Erica Cartmill


Assistant Professor
Ph.D.: University of St. Andrews
Primary Area: Developmental Psychology
Home Department: Anthropology
Address: 396 Haines Hall
Phone: (310) 825-5679

Research and Teaching Interests:

Language development, evolution of language, gesture, embodied cognition, animal communication, parent-child interaction, language and thought, comparative cognition

Representative Publications:

Cartmill, E.A., Novack, M., Rissman, L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (in press) The emergence of iconic features in co-speech gesture and homesign. Language, Interaction, and Acquisition.

Cartmill, E.A., (2016) Mind the gap: Assessing and addressing the word gap in early education. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) 3(2), 185-193.

Cartmill, E.A., Hunsicker, D., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2014) Pointing and naming are not redundant: Children use gesture to modify nouns before they can modify nouns in speech. Developmental Psychology. DOI 10.1037/a0036003

Cartmill, E.A.Armstrong, B., Gleitman, L., Goldin-Meadow, S., Medina, T. N., & Trueswell, J. (2013) Quality of early parent input predicts child vocabulary 3 years later. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(28), 11278-11283. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1309518110

Cartmill, E.A., Beilock, S., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2012) A word in the hand: action, gesture, and mental representation in humans and non-human primates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B.367, 129-143.