Publications

Lewis, M., Cahill, A., Madnani, N. and Evans, J. (under revision). Local similarity and global variability characterize the semantic space of human languages. [bib]

Lewis, M., Mathur, M. B., VanderWeele, T. J., and Frank, M. C. (under revision). The puzzling relationship between multi-lab replications and meta-analyses of the rest of the literature. [repository] [bib]

Cao, A. & Lewis, M. (in press). Quantifying the syntactic bootstrapping effect in verb learning: A meta-analytic synthesis. Developmental Science. [repository] [SI] [bib]

Lewis, M., Cooper Borkenhagen, M., Converse, E., Lupyan, G. and Seidenberg, M. S. (in press). What might books be teaching young children about gender? Psychological Science. [repository] [SI] [bib]

Lewis, M., Balamurugan, A., Zheng, B. and Lupyan, G. (2021). Characterizing Variability in Shared Meaning through Millions of Sketches. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [bib]

Lewis, M., Colunga, E., and Lupyan, G. (2021). Superordinate Word Knowledge Predicts Longitudinal Vocabulary Growth. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [bib]

Caliskan, A. & Lewis, M. (2021). Social biases in word embeddings and their relation to human cognition. [bib]

Lewis, M. & Lupyan, G. (2020). Gender stereotypes are reflected in the distributional structure of 25 languages. Nature Human Behavior, 4(10), 1021-1028. [repository] [open access version] [SI] [slides]

Selected press: [Scientific American] [Fast Company] [Forbes] [Government Executive] [Women's Agenda]

Perry, L., Lewis, M. & Lupyan, G. (2020). Shaping semantic networks with transcranial direct current stimulation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73(11), 1891–1907. [repository] [bib]

Lewis, M., Cristiano, V., Lake, B. M., Kwan, T., Frank, M. C. (2020). The role of developmental change and linguistic experience in the mutual exclusivity effect. Cognition, 198, 104191. [repository] [bib]

Lewis, M., Zettersten, M. & Lupyan, G. (2019). Distributional semantics as a source of visual knowledge: Commentary on Kim, Elli, and Bedny (2019). PNAS, 116(39), 19237-19238. [SI] [repository] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2018). Still suspicious: The suspicious coincidence effect revisited. Psychological Science, 29(12), 2039-2047. [SI] [repository] [OSF] [open access version] [bib]

Bergmann, C., Tsuji, S., Piccinini, P., Lewis, M., Braginsky, M., Frank, M. C. & Cristia, A. (2018). Assessing current practices in language acquisition research through meta-analyses. Child Development, 89, 1996-2009. [bib]

Barner, D., Athanasopoulou, A., Chu, J., Lewis, M., Marchand, E., Schneider, R. M., Frank, M. C. (2018). A one-year classroom-randomized trial of mental abacus instruction for first- and second-grade students. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 3(3), 540-558. [bib]

Lewis, M. & Lupyan, G. (2018). Language use shapes cultural norms: Large scale evidence from gender. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [repository] [poster]

Lupyan, G. & Lewis, M. (2017). From words-as-mappings to words-as-cues: The role of language in semantic knowledge. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 34(10), 1-19. [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2016). Understanding the effect of social context on learning: A replication of Xu and Tenenbaum (2007b). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(9), e72– e80. [repository] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2016). Linguistic structure emerges through the interaction of memory constraints and communicative pressures. Commentary on M. Christiansen & N. Chater, The Now-or-Never Bottleneck: A Fundamental Constraint on Language. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, 38-39. [bib]

Frank, M. C., Sugarman, E., Horowitz, A. C., Lewis, M., & Yurovsky, D. (2016). Using tablets to collect data from young children. Journal of Cognition and Development, 17(1), 1-17. [repository] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2016). The length of words reflects their conceptual complexity. Cognition, 153 , 182-195. [repository] [slides] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2016). Linguistic niches emerge from pressures at multiple timescales. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [repository] [data browser] [poster] [bib]

Frank, M. C., Lewis, M., & MacDonald, K. (2016). A performance model for early word learning. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [repository] [bib]

Lewis M. & Frank M. C. (2016). Learnability pressures influence the encoding of information density in the lexicon. In S.G. Roberts, C. Cuskley, L. McCrohon, L. Barceló-Coblijn, O. Feher & T. Verhoef (eds.). The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference. [slides] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Watson, D. G. (2015). Effects of lexical semantics on acoustic prominence. Language and Cognition , 8, 1-21. [repository] [slides] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2015). Conceptual complexity and the evolution of the lexicon. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 1138-1343). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [repository] [slides] [bib]

Lewis, M., Sugarman, E., & Frank, M. C. (2014). The structure of the lexicon reflects principles of communication. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 845-850). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [repository] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2013). Modeling disambiguation in word learning via multiple probabilistic constraints. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [slides] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2013). An integrated model of concept learning and word-concept mapping. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [slides] [bib]



Misc.

Lewis, M., Bergmann, C., Zettersten, M., Soderstrom, M., Tsui, A., Mayor, J., Lundwall, R., Kosie, J. Kartushina, N., Fusaroli, R., Frank, M., Byers-Heinlein, K., Black, A., Mathur, M. (January, 2021). Why do large-scale replications and meta-analyses diverge? A case study of infant-directed speech preference. Talk presented at Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS).

Lewis, M. (April, 2020). Distributional statistics reflect human knowledge, but do they also shape it? Talk presented at SFI workshop, "Language as a window into human minds."

Lewis, M. (2019). What you say shapes what I say: Building a causal theory from wild data. Blogpost. Psychonomics Society.

Lewis, M., Braginsky, M., Tsuji, S., Bergmann, C., Piccinini, P., Cristia, A., & Frank, M. C. (under revision). A quantitative synthesis of early language acquisition using meta-analysis. [Metalab website] [slides] [bib]

Lewis, M. & Evans, J. (2018). The topography of variability in cross-linguistic semantics. Talk presented at the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, Illinois. [slides]

Lewis, M. (2016). Conceptual complexity and the evolution of the lexicon. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Psychology, Stanford University. [slides]

MetaLab. A tool for power analysis and experimental planning in language acquisition research. [slides] [meta-analytic method slides]

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2015). A meta-analytic approach to understanding the disambiguation effect. Poster presented at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lewis, M. & Frank, M. C. (2014). Understanding the psychological sources of communicative behavior. Talk presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Vancouver, Canada. [slides]

Fraundorf, S. H., Diaz, M. I., Finley, J. R., Lewis, M. L., Tooley, K. M., Isaacs, A. M., Lam, T. Q., Trude, A. M., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Brehm, L. E. (2014). CogToolbox for MATLAB. Retrievable from http://www.scottfraundorf.com/cogtoolbox.html.

Lewis, M. (2014). The role of pragmatic pressures in the emergence of linguistic structure.

Lewis, M. (2009). A parallel formulation of Whorfian and Neo-Whorfian linguistic relativity. Undergraduate thesis, Linguistics Department, Reed College.


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