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Dr Silke Brandt


Silke Brandt


Tel: + 44 1524 594473

Research overview

I do corpus analyses and experimental studies to investigate how children's comprehension and productive use of specific (complex) linguistic structures is guided by the form and function of these and related structures in their input. I see language acquisition as a general learning process and also look at interactions between linguistic and social-cognitive development.

Research Interests

Language acquisition and processing of complex syntax 

Language and Theory of Mind development: first and third person perspectives in complement clauses and false belief tasks

Syntactic priming and implicit learning of linguistic structures and morpho-syntactic cues

Interactions between information structure and word order

Research Grants

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