Dr Graham Schafer

Position/Job Title:

Associate Professor

Email:

g.w.schafer@reading.ac.uk

Telephone:

+44 (0)118 378 6221

Office:

2S01

Personal webpages:

UoR personal page Personal Laboratory

Responsibilities:

School Director of International Recruitment; Tutor for Overseas Students

Teaching:

Undergraduate: Year 1: PY1SK Skills for psychology, PY1DV Developmental Psychology; Year 2 PY2TA Typical and Atypical development; Year 3 PY3ELD Early lexical development; MSc: PYM0RT Research methods in psychology

Areas of interest:

Cognitive development; semantic development; early word learning; vocabulary development; lexical processing; categorisation.

Research groups & Centres:

Language and Cognition; Child Development Group; Lifespan Development

Grants:

"A parental report assessment for early cognitive delay in at-risk children". £249,426. National Institute for Health Research.

Qualifications:

BA Experimental Psychology, Oxford; BA Engineering, Cambridge; DPhil Experimental Psychology, Oxford; CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS

Publications:

Schafer, G., Genesoni, L., Boden, G., Doll, H., Jones, R. A. K., Gray, R., Adams, E. and Jefferson, R. (2014) Development and validation of a parent report measure for detection of cognitive delay in infancy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56 (12). pp. 1194-1201. ISSN 0012-1622 doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12565

Cheng, X., Schafer, G. and Riddell, P. (2014) Immediate auditory repetition of words and nonwords: An ERP study of lexical and sublexical processing. PLoS ONE, 9 (3). e91988. ISSN 1932-6203 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091988

Schafer, G., Williams, T. and Smith, P. (2013) Which words are hard for autistic children to learn? Mind and Language, 28 (5). pp. 661-698. ISSN 1468-0017 doi: 10.1111/mila.12038

Baker, M., Schafer, G., Alcock, K. J. and Bartlett, S. (2013) A parentally-administered cognitive development assessment for children from 10 to 24 months. Infant Behavior and Development, 36 (2). pp. 279-287. ISSN 0163-6383 doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.01.007

Zammit, M. and Schafer, G. (2011) Maternal label and gesture use affects acquisition of specific object names. Journal of Child Language, 38 (1). pp. 201-221. ISSN 0305-0009 doi: 10.1017/S0305000909990328

Mather, E., Schafer, G. and Houston-Price, C. (2011) The impact of novel labels on visual processing during infancy. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29 (4). pp. 783-805. ISSN 0261-510X doi: 10.1348/2044-835X.002008

Cheng, X., Schafer, G. and Akyurek, E. G. (2010) Name agreement in picture naming: An ERP study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 76 (3). pp. 130-141. ISSN 0167-8760 doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.03.003

Schafer, G. (2005) Infants Can Learn Decontextualized Words Before Their First Birthday. Child Development, 76 (1). pp. 87-96. ISSN 0009-3920 doi: DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2005.00831.x

Mills , D. L., Plunkett, K., Prat, C. and Schafer, G. (2005) Watching the infant brain learn words: Effects of vocabulary size and experience. Cognitive Development, 20 (1). pp. 19-31. ISSN 0885-2014 doi: DOI:10.1016/j.cogdev.2004.07.001

Schafer, G. (2005) Are words special? How could we know? In: Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Houston-Price, C., Plunkett, K., Duffy, H., Mather, E. and Schafer, G. (2005) Co-variation as a cue to words' meanings. In: International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, Germany.

Baker, M.A.M. and Schafer, G. (2005) Cognitive abilities and contrastive responding [poster]. In: Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Mather, E. and Schafer, G. (2005) Familiarity and novelty preferences for visual stimuli in the second year of life: initial findings and new directions [poster]. In: Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Tan, S. H. and Schafer, G. (2005) Toddlers' novel word learning: Effects of phonological representation, vocabulary size, and parents' ostensive behaviour. First Language, 25 (2). pp. 131-155. ISSN 0142-7237 doi: DOI:10.1177/0142723705050338

O'Neill, M. and Schafer, G. (2005) The importance of maternal speech and gesture during labelling contexts to subsequent word learning [poster]. In: Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Schafer, G. (2001) Intersensory origins of word comprehension: but what's the mechanism? Developmental Science, 4 (1). pp. 23-26. ISSN 1363-755X

Schafer, G. and Mareschal, D. (2001) Modeling infant speech sound discrimination using simple associative networks. Infancy, 2 (1). pp. 7-28. ISSN 1525-0008 doi: 10.1207/S15327078IN0201_2

Hamilton, A., Plunkett, K. and Schafer, G. (2000) Infant vocabulary development assessed with a British communicative development inventory. Journal of Child Language, 27 (3). pp. 689-705. ISSN 0305-0009 doi: 10.1017/S0305000900004414

Schafer, G., Plunkett, K. and Harris, P. L. (1999) What's in a name? Lexical knowledge drives infants' visual preferences in the absence of referential input. Developmental Science, 2 (2). pp. 187-194. ISSN 1363-755X doi: DOI:10.1111/1467-7687.00067

Schafer, G. and Plunkett, K. (1998) Rapid word learning by 15-month-olds under tightly-controlled conditions. Child Development, 69 (2). pp. 309-320. ISSN 0009-3920 doi: DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8624.1998.tb06190.x

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