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VITA
BARBARA CLAIRE MALT

Department of Psychology

17 Memorial Drive East

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610) 758 4797

barbara.malt@lehigh.edu

Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1983 1985.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Science Program, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1982 1983.

Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, September 1982.

B.A., Psychology, Magna cum Laude and with Honors in Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, June 1978.



Professional Experience

Director, Cognitive Science Program, Lehigh University, 2015 -

Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Temple University, 2014-2015

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Lehigh University, 2010-2012

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2008

Chair, Department of Psychology, Lehigh University, 1999-2000, 2002-2006

Visiting Scholar, Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University, 2000-2001

Professor of Psychology, Lehigh University, 1998-

Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 1995-2000 and 2011-

Consulting Editor, Frontiers in Psychology: Language Science, 2010-2016

Consulting Editor, Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology, 2010-2016

Consulting Editor, Cognition, 2008-

Consulting Editor, Memory & Cognition, 2007-2010

Consulting Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 1989-1995, 2006-2010

Visiting Scholar, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, 1992-1993

Associate Professor of Psychology, Lehigh University, 1991 1998

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lehigh University, 1985 1991

Ad hoc reviewer: Acta Psychologica; American Psychologist; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Behavior Research Methods; Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Bilingualism: Language and Cognition; Child Development; Cognition; Cognitive Psychology; Cognitive Science; Developmental Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology; Group Processes and Intergroup Relations; Journal of Memory and Language; Journal of East Asian Linguistics; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition; Language; Language and Cognitive Processes; Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience; Language Learning and Development; Language Sciences; Memory & Cognition; Lingua; Philosophical Psychology; Psychological Review; Psychological Science; Psychology and Aging; Psychonomic Bulletin and Review; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Social Cognition

Ad hoc reviewer: Cognitive Science Society Conference

Member, Eastern Psychological Association Program Committee, 2008-2010

Member, Cognitive Science Society Conference Program Committee, 2004, 2005

Member, Cognitive Science Society Marr Prize Selection Committee, 2004

Ad hoc reviewer: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Economic and Social Science Research Council of Great Britain, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

NIH Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes Special Emphasis Panel, June, 2004 and March, 2005

Member, NSF Science of Learning Centers site visit review panel, January, 2004

NIMH Special Review Panel, January 1990, October 1996, and December 2003

NIDCD Special Review Panel, July 2003

Member, APA Board of Educational Affairs review panel, Innovations in Graduate Education awards, 2003, 2004

Member, NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement review panel, 1995

Advisory board, Sage Handbook of Cognition


Honors and Awards
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Fellow, American Psychological Association

Fellow, Eastern Psychological Association

Fellow, Psychonomic Society

Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, sabbatical support award, 1992

NIMH Postdoctoral Traineeship, 1983 1985

Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Science, 1982 1983

Walkley Prize in Psychology, Wesleyan University, 1978

NSF Undergraduate Research Participation Fellowship, Wesleyan University, summer, 1977
Research Interests
language-thought interface

linguistic diversity and convergence in naming

theories of word meaning

word learning in first and second languages

bilingualism

comprehension and use of reference

numeral classifier systems

concept structure

theories of categorization

folk classification in non-Western cultures




Grants Funded

“Dynamic Updating of Native Speaker Knowledge”. Language Learning, 2015-2016, $10,000.

“Collaborative Research: Cross-language lexical interaction (Ping Li, co-PI). National Science Foundation grant, 2011-2015, $482,987.

“Words and the world: How words capture human experience” (Phil Wolff, co-PI). National Science Foundation conference grant, 2005, $23,658

“Conceptual and linguistic categories of human motion.” American Philosophical Society sabbatical award, 2000-2001, $40,000

“Conceptual and linguistic categories of human motion.” James McKeen Cattell sabbatical award, 2000-2001, $25,000 (declined to accept APS sabbatical award)

"Concept structure and category boundaries." (S. Sloman, sub-contractor). NIMH R01, 1996-2000, $410,000

"Words and concepts" National Science Foundation grant, 1989 1991, $75,000

"The mental representation of categories" BRSG grant, summer, 1989, $2,000

"The mental representation of categories" BRSG grant, summer, 1988, $1,000

"Prototype and exemplar strategies in categorization" NIMH R03, 1986 1987, $15,000


Association Memberships
Association for Psychological Science

American Psychological Association

Cognitive Science Society

Psychonomic Society

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Eastern Psychological Association

Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (1999-2006)

Courses Taught
Introductory Cognitive Science (undergraduate)

Introductory Psychology (undergraduate)

Experimental Research Methods and Laboratory (undergraduate)

Cognitive Psychology (undergraduate and graduate)

Seminar in Cognition (undergraduate)

Cognition in Practice and Policy (undergraduate)

Psychology of Language (undergraduate)

Language, Culture, and Society (undergraduate 1st year seminar)

Special Topics in Cognition (graduate):

Concepts and Categories

Higher Cognitive Processes

Cross-linguistic Approaches to Language and Cognition (co-instructor)



Book

Malt, B. C. and Wolff, P. (Eds.) (2010). Words and the mind: How words capture human experience. New York: Oxford University Press.



Publications and Papers
Kilic, O. & Malt, B. C. (under review). The effect of L2 English on Turkish native speakers’ phonotactic judgments.
White, A., Malt, B.C., & Storms, G. (under review). Convergence in the bilingual lexicon: A pre-registered replication study.
Xu, Y., Malt, B.C., & Srinivasan, M. (under review). Evolution of word meanings through metaphorical mappings: Systematicity over the past millennium.

