Department of Linguistics University of Hawai'i (808) 956-3241, 956-8602 1890 East-West Road email@example.com Honolulu, HI 96822
EDUCATIONPh.D. 1966 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Major: General Linguistics; Minor: Mathematics; Dissertation title: A Computer-Oriented Generative Grammar of the Xhosa Verb. M.A. 1961 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Major: Mathematics. A.B. 1959 Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; magna cum laude; Major: Mathematics.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEUniversity of Hawai'i, Manoa. July 1984 - present; Professor, Department of Linguistics August 1983 - June 1984; Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics July 1976 - July 1983; Associate Professor/Researcher, Department of Linguistics and Social Science Research Institute Jan. 1972 - June 1976; Assistant Professor/Researcher, Department of Linguistics and Social Science Research Institute (formerly PALI). Sept. 1966 - Dec. 1971; Assistant Researcher, Pacific and Asian Linguistics Institute (PALI), half-time. University of Wisconsin, Madison July 1960 - Aug. 1963; Graduate Assistant, Numerical Analysis Laboratory. Sept. 1959 - June 1960; Teaching Assistant, Mathematics.
VISITING POSITIONSLinguistic Society of America Summer Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Summer 1995; taught two courses on language acquisition. University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Fall 1994: Visiting Scholar. Faculty at Nordic Research Course on Language Acquisition; Mullsjo, Sweden. Summer 1991. Resource faculty for seminar on Cognitive Linguistics, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. Summer 1989. University of Colorado at Boulder; Institute for Cognitive Science. Spring 1987: Visiting Scholar. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Center for Cognitive Science. Fall 1986: Visiting Scientist. Harvard University; Graduate School of Education. Fall 1986; Visiting Scholar. University of California, Berkeley; School of Education. January - June 1981; Adjunct Lecturer, teaching courses in Psycholinguistics and Reading, and Education and Language Differences. Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, University of Hawai'i. Summer 1977; taught Introduction to Children's Speech. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. January - June 1977; Visiting Associate in Biology.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND AREAS OF INTEREST
RESEARCH Children's language acquisition with special emphasis on the interaction of linguistic, cognitive, social, and biological development; the roles of prosody, speech formulas and verbal routines in language learning; models of language learning; the influence of phonology on the acquisition of morphology; individual differences in language learning strategies; cross-cultural and cross-linguistic influences; qualitative research methods. TEACHING Introductory, intermediate and advanced level courses on children's language; Graduate courses and seminars in Psycholinguistics, Biological Foundations of Language, Neurolinguistics, Research Methods in Child Language, Acquisition of Discourse (with A.K. Pawley), an Ethnographic- Linguistic Approach to Child Language (with S.T. Boggs), Second Language Acquisition by Children (ESL Dept.), Psycholinguistics and Reading (at Berkeley), Education and Language Differences (at Berkeley) Introduction to Linguistics, Articulatory Phonetics, Morphology Programming languages, Computational Linguistics, Mathematics for Linguists DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED Susan Iwamura, 1977: Games and Other Routines in the Conversations of Pre-School Children: a Case Study in Developmental Sociolinguistics. John Bisazza, 1980: The Processing Complexity of Nouns and Verbs: Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Issues. Robert Wilson, 1985: The Emergence of the Semantics of Tense and Aspect in the Language of a Visually Impaired Child. Eileen Cain, 1986: Lexical Retrieval Disturbances in a Conduction Aphasic. Cheung-Shing Leung, 1995: The Development of Aspect Markers in a Cantonese-speaking Child between the Ages of 21 and 45 Months. Feng-Sheng Hung, 1996: Prosody and the Acquisition of Grammatical Morphemes in Chinese Languages. Eileen Shu-Hui Chen, 1996: Pragmatic Comprehension: a Developmental Study of Mandarin-speaking Children's Strategies for Interpretation of Given and New. CONSULTING 1996- present Associate Editor Journal of Child Language 1987-1994 Editorial Board Journal of Child Language Guest Reviewer: Language; Journal of Child Language; Studies in Second Language Acquisition; Applied Psycholinguistics. National Science Foundation: Linguistics, Cognition; National Endowment for the Humanities. Cambridge University Press. Linguistic Society of America; Society for Research in Child Development; TESOL Convention. 