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Cecile McKee

About Cecile McKee

Professor, Linguistics Department

Director, Developmental Psycholinguistics Laboratory, Linguistics Department

My research emphasizes language and literacy development, as well as children's informal science learning. My main collaborators: Dana McDaniel (Linguistics, U. of Southern Maine); Merrill Garrett (retired from Pyschology, U. of Arizona); Sam Supalla (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.

Related News

  • 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
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Contact Information

Cecile McKee
Professor
Telephone: (520) 621-2188
Office: Communication 316

Degree(s)

PhD, U of Connecticut, 1988

Courses Taught

  • LING 150 - Language in the World
  • LING 195B - Language in Life
  • HNRS 195 - Special Topics in Social Science
  • HNRS 395 - Language and Food
  • LING/PSY 201 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING/PHIL 211 - Meaning in Language and Society
  • LING/PSY/SPH 341 - Language Development
  • LING 392/492 - Directed Research in Linguistics
  • LING/PSY/PHIL 432 - Psychology of Language
  • LING/PSY 533 - Theoies in Language Development
  • PSY/LING 543 - Advanced Language Development
  • LING 689 - Professionalism in Linguistics