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RCBB Seminar: Dr Amy Bidgood (LJMU) – Individual differences in language development in the preschool years.

November 9, 2022 @ 14:0015:00

In this RCBB Research Seminar Series talk, Dr Amy Bidgood (LJMU) will present her current research under the title “Individual differences in language development in the preschool years”.

Abstract: Despite the complexity of the task, most children are fluent in at least one language by the time the start school. However, even within the ‘typically developing’ population, large individual difference exist. The Language 0-5 Project was an intensive cohort study, following the language and communicative development of children from 6 months to 4½ years, all of whom were growing up in Merseyside. As well as tracking individual differences in the children’s development, we examined environmental and cognitive predictors of these differences. In this talk, I will introduce the Project and discuss some of our findings so far. I will focus on speed of lexical processing as a predictor of lexical and syntactic development, and the influence of gesture and play on vocabulary acquisition.

Link to Dr Amy Bidgood’s web page.

If you have any queries, please contact Valentina Cazzato or Michael Richter.

Room 1.43, Tom Reilly Building


LJMU, Tom Reilly Building
Tom Reilly Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L3 3AF United Kingdom
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