Nicole BurkeI am a second year graduate student working with Dr. Amanda Woodward and Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow. I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Northwestern University in 2015. As an undergraduate, I worked with Dr. Amy Booth and Dr. Sandra Waxman at Northwestern and Dr. Frank Keil at Yale University studying word learning, language development, children’s causal reasoning, and adult’s reasoning about explanatory depth. In my research, I hope to answer 1) What cues and information do children find most useful during communication contexts and learning and 2) How variations in experience and environment shape language development. I am currently pursing work exploring what cues children find most useful during word learning contexts.

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