & Smith, B. (1977).  The effect of final syllable position on vowel duration in infant babbling.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 62, 994‑997. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/OllerAndSmithJAS000994_1_.pdf  
  • Oller, D. K., Jensen, H., & Lafayette, R. (1978).  The relatedness of phonologi­cal processes of a hearing­impaired child.  Journal of Communication Dis­orders, 11, 97‑106.
  • Oller, D. K. (1978).  Infant vocalization and the development of speech.  Allied Health and Behavioral Sciences, 1, 523‑549.
  • Oller, D. K. (1979).  Syllable timing in English, Spanish and Finnish. In H. Hol­lien & P. Hollien (Eds.), Current issues in the phonetic sciences, Vol. 9 (pp. 331‑343). John Benjamin's, B. V., Publishing Company.
  • Oller, D. K., Payne, S., & Gavin, W. J. (1980).  Tactual speech perception by minimally trained deaf subjects.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 23, 769‑778.
  • Oller, D. K. (1980).  The emergence of the sounds of speech in infancy.  In G. Yeni‑Komshian, J. Kavanagh, & C. Ferguson (Eds.), Child phonology, Volume 1. Production (pp. 93‑112).  New York: Academic Press.
  • Eilers, R. E., Morse, P. A., Gavin, W. J., & Oller, D. K. (1981).  The perception of voice‑onset‑time in infancy.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of Ame­rica, 70, 955‑965.
  • Smith, B., & Oller, D. K. (1981).  A comparative study of premeaningful vocaliza­tions produced by normally developing and Down's syndrome infants.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 46, 46‑51.
  • Oller, D. K. (1981).  Infant vocalizations: Exploration and reflexivity.  In R. E. Stark (Ed.), Language behavior in infancy and early child­hood (pp. 85‑104). New York: Elsevier North Holland.
  • Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R. E. (1981).  A pragmatic approach to phonological sys­tems of deaf speakers.  In N. Lass (Ed.), Speech and language: Advances in basic research and practice, Vol. 6 (pp. 103‑141).  New York:  Academic Press.
  • Seibert, J. M., & Oller, D. K. (1981).  Linguistic pragmatics and language inter­vention strategies.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disor­ders, 11, 75‑88.
  • Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R. E. (1982).  Similarity of babbling in Spanish‑ and English‑learning babies.  Journal of Child Language, 9, 565‑578. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/OlleretalBabbling.pdf
  • Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R. E. (1983).  Speech identification in Spanish‑ and Eng­lish‑learning 2‑year‑olds.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 26, 50‑54.
  • Oller, D. K., & MacNeilage, P. F. (1983).  Toward understanding the devel­opment of compensatory speech programming.  In P. F. MacNeilage (Ed.), The pro­duction of speech (pp. 91‑108). New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Oller, D. K. (1983).  Infant babbling as a manifestation of the capacity for speech.  In S. Gerber & G. Mencher (Eds.), Development of audito­ry behavior (pp. 221‑236). New York: Grune and Stratton.
  • Eilers, R. E., Bull, D. H., Oller, D. K., & Lewis, D. C. (1984).  The discrimina­tion of vowel duration by infants.  Journal of the Acousti­cal Society of America, 75, 1213‑1218. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/EilersetalVowDurJAS001213_1_.pdf   
  • Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., & Benito‑Garcia, C. R. (1984).  The acquisi­tion of voicing contrasts in Spanish and English learning infants and children: A longitudinal study.  Journal of Child Language, 11, 313‑336.  Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online:   http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login    http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/EilersOllerBenito.pdf  

