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Rebecca Frost

Researcher

A bit about Rebecca Frost

Infants have a remarkable ability to learn language skills from a very early age, even though language learning is a notoriously complex task. This is something I find fascinating, and I am thrilled to be exploring how they do it as part of the LuCiD team. Before joining LuCiD, I completed a PhD in Psychology at Lancaster University, which examined the benefit of sleep for learning different grammatical rules. In the past, I have also collaborated with sleep and language researchers at the University of York.

My Role in LuCiD

I work as a Senior Research Associate on a project based at Lancaster University. My current research looks at the way in which different cues are combined to help solve different tasks in language learning in 8-to-24-month-old children. My project is particularly interested in how infants learn to identify where one word ends and another begins in speech (speech segmentation), and how infants learn that different words belong to different categories.

LuCiD publications (15) by Rebecca Frost

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2017). Sleep-Driven Computations in Speech Processing. PLoS ONE 12(1):e0169538.

Trotter, A. S., Frost, R. L. A., & Monaghan, P. (2016). Natural language cues, and the acquisition of artificial grammars. Poster presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK.

Trotter, A. S., Frost, R. L. A., & Monaghan, P. (2016). Multiple natural language cues assist the processing of hierarchical structure. (1) Poster presented at the 22nd annual AMLaP Conference. Bilbao, Spain.

Trotter, A. S., Frost, L. A., & Monaghan, P. (2016). Multiple natural language cues assist the processing of hierarchical structure. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of Psycholinguistics in Flanders. Antwerp: Belgium.

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Tatsumi, T. (2016). Domain-General Mechanisms for Speech Segmentation: The Role of Duration Information in Language Learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000325

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language acquisition? Poster to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar. Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. ( (2016). High Frequency Words can Assist Language Acquisition Talk to be presented at the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar, Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R. L. A, Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). Using Statistics to Learn Words and Grammatical Categories: How High Frequency Words Assist Language Acquisition. Poster to be presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Frost, R. L. A., Peter, M., Durrant, S., Bidgood, A., Rowland, C., Monaghan, P. & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do infants use nonadjacent dependencies during language development? Poster presented at the XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2016). How do high frequency words help language acquisition? Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society's London Meeting, University College London, UK.

Frost, R.L.A. & Monaghan, P. (2016). Simultaneous segmentation and generalisation of non-adjacent dependencies from continuous speech. Cognition, 147, 70-74.

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). Simultaneous segmentation and generalisation of non-adjacent dependencies. Poster presented at Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain.

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). Sleep-driven computations in speech processing. Poster presented at the New Directions in Implicit and Explicit Language Learning symposium, Lancaster, UK.

Frost, R. L. A. & Monaghan, P. (2015). How do high frequency words assist language acquisition in infant and adult learners? Talk presented at the First Annual LuCiD Language and Communicative Development Conference. Liverpool, UK.

Frost, R., Twomey, K. E., Taylor, G., Westermann, G. and Monaghan P. (2015). Word for word. Nursery World Magazine, 27 July, 21-23

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