UBC Department of Linguistics
Totem Field Studios
2613 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
BA, Simon Fraser University, 1996
PhD, University of Rochester, 2003
First and second language acquisition, developmental language production and processing, gesture and language learning and processing, non-linguistic constraints on language learning and language form, language contact and language change
Ling 530 (with J. Stemberger): First language acquisition: Item-specific learning and the generalization of patterns in human language.
Ling 222: Language Acquisition
Ling 452: Acquisition of Syntax
Beyer, T., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2012). The Interpretation of Standard American English morphology across varieties of English. First Language, 32, 365-384.
Ettlinger, M., Finn, A.S., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2012). The effect of sonority on word segmentation: Evidence for the use of a phonological universal. Cognitive Science, 36, 655–673.
Goodrich Smith, W., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2012). Pointing to ‘her’: The effect of co-speech gesture on pronoun resolution. Language and Cognition, 4, 75-98.
Hudson Kam, C.L., & Goodrich Smith, W. (2011). The issue of conventionality in the development of creole morphological systems. The Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 56, 109-124.
Finn, A.S., Sheridan, M., Hudson Kam, C.L., Hinshaw, S., & D’Esposito, M. (2010). Longitudinal evidence for functional specialization of the neural circuit supporting working memory in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 11062–11067.
Loui, P., Wessel, D.L., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2010). Humans rapidly learn grammatical structure in a new musical scale. Music Perception, 27, 377–388.
Beyer, T., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2009). Some cues are stronger than others: The (non)-interpretation of 3rd person present –s as a tense marker by 6- and 7-year olds. First Language, 29, 208-227.
Goodrich, W., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2009). Co-speech gesture as input in verb learning. Developmental Science, 12, 81-87.
Hudson Kam, C.L. (2009). More than words: Adults learn probabilities over categories and relationships between them. Language Learning and Development, 5, 115-145.
Hudson Kam, C.L., & Chang, A. (2009). Investigating the cause of regularization in adults: Memory constraints or learning differences? JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35, 815-821.
Hudson Kam, C.L., & Newport, E.L. (2009). Getting it right by getting it wrong: When learners change languages. Cognitive Psychology, 59, 30-66.