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Birsu Kandemirci

Research Associate

County South

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 593615

Research overview

I am interested in the connection between children's linguistic abilities and their social cognition. In particular, my current research explores the relationship between 2 and 3-year-old children's ability to acquire linguistic perspective marking and their comprehension of other people's intentions or beliefs. In two separate lines of research, we are examining the impact of time on children's linguistic and socio-cognitive abilities, and whether these abilities can be trained. This project is part of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD).

Previously, I researched the factors that affect children's creative abilities. I was interested in how using a touchscreen device, or collaborating with a peer can have an impact on 5-to-7-year-old children's creative drawing and storytelling abilities.