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Malt, B.C. (2013).   Context sensitivity and insensitivity in object naming. Language and Cognition, 5, 81-97. PDF

Malt, B.C. & Paquet, M. (2012).  The real deal: What judgments of really reveal about how people think about artifacts. Memory & Cognition.  DOI 10.3758/s13421-012-0270-9. PDF

Pavlenko, A. & Malt, B.C.  (2011). Kitchen Russian: Cross-linguistic differences and first-language object naming by Russian-English bilingualsBilingualism: Language and Cognition, 14, 19-45. PDF

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. PDF

Malt, B.C. (2010).  Naming artifacts: Patterns and processes.  B. Ross (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation: Advances in research and theory (pp. 1-38).  Amsterdam: Elsevier. PDF

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 encode human experience (pp. 3-15). Oxford University Press.PDF

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 encode human experience (pp. 29-57).  Oxford University Press. PDF

Malt, B.C. (2010).  Why we should do without concepts. Mind and Language, 25, 622-633. PDF

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. PDF

Gao, Y. & Malt, B.C. (2009).  Mental representation and cognitive consequences of Chinese individual classifiers.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 1124-1179. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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 . Oxford University Press. PDF

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

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. PDF

Malt, B.C. & Sloman, S.A.(2004). Conversation and convention: Enduring influences on name choice for common objects. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1346-1354. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

Sloman , S.A. , Harrison , M., and Malt, B.C. (2002). Recent exposure affects artifact naming. Memory & Cognition, 30, 687-695. PDF

Gennari, S., Sloman , S.A. , Malt, B. C., and Fitch, W.T. (2002). Motion events in language and cognition. Cognition, 83, 49-79. PFD

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. PDF

Malt, B.C. (1995). Category coherence in cross-cultural perspective. Cognitive Psychology, 29, 85-148. PDF

Malt, B.C. (1994). Water is not H 2 O. Cognitive Psychology, 27, 41-70. PDF