ICIS Symposium “Grammar Learning in Infancy”

Together with Judit Gervain, Irene de la Cruz Pavía (Université Paris Descartes / CNRS), Jutta Mueller (University of Osnabrück) and Claartje Levelt (Leiden University), P1 organizes a symposium titled “Grammar learning in Infancy” at the 2018 International Congress of Infant Studies, which will take place June 30th to July 3rd in Philadelphia.

The symposium will provide an interdisciplinary perspective to infant artificial and natural grammar learning by bringing together research spanning ages from 6 to 36 months and behavioral as well as neurophysiological methods (head-turn, ERP and fNIRS). We will address the following questions: When in development is it particularly easy for infants to learn grammatical rules and what are the underlying mechanisms? Are these learning mechanisms specific to language and what are their neural correlates? This symposium aims to contribute to a more complete picture of how infants achieve the critical developmental milestones of grammar learning.