Publications

Books

Kümmerling-Meibauer, B., Meibauer, J., Rohlfing, K. J. & Nachtigäller, K. (Eds): Learning from picturebooks. Perspectives from child development & literacy studies. Routledge Series in Explorations in Developmental Psychology.

Katharina J. Rohlfing (2013): Frühkindliche Semantik. Eine Einführung. Series: Narr Studienbücher. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag.

Journals

Elsner, C., Bakker, M., Rohlfing, K. J. & Gredebäck, G. (2014): Infants‘ online perception of give-and-take interactions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 126: 280–294.

Lohan, K. S., Griffiths, S. S., Sciutti, A., Partmann, T. C. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2014): Co-development of manner and path concepts in language, action, and eye-gaze behavior. TopiCS in Cognitive Science 6.

Szufnarowska, J., Rohlfing, K. J., Fawcett, C. & Gredebäck, G. (2014): Is ostension any more than attention? Scientific Reports 4: 5304.

Vollmer, A.-L., Mühlig, M., Steil, J. J., Pitsch, K., Fritsch, J., Rohlfing, K. J. & Wrede, B. (2014): Robots show us how to teach them: Feedback from robots shapes tutoring behavior during action learning. PLOS ONE 9(3): e91349. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091349

Rohlfing, K. J. & Nomikou, I. (2014): Intermodal synchrony – as a form of maternal responsiveness – is associated with language development. Language, Interaction and Acquisition 5(1): 117–136.

Pitsch, K., Vollmer, A.-L., Rohlfing, K. J., Fritsch, J. & Wrede, B. (2014): Tutoring in adult-child interaction. On the loop of the tutor‘s action modification and the recipient‘s gaze. Interaction Studies 15: 55–98.

Krause, F. E., Richter, K. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2014). Ich oder Du? Die Therapie der pronominalen Umkehr bei Autismus-Spektrum-Störung - Eine vergleichende Einzelfallstudie nach der Angewandten Verhaltensanalyse mit Verbal Behavior und der Model/Rival-Methode. Logos22, 4-15.

Raczaszek-Leonardi, J., Nomikou, I., & Rohlfing, K.J. (2013): Young children's dialogical actions: The beginnings of purposeful intersubjectivity. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 5(3): 210–221.

Rohlfing, K.J. & Deák, G.O. (2013): Microdynamics of Interaction: Capturing and Modeling Infants' Social Learning. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 5(3): 189–191.

Nomikou, I., Rohlfing, K. J. & Szufnarowska, J. (2013): Educating attention: Recruiting, maintaining and framing eye-contact in early natural mother-infant interactions. Interaction Studies 14: 240–267.

Lehmden, von F., Kauffeldt, J., Belke, E., & Rohlfing, K.J. (2013): Das Vorlesen von Kinderbüchern als implizites Mittel zur Sprachförderung im Bereich Grammatik. Praxis Sprache 1: 18–27.

Rohlfing, K. J., Longo, M. R., & Bertenthal, B. I. (2012): Dynamic pointing triggers shifts of visual attention in young infants. Developmental Science 15 (3): 426–435.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2011): Exploring „Associative talk“: When German mothers instruct their two year olds about spatial tasks. Dialogue and Discourse 2: 1–18.

Nachtigäller, K. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2011): Einfluss von erlebten und vorgestellten Ereignissen auf die Erzählweise in kindgerichteter Sprache. Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 162: 139–155.

Rohlfing, K. J. & Tani, J. (2011): Grounding Language in Action. Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 3: 109–112.

Nomikou, I & Rohlfing, K. J. (2011): Language does something. Body action and language in maternal input to three-month-olds. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 3: 113–128.

Fischer, K., Foth, K., Rohlfing, K. J., & Wrede, B. (2011). Mindful tutors: Linguistic choice and action demonstration in speech to infants and robots. Interaction Studies 12: 134–161.

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Stenneken, P. (2010): Children's lexical skills and task demands affect gestural behavior in mothers of late-talking children and children with typical language development. Gesture 10(2-3): 251 - 278.

