In preparation

(to be submitted to Language) “Developmental Primacy of Free Relatives in First, Second and Third Language Acquisition: Implications for their Syntax and Semantics.” Paper presented at Linguistic Association of Great Britain, Cambridge University, Cambridge. (with C. Foley, B. Lust and J. Gair).

With G. Martohardjono. (Summer 2020). Papers in honor of Professor Barbara Lust. MIT Press.

Peer-reviewed papers

Umejima, K., Chen, R., Flynn, S. & Sakai, K. L. (2019) Enhanced activations in syntax-related regions for multilinguals while newly acquiring a language. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., 2O-08m2-3.

Yu, C., Shane, H. C., Schlosser, R. W., O’Brien, A., Allen, A. A., Abramson, J., Flynn, S. (2018). An exploratory study of speech-language pathologists using the Echo Show™ to deliver visual content. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2: 286-292.

R. Schlosser, K. Brock, K. Rajinder, H. Shane, S. Flynn. Does Animation Facilitate Understanding of Graphic Symbols representing Verbs in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? (2018) Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Keita Umejima, Atora Yamada, Run Chen, Kuniyoshi L. Sakai, Suzanne Flynn. (2018) Syntax-related networks of newly acquiring a language for multilinguals. Neurosci. Res. Suppl., 3O-02a1-3.

Flynn, S. Berkes, É. (2017). Toward a new understanding of syntactic CLI: evidence from L2 and L3 acquisition, In T. Angelovska and A. Hahn (Eds.), L3 Syntactic Transfer: Models, New Developments and Implications (pp. 35-61). Book series: Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, Ed. John W. Schwieter. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Yow, W.Q., Tan, S.H., Flynn, S. (2017). Code switching and its impact on linguistic competency in bilingual preschoolers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Lust, B., Flynn, S., Sherman, J.C., Henderson, C., Gair, J., Harrison, M., Shabo, L. (2017). On the biological Foundations of language: Recent Advances in Language Acquisition, Deterioration, and Neuroscience begin to converge. Biolinguistics, 11, S1, (pp.115-137).

Lust B., Flynn S., Kim A., et al. (2016) Assessing child bilingualism: Direct assessment of bilingual syntax amends caretaker report. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(2):153-172.

Barbara Lust, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Cohen Sherman, James Gair, Charles R. Henderson Jr., Claire Cordella, Jordan Whitlock, Sarah Mancuso, Zhong Chen, Aileen Costigan, Alex Immerman. (2015) Reversing Ribot: Does regression hold in language of prodromal Alzheimer’s disease? Brain and Language. Vol. 143. Pp.1-10.

Szarkowski, A., Flynn, S. & Clark, T. (2014). Dually Diagnosed: A retrospective study of the process of diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Seminars in Speech and Language, 35,4, 291-308.

Lust, B., Flynn, S., Park, Seong Won, Kang, C, Blume, M and Yang, S. (2014). Assessing Child Bilingualism: Direct Assessment of Bilingual Syntax Amends Caretaker Report. International Journal of Bilingualism, pp 1-20. DOI: 10.1177/1367006914547661

S, Flynn, C. Foley, I. Vinnitskaya (2004) The Cumulative-Enhancement Model for Language Acquisition: Comparing Adults' and Children's Patterns of Development in First, Second and Third Language Acquisition of Relative Clauses, International Journal of Multilingualism, 1:1, 3-17.

S. Flynn, C. Foley (2004). The Cumulative-Enhancement Model for Language Acquisition: Comparing Adults’ and Children’s Patterns of Syntactic and Semantic Factors Underlying the Acquisition of Free Relatives in First and Second Language Acquisition. 2004. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

S. Flynn, C. Foley, I. Vinnitskaya (2001) Grammatical Mapping in the Acquisition of a Third Language. In M.J. Archer and A. Reder (eds.). Cuadernos de Linguistica. Ortega y Gassett. Madrid, Spain.

S. Epstein, S. Flynn, G. Martohardjono (1998) Universal Grammar: Hypothesis Space or Grammar Selection Procedures? Is UG affected by Critical Periods. Response to J. Hirschensohn. Behavior and Brain Science.

