Publications

In Press

  • Esbensen, A. J., Hooper, S. R., Fidler, D., Hartley, S., Edgin, J., d’Ardhuy, X. L., Capone, G., Conners, F., Mervis, C. B., Abbeduto, L. J., Rafii, M., Krinsky-McHale, S. J., Urv, T., and the Outcome Measures Working Group. (in press). Outcome measures for clinical trials in Down syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (special issue on Down syndrome)
  • Velleman, S. L., Huffman, M. J., & Mervis, C. B. (in press). Childhood motor speech disorders in a child with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome. In R. Branski & S. Molfenter (Eds.), Speech-language pathology casebook. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

2010 - present

  • Pérez-Garcia, D., Brun-Gasca, C., Pérez-Jurado, L., & Mervis, C. B. (2017). Behavioral profiles of 6 – 14-year-old children with Williams syndrome from Spain and the United States: Cross-cultural similarities and differences. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 122, 156-172.
  • Pitts, C. H., & Mervis, C. B. (2016). Performance on the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-2 by children with Williams syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 121, 33-47.
  • Cashon, C. H., Ha, O.-R., Graf Estes, K., Saffran, J. R., & Mervis, C. B. (2016). Infants with Williams syndrome detect statistical regularities in continuous speech. Cognition, 154, 165-168.
  • Pitts, C. H., Klein-Tasman, B. P., Osborne, J. W., & Mervis, C. B. (2016). Predictors of specific phobia in children with Williams syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60, 1031-1042. (special issue on Williams syndrome)
  • Mervis, C. B., & Cardoso-Martins, C. (2016). Crianças com syndrome de Williams (deleção do 7q11.23) ou syndrome da duplicação do 7q11.23: Cognição, linguagem, fala e psicopatologia [Children with Williams syndrome (7q11.23 deletion) or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome: Cognition, language, speech, and psychopathology]. In C. M. Giacheti (Ed.) Avaliação da fala e da linguagem: Perspectivas interdisciplinares [Evaluation of speech and language: Interdisciplinary perspectives] (pp. 19 – 50). Marília, SP: Editora UNESP. [Portuguese; English translation available]
  • Mervis, C. B., & Pitts, C. H. (2015). Children with Williams syndrome: Developmental trajectories for intellectual abilities, vocabulary abilities, and adaptive behavior. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, 169C, 158-171.
  • Mervis, C. B., Klein-Tasman, B. P., Huffman, M. J., Velleman, S. L., Pitts, C. H., Henderson, D. R., Woodruff-Borden, J., Morris, C. A., & Osborne, L. R. (2015). Children with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome: Psychological characteristics. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 167A, 1436-1450.
  • Strong, E., Butcher, D. T., Singhania, R., Mervis, C. B., Morris, C. A., De Carvalho, D., Weksberg, R., & Osborne, L. R. (2015). Symmetrical dose-dependent DNA methylation profiles in children with deletion or duplication of chromosome 7q11.23. American Journal of Human Genetics, 97, 216-227.
  • Morris, C. A., Mervis, C. B., Paciorkowski, A. P., Abdul-Rahman, O., Dugan, S. L., Rope, A. F., Bader, P., Hendon, L. G., Velleman, S. L., Klein-Tasman, B. K., & Osborne, L. R. (2015). 7q11.23 duplication syndrome: Physical characteristics and natural history. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 167A, 2916-2935.
  • Mervis, C. B., Morris, C. A., Klein-Tasman, B. P., Velleman, S. L., & Osborne, L. R. (2015). 7q11.23 duplication syndrome. In: Pagon R. A., Adam,  M. P., Ardinger, H. H., Wallace, S. E., Amemiya, A., Bean, L. J. H., . . . Stephens, K. (Eds.). GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2015. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK327268/
  • Wint, D. P., Butman, J. A., Masdeu, J. C., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Mervis, C. B., Sarpal, D., Morris, C. A., & Berman, K. F. (2014). Intracranial arteries in individuals with the Elastin gene hemideletion of Williams syndrome. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 35, 90-94.
  • Thurman, A. J., & Mervis, C. B. (2013). The regulatory function of social referencing in preschoolers with Down syndrome or Williams syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 5:2.
  • Cashon, C. H., Ha, O.-R., DeNicola, C. A., & Mervis, C. B. (2013). Toddlers with Williams syndrome process upright but not inverted faces holistically. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 2549-2557.
  • Mervis, C. B., & John, A. E. (2012). Precursors to language and early language development in Williams syndrome. In E. K. Farran & A. Karmiloff-Smith (Eds.), Neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach (pp. 187-204). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Mervis, C. B., Kistler, D. J., John, A. E., & Morris, C. A. (2012). Longitudinal assessment of intellectual abilities in children with Williams syndrome: Multilevel modeling of performance on the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-2. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117,134-155.
  • Jabbi, M., Kohn, P., Marenco, S., Mervis, C. B., Morris, C. A., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., & Berman, K. F. (2012). The Williams syndrome chromosome 7q11.23 hemideletion confers hypersocial, anxious personality associated with altered insula structure and function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109(14), E860-866.
  • Mervis, C. B., Dida, J., Lam, E., Crawford-Zelli, N. A., Young, E. J., Henderson, D. R., Onay, T., Morris, C. A., Woodruff-Borden, J., Yeomans, J., & Osborne, L. R. (2012). Duplication of GTF2I results in separation anxiety in mice and humans. American Journal of Human Genetics, 90, 1064-1070.
  • John, A. E., Dobson, L. A., Thomas, L. E., & Mervis, C. B. (2012). Pragmatic abilities of children with Williams syndrome: A longitudinal examination. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:199.
  • Leyfer, O., John, A. E., Woodruff-Borden, J., & Mervis, C. B. (2012). Factor structure of the Children’s Behavior Questionnaire in children with Williams syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2346-2353.
  • Morris, C. A., Mervis, C. B., & Osborne, L. R. (2011). Frequency of the 7q11.23 inversion polymorphism in transmitting parents of children with Williams syndrome and in the general population does not differ between North America and Europe. Molecular Cytogenetics, 4(1): 7.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Velleman, S. L. (2011). Children with Williams syndrome: Language, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics and their implications for intervention. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 18, 98-107.
  • Velleman, S. L., & Mervis, C. B. (2011). Children with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome; Speech, language, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics and their implications for intervention. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 18, 108-116.
  • Mervis, C. B. (2012). Language development in Williams syndrome. In J. A. Burack, R. M. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, & E. Zigler (Eds.) Oxford handbook of intellectual disability and development (pp. 217-235). New York: Oxford University Press. 
  • John, A. E., & Mervis, C. B. (2010). Comprehension of the communicative intent behind pointing and gazing gestures by young children with Williams syndrome or Down syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 950-960.
  • Edgin, J. O., Mervis, C. B., & Pennington, B. F. (2010). Neuropsychological components of intellectual disability: the contributions of immediate, working and associative memory. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54, 406-417.
  • Mervis, C. B., & John, A. E. (2010). Cognitive and behavioral characteristics of children with Williams syndrome: Implications for intervention approaches. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, 154C, 229-248.
  • John, A. E., & Mervis, C. B. (2010). Sensory modulation impairments in children with Williams syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, 154C, 266-276.
  • Marler, J. A., Sitcovsky, J. L., Mervis, C. B., Kistler, D. J., & Wightman, F. L. (2010). Auditory function and hearing loss in children and adults with Williams syndrome: Cochlear impairment in individuals with otherwise normal hearing. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, 154C, 249-265.
  • Woodruff-Borden, J., Kistler, D. J., Henderson, D. R., Crawford, N. A., & Mervis, C. B. (2010). Longitudinal course of anxiety in children and adolescents with Williams syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, 154C, 277-290.
