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.
During our weekly lab meetings we discuss the state-of-the-art literature on phonological learning. These discussions guide our current and future research projects.
We will present our work on the reality of hierarchical morphological structure in multimorphemic words at the AMLaP conference in Berlin, September 6-8.
Our very first lab member Eileen successfully defended her thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Waegemaekers!
Yoonsang gave a seminar talk at CUHK on one of our lab projects exploring L2 speakers’ knowledge on morphologically complex words.