Dr Silke BrandtSenior Lecturer
Language acquisition and processing of complex syntax
Language and Theory of Mind development: first and third person perspectives in complement clauses and false belief tasks
Syntactic priming and implicit learning of linguistic structures and morpho-syntactic cues
Interactions between information structure and word order
I do corpus analyses and experimental studies to investigate how children's comprehension and productive use of specific (complex) linguistic structures is guided by the form and function of these and related structures in their input. I see language acquisition as a general learning process and also look at interactions between linguistic and social-cognitive development.
PhD Supervision Interests
I would be happy to receive applications in any of these areas: first language acquisition (especially formal and functional aspects of syntax), sentence processing, language and Theory of Mind development, cognitive/ usage-based linguistics & construction grammar.
The ESRC International Centre for Language
01/09/2019 → 31/08/2024
fEC Code: LUCID: The ESRC Centre for Language and Communicative Development
01/10/2014 → …
LUCID: Centre for Language and Communicative Development
01/09/2014 → 31/05/2020
- Research Group in Cognitive Linguistics