The Self-Taught Vocabulary of Homesigning Deaf Children Supports Universal Constraints on Language
Researchers compared how young homesigners—deaf children without access to an established sign language—and English-, Spanish-, and Chinese-speaking adults describe the use of tools such as paintbrushes and knives.
R. Allen Gardner, 91, Dies; Taught Sign Language to a Chimp Named Washoe
Washoe was 10 months old when her foster parents began teaching her to talk, and five months later they were already trumpeting her success. Not only had she learned words; she could also string them
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on harsh parenting and antisocial behavior, emotion-based attitudes, political extremity, misogynistic tweets and domestic violence, perception of crowds’ emotions, computation of speech, sign language, and the influence of learning to read on face recognition.
Bridging the Lab and the Real World
Advances in technology and methodologies are enabling psychological scientists to bridge the divide between the lab and the world at large in research on infant development, attentional
shifting, language comprehension, and more.
Back Page: Languages’ Layers
Noted linguistics researcher Ted Supalla topples the misconceptions about signed language and discusses his reasons for launching an online course about languages around the world.
New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of new research exploring links between alpha-band oscillations and spatial attention and the role of iconicity in learning sign language.