S. Epstein, S. Flynn, G. Martohardjono (1996) Explanation in Theories of Second Language. Behavior and Brain Sciences. 19 (4): 677-714.

S. Epstein, S. Flynn, G. Martohardjono (1996) Universal Grammar and Second Language Acquisition: the Null Hypothesis. Behavior and Brain Sciences. 19(4), 746-752.

S. Flynn, M. Luján and L. Minaya (1995) Orden de Palabras y Concordancia de Complemento en El Español Andinao. In Actas del V Congreso Internacional “El Español de América.” Universidad de Burgos, Spain.

S. Flynn, B. Lust (1990) A Note in Defense of a Parameter-Setting Model for Adult Second Language Acquisition: A Reply to Bley-Vroman and Chaudron '90. Language Learning, 1-41, 1990.

S. Flynn (1989) Adult L2 Acquisition of Two Distinct Phonetic Forms of Anaphora. Canadian Journal of Linguistics. 34 (4): 419-443.

S. Flynn (1987) Contrast and Construction in a Theory of Second Language Acquisition. Language Learning 36, pp. 1-37.

S. Flynn (1986) Production vs. Comprehension: Differences in Underlying Competencies. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 8:17-46.

S. Flynn, I. Espinal (1985) Head-Initial/Head-Final Parameter in Adult Chinese L2 Acquisition of English. Second Language Acquisition Research, Vol. I, No. 2, pp. 93-117.

S. Flynn (1985) Principled Theories of L2 Acquisition. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 7(1). Cambridge University Press: 99–108. DOI: 10.1017/S0272263100005192.

Refereed Chapters in Books, etc.

M. Blume, S.Flynn, A. Pareja-Lora, C. Foley, T. Caldwell, J. Reedy, J. Masci, & B. Lust (2019) Enabling New Collaboration and Research Capabilities in Language Sciences: Management of Language Acquisition Data ad Met-Data with the Data Transcription and Analysis Tool. In M. Blume, A. Pareja-Lora & B. Lust (Eds). Development of Linguistic Linked Open Data Resources for Collaborative Data: Intensive Research in the Language Sciences. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.

Berkes, É., & Flynn, S. (2013). Multilingualism: New perspectives on syntactic development. In W. C. Ritchie & T. K. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Second Edition (pp. 137-167). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Berkes, É., & Flynn, S. 2014. Multi-competence and Syntax. In V. Cook & L. Wei (Eds.), Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence. Cambridge University Press.

Berkes, É., & Flynn, S. 2014. Multilingual Acquisition of English: Development of Grammar Through Study of Null Anaphora in Learning and Using Multiple Languages: Current Findings from Research on Multilingualism. Editors: Pilar Safont and Laura Portolés Falomir Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

“Introduction. “ In Third Language Acquisition in Adults (2012). J. Cabrelli, S.Flynn and J. Rothman (Eds). Amsterdam. John Benjamins Press.

S. Flynn, C. Foley (2012) Native Language Influence in Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. Eds. J. Herschensohn and M. Young-Sholten. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

S. Flynn, E. Berkes (2012) Linguistic Theory and Theories of Multilingualism in Handbook of Bilingualism. Eds. T. Bhatia and W. Ritchie. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers: Oxford, University

“Constructing Adequate Language Documentation for Multifaceted Cross-Linguistic Data: A Case Study from a Virtual Center for Study of Language Acquisition” 2010. In L. Furbee & L. Grenoble (eds). Language Documentation. Philadephia: John Benjamins Press. (with B. Lust, M. Blume, E. Westbrooks & T. Tobin)

“Research Methodology in Second Language Acquisition from a Linguistic Perspective.” 2010. In T. Bhatia & W. Ritchie (eds.). The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. Emerald Press. Pp. 29-43. (With Claire Foley)

“First Language Acquisition of coordination: The mud puddle study and beyond.” 2009. In W. D. Lewis, S. Karimi, H. Harley, & S.O. Farrar (eds). Time and Again: Theoretical Perspectives on Formal Linguistics. Phiadelphia: John Benjamins Press: 151-176. (with B. Lust, y. Chin & B. Krawiec.

