This area of our research looks at how children interact with their parents and learn sounds, words and sentences.
We study both babies and primary school children, some who learn only one language and some who learn more. Our studies are carried out in the lab and in other settings, such as the classroom or at home. In the lab, we track children's eye movements as they look at pictures on a television. In schools and homes, the children and our researchers play games together, for example.
This project examines children’s development of implicit and explicit social judgements in relation to different regional accents.
This project examines the influence of bilingualism in both children and adults.
This ESRC-funded study compared how children aged 5, 7 and 11 learn French in the classroom.