Baby Language and Conceptual Knowledge Study (BLoCKS)
co-Is Evelyne Mercure (Goldsmiths), Nadja Althaus (UEA) & Marie Smith (Birkbeck)
This ESRC funded project investigates the two way interaction between language acquisition and conceptual development.
We have 3 research aims:
to develop better measures of category knowledge in pre-verbal (or non-verbal) children
to understand how language guides category learning
to understand the impact that reduced access to language has on conceptual development, in particular, and cognitive development, in general, in deaf infants born to hearing families
We are planning to begin recruiting for this study in the autumn. We encourage parents, deaf or hearing, with deaf or hearing infants, to let us know your interest.
PublicationsOur first publication will appear here soon!