Stewart McCauley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Stewart McCauley CV

Research focus
My research focuses on the cognitive mechanisms involved in language development, and in particular on how variation in these mechanisms shape differences in outcome (in both typically developing individuals and those with developmental language disorder). I use a variety of methodologies in this work, ranging from computational modeling to on-line behavioral measures to electroencephalography (EEG). I am actively seeking to recruit PhD students.

Courses taught

  • CSD 3116 Basic Neuroscience of Speech and Hearing
  • CSD 4145 Developmental Language Disorders
  • CSD 1015 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Sciences and Disorders

Selected publications / active grants

  • McCauley, S.M., Bannard, C., Theakston, A., Davis, M., Cameron-Faulkner, T., & Ambridge, B. (2021). Multiword units lead to errors of commission in children’s spontaneous production: “*What corpus data can tell us?” Developmental Science. DOI: 10.1111/desc.13125
  • McCauley, S.M. (2020). Towards an integrated, single-system account of language development as skill learning. Journal of Communication Disorders, 83, 105942.
  • McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2019). Modeling children’s early linguistic productivity through the automatic discovery and use of lexically-based frames. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.) Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126, 1-51.
  • McCauley, S.M. & Christiansen, M.H. (2017). Computational investigations of multiword chunks in language learning. Topics in Cognitive Science, 9, 637-652.
  • Chater, N., McCauley, S.M., & Christiansen, M.H. (2016). Language as skill: Intertwining comprehension and production. Journal of Memory and Language, 89, 244-254.
Research areas
  • Speech-Language Pathology
Stewart McCauley

121-A Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center (SHC)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States