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Welcome to the Language Processing and Language Development Lab at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science. Our research group is especially interested in understanding how children learn to incrementally interpret utterances in real-time. Real-time interpretation refers to the natural human ability to interpret sentences in real-time as each word is being perceived. Much of our research focuses on how children learn to use their grammatical knowledge of a language to develop a partial interpretation of each word and phrase. This work makes direct ties to work done in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.


Research in our lab is currently supported by the National Institutes
of Health (1-R01-HD 37507; PIs: Trueswell & Gleitman).