     
  • Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., Bull, D. H., & Gavin, W. J. (1984). Linguistic ex­perience and infant speech perception: A reply to Jusczyk, Shea & Aslin.  Journal of Child Language, 11, 467‑475.
  • Bull, D. H., Eilers, R. E., & Oller, D. K. (1984).  Infants' discrimination of in­tensity variation in multisyllabic stimuli.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 76, 13‑17. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/BulletalIntensityJAS000013_1_.pdf
  • Bull, D., Eilers, R. E., & Oller, D. K. (1985).  Infants' discrimination of final syllable fundamental frequency in multisyllabic stimuli.  Journal of the A­cousti­cal Society of America, 77, 289‑295. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/BulletalFundFreqJAS000289_1_.pdf  
  • Bull, D., Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., & Mandalia, B. (1985).  The effect of fre­quency change on discrimi­nation of pulse bursts in an electro­cutaneous tac­tual vocoder.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 77, 1192‑1198.
  • Oller, D. K., Eilers, R. E., Bull, D. H., & Carney, A. E. (1985). Pre­‑speech vo­ca­liza­tions of a deaf infant: A comparison with normal metaphonological de­velopment.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Re­search, 28, 47‑63.
  • Thevenin, D., Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., & LaVoie, L. (1985). Where's the drift in babbling drift?  A cross‑linguistic study.  Applied Psycho­linguistics, 6, 3‑15.
  • Oller, D. K. (1986).  Metaphonology and infant vocalizations.  In B. Lindblom & R. Zetterstrom (Eds.), Precursors of early speech (pp. 21‑35).  New York: Stockton Press.
  • Oller, D. K., & Seibert, J. M. (1988).  Babbling in prelinguistic mentally re­tarded children.  American Journal on Mental Retardation, 92, 369‑375.
  • Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R. E. (1988).  The role of audition in infant babbling.  Child Development, 59, 441‑449.
  • Lynch, M. P., Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., & LaVoie, L. (1988).  Speech percep­tion by congenitally deaf subjects using an electrocutaneous vocoder.  Jour­nal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 25 #3, 41‑50.
  • Lynch, M. P., Oller, D. K., & Steffens, M. (1989).  Development of speech­‑like vo­calizations in a child with congenital absence of cochleas: The case of total deafness.  Applied Psycholinguistics, 10, 315‑333.
  • Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R. E. (1989).  A natural logic of speech and speech‑like acts with developmental implications.  First Language, 9, 225‑243.
  • Lynch, M. P., Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., & Urbano, R. C. (1990).  Innate­ness, ex­perience, and music perception.  Psychological Science, 1, 272‑276.
  • Oller, D. K. (1991).  Computational approaches to transcription and analysis in child phonology.  Journal for Computer Users in Speech and Hearing, 7, 44-59.
  • Oller, D. K., Eilers, R. E., Miskiel, E., Burns, R., & Urbano, R. (1991).  The stop/glide boundary shift as a perceptual error.  Phonetica, 48, 32-56.
  • Lynch, M. P., Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., Urbano, R. G., & Wilson, P. (1991).  Influences of acculturation and musical sophistication on percep­tion of musical interval patterns.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 17, 967-975.
  • Fernández, M. C., Pearson, B. Z., Umbel, V. M., Oller, D. K., & Molinet-Molina, M. (1992).  Bilingual receptive vocabulary in Hispanic preschool children.  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 14, 268-276.
  • Özdamar, Ö., Lopez, C. N., Oller, D. K., Eilers, R. E., Miskiel, E., & Lynch, M. P. (1992).  FFT-based digital tactile vocoder system for real-time use.  Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 30, 213-218.
  • Oller, D. K., & Eilers, R. E. (1992).  Development of vocal signaling in human infants: Toward a methodology for cross‑species vocalization compari­sons.  In H. Papoušek, U. Jürgens, & M. Papoušek (Eds.), Nonverbal vocal communi­cation (pp. 174-191).  New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Umbel, V. M., Pearson, B. Z., Fernández, M., & Oller, D. K. (1992).  Measur­ing bilingual children's receptive vocabularies.  Child Development, 63, 1012-1020.
  • Oller, D. K., & Lynch, M. P. (1992).  Infant vocalizations and innova­tions in infraphonology: Toward a broader theory of development and disorders.  In C. Ferguson, L. Menn, & C. Stoel‑Gammon (Eds.), Phonologi­cal development (pp. 509-536).  Parkton, MD: York Press, Inc.
  • Oller, D. K. (1992).  Description of infant vocalizations and young child speech: Theoretical and practical tools.  Seminars in Speech and Language, 13, 178-193.
  • Steffens, M. L., Oller, D. K., Lynch, M. P., & Urbano, R. C. (1992).  Vocal development in infants with Down Syndrome and infants who are developing normally.  American Journal on Mental Retardation, 97, 235-246.
  • Oller, D. K., Eilers, R. E., Burns, R., & Urbano, R. (1993).  Perception of the stop/glide contrast in infancy.  Phonetica, 50, 1-14.
  • Pearson, B. Z., Fernández, S. C., & Oller, D. K. (1993).  Lexical development in bilingual infants and toddlers: Comparison to monolingual norms.  Language Learning, 43(1), 93-120.
  • Eilers, R. E., Oller, D. K., Levine, S., Basinger, D., Lynch, M. P., & Urbano, R. (1993).  The role of prematurity and socioeconomic status in the onset of canonical babbling in infants.  Infant Behavior and Development, 16, 297-315.
