About Cecile McKee
Professor, Linguistics Department
Director, Developmental Psycholinguistics Laboratory, Linguistics Department
I study language and literacy development, as well as children's informal science learning. My main collaborators are: 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.
If you'd like do some language-related citizen science, visit this website. You can discuss your favorite topics, vote on research questions, analyze data, and more.
If you'd like to dip your toes into linguistic waters, visit Unravel: The Accessible Linguistics Magazine. It's run by students!
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
- Language and literacy development in young children
- Language production, especially fluency and articulation rate
- Informal science learning
PhD, U of Connecticut, 1988
- 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