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Dr. Carla Hudson Kam

Professor

Linguistics

Faculty of Arts

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Carla Hudson Kam studies language acquisition in children and adults. Her work focuses on the role of input and how it interacts with what the learner brings to the table, so her work encompasses studies both on the nature of the input and the nature of the learner. She has worked on these topics a variety of areas, including child/adult differences in learning, children’s books, gesture, disfluencies like uh and um, and how learners change languages as they learn them.

Research Interests

The role of input in language acquisition and how it interacts with what the learner brings to the table: the nature of the input and the nature of the learner; child/adult differences in learning; children’s books; gesture; disfluencies like uh and um; how learners change languages as they learn them.