  • Hobart, H. H., Morris, C. A., Mervis, C. B., Pani, A. M., Kistler, D. J., Rios, C. M., Kimberley, K. W., Gregg, R. G., & Bray-Ward, P. (2010). Inversion of the Williams syndrome region is a common polymorphism found more frequently in parents of children with Williams syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, 154C, 220-228.
  • Morris, C. A., Pani, A. M., Mervis, C. B., Rios, C. M., Kistler, D. J., & Gregg, R. G. (2010). Alpha 1 antitrypsin heterozygosity is associated with joint dislocation and scoliosis in Williams syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, 154C, 299-306.
  • Mervis, C. B., & John, A. E. (2010). Williams syndrome: Psychological characteristics. In B. Shapiro & P. Accardo (Eds.), Neurogenetic syndromes: Behavioral issues and their treatment (pp. 81-98). Baltimore: MD: Brookes.
  • Mervis, C. B., & John, A. E. (2010). Intellectual disability syndromes. In K. O. Yeates, M. D. Ris, H. G. Taylor, & B. F. Pennington (Eds.). Pediatric neuropsychology: Research, theory, and practice, 2nd ed. (pp. 447-470). New York, NY: Guilford.
    2009

2000 - 2009

  • John, A. E., Rowe, M. L., & Mervis, C. B. (2009). Referential communication skills of children with Williams syndrome: Understanding when messages are not adequate. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114, 85-99.
  • Leyfer, O., Woodruff-Borden, J., & Mervis, C. B. (2009). Anxiety disorders in children with Williams syndrome, their mothers, and their siblings: Implications for the etiology of anxiety disorders. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1, 4-14.
  • Mervis, C. B. (2009). Language and literacy development of children with Williams syndrome. Topics in Language Disorders, 29, 149-169.
  • Klein-Tasman, B. P., Phillips, K. D., Lord, C. E., Mervis, C. B., & Gallo, F. (2009). Overlap with the autism spectrum in young children with Williams syndrome. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 289-299.
    2008
    Mervis, C. B., & John, A. E. (2008). Vocabulary abilities of children with Williams syndrome: Strengths, weaknesses, and relation to visuospatial construction ability. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 967-982.
  • Klein-Tasman, B. P., Mervis, C. B., Lord, C., & Phillips, K. D. (2007). Socio-communicative deficits in young children with Williams syndrome: Performance on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. Child Neuropsychology, 13, 444-467.
  • Osborne, L. R., & Mervis, C. B. (2007). Rearrangements of the Williams-Beuren syndrome locus: molecular basis and implications for speech and language development. Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine, 9 (15), 1-16.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Morris, C. A. (2007). Williams syndrome. In M. M. M. Mazzocco & J. L. Ross, Neurogenetic developmental disorders: Variation of manifestation in childhood (pp. 199-262). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Becerra, A. M. (2007). Language and communicative development in Williams syndrome. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13, 3-15.
  • Leyfer, O. T., Woodruff-Borden, J., Klein-Tasman, B. P., Fricke, J. S., & Mervis, C. B. (2006). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in 4 – 16-year-olds with Williams syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 141B, 615-622.
  • Rowe, M. L., & Mervis, C. B. (2006). Working memory in Williams syndrome. In T. P. Alloway & S. E. Gathercole (Eds.), Working memory and neurodevelopmental conditions (pp. 267-293). Hove, England: Psychology Press.
  • Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Mervis, C. B., & Berman, K. F. (2006). Neural mechanisms in Williams syndrome: a unique window to genetic influences on cognition and behavior. Nature Reviews: Neuroscience, 7, 380-393.
  • Mervis, C. B. (2006). Language abilities in Williams-Beuren syndrome. In C. A. Morris, H. M. Lenhoff, & P. P. Wang (Eds.), Williams-Beuren syndrome: Research, evaluation, and treatment (pp. 159-206). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Somerville, M. J.*, Mervis, C. B.*, Young, E. J., Seo, E.-J., del Campo, M., Bamforth, S., Peregrine, E., Lilley, M., Pérez-Jurado, L., Morris, C. A., Scherer, S. W., & Osborne, L. R. (2005). Severe expressive language delay related to duplication of the Williams-Beuren locus. New England Journal of Medicine, 353, 1694-1701. (*: equal contributions)
  • Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Hariri, A. R., Munoz, K. E., Mervis, C. B., Mattay, V. S., Morris, C. A., & Berman, K. F. (2005). Neural correlates of genetically abnormal social cognition in Williams syndrome. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 991-993.
  • Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Mervis, C. B., Sarpal, D., Koch, P., Steele, S., Kohn, P., Marenco, S., Morris, C. A., Das, S., Kippenhan, J. S., Mattay, V. S., Weinberger, D. R., & Berman, K. F. (2005). Functional, structural, and metabolic abnormalities of the hippocampal formation in Williams syndrome. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 115, 1888-1895.
  • Mervis, C. B., Becerra, A. M., Rowe, M. L., Hersh, J. H., & Morris, C. A. (2005). Intellectual abilities and adaptive behavior of children and adolescents with Kabuki syndrome: A preliminary study. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 132A, 248-255.
  • Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Kohn, P., Mervis, C. B., Kippenhan, J. S., Olsen, R., Morris, C. A., & Berman, K. F. (2004). Neural basis of genetically determined visuospatial construction deficit in Williams syndrome. Neuron, 43, 623-631.
  • Mervis, C. B., Robinson, B. F., Rowe, M. L., Becerra, A. M., & Klein-Tasman, B. P. (2004). Relations between language and cognition in Williams syndrome. In S. Bartke & J.
    Siegmüller (Eds.), Williams syndrome across languages (pp. 63-92). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing.
  • Mervis, C. B. (2004). Cross-etiology comparisons of cognitive and language development. In M. L. Rice & S. F. Warren (Eds.), Developmental language disorders: From phenotypes to etiologies (pp. 153-186). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Mervis, C.B., & Klein-Tasman, B.P. (2004). Methodological issues in group-matching designs: Alpha levels for control variable comparisons and measurement characteristics of control and target variables. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34, 7-17. (special issue on group-design methods)
  • O'Brien, L. M., Mervis, C. B., Holbrook, C. R., Bruner, J. L., Smith, N. H., McNally, N., McClimment, M. C., & Gozal, D. (2004). Neurobehavioral correlates of sleep-disordered breathing in children. Journal of Sleep Research, 13, 165-172.
  • Morris, C. A., Mervis, C. A., Hobart, H. H., Gregg, R. G., Bertrand, J., Ensing, G. J., Sommer, A., Moore, C. A., Hopkin, R. J., Spallone, P., Keating, M. T., Osborne, L., Kimberley, K. W., & Stock, A. D. (2003). GTF2I hemizygosity implicated in mental retardation in Williams syndrome: Genotype-phenotype analysis of 5 families with deletions in the Williams syndrome region. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 123A, 45-59.
  • Mervis, C. B., Robinson, B. F., Rowe, M. L., Becerra, A. M., & Klein-Tasman, B. P. (2003). Language abilities of people with Williams syndrome. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 27, 35-81.
  • Mervis, C. B., Pani, J. R., & Pani, A. M. (2003). Transaction of child cognitive-linguistic abilities and adult input in the acquisition of lexical categories at the basic and subordinate levels. In D. H. Rakison & L. M. Oakes (Eds.), Early category and concept development: Making sense of the blooming, buzzing confusion (pp. 242-274). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Becerra, A. M. (2003). Lexical development and intervention. In J. A. Rondal & S. Buckley (Eds.), Speech and language intervention in Down syndrome (pp. 63-85). London: Whurr.
  • Klein-Tasman, B. P., & Mervis, C. B. (2003). Distinctive personality characteristics of 8-, 9-, and 10-year-old children with Williams syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology, 23, 271-292.
  • Mervis, C. B., Morris, C. A., Klein-Tasman, B. P., Bertrand, J., Kwitny, S., Appelbaum, L. G., & Rice, C. E. (2003). Attentional characteristics of infants and toddlers with Williams syndrome during triadic interactions. Developmental Neuropsychology, 23, 245-270.
