Language is a unique human capacity that enables us to learn, think and communicate about entities and events in the world. We are interested in how children’s language and communication with others influences their conceptual knowledge and how the acquisition of certain type of linguistic constructions affects their reasoning (e.g., logical reasoning). 

This line of work involves two current foci: 1) children’s ability to use language to build representations about objects and update existing representations 2) the role of language in shaping children’s logical  reasoning and inference. We study these topics using a variety of off-line (e.g., forced choice paradigms, elicited production) and on-line methodologies (e.g., non-invasive eye-tracking technology).

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