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)
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). Socially guided attention influences toddlers' communicative behavior. 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.