Home Page for Lise Menn
Lise Menn is a professor in the
of Linguistics at the University
of Colorado at Boulder, and
has been a part of the Department since 1986. She is also a faculty fellow
Institute of Cognitive
Science, and Associate Editor of the journal Aphasiology.
In 1976 she received her PhD in Linguistics in from the University of
Illinois, Urbana, specializing in the emergence of language in children.
After a postdoctoral year in the Speech Communication Laboratory of the
Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT, she began to work at the Aphasia
Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine. She has also held
visiting research appointments in neurolinguistics at UCLA and in Japan.
In 1995 she was an associate director of the Linguistic Institute at the
University of New Mexico. In spring 2003, she will be on sabbatical,
and expects to be lecturing and working in Japan, Taiwan, Hunan, New Zealand,
In Fall 2002 she is teaching Ling 6560 Language Development, Ling 7762
Readings in Cognitive Science, and co-organizing the seminar Ling 5950
Teaching English to speakers of East Asian Languages.
Phonological and morphological development in children;
Computer modeling of phonological development and morphological knowledge;
Interaction of discourse structure with syntactic defects in aphasia, including
experimental techniques for studying the effects of empathy and shared
Psycholinguistic models of sentence production in discourse context, focusing
on understanding of language about spatial relations and orientations;
Phonotactics in first and second language learners.
Cross-linguistic comparison of language disorders
L.K. Obler and L. Menn, Exceptional language and linguistics (1982);
L. Menn and B. MacWhinney, The repeated morph constraint (1984);
L. Menn and L. K. Obler, (eds.) Agrammatic Aphasia: a Cross-Language Narrative
C.A. Ferguson, L. Menn, and C. Stoel-Gammon, Phonological Development:
Models, Research, Implications (1992);
Peters and L. Menn, False starts and filler syllables (1993);
Menn, L. A. Peters, Permeable
Modules: On Evolving and Acquiring Language-specific Capacities (1993);
Stoel-Gammon, C., L. Menn, Phonological Development: Learning Sounds and
Sound Patterns, in Gleason, J. Berko (ed.), The
Development of Language, 5th edition. (2001)
Menn, L. & Ratner, N.B. Methods
for Studying Language Production.. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum
Menn, L. It's
time to face a simple question: WHY is canonical form simple?
Millenium issue, Brain & Language, Jan. 2000.
Wallace, Valerie, Lise Menn, and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano. 2000. Is babble
the gateway to speech for all children? A longitudinal study of deaf and
hard-of-hearing infants. In C. Yoshinaga-Itano and A. Sedey (eds.)
Language, Speech, and Social-Emotional Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Children: The Early Years.Volta Review Research Monograph.
Menn, L. (2001) Comparative Aphasiology: Cross-Language Studies of Aphasia.
In Vol. 3, Language and Aphasia, of the Handbook
of Neuropsychology (R.S. Berndt, volume editor; F. Boller and J. Grafman,
general editors). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. Pp. 51-68.
Menn, L. (2001) Thirty Years' Perspective on Child Phonology and Phonological
Theories: Principled Polydoxy. In Caroline Féry, Antony Dubach
Green & Ruben van de Vijver (eds.), Proceedings of HILP5, University
Buck-Gengler, C. J., L. Menn, & A. Healy (2001), Mice trap: a new explanation
for irregular plurals in noun-noun compounds. Proceedings of the Annual
meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Edinborough, August 2001.
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