How do infants begin to learn languages?
Professor Daniel Swingley is a psycholinguist who studies language acquisition.
Some of the fundamental questions that Professor Swingley is interested in include:
- How do children learn the consonants and vowels of their language?
- How do children learn words?
- How does parental speech to children support language learning?
- What individual differences lead to differences in speech interpretation?
He has explored these questions through observational experiments with infants and toddlers, phonetic and statistical analyses of infant-directed speech corpora, and learning studies of adults.
Professor Swingley was recently awarded The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Penn’s highest teaching honor, in 2016.