Barbora Skarabela


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2007 - PhD, Boston University

2000 - MA, Boston University

1994 - BA, Palacky University, Czech Republic

Visiting and Research Positions

2016-2019 Researcher, Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh (PI: Dr Hugh Rabagliati)

2012-2016 Researcher, LEL, PPLS, University of Edinburgh (PI: Dr Mits Ota)

2009-2011 Researcher, LEL, PPLS, University of Edinburgh (PI: Prof Simon Kirby)

Research Interests

child language development, word learning, acquisition of reference, morpho-syntax, theory of mind, child-directed speech, corpus research, research design, preferential looking


2009 - Queen Margaret University, Visiting Lecturer, Bilingual Child Language Development

2005-2007 - University of Edinburgh, Lecturer, Language Acquisition

First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Developmental Syntax, Psychology of Language Learning, Language and Cognition (topics on Child Language Development), Linguistics 1 (Topics on First Language Acquisition), Maturational Constraints on Language Development.


Administrative Roles

On-going roles and activities:

2015 - Organizer, DevLing Talks, PPLS

2012 - Member, Edinburgh Laboratory for Language Development (ELfLanD) and WeeScience, PPLS

2005 - Member, Developmental Linguistics Research Group, PPLS

2012 - Research Panel Member, Elsevier Innovation Panel

Former roles:

2006 - Programme Director, Developmental Linguistics, PPLS

2005-2008 - Editor, Child Language Bulletin, Newsletter of the International Association for the Study of Child Langauge (IASCL)



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