Nicole Traynor

Research Student

Research Program: Speech and Language

Thesis Title

The role of affect and infant-directed speech on infants' early word learning.

Research Project

I am interested in examining how affect is involved in infants' early language development.  It has been shown that infants demonstrate strong preferences for infant-directed speech (IDS), and that affect is an important feature of IDS. My thesis examines whether affect can aid word learning, and will assess infants' ability with consideration to both the cognitive resources required and the demands of the task.  Further, the project will assess affect and IDS at an individual level.


B Psychology (Hons), Western Sydney University.

Contact Nicole
Phone+61 2 9772 6535
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)