Departmental Colloquium: Daniel Swingley, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Babies learning which words?
How do babies learn words? We usually study this by surveying vocabulary knowledge and then doing laboratory experiments to test hypotheses about why the surveys show what they do. I will give examples of this path to discovery and will argue that it’s not enough, and I will try to make the case that measuring children’s environments better is a part of the solution.Babies learning which words?