Ph.D. Columbia University, 1987
- Weighing contributions of human biology and environment in how infants learn language
- Exploring the role of emotion in guiding learning
- Applying knowledge of typical language development to childhood language disorders
I am primarily interested in how infants and young children learn, with an emphasis on language. This primary interest entails questions about how new knowledge comes about, what motivates learning, and how the normal language learning mechanism goes awry in childhood language disorders.