Publications of ISLE members (2018 ff.)





Rauber, Ramona, Kranstauber, Bart, & Manser, Manser. (2020). Call order within vocal sequences of meerkats contains temporary contextual and individual information. BMC biology, 18(1), 1-11.

Collier, Katie, Radford, Andrew N., Stoll, SabineWatson, Stuart K., Manser, Marta, Bickel, Balthasar, & Townsend, Simon W. (2020). Dwarf mongoose alarm calls: investigating a complex non-human animal call. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1935), 20192514.

Garcia, Maxime & Ravignani, Andrea. (2020). Acoustic allometry and vocal learning in mammals Biology Letters (16): 20200081. DOI:

Urban Mathias & Barbieri Chiara. 2020. North and South in the ancient Central Andes: Contextualizing the archaeological record with evidence from linguistics and molecular anthropology. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 60: 101233 

Garcia, Maxime & Manser, Marta. (2020). Bound for Specific Sounds: Vocal Predisposition in Animal Communication. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

Gampe, Anja; Hartmann, Leonie; Daum, Moritz M (2020). Dynamic interaction patterns of monolingual and bilingual infants with their parents. Journal of Child Language, 47(1):45-63.



Antognini, Katharina; Daum, Moritz M (2019). Toddlers show sensorimotor activity during auditory verb processing. Neuropsychologia, 126:82-91.

Bickel, B. & J. Nichols, in press. There is no significant typological difference between hunter-gatherer and other languages. In Güldemann, T., P. McConvell, & R. Rhodes (eds.) The language of hunter-gatherers: global and historical perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ACCEPTED DRAFT

Blasi, D E ; Moran, Steven ; Moisik, S R ; Widmer, P ; Dediu, D ; Bickel, B (2019). Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration. Science, 363(6432):eaav3218.

Bleiker, Marco; Gampe, Anja; Daum, Moritz M (2019). Effects of the Type of Childcare on Toddlers’ Motor, Social, Cognitive, and Language Skills. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 78:81-90.

Engesser, Sabrina ; Holub, Jennifer L ; O'Neill, Louis G ; Russell, Andrew F ; Townsend, Simon W (2019). Chestnut-crowned babbler calls are composed of meaningless shared building blocks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Engesser, Sabrina ; Townsend, Simon W (2019). Combinatoriality in the vocal systems of nonhuman animals. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 10(4):e1493.

Gampe, Anja; Wermelinger, Stephanie; Daum, Moritz M (2019). Bilingual Children Adapt to the Needs of Their Communication Partners, Monolinguals Do Not. Child Development, 90(1):98-107.

Giroud, Nathalie; Keller, Matthias; Hirsiger, Sarah; Dellwo, Volker; Meyer, Martin (2019). Bridging the brain structure – brain function gap in prosodic speech processing in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 80:116-126.

Keller, Matthias; Neuschwander, Pia; Meyer, Martin (2019). When right becomes less right: Neural dedifferentiation during suprasegmental speech processing in the aging brain. NeuroImage, 189(April):886-895.

Maffongelli, Laura; D'Ausilio, Alessandro; Fadiga, Luciano; Daum, Moritz M (2019). The Ontogenesis of Action Syntax. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1):21.

Rufener, Katharina Simone; Krauel, Kerstin; Meyer, Martin; Heinze, Hans-Jochen; Zaehle, Tino (2019). Transcranial electrical stimulation improves phoneme processing in developmental dyslexia. Brain Stimulation, 12(4):930-937.



Arbib, M. A. ; Aboitiz, F. ; Burkart, J. ; Corballis, M. ; Coudé,G. ; Hecht, E. ; Liebal, K. ; Myowa-Yamakoshi, M. ; Pustejovsky, J. ; Putt, S. ; Rossano, F. ; Russon, A. E. ; Schoenemann, P. T. ; Seifert, U. ; Semendeferi, K. ; Sinha, C. ; Stout, D. ; Volterra, V. ; Wacewicz, S. ; Wilson, B. (2018). The comparative neuroprimatology 2018 (CNP-2018) road map for research on how the brain got language. Interaction Studies, 19, 371-388.

Burkart, Judith M ; Guerreiro Martins, Eloisa ; Miss, Fabia ; Zürcher, Yvonne (2018).From sharing food to sharing information: Cooperative breeding and language evolution. Interaction Studies : Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, 19(1/2):136-150.

Derungs, Curdin ; Köhl, Martina ; Weibel, Robert ; Bickel, Balthasar (2018). Environmental factors drive language density more in food-producing than in hunter–gatherer populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 285(1885):20172851.

Gampe, Anja; Kurthen, Ira; Daum, Moritz M (2018). BILEX: A new tool measuring bilingual children’s lexicons and translational equivalents. First Language, 38(3):263-283.

Maffongelli, Laura; Antognini, Katharina; Daum, Moritz M (2018). Syntactical regularities of action sequences in the infant brain: when structure matters. Developmental Science, 21(6):e12682.

Seifart, Frank ; Strunk, Jan ; Danielsen, Swintha ; Hartmann, Iren ; Pakendorf, Brigitte ; Wichmann, Søren ; Witzlack-Makarevich, Alena ; de Jong, Nivja H ; Bickel, Balthasar (2018). Nouns slow down speech across structurally and culturally diverse languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, (201800708):1-6.

Townsend, Simon W ; Engesser, Sabrina ; Stoll, Sabine ; Zuberbühler, Klaus ; Bickel, Balthasar (2018). Compositionality in animals and humans. PLoS Biology, 16(8):e2006425.

Zürcher, Y. ; Willms, E. P. ; Burkart, J. M. (in rev). Translocation experiments show dialects are socially learned in marmoset monkeys. PlosOne.