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Undergrad Researches Childhood Language Acquisition

Linguistics and neuroscience major and Baggett Fellowship recipient Mina Hirzel is expanding her world of research and using those skills to understand childhood language learning.

Hirzel works in MSU’s Language Acquisition Lab, which focuses on the initial acquisition of language by children. The lab asks area preschoolers to come and participate in exercises with lab researchers, to gain insight into how they piece together sounds, words, and phrases. Associate Professor Alan Munn, a faculty member in the lab, says, “We’re interested in the connecting of words, how words get put into phrases, and what those phrases mean.”

More at http://www.cal.msu.edu/hirzel/ 

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