>>Meet our alumni!
|Daniel Swingley, Ph.D.
Dr. Swingley is the director of the Infant Language Center. He is a professor in the Psychology Department at Penn. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and came to Penn in 2003 after several years doing child language research in the Netherlands. He has three young boys at home, all of whom use language a lot.
|Frans Adriaans, Ph.D.
Frans is a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology Department. He was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he received his Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2011 from Utrecht University. At Penn, he uses computer models to study how 'motherese' (speech addressed to infants) helps babies to learn the sounds and words of their native language.
|Elika Bergelson, Ph.D. student
Elika is a fourth year grad student in Psychology. She is interested in finding out what infants know about language in general, and their language in specific. She is currently looking at how, whether, and when infants decide that words go together semantically.
Emily joined the Infant Language as lab manager in June 2012. From Chicago, she graduated from Haverford College with a B.S. in Psychology in 2012. She is interested in child development and plans to attend graduate school to study children's clinical psychology. When not in the lab, she enjoys running and cooking.
|Anne "Amanda" Atkinson
Amanda is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.A. in Psychology in 2012. When not in the lab she is enrolled in the Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate program at Columbia University and performs as an actress in the Philadelphia area. In her free time she enjoys baking, yoga, and a good fantasy novel.
Sophie Domanski is a junior at Penn majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in Political Science. In addition to learning about child language acquisition, she enjoys traveling, painting, and everything related to food. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in speech-language pathology, with a focus on early intervention for children with speech disorders.
Ayla is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Cognitive Science. She grew up in the small town of Port Townsend, Washington, so this big, East Coast city is a fun new adventure for her. She enjoys baking, critically analyzing books and tv shows, crocheting and rambling about linguistic concepts that none of her friends understand.
>>Meet our alumni!