LuCiD Seminar Series

About our seminar series

Our Seminar Series invites language experts from across the world, as well as leading researchers from the Centre, to share their research. Seminars take place monthly during term time either online or at one of our North West universities and cover a range of topics linked to language acquisition. They are open to anyone wishing to attend-  contact us to be added to the mailing list. Following each in-person seminar, there is usually opportunity to discuss ideas with the speaker over an informal lunch.

2021/22 Seminar

Below are the details for the upcoming series.  Abstract, titles and venue (room) details will be updated nearer the time of each seminar. All seminars are FREE to attend, no booking required (for online seminar access, get in touch via our contact form). We are expecting these to continue to be hosted online via Zoom until the end of 2021 but hope we may have some flexibility to host in-person and/or blended sessions in 2022 for speakers who are based in the UK. 

Recording 5th October 2021 (2pm UK time) Prof Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University) How high quality language environments create high quality learning environments

Recording 2nd November 2021 (11am UK time) Prof Catherine Tamis Le-Monda (NYU Steinhardt) and Dr Catalina Suarez-Rivera (UCL) Principles of Embodied Language Learning: Active Infants in Structured Physical, Social, and Cultural Environments

7th December 2021 (11am UK time) Prof Flavia Adani (Freie Universität Berlin) (A)typical trajectories of complex sentences’ comprehension from pre-school-age to adolescence

Recording 11th January 2022 (10.30am UK time) Prof Nivedita Mani (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Curiosity-driven learning in early childhood

Recording 1st February 2022 (11am UK time) Dr Liam Blything (University of Liverpool) Exploring the role of information structure in understanding pronouns

Recording 5th April 2022 (11am UK time) Dr Judit Fazekas (University of Manchester) The role of prediction in language development

10th May 2022 (11am UK timeAssoc Prof Sudha Arunachalam (NYU Steinhardt) Learning words from overheard language input

7th June 2022 (11am UK time) Dr Silke Brandt (Lancaster University) Cross-cultural differences in the relationship between language and Theory of Mind development


Past Seminars