University of Lancaster
A bit about Rebecca Frost
Infants have a remarkable ability to learn language skills from a very early age, even though language learning is a notoriously complex task. This is something I find fascinating, and I am thrilled to be exploring how they do it as part of the LuCiD team. Before joining LuCiD, I completed a PhD in Psychology at Lancaster University, which examined the benefit of sleep for learning different grammatical rules. In the past, I have also collaborated with sleep and language researchers at the University of York.
My Role in LuCiD
I worked as a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, on a project which examines the way in which different distributional cues are combined to help solve different tasks in language learning in 8-to-24-month-old children. My project was particularly interested in how infants learn to identify where one word ends and another begins in speech (speech segmentation), and how infants learn that different words belong to different categories.
I currently work as a Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. My research at the MPI continues to explore the way that learners draw on the distribution of information in the world around them, with a view of increasing our understanding of the way that statistical learning influences language acquisition and language processing. Read my MPI profile for more information.
LuCiD publications (43) by Rebecca Frost
Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2017). Sleep-Driven Computations in Speech Processing. PLoS ONE 12(1):e0169538.
Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). Sleep-driven computations in speech processing. Poster presented at the New Directions in Implicit and Explicit Language Learning symposium, Lancaster, UK.
Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). Simultaneous segmentation and generalisation of non-adjacent dependencies. Poster presented at Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain.
Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? Poster presented at the XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language acquisition? Poster to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK.
Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. ( (2016). High Frequency Words can Assist Language Acquisition Talk to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar, Lancaster, UK.
Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). Using Statistics to Learn Words and Grammatical Categories: How High Frequency Words Assist Language Acquisition. Poster to be presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do high frequency words help language acquisition? Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society's London Meeting, University College London, UK.
Frost, R.L.A. & Monaghan, P. (2016). Simultaneous segmentation and generalisation of non-adjacent dependencies from continuous speech. Cognition, 147, 70-74.
Frost, R., Twomey, K. E., Taylor, G., Westermann, G. and Monaghan P. (2015). Word for word. Nursery World Magazine, 27 July, 21-23