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Title: How mother, father, and caregiver language input predicts children’s concurrent and later development

Bio: Lynne Vernon-Feagans is the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Early Childhood, Intervention and Literacy, and Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

Maryland language scientists are used to the idea of interdisciplinary collaboration - but rarely sit down to discuss language science with psychoanalysts and children’s book authors. At the end of April, Colin Phillips did just that as part of a prestigious roundtable on 'The Mind of a Child' at the Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation in New York.

Title: Proper treatment of experience in learning language

Distinguished psycholinguist Elissa Newport – Professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Director of its Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, and Principal Investigator within theLearning and Development Lab – will be giving a series of three lectures, generously supported by Dave Baggett.

Distinguished psycholinguist Elissa Newport – Professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Director of its Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, and Principal Investigator within theLearning and Development Lab – will be giving a series of three lectures, generously supported by Dave Baggett.

Elissa Newport

Distinguished psycholinguist Elissa Newport – Professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Director of its Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, and Principal Investigator within the Learning and Development Lab – will be giving a series of three lectures, generously supported by Dave Baggett.

Psycholinguistics Lab meeting. Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30. Linguistics Dept seminar room, 1108B Marie Mount Hall.

On October 10th we'll have a double-header featuring Kate Harrigan, discussing her work on how children learn and understand very-hard-to-observe words, such as "want", "think", and "hope". Then Ellen Lau will talk about some of her recent work on ERPs and predictive processes ("Events vs. Entities with ERPs").

All welcome.

Language Science Day 2014

LSD marked the 1-year anniversary of the Maryland Language Science Center, showcasing many ideas and initiatives launched over the past year.

The Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences creates a freely-available, standardized and economical infant testing system.

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