First Language Acquisition

How do babies acquire their first language? What are the cues that they use to pull out words from speech, map them to the objects and acquire grammar? We test this using behavioral methods.


Second/Heritage Language Acquisition

Who are heritage language learners and how are their language development different from second language learners? We are compiling corpora to answer these questions in a systematic way.


Artificial Language Learning

Do people have biases to acquire language in one way or another? Using artificial languages, we test some of the possible biases that people might use in learning languages.