The Child Language Lab @ NYU studies how children learn the abstract complexities of human language. Learning our first language (or languages for multilingual little ones!) is probably the most sophisticated thing we ever do, and we’re all but done before we can put on our own socks, eat in polite company, or ride a bicycle.
We combine expertise in linguistics, cognitive science and developmental psychology to help us understand just how our little ones learn language!
Our research on child language development depends on people like you. A visit to our lab allows you to learn about the way children learn language along with us – you and your child become part of important research in the field, in real time!