Heather Turnbull2

Heather Turnbull

Researcher (Alumni)


University of Liverpool

A bit about Heather Turnbull

I completed my undergraduate degree in Modern European Languages at the University of Liverpool in 2008. From there I went on to teach English to primary school children in Spain, sparking my interest in child language development. I was awarded an M.A in Linguistics from the University of Manchester in 2017. My research looked at language development in bilingual children, with a specific focus on the role of cross-linguistic influence in syntactical errors.

My role in LuCiD

I was a Research Assistant working on the Language 0-5 project. The project follows a group of children from 6 months to 5 years. I was responsible for carrying out a range of experimental and naturalistic data collection with a set of participating families.

LuCiD publications (1) by Heather Turnbull

Samanta, S., Bannard, C., Pine, J. & The Language05 Team (2020). Can automated gesture recognition support the study of child language development? In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Toronto, ON: Cognitive Science Society.

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