Research Program: Speech and Language
The role of affect and infant-directed speech on infants' early word learning.
I am interested in examining how affect is involved in infants' early language development. It has been shown that infants demonstrate strong preferences for infant-directed speech (IDS), and that affect is an important feature of IDS. My thesis examines whether affect can aid word learning, and will assess infants' ability with consideration to both the cognitive resources required and the demands of the task. Further, the project will assess affect and IDS at an individual level.
B Psychology (Hons), Western Sydney University.