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Publikationen: Spracherwerb


Szendrői, K., Schumacher, R., Fritzsche, T., & Höhle, B. (2017). Acquisition of quantifier raising of a universal across an existential: Evidence from German. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2(1), 46. doi:10.5334/gjgl.261

Szendrői, K., Bernard, C., Berger, F., Gervain, J., & Höhle, B. (2017). Acquisition of prosodic focus marking by English, French, and German three-, four-, five- and six-year-olds. Journal of Child Language. doi:10.1017/S0305000917000071

Boll-Avetisyan, N., Bhatara, A., & Höhle, B. (2017). Effects of musicality on the perception of rhythmic structure in speech. Laboratory Phonology, Special Collection on "Prosodic Variability", in press.

Tamási, K., McKean, C., Gafos, A., Fritzsche, T., & Höhle, B. (2017). Pupillometry registers toddlers' sensitivity to degrees of mispronunciation. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 153, 140-148. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2016.07.014


Abboub, N., Boll-Avetisyan, N., Bhatara, A., Höhle, B., & Nazzi, T. (2016). An exploration of rhythmic grouping of speech sequences by French- and German-learning infants. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(292). doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00292

Bhatara, A., Laukka, P., Boll-Avetisyan, N., Granjon, L., Anger Elfenbein, H., & Bänziger, T. (2016). Second Language Ability and Emotional Prosody Perception, PLoS ONE, 11(6), e0156855. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156855

Holzgrefe-Lang, J., Wellmann, C., Petrone, C., Räling, R., Truckenbrodt, H., Höhle, B., & Wartenburger, I. (2016). How pitch change and final lengthening cue boundary perception in German: Converging evidence from ERPs and prosodic judgements. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(7), 904-920. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1157195

Höhle, B., Fritzsche, T., & Müller, A. (2016). Children’s comprehension of sentences with focus particles and the role of cognitive control: An eye tracking study with German-learning 4-year-olds. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0149870. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149870

Boll-Avetisyan, N., & Kager, R. (2016). Is speech processing influenced by abstract or detailed phonotactic representations? The case of the Obligatory Contour Principle. Lingua, 171, 74–91. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2015.11.008

Bijeljac-Babic, R., Höhle, B., & Nazzi, T. (2016). Early Prosodic Acquisition in Bilingual Infants: The Case of the Perceptual Trochaic Bias. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, e30843. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00210

Boll-Avetisyan, N., Bhatara, A.,  Unger, A., Nazzi, T., & Höhle, B. (2016). Effects of experience with L2 and music on rhythmic grouping by French listeners. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(5), 971–986. doi:10.1017/S1366728915000425

Bhatara, A., Boll-Avetisyan, N., Agus, T, Höhle, B., & Nazzi, T. (2016). Language experience affects grouping of musical instrument sounds. Cognitive Science, 40(7), 1816–1830. doi:10.1111/cogs.12300


Fritzsche, T., & Höhle, B. (2015). Phonological and lexical mismatch detection in 30-month-olds and adults measured by pupillometry. In: The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. Paper number 0339.

Adani, F., & Fritzsche, T. (2015). On the relation between implicit and explicit measures of child language development: Evidence from relative clause processing in 4-year-olds and adults. In: E. Grillo &  K. Jepson (Eds.). Proceedings of the 39th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 1, pp. 14–26). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.



Boll-Avetisyan, N., & Kager, R. (2014). OCP-Place in speech segmentation. Language and Speech, 57(3), 394-421. doi:10.1177/0023830913508074

Höhle, B., Pauen, S., Hesse, V., & Weissenborn, J. (2014). Discrimination of rhythmic pattern at 4 months and language performance at 5 years: A longitudinal analysis of data from German-learning children. Language Learning, 64, 141–164. doi:10.1111/lang.12075

Brandt-Kobele, O.-C., & Höhle, B. (2014). The detection of subject–verb agreement violations by German-speaking children: An eye-tracking study. Lingua, 144, 7-20. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2013.12.008

Höhle, B., Hörnig, R., Weskott, T., Knauf, S., & Krüger, A. (2014). Effects of focus and definiteness on children's word order: Evidence from German five-year-olds' reproductions of double object constructions. Journal of Child Language, 41(4), 780-810. doi:10.1017/S0305000913000196



Holzgrefe, J., Wellmann, C., Petrone, C., Truckenbrodt, H., Höhle, B., & Wartenburger, I. (2013). Brain response to prosodic boundary cues depends on boundary position. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(421). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00421

Bhatara, A., Boll-Avetisyan, N., Unger, A., Nazzi, T., & Höhle, B. (2013). Native language affects rhythmic grouping of speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5), 3828-3843. doi:10.1121/1.4823848

