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Welcome to the Language Development Lab!

We are a group of linguists interested in issues of learning and learnability specifically within the area of phonology. Our projects mainly employ behavioral experiments with human subjects of all ages (from infants to adults) and computational models of learning. Using formal, experimental, and computational approaches, we hope to better understand the learning mechanisms relevant for acquiring the first and other languages.

In Summer 2018, our lab meets every Thursday 1:30-3:00 in RST 9.28 in the Linguistics Department. Our lab meetings consist of two parts: (a) RAs will report on the progress of their lab projects, and (b) we discuss two recently published articles. Our theme this semester is phonological learning and learnability. If you need information on our lab meeting, please contact our lab manager, Eileen, whose email can be found under “people”.