1984-present Member advisory committee for Child Language Data Exchange. 1984-1987 Consultant for Ho'opa Ola Project, Kapi'olani Women's and Children's Medical Center, Honolulu. 1982-1983 Consultant for Kamehameha Educational Research Institute, Honolulu. 1981 Consultant for NIE research grant on Individual Differences in Language Learning, Lily Wong Fillmore, P.I., UC Berkeley. 1979 Consultant at John Tracy Clinic for deaf children, Los Angeles. 1978 Invited Panelist at two meetings of the Hawai'i Association for Children with Learning Disabilities. POSTDOCTORAL STUDY 1985 Summer: National Endowment for the Humanities summer Workshop on Discourse Analysis, Georgetown University. 1982 Summer: Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Summer Linguistic Institute, College Park, Maryland; attended courses in Morphology of Polysynthetic Languages, Field Methods (Ndebele), Theory and Practice of Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology of Lexical Processing. 1980 Summer: LSA Summer Linguistic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico; studied Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Language Acquisition, Language in the Classroom, Second Language Acquisition, Neurolinguistics of Bilingualism. 1979 Summer: LSA Summer Linguistic Institute, Salzburg, Austria; studied Neurolinguistics, Aphasia, Piaget, Conventionality in Language, Tonal Systems of African Languages. 1977 Summer: LSA Summer Linguistic Institute, Honolulu, Hawai'i; studied Neurolinguistics and Lexical Semantics. 1975 Spring: University of Hawai'i, Manoa; Neuroscience (8 credit hours: anatomy and physiology) UH Medical School. 1968 Summer: University of California, Berkeley; 12-week Institute on Language, Society and the Child. HONORS AND AWARDS 1992: University of Hawai'i Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching. 1991: Summer Study grant from University of Hawai'i Research Relations. 1989-90:University of Hawai'i Research Grant. 1985: NEH Fellow, summer Workshop on Discourse Analysis. 1985-6: NSF Research Grant: The Emergence of Early Syntax. 1984: University of Hawai'i Research Grant. 1982: Merit award, University of Hawai'i. 1964-6: E. B. Fred Fellowship, University of Wisconsin. 1959: A.B. degree awarded magna cum laude, Bryn Mawr College. 1955-9: Bryn Mawr College Scholarships. SELECTED PRESENTATIONS "From prosody to grammar in English: the differentiation of catenatives, modals, and auxiliaries from a single protomorpheme", paper presented at conference on Approaches to Bootstrapping in Early Language Development, Sept. 27, 1996. "The emergence of catenatives from filler syllables", paper presented at the 7th International Congress for the Study of Children's Language, Istanbul, July, 1996. "Permeable modules", paper co-presented with Lise Menn at the 7th International Congress for the Study of Children's Language, Istanbul, July, 1996. "Acquiring voices", plenary address, Northern European Language Acquisition Seminar (NELAS), Jyväskylä, Finland, September, 1995. "Morphological typology and the emergence of grammatical morphemes", invited presentation at 1995 Linguistic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, June 28, 1995. "Particles and prepositions in Scandinavian child language development: effects of prosodic spotlight?", by Sven Strömqvist, Ann Peters & Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdóttir; presented August 1995. "Towards understanding development: a case study", seminar, Department of Psychology, UH, January 27, 1995. "Language typology, prosody, and the acquisition of grammatical morphemes": invited presentation at University of Groningen, Netherlands, June, 1994. "Phonology and prosody in the acquisition of morphology", plenary lecture at Crosslinguistic Workshop on the Acquisition of Slavic and Baltic Languages by Children, Cracow, Poland, July 9, 1993. "On the role of prosody in the acquisition of morphology" with Sven Stromqvist (University of Gothenburg), invited paper at International Conference on: Signal to Syntax: Bootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition; Brown University, February 19-21, 1993. "Prosody and the acquisition of grammatical morphemes": invited presentations at McGill University, Montreal, 10/22/1992, at SUNY