Dr Michelle McGillion
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield
D Floor, Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
Sheffield S1 2LT
Tel: (+44) 0114 2226569
B.A. (Moderatorship) in Computer Science, Linguistics and French, Trinity College Dublin
MSc (research) Computational Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin
Postgraduate diploma in Statistics, Trinity College Dublin
PhD Developmental Psychology, University of Sheffield
I am interested in how babies learn to talk. Working with Danielle Matthews, I have been investigating how pre-linguisitic skills, like babbling and pointing, combine with different aspects of the language learning environment to predict individual differences in infant word learning
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- A randomised controlled trial to test the effect of promoting caregiver contingent talk on language development in infants from diverse socioeconomic status backgrounds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(10), 1122-1131. View this article in WRRO
- What Paves the Way to Conventional Language? The Predictive Value of Babble, Pointing, and Socioeconomic Status. Child Development, 88(1), 156-166. View this article in WRRO
- Supporting Early Vocabulary Development: What Sort of Responsiveness Matters?. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 5(3), 240-248.
- Late Talking Toddlers: Relating Early Phonological Development to Later Language. York Papers in Linguistics, 13.