Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Bigger data about smaller people: Investigating children’s language learning at scale
Every typically developing child learns to talk, but children vary tremendously in how and when they do so. What predicts this variability? And which aspects of early language learning are consistent across the world’s languages and cultures? We use data from tens of thousands of children learning dozens of different languages to create a framework for building and evaluating predictive models of language development.