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.
Tippenhauer, N., Fourakis, E. R., Watson, D. G., & Lew-Williams, C. (2020). The scope of audience design in child-directed speech: Parents’ tailoring of word lengths for adult versus child listeners. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(11), 2163–2178.
Tippenhauer, N., Sun, Y., Jimenez, S. R., Green, M., & Saylor, M. M. (2020). Developmental differences in preschoolers’ definition assessment and production. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 199, 104925.
Tippenhauer, N., & Saylor, M. M. (2019). Effects of context variability on 2-year-olds’ fact and word learning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 179, 248–259. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2018.11.011
Julius Seeman Graduate Student Award, Vanderbilt University
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)