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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

 

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

Kristin Lagattuta (Psychology, UC Davis).

Title: Developing a Life History Theory of Mind: Awareness that the Mind Learns from the Past to Imagine the Future

 
Endless Possibilities: The Development of Possibility and Necessity in Cognition, Language, and Society
 
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Meaning Through the Ages

 

Zoe Ovans (NACS/HESP)

Rely on what’s reliable: Effects of cognitive-control engagement on children’s sentence comprehension 

 

Darko Odic (Psychology, University of British Columbia)

Breaking the ATOM: Exploring the relationship between number, time, and space perception

The Graduate Field Committee in Developmental Science (GFCDS) cordially invites you to join us for a reception and get-together to kick off the new academic year. This will be a great opportunity to meet new students and others in labs across campus and celebrate our thriving developmental science community. All members of the community on campus are welcome and encouraged to come! Please RSVP.

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