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Nicholas Tippenhauer

Graduate Student
Research Area: Developmental Science


language development; word learning; language production; cognitive development

Nick is interested in language acquisition, development, and production. He is particularly interested in what information young children attend to and remember when they are exposed to a new word. In addition, Nick researches children's questions about word meanings and differences in how speakers talk to children and adults. 

 

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Representative Publications

Publications

Tippenhauer, N., & Saylor, M. M. (2019). Effects of context variability on 2-year-olds’ fact and word learning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology179, 248–259. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2018.11.011


Presentations

Tippenhauer, N., Fourakis, E. R., Lew-Williams, C., & Watson, D. G. (2019). The scope of audience design in child-directed speech: Parents tailor word length for adults versus children. Paper presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Baltimore, MD.

Tippenhauer, N., & Saylor, M. M. (2019). Effects of background context salience on word learning. Poster presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Baltimore, MD.

Sun, Y., Jimenez, S. R., Tippenhauer, N., & Saylor, M. M. (2018). Preschoolers evaluate information about word meaning. Poster presented at the 40th Cognitive Science Society Meeting. Madison, WI.

Tippenhauer, N.,& Saylor, M. M. (2018). Context variability in learning. Poster presented at the 40th Cognitive Science Society Meeting. Madison, WI.

Tippenhauer, N., Jacobs, C. L., & Watson, D. G. (2018). Production predictions: Word duration under two theories. Poster presented at the 31stCUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Davis, CA.

Sun, Y., Jimenez, S. R., Tippenhauer, N., & Saylor, M. M. (2017). Preschoolers’ evaluations of definitions. Poster presented at the Biennial Cognitive Development Society Meeting. Portland, OR.

Tippenhauer, N.,& Saylor, M. M. (2017). Different context, same learning: 2-year-olds’ robust word learning across contexts. Poster presented at the Biennial Cognitive Development Society Meeting. Portland, OR. 

 


Honors

2016 Senior Thesis Prize in Linguistics, Princeton University 

Princeton University Program in Linguistics Research Funding ($2250)

Princeton University Office of the Dean of the College Thesis Funding ($2150)