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We are delighted to announce that Schultink lecture during the LOT Winter School 2023 will be given by Michael C. Frank, David and Lucile Packard Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University.

Event details of Schultink Lecture Michael C. Frank
Date 12 January 2023
Time 16:30 -17:30
Location P.C. Hoofthuis
Room 1.04

Date and time

The lecture will take place on Thursday 12 January from 16.30 – 17.30 in PCH 1.04 (Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam).

Title

Bigger data about smaller people: Studying language learning at scale

Abstract

Every typically developing child learns to talk, but children vary tremendously in how and when they do so. What predicts this variability, and what is consistent across children and across learners of different languages? In this talk, I’ll describe our efforts to create predictive models of early language learning as a way of formalizing hypotheses in this space. This goal has led us to create open data resources like Wordbank and Peekbank that capture data from tens of thousands of children learning dozens of different languages.

About the Schultink Lecture

The Schultink lecture is part of the LOT winter school, co-organised by the ACLC. The Schultink Lecture will be given in honor of Henk Schultink.

P.C. Hoofthuis

Room 1.04

Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam