In press

  • Wienholz, A., Nuhbalaoglu, D., Mani, N., Herrmann, A., Onea, E., & Steinbach, M. Pointing to the right side? An ERP study on anaphora resolution in German sign language. PLOS One
  • Mani, N., & Ackermann, L. Why do children learn the words they do? Child Development Perspectives. 
  • Von Holzen, K., Fennell, C.T., & Mani, N. The impact of cross-language phonological overlap on bilingual and monolingual toddlers' word recognition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.


  • Schreiner, M., & Mani, N. Listen up! Developmental differences in the impact of IDS on speech segmentation. Cognition, 160, 98-102.
  • Brase, J., & Mani, N. Effects of learning context on the acquisition and processing of emotional words in bilinguals. Emotion, 17, 628-639.
  • Mani, N., & Borovsky, A. Building a lexical network. In Westermann, G., & Mani, N. (Eds.) Early word learning. Taylor and Francis Psychology Press: Oxford
  • Westermann, G., & Mani, N. Early Word Learning. Current Issues in Developmental Psychology series. Taylor and Francis.


  • Kriukova, O., & Mani, N. Processing metrical information in silent reading: An ERP study. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 7, 1432.
  • Kriukova, O., & Mani, N. The strong, the weak and the first: The impact of phonological stress on processing of orthographic errors in silent readingBrain Research, 1636, 208-218.
  • Kohlstedt, T., & Mani, N. The influence of increasing discourse context on L1 and L2 spoken language processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, doi:10.1017/S1366728916001139
  • Mani, N., & Paetzold, W. Sixteen-month-old German infants segment words from infant and adult-directed speech. Language Learning and Development, 12, 499-508.
  • Schreiner, M., Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Mani, N. Early speech segmentation in naturalistic environments: Limited effects of speech register. Infancy, 21, 625-647.
  • Bobb, S., Huettig, F., & Mani, N. Predicting visual information during sentence processing: Toddlers activate an object's shape before it is mentioned. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 151:51-64.
  • Altvater-Mackensen, N., Mani, N., & Grossmann, T. Audiovisual speech perception in infancy: The influence of vowel identity and infants' productive abilities on sensitivity to (mis)matches between auditory and visual speech cues. Developmental Psychology, 52, 191-204.
  • Mani, N, Daum, M.M., & Huettig, F. "Pro-active" in many ways: Developmental evidence for a dynamic pluralistic approach to prediction. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • Steinbach, M., Mani, N., & Schlesewsky, M. Gestörte und ungestörte Verarbeitung von Gebärdensprachen. In Domahs, U., & Primus, B. (Eds.) Handbuch Laut Gebärde Buchstabe. De Gruyter Mouton: Berlin.
  • Bobb, S.C., Drummon Nauck, L.Y., Altvater-Mackensen, N., Von Holzen, K., & Mani, N. Listening with your cohort: Do bilingual toddlers co-activate cohorts from both languages when hearing words in one language alone? In Schwieter, J.W. (Ed.) Cognitive control and consequences in the multilingual mind. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.


  • Huettig, F., & Mani, N. Is prediction necessary to understand language? Probably not. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 19-31, doi:10.1080/23273798.2015.1072223
  • Altvater-Mackensen, N., & Mani, N. Phonological features mediate object-label retrieval and word recognition in the visual world paradigm. In Mishra, R. K.,Srinivasan, N., & Huettig, F. (Eds.) Attention and Vision in Language Processing. Springer.







  • Mani, N., & Plunkett, K. 14-month-olds pay attention to vowels in novel wordsDevelopmental Science, 11, 53-59. .
  • Mani, N., Coleman, J., & Plunkett, K. Phonological specificity of vocalic features at 18-monthsLanguage and Speech, 51, 3-21.
  • Mani, N., & Plunkett. K. Graded sensitivity to mispronunciations of vocalic features in early words. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Cascadilla Press, Boston, 263-274.
  • Mani, N. & Plunkett, K.  Phonological priming in infancy. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, USA.



  • Mani, N.  The role of prosody in parsing ambiguous sentences. Speech Prosody, pp. 301-304.
  • Mani, N.  Prosody and syntax in parsing ambiguous sentences. Proceedings of the 13th Manchester PG Linguistics Conference, 89-95.



  • Mani, N. (2006). The Role of Prosody in Parsing Ambiguous Sentences. Doctoral Dissertation: Oxford.


Last updated 20.03.2018