Malt, B. C. & Lebkuecher, A. (in press). Representation and process in bilingual lexical interaction. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. DOI:10.1017/S1366728916000584

Malt, B.C. Jobe, R. L., Li, P., Pavlenko, A., & Ameel, E. (2016). What constrains simultaneous mastery of first and second language word use? International Journal of Bilingualism, 20, 684-699.

Fang, S-Y, Zinszer, B. D., Malt, B.C., & Li, P. (2016). Bilingual object naming: A connectionist model. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science. 7:644. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00644
Malt, B.C., White, A., Ameel, E., & Storms, G. (2016). Learning the language of locomotion: Do children use biomechanical structure to constrain hypotheses about word meaning? Language Learning and Development, 12, 357-379. DOI: 10.1080/15475441.2016.1171152
Xu, Y., Regier, T., & Malt, B.C. (2015). Historical semantic chaining and efficient communication: The case of container names. Cognitive Science, 1-14. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12312
Xu, Y., Regier, T., & Malt, B.C. (2015). Semantic chaining and efficient communication: The case of container names. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2709-2714). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [Winner of the 2015 Cognitive Science Conference Computational Modeling Prize in Language]

Fang, S-Y., Zinszer, B. D., Malt, B.C., & Li, P. (2015). A computational model of bilingual lexical convergence. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 656-661). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Malt. B. C. Concepts and semantic memory (2015). In R. A. Scott and S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
Malt, B.C. (2015). Words as names for objects, actions, relations, and properties. In J. R. Taylor (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Word (pp. 320-333). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Storms, G., Ameel, E., & Malt, B. C. (2015). Development of cross-language lexical influence. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Special Issue on Language Diversity and Bilingual Processing), 18, 529-547.
Malt, B.C., Gennari, S.P., Imai, M., Ameel, E., Saji, N., & Majid, A. (2015). Where are the concepts? What words can and can’t reveal. In E. Margolis and S. Laurence (Eds.), The Conceptual Mind: New Directions (pp. 291-326). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Malt, B.C., Li, P., Pavlenko, A., Zhu, H., & Ameel, E. (2015). Bidirectional lexical interaction in late immersed Mandarin-English bilinguals. Journal of Memory and Language, 82, 86-104.
Zinszer, B. D., Malt, B.C., Ameel, E, & Li, P. (2014). Native-likeness in second language lexical categorization reflects individual language history and linguistic community norms. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 5, 1-16. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01203

Zhu, H. and Malt, B .C. (2014). Cross-linguistic evidence for cognitive foundations of polysemy. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 934-939). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Ameel, E., Malt, B.C., and Storms, G. (2014). Steps along a continuum of word knowledge: Later lexical development through the lens of receptive judgments. Language Learning and Development, 10, 234-262.
Malt, B.C., Gennari, S.P., Imai, M., Ameel, E., Saji, N., & Majid, A. (2014). Human locomotion in languages: Constraints on moving and meaning. Journal of Memory and Language, 74, 107-123.
Malt, B. C., Li, P., Ameel, E., Pavlenko, A., & Zhu, H. (2013). Language dominance modulates cross-language lexical interaction in late immersed bilinguals. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Malt, B.C. and Majid, A. (2013). How thought is mapped into words. WIREs Cognitive Science, 4, 583–597.
Malt, B.C. (2013). Context sensitivity and insensitivity in object naming. Language and Cognition, 5, 81-97.
Malt, B.C. & Paquet, M. (2013). The real deal: What judgments of really reveal about how people think about artifacts. Memory & Cognition, 41, 354-364.

Ameel, E., Storms, G., & Malt, B.C. (2011). Mowgli in the jungle of words: Comprehension and later lexical development. In Proceedings of the 33th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2018 – 2023). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Malt, B.C., Ameel, E., Gennari, S., Imai, M., Saji, N., & Majid, A. (2011). Do words reveal concepts? In Proceedings of the 33th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 519-524). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Pavlenko, A. & Malt, B.C. (2011). Kitchen Russian: Cross-linguistic differences and first-language object naming by Russian-English bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 14, 19-45.
Malt, B. C. & Ameel, E. (2011). The art and science of bilingual object naming. In A. Pavlenko (Ed.), Thinking and speaking in two languages (pp. 170-197). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Malt, B.C. (2010). Why we should do without concepts. Mind and Language, 25, 622-633.
Khetarpal, N., Majid, A., Malt, B., Sloman, S., & Regier, T. (2010). Similarity judgments reflect both language and cross-language tendencies: Evidence from two semantic domains. Proceedings of the 32th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 358-363). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Malt, B.C. (2010). Naming artifacts: Patterns and processes. In B. Ross (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation: Advances in research and theory (pp. 1-38). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Wolff, P. and Malt, B. C. (2010). The language-thought interface: An introduction. In B.C. Malt and P. Wolff (Eds.), Words and the mind: How words capture human experience (pp. 3-15). New York: Oxford University Press.