  • Lewedag, V. L., Oller, D. K., & Lynch, M. P. (1994).  Infants' vocalization patterns across home and laboratory environments.  First Language, 14, 49-65.
  • Eilers, R. E., & Oller, D. K. (1994).  Infant vocalizations and the early diagnosis of severe hearing impair­ment.  Journal of Pediatrics, 124, 199-203.
  • Oller, D. K., Eilers, R. E., Steffens, M. L., Lynch, M. P., & Urbano, R. (1994).  Speech-like vocaliza­tions in infancy: an evaluation of potential risk factors.  Journal of Child Language, 21, 33-58. Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login     http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/OlleretalRiskBabbling.pdf 
  • Steffens, M. L., Eilers, R. E., Fishman, L., Oller, D. K., & Urbano, R. C. (1994).  Early vocal develop­ment in tactually aided children with severe-profound hearing loss.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 700-711.
  • Umbel, V. M., & Oller, D. K. (1994).  Developmental changes in receptive vocabulary in Hispanic bilingual school children.  Language Learning, 44:2, 221-242.
  • Oller, D. K., & Steffens, M. L. (1994).  Syllables and segments in infant vocalizations and young child speech.  In M. Yavas (Ed.), First and second language phonology (pp. 45-61).  San Diego: Singular Publishing Group.
  • Oller, D. K. (1995).  Development of vocalizations in infancy.  In H. Winitz (Ed.), Human communica­tion and its disorders: a review, volume IV.  Timonium, MD: York Press, Inc, 1-30. 
  • Oller, D. K., Eilers, R. E., Basinger, D., Steffens, M. L., & Urbano, R. (1995).  Extreme poverty and the develop­ment of precursors to the speech capacity. First Language, 15, 167-188.
  • Lynch, M. P., Oller, D. K., Steffens, M. L., Levine, S. L., Basinger, D. L., & Umbel, V. M. (1995).  Development of speech-like vocalizations in infants with Down syndrome.  American Journal of Mental Retardation, 100, 1, 68-86.
  • Oller D. K. (1995).  Tactile Aids for the Hearing Impaired: An Overview.  Seminars in Hearing, 16, 4, 289-295.
  • Lynch, M.P., Oller, D.K., Steffens, M.L., & Buder, E.H. (1995).  Phrasing in prelinguistic vocaliza­tions.  Developmental Psychobiology, 28, 3-23.
  • Lynch, M. P., Oller, D. K., Steffens, M. L., Levine, S. L., Basinger, D. L., & Umbel, V. M. (1995).  Development of speech-like vocalizations in infants with Down syndrome.  American Journal of Mental Retardation, 100, 1, 68-86.
  • Pearson, B.Z., Fernandez, S., Oller, D.K., (1995).  Cross-language Synonyms in the Lexicons of Bilingual Infants: One Language or Two?  Journal of Child Language, 22, 345-368.  Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login     http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/PearsonetalVocab.pdf  
  • Oller, D.K., Eilers, R.E., Sternberg, A.D., (1995).  Le babillage et la prédiction du développement du langage. Le développement langagier: une prédiction précoce est-elle possible?   Gabrielle Konopczynski & Shirley Vinter (Eds.), Calais: L’Orthoédition, 113-124.
  • Cobo-Lewis, A. B., Oller, D. K., Lynch, M. P., & Levine, S. L. (1996). Relations of motor and vocal milestones in typically developing infants and infants with Down syndrome. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 100, 456-467.
  • Pearson, B. Z., Fernández, S. C., Lewedeg, V., & Oller, D. K. (1997).  The relation of input factors to lexical learning by bilingual infants.   Applied Psycholinguistics, 18, 41-58.  Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login  http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/Pearson_Fernandez_Lewedeg___Oller_1997__Applied_Psycholinguistics_.pdf 
  • Oller, D. K., Eilers, R.E., Urbano, R. & Cobo-Lewis A. B. (1997).  Development of precursors to speech in infants exposed to two languages.  J. of Child Language, 24, 407-425. Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login   http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/Oller_Eilers_Urbano___Cobo-Lewis_1997__J_Child_Lang_.pdf
  • Oller, D. K. (1997).  Child phonology and infant vocalizations: theory and methodology.  In B. Hodson & M. L. Edwards (Eds.), Applied phonology: Perspectives and clinical applications (pp. 133-153).  Gaithersburg, MD:  Aspen Publishers.
  • Oller, D.K., Eilers, R.E., Neal, A. R., & Cobo-Lewis, A.B. (1998).  Late onset canonical babbling: a possible early marker of abnormal development.  American Journal on Mental Retardation, 103, 3, 249-265.
  • Navarro, A., Pearson, B.Z., Cobo-Lewis, A. B., Oller, D. K. (1998).  Identifying the language spoken by 26-month-old monolingual- and bilingual-learning babies in a no-context situation. (1998)  In A. Greenhill, M. Hughes, H. Littlefield, and H. Walsh (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Proceedings of the 22nd Boston University Conference on Language Development  (vol. 2, pp. 557-568), Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA.
  • Oller, D. K., Levine, S., Eilers,  R. E., & Pearson, B.Z. (1998).  Vocal Precursors to Linguistic Communication: How Babbling is Connected to Meaningful Speech.  In R. Paul (Ed.), The Speech/Language Connection, Paul H. Brookes, Pub., Baltimore (pp. 1-23).
  • Oller, D. K., Cobo-Lewis, A. B., & Eilers, R. E. (1998).  Phonological translation in monolingual and bilingual children.  Applied Psycholinguistics, 19, 2, 259-278. Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login

