Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
How does the brain build a language?
Rowland, Caroline F.
SummaryHow does the human brain acquire a language? And why do some of us learn language earlier and faster than others? In our research, we work to answer these questions by studying how children build a language system from the speech they hear in childhood. Our aim is to understand what drives language acquisition by discovering what differences exist in the brain’s learning mechanisms, how these differences arise, and why they affect the trajectory of learning so substantially.