  • Robinson, B. F., Mervis, C. B., & Robinson, B. W. (2003). The roles of verbal short-term memory and working memory in the acquisition of grammar by children with Williams syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology, 23, 13-32.
  • Mervis, C. B. (2003). Williams syndrome: 15 years of psychological research. Developmental Neuropsychology, 23, 1-12. (Introduction to special issue on Williams syndrome)
  • Mervis, C. B. (2001). Mental retardation, cognitive aspects. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds. in Chief), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences, vol. 21 Cognitive psychology and cognitive science, W. Kintsch, Ed. (pp. 9700-9704). Oxford: Pergamon.
  • Mervis, C. B., Klein-Tasman, B. P., & Mastin, M. E. (2001). Adaptive behavior of 4- through 8-year-old children with Williams syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 106, 82-93. (special issue on Behavioral Phenotypes).
  • Mervis, C. B., Robinson, B. F., Bertrand, J., Morris, C. A., Klein-Tasman, B. P., & Armstrong, S. C. (2000). The Williams Syndrome Cognitive Profile. Brain and Cognition, 44, 604-628.
  • Morris, C. A., & Mervis, C. B. (2000). Williams syndrome and related disorders. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 1, 461-484.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Klein-Tasman, B. P. (2000). Williams syndrome: Cognition, personality, and adaptive behavior. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 6, 148-158.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Robinson, B. F. (2000). Expressive vocabulary of toddlers with Williams syndrome or Down syndrome: A comparison. Developmental Neuropsychology, 17, 111-126.

1990 - 1999

  • Pani, J. R., Mervis, C. B., & Robinson, B. F. (1999). Global spatial organization by individuals with Williams syndrome. Psychological Science, 10, 453-458.
  • Mervis, C. B., Robinson, B. F., & Pani, J. R. (1999). Visuospatial construction. American Journal of Human Genetics, 65, 1222-1229.
  • Klein, B. P., & Mervis, C. B. (1999). Cognitive strengths and weaknesses of 9- and 10-year-olds with Williams syndrome or Down syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology, 16, 177-196.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Robinson, B. F. (1999). Methodological issues in cross-syndrome comparisons: Matching procedures, sensitivity (Se), and specificity (Sp). Commentary on M. Sigman & E. Ruskin, Continuity and change in the social competence of children with autism, Down syndrome, and developmental delays. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 64, Serial no. 256, pp. 115-130.
  • Morris, C. A., & Mervis, C. B. (1999). Williams syndrome. In S. Goldstein & C. Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders in children (pp. 555-590). New York: Guilford.
  • Mervis, C. B. (1999). The Williams syndrome cognitive profile: Strengths, weaknesses, and interrelations among auditory short term memory, language, and visuospatial constructive cognition. In E. Winograd, R. Fivush, & W. Hirst (Eds.), Ecological approaches to cognition: Essays in honor of Ulric Neisser (pp. 193-227). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Robinson, B. F., & Mervis, C. B. (1999). Comparing productive vocabulary measures from the CDI and a systematic diary study. Journal of Child Language, 26, 177-185.
  • Mervis, C. B., Morris, C. A., Bertrand, J., & Robinson, B. F. (1999). Williams syndrome: Findings from an integrated program of research. In H. Tager-Flusberg (Ed.),
    Neurodevelopmental disorders (pp.65-110). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Robinson, B. F., & Mervis, C. B. (1998). Modeling lexical and grammatical acquisition using an extension of case study methodology. Developmental Psychology, 34, 363-375.
  • Johnson, K. E., & Mervis, C. B. (1997). Effects of varying levels of expertise on the basic level of categorization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 126, 248-277.
