University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


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Jennifer Lanter

Jennifer Lanter

Spring 2014

"Language Learning Lab"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2011

"Does Meaning Influence Parent Plural Productions?"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "I received funding to (a) purchase stimuli for a parent-child study conducted in the Language Learning Lab at UWGB and (b) to purchase postage for recruitment of young children in the community to participate in this research study. I obtained all requested items with the funding granted. During the Spring 2012 semester, my three undergraduate research assistants utilized the stimuli purchased (along with existing stimuli sets in the lab) to learn the experimental procedure and tested numerous children in the Language Learning Lab using this parent-child study design. The postage was absolutely crucial in making sure we were able to recruit enough children to participate in the experiment, such that my research assistants were busy all semester collecting data. Luckily, I have several studies that are completed with children of about the same age – so once children were recruited and participated in this study, many families were more than willing to return for a second, third, and sometimes even fourth visit to help us with all our studies. This Fall 2012 semester my undergraduate research assistant wrote a manuscript on a related topic, thus data collection on this particular project did not continue, but beginning in Spring 2013 the data collection and coding (and, then, hopefully during this same semester) manuscript writing will begin. As noted in my proposal, the interaction we were examining between set size and similarity, with data from Indiana University (my graduate school institution), already was approaching significance; thus, I am well on my way to having these data appear in a publishable manuscript. I should also note that the stimuli items will appear in future comprehension and production tests of children’s language acquisition. There is still much postage available, as well, to continue recruiting participants for this study and, potentially, additional studies of children in the same age range that will take place in the Language Learning Laboratory. As I said in my proposal, the success of the Language Learning Lab – the University’s first laboratory designed to study young children’s language acquisition – is dependent upon my ability to secure funds to purchase stimuli and recruit participants. I am so grateful for the support of the Research Council for, without this grant, I could not work to complete this ongoing study."


Spring 2009

"Attendance and Presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2008

"Presentation of 2 posters"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2007

"Knowing more than one can say: The early regular plural"

Grant in Aid of Research