The Language Acquisition Lab investigates how children learn the forms of their native languages using a variety of experimental paradigms, including preferential looking, head-turn preference, and interactive games. It’s a lot of fun!

Want to contribute?

If you are a student who is interested in getting involved in one of our current research projects, and you have background experience in linguistics (in particular, syntax), please contact Géraldine Legendre.

News & Announcements

Congratulations, Dr. Lutken!

Congratulations, Dr. Lutken!

Jane Lutken finished her PhD this year and is starting as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. […]

Upcoming presentations

Talk Oct 22, 2020: An Nguyen giving a talk at the Many Paths to Language workshop, hosted by the Max Planck Institute: Testing syntactic simplicity: wh-in-situ vs. fronted wh-questions in L1 acquisition Nov 13, 2020: An Nguyen giving a Brown Bag Lunch talk: The acquisition of wh-questions: Beyond structural simplicity and input frequency January 8, […]

New MA student and undergraduate RA

This Fall 2020, the Language Acquisition Lab welcomes new MA student Renee Cong and new undergraduate Jasmin Thames. Renee holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Berkeley. Her research interests include language acquisition, bilingualism, and second language acquisition. Jasmin Thames is a 3rd-year Cognitive Science, Linguistics minor undergraduate. Her research interests include psycholinguistics, bilingualism, language […]