“UG and L3 Acquisition: New Insights and More Questions. 2009. In Y-K Leung (Ed). Third Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar. UK: Multilingual Matters. Pp. 71-89.

“Preliteracy Development: Bilinguals at Risk.” 2009. In M. Henerbry (Ed.) Selected Proceedings from Conference on First and Second Language. Department of Education, Oxford University. UK (available online)

“Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Brazilian-Portuguese L2 Acquisition of English.”. 2006. In N. Sagarra & A.J. Toribio (eds.). Selected Porceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. MA. Cascadilla Press. Pp. 229-240 (with S. Pacheco)

“Feature Account of Relative Clause Acquisition.” 2008. In J. Liceras, H. Zobl, & H. Goodluck (ed.s). The Role of Formal Features in Second Language Acquisition. New Jersey: LEA: pp.514-534. (With C. Foley & I. Vinnitskaya_

“Third Language Acquisition: Kazakh, Russian and English.” 2003. Selected Papers from GASLA, 2002. Cascadilla Press, Somerville, Ma.

”Simultaneous vs Sequential Third Language Acquisition Among Children.” In J. Cohen, K. McAlister, K. Rolstad, and J. MacSwan (eds). Selected Papers from the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Cascadilla Press: Somerville, Ma. CD-Rom edition

"A Minimalist Approach to Second Language Acquisition Solves a Dilemma of UG." 2002. (B. Lust]. Portraits of a Second Language Learner, V. Cook (Ed.). Multilingual Matters.

“Evaluation of Children’s L1 Knowledge.” 1999. (with B. Lust and Y-C Chien). In T. Bhatia and W. Ritchie (eds.). Handbook of L1 Acquisition. Academic Press: pp.427-451

“Why Japanese Object to L2 Objects.” 1997. (with J. Gair and O. Brown). In Cornell University Working Papers in Linguistics: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

“A Parameter Setting Approach to Second language Acquisition.” 1997 In T. Bhatia and W. Ritchie (Eds.) Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. Academic Press,: New York.

“L2 Acquisition Solves the Paradox in UG” (with B. Lust). 1997. In Chicago Linguistic Society Papers. (CLS 1997). University of Chicago, Chicago.

“Is There an Age Factor for Universal Grammar?” 1995. (with G. Martohardjono). In D. Singleton and Z. Lengyel (eds.). The Age Factor in Second Language Acquisition: A Critical Look at the Critical Period Hypothesis. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Pp. 135-153.

“Toward Theory Driven Language Pedagogy.” 1995. (with G. Martohardjono). In F. Eckman (Ed). Theory, Research and Pedagogy. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp.45-61.

“Language Transfer: What Do we Really Mean?” 1995. (with G. Martohardjono). In L. Eubank, L. Selinker and M. Sharwood Smith ( Eds.). The Current State of Interlanguage: Studies in the memory of William Rutherford. John Benjamins: The Netherlands. Pp.205-219.

“Mapping from the Initial State to the final State: The Separation of Universal Principles and Language Specific Principles.” 1994 (with G. Martohardjono). In B. Lust, M. Suñer, & J. Whitman (eds.). Heads, Projections and Learnability. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 319-337.

"Grammaticality Judgement Task and Elicited Imitation: Difference and Similarities in Evaluating Linguistic Competence." (with E. Munnich, G. Martohardjono) In Research Methodology in Second-Language Acquisition. (A. Cohen, S. Gass & E. Tarone (eds.)) Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 227-245.

"Interactions Between L2 learning and Linguistic Theory." F. Eckman (ed.), Confluence: Linguistics, L2 Acquisition, and Speech Pathology. John Benjamins Press, pp. 15-35, 1993.

"Marriage for Life: Theory, Research and Practice." In J. Alatis (ed.), Strategic Interaction: Theory, Research and Practice: Gurt 93. Georgetown University Press, Georgetown, pp. 148-162.

