Journal Articles

In progress

Bergmann, C., & Tsuji, S. (submitted). How does real life talker variability influence infants' lexical development? OSF page

Carbajal, M. J., Peperkamp, S., & Tsuji, S. (submitted). A meta-analysis of infants' word-form recognition. Preprint  Meta-analytic dataset

Cristia, A., Tsuji, S., & Bergmann, C. (submitted). Theory evaluation in the age of cumulative science. Preprint

Gasparinia, L., Langus, A., Tsuji, S., & Boll-Avetisyan, N. (submitted). Quantifying the role of rhythm in infants’ language discrimination abilities: A meta-analysis. Preprint Meta-analytic dataset

Issard, C., Tsuji, S., & Cristia, A.  (submitted). Infants’ preference for speech decomposed: Meta-analytic evidence. Preprint

Lewis, M., Braginsky, M., Tsuji, S., Bergmann, C., Piccinini, P., Cristia, A., & Frank, M.C. (in preparation). A Quantitative Synthesis of Early Language Acquisition Using Meta-Analysis. Preprint

Tsuji, S., Cristia, A., & Dupoux, E. (submitted). The Socio-Computational Architecture of Language Acquisition (SCALa) Framework: Linking Social Language Acquisition with Artificial Intelligence.

Tsuji, S., Fiévét, A.-C., & Cristia, A. (submitted). Toddler word learning from contingent screens with and without human presence. Preprint OSF page


Havron, N., Bergmann, C., & Tsuji, S. (2020). Preregistration in infant research - a primer. Infancy, 25, 734–754.  doi: 10.1111/infa.12353. Preprint

Polanin, J. R., Hennessy, E., & Tsuji, S. (2020). Transparency and reproducibility of meta-analyses in psychology: A meta-review across 30 years of Psychological Bulletin. Perspectives on Psychological Science 15(4), 1026-1041. doi: 10.1177/1745691620906416

Tsuji, S., Cristia, A., Frank, M., & Bergmann, C. (2020). Addressing publication bias in meta-analysis: Empirical findings from community-augmented meta-analyses of infant language development. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 228(1), 50–61. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000393. Preprint Reproducible analysis

Tsuji, S., Jincho, N., Mazuka, R., & Cristia, A. (2020). Communicative cues in the absence of a human interaction partner enhance 12-month-old infants’ word learning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 191, 104740. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104740 Preprint OSF page


Bergmann, C., Rabagliati, H., & Tsuji, S. (2019). What’s in a looking time preference? Understanding statistical sign errors in infant cognition research.  Accepted for publication as Stage 2 Registered Report Preprint


Fort, M., Lammertink, I., Peperkamp, S., Guevara-Rukoz, A., Fikkert, P., & Tsuji, S. (2018). SymBouki: a meta-analysis on the emergence of sound symbolism in early language acquisition. Developmental Science, 21(5), e12659. doi: 10.1111/desc.12659. Access here Reproducible analysis

Bergmann, C., Tsuji, S., Piccinini, P.E., Lewis, M.L., Braginsky, M., Frank, M.C., & Cristia, A. (2018). Promoting replicability in developmental research through meta-analyses: Insights from language acquisition research. Child Development, 89, 1996-2009. doi:10.1111/cdev.13079 Access here Reproducible analyses


Tsuji, S., Fikkert, P., Minagawa, Y., Dupoux, E., Filippin, L., Versteegh, M., Hagoort, P., & Cristia, A. (2017). The more, the better? Behavioral and neural correlates of frequent and infrequent vowel exposure. Developmental Psychobiology, 59(5), 603-612. doi: 10.1002/dev.21534.  Access here Reproducible analysis


Tsuji, S.,Fikkert, P., Yamane, N., & Mazuka, R. (2016). Language-general biases and language-specific experience contribute to phonological detail in toddlers' word representations. Developmental Psychology, 52(3), 379-390. doi: 10.1037/dev0000093. Access here


Tsuji, S., Mazuka, R., Cristia, A., & Fikkert, P. (2015). Even at 4 months, a labial is a good enough coronal, but not vice versa. Cognition, 134, 252-256. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.10.009. Access here


Tsuji, S., Bergmann, C., & Cristia, A. (2014). Community-Augmented Meta-Analyses: Toward Cumulative Data Assessment. Perspectives on Psychological Sciences, 9(6), 661-665. doi: 10.1177/1745691614552498. Access here InfantDBs

Gonzalez Gomez, N., Hayashi, A., Tsuji, S., Mazuka, R., & Nazzi, T. (2014). Role of the input on the development of the LC bias: A crosslinguistic comparison. Cognition, 132(3), 301-11. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.04.004. Access here

Tsuji, S. & Cristia, A. (2014). Perceptual attunement in vowels: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(2), 179-191. doi:10.1002/dev.21179. Access here InPhonDB

Mazuka, R., Hasegawa, M., & Tsuji, S. (2014). Development of non-native vowel contrasts: Improvement without exposure. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(2), 192-209. doi: 10.1002/dev.21193. Access here

Tsuji, S., Nishikawa, K., & Mazuka, R. (2014). Segmental distributions and consonant-vowel association patterns in Japanese infant- and adult-directed speech. Journal of Child Language, 41(6), 1276-1304. doi: 10.1017/S0305000913000469. Access here


Tsuji, S., & Cristia, A. (2013). 50 years of infant vowel discrimination research: what have we learned? Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 17(3), 1-11. Access here


Tsuji, S., Gonzalez Gomez, N., Medina, V., Nazzi, T., & Mazuka, R. (2012). The labial-coronal effect revisited: Japanese adults say pata, but hear tapa. Cognition, 125(3), 413-428. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2012.07.017. Access here

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings


Philippsen, A., Tsuji, S., & Nagai, Y. (2020). Picture completion reveals developmental change in representational drawing ability: An analysis using a convolutional neural network. Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics.

Tsuji, S. (2019). Language-general and language-specific influences on Dutch and Japanese infants’ perception of place of articulation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 146, 2759. doi: 10.1121/1.5136555

Tsuji, S., Mazuka, R., & Swingley, D. (2019). Temporal contingency augments attention to a referent in a word learning task. Proceedings of the 43th Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 693-704. Boston, MA, USA. Access here


Tsuji, S., & Cristia, A. (2017). Which Acoustic and Phonological Factors Shape Infants’ Vowel Discrimination? Exploiting Natural Variation in InPhonDB. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2017, pp. 2108-2112. doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1468. Access here

Bergmann, C., Tsuji, S., & Cristia, A. (2017). Top-down versus bottom-up theories of phonological acquisition: A big data approach. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2017, pp. 2013-2106. doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1443. Access here

Monographs and book chapters

Tsuji, S., & Minagawa, Y. (2016). Cerebral lateralization for speech processing assessed with Near Infrared Spectroscopy: typical and atypical development. In: Frontiers in Developmental Psychology in Japan. Tokyo: Hitsuzi Syobo publishing.

Tsuji, S. (2014). The road to native listening : language-general perception, language-specific input. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Series, 90. ISBN 9789076203607. Access here