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How infants begin to understand sentences

Research Achievements

How infants begin to understand sentences

Aaron White (Linguistics) and Susan Teubner-Rhodes (Psychology) have made valuable discoveries about the how 1-2 year old infants begin to understand sentences. White has shown that infants are able to learn a new word’s meaning from the linguistic environment in which it appears. White’s work draws on the computational training that he received through IGERT. Teubner-Rhodes, as a part of her IGERT research rotation, has found associations between comprehension ability and more general executive control ability, paralleling her own previous findings in adults.