Goals and aims

  • The goal is to reach a better understanding of the role played by different modalities in the language acquisition process, and to further understand the relation between modalities in child-parent interactions.
  • To build a multimodal database for Swedish children in the ages 0;3-3;0.
  • To use the knowledge gained to model the language acquisition process.

Research questions

  • What roles do different modalities play
        - in interaction between child and parent?
        - in production within child/parent?
  • What are the differences and commonalities within the group of children/parents as for e.g., interactional style; pace of development; relation between language and external values (non-verbal cognition; SECDI; SES; background; etc); relations within language (semantics; pragmatics; syntactic development; etc)?