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Anne Fernald

Associate Professor
Josephine Knotts Knowles Professor in Human Biology
Primary Area: 
Office Location: 
Jordan Hall, Building 420, Room 202
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays from 1:00PM-3:30PM
Office Phone: 
(650) 725-1876
Gonzales, Henedina

Research Summary

Early development of communication and language. Using online measures of spoken language understanding, we investigate the development of speed and efficiency in children's early comprehension in relation to their emerging lexical and grammatical competence. In addition to our ongoing research with English-learning children at our Stanford campus lab, in have recently established a new lab in East Palo Alto. Here we are exploring early bilingual development with Latino infants and young children learning Spanish as well as English.


Ph.D. Psychology, University of Oregon, 1982