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Julie Gros-Louis

Julie Gros-Louis
Associate Professor of Instruction
170 PBSB
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Research Interests

Social influences on the development of prelinguistic communication; the function of prelinguistic vocalizations in social interactions; the role of signalers and recipients in communication systems; comparative studies of the development and function of communicative behavior (in humans and nonhuman primates)

Representative Publications

Wu, Z. & Gros-Louis, J. (in press). Caregivers provide more labeling responses to infants’ pointing than to infants’object-directed vocalizations. Journal of Child Language.

Gros-Louis, J., West, M. J., & King, A. P. (in press). Maternal responsiveness and the development of directed vocalizing in social interactions. Infancy.

Wu, Z. & Gros-Louis, J. (2014). Infants' prelinguistic communicative acts and maternal responses: Relations to linguistic development. First Language 34: 72-90.

Miller, J. L., Gros-Louis, J., Williams, E., King, A. P., & West, M. J. (2013). Sociall guided attention influences toddlers' communicativebehavior. Infant Behavior and Development 36: 627-634.

Gros-Louis, J. & Wu, Z. (2012). Twelve-month-olds’ vocal production during pointing in naturalistic interactions: sensitivity to parents’ attention and responses. Infant Behavior and Development 35: 773-778

Gros-Louis, J., West, M. J., King, A. P. (2010). Comparative perspectives on the missing link: communicative pragmatics. In: Blumberg, M. S., Freeman, J. H., & Robinson, S. R. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 684-707.


Gros-Louis, J., Goldstein, M.H., West, M. J., & King, A. P. (2006). Mothers provide differential feedback to infants’ prelinguistic sounds. International Journal of Behavioral Development 30: 112-119.