Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP is an internationally-known scholar in adolescent language development and disorders, with particular expertise in the areas of language sampling, complex syntax, critical thinking, and word learning. A professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon, she has served as a co-principal investigator on a longitudinal study of language development, funded by the National Institutes of Health, and on a cross-linguistic study of adolescent language development funded by the Binational Science Foundation (Israel-US). A Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) since 1999, Professor Nippold has published eight books and 129 journal articles and book chapters, and has made 220 professional presentations. In 2015, she received Honors of the Association, ASHA’s highest award, for “distinguished and exceptional contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.” She also received the Distinguished Alumni Award, from Purdue University in 2017, the Editor’s Award from ASHA (1983, 2001), and the Outstanding Publications Award from the Council for Exceptional Children (2009). Professor Nippold is a former public school Speech-Language Pathologist and served as Editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools for over five years. Currently she serves on the Editorial Board of Child Language Teaching and Therapy, an international research journal. Professor Nippold has successfully collaborated on research and writing projects with scholars from around other countries, including Australia, England, Israel, and New Zealand.
PhD, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, 1982
Emphasis: School-Age Language Development & Disorders
West Lafayette, Indiana
MA, Communicative Disorders, 1976
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, California
BA, Philosophy, cum laude, 1972
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University (2017).
Honors of the Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2015) for “distinguished and exceptional contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.”
Outstanding Clinician Award, Excellence in Research and Teaching, Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association (2012).
Outstanding Publications Award, Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD), Council for Exceptional Children (2009).
Hope Baney Faculty Award, College of Education, University of Oregon, for project entitled,Language Sampling Handbook for Speech-Language Pathologists (2007-2008).
Editor’s Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology for the article of highest merit published in 2001, “Idiom Understanding in Preadolescents: Synergy in Action” (M. A. Nippold, C. Moran, & I. E. Schwarz).
Erskine Fellowship, Department of Speech and Language Therapy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, Winter-Spring 2000.
Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (since 1999).
Honors of the Association, Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association, for contributions in research, teaching, and service to the profession of communication disorders and sciences (1998).
Editor's Award from Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools for the article of highest merit published in 1983, "Metaphoric Understanding in Preadolescents Having a History of Language Acquisition Difficulties" (M. A. Nippold & S. H. Fey).
Nippold, M. A. (2018). The literate lexicon in adolescents: Monitoring the use and understanding of morphologically complex words. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, SIG 1, Vol 3(Part 4), 211-221.
Nippold, M. A. & Hayward, C. (2018). Narrative speaking in adolescents: Monitoring progress during intervention. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, SIG 1, Vol 3(Part 4), 198-210.
Nippold, M. A. (2018). Language development in children who stutter: A review of recent research. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Published online 4/11/18; https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2018.1457721
Nippold, M. A. (2018). Stuttering in preschool children: Direct versus indirect treatment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49, 4-12.
Nippold, M. A., Vigeland, L. M., Frantz-Kaspar, M.W., & Ward-Lonergan, J. (2017). Language sampling with adolescents: Building a normative database with fables. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 908-920.
Nippold, M. A., Frantz-Kaspar, M. W., & Vigeland, L. M. (2017). Spoken language production in young adults: Examining syntactic complexity. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 1339-1347.
Nippold, M.A., Vigeland, L. M., & Frantz-Kaspar, M. W. (2017). Metacognitive verb production in adolescents: The link to complex syntax. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 31(10), 761-776.
Adolescent language development and disorders, with particular expertise in the areas of language sampling, complex syntax, critical thinking, and word learning.