Indiana University

The Speech Research Laboratory is a part of the Psychological and Brain Sciences department at Indiana University in Bloomington.
1101 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

28th Jan 2014

Speech Research Lab Meeting – January 31 – Jon Willits

For this week’s SRL meeting, Dr. Jon Willits, a postdoc in Mike Jones’ lab will present a WIPI style talk. His title and abstract are provided below, all are welcome and invited to attend.

When: Friday, January 31, 2014, 1:30pm
Where: Psychology room #128

Title: Semantic Models and their Applications to Vocabulary Development in Children with Cochlear Implants and Normal Hearing Children

Abstract: I will give a talk that has two parts. In the first half I will discuss semantic memory models and some of their applications to vocabulary development in typically developing children. I will show that these models can help predict interesting facts about language development, such as which words and concepts are easy and difficult to learn. The models also make suggestions about some underlying facts about the language learning process, such as the importance of different kinds of information. In the second half I will discuss some preliminary work on applying these models to language development with children with cochlear implants, such as modeling behavior on verbal fluency tasks.

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