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Children's experience, understanding, and use of adjectives across the socioeconomic spectrum

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This project investigates language development and socioeconomic disadvantage. It aims to reveal how children’s socioeconomic background might affect their descriptive language abilities. It uses eyetracking experiments, corpus analyses, and a randomised controlled trial to investigate children's psycholinguistic processing within its social context, leading to recommendations for families and practitioners working with children facing challenges with adjectives and other forms of descriptive language.

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