Students in Child Language have available to them a rich variety of research tools and databases as well as the opportunity to participate in the Child Language Acquisition Studies Lab. They draw upon well-established research facilities and field sites in pursuing their own research. Seminars in child language, a weekly Proseminar, workshops on special issues in language acquisition and intervention, and research practica are regularly offered by university faculty and visiting scholars.
Additional instructional, research, and clinical experiences are provided by the Institute for Life Span Studies. Research sites and practica are provided by the Institute for Life Span Studies, the Language Acquisition Preschool, and the clinical and research facilities of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Funding resources include trainee support from a NIDCD T32 Training grant, research assistantships in labs of participating faculty, and graduate teaching assistantships. In addition, fellowships including Self Fellowships, Honors Fellowships, and Dissertation Fellowships are available through the Graduate School.
Students Study Four Areas:
- Core theoretical and experimental work on language acquisition
- Relevant methods and theories in linguistics and psycholinguistics
- Theoretical perspectives on developmental psychology
- The nature of disordered language development and methods and techniques for language intervention