    http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/Oller_Cobo-Lewis___Eilers_1998__Applied_Psycholinguistics_.pdf

     
  • Yale, M., Messinger, D., Eilers, R.E., Oller, D.K. & Cobo-Lewis, A.B. (1999).  An event-based analysis of the coordination of early infant vocalizations and facial actions.  Developmental Psychology, 35, 2, 505-513.
  • Oller, D.K., Eilers, R.E., Neal, A. R., & Schwartz, H.K. (1999).  Precursors to speech in infancy: the prediction of speech and language disorders.  Journal of Communication Disorders, 32, 4, 223-246.
  • Masterson, J. J. & Oller, D. K. (1999). Use of Technology in Phonological Assessment: Evaluation of Early Meaningful Speech and Prelinguistic Vocalizations. Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 20, Issue 2, 133-148.
  • Sheinkopf, S. J., Mundy, P., Oller, D. K., & Steffens, M. (2000).  Vocal atypicalities of preverbal autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (v.30, n.4, 345-353).
  • Oller, D. K., Eilers, R.E. & Basinger, D. (2001).  Intuitive identification of infant vocal sounds by parents.  Developmental Science, 4:1, 49-60.
  • Nathani, S. & Oller, D. K. (2001).  Beyond ba-ba and gu-gu: Challenges and strategies in coding infant vocalizations.  Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 33(3). 321-330.
  • Oller, D.K. (2002).  Quantitative Background on the Shortage of Research Doctorates in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Proceedings of  the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, http://www.capcsd.org/proceedings/2002/toc2002.html.
  • Oller, D. K. & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2002).  The ability of bilingual and monolingual children to perform phonological translation. In Oller, D. K. & Eilers, R. E. (Eds.), Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children, Multilingual Matters, 255-280.
  • Nathani, S., Oller, D.K., & Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2003).  Final Syllable Lengthening (FSL) in Infant Vocalizations, J. of Child Language. 30. 3-25. Website for Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login
    http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/FSL_nathani_03.pdf
  • Oller, D.K. (2004).  Underpinnings for a theory of communicative evolution. In Oller, D.K. and Griebel, U. (Eds.), Evolution of Communication Systems: A Comparative Approach, MIT Press pp. 49-65.
  • Oller, D.K. & Griebel, U. (2004).  Theoretical and methodological tools for comparison and evolutionary modeling of communication systems.  In Oller, D.K. & Griebel, U. (Eds.).  Evolution of Communication Systems: A Comparative Approach. MIT Press. pp. 3-11.
  • Oller, D. K. (2005). The natural logic of communicative possibilities: modularity and presupposition. In  Callebaut, W. and Raskin-Gutman, D. (Eds.).  Modularity: Understanding the Development and Evolution of Natural Complex Systems.  MIT Press, pp. 409-434.
  • Oller, D. K. and Griebel, U. (2005). Contextual freedom in human infant vocalization and the evolution of language. In R. L. Burgess and K. MacDonald (Eds.).  Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 135-165.
  • Oller, D. K. (2006). Vocal language development in deaf infants: new challenges. In P. Spencer and M. Marschark. The Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2-41.
  • Oller, D.K. and Ramsdell, H. (2006). A weighted reliability measure for phonetic transcription. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research.  49, 1391-1411.
  • Oller, D. K. & Griebel, U. (2006). How the language capacity was naturally selected: Altriciality and long immaturity. Commentary on Locke, J. and Bogin, B: Language and life history: A new perspective on the evolution and development of linguistic communication.. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 293-294.
  • Oller, D.K. (2006). Development and evolution in human vocal communication. Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition, vol. 1, 4, pp. 349-351.

