Fellows Detail

Professor Katherine Demuth

BA (New Mexico), MA, PhD (Indiana), FRSN

Elected: 2015

Discipline: Linguistics


Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth is Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Child Language Lab at Macquarie University. Her interdisciplinary research is crosslinguistic, exploring the mechanisms underlying how children (and adults) learn both the sounds and grammar of language. The findings provide a better understanding of how and why various populations experience language delay, with a special focus on bilinguals, children with hearing loss, and children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Professor Demuth is a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.


Distinguished Professor, Macquarie University


ARC Laureate Fellow, FRSN


Mealings, K. T., Demuth, K., Buchholz, J. M., & Dillon, H. In press. The effect of different open plan and enclosed classroom acoustic conditions on speech perception in Kindergarten children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Theodore, R., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. 2015. Examination of the locus of positional effects on children’s production of plural –s: Considerations from local and global speech planning. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 946-953.

Demuth, K. 2015. The acquisition of prosodic phonology and morphology. In E.Bavin & L. Naigles (eds.), Cambridge Handbook on Child Language, pp.230-249. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Xu Rattansone, N., & Demuth, K. 2014. The acquisition of coda consonants by Mandarin early child L2 learners of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17, 646-659.

Mealings, K. & Demuth, K. 2014. The role of utterance length and position in three-year-olds’ production of third person singular -s. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 57, 484-494.


Website: http://www.mq.edu.au/childlanglab
Email: katherine.demuth [at] mq.edu.au

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