[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FL130100014]
Researchers Prof Katherine Demuth;
Brief description Children who are delayed in learning language have problems learning to use grammatical morphemes (e.g., articles, auxiliary verbs, verbal inflections like the past tense), but the exact causes are unclear. This program of study will use converging evidence from brain imaging and behavioural experiments to better understand the mechanisms underlying efficient language learning, and the locus of the morphological problems in bilinguals, children with hearing loss, and those with general language delay. This in turn will have implications for informing more effective intervention, leading to better child health, wellbeing, and long term social, educational and employment outcomes.
Funding Amount $2,865,815
Funding Scheme Australian Laureate Fellowships