My research focuses on the role of phonological biases, linguistic experience, as well as cognitive skills on language development in typically-developing children and children with hearing loss. Unraveling the complex interactions of these factors during the process of language acquisition does not only inform the fundamental features of learning, but also promises profound signicance in informing clinical therapies.
Areas of specialization: Phonology, Language acquisition, Psycholinguistics
Areas of competence: Phonetics, Acoustics, Corpus linguistics
Current Research Interests:
Infant speech perception
Child language development
Infant-directed speech (IDS)
Attention to speech