Psychology Department Talk: Thursday, March 21st, by Prof. Dr. Aylin Kuntay
Department of Psychology presents a talk by Prof. Dr. Aylin Kuntay, Koc University
The talk will take place on Thursday, March 21st, at 15.00, at the Rectorate Conference Hall.
Title: Development of integration of linguistic knowledge and effective reference in children
Pragmatic development involves learning to use linguistic devices and non-linguistic action in a well-integrated way in relation to an interactive context. In this talk, I will show that pragmatic development is protracted and malleable by giving anecdotal and empirical examples from research on children’s knowledge of words/constructions and referential communication (learning to appropriately refer to things in the context of verbal communication).
I will end with forward-looking thoughts in relation to applied sciences seeking to remedy the widely found disparities in children’s early language and communication abilities.