Dr Ditte Boeg Thomsen

Senior Research Associate Development of Theory of Mind, modals, and mental-state verbs

Research Overview

I am a child language researcher investigating the interplay between children’s linguistic and cognitive development. As part of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) I examine the possible influence from linguistic perspective marking on young children’s social cognition by means of training studies with 2-to-3-year-olds. To assess the role of general cognitive abilities, the experiments further test the impact of memory, inhibition and cognitive flexibility.

In two side projects, I also target the relationship between language and cognition, but from different angles: neurodevelopmental disorders (language development in autism) and crosslinguistic comparisons (linguistic fieldwork and semantic typology).

Children’s felicitous use of intersubjective particles evidences sensitivity to constellations of perspectives
Boeg Thomsen, D. 13/03/2017 In: Glossa. 2, 1, p. 1-30.
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Syntactic mediation of social cognition: Complement clauses and perspective taking in children with autism
Boeg Thomsen, D. 2017

Life histories, language attitudes and linguistic variation: navigating the micropolitics of language revitalization in an Otomí community in Mexico
Pharao Hansen, M., Hernández-Green, N., Turnbull, R., Boeg Thomsen, D. 2016 In: Language documentation and revitalization in Latin American contexts. Mouton de Gruyter p. 215-246. 32 p. ISBN: 9783110428919.

Sprog og synsvinkler i indskolingsalderen
Boeg Thomsen, D. 2016 In: Autismebladet. 2016, 2, p. 10-13. 4 p.
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The socio-cognitive foundation of Danish perspective-mixing dialogue particles
Engberg-Pedersen, E., Boeg Thomsen, D. 2016 In: Viewpoint and the fabric of meaning. Mouton de Gruyter p. 125-142. 18 p. ISBN: 9783110369076.

Én stavelse, to synsvinkler: Danske børns tilegnelse af dialogiske partikler
Boeg Thomsen, D. 1/06/2015 In: Nydanske Sprogstudier. 48, p. 138-163. 26 p.
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Cue conflicts in context: interplay between morphosyntax and discourse context in Danish preschoolers’ semantic role assignment
Boeg Thomsen, D., Poulsen, M. 2015 In: Journal of Child Language. 42, 6, p. 1237-1266. 30 p.
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Ontogenetic paths to the parenthetical construction
Boeg Thomsen, D. 2015 In: Parenthetical verbs. De Gruyter p. 189-222. 34 p. ISBN: 9783110376036.

Sonority and early words: the Sonority Syllable Model applied to an acquisitional project with Danish children
Kjærbæk, L., Boeg Thomsen, D., Lambertsen, C., Basbøll, H. 2015 In: Italian Journal of Linguistics. 27, 1, p. 61-84. 24 p.
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Social syntaks: Er komplementsætninger et redskab for børn med autisme?
Boeg Thomsen, D. 1/09/2014 In: Logos. 72, p. 11-13. 3 p.
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Semantic role assignment in Danish children and adults
Boeg Thomsen, D., Kristensen, L.B. 2014 In: Acta Linguistica Hafniensia. 46, 2, p. 159-198. 40 p.
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Lenguaje del paisaje: Testimonios lingüísticos del otomí de Acazulco
Boeg Thomsen, D., Pharao Hansen, M. 2013 In: Bajo el volcán. Mexico : Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia p. 25-47. 23 p. ISBN: 9786074844542.

Fonetisk reduktion og morfosyntaktisk uigennemsigtighed: Udfordringer for førskriftlige børn
Boeg Thomsen, D. 2012 In: Danske Talesprog. 12, p. 3-33. 31 p.
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Fra lyd til ord: En afdækning af lydstrukturen i danske børns første ord
Basbøll, H., Kjærbæk, L., Lambertsen, C., Boeg Thomsen, D. 2012 In: Danske Talesprog. 12, p. 182-207. 26 p.
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From sound to words: discovering sound structure in Danish children's first words
Basbøll, H., Kjærbæk, L., Lambertsen, C., Boeg Thomsen, D. 2012 In: Speech in action. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur p. 195-217. 23 p. ISBN: 9788759317570.

Phonetic reduction and morphosyntactic opacity: challenges for preliterate children
Boeg Thomsen, D. 2012 In: Speech in action. Fredriksberg : Samfundslitteratur p. 1-28. 28 p. ISBN: 9788759317570.