Bijeljac-Babic, R., Serres, J., Höhle, B., & Nazzi, T. (2013). Effect of bilingualism on the perception of lexical stress in 6-month-old French-learning infants. In S. Baiz, N. Goldman & R. Hawkes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 1, pp. 24-35). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Ott, S., & Höhle, B. (2013). Verb inflection in German-learning children with typical and atypical language acquisition: The impact of subsyllabic frequencies. Journal of Child Language, 40(1), 169-192. doi:10.1017/S030500091200027X


Wellmann, C., Holzgrefe, J., Truckenbrodt, H., Wartenburger, I., & Höhle, B. (2012). How each prosodic boundary cue matters: Evidence from German infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(580). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00580

Boll-Avetisyan, N. (2012). Phonotactics and its Acquisition, Representation, and Use: An Experimental-Phonological Study. Doctoral dissertation. Utrecht: LOT Publications. LOT Dissertation series 298.

Bijeljac-Babic, R., Serres, J., Höhle, B., & Nazzi, T. (2012). Effect of bilingualism on lexical stress pattern discrimination in French-learning infants. PLoS ONE, 7(2), e30843. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030843

Berger, F., & Höhle, B. (2012). Restrictions on addition: Children’s interpretation of the focus particles auch (‘also’) and nur (‘only’) in German. Journal of Child Language, 39, 383-410. doi:10.1017/S0305000911000122


Schröder, C., & Höhle, B. (2011). Prosodische Wahrnehmung im frühen Spracherwerb. Sprache – Stimme – Gehör, 35, e91-e98.


Brandt-Kobele, O.-C., & Höhle, B. (2010). What asymmetries within comprehension reveal about asymmetries between comprehension and production: The case of verb inflection in language acquisition. Lingua, 120(8), 1910-1925. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2010.02.008



Höhle, B. (2009). Bootstrapping mechanisms in first language acquisition. Linguistics, 47(2), 359-382. doi:10.1515/LING.2009.013

Höhle, B., Berger, F., Müller, A., Schmitz, M., & Weissenborn, J. (2009). Focus particles in children's language: Production and comprehension of auch 'also' in German learners from 1 year to 4 years of age. Language Acquisition, 16(1), 36-66. doi:10.1080/10489220802584550

Höhle, B., Bijeljac-Babic, R., Herold, B., Weissenborn, J., & Nazzi, T. (2009). Language specific prosodic preferences during the first half year of life: Evidence from German and French infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 32(3), 262-274. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2009.03.004

Bartels, S., Darcy, I., & Höhle, B. (2009). Schwa syllables facilitate word segmentation for 9-month-old German-learning infants. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord, & G.-M. Rheiner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 1, pp. 73-84). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Müller, A., Höhle, B., Schmitz, M., & Weissenborn, J. (2009). Information structural constraints on children's early language production: The acquisition of the focus particle auch ('also') in German-learning 12- to 36-month-olds. First Language, 29(4), 373-399. doi:10.1177/0142723709105314

2008 und davor

Herold, B., Höhle, B., Walch, E., Weber, T., & Obladen, M. (2008). Impaired word stress pattern discrimination in very-low-birthweight infants during the first 6 months of life. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 50(9), 678-683. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8749.2008.03055.x

Höhle, B., Schmitz, M., Santelmann, L. M., & Weissenborn, J. (2006). The recognition of discontinuous verbal dependencies by German 19-month-olds: Evidence for lexical and structural influences on children's early processing capacities. Language Learning and Development, 2(4), 277-300. doi:10.1207/s15473341lld0204_3

Höhle, B., van de Vijver, R., & Weissenborn, J. (2006). Word processing at 19 months at its relation to language performance at 30 months: A retrospective analysis of data from German learning children. Advances in Speech and Language Pathology, 8(4), 356-363. doi:10.1080/14417040600970614

Ott, S., van de Vijver, R., & Höhle, B. (2006). The effect of phonotactic constraints in German-speaking children with delayed phonological acquisition: Evidence from production of word-initial consonant clusters. Advances in Speech and Language Pathology, 8(4), 323-334. doi:10.1080/14417040600970622

Höhle, B. (2005). Der Einstieg in die Grammatik: Spracherwerb während des ersten Lebensjahres. Forum Logopädie, 6(19), 16-21.

Höhle, B., Weissenborn, J., Kiefer, D., Schulz, A., & Schmitz, M. (2004). Functional elements in infants' speech processing: The role of determiners in the syntactic categorization of lexical elements. Infancy, 5(3), 341-353. doi:10.1207/s15327078in0503_5

Höhle, B., & Weissenborn, J. (2003). German-learning infants' ability to detect unstressed closed-class elements in continuous speech. Developmental Science, 6(2), 122-127. doi:10.1111/1467-7687.00261

Höhle, B. (2002). Der Einstieg in die Grammatik: Die Rolle der Phonologie/Syntax-Schnittstelle für Sprachverarbeitung und Spracherwerb. Habilitationsschrift. Freie Universität Berlin.