1. We are conducting computer-assisted analyses of children's and parents' conversations (with thanks to the CHILDES database developed by Brian MacWhinney) to determine the abstractness of children's early syntactic representations, the extent to which children are influenced by highly frequent combinations in their parents' speech.
2. Through a non-verbal memory task and a sentence imitation task, we are determining the influence of children's cognitive limitations on their production and comprehension of language.
3. We are examining the relation between bilingualism and higher cognitive processes.