Malt, B.C., Gennari, S., and Imai, M. (2010). Lexicalization patterns and the world-to-words mapping. In B.C. Malt and P. Wolff (Eds.), Words and the mind: How words capture human experience (pp. 29-57). New York: Oxford University Press.
Gao, Y. & Malt, B.C. (2009). Mental representation and cognitive consequences of Chinese individual classifiers. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 1124-1179.
Malt, B.C. and Pavlenko, A. (2009). Kitchen Russian: First-language object naming by Russian-English bilinguals. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Ameel, E., Malt, B. C., Storms, G., & van Assche, F. (2009). Semantic convergence in the bilingual lexicon. Journal of Memory and Language, 60, 270-290.
Malt, B.C. & Paquet, M. (2008). The real deal: What judgments of really reveal about how people think about artifacts. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, and V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 247-252). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Ameel, E., Storms, G., Malt, B.C. & Van Assche (2008). Semantic convergence in the bilingual lexicon. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, and V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 53-58). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Malt, B.C., Gennari, S., Imai, M., Ameel, E., Tsuda, N., & Majid, A. (2008). Talking about walking: Biomechanics and the language of locomotion. Psychological Science, 19, 232-240.
Ameel, E., Malt, B.C., and Storms, G. (2008). Object naming and later lexical development: From baby bottle to beer bottle. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 262–285.
Malt, B. C. and Sloman, S. A. (2007). More than words, but still not categorization. Cognition, 105, 656-657.
Malt, B. C. and Sloman, S. A. (2007). Category essence or essentially pragmatic? Creator's intention in naming and what's really what. Cognition, 105, 615–648.
Sloman, S.A., Lombrozo, T., and Malt, B.C. (2007). Ontological commitments and domain-specific categorization. In M. J. Roberts (Ed.). Integrating the mind (pp.105-129). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
Malt, B. C. and Sloman, S. A. (2007). Artifact categorization: The good, the bad, and the ugly. In E. Margolis & S. Laurence (Ed.), Creations of the mind: Theories of artifacts and their representation (pp.85-123). Oxford University Press.
Ameel, E., Malt, B.C., and Storms, G. (2006). Object naming and later lexical development. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 18-23). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Malt, B. C. (2006). Opening the black box on language, culture, and thought. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the Cognitive Sciences (p. 60 -61). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ameel, E., Storms, G., Malt, B.C., and Sloman, S. A. (2005). How bilinguals solve the naming problem. Journal of Memory and Language, 53, 60-80.
Malt, B.C. & Sloman, S.A.(2004). Conversation and convention: Enduring influences on name choice for common objects. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1346-1354.
Malt, B.C. and Eiter, B. (2004). Even with a green card, you can be put out to pasture and still have to work: Non-native intuitions of the transparency of common English idioms. Memory & Cognition, 32, 896-904.
Malt, B.C., Imai, M., & Gennari, S. (2004). Origins of universality and linguistic diversity in naming human gait. In K. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Regier (Eds.). Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 1595). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Ameel, E., Storms, G., Malt, B., & Sloman, S. (2004). Linguistic diversity and the bilingual lexicon: The Belgian story. In K. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Regier (Eds.). Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 49-54). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Sloman, S.A. & Malt, B.C. (2003). Artifacts are not ascribed essences, nor are they treated as belonging to kinds. Language and Cognitive Processes [Special Issue: Conceptual Representation], 18, 563-582.

Malt, B.C., Sloman, S.A., and Gennari, S. (2003). Universality and language specificity in object naming. Journal of Memory and Language, 49, 20-42.

Malt, B. C. and Sloman, S. A. (2003). Linguistic diversity and object naming by non-native speakers of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 6, 47-67.
Malt, B.C., Sloman, S.A., and Gennari, S. (2003). Speaking vs. thinking about objects and actions. In D. Gentner & S. Goldin-Meadow (Eds.) Language in mind: Advances in the study of language and thought (pp. 81-111). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Sloman, S.A., Harrison, M., and Malt, B.C. (2002). Recent exposure affects artifact naming. Memory & Cognition, 30, 687-695.
Gennari, S., Sloman, S.A., Malt, B. C., and Fitch, W.T. (2002). Motion events in language and cognition. Cognition, 83, 49-79.
Malt, B. C. (2001). Word meaning, psychological aspects. In N. J. Smelser and P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Sloman, S. A., Malt, B.C., and Fridman, A. (2001). Categorization versus similarity: The case of container names. In U. Hahn & M. Ramscar (Eds.). Similarity and categorization (pp. 73-86). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Malt, B.C., Sloman, S.A., Gennari, S., Shi, M., and Wang, Y. (1999). Knowing versus naming: Similarity and the linguistic categorization of artifacts. Journal of Memory and Language, 40, 230-262.

Malt, B. C. (1998). Word meaning. In W. Bechtel and G. Graham (Eds.), A Companion to Cognitive Science (pp. 331-337). Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Malt, B.C. and Johnson, E.C. (1998). Artifact category membership and the intentional-historical theory. Cognition, 66, 79-85.
Sloman, S.A., Malt, B.C., Shi, M., Gennari, S., and Wang, Y. (1997). Are bottles similar to one another? Sorting and naming by Chinese, Argentinians, and Americans. Proceedings of the Workshop on Similarity and Categorisation (pp. 233 239). Edinburgh, Scotland: Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh.
Sloman, S.A., Malt, B.C., and Shi, M. (1997). The relation of similarity to naming: Chinese versus American conceptions of bottles and jars. Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 697 702). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Malt, B. C. (1997). Psychology: A natural or artificial category? In K. Scheibe (Ed.), A Century of Psychology at Wesleyan University: 1894-1994 Centennial Celebration. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.
Malt, B.C. (1995). From cognitive psychology to cognitive linguistics and back again: The study of category structure. In E.H. Casad (Ed.). Cognitive Linguistics in the Redwoods: The Expansion of a New Paradigm in Linguistics (pp. 147-173). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Malt, B.C. (1995). Category coherence in cross cultural perspective. Cognitive Psychology, 29, 85-148.

