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Amanda Seidl

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Infant speech perception
  • Phonological development and learning
  • Autism spectrum disorders


The overarching goal of my research program is to discover how language comes to the child. In my past work I have focused heavily on how the child learns her phonological system. In my current research program I am interested in early predictors of language. Specifically, this work explores the ways in which measures of early speech perception, production, and the input to the child relate to later language in both typical development and in children at-risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Recent Publications:

Seidl, A., Cristià, A., & Onishi, K. (2014). Talker Variation Aids Infants' Phonotactic Learning. Language, Learning, and Development.

Wang, Y., and Seidl, A. (2014). The learnability of phonotactic restrictions in onset and coda positions. Language, Learning, and Development.

Cristia, A., Seidl, A., Junge, C., Hagoort, P., & Soderstrom, M. (2013). Predicting individual variation in language from infant speech perception measures. Child Development.

Johnson, E., Seidl, A., and Tyler, M. (2013). The Edge Factor in Early Word Segmentation: Utterance-level Prosody Enables Word Form Extraction by 6-month-olds. PLoS One.

 Danielson, K., Seidl, A., Onishi, K. and Cristia, A. (2013). The acoustic properties of bilingual infant-directed speech, JASA-EL.

Cristià, A., & Seidl, A. (2013). The Hyperarticulation hypothesis of infant-directed speech. Journal of Child Language.