Dr Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez

Early Career Research Fellow (Psychology)

I am a member of the Brookes Babylab. My research focuses on understanding the roots of language acquisition, by exploring speech perception in infancy. I’m interested on infants’ capacity to learn phonological properties that occur in their native language, the mechanisms by which these native properties are acquired, and how prior knowledge about these properties supports later lexical acquisition, such as word segmentation and early word learning.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • U24101 - Foundations of Experimental Psychology
  • U24102 - Foundations of Social Psychology
  • U24104 - Foundations of Developmental Psychology
  • U24105 - Foundations of Biological Psychology
  • U24127 - Cognitive Psychology
  • U24135 - Developmental Psychology
  • U24182 - Topics in Developmental Psychology
  • U24199 - Project

Postgraduate

  • P24101 - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • P24109 - Personality and Psychological Disorders
  • P24115 - Research Methods in Developmental Psychology
  • P24118 - Research Based Dissertation
  • P24119 - Cognitive and Social Aspects of Development

Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Hsin, L. Barriere, I. Nazzi, T., & Legendre, G. (in press). Agarra, agarran: Evidence of Early Comprehension of Subject-Verb Agreement in Spanish. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Culbertson, J., Koulaguina, E., Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Legendre, G., & Nazzi, T. (2016). Developing knowledge of nonadjacent dependencies. Developmental Psychology, 52(12), 2174.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., & Nazzi, T. (2016). Delayed acquisition of non-adjacent vocalic dependencies. Journal of Child Language, 43(01), 186-206.

Gonzalez‐Gomez, N., & Nazzi, T. (2015). Constraints on statistical computations at 10 months of age: the use of phonological features. Developmental Science, 18(6), 864-876.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Tsuji, S., Hayashi, A., Mazuka, R., & Nazzi, T., (2014). The role of the input on the development of the LC bias: A crosslinguistic comparison. Cognition132, 301–311.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., & Nazzi, T. (2013). Effects of prior phonotactic knowledge on infant word segmentation: The case of non-adjacent dependencies. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 840-849.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Poltrock, S., & Nazzi, T., (2013). A “bat” is easier to learn than a “tab”: Effects of relative phonotactic frequency on infant word learning. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59601.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., & Nazzi, T. (2012). Phonotactic acquisition in healthy preterm infants. Developmental Science, 15, 885–894.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., & Nazzi, T. (2012). Acquisition of non-adjacent phonological dependencies in the native language during the first year of life. Infancy, 17, 498-524.

Tsuji, S., Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Medina, V., Nazzi, T., & Mazuka, R. (2012). The labial-coronal effect revisited: Japanese adults say pata, but hear tapa. Cognition, 125, 413-428.

Conference Proceedings

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Hsin, L., Culbertson, J., Barriere, I., Nazzi, T. & Legendre, G. (2014). Revealing Early Comprehension of Subject-Verb Agreement in Spanish. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pp. 202-212.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., & Nazzi, T. (2012). Phonological Feature Constraints on the Acquisition of Phonological Dependencies. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. pp. 158-170.

Book Chapters

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., (in press). Ordenando los sonidos de la lengua: Estudios sobre adquisición fonotáctica temprana. Sorting the sounds of language: Studies on early phonotactic acquisition. In E.A., Alva Canto, (Ed.) La adquisición del lenguaje: regularidades y particularidades. Language acquisition: regularities and peculiarities.

 

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Jasso Lopez, T., Jove Mendoza, J., & Alva Canto, E.A. (in press). Inventario de frecuencias fonémicas del español: Datos de dos corpus de habla espontánea de infantes y de escolares mexicanos. Inventory of Spanish phonemic frequencies: Data from two corpus of spontaneous speech of Mexican infants and school age children. In E.A., Alva Canto, (Ed.) Estudios sobre la produccion de infants y ninos mexicanos. Studies on the production of infants and Mexican children.

Publications from RADAR

  • Culbertson, J, Koulaguina, E, Gonzalez-Gomez, N, Legendre, G, Nazzi, T (2016) Developing Knowledge of Nonadjacent Dependencies. Developmental Psychology, 52 (12). pp. 2174-2183. [summary page]
  • Gonzalez-Gomez, N, Nazzi, T (2016) Delayed acquisition of non-adjacent vocalic dependencies. Journal of Child Language, 43 (1). pp. 186-206. [summary page]
  • Gonzalez-Gomez, N, Hayashi, A, Tsuji, S, Mazuka, R, Nazzi, T (2014) The role of the input on the development of the LC bias: A crosslinguistic comparison. Cognition, 132 (3). pp. 301-311. [summary page]
  • Gonzalez-Gomez, N, Nazzi, T (2014) Constraints on statistical computations at 10 months of age: the use of phonological features.. Developmental Science, 18 (6). pp. 864-876. [summary page]
  • Gonzalez-Gomez, N, Hsin, L, Barriere, I, Nazzi, T, Legendre, G (0) Agarra, agarran: Evidence of Early Comprehension of Subject-Verb Agreement in Spanish. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 160 [summary page]
Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez