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Virginia Valian

Virginia Valian

Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Linguistics,
Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center


Virginia  Valian


Research Interests:
Our current research a) uses experimental methods and corpus analysis
to investigate two-year-olds’ grammatical representations and the
extent to which children are dependent on adult input; b) studies the
relation between bilingualism and higher cognitive processes that
range from executive functions to humor appreciation; c) analyzes the
attributions of different types of traits to men and women; and d)
evaluates efforts to increase the advancement of women in the