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7141 Sherbrooke West, PY-033
Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6
Canada

514-848-2424 ext.5831

Our research investigates how infants from different language backgrounds, both monolingual and bilingual, grow and learn about their language(s).

Our team consists of Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein and a group of dedicated students and research assistants. On our website you can meet the research team, learn about our research projects, download our publications, and find out how to participate in our studies or join our team. 

Welcome

It is amazing to watch infants learn their language, but it is even more amazing to watch infants learn two languages at once. The Concordia Infant Research Lab, directed by Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, studies how bilingualism in the infant and preschool years affects children’s language, social, and cognitive development.

Welcome

 

It is amazing to watch infants learn their language, but it is even more amazing to watch infants learn two languages at once. The Concordia Infant Research Lab, directed by Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, studies how bilingualism in the infant and preschool years affects children’s language, social, and cognitive development.

 

Some of our research questions include:

- How do bilingual infants cope with their language environments?

- How is bilingual language acquisition different from and similar to monolingual language acquisition?

- How do young bilinguals learn the sounds and words of their languages?

- What does early bilingualism tell us about the human capacity for language learning?

- What strategies do parents use to raise bilingual children?  Are some strategies more effective than others?

- Does bilingualism change how children think about their world?