Congratulations to all 12 of our undergraduate students who presented at the 2023 UTM Summer Undergraduate Research Fair! We are so proud of all their hard work.
The CLASS lab is heading to Europe! We'll be presenting two talks at ViLA5 in Belgium. And Dr. Johnson will be celebrating her mentor Dr. Anne Cutler at the Canteen of Cutlery Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen!
Congratulations to Maripaz Gonzalez, Henna Lahib & Samira Khattab on winning 3rd place for their poster "The Development of the Other-Accent Effect in Talker Recognition" at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Day.
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Harris and Simran Gujjar on winning first place at the UTMSU Undergraduate Research Symposium for their poster "Cartoons Against Linguistic Bias: Can Exposure to Foreign-Accented Heroes Influence Children's Social Judgements".
Want to join the CLASS lab as a postdoctoral fellow? The CLASS Lab is currently hiring! For more information on the postdoctoral position, click here.
Congratulations to post doc Thomas St. Pierre and SSHRC-UTEA recipient Kaitlyn Harris on their talk presented at the Psychonomic Society Meeting in Boston! And congratulations to Thomas on his recent paper published in Cognitive Development!
Ever wondered when gender differences in speech start to develop? If so, listen to PhD student Priscilla Fung discuss her research on gendered speech on the Across Acoustics Podcast.
Congratulations to the 8 of our undergraduate students who presented at the 2022 UTM Summer Undergraduate Research Fair!
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Harris (recipient of the SSHRC-UTEA) and Jessica Hira (recipient of the NSERC-USRA)! These prestigious awards will enable Kaitlyn and Jessica to carry out their own research in our lab this summer!
New paper accepted for publication in Language Learning and Development: The influence of accent distance on perceptual adaptation in toddlers and adults.
Congratulations to Thomas St. Pierre and Félix Desmeules-Trudel on successful presentations at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD)
Dr. Félix Desmeules-Trudel was interviewed by Marjorie April from Y a pas deux matins pareils CBC/Radio-Canada ICI Toronto!
The CLASS Lab has two fully funded PhD openings for September 2024. If you are interested, don't miss the department applications deadline in early December! Click here for more information.
The CLASS lab is going to Australia! Congratulations to PhD students Madeleine, Priscilla, and Emily and BA student Kaitlyn who all have presentations at CogSci 2023. And an extra congrats to Priscilla for winning a travel award to fund her trip!
The editor of JEP: HPP selected PhD candidate Madeleine Yu's paper "Who speaks kid? How experience with children does (and does not) shape the intelligibility of child speech" as an Editor's Choice selection. Congrats!
The CLASS lab has new funding! Dr. Johnson has been awarded a 5-year NSERC grant to study speech development in infants and a 2-year grant from UTM's Research Scholarly Activities Fund to help launch our new infant ERP lab!
After three years, the CLASS Lab is finally re-opening to in-person testing! We can't wait to see our lab filled with families with infants and young children again!
Have you ever faced bias based on your accent? Tune in to this episode on CBC Listen to learn about Dr. Elizabeth Johnson's research on accent bias in young children and how accents are portrayed in the media they watch.
Congratulations to postdoc Dr. Thomas St. Pierre on accepting a professorship at Utrecht Univeristy! We wish him luck as he starts this new chapter of his life and can’t wait to see all the great work he will do in his new position!
Welcome to our newest PhD student, Emily Shroads (left)! And a big congratulations to Jida Jaffan (right) who has been awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship to fund her research on children’s interactions with humans and robots!
Congratulations to PhD student Priscilla Fung for being awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship at the University of Toronto. We look forward to seeing the results of your thesis work on bilingual language development.
Congratulations to Josie Davies (Cardiff University) and Eason Shum (University of Hong Kong) for winning Mitacs Globalink Research Internships to work in our lab this summer!
New paper accepted for publication (January 2022) in Annual Review of Linguistics: Navigating accent variation: A developmental perspective.
Our lab has been awarded a new CFI grant entitled Baby Brain and Behaviour Lab (BaBBL): electrophysiological measures of infant speech and language development.
Our lab has received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant entitled: Examining the developmental roots of language-based social biases.
In collaboration with Jessamyn Schertz, we have received an NSERC Research Tools and Infrastructure Grant: Using eye-tracking and in-depth video analysis to understand how speech input relates to speech development.