This project aims to model infant language development from an interactional perspective during the first 3 years of life by identifying, testing, and simulating some of the fundamental processes involved in early language acquisition. A range of components that can be summarised by speech and gestures have an impact on language development, which is in turn measureable by milestones such as productive vocabulary size and interaction competence. The project team consists of a unique constellation of researchers with their individual linguistic, clinical, and technical background on language acquisition that is united at the site of one potent laboratory. They go beyond descriptive and experimental results on interactional language development by readily testing their results in computational models in order to build a model of infant language acquisition that truly incorporates the multitude of aspects embedded within parent-child interaction.

The MINT Project is founded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW 2011.007).

More information about the MINT Project at Stockholm University Research Database
Information from Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW)