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Infant Pathways to Language: Methods, Models, and Research Directions
September 15-17, 2005
Mission Tempe Palms, Phoenix, AZ

Supported by the Merrill Advanced Studies Center and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Papers from the conference will be published as Infant Pathways to Language, with editors John Colombo, Peggy McCardle and Lisa Freund (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates).

Conference Photo Gallery


Pictured left to right - back row: Robert Barnhill , Gary Marcus, Patricia Kuhl, Jenny Saffran, Lou Ann Gerken, Richard Aslin, Leslie Cohen, Sandy Waxman, Andrew Meltzoff, Judy DeLoache; seated front row : Cathleen Petree , Richard Schiefelbusch, Mabel Rice, Lisa Freund, Peggy McCardle, John Colombo, Steven Warren, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Janet Werker
(Group photo by Tim Trumble.) 


Nineteen research scholars from the U.S. and Canada met to share the latest research on infant language acquisition. Conference organizers John Colombo, of The University of Kansas, and Peggy McCardle, NIH, joined Mabel Rice, director of the Merrill Center, to conduct the opening session. Five panels of two or three speakers each shared their knowledge on subjects including recognizing language patterns, the relationship of patterns to meaning, predictors of language, and brain development. Peggy McCardle (pictured at right) provided a stimulating finish to the two days of discussion with “Where Do We Go Now?”


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