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One of the most amazing things that young children do is learn how to speak. How children are able to learn their mother tongue is a question that psychologists and linguists have puzzled over for many years. Although much progress has been made in understanding the problem, many unanswered questions remain.
Here at the Language Development Lab at the University of Southern California, we're trying to find out how children learn so much so quickly.
Dr. Toben Mintz, a professor of Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Southern California, heads the Language Development Lab. Research done at the lab has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other federal organizations.