The Influence of Language on Cognitive Development

ID: 3595
School: School of Language, Education, and Culture
Program: Linguistics
Status: Ongoing
Start date: August 2018
End Date: June 2023


This project investigates the impact of varying language experiences (language deprivation, emerging language environments, full language exposure) on cognitive abilities such as social cognition (Theory of Mind, Socio-cognitive responsiveness), Executive Functioning (working memory, inhibitory control), and Spatial Cognition. Participants include infants and adults in the United States, children and adults in Nicaragua, and children and adults in Peru.

Principal investigators

Additional investigators

  • Coppola, Marie • Department of Psychological Sciences • University of Connecticut
  • Lieberman, Amy L • Wheelock College of Education and Human Development • Boston University

Priorities addressed