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Language Acquisition

 

Meaning Through the Ages

 

Elizabeth Johnson (Psychology, University of Toronto)

She says tah-may-to but he says tah-mah-to: how children cope with accent variation

Title: Socioeconomic disparities in early language development: Predictors, consequences, and considerations for intervention

Lunch begins at 12:00, Intro/talk begins at 12:15. 

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Title: Life at the edge of the lexicon: Productive knowledge and direct experience in language processing and acquisition

Title: The role of prenatal experience in early speech processing and language acquisition

Title: Infants' understanding of speech as a tool

Abstract: Infants seem to understand that others have internal states that underlie observable behaviour. What is their understanding about how these internal states can be updated? Specifically, do infants understand that speech can serve as a tool to update the internal states of others? I'll describe data suggesting they do, and that they also understand some constraints on the updating of internal states.

12:20pm - lunch served
12:45pm - talk
1:30pm - Q&A

Title: Bilingual Children’s Language and Literacy Development: Home and Classroom Factors

Abstract: TBD

Title: Precursors of logical reasoning in preverbal infants

Title: Life at the edge of the lexicon: Productive knowledge and direct experience in language processing and acquisition.

Title: Bigger data about smaller people: Studying children's language learning at scale. 

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