Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology
241 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave Mall
- Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
- M.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
- B.A., Language Studies and Cognitive Science, Wellesley College, 1992
Laura studies how children acquire language, and in particular, how they learn about meaning. Her research has looked at various dimensions of meaning, including children's understanding of temporal and event semantics (especially the linguistic category of aspect), and their understanding of social indexical meanings coded in dialect and register. She conducts her studies at her lab on OSU's campus, and also at the Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI).