now out in paperback!

2016/in press
  • Grüter, Theres (in press/to be published in 2017). Children: Processing at higher levels [Chapter 10]. In François Grosjean and Krista Byers-Heinlein (Eds.), Speech Perception and Comprehension in Bilinguals. Wiley-Blackwell.   [Please email me if you'd like a copy of this paper]
  • Paul, Jing Z. & Theres Grüter (2016). Blocking effects in the learning of Chinese classifiers. Language Learning, 66(4), 972-999. doi: 10.1111/lang.12197  [pdf]
  • Grüter, Theres (2016/EarlyView). Vocabulary does not equal language, but neither does morphosyntax. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. [commentary on keynote paper by Susanne Carroll] doi: 10.1017/S1366728916000286  [pdf]
  • Marchman, Virginia A., Lucía Z. Martínez, Nereyda Hurtado, Theres Grüter & Anne Fernald (2016/Early View). Caregiver talk to young Spanish-English bilinguals: Comparing direct observation and parent-report measures of dual-language exposure. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12425 
  • Grüter, Theres, Hannah Rohde & Amy J. Schafer (2016/online first). Coreference and discourse coherence in L2: The roles of grammatical aspect and referential form. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. doi: 10.1075/lab.15011.gru [pdf]

  • Schafer, Amy J., Aya Takeda, Amber Camp, Hannah Rohde & Theres Grüter (2015). Effects of contrastive intonation and grammatical aspect on processing coreference in Mainstream American English. In Proceedings of ICPhS2015: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. [available here]
  • Peters, Ryan E., Theres Grüter & Arielle Borovsky (2015). Anticipatory and locally coherent lexical activation varies as a function of language proficiency. In Proceedings of CogSci2015: The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [available here]
  • Lau, Elaine & Theres Grüter (2015). Real-time processing of classifier information by L2 speakers of Chinese. In E. Grillo & K. Jepson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 311-323). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]

  • Paradis, Johanne, & Theres Grüter (2014). Introduction to 'Input and experience in bilingual development.' In T. Grüter & J. Paradis (Eds.) Input and experience in bilingual development (pp. 1-14). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [pdf]
  • Grüter, Theres, Nereyda Hurtado, Virginia A. Marchman, & Anne Fernald (2014). Language exposure and online processing efficiency in bilingual development: Relative versus absolute measures. In T. Grüter & J. Paradis (Eds.) Input and experience in bilingual development (pp. 15-36). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [pdf]
  • Grüter, Theres (2014). How do children learn language? In Silver, R. E. & Lwin, S. M. (Eds.), Language in Education: Social Implications (pp. 87-104). London: Bloomsbury Academic. [pdf]
  • Grüter, Theres, Hannah Rohde, & Amy J. Schafer (2014). The role of discourse-level expectations in non-native speakers' referential choices. Proceedings of the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]
  • Hurtado, Nereyda, Theres Grüter, Virigina A. Marchman, & Anne Fernald (2014). Relative language exposure, processing efficiency and vocabulary in Spanish-English bilingual toddlers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17(1), 189-202. DOI: 10.1017/S136672891300014X (published online, 23 April 2013)

  • Orfitelli, Robyn, & Theres Grüter (2013). Do null subjects really transfer? In J. Cabrelli Amaro, T. Judy, & D. Pascual y Cabo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2013) (pp.145-154). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [link to paper]

  • Grüter, Theres & Martha Crago (2012). Object clitics and their omission in child L2 French: The contributions of processing limitations and L1 transfer. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15(3), 531-549. [pdf of FirstView version published on 06 October 2011, © Cambridge University Press]
  • Grüter, Theres, Casey Lew-Williams & Anne Fernald (2012). Grammatical gender in L2: A production or a real-time processing problem? Second Language Research 28(2)191-215. [pdf, © SAGE Publications]
  • Grüter, Theres, Nereyda Hurtado & Anne Fernald (2012). Interpreting object clitics in real-time: eye-tracking evidence from 4-year-old and adult speakers of Spanish. In Alia K. Biller, Esther Y. Chung, and Amelia E. Kimball (eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 213-225). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]
  • Grüter, Theres, Casey Lew-Williams & Anne Fernald (2011). Grammatical gender in L2: Where is the problem? In Nick Danis, Kate Mesh, and Hyunsuk Sung (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 246-258). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [pdf]
  • Grüter, Theres, Moti Lieberman & Andrea Gualmini (2010). Acquiring the scope of disjunction and negation in L2: A bidirectional study of learners of Japanese and English. Language Acquisition 17.3, 127-154.
  • Grüter, Theres & Martha Crago (2010). The roles of L1 transfer and processing limitations in the L2 acquisition of French object clitic constructions: Evidence from Chinese- and Spanish-speaking learners. In Katie Franich, Kate M. Iserman, and Lauren L. Keil (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), 150-161. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.  [pdf]
  • Grüter, Theres (2009). A unified account of object clitics and referential null objects in French. Syntax 12.3, 215-241. 
  •   Grüter, Theres (2009). Colloquium – Comparing Child L2 and SLI (Specific Language Impairment): Crosslinguistic Perspectives. Language Teaching 42.2.
  • Grüter, Theres (2008). When learners know more than linguists: (French) direct objects clitics are not objects. Probus 20.2, 211-234.
  • Grüter, Theres, Moti Lieberman & Andrea Gualmini (2008). The acquisition of the scope properties of disjunction by Japanese learners of English: A test case for L1 vs. UG at the L2 initial state. In Roumyana Slabakova, Jason Rothman, Paula Kempchinsky and Elena Gavruseva (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2007), 47-56. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project., document #1625.
  • Grüter, Theres (2007). Investigating object drop in child French and English: A truth value judgment task. In Alyona Belikova, Luisa Meroni and Mari Umeda (eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), 102-113. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project., document #1551.
  • Grüter, Theres (2006). Object (clitic) omission in L2 French: Mis-setting or missing surface inflection? In Mary Grantham O’Brian, Christine Shea and John Archibald, (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2006), 63-71. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project., document #1488.
  • Grüter, Theres (2005/2006). Another Take on the L2 Initial State: Evidence from Comprehension in L2 German. Language Acquisition 13.4, 287-317.
  • Grüter, Theres. 2005. Comprehension and Production of French Object Clitics by Child Second Language Learners and Children with Specific Language Impairment. Applied Psycholinguistics 26.3, 363-391.
  • Grüter, Theres (2004). Another take on the L2 initial state: Evidence from comprehension in L2 German. In Yukio Furukawa and Heather Newell, (eds.), McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 18.2, 1-24. (superseded by the paper in Language Acquisition 13.4)
  • Grüter, Theres (2002). Why Thomas is ‘Tömu’ and Markus ‘Küsu’: An OT account of hypocoristics in Bernese Swiss German. In Theres Grüter and Myunghyun Yoo, (eds.), McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 16.2, 65-94. (superseded by the paper in the Journal of Germanic Linguistics 15.1)

  • Grüter, Theres (2006). Object clitics and null objects in the acquisition of French. PhD dissertation, McGill University.  [download 974kb]