Cangelosi, A., Metta, G., Sagerer, G., Nolfi, S., Nehaniv, C., Fischer, K. Tani, J., Belphaeme, T., Sandini, G., Fadiga, L., Wrede, B., Rohlfing, K.,Tuci, E., Dautenhahn, K., Saunders, J. & Zeschel, A. (2010): Integration of action and language knowledge: A roadmap for developmental robotics. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 2: 167–195.

Wrede, B., Kopp, S., Rohlfing, K. J., Lohse, M. & Muhl, C. (2010): Appropriate feedback in asymmetric interactions. In: Journal of Pragmatics 42: 2369–2384.

Rohlfing, K. J. & Wrede, B. (2010): From action to language and back: Comment on ‘Grounding language in action and perception: From cognitive agents to humanoid robots’ by Cangelosi. Physics of Life Reviews 7: 152–153.

Schillingmann, L., Wrede, B. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2009): A computational model of acoustic packaging. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 1: 226–237.

McGregor, K.K., Rohlfing, K. J., Bean, A. & Marschner, E. (2009): Gesture as a support for word learning: The case of under. Journal of Child Language 36: 807–828.

Nagai, Y. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2009): Computational analysis of Motionese toward scaffolding robot action learning. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 1: 44–54.

Rolf, M., Hanheide, M. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2009): Attention via synchrony. Making use of multimodal cues in social learning. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 1: 55–67.

Lohse, M., Hanheide, M., Pitsch, K., Rohlfing, K. J., Sagerer, G. (2009): Improving HRI design by applying Systemic Interaction Analysis (SInA). Interaction Studies 10: 293–323.

Booth, A.E., McGregor, K.K. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2008): Socio-pragmatics and attention: Contributions to gesturally guided word learning in toddlers. Journal of Language Learning and Development 4: 179–202.

Rohlfing, K. J., Fritsch, J., Wrede, B. & Jungmann, T. (2006): How can multimodal cues from child-directed interaction reduce learning complexity in robots? Advanced Robotics 20(10): 1183–1199.

Rohlfing, K. J., Loehr, D., Duncan, S., et al. (2006): Comparison of multimodal annotation tools: Workshop report. Gesprächsforschung 7.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2006): Facilitating the acquisition of UNDER by means of IN and ON — a training study in Polish. Journal of Child Language 33: 51–69. (Selected for abstracting in Evidence Based Communication Assessment and Intervention 3(1)).

Rohlfing, K. J. (2005): Learning prepositions. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 12(3): 13–17.

Rohlfing, K. J., Rehm, M. & Goecke, K.U. (2003): Situatedness: The interplay between context(s) and situation. Journal of Cognition and Culture 3(2): 132–157.

Rohlfing, K. J. & Choi, S. (eingereicht): When spatial words matter. Pragmatics and Society.

Book Chapters

Rohlfing, K. J., Grimminger, A. & Nachtigäller, K. (2015): Gesturing in joint book reading. In: Kümmerling-Meibauer, B., Meibauer, J., Rohlfing, K. J. & Nachtigäller, K. (Eds): Learning from picturebooks. Perspectives from child development & literacy studies. Routledge Series in Explorations in Developmental Psychology: 99–116.

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Stenneken, P. (2012): Children's lexical skills and task demands affect gestural behavior in mothers of late-talking children and children with typical language development [Reprint]. In: J.-M. Colletta & M. Guidetti (Eds.), Gesture and Multimodal Development (pp. 129-155). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.

Nachtigäller, K. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2011): Mothers' talking about early object and action concepts during picture book reading. In: Kümmerling-Meibauer, B. (Hg.): Where Literacy Begins. Children‘s Books From 0 to 3. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2011): Meaning in the objects. In: J. Meibauer & M. Steinbach (Hgg.): Experimental Pragmatics/Semantics. Amsterdam: Benjamins: 151-176.

Choi, S. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2010). Discourse and lexical patterns in mothers' speech during spatial tasks: What role do spatial words play? In: Iwasaki, S., Hoji, H., Clancy, P. M. & Sohn, S.-O. (Hgg.): Japanese / Korean Linguistics, Volume 17. Standford: CSLI Publications: 117-133.

