The Language Development and Parenting Laboratory is led by Dr. Meredith Rowe and is part of the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  We are proud to be a part of the largest and most integrated language science community in North America.

What We Study:

How young children learn language through social interactions with others, particularly parents.

How different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and experiences influence early language development.

The role of gesture in language learning.