Malt, B. C., Ross, B. H., and Murphy, G. L. (1995). Predicting features for members of natural categories when categorization is uncertain. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 21, 646 - 661.

Malt, B.C. (1994). Water is not H2O. Cognitive Psychology, 27, 41-70.
Malt, B.C. (1993). Concept structure and category boundaries. In G. Nakamura, R. Taraban, and D. Medin (Eds.). The psychology of learning and motivation, vol. 29: Categorization by humans and machines (pp. 363 - 390). Orlando. FL: Academic Press, Inc.
Malt, B.C. (1993). Organizing the lexicon. [Review of Frames, fields, and contrasts: New essays in semantic and lexical organization.] Contemporary Psychology, 38, 843-844.
Malt, B.C. and Johnson, E.C. (1992). Do artifact concepts have cores? Journal of Memory and Language, 31, 195-217.
Malt, B.C. (1991). Word meaning and word use. In P. Schwanenflugel (Ed.), The psychology of word meaning, pp. 37 70. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Malt, B.C. (1990). Features and beliefs in the mental representation of categories. Journal of Memory and Language, 29, 289 315.
Malt, B.C. and Johnson, E.C. (1989). Does function provide a core for artifact concepts? Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 741 748). Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Malt, B.C. (1989). An on line investigation of prototype and exemplar strategies in classification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 15, 539 555.

Malt, B.C. (1988). Three kinds of concepts? Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 630 636). Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Malt, B.C. (1987). In search of word meaning. [Review of Lexicography and Conceptual Analysis]. Contemporary Psychology, 32, 266.
Malt, B.C. (1985). Hedges and the mental representation of categories. CC AI: The Journal for the Integrated Study of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, and Applied Epistemology, 2, 13 23.
Malt, B.C. (1985). Anaphora and discourse structure. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics, Special Issue on Psycholinguistics.
Malt, B.C. (1985). The art (and science) of conversation. [Review of Conversational Coherence]. Contemporary Psychology, 30, 409 410.
Malt, B.C. (1985). The role of discourse structure in understanding anaphors. Journal of Memory and Language, 24, 271 289.
Malt, B.C. and Smith, E.E. (1984). Correlated properties in natural categories. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 23, 250 269.
Clark, H.H. and Malt, B.C. (1984). Psychological constraints on language. In W. Kintsch, J.R. Miller, and P.G. Polson (Eds), Method and Tactics in Cognitive Science. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Malt, B.C. and Smith, E.E. (1982). The role of familiarity in determining typicality. Memory & Cognition, 10, 69 75.

Malt, B.C. and Seamon, J.G. (1978). Peripheral and cognitive components of eye guidance in filled space reading. Perception & Psychophysics, 23, 399 402.

Papers in Preparation
Malt, B.C. (under revision). Mapping thoughts to words: Cross-language differences, learning, and communication. To appear in T. Marques & A. Wikforss (Eds.). Shifting concepts: The philosophy and psychology of conceptual variability. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Malt, B.C. (under revision). Does language direct attention? Yes, no, maybe.
Zhu, H. & Malt, B. C. (under revision). Cognitive foundations of polysemy.
Khetarpal, N., Majid, A., Malt, B., Sloman, S., & Regier, T. (under revision). Cross-language universals and variation in cognition: The cases of space and artifacts.
White, A., Storms, G., Malt, B.C., & Verheyen, S. (in preparation). Mind the generation gap: Differences between old and young in everyday lexical categories.
Majid, A. & Malt, B.C. (in preparation). Lopen in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Johnson, G., O’Seaghdha, P., & Malt, B.C. (in preparation). Good results from the gym: Categorical and continuous perception and naming of human locomotion.

Unpublished Paper
Upton, L. & Malt, B. C. Josef M. Brozek (1913-2004). Unpublished manuscript.

Conferences and Symposia Organized

Organizer, Workshop on Emergent Meaning: Neural, Social, and Computational Perspectives. Lehigh University, August, 2016. A satellite workshop to the Cognitive Science Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2016.

Organizer, Symposium on New Directions in the Study of Bilingual Lexical Development: Commitment vs. Plasticity. Presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism-10, New Brunswick, New Jersey, May, 2015.
Co-organizer (with Richard Gerrig and Gregory Murphy), Herbfest 2013: A celebration of the work of Herbert H. Clark. Stony Brook University, January, 2013.
Co-organizer (with Gary Lupyan and Dedre Gentner), Special Topics Session on Mechanisms of Linguistic Relativity. Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November, 2012.
Organizer (with Ping Li), Symposium on Cross-language Lexical Interaction. Presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism-8, Oslo, Norway, June, 2011.
Cognitive Program organizer, Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, 2008-2011.
Invited organizer, Symposium on Speaking in Tongues: How a Bilingual’s Two Languages Interact. Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2007.
Invited co-organizer (with Mutsumi Imai), Symposium on Language, Thought, and Culture. Fifth International Conference of the Cognitive Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, August, 2006.
Invited organizer, Symposium on Objects in Motion: How Cause is Captured in Language and Thought. Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, Maryland, March, 2006.

