Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed publications

Ackermann, L.*, Lo, C.H.*, Mani, N., & Mayor, J. (2020): Word learning from a tablet app: Toddlers perform better in a passive context. PLOS ONE, 15(12), e024051. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0240519

Ackermann, L., Hepach, R., & Mani, N. (2019): Children learn words easier when they are interested in the category to which the word belongs. Developmental Science, 23(3), e12915. doi:10.1111/desc.12915

Mani, N., & Ackermann, L. (2018): Why do children learn the words they do? Child Development Perspectives, 12(4), 253-257. doi:10.1111/cdep.12295

Poster presentations and talks

Ackermann, L. (2019, November): How interest shapes early vocabularies. Talk presented at the MPI FLaDD lab meeting, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. [Slides]

Ackermann, L.​, Lo, C.H., Mani, N., & Mayor, J. (2019, August): 30-month-olds learn words better from tablets in a passive context. Talk presented at the 4th LCICD, Lancaster, UK.

Ackermann, L.​, Hepach, R., & Mani, N. (2019, June): The effects of category interest on word learning and retention. Talk presented at the 4th WILD, Potsdam, Germany.

Ackermann, L.​, Lo, C.H., Mani, N., & Mayor, J. (2019, June): Word learning from a touchscreen app: 30-month-olds perform better in a passive context. Poster presented at the 4th WILD, Potsdam, Germany. [Poster]

Ackermann, L., Hepach, R., & Mani, N. (2018, September). Individual differences in early word learning: The effects of category curiosity and density. Poster presented at the 3rd LCICD, Lancaster, UK. [Poster]

Ackermann, L., Hepach, R., & Mani, N. (2018, July). Individual differences in the early lexicon: The child as a source of variability. Flash talk presented at the 21st ICIS Biennial Congress, Philadelphia, USA. [Slides]

Ackermann, L., Hepach, R., & Mani, N. (2018, June). Dynamics in the early lexicon: Individual differences in early word learning. Poster presented at ETF 2018, Norwich, UK. [Poster]

Ackermann, L., Hepach, R., & Mani, N. (2018, January). The effects of category curiosity and density on early word learning. Poster presented at the 8th BCCCD, Budapest, Hungary. [Poster]