UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Language and Cognition Seminar - Dr Paul Ibbotson

16 June 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Wednesday 16 June, 1-2pm UK time. "The social and cognitive foundations of language acquisition." Talk held online.

This event is free.

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Disa Witkowska – Language & Cognition

The social and cognitive foundations of language acquisition.

In this talk I will discuss my experimental, corpus and modelling work exploring the social and cognitive foundations of language acquisition. In an approach that can be described as developmental cognitive linguistics I aim to show (a) how cognitive bottlenecks can place adaptive constraints on learning and (b) the value-added of integrating social and cognitive development into our models of linguistic development. Examples are drawn from such non-linguistic domains as inhibition, memory, attention, and categorisation to illustrative how their development can shape the course of language acquisition.

About the Speaker

Dr Paul Ibbotson

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University

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