Department of Psychology
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1020 email@example.com
Welcome to the Language Creation Lab!
We are the University of Connecticut's Language Creation Lab, directed by Dr. Marie Coppola. We study language acquisition and creation as well as the relationship between language and cognition, as revealed by D/deaf individuals with varying degrees of language input.
Russell’s paper, titled “Functionalism in the lexicon: Where is it, and how did it get there?”, initially written as one of his prelims, has been accepted into a thematic issue titled “New Questions for the Next Decade”, and will also be published in a book with other articles and commentaries. Many thanks to Marie and […]
Two of the Language Creation Lab’s undergraduate research assistants, Rachael McCollum and Therese O’Neill, have been awarded the PCLB Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Research Grant. Rachael’s project is titled “The impact of language experience on the development of the number representations in deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children”, and Therese’s project is titled “Investigating social […]
Jessica Contreras, a Developmental Psychology PhD student and member of the Language Creation Lab, recently completed her Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her thesis investigated the relationship between language and cognition for Deaf individuals with cochlear implants, focusing on factors such as executive function, proficiency in English, proficiency […]
Congratulations to Russell Richie, Matt Hall, Sarah Lodge, Megan Brown, and Dr. Marie Coppola, whose research was named as one of two runners-up for best poster at the 2016 EvoLang conference! Entitled, “The impact of communicative network structure on the conventionalization of referring expressions in gesture,” this project asks how people come to agree on […]