Cecile McKee

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Professor

Telephone: 

(520) 621-2188

Office: 

Communication 316

Honors Advisor, Linguistics

Director, Developmental Psycholinguistics Laboratory, Linguistics

Associate Dean for Research, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

My teaching emphasizes inter-disciplinary approaches in cross-listed courses and in my lab. My lab team and I  participate in festivals and outreach to K-12 schools. My research concerns children syntactic development. Over the years, my research agenda has included three branches: cross-linguistic comparisons of language structures, children's processing mechanisms, and developmental language impairments. I'm interested in questions about both universals and particulars that are evident during children's convergence on the adult grammar. My current project on fluency and planning is funded by NSF. My main collaborators are Merrill Garrett (Pyschology, U. of Arizona), Sam Supalla (SERSP, U. of Arizona), Dana McDaniel (Linguistics, U. of Southern Maine), Sigridur Sigurjónsdóttir (Icelandic Linguistics, U. of Reykavijk, Iceland), and Maria Emiliani (USL, Imola, Italy).

Degree(s): 

U Connecticut, 1988

Research Interests: 

Developmental Psycholinguistics

Courses Taught: 

LING 195B LANGUAGE IN LIFE

LING/PSY/SPH 341 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

LING/PSY/PHIL 432 PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE

PSY/LING 542 TPCS IN PSYCHOLOGY & LINGUISTICS

LING/PSY 533 THEORIES IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

PSY/LING 543 ADV LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

LING 689 PROFESSIONALISM