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Judith Goodman, Ph.D.

Judith Goodman

Communication Science and Disorders

Associate Professor, Chair

Phone: (573) 882-8407
Fax: (573) 884-8686

301 Lewis Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Chicago, Dissertation: The Development of Context Effects in Spoken Word Recognition.

Classes Taught

  • CSD 1060/Anthro 1060/Linguistics 1060 - Introduction to Human Language
  • CSD 3020/Psych 3810 (Writing Intensive) - Normal Language Acquisition
  • Speech Perception
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Individual Differences in Language Acquisition

Research Interests

  • Early language acquisition
  • Lexical development
  • Language acquisition in autistic children


  • Goodman, J.C., Dale, P.S., & Li, P. (2008). Does frequency count? Parental input and the acquisition of vocabulary. Journal of Child Language, 35, 515 – 531.

  • Goodman, J. C. & Sethuraman, N. (2006). Interactions in the development of constructions and the acquisition of word meanings. In E. V. Clark & B. F. Kelly (Eds.) Constructions in Acquisition. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

  • Dale, P. S., & Goodman, J. C. (2005). Commonality and individual differences in vocabulary growth. In M. Tomasello & D. I. Slobin (Eds.). Beyond Nature-Nurture: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Bates. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

  • Bates, E. & Goodman, J. C. (2001). On the inseparability of grammar and the lexicon:  Evidence from acquisition, aphasia and real time processing.  In M. Tomasello & E. Bates (Eds.) Language development:  The essential readings. Malden, MA, US: Blackwell Publishers. (pp. 134 – 162) (Reprinted from Language and Cognitive Processes, (1997), 12, 507-586).

  • Fenson, L., Bates, E., Dale, P., Goodman, J., Reznick, J. S., & Thal, D. (2000).  Measuring variability in early child language:  Don’t shoot the messenger.  Child Development, 71, 323 – 328.

  • Bates, E. & Goodman, J. C.  (1999).On the emergence of grammar from the lexicon.  In B. MacWhinney (Ed.), The emergence of language.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum.

  • Goodman, J. C., McDonough, L. and Brown, N. (1998). The role of semantic context and memory in the acquisition of novel nouns.  Child Development, 69, 1330-1344.

  • Bates, E. & Goodman, J.C. (1997). On the inseperability of grammar and the lexicon: Evidence from acquisition, aphasia and real time processing. Language and Cognitive Processes, 12, 507 – 586.

  • Marchman, V., Plunkett, K., and Goodman, J.C. (1997). Overregularization in English plural and past tense inflectional morphology:  A response to Marcus (1995).  Journal of Child Language., 24, 767-779.

  • Thal, D., Bates, E., Goodman, J. & Jahn-Samilo, J. (1997). Early identification of language delay using parental report.  In D. Thal & J. Reilly, (Eds.)  Special issue on Origins of Communication Disorders.  Developmental Neuropsychology , 13, 239-273.

  • Goodman, J. C., Lee, L., and de Groot, J.  (1994) Developing theories of speech perception:  Constraints from developmental data.  In J. C. Goodman and H. C. Nusbaum (Eds.) The Development of Speech Perception:  Transitions from Speech Sounds to Spoken Words.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.  

  • Goodman, J. C. and Nusbaum, H. C. (Eds.). (1994). The Development of Speech Perception: Transitions from Speech Sounds to Spoken Words. Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.