Organizer (with Phil Wolff), Words and the World: How Words Capture Human Experience, Bethlehem, PA, June 2005. National Science Foundation-funded conference.


Paper and Poster Presentations
 

Xu, Y., Malt, B.C., & Srinivasan, M. Evolution of polysemous word senses from metaphorical mappings. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, November, 2016.


White, A., Verheyen, S., Storms, G., & Malt, B.C. Mind the generation gap: Differences between young and old in the representation of everyday objects. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, November, 2016.

White, A., Malt, B.C., & Storms, S. Convergence in the bilingual lexicon: a pre-registered replication study. Poster presented at the 2016 Conference on Multilingualism, Ghent, Belgium, September, 2016


Malt, B.C., White, A., Ameel, E., & Storms, G. Do children use biomechanical structure to constrain hypotheses about locomotion word meaning? Talk presented in the Symposium on Beyond the Language Explosion: What Gradual Word Learning Tells us about Conceptual Development at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2016.
Xu, Y., Malt, B.C., & Srinivasan, M. Evolution of polysemous word senses from metaphorical mappings. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2016.

White, A., Storms, S., Malt, B.C., & Verheyen, S. Between vs. within language differences in linguistic categorization. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2016.

White, A., Storms, S., Malt, B.C., & Verheyen, S. Categorization of everyday objects: A cross-linguistic IRT-study. Poster presented at the workshop on Emergent Meaning: Neural, Social, and Computational Perspectives, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, August, 2016.
Xu, Y., Malt, B.C., & Srinivasan, M. Evolution of polysemous word senses from metaphorical mappings. Poster presented at the workshop on Emergent Meaning: Neural, Social, and Computational Perspectives, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, August, 2016.
Fang, S-Y., Zinszer, B. D., Malt, B.C., & Li, P. A computational model of semantic convergence in bilinguals. Poster presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Pennsylvania State University, State Park, PA, August, 2016.
Malt, B. C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. Invited talk presented to the Language and Reading Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, April, 2016.
White, A., Verheyen, S., Storms, G., & Malt, B.C. Categorization of everyday objects: A cross-linguistic IRT study. Poster presented at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain, May, 2016.
Xu, Y., Malt, B. & Srinivasan, M. Predicting lexical metaphorical mappings in history. Talk presented at the UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix, Merced, California, December, 2015.
Malt, B.C. & Lebkuecher, A. Representation and process in bilingual lexical interaction. Talk presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois, November, 2015.

Xu, Y., Regier, T., & Malt, B.C. Semantic chaining and efficient communication: The case of container names. Talk presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasedena, California, July, 2015.

Malt, B.C., Li, P., Pavlenko, A., & Zhu, H. Bidirectional lexical interaction in late immersed Mandarin-English bilinguals. Talk presented in the panel on New Directions in Bilingual Lexical Development at the International Symposium on Bilingualism-10, New Brunswick, New Jersey, May, 2015.
Lebkuecher, A. & Malt, B.C. Can Korean-English bilinguals access L1 animacy and word order constraints? Poster presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism-10, New Brunswick, New Jersey, May, 2015.
Malt, B. C. Locomotion in languages: Constraints on moving and meaning. Invited talk presented to the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development group, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, May, 2015.
Malt, B. C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. Invited talk presented to the Philadelphia Semantics Society, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2015.
Malt, B. C. Concepts and word meanings: Why they aren’t the same. Invited talk presented to the Experimental Psychology division, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, April, 2015.
Malt, B.C. Human locomotion in language and thought: Where are the kinds? Invited talk presented at the Workshop on Natural Kinds, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, February, 2015.

Malt, B.C. Concepts and word meanings: Why they aren’t the same. Invited talk presented at the Workshop on Linguistic versus Non-linguistic Knowledge, Universität Tübingen, Germany, December, 2014.

Lebkuecher, A. & Malt, B.C. Korean-English bilinguals fail to access Korean animacy constraints. Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, November, 2014.

Malt, B.C. & Lebkuecher, A. Understanding second language influence on first language word choice. Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, November, 2014.
Malt, B.C. Locomotion in languages: Constraints on moving and meaning. Invited talk presented at the SILC (Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center) research forum, Temple University, September, 2014.
Zhu, H. and Malt, B .C. Cross-linguistic evidence for cognitive foundations of polysemy. Talk given at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada, July, 2014.
Malt, B. C. From thoughts to words: Cross-language differences and bilingual word use. Keynote talk presented at Understanding and Misunderstanding (A conference of the EuroUnderstanding Programme of the European Science Foundation). Lisbon, Portugal, May, 2014.
Lebkuecher, A., Malt, B.C., & Li, P. Is first-language syntax susceptible to second-language influence without time pressure? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, March, 2014.
Fang, S-Y, Malt, B.C., Ameel, E., & Li, P. A computational model of semantic convergence in bilingual lexicon. Talk presented at the Society for Computers in Psychology, Toronto, Canada, November, 2013.

Zinszer, B., Malt, B.C., Ameel, E., & Li, P. Effects of immersion, language, and learner variables on lexical category convergence. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada, November, 2013.

