The mission of the Language Learning and Bilingualism Lab at the University of Delaware is to understand how individual difference impacts language, and specifically, vocabulary, grammar, and narrative learning outcomes. We investigate individual differences by studying individuals with different language learning capacity (i.e., typical learners and learners with language impairment) and individuals with various linguistic backgrounds (i.e., monolinguals and bilinguals). Through these investigations, we aim to better understand the contribution of both learner-internal and learner-external factors to language development.
The LLB Lab is located on the STAR campus of UDel. The lab, directed by Dr. Li Sheng, is part of the newly established program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the first and only program of its kind in the state of Delaware.