  • Oller, D. K., Pearson, B. and Cobo-Lewis, A. (2007). Profile effects in early bilingual language and literacy acquisition. Applied Psycholinguistics, 28, 198-229. Link to Cambridge Univ. Press Online: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/login

    http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/Oller_Pearson___Cobo-Lewis_2007__Applied_Psycholinguistics_pdf.pdf

     
  • Oller, D. K. and Jarmulowicz, L. (2007). Language and literacy in bilinguals. In Erika Hoff and Marilyn Shatz. Handbook of Language Development. Blackwell. Oxford, UK, pp. 368-386.
  • Ramsdell, H., Oller, D. K. and Ethington, C. (2007). Predicting phonetic transcription agreement: Insights from research in infant vocalizations. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 21, 10, 793-831. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/RamsdellOllerAndElthingtonPredicting_Phonetic_Transcription_Agreement_Published_Version.pdf

       
  • Oller, D. K., Nathani Iyer, S., Buder, E. H., Kwon, K., Chorna, L. and Conway, K. (2007). Diversity and contrastivity in prosodic and syllabic development. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. J. Trouvain and W. Barry (Eds.). International Phonetics Society, Sasrbrucken, Germany. pp 303-308. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/OllerEtalForSaarbruckenFinal.pdf
  • Nathani, S., Oller, D. K., & Neal, A. R. (2007). On the robustness of vocal development: an examination of infants with moderate-to-severe hearing loss and additional risk factors. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 1425-44.
  • Oller, D. K., Jarmulowicz, L.,. Gibson, T. &  Hoff, E (2007). First Language Vocabulary Loss in Early Bilinguals during Language Immersion: A Possible Role for Suppression.  Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development. Caunt-Nolton, H. Kulatilake, S. & Woo, I-hao (Eds.), (pp. 474-484). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
  • Oller, D. K. and Griebel, U. (2008). The origins of syllabification in human infancy and in human evolution. In B. Davis and K Zajdo. Syllable Development: The Frame/Content Theory and Beyond.  Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah, NJ, pp. 29-62.

  • Oller, D. K. & Griebel, U. (2008). Contextual flexibility in infant vocal development and the earliest steps in the evolution of language. In Oller, D.K. and Griebel, U. (editors) Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability  in Human and Animal Communication, MIT Press pp. 141-168.   http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/Evolution_of_Communicative_Flexibility__Chapter_7_.pdf

     
  • Griebel, U. & Oller, D. K. (2008). Evolutionary forces favoring contextual flexibility: The role of deception and protean behavior. In Oller, D.K. and Griebel, U. (editors) Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability  in Human and Animal Communication, MIT Press pp. 9-40.  http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/Evolution_of_Communicative_Flexibility__Chapter_2_.pdf

     
  • Buder, E. H., Chorna, L. B., Oller, D. K., & Robinson, R. B. (2008). Vibratory Regime Classification of Infant Phonation. Journal of Voice, 22, 553-564.