Lebkuecher, A., Malt, B.C., & Li, P. Is first-language syntax susceptible to second-language influence without time pressure? Poster presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada, November, 2013.
Jobe, R., Malt, B.C. Li, P., Ameel, E., & Pavlenko, A. Bilingual lexical interactions: Inevitable or malleable? Poster presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada, November, 2013.
Malt, B.C., Li, P., Ameel, E., Pavlenko, A., & Zhu, H. Language dominance modulates cross-language lexical interaction in late immersed learners. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany, August, 2013.
Zinszer, B., Malt, B., Ameel, E., & Li, P. Effects of immersion, language, and learner variables on lexical category convergence. Talk presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism-9, Singapore, June, 2013.
Malt, B. C. From thoughts to words: Cross-language differences and bilingual word use. Invited talk presented to the Language and Linguistics Speaker Series, TESOL Program, College of Education, Temple University, March, 2013.

Zhu, H. & Malt, B.C. Are polysemous word senses shared in English and Chinese? Talk presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Assocation, New York City, March, 2013.

Malt, B. C. Classification for language users. Talk presented at Herbfest ’13: A Festschrift for Herbert H. Clark, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, January, 2013.

Malt, B.C., Li, P., Ameel, E., & Zhu, J. Language dominance modulates cross-language lexical interaction. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November, 2012.

Zhu, H. & Malt, B. C. Cognitive motivation for word senses shared across Chinese and English. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November, 2012.
Malt, B. C. Assessing the “language directs attention” hypothesis. Talk presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (Special Topics Session on Mechanisms of Linguistic Relativity), Minneapolis, Minnesota, November, 2012.
Zinszer, B., Malt, B., Ameel, E., & Li, P. Predictors of native-like lexical categorization in Chinese learners of English. Talk presented at the 31st Second Language Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 2012.
Malt, B. C. From thoughts to words: Language differences and bilingual word use. Invited talk presented to the Lehigh University chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, September, 2012.

Malt, B.C. Mechanisms of relativity: The “language directs attention” hypothesis. Invited talk presented at the Workshop on Relations in Relativity, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, May, 2012.


Malt, B.C., Ameel, E., & Storms, G. Comprehension and later lexical development. Talk presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA, November, 2011.
Ameel, E., Storms, G., & Malt, B.C. Mowgli in the jungle of words: Comprehension and later lexical development. Poster presented at the 33th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2011.

Malt, B.C., Ameel, E., Gennari, S., Imai, M., Saji, N., & Majid, A. Do words reveal concepts? Talk presented at the 33th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2011.

Malt, B.C. & Li, P. Introduction. Introductory remarks for the panel on Cross-Linguistic Lexical Interaction at the International Symposium on Bilingualism-8, Oslo, Norway, June, 2011.
Malt, B.C., Ameel, E., & Storms, G. Development of cross-language lexical interaction. Talk presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism-8 (panel on Cross-linguistic Lexical Interaction), Oslo, Norway, June, 2011.
Malt, B.C. Artifact naming: Patterns and processes. Invited talk presented at the Conference on Culture and the Mind: Artefacts and Material Culture, Sheffield, England, April, 2011.
Kelly, L. J. & Malt, B.C. Color language’s effect on perception: The activation of linguistic categories. Paper presented at the 82th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA, March, 2011.
Malt, B.C., Majid, A., Ameel, E., Imai, M., & Gennari, S. Where are the concepts? What words can and can’t tell us. Talk presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO, November, 2010.
Malt, B.C. Bilingual word learning: Cross-language lexical interaction. Invited talk presented at the Biology and Learning International Conference, NTNU Trondheim, Norway, September, 2010.
Malt, B.C. From thoughts to words: Variation and constraints. Invited lecture presented at the Nordic Ph.D. course on Language and Cognition, NTNU Trondheim, Norway, September, 2010.

Malt, B.C. From words to thoughts and from words to word learning: Babies and bilinguals. Invited lecture presented at the Nordic Ph.D. course on Language and Cognition, NTNU Trondheim, Norway, September, 2010.

Khetarpal, N., Majid, A., Malt, B., Sloman, S., & Regier, T. Similarity judgments reflect both language and cross-language tendencies: Evidence from two semantic domains. Talk presented at the 32th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon, August, 2010.
Malt, B.C. Where are the concepts? What words do and don’t reveal. Invited talk presented at the Reasoning and Concepts lab meeting, Brown University, June, 2010.
Malt, B.C. One head, two tongues: Thinking and talking with two languages. Invited talk presented at the conRuhr (Consortium of Ruhr-area Universities) gala dinner, New York, NY, December, 2009.
Malt, B.C. and Pavlenko, A. Kitchen Russian: First-language object naming by Russian-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Conference of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, November, 2009.
Malt, B.C. and Pavlenko, A. Kitchen Russian: L2 influence on L1 in object naming by Russian-English bilinguals. Talk presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism 7, Utrecht, Holland, July, 2009.
Malt, B.C. and Pavlenko, A. Kitchen Russian: First-language object naming by Russian-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, Holland, July, 2009.
Zhu, J. and Malt, B.C. Do people make causal transitive inferences? Poster presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA, March, 2009.

Malt, B.C. Commentary: Doing without concepts. Invited talk presented at the Symposium on Doing without Concepts, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, March, 2009.