Wrede, B., Rohlfing, K. J., Hanheide, M. & Sagerer, G. (2009): Towards Learning by Interacting. In: Sendhoff, B. et al. (Hgg.): Creating Brain-Like Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 5436. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag: 139-150.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2008): Language acquisition — a multimodal avenue. In: V. Gramley (Hg.): The Bielefeld Introduction to Applied Linguistics. Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag: 77-89.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2008): Cognitive Foundations. In: G. Rickheit und H. Strohner (Hgg.):
Handbook of Applied Linguistics, Volume 1: Communicative competence of the individual. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: 103-124.

Wrede, B., Spexard, T., Rohlfing, K. J., Fritsch, J. (2007): Learning by communicating: BARTHOC – a platform for human-robot interaction. In: M. Hackel (Hg.): Humanoid Robots, Human-like Machines, 601-612.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2005): Zwischen Vielfalt und Vertiefung. Zum Unterhaltungswert von Trainings in der Wirtschaft. In: G. Antos und S. Wichter (Hgg.): Transferqualität. Bedingungen und Voraussetzungen für Effektivität, Effizienz, Erfolg des Wissenstransfers. Frankfurt am Main [u.a.]: Peter Lang (=Transferwissenschaften), 169-176.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2003): Situierte Semantik. Die Rolle der Sprache und nicht-verbaler Strategien beim Erwerb räumlicher Relationen. In: S. Haberzettl und H. Wegener (Hgg.): Spracherwerb und Konzeptualisierung. Frankfurt am Main [u.a.]: Peter Lang, 35-48.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2002): Wissenschaft verständlicher. Ein Seminarkonzept und Praxisbericht. In: H. Strohner und R. Brose (Hgg.): Kommunikationsoptimierung. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 119-130.

Rohlfing, K. J. (2001): No preposition required. The role of prepositions for the understanding of spatial relations in language acquisition. In: M. Pütz, S. Niemeier und R. Dirven (Hgg.): Applied cognitive linguistics I: Theory and language acquisition. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 229-247.

Conference Publications

Krause, F. E., Richter, K. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2014). Therapeutische Intervention bei pronominaler Umkehr. Zwei lerntheoretische Ansätze im Vergleich bei einem Mädchen mit ASS. Poster, 7. Wissenschaftliche Tagung Autismus-Spektrum (WTAS), Frankfurt am Main.

Rohlfing, K., Grimminger, A., & Nachtigäller, K. (2013): Which Semantic Synchrony? Presented at the TiGeR 2013 - Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting, Tilburg, Netherlands, June 19-21. [pdf]

Foltz, A., Knopf, K., Thiele, K., & Stenneken, P. (2012). Syntactic priming in two-year-old children. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language processing (AMLaP), Riva del Garda, Italy, 6-8 September, 2012.

Nomikou, I. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2012): Die Rolle von Fragen beim Herstellen von gegenseitiger Aufmerksamkeit in frühen Mutter-Kind-Interaktionen. Poster presented at the 8. Berliner Methodentreffen (BMT), Berlin, 13-13 July, 2012.

Szufnarowska, J., Nomikou, I. & Rohlfing K. J. (2012): Educating each other's attention: Mothers' and infants' eye-contact within natural interactions at 3 and 6 months of age. Poster presented at the CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary, 12. – 14. January, 2012. [pdf]

Nomikou, I., Lohan, K. & Rohlfing, K.J. (2012): Adaptive maternal synchrony: multimodal practises are tailored to infants' attention. Poster presented at the CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary, 12. – 14. January, 2012.[pdf]

Schulze, D. Wachsmuth, S., Rohlfing, K. (2011): Automatic enhancement of correspondence detection in an object tracking system. In: Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (ESANN), Bruges, Belgium: 423-428.

Fischer, S., Schulze, D., Borggrebe, P., Piefke, M., Wachsmuth, S. & Rohlfing, K. (2011): Multi-modal Achoring in Infants and Artificial Systems. Poster presented at the ICDL-EPIROB, Frankfurt, 24. - 27. August. [pdf] [abstract]

Salas Poblete, J., & Rohlfing, K. J. & Joublin, F. (2011): Learning words in familar vs. unfamiliar frames. Poster presented at the XII. International Congress for Studies in Child Language, Montreal, Canada, 19. – 23. July. [pdf]

Salas Poblete, J., Rohlfing, K.J., Joublin, F. (2011): Learning manipulated pragmatic frames in triadic interactions. Poster presented at the 12th International Pragmatics Conference IPrA, Manchester, July 3-8. [pdf]

