TO OUR LAB
The Language Development Lab is a research group in the Department
of Psychology on the Davie campus of Florida Atlantic University,
directed by Dr. Erika Hoff. The focus of our research is on the
processes of early monolingual and bilingual development. Our
broad aim is to understand how children's environments support
their language growth. A specific goal is to identify factors that
help children from bilingual homes acquire the English they need
to succeed in school while also acquiring their families'
heritage language. The Language Development Lab has been
continuously funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development since 2007.