Hoff, E. (2014).  Language development , Fifth Edition. Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.  

Hoff, E. (Ed.) (2012)  Research methods in child language : A practical guide. Wiley-Blackwell, Publishers.  

Hoff, E. &  Shatz , M. (Eds.). (2007),  Blackwell handbook of language development.  Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers.  

McCardle, P. & Hoff, E. (Eds.). (2006),  Childhood bilingualism: Research on infancy through school age.  Clevedon , UK: Multilingual Matters.  


Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters on Bilingual Children

In press Hoff, E. & Shanks, K. F. Mother-child conversations of Latina immigrant and U.S.-born mothers in the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

2023 Giguere, D. & Hoff, E. Bilingual children’s vocabulary skills at 5 years predict reading comprehension development within, not across, languages. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2023.2166397

2022 Tulloch, M. K. & Hoff, E. Filling lexical gaps and more: Code-switching for the power of expression by young bilinguals. Journal of Child Language.

2022 Giguere, D. & Hoff, E. Bilingual development in the receptive and expressive domains: They differ. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 25(10), 3849-3858.

2022 Laursen, B., Hoff, E., Gaudree, A., Højen, A., & Bleses, D. Child disruptiveness moderates the effects of home book reading on oral language development. Personality and Individual Differences, 196.

2022 Persici, V. Majorano, M., Bastianello, T., & Hoff, E. Language minority bilingual children’s majority language vocabulary and reading speed are affected by maternal language proficiency and language exposure at home: A study of first, third, and fifth graders in Italy. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

2022 Mendive, S., Aldoney, D., Mascareño, M., Pezoa, J., & Hoff, E. Ambientes de lenguaje y alfabetización inicial en el hogar a los 4 años: determinantes y relación con comprensión lectora hasta los 9 años. Infancia y Aprendizaje/Journal for the Study of Education and Development.

2022 Giguere, D., Dickson, D., Tulloch, M. K., & Hoff, E. Majority language skill, not measures of bilingualism, predicts executive attention in bilingual children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 213.

2022 Hoff, E., Højen, A., & Bleses, D. Social contexts and language development: Past, present, and future. In J. Law, S. Reilly, C. McKean, & F. Mensah (Eds.), Language development: Individual differences in a social context. Cambridge University Press.

2021 Hoff, E. Why bilingual development is not easy. In J. Lockman (Ed.) Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 61, 129-168.

2021 Hoff, E., Tulloch, M. K., & Core, C. Profiles of majority-minority language proficiency in 5-year-olds. Child Development, 92(5), 1801-1816. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13591

2021 Højen, A., Hoff, E. Bleses, D., & Dale, P. S. The relation of home literacy environments to language and preliteracy skills in single- and dual-language children in Danish childcare. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 55, 312-325.

2021 Shiro, M. & Hoff, E. A multidimensional approach to Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers’ narrative skills. Infancia y Aprendizaje/Journal for the Study of Education and Development, 44, 370-400. doi:10.1080/02103702.2021.1888493

2021 Welsh, S. N. & Hoff, E. Language exposure outside the home becomes more English dominant from 30 to 60 months for children from Spanish-speaking homes in the U.S. International Journal of Bilingualism, 25, 483-499.

2020 Lauro, J., Core, C., & Hoff, E. Explaining individual differences in trajectories of simultaneous bilingual development: Contributions of child and environmental factors. Child Development. 91, 2063-2082.

2020 Giguere, D. & Hoff, E. Home language and societal language skills in second generation bilingual adults. International Journal of Bilingualism, 24, 1071-1087. doi: 10.1177/1367006920932221

In press Lauro, J., Core, C., & Hoff, E. Explaining individual differences in trajectories of simultaneous bilingual development: Contributions of child and environmental factors. Child Development. 

2020 Shiro, M., Hoff, E., & Ribot, K. M. Cultural differences in the content of child talk: Evaluative lexis of English monolingual and Spanish-English bilingual 30-month-olds. Journal of Child Language. DOI:10.1017/S0305000919000990 

2019 Hoff, E., Core, C., & Shanks, K.F.*The quality of child-directed speech depends on the speaker’s language proficiency. Journal of Child Language. DOI:  

2019 Walker, D., Sepulveda, S.J., Hoff, E. et al. Language intervention research in early childhood care and education: A systematic survey of the literature. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. DOI:  

2019 Limia, V.D.*, Ӧzçalişkan, Ş., Hoff, E. Do parents provide a helping hand to vocabulary development in bilingual children? Journal of Child Language, 46, 501-521. DOI:

2018 Hoff, E., Giguere, D.*, Quinn, J., & Lauro, J. The development of English and Spanish among children in immigrant families in the United States. Pensamiento Educativo: Revista de Investigatión Educacional Latinoamericana, 55, 1-17. DOI:  

2018 Hoff, E., Burridge, A., Ribot, K. M., & Giguere, D.* Language specificity in the relation of maternal education to bilingual children’s vocabulary growth. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1011-1019.  

2017 Hoff, E. Bilingual development in children of immigrant families. Child Development Perspectives, 12, 80-86.  

2017 Hoff, E. & Ribot, K. M.* Language growth in English monolingual and Spanish-English bilingual children from 2.5 to 5 years. The Journal of Pediatrics, 190, 241-245.  

2017 Hoff, E., Quinn, J. M., & Giguere, D.* What explains the correlation between growth in vocabulary and grammar? New evidence from latent change score analyses of simultaneous bilingual development. Developmental Science, 12.  DOI:10.1111/desc.12536  

2017 Ribot, K. M. *, Hoff, E., & Burridge, A. Language use contributes to expressive language growth: Evidence from bilingual children. Child Development, 89, 929-940.  DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12770  

2016 Place, S. & Hoff, E. Effects and non-effects of input in bilingual environments on dual language skills in 2 ½-year-olds. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19, 1023-1041.  DOI: 10.1017/S1366728915000322  

2015 Hoff, E. & Core, C. What clinicians need to know about bilingual development. Seminars in Speech and Language, 36, 89-99.  DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549104  

2015 Hoff, E. Language development in bilingual children. In E. Bavin & L. Naigles (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of child language, 2nd edition (pp. 483-503). Cambridge University Press.