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BabyTalk Research

Studying the Sounds of Childhood


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Meet the Team

We are an interdisciplinary team with diverse backgrounds in cognitive and developmental psychology, linguistics, and speech/language pathology. We share a common goal of understanding the process by which children learn new words. In particular, we are interested in the ways infant-directed speech can help children connect the words they hear to the world around them.



     Derek Houston, Ph.D.
     Jessa Reed, Ph.D.
     Jongmin Jung, Ph.D.
     Yuanyuan Wang, Ph.D.
     Jamie Kuess
     Dania Ahmed