Malt, B.C. & Paquet, M. The real deal: What judgments of really reveal about how people think about artifacts. Talk presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, November, 2008.
Malt, B. C. Cross-linguistic diversity and development of the bilingual lexicon. Center for Language Science colloquium, Penn State University, October, 2008.
Malt, B.C. & Paquet, M. The real deal: What judgments of really reveal about how people think about artifacts. Talk presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C., July, 2008.
Ameel, E., Storms, G., Malt, B.C. & Van Assche. Semantic convergence in the bilingual lexicon. Talk presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C., July, 2008.
Malt, B.C. & Paquet, M. The real deal: What judgments of really reveal about how people think about artifacts. Talk presented at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology conference, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2008.
Malt, B.C. Manner of motion and the mapping of thoughts onto words. Invited talk presented at the Workshop on Human Locomotion across Languages, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Holland, June, 2008.
Malt, B.C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. Cognition and Development Division colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, February, 2008.
Malt, B.C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. Graduate School of Education colloquium, Kyoto University, Japan, December, 2007.

Malt, B.C., Ameel, E., & Storms, G. Naming and later lexical development: From baby bottle to beer bottle. Talk presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, Massachusetts, November, 2007.

Malt, B. C. Creator’s intention: Category essence or essentially pragmatic? Institute for Research in Cognitive Science colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2007.
Malt, B.C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. Invited talk presented at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Common Ground/IGERT seminar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2007.
Ameel, E., Storms, G., & Malt, B.C. Semantic convergence in bilinguals. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Nashville, Tennessee, August, 2007.
Ameel, E., Malt, B.C., & Storms, G. Cognitive economy in the bilingual lexicon. Poster presented at the joint meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society and the Psychonomic Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, July, 2007.
Malt, B. C. Creator’s intention: Category essence or essentially pragmatic? Invited talk presented at the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Holland, June, 2007.
Malt, B. C., Ameel, E., & Storms, G. Convergence in the bilingual lexicon. Talk presented in the Symposium on Speaking in Tongues: How a Bilingual’s Two Languages Interact. Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2007.
Ameel, E., Malt, B., & Storms, G. Object naming and later lexical development. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, TX, November, 2006.

Ameel, E., Malt, B., & Storms, G. Object naming and later lexical development. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Conference of Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Nijmegen (The Netherlands), August 2006.

Ameel, E., Malt, B.C., and Storms, G. Object naming and later lexical development. Talk presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, B.C., August, 2006.
Malt, B. C. Opening the black box on language, culture, and thought. Invited discussion presented in the Symposium on Language, Thought, and Culture, 5th International Conference on Cognitive Science, Vancouver, British Columbia, July, 2006.
Ameel, E., Malt, B., & Storms, G. Object naming and later lexical development. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences, Liège, Belgium, May 2006.
Malt, B. C., Ameel, E., and Storms, G. Object naming and later lexical development. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York, May, 2006.
Malt, B. C. Physics and the language of locomotion. Invited talk presented in the Symposium on Objects in Motion: How Cause is Captured in Language and Thought, Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, Maryland, March, 2006.
Malt, B. C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. Invited talk presented at the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Holland, December, 2005.
Malt, B. C. Physics and the language of locomotion. Talk presented at Words and the World: How Words Capture Human Experience conference, Lehigh University, June, 2005.

Malt, B. C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. College of Education colloquium, Temple University, April, 2005.

Malt, B. C. Creator’s intention: Category essence or discourse essential? Talk presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN, November, 2004.
Malt, B. C. Naming and knowing: Representing the world in language and thought. Invited talk presented at the Lehigh University chapter of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society) speaker series, Bethlehem, PA, September, 2004.
Malt, B.C., Imai, M., & Gennari, S. Origins of universality and linguistic diversity in naming human gait. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago, IL, August, 2004.
Ameel, E., Storms, G., Malt, B., and Sloman, S. Linguistic diversity and the bilingual lexicon: The Belgian story. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago, IL, August, 2004.
Malt, B. C., Imai, M., Gennari, S., & Wei, R. Origins of cross-linguistic similarities and differences in naming. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC, November, 2003.
Storms, G., Ameel, E., Malt, B., & Sloman, S. Linguistic diversity and object naming by

Dutch-speaking, French-speaking and bilingual Belgians. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC, November, 2003.

Ameel, E., Storms, G., Malt, B., and Sloman, S. Linguistic diversity and object naming by Dutch-speaking, French-speaking and bilingual Belgians. Talk presented at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Granada, Spain, September, 2003.

Malt, B. C. and Sloman, S.A. Linguistic diversity and object naming by non-native speakers of English. Talk presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, KS, November, 2002.
Malt, B. C. Universality and linguistic specificity in object naming. Language and Thought research seminar invited talk, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, December, 2001.
Gennari, S., Malt, B. C., and Sloman, S. A. Motion events in language and cognition. Talk presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, FL, November, 2001.
Malt, B. C. Universality and linguistic specificity in object naming. Cognitive/Developmental research seminar invited talk, Psychology Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT, February, 2001.

Malt, B. C. Universality and linguistic specificity in naming common containers. Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences research seminar invited talk, Brown University, Providence, RI, December, 2000.


Gennari, S., Sloman, S.A., Malt, B. C., and Fitch, W.T. Motion events in language and cognition. Poster presented at the CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, San Diego, CA, March, 2000.
Malt, B.C. and Sloman, S. A. Linguistic conventions in object naming: Implications from cross-language comparisons. Talk presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, California, November, 1999.

Malt, B. C. Similarity and the linguistic categorization of common objects. Decision Processes Seminar invited talk, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, October, 1999.

