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Charlotte Field

Research student

Charlotte Field

Fylde College

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YF

United Kingdom

Location: C2

Web: http://www.psych.lancs.ac.uk/people/

Research overview

My research explores how Typically Developing (TD) children, children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and children with other Developmental Disorders (DD) learn language; specifically words for novel objects.  I am exploring word learning constraints such as the 'shape bias' and 'function bias' in the three groups of children.  In addition to this, I am investigating how children with and without ASD use social (eye gaze, pointing) and associative (arrow positioned towards object, object lighting up) cues to form word-object mappings when a novel referent is labelled. 

Current Teaching

October 2012 - March 2013; October 2014 - March 2015: Psychology Demonstrator.  PSYC 102 Approaches labs

October 2012 (for two weeks); October 2013 - March 2014; October 2014 - March 2015:  Lab Demonstrator.  PSYC 204 (conducting psychological research) labs

October 2012 - May 2013; January - May 2014: Seminar Tutor.  PSYC101 Seminars

February - March 2012; January - March 2014: Statistics Demonstrator.  PSYC102 skills labs 

October - December 2013: Seminar Tutor.  PSYC201 (cognitive psychology) seminars

Thesis Title

Word Learning in TD children and children with ASD.

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