Our team is primarily interested in studying how multilingual babies acquire several languages all at once. In particular, we look into language environments and general cognitive mechanisms behind language acquisition. Among the questions we ask are: what role does language environment play in acquisition? What if the baby hears much more of one language than another on a regular basis? What if the baby hears an additional language in kindergarten that parents do not speak at home?
In order to better understand aspects of bilingualism, we also run studies with monolingual babies as a group for comparison. Apart from that, we have studies with bilingual adults to look into the long-lasting effects of bilingualism.
You will find a list of our current studies to the right. Interested to get involved but haven’t found a suitable study? Please click here.