Krista Byers-Heinlein, Ph.D.
My research investigates infant development, with a focus on language acquisition. I use primarily behavioural methods such as eye tracking, looking-time, sucking, and reaching measures. I am particularly interested in infants growing up in bilingual environments and the mechanisms that they use to acquire two languages simultaneously. Some current projects compare speech perception and word learning in monolingual and bilingual infants. A related line of work investigates bilingual parenting, and how the language strategies used by bilingual families influence children’s language learning.
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University: Concordia University