Formerly at Lancaster University
My main research interest is early language acquisition, specializing in strategies and assumptions that form part of the word-learning process in infants, children, and adults. During my PhD, I have investigated the Mutual Exclusivity assumption in lexical acquisition, which refers to the assumption that every word form is mapped to a single referent. My work has focused on exploring the origins and developmental path of this assumption, as well as its relation to more general early socio-cognitive and linguistic abilities.
I am also interested in investigating the extent of the cognitive advantages associated with early bilingualism and their implications for the development of social understanding, metalinguistic awareness, and early literacy skills.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article
Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings › Paper