Malt, B.C. A cross-linguistic perspective on object categorization. Invited talk presented at the Unilever Conference on Concepts and Categories, Bedfordshire, England, March, 1999.
Malt, B. C., Sloman, S. A., Gennari, S., Shi, M., and Wang, Y. Similarity and the linguistic categorization of common objects. Talk presented at the Fourth Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language (CSDL-4), Emory University, Atlanta, October, 1998.
Malt, B. C. Natural language categories and problems they raise for formal models of categorization. Invited talk presented at the Workshop on the Relation Between Learning Artificial Categories and the Mental Representation of Natural Language Concepts. University of Leuven, Belgium, May, 1998.
Malt, B.C. Knowing versus naming: Similarity and the linguistic categorization of artifacts. Bryn Mawr College colloquium, April, 1998.
Malt, B.C. Naming and knowing in artifact categorization. University of Delaware colloquium, April, 1998.
Sloman, S.A. , Malt, B.C., Gennari, S., Shi, M., and Wang, Y. Are bottles similar to one another? Sorting and naming by Chinese, Argentinians, and Americans. Invited talk presented at SimCat 97, the International Workshop on Similarity and Categorization, Edinburgh, Scotland, November, 1997.
Sloman, S.A., Malt, B.C., and Shi, M. The relation of similarity to naming: Chinese versus American conceptions of bottles and jars. Talk presented at the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Stanford, CA, August, 1997.

Malt, B.C. Theories of artifact categorization. Invited discussion presented in the Symposium on Children’s Understanding of Artifacts, Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, D.C., April, 1997.

Malt, B.C., Sloman, S.A. and Shi, M. Naming and knowing in artifact categorization. Talk presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL, November, 1996.
Malt, B. C. Relations among concepts, categories, word sense, and reference. Invited talk presented at the Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, May, 1996.
Malt, B. C. and Sloman, S. A. Evaluating theories of artifact naming. Talk presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA, November 1995.
Malt, B. C. Psychology: A natural or artificial category? Invited talk presented at the Centennial Celebration of the Wesleyan University Psychological Laboratory, October, 1994.
Malt, B. C. Water under the bridge. Invited talk presented at the Lake Geneva Language Comprehension Conference, July, 1994.
Malt, B. C. Boats, boxes, and beverages: From concepts to classification and word use. Bucknell University colloquium, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, October, 1993.
Malt, B. C. The mind vs. the world: What psychology can learn from anthropology about category structure. Invited talk presented at the Workshop on Categorization, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, April, 1993.
Malt, B.C. From concepts to classification and word use. Northwestern University colloquium, Evanston, Illinois, March, 1993.
Malt, B.C. From concepts to classification and word use. University of Chicago Cognitive Science colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, March, 1993.

Malt, B.C. Concepts, meanings, and word use. Director's Seminar Series invited talk, Beckman Institute, Champaign, Illinois, January, 1993.

Malt, B.C. A complex mapping from concepts to classification and word use. University of New Mexico (Department of Linguistics) colloquium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, December, 1992.
Malt, B.C. A complex mapping from concepts to classification and word use. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, November, 1992.
Malt, B.C. What is water?: Meaning and psychological essentialism. University of Illinois Seminar in Cognition invited talk, Champaign, Illinois, September, 1992.
Malt, B.C. Concept structure and category boundaries. Invited talk presented at Interfaces 1991: Categorization and Category Learning by Humans and Machines, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, October 1991.
Malt, B.C. Intension and extension: Making the connection. Talk presented at the Second International Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference, Santa Cruz, California, August, 1991.
Malt, B.C. Concept structure and category boundaries. Invited talk presented at the International Conference on Memory, Lancaster University, England, July, 1991.
Malt, B.C. Word meaning and resemblance. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, November, 1990.
Malt, B.C. Sweaters, boots and bottles: On the nature of everyday concepts. S.U.N.Y. Binghamton colloquium, Binghamton, N.Y., October, 1990.
Malt, B.C. and Johnson, E.C. Does function provide a core for artifact concepts? Poster presented at the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August, 1989.

Malt, B.C. Features, cores, boundaries, and beliefs: The nature of word meanings. Invited talk presented at the Sylvia Beach Language Comprehension Conference, Newport, Oregon, July, 1989.

Malt, B.C. An on line investigation of categorization decisions. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, November, 1988.
Malt, B.C. Three kinds of concepts? Poster presented at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, Canada, August, 1988.
Malt, B.C. Understanding anaphors in natural discourse. Wesleyan University colloquium, April, 1984.
Malt, B.C. Discourse structure and verb phrase ellipsis. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, San Diego, November, 1983.

Selected College and University Service Roles

Director, Cognitive Science Program

Member, University Research Council

Member, Lehigh Environmental Advisory Group

Member, Search Committee, Vice President for Research and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Member, College of Arts and Sciences Council for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work

Chair, Task Force on Globalization and Social Change

Member, Chairs’ Committee (social science division chairs’ representative to the Provost)

Member, Internationalizing the CAS Curriculum Committee

Member, Cognitive Science Supervisory Committee

Member, Committee on Learning Sciences and Technology Ph.D. program

Member, Freshman Year Task Force Committee

Member, Middle States Accreditation Committee

Member, College of Arts and Sciences Planning Committee (social science representative)

Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Promotion Committee

Member, College of Arts and Sciences Tenure Committee

External search committee member: Economics (behavioral economics); Environment Initiative (risk analysis, perception, communication); Electrical and Computer Engineering (department chair search)



Judge, Lehigh Valley Middle School Science Fair (behavioral science)



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