Bilingual preschoolers needed for language study
Studies in the Language Development Lab at Vanderbilt University explore how children learn new words. For this study, researchers are interested in how 3- to 5-year-old monolingual and bilingual children learn words and how parents explain the meanings of words to their children.
During the study children will be read stories by a researcher and a parent. We are interested in when children notice that a word is new to them and what parents say when children ask them questions about new words. A researcher will also teach children new words for some familiar objects. We are interested in how much extra information children need to learn a new word for something they already have a name for.
Participants needed: 3- to 5-year-old children
Compensation: Children receive a toy or a book for taking part
Contact: Call 343-8721 or email rebecca.m.jacobson@Vanderbilt.Edu.