Cecile McKee


Communication Building, Room 316

About Cecile McKee

Professor, Linguistics Department

Director, Developmental Psycholinguistics Laboratory, Linguistics Department

I study language and literacy development, as well as informal science learning. My main collaborators are: Dana McDaniel (Linguistics, U. of Southern Maine); Merrill Garrett (retired from Pyschology, U. of Arizona); Sam Supalla (retired from SERSP, U. of Arizona); Laura Wagner (Psychology, Ohio State); Maria Emiliani (retired from Unita Sanitaria Locale, Italy). With student and community volunteers, I'm active in public engagement through festivals, K-12 schools, and museums. (See this guide from the Linguistic Society of America.) For example, this video reports on a 2016 course taught in collaboration with Children's Museum Tucson.

If you'd like to dip your toes into linguistic waters, see these resources:

Related News

  • Linguistics in Children's Museum Tucson

    The "Linguistics in Children's Museum Tucson" project is a collaboration between UA and Children's Museum Tucson that aims to introduce children to scientific research in an informal setting. Click through to the UA News article below to hear more... read more

Research Interests

  • Language and literacy development in young children
  • Language production, especially fluency and articulation rate
  • Informal science learning