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

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 […]

Jane Lutken returns from University of Konstanz

Jane Lutken returns from University of Konstanz

Jane Lutken has recently returned from Germany where she conducted research at the University of Konstanz in cooperation with Professor Bettina Braun at the “BabySpeechLab”. Research there is ongoing, thanks to the help of Research Assistants Carina Haase and Naomi Reichmann. This project was supported by an NSF (Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant), which she was […]