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Samuel Forbes

BA, Grad Cert, MA

Oxford BabyLab (Plunkett Lab)

Research Summary

My research involves investigating how children learn to understand words. In particular, I am interested in how infants learn about the properties of objects, and how they relate those properties to words.

Most of my research involves the use of eye-tracking technology to understand this question.


2005-2008 Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, at the University of Tasmania, Australia

2008-2009 Graduate Certificate of Arts in Asian Studies, at the University of Tasmania, Australia

2009-2013 Master of Arts in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, at Nanjing Normal University, Jiangsu, China (南京师范大学)

Since 2014 Doctoral Student at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford - Supervised by Kim Plunkett

Key publications

Recent publications

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Poster Presentations

Forbes, S. H. & Plunkett, K. The Development of Colour Word Knowledge in Infants and Toddlers. Presented at the International Congress on Infant Studies, New Orleans, May 2016.