SRCD 2019: language input and prediction

Here are my slides for SRCD 2019. A large body of research indicates that environmental factors like SES play a role in children's language development (for review see Fernald & Weisleder, 2011). These findings reveal that children's day-to-day language experiences vary tremendously, as do their developmental trajectories. Factors like SES, language input, and language processing … Continue reading SRCD 2019: language input and prediction

SRCD 2019: prediction vs. repetition

Here is our poster for SRCD 2019. Recent theories claim that prediction supports language development, and previous findings are in line with this view (Dell & Chang, 2014; Reuter et al., under revision). However, because behavioral measures of prediction are indirect, it’s unclear what representations are activated during processing, and how specific those representations are … Continue reading SRCD 2019: prediction vs. repetition

BUCLD 2018

Here are my slides for BUCLD 2018. A number of recent theories propose that prediction facilitates efficient language processing. Supporting this idea are findings that listeners can use verb semantics and number markings to predict upcoming referents (Mani & Huettig, 2012; Lukyanenko & Fisher, 2016). However, precisely how prediction occurs during language processing remains uncertain. One … Continue reading BUCLD 2018

she roars

This past week, I was honored to give a research talk at She Roars - a conference celebrating women at Princeton. This conference was a unique opportunity to reflect on all the amazing women who have mentored me: Jenny Saffran, Maryellen MacDonald, Melanie Jones, Alexa Romberg, Jessica Willits, Jill Lany, Jess Hay, Jesse Snedeker, Manizeh Kahn, Melissa … Continue reading she roars