Welcome to the Language Development Lab (LDL) at the University of Hong Kong.

How do we learn patterns of languages? Major interests for linguists include understanding learning mechanisms speakers utilize in generalizing linguistic representations. The LDL investigates this question with a primary focus on the acquisition of sound patterns and word structures.

Our projects mainly employ behavioral experiments and computational modeling with human subjects of all ages (from infants to adults). Using formal, experimental, and computational approaches, we hope to better understand a full description of the learning mechanisms that humans use in learning L1 and L2.