Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo

My research explores what infants and toddlers know about language (their own, or language in general) and how they come to know it: What knowledge and abilities do infants bring to the task of language acquisition, and how are they altered by experience with the native language? My work primarily investigates these questions with respect to early perceptual language development (in infants and toddlers aged 6-24 months), with a focus on the acquisition of the speech sound system and early word learning.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Waterloo