Amanda Seidl, Ph.D.
B.A., Smith College 1993
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2000
Professor Seidl teaches courses in the area of speech and language development as well as linguistics. Some specific courses include an undergraduate class in language development and graduate classes in phonology and the interface between phonology and syntax. Her research concerns early infant understanding of speech sounds and grammatic structure of language.
Seidl, A. (2001). Minimal indirect reference: A theory of the syntax-phonology interface, Routledge.
Seidl, A. and Dimitriadis, A (2002). Statives and Reciprocal Morphology in Swahili. In P. Sauzet and A. Zribi-Hertz, Typologie des langues d'Afrique et universaux de la grammaire, L'Harmattan:Paris
Buchwald, A., Schwartz, O., Seidl, A. and Smolensky, P. (2002). Recoverability Optimality Theory: Discourse Anaphora in a Bidirectional framework. In J. Bos, M. Foster and C. Matheson, Proceedings of EDILOG, the 6th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialog.
Soderstrom, M., Seidl, A. Kemler Nelson, D., and Jusczyk, P. (2003). The Prosodic Bootstrapping of Phrases: Evidence from prelinguistic infants. Journal of Memory and Language, 49.
Seidl, A., Johnson, E. (2003). Position and vowel quality effects in infants' segmentation of vowel-initial words. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.
Blenn, L., Seidl, A. and Hoehle, B. (2003). Recognition of syntactic phrases in early language acquisition: The role of morphological markers. In B. Beachley, A. Brown, and F. Conlin, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (p. 138-149). Cascadilla.
Seidl, A., Hollich, G., and Jusczyk, P. (2003). Early comprehension of subject and object wh-questions. Infancy, 4, 3.
Kirk, C. and Seidl, A. (2004). Perception and production of unfooted syllables: Implications for lexical representations. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Cascadilla.
Seidl, A. and Buckley, E. (2005). On the learning of arbitrary phonological rules. Language Learning and Development.