I am interested in how children’s rapid language acquisition emerges from the interaction of their learning mechanisms and the structure of their learning environments. My work combines behavioral and computational analysis of infants’, children’s, and adults’ learning mechanisms with corpus analyses of the language children hear and the world they see. Come visit me at the Communication and Learning Lab.
I am an active contributor to Wordbank, and childes-db, open access tools for big data developmental psychology. I’ve also helped to develop some R packages you might find useful. Check out tidyboot, wordbankr, and childesr. My lab is also a contributor to the ManyBabies project , and we are enthusiastic about reproducibility and open science more broadly.
For a full list of publications, see my lab publications