During the second year of life, children undergo massive changes in their language abilities: they do not only learn words at an impressive rate but they also understand words faster.
This project will investigate how specific cognitive non-linguistic factors (i.e., working memory, executive functions) and linguistic factors (e.g., onset of word production) may contribute to the development of word comprehension abilities in the second year of life. Ideally, young infants will be longitudinally evaluated using a set of linguistic and non-linguistic experimental and neuropsychological tasks that may account for individual differences in language comprehension developmental trajectory. The research will be conducted in the Babylab of the H2C2 platform (Aix-en-Provence) and will involve behavioral (eye-tracking) and neuroimaging (EEG) methods.
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