Fischer, S., Piefke, M., & Rohlfing, K. (2011). Are Red and Green Congruent With High and Low Pich? Infants' Visual Categorization of Color and Tone Relations at 4 Months. Poster presented at the 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Montréal, Canada, March 31- April 2. [pdf]

Nomikou, I. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2011): The role of intermodal synchrony in maternal input to 3-month-olds: A naturalistic study with special focus on the interplay between language and action. Poster presented at the CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary, 14. – 16. January. [pdf]

Vollmer, A.-L., Pitsch, K., Lohan, K., Fritsch, J., Rohlfing, K. J. & Wrede, B. (2010): Developing feedback: How children of different age contribute to an interaction with adults. In: Proceedings of the IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning: 76-81.

Salas Poblete, J., Rohlfing, K. J. & Joublin, F. (2010): Words within frames: Imitation and transfer learning mechanisms. Poster presented at the 2010 Combined Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language CSDL and Embodied and Situated Language Processing ESLP, San Diego, CA, 16. – 19. September.[pdf]

Lehmden, F. v., Kauffeldt, J., Belke, E. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2010): Fördert das Vorlesen von Kinderbüchern grammatische Fähigkeiten? Interdisziplinärer Workshop "Spracherwerb und Kinderliteratur", Mainz, 23. – 24. September.

Nachtigäller, K. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2010): Einfluss von erlebten und vorgestellten Ereignissen auf die Erzählweise in Kind-gerichteter Sprache. Interdisziplinärer Workshop "Spracherwerb und Kinderliteratur", Mainz, 23. – 24. September.

Lohan, K., Rohlfing, K. J., Gieselmann, S., Vollmer, A. & Wrede, B. (2010): Does embodiment affect Tutoring Behavior? Poster presented at the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning. [pdf] [abstract]

Hemion, N. Joublin, F. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2010): How to build a schema-representation. Poster presented at the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning. Ann Arbor, USA, August 18-21. [pdf]

Rohlfing, K. J., Grimminger, A. & Salas Poblete, J. (2010): When pointing is used to express iconic meaning. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt (Oder), 26. – 30. July.

von Lehmden, F.M., Kauffeldt, J., Rohlfing, K. J., & Belke, E. (2010): The role of children ́s books in syntax acquisition. Poster presented at the Child Language Seminar (CLS), London, 24. – 25. June. [pdf]

Rohlfing, K. J., Choi, S. & Casasola, M. (2010): Maternal spatial language to English-, Korean- and German-learning children and how it changes in the course of development: a longitudinal study. Paper presented at the Child Language Seminar, London, 24. – 25. June.

Salas Poblete, J., Rohlfing, K. J., Joublin, F. (2010): Learning color adjectives and number words in a triadic teaching scenario. Poster presented at the 2010 International Conference on Language Acquisition, Barcelona, 08. – 10. September. [pdf]

Kauffeldt, J., Lehmden, F.v., Belke, E., Rohlfing, K. (2010): Das Vorlesen von Kinderbüchern als Mittel zur Sprachförderung im Bereich Grammatik: Eine Evaluationsstudie zum Passiverwerb. Poster presented at the 52. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Saarbrücken, 22.-24. March. [pdf]

Fischer, S., Rohlfing, K. J., Casasola, M. (2010): Does ,vertical support‘ beong to the set of semantic primitives? Infants visual categorization of support relations at 10 months. Poster presented at the XVIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies Baltimore, Maryland, 10. – 14. March. [pdf]

Salas Poblete, J., Rohlfing, K. J., Joublin, F. (2010): Overhearing Equals Face-to-Face in Word Learning Scenarios. Poster presented at the XVIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies Baltimore, Maryland, 10. – 14. March. [pdf]

Nomikou, I. & Rohlfing, K. J. & Wagner, P. (2010). Exploring vocal-motor synchrony qualitatively: Maternal intermodal synchrony and rhythm in interactions with 3-4 month olds. Poster presented at the XVIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies Baltimore, Maryland, 10. – 14. March. [pdf]

Pitsch, K., Vollmer, A.-L., Fritsch, J., Wrede, B., Rohlfing, K. J. & Sagerer, G. (2009): On the loop of action modification and the recipient‘s gaze in adult-child interaction. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Speech and Gesture in Interaction, September (GESPIN).