  • Johnson, K. E., Scott, P., & Mervis, C. B. (1997). Development of children’s understanding of basic-superordinate inclusion relations. Developmental Psychology, 33, 745-763.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Bertrand, J. (1997). Developmental relations between cognition and language: Evidence from Williams syndrome. In L. B. Adamson & M. A. Romski (Eds.),
  • Communication and language acquisition: Discoveries from atypical development (pp. 75-106). New York: Brookes.
  • Bertrand, J., Mervis, C. B., & Eisenberg, J. D. (1997). Drawing by children with Williams syndrome: A developmental perspective. Developmental Neuropsychology, 13, 41-67.
  • Frangiskakis, J. M., Ewart, A. K., Morris, C. A., Mervis, C. B., Bertrand, J., Robinson, B. F., Klein, B. P., Ensing, G. J., Everett, L. A., Green, E. D., Proschel, C., Gutowski, N., Noble, M., Atkinson, D. L., Odelberg, S. J., & Keating, M. T. (1996). LIM-Kinase1 hemizygosity implicated in impaired visuospatial constructive cognition. Cell, 86, 59-69.
  • Romski, M. A., Sevcik, R. A., Robinson, B. F., Mervis, C. B., & Bertrand, J. (1996). Mapping the meanings of novel visual symbols by youth with moderate or severe mental retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 100, 391-402.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Bertrand, J. (1995). Early lexical acquisition and the vocabulary spurt: a response to Goldfield & Reznick. Journal of Child Language , 22, 461-468.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Bertrand, J. (1995). Acquisition of the Novel Name -- Nameless Category (N3C) principle by children who have Down syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 100, 231-243.
  • Mervis, C. B., Bertrand, J. & Pani, J. R. (1995). Transaction of cognitive-linguistic abilities and adult input: Acquisition of colour terms and colour-based subordinate object categories. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 13, 285-302.
  • Tomasello. M., & Mervis, C. B. (1994). The instrument is great, but measuring comprehension is still a problem. Commentary on Fenson et al., Variability in early communicative development. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 59, Serial no. 242, pp. 174-179.
  • Mervis, C. B. & Bertrand, J. (1994). Acquisition of the Novel Name - Nameless Category (N3C) principle. Child Development, 65, 1646-1662.
  • Mervis, C. B., Golinkoff, R. M., & Bertrand, J. (1994). Two-year-olds readily learn multiple labels for the same basic level category. Child Development, 65, 1163-1177.
  • Johnson, K. E. & Mervis, C. B. (1994). Microgenetic analysis of first steps in children's acquisition of expertise on shorebirds. Developmental Psychology, 30, 418-435.
  • Golinkoff, R. M., Mervis, C. B., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (1994). Early object labels: the case for a developmental lexical principles framework. Journal of Child Language, 21, 125-155.
  • Mervis, C. B., Johnson, K. E., & Mervis C. A., (1994). Acquisition of subordinate categories by three-year olds: The roles of attribute salience, linguistic input, and child characteristics. Cognitive Development, 9, 211-234.
  • Mervis, C. B., Johnson, K. E., & Scott, P. (1993). Perceptual knowledge, conceptual knowledge, and expertise: Comment on Jones and Smith. Cognitive Development, 8, 149-155.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Bertrand, J. (1993). Acquisition of early object labels: The roles of operating principles and input. In A. Kaiser & D.B. Gray, Enhancing children's communication: Research foundations for intervention (pp. 287-316). Baltimore: Brookes.
  • Mervis, C. B., Mervis, C. A., Johnson, K. E., & Bertrand, J. (1992). Studying early lexical development: The value of the systematic diary method. In C. Rovee-Collier & L. Lipsitt (Eds.), Advances in infancy research (vol. 7, pp. 291-378). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
  • Cardoso-Martins, C., & Mervis, C. B. (1990). Maternal use of substantive deixis and nouns to children with Down syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 94, 633-637.
  • Mervis, C. B. (1990). Early conceptual development by children with Down syndrome. In D. Cicchetti & M. Beeghly (Eds.), Children with Down syndrome: The developmental perspective (pp. 252-301). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1980 - 1989

  • Chapman, K. L., & Mervis, C. B. (1989). Patterns of object-name extensions in production. Journal of Child Language, 16, 561-571.