"Adult Next Language Acquisition and the Theory of Grammar." (with W. O'Neil) In Carlos P. Otero, Critical Assessment of Chomsky. Routledge Press.

"Linguistic Theory and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching." In K. de Bot, C. Kramsch, R. Ginsberg (eds.), Issues in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. John Benjamins Press, pp. 197-215, 1991.

"Age Dependent Effects in Language Acquisition: An Evaluation of `Critical Period' Hypotheses." (with S. Manuel). In L. Eubank (ed.), Point/Counterpoint: Universal Grammar in the Second Language. John Benjamins Press, pp.118-145, 1991.

"Government-Binding: Parameter Setting in Second Language Acquisition." In C. Ferguson and T. Huebner, Crosscurrents in Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theories. John Benjamins Press, pp. 143-167, 1991

"Linguistic Theory and Language Pedagogy: Debunking the Myths." In J. Alatis (ed.), Linguistics and Language Pedagogy: The State of the Art. Georgetown University Press, pp. 529-547, 1991.

"Theory, Research and Practice: Strange or Blissful Bedfellows?" In J. Alatis (ed.), Theory, Research and Practice: GURT: 1990. 1990.

"Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Speakers' Acquisition of English Relative Clauses: New Evidence for the Head-direction Parameter." In K. Hyltenstam and L. Obler (eds.), Bilingualism Across the Lifespan. Cambridge University Press, pp. 116-131, 1989.

"The Role of the Head-initial/Head-final Parameter in the Acquisition of English Relative Clauses by Adult Spanish and Japanese Speakers." In S. Gass and J. Schachter (eds.), Linguistic Perspectives on Second language Acquisition. Cambridge University Press, pp.89-108, 1989.

"Grammatical Theory and Second Language Acquisition." In F. Newmeyer (ed.), Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey, Vol. 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 53-73, 1988.

"What Children Know: Comparison of Experimental Methods for the Study of First Language Acquisition." (with B. Lust and Y-C Chien) in B. Lust (ed.), Studies in the Acquisition of Anaphora: Defining the Constraints, Vol. 2. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, pp. 271-356, 1987.

"L2 Acquisition of Pronoun Anaphora: Resetting the Parameter." In B. Lust (ed.), Studies in the Acquisition of Anaphora: Defining the Constraints, Vol. 2. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, pp. 227-243, 1987.

"Acquisition of Null and Pronominal Anaphora in English by L1 Learners." (with B. Lust, L. Solan, C. Cross, and E. Schuetz) in B. Lust (ed.), Studies in the Acquisition of Anaphora: Defining the Constraints, Vol. 1. Dordrecht: Reidel Press. (Expanded version of 1980 NELS paper), 1986.

"A Universal in L2 Acquisition Based on a PBD Typology." In F. Eckman, L. Bell, and D. Nelson (eds.), Universals of Second Language Acquisition, Rowley, MA: Newbury House Publishers, pp. 75-87, 1984.

"Differences between First and Second Language Acquisition." In D. Rogers and J. Sloboda (eds.), Acquisition of Symbolic Skills. London & New York, Plenum Press, pp. 485-500, 1983.

"The Effects of First Language Branching Direction on the Acquisition of a Second Language." In W. Harbert and J. Herschensohn (eds.), Working Papers. Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Cornell University, pp. 50-62, 1981.

"A Comparison of the Acquisition of Null and Pronominal Anaphora in English." (with B. Lust, L. Solan, C. Cross, and E. Schuetz.) In Proceedings of NELS XI. Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts, pp. 205-218, 1980.

"Acquisition of Relative Clauses: A Preliminary Report." (with B. Lust) in W. Harbert (ed.), Working Papers. Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Cornell University, pp. 33-45, 1980.

"Coordination: The Role of Syntactic, Pragmatic and Processing Factors in First Language Acquisition." (with B. Lust, Y-C Chien, and T. Clifford) in Papers and Reports on Child Language Development, Vol. 19, pp. 79-87, 1980.