Faculty Biography

Nancy Budwig

Nancy Budwig, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508.793.7250
Email: nbudwig@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Web Page

Dr. Budwig received a B.A. from Vassar College in 1979 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. She has been at Clark since that time and is also affiliated with the program in Communication and Culture. Dr. Budwig joined the Academic Administration in 2002 and is currently serving the university as Associate Provost and Dean of Research.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Budwig's research examines issues of the construction of knowledge and human development. Trained in the areas of human development and the inter-disciplinary study of language, thought, and culture, Budwig examines issues of the development of knowledge and the role that participation in communities of practice plays in the gradual construction of meaning systems. Her research on language acquisition aims to understand the protracted nature of the organization and development of linguistic forms and the functions they serve in everyday interaction. Her work on language socialization examines ways participation in language practices contributes to the construction of culturally relevant senses of personhood. Further information about ongoing projects can be found at her personal Web page.

Selected Publications

(Please contact the Psychology Department for reprint inquiries)

Budwig, N., Book Series Editor: Knowledge and development. Cambridge University Press.

Guo, J., Lieven, E., Budwig, N., Ervin-Tripp, S., Ozcaliskan, S., & Nakamura, K. (Eds.). (2008). Cross-linguistic approaches to the psychology of language: Research in the tradition of Dan Isaac Slobin. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum/Taylor and Francis.

Müller, U., Carpendale, J., Budwig, N., & Sokol, B. (Eds.). (2007). Social knowledge and social life: Developmental perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum/Taylor and Francis.

Budwig, N., Narasimhan, B., & Srivastava, S. (2006). Interim solutions: The acquisition of early verb construction in Hindi. In E. V. Clark & B. Kelly (Eds.), The acquisition of constructions. Stanford, CA: CSLI Press. 

Budwig, N. (2004). Building bridges between developmental psychology and linguistic theorizing. Human Development, 47, 321-326.

Budwig, N. (2003). The role of language in human development. In J. Valsiner & K. J. Connolly (Eds), Handbook of developmental psychology (pp.217-236).  London: Sage

Budwig, N. (2003). Context and the dynamic construal of meaning in early childhood. In C. Raeff, J. Benson, & J. Kruper (Eds.). Social and cognitive development in the context of individual, social, and cultural processes (pp. 103-130).  New Jersey: Routledge.

Budwig, N. (2002). A developmental-functionalist approach to mental state talk. In J. Byrnes & E. Amsel (Eds.), Language, literacy, and cognitive development: The development and consequences of symbolic communication (pp. 59-86). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Budwig, N., UÅūgiris, I. & Wertsch, J. (Eds.). (2000). Communication: An arena of development. Stamford, CT: Ablex.