Carnegie Mellon University

Erik Thiessen

August 12, 2019

Language and Learning Lab Helps Develop Researchers

In Erik Thiessen’s Infant Language and Learning Lab, Carnegie Mellon University students are taking their first steps into research.
Audrey Goodman is a rising junior in philosophy studying linguistics, and works with Thiessen. This summer, as a part of the Undergraduate Research Office’s Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship program, she has been working with Thiessen to create artificial languages for use in a new project. The study will look at bilingual speakers of English and Mandarin in Pittsburgh and Beijing to understand how language backgrounds can shape the way people process stimuli.
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