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

  • Hoff, E. (20014). Language development, Fifth Edition. Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.

  • 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

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 noneffects 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.