Ludovica Serratrice

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ludovica Serratrice plays a role.


Book series


Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields

Edited by David Miller, Fatih Bayram, Jason Rothman and Ludovica Serratrice

[Studies in Bilingualism, 54] 2018. vi, 403 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics

The Acquisition of Reference

Edited by Ludovica Serratrice and Shanley E.M. Allen

[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 15] 2015. vi, 339 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Psycholinguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Cabrelli, Jennifer, Carrie Pichan, Jessica Ward, Jason Rothman and Ludovica Serratrice 2023 Factors that moderate global similarity in initial L3 transfer: Intervocalic voiced stops in heritage Spanish/English bilinguals’ L3 ItalianStructural similarity across domains in third language acquisition, Kolb, Nadine, Natalia Mitrofanova and Marit Westergaard (eds.), pp. 638–662 | Article
Much of the formal linguistic research on third language (L3) acquisition has focused on transfer source selection, with the overall finding that (global) structural similarity between the L1/L2 and L3 is the strongest predictor of initial transfer patterns. Recently, Cabrelli and Pichan (2021)… read more
When a child is simultaneously exposed to two different languages, they will need to parse the incoming input, and map form to meaning to create mental representations that are consistent with those of the adult speakers of those languages. How exactly bilingual children do this, the extent to… read more
Serratrice, Ludovica 2020 Lessons from studying language development in bilingual childrenCurrent Perspectives on Child Language Acquisition: How children use their environment to learn, Rowland, Caroline F., Anna L. Theakston, Ben Ambridge and Katherine E. Twomey (eds.), pp. 263–285 | Chapter
The chapter starts by providing an overview of the many factors that contribute to children’s bilingual experience including the societal context and the social status of the two languages, the household composition and the access to native speakers, the age of first exposure, the distance… read more
Bayram, Fatih, David Miller, Jason Rothman and Ludovica Serratrice 2018 Chapter 1. Studies in bilingualism: 25 years in the makingBilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields, Miller, David, Fatih Bayram, Jason Rothman and Ludovica Serratrice (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Chapter
Serratrice, Ludovica and Coralie Hervé 2015 Referential expressions in bilingual acquisitionThe Acquisition of Reference, Serratrice, Ludovica and Shanley E.M. Allen (eds.), pp. 311–333 | Article
Just like monolingual children, bilingual children need to carve up the referential space to understand and produce discourse-appropriate referential expressions. In the case of bilinguals, this demanding task additionally requires language-specific form-function mappings that may be structurally… read more
Serratrice, Ludovica and Shanley E.M. Allen 2015 Introduction: An overview of the acquisition of referenceThe Acquisition of Reference, Serratrice, Ludovica and Shanley E.M. Allen (eds.), pp. 1–24 | Article
This chapter serves as an introduction to The Acquisition of Reference. The volume brings together influential recent research on the study of children’s comprehension and production of reference, with a focus on discourse-pragmatic approaches and cross-linguistic comparison. In this chapter, we… read more
Since seminal work in the late ‘80s the general consensus in the literature is that children who are regularly exposed to two languages from birth or soon after can acquire them as largely independent systems. In recent years the focus has shifted from the issue of language differentiation to the… read more
Serratrice, Ludovica 2001 The emergence of verbal morphology and the lead-lag pattern issue in bilingual acquisitionTrends in Bilingual Acquisition, Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee (eds.), pp. 43–70 | Article