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Modeling children's acquisition of speech acts and clause types

This project investigates how children come to associate clause types with their canonical function, and in particular, interrogatives to questions. We examined speech acts and clause types in speech to children. I will first report some of the results from our corpus study, and then discuss our plans to model the learning process computationally, and how we are going to use Robustly-optimized BERT approach (RoBERTa) to assist the annotation process.


Coarticulation, compensation, and language change


Dialect Differences and their Impact on Spoken Language Comprehension


Learning speech sounds through a video game: A reinforcement account


The role of early experiences on the neurobiology of language and literacy development


How do we represent event structure? Insights from behavioral and neural evidence


Colorless green screens zoom enthusiastically: Engaging children in virtual outreach

Erika Exton (HESP), Kathleen Oppenheimer (HESP), Lauren Salig (NACS), and Craig Thorburn (LING)


A recording of this LSLT is now available here.


What Translanguaging Can Tell Us About Bilingual Language Control: Evidence from Spontaneous Codeswitching


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