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Learning language

Project studies how children learn language


4:01 p.m., Oct. 1, 2012--Parents and their young children are needed for the Infant Language Project at the University of Delaware, which is trying to find out how children learn language.

The project -- directed by Roberta Golkinoff, H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education -- includes studies for children up to 4 years of age that explore various aspects of the language-learning process.

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During a 30-minute visit to the lab, research assistants play with children to help them feel comfortable in new surroundings. Then they present a short game or show a movie and monitor children's eye movements. 

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