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About Our Lab

The Language Learning and Processing Lab studies the acquisition, processing and representation of language. We focus on two fundamental questions: what does it mean to know language and how is this knowledge acquired? We study the learning mechanisms used by children and adults in learning first and second languages; the mechanisms involved in language processing; and the various factors - cognitive and environmental - that influence children's linguistic development. We also ask how our learning mechanisms impact the way languages are structured and change over time. We do our work in the University and at our Living Lab in the Bloomfield Science Museum.

Diversity Statement

Our lab is committed to maintaining and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment. We seek to recruit, support, and retain members from diverse backgrounds and groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences..

New in the Lab

Prof. Inbal Arnon recently gave a lecture about the Starting Big Hypothesis and the role of multiword units in language learning and use, as a part of the ABRALIN talk series.

"Starting Big: Why Is Learning a Language Harder for Adults Than for Children?" Read the full article here

 New open positions 

"Galileo Time"

Watch Prof. Inbal Arnon discussing how and when we begin to perceive our native language..

 Visual Statistical Learning Is Facilitated in Zipfian Distributions


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