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Kletskoppen op Expeditie Next
Apr 11, 2019
Kletskoppen gaat on tour! Op 2 mei aanstaande zijn taalwetenschappers van de Radboud Universiteit en het Max Planck Instituut voor Psycholinguïstiek met leuke demonstraties en taalspelletjes aanwezig bij Expeditie Next, hét Nationale Wetenschapsfestival voor kinderen en jongeren, in de Maassilo in Rotterdam. more >
BBC2 features 'Babies: Their Wonderful World'
Nov 18, 2018
Researchers of the ESRC LuCiD Centre will be featuring in a 3-part documentary on BBC2 called 'Babies: Their Wonderful World'. The first episode airs on BBC2 on Monday 26th November at 9pm. more >
An all-encompassing view on Language Development
Mar 12, 2018
Elena Lieven of Manchester University gave an unprecedentedly comprehensive view on research on child language development, which triggered stimulating expert discussions during the 37th edition of the Nijmegen Lectures – a three day event showcasing the best research in child language acquisition from around the world. The annual public event hosted by Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and Radboud University was held February 26-28, 2018 on the Nijmegen campus, the Netherlands. more >
Study proposes practical solution to challenges faced by bilingual children
Feb 22, 2018
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in the assessment of language development among bilingual families and in the identification of those children who require extra support to improve their language skills. During a three-year study involving nine UK universities, academics interviewed almost 400 families with two-year-old children learning English and another of 13 common additional languages. more >
Nijmegen Lectures 2018
Feb 12, 2018
How do children learn to use, produce and understand language during their first few years of life? This is the key question tackled by the Nijmegen Lectures 2018 this year; a three day event organized by the MPI and Radboud University. On 26, 27 and 28 February 2018, Elena Lieven of the University of Manchester will address this question in three public lectures. She will lead additional discussions with experts from inside and outside the field. more >
Kletskoppen: het eerste kindertaalfestival van Nederland
Sep 22, 2017
Hoe werkt dat eigenlijk, leren praten? Tijdens het Kletskoppen kindertaalfestival op zaterdag 28 oktober in Nijmegen leren kinderen het spelenderwijs. Een wetenschapsdag voor het hele gezin, vol leuke experimentjes, demonstraties en interactieve lezingen over kindertaal. Laat je verrassen door het veelzijdige taalonderzoek van de Radboud Universiteit en het Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. more >
Bringing the baby lab from Nijmegen to rural Mexico and remote Papua New Guinea
Jan 16, 2017
Do children around the world learn language in the same way? A new NWO-funded project at the MPI's Language Development Department seeks to discover the effect of culture on language learning in non-Western communities. more >
A new department at the MPI: Language Development
Sep 01, 2016
On September 1, 2016, the MPI gains a new department on Language Development headed by Caroline Rowland from the University of Liverpool. Her plan is for the new department to lead the research field in child language development with cutting-edge methods. more >
Language Development Department

Street address

Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Mailing address
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Phone:  +31 24 3521454


Director: Caroline Rowland

Secretary: Nanjo Bogdanowicz