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Dr Katherine Twomey

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

I am fascinated by how children learn language.  My research focuses on how children learn their first words and categories, as well as acquire more abstract syntax.  I examine the interactions between these processes using behavioural, corpus and computational (neural network) techniques. More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/ktwomeyresearch/home.

Career Details

I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of Sussex in 2012.  I then worked as a postdoc at the University of Liverpool investigating grammar acquisition using the Dual-path neural network model of sentence production.  I am now a postdoc at Lancaster University, working on the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) project, conducting eyetracking and computational investigations of early word learning, categorisation and curiosity-driven learning.

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