  • Nathani Iyer, S. & Oller, D. K. (2008). Prelinguistic vocal development in infants with normal hearing and infants with severe to profound hearing loss. The Volta Review, 108, 115-138.

  • Oller, D. K. (2008). Noam Chomsky’s Role in Biological Theory: A Mixed Legacy. Biological Theory, 3, 4 344-350. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/ChomskyProfileByOller.pdf 

     
  • Warren, S. F., Gilkerson, J., Richards, J., Oller, D. K., Xu., D, Yapanel, U. (2010). What automated vocal analysis reveals about the language learning environment of young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 555-569. http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0902-5. 

  • Oller, D. K. (2010). All-day recordings to investigate vocabulary development: A case study of a trilingual toddler.  Communication Disorders Quarterly, 31, 4,  213-222. http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/OllerCDQ2010A.pdf 
  • Oller, D. K., Jarmulowicz, L., Pearson, B. Z., Cobo-Lewis, A. B. (2010). Rapid spoken language shift in early second language learning: The role of peers and effects on L1. In A. Durgunouglu and C. Goldenberg (Eds.) Dual language learners: Their development and assessment in oral and written language.  Guilford. NY, pp. 94-120.

  • Warlaumont, A. S., Oller, D. K., Buder, E. H., Dale, R., Kozma, R. (2010). Data-driven automated acoustic analysis of human infant vocalizations using neural network tools. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 127, 2563-2577.  http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/WarlaumontJASMAN12742563_1.pdf

  • Oller, D. K., Niyogi, P., S. Gray, J. A. Richards, J. Gilkerson, D. Xu,  U. Yapanel, S. F. Warren  (2010). Automated Vocal Analysis of Naturalistic Recordings from Children with Autism, Language Delay and Typical Development.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 30, 13354-13359. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/07/08/1003882107.full.pdf 
  • Oller, D. K. (2010). Vocal motoric foundations of spoken language: A commentary on Iverson’s “Developing language in a developing body: The relationship between motor development and language development”. Journal of Child Language, 37, 2, 275-279.
  • Warlaumont, A. S., Oller, D. K., Dale, R., Richards, J. A., Gilkerson, J., & Xu, D. (2010). Vocal Interaction Dynamics of Children With and Without Autism.  S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.  http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ollerpdfs/LENA-CogSci2010-WarlaumontEtAl.pdf
  • Preston, J., L. Ramsdell, H. L., Oller, D. K., Edwards, M. L., Tobin, S. J. (2011). Developing a Weighted Measure of Speech Sound Accuracy. J. of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 54, 1-18 NIHMSID # 231995 PMID: 20699344. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003752  
  • Warlaumont, A. S., Westermann, G. and Oller, D. K. (2011). Adult input causes less precise imitation in a neural network model of infant vowel perception and production. Proceedings of the AISB-11Meeting. York, UK.  Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.
  • Oller, D. K. (2011). Vocal category development in human infancy: A commentary on Giulivi et al.’s critique of the Frames, then Content model.  Language learning and Development, 7, 3, 226-233.
  • Parham, D., Buder, E. H., Oller, D. K., Boliek, C. (2011). Syllable-Related Breathing Behaviors in Infants: Duration, Excursion, and Slope. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research.  54, 1039-1050.
  • Warlaumont, A. S., Oller, D. K., Buder, E. H., & Westermann, G. (2013). Prespeech motor learning in a neural network using reinforcement. Neural Networks, 38, 64–75. NIHMS 426615. doi:10.1016.j.neunet.2012.11.012.
  • Oller, D. K., Buder, E. H., Ramsdell, H. L., Warlaumont, A. S., Chorna, L., & Bakeman, R. (2013). Functional flexibility of infant vocalization and the emergence of language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1300337110/-/DCSupplemental
  • Yoder, P., Oller, D. K., Richards, J. & Gilkerson, J. (2013). Stability and Validity of an Automated Measure of Vocal Development From Day-Long Samples in Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 6, 103-107.