Anna L. Theakston

University of Manchester, United Kingdom 0000-0002-9483-7893

Anna L. Theakston received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. She then worked as a Researcher at the University of Manchester, UK, on two ESRC-funded projects investigating early language development in children between the ages of 2-3 years. She was awarded her Ph.D. degree based on this work. She also held the position of Lab Coordinator at the Manchester-based Max Planck Child Study Centre, funded by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, which houses a number of research assistants, postgraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. In 2000, she was appointed to a Lectureship in developmental psychology at the University of Manchester and to a Senior Lectureship in 2006. Her research focuses on the acquisition of grammar in preschool children, including work on children’s knowledge of argument structure, complex sentences, auxiliary verbs, questions, morphological systems, pragmatic principles, and on the role of the input in determining acquisition.

Biography Updated on 22 January 2013

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