  • Myers, N. A., & Mervis, C. B. (1989). A case study in early event representation development. Cognitive Development, 4, 31-48.
  • Mervis, C. B. (1988). Early lexical development: Theory and application. In L. Nadel (Ed.), The psychobiology of Down syndrome (pp. 101-145). Cambridge, MA: Bradford/MIT.
  • Banigan, R. L., & Mervis, C. B. (1988). Role of adult input in young children's category evolution: II. An experimental study. Journal of Child Language, 15, 493-504.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Mervis, C. A. (1988). Role of adult input in young children's category evolution: I. An observational study. Journal of Child Language, 15, 257-272.
  • Mervis, C. B. (1987). Child-basic object categories and early lexical development. In U. Neisser (Ed.), Concepts and conceptual development: Ecological and intellectual factors in categorization (pp. 201-233). New York: Cambridge University Press. [Excerpted in R.H. Wozniak (Ed.), 1993, Worlds of Childhood. New York: Harper Collins]
  • Mervis, C. B. (1986). Operating principles and personal theories: An outline of their roles in early lexical development. In C. E. Clifton (Ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting (pp. 734-740). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Chapman, K. L., Leonard, L. B., & Mervis, C. B. (1986). The effects of feedback on young children's inappropriate word usage. Journal of Child Language, 13, 101-117.
  • Mervis, C. B. (1985). On the existence of prelinguistic categories: A case study. Journal of Infant Behavior and Development, 8, 293-300.
  • Cardoso-Martins, C., Mervis, C. B., & Mervis, C. A. (1985). Early vocabulary acquisition by children with Down syndrome. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 90, 177-184.
  • Cardoso-Martins, C., & Mervis, C. B. (1985). Maternal speech to prelinguistic children with Down syndrome. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 89, 451-458.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Cardoso-Martins, C. (1984). Transition from sensorimotor stage 5 to stage 6 by Down syndrome children: A response to Gibson. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 89, 99-102.
  • Mervis, C. B. (1984). Early lexical development: The contributions of mother and child. In C. Sophian (Ed.), Origins of cognitive skills (pp. 339-370). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Greco, C. (1984). The role of parts in early conceptual development: Comment on Tversky and Hemmenway. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General,113, 194-197.
  • Hupp, S. C., & Mervis, C. B. (1982). Acquisition of basic object categories by severely handicapped children. Child Development35, 760-767.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Roth, E. M. (1981). The internal structure of basic and nonbasic color categories. Language, 57, 384-405.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Rosch, E. (1981). Categorization of natural objects. Annual Review of Psychology, 32, 89-115.
  • Mervis, C. B., & Pani, J. R. (1980). The acquisition of basic object categories. Cognitive Psychology, 12, 496-522.

1970s

  • Judd, S. A., & Mervis, C. B. (1979). Learning to solve class-inclusion problems: The roles of quantification and recognition of a contradiction. Child Development, 50, 163-169.
  • Rosch, E., & Mervis, C. B. (1977). Children's sorting: A reinterpretation based on the nature of abstraction in natural categories. In R. C. Smart & M. S. Smart (Eds.), Readings in child development and relationships (2nd ed., pp. 140-148). New York: Macmillan.
  • Rosch, E., Mervis, C. B., Gray, W. D., Johnson, D. M., & Boyes-Braem, P. (1976). Basic objects in natural categories. Cognitive Psychology, 8, 382-439.
  • Mervis, C. B., Catlin, J., & Rosch, E. (1976). Relationships among goodness-of-example, category norms, and word frequency. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 7, 283-284.
  • Rosch, E., & Mervis, C. B. (1975). Family resemblances: Studies in the internal structure of categories. Cognitive Psychology, 7, 573-605.
  • Mervis, C. B., Catlin, J., & Rosch, E. (1975). Development of the structure of color categories. Developmental Psychology, 11, 54-60.