Schillingmann, L., Wrede, B., Rohlfing, K. J. & Fischer, K. (2009): The structure of robot- directed interaction compared to adult- and infant-directed interaction using a model of Acoustic Packaging. In: Proceedings of the IEEE RO-MAN, Japan.

Schillingmann, L., Wrede, B. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2009): Towards a computational modal of Acoustic packaging. In: Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Conference on Development and Learning, June (ICDL '09). [awarded as best paper]

Lohan, K., Vollmer, A.-L., Fritsch, J., Rohlfing, K. J., & Wrede, B. (2009): Which ostensive stimuli can be used for a robot to detect and maintain tutoring situations? In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Social Signal Processing.

Casasola, M., Choi, S., Rohlfing, K. J., Fischer, S., Park, Y., Pyoun, J. & Downs, C. (2009): Cross-linguistic differences in English-, German-, and Korean-learning infants‘ categorization of Support relations. Poster presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, San Antonio, Texas, 16. – 17. October. [pdf]

Vollmer, A.-L., Lohan, K. S., Rohlfing, K. J., Fritsch, J. & Wrede, B. (2009): Which ,Motionese‘ parameters change with children‘s age? Poster presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive DevelopmentSociety, San Antonio, Texas, 16. – 17. October. [pdf]

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Salas Poblete, J. & Stenneken, P. (2009): Do mothers alter their pointing behaviour in dependence of children‘s lexical development? Analysis of task- oriented gestural input towards typical children and Late Talkers. Poster presented at the Multimodality of communication in children: gestures, emotions, language and cognition (MULTIMOD), Toulouse France, 9. – 11. July. [pdf]

Rolf, M., Hanheide, M. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2009): The use of synchrony in parent-child interaction can be measured on a signal level. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, Denver USA, 2. – 4. April.

Rohlfing, K. J., Salas Poblete, J. & Grimminger, A. (2009): Getting you to understand. How mothers gesture when instructing to put two objects together. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, Denver USA, 2. – 4. April. [pdf]

Vollmer, A.-L., Lohan, K., Fischer, K., Nagai, Y., Pitsch, K., Fritsch, J., Rohlfing, K. J., Wrede, B. (2009): People modify their tutoring behavior in robot-directed interaction for action learning. In: Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Conference on Development and Learning, June (ICDL '09).

Nagai, Y. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2008): Parental action modification highlighting the goal versus the means. In: Proceedings of the IEEE 7th International Conference on Development and Learning, August (ICDL '08).

Nagai, Y., Muhl, C. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2008): Toward designing a robot that learns actions from parental demonstrations. In: Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'08): 3545-3550.

Lohse, M., Rohlfing, K. J., Wrede, B. & Sagerer, G. (2008): Try something else! When users change their discursive behavior in Human-Robot Interaction. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pasadena, CA, USA: 3481-3486.

Nagai, Y. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2008): Computational analysis of motionese: What can infants learn from parental actions? Poster presented at the 16th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS 2008), Vancouver 27. – 29. March.

Nagai, Y. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2007): Parental signal indicating significant state change in action demonstration. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob'07): 205-206.

Rohlfing, K. J. & Kopp, S. (2007): Meaning in the timing? The emergence of pointing patterns. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Language and Robots, Aveiro, Portugal, 10. – 12. December: 79-82.

Lohse, M., Hegel, F., Swadzba, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Wachsmuth, S. & Wrede, B. (2007): What can I do for you? Appearance and Application of Robots. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts (AISB 2007). Newcastle, 2.– 5. April: 121-126.

Nagai, Y. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2007): Parental signal indicating significant change in action demonstration. Poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 5.-7. November.

Bean, A., McGregor, K.K. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2007): Gesture facilitates toddlers’ refinement of spatial term. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorder, Madison, Wisconsin USA, 7.– 9. June.

Nagai, Y. & Rohlfing, K. J. (2007): Can Motionese Tell Infants and Robots “What to Imitate”? In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts (AISB 2007). Newcastle, 2.– 5. April: 299-306.