doc. PhDr. Filip Smolík, Ph.D., DSc.

Institute of Psychology
The Czech Academy of Sciences
Hybernská 8, 110 00 Praha 1
Phone +420 221 403 907, fax +420 222 221 652
Email: smolik@praha.psu.cas.cz

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Areas of interest

  • Language acquisition, the development of grammatical knowledge, tools for assessing grammar and language development
  • Psycholinguistics, processing of grammatical structure
  • Genetics of cognitive abilities
  • Statistical methods for longitudinal research and non-normally distributed data

Representative publications

(see also the complete publications list)

  • Articles

Smolík, F., Bláhová, V. (2022). Here come the nouns: Czech two-year-olds use verb number endings to predict sentence subjects. Cognition 219, 104964.

Smolík, F., & Bytešníková, I. (2021). Validity of the SDDS: A 40-item vocabulary screening tool for 18-to 42-month olds in Czech. Journal of Communication Disorders, 93, 106146.

Smolík, F., & Matiasovitsová, K. (2021). Sentence imitation with masked morphemes in Czech: Memory, morpheme frequency, and morphological richness. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(1), 105-120.

Paillereau, N., Podlipský, V.J., Smolík, F., Šimáčková, Š., & Chládková, K. (2021). The development of infants’ sensitivity to native versus non-native rhythm. Infancy, 26(3), 423-441.

Smolík, F. (2019). Imageability and neighborhood density facilitate the age of word acquisition in czech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(5), 1403-1415.

Smolík, F., & Bláhová, V. (2019). Czech 23-month-olds use gender agreement to anticipate upcoming nouns. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 178, 251-265.

Smolík, F. (2015). Word order and information structure in Czech 3-and 4-year-olds' comprehension. First Language, 35, 237-253.

Smolík, F., Vávrů, P. (2014). Sentence imitation as a marker of SLI in Czech: disproportionate impairment of verbs and clitics. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing research, 57, 837-849

Smolík, F. (2014). Noun imageability facilitates the acquisition of plurals: survival analysis of plural emergence in children. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 43, 335-350.

Marková, G., Smolík, F. (2014). What do you think? The relationship between person reference and communication about the mind in toddlers. Social Development, 23, 61-79.

  • Diagnostic methods

Smolík, F., Bláhová, V., Bartoš, F. (2019). Receptivní slovník & Opakování vět [Receptive vocabulary & Sentence repetition]. Praha: Národní ústav pro vzdělávání.

Smolík, F., Turková, J., Malechová, V., Votavová, K. (2018). Dotazník vývoje komunikace DoVyKo 2. [Communicative development inventory DoVyKo 2. The Czech adaptation of MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories: Words and Senntences]. Praha, Czech Republic: Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

Education

2001-2006 Child Language Program, University of Kansas v Lawrence, KS, USA. PhD. awarded 2006. Dissertation Grammar sensitivity in children: syntactic priming and error detection. Advisor: Mabel Rice. Committee: Susan Kemper, Vicky Peyton, Holly Storkel, Mike Vitevitch.
2000 PhDr. ("small doctorate"), rigorous exam in General Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
1994-1999 Studies in Psychology program, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, concentration in theory and research. Thesis Psychologické aspekty osvojování jazyka (Psychological aspects of language acquistion).
1993-1994 Studies in Psychology program, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, Olomouc.

Professional experience

2002-2006 Graduate research assistant, Language acquisition studies lab, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA.
1996-present Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic. Prague branch. Initialy research assistant, currently postdoc.
1997-1998

Research assistant, Laboratory of psychometric studies, Psychiatric center Prague.Participated in the development of the Prague newborn behavior description method.