Dr Elizabeth Wonnacott
Honorary Asssociate Professor
Language & Cognition
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2020
roadly speaking, I am interested in how we learn language. I have a longstanding interest in the role of statistical learning mechanisms in language acquisition and how learning processes shape human languages. More recently, I have begun to explore how the statistical structure of the input can affect learning of a modern foreign language, and how this might differ for learners of different ages. I also have an ongoing interest in reading development, and in particular in the role of statistical learning in the written domain.
I currently teach on the BSc Psychology and Language Sciences. I am module convener for PALS2005 Development of Communication and Cognition I also act as an academic and personal tutor.