Category: Sudha Arunachalam

Helping toddlers acquire language: Understanding verb meanings

Examiner.com Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College A new study from Chicago’s Northwestern University provides clues to how toddlers acquire an understanding of verb meanings… Expert quote: “The results offer two insights. First, by age 2, toddlers have the remarkable ability to learn new verbs with very little exposure and apply them in […]

Infants easily acquire new words across cultures

Health & Beauty News Sudha Arunachalam, School of Medicine According to study conducted at Northwestern University proves that infants acquire and learn different languages very easily… Expert quote: “Almost all of the research on infants acquiring these ‘verb-friendly’ languages has looked at the nouns and verbs that they produce in their daily lives. By using […]

Toddlers can understand words just by hearing them

Business Standard Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Toddlers may be able to establish meanings of new words just by overhearing them, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found… Expert quote: “The only information provided was linguistic. Our goal was to determine whether 2-year-olds, on hearing new verbs in informative sentences, could […]

How Infants Acquire New Words Across Cultures

The Hearing Review Sudha Arunachalam, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Infants show strong universals as they acquire their native language, but a recent study with infants acquiring Korean also reveals that there are striking language differences… Expert quote: “Almost all of the research on infants acquiring these “verb-friendly” languages has looked at […]