Who is running this project?

This project is led by PhD student Tamara Schmidt, who is supervised by Professor Ludovica Serratrice and Professor Dr. Stephan Sallat (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany). The