Studies for 1–3 year olds

Studies for 1–3 year olds

Where's the 'ba' in 'banana'?

A young boy called Ryan

Help us investigate the process of language acquisition in young children as they are just beginning to acquire complex language skills.

Participants: 26-28-month-olds who are only exposed to English, with no language or attention difficulties, no hearing issues or grommets.

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Participants will take part in a short looking-and-listening task, which investigates toddlers' word learning. The results may change the way we think about children's own speech production when they learn new words. Parents will receive a $20 Coles/Myer gift card, as reimbursement for their travel and participation.

Researchers: Dr Titia Benders, Prof. Katherine Demuth

The early representations of vowels

A child ad mother with language lab sign behind themBe a part of the journey in finding out how children perceive vowel sounds at an early age by having your child take part in a short looking and listening task.

Participants: 24 month-olds with parents who speak Australian-English only at home, and have no known language or attention difficulties, and no hearing difficulties or grommets.

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The purpose of this project is to investigate children's acquisition of early language sounds and has implications for bilingual children and children with hearing impairments. Parents will receive a $30 Coles/Myer gift card, as reimbursement for their travel and participation.

Researchers: Prof. Katherine Demuth, Nan Xu Rattonasone

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