Buffalo 10/26/1992, and at University of Rochester 10/28/1992. "On the role of tonal phenomena in the acquisition of morphology", joint paper with Sven Stromqvist (University of Gothenburg), Boston University Conference on Language Development, October 23, 1992. "The acquisition of grammatical morphemes: cross-linguistic evidence for children's strategies", paper presented at Northern European Language Acquisition Seminar (NELAS), Mullsjo, Sweden, August 3, 1991. "Cross-linguistic perspectives on acquisition of grammatical morphemes", plenary address, 3rd Annual HATESL/LSH Joint Student Conference, University of Hawai'i, April 13, 1991. "From phonology to morphology: the transformation of filler syllables", paper presented at the 5th International Congress for the Study of Children's Language, Budapest, July 16, 1990. "From schwa to grammar: the emergence of grammatical morphemes", invited paper, Boston University Conference on Language Development, October 13, 1989. "The transition from optional to required subjects" by Ann M. Peters, William O'Grady, & Deborah Masterson, presented at Western Conference of Linguists, Fresno, CA, October 14, 1988. Member of panel on "Reorganization in language acquisition", Stanford Child Language Research Forum, April 1987. "I wanna tell story: the development of collaborative storytelling by a 2-year-old blind child and his father", Third International Conference on Thinking, Honolulu, January 6, 1987. "The computer as language learner", together with Dr. Jane Hill, Smith College, presented at Harvard Graduate School of Education, December 3, 1986. "The interdependence of social, cognitive and linguistic development: evidence from a visually-impaired child", presented at symposium on Theoretical Issues in the Acquisition of Grammar, Boston University Conference on Language Development, October 1986. Invited workshop on "Individual differences in language acquisition" Stanford Child Language Research Forum, April 1986. "Routines as loci for language learning", presented at symposium on Language Acquisition in the Blind, Boston University Conference on Language Acquisition, October 1985. "The role of imitation in the syntactic development of a blind child" presented at symposium on "The Many Faces of Imitation", Society for Research in Child Development, Toronto, April 25, 1985. "'What are you cookin' on a hot?': a blind child's 'violation' of universal constraints", paper co-authored with Bob Wilson, presented at Boston University Conference on Language Acquisition, October, 1984. "Finding a place for imitation in theories of language acquisition", invited paper presented at Western Regional Meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, July 6, 1983, Honolulu, Hawai'i. PUBLICATIONS A.M. Peters, under review. "From prosody to grammar in English: the differentiation of catenatives, modals, and auxiliaries from a single protomorpheme". Signal to Syntax II: Approaches to Bootstrapping in Early Language Development. L. Menn & A.M. Peters, under review. "Permeable modules: on evolving and acquiring language-specific capacities". Perspectives on Language Acquisition: Selected Papers from the VIIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language. F-S Hung & A.M. Peters, under revision. "The role of prosody in the acquisition of grammatical morphemes: evidence from two Chinese languages". A.M. Peters, 1997. "Language typology, prosody and the acquisition of grammatical morphemes". In The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition, vol.5, D.I. Slobin, ed. Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 136-197. A.M. Peters. 1996. "The development of collaborative story retelling by a 2-year-old blind child and his father". In Social Interaction, Social Context, and Language: Essays in Honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp, D.I. Slobin, J. Gerhardt, A. Kyratzis, J. Guo eds. Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 391-417. A.M. Peters & S. Strömqvist. 1995. "The role of prosody in the acquisition of grammatical morphemes." In From Signal to Syntax: Bootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition, J.L. Morgan & K. Demuth, eds. Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 215-232. A.M. Peters. 1995. "Strategies in the acquisition of syntax." In Handbook of Language Acquisition, P. Fletcher & B. MacWhinney, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, 462-482. A.M. Peters & L. Menn. 1993. "False starts and filler syllables: ways to learn grammatical morphemes", Language, 69, 742-777.. A.M. Peters, 1993. "The interdepencence of social, cognitive and linguistic development: evidence from a visually-impaired child". In Constraints on Language Acquisition: Studies of Atypical Children, H. Tager-Flusberg, ed. Erlbaum: Hillsdale NJ, 195-219. E.J.W. Barber & A.M.W. Peters, 1992. "Ontogeny and phylogeny: what child language and archaeology have to say to each other". In The Evolution of Human Languages, SFI Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, John A. Hawkins & Murray Gell-Mann, eds. Redwood City CA: Addison Wesley, 305-352. A.M. Peters & L. Menn, 1990. "The microstructure of the development of grammatical morphemes: variation across children and across languages". ICS Technical Report #90-19. University of Colorado @ Boulder, 39pp. W. O'Grady, A.M. Peters & D. Masterson, 1989. "The transition from optional to required subjects". Journal of Child Language 16, 513-529. B. Wilson & A.M. Peters, 1988. "What are you cookin' on a hot?: A three-year-old blind child's 'violation' of universal constraints on constituent movement", Language 64, 249-273. A.M. Peters. 1987. "The role of imitation in the developing syntax of a blind child", Text 7, 289-311. A.M. Peters & S.T. Boggs, 1986. "Interactional routines as cultural influences upon language acquisition", In Language Socialization Across Cultures, B.B. Schieffelin & E. Ochs, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.80-96. A.M. Peters, L. Menn, P. Chapin & H. Aguerra, 1986. Handbook for Grant Proposal Preparation, printed and distributed by the Linguistic Society of America. A.M. Peters, 1986. "Early syntax". In Language Acquisition, 2nd ed., M. Fletcher & P. Garman, eds., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp.307-325. A.M. Peters, 1985. "Language segmentation: Operating principles for the analysis and perception of language". In The Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition, vol.2. D.I. Slobin, ed., Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Inc., pp.1029-1067. A.M. Peters, 1983. The Units of Language Acquisition, Monographs in Applied Psycholinguistics, Cambridge University Press. R.W. Hsu & A.M. Peters, 1983. "Computers and Micronesian dictionaries: a chronicle of systems-design fieldwork among the lexicographers". In Studies in Micronesian Linguistics, B.W. Bender, ed. Canberra: Australian National University. A.M. Peters, 1982. "Is school talk the same as home talk?", University of Hawai'i Working Papers in Linguistics 14, 2.135-141. A.M. Peters, 1982. "Initial heuristics in early language acquisition", Cognition and Brain Theory IV, 2:105-127. A.M. Peters & J.-O. Östman, 1981. "Manual for Computer Coding of Bilingual Data", prepared for NIE grant NIE-G-79-0018 Sources of Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition, Lily Wong Fillmore, Principal Investigator. E. Zaidel & A.M. Peters, 1981. "Phonetic encoding and ideographic reading by the disconnected right hemisphere: two case studies", Brain and Language 14, 205-234. A.M. Peters, 1981. "Language typology and the segmentation problem in early child language acquisition", Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 236-248. A.M. Peters & E. Zaidel, 1980. "The acquisition of homonymy", Cognition 8, 2:187-207. A.M. Peters, 1980. "The units of language acquisition", University of Hawai'i Working Papers in Linguistics 12, 1:1-72. A.M. Peters, 1977. "Language learning strategies: does the whole equal the sum of the parts?", Language 53, 560-573. Reprinted in Individual Differences and Universals in Language Learning and Language Aptitude, K.C. Diller, ed. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1981. A.M. Peters, 1974. "The beginnings of speech", Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Stanford University, June:26-32. A.M. Peters, 1973. "A new formalization of downdrift", Studies in African Linguistics 4, 2:139-153. A.M. Peters, 1971. "Algorithms for processing phonological rule schemata", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Systems Science, Honolulu, Hawai'i. A.M. Peters & Robert W. Hsu, 1969. "A grammar for phonological rules of the type found in The Sound Pattern of English", University of Hawai'i Working Papers in Linguistics, 7. Reviews1987. Book Note on The Development of Language, Jean Berko Gleason, ed., in Language 63, 2. 1984. Review of The Language Lottery by David Lightfoot, Anthropological Linguistics, Fall, 356-359. 1982. Review of Errors in Linguistic Performance, Victoria A. Fromkin, ed., Language 58, 4:926-929. 1978. Review of Language Learning and Thought, John Macnamara, ed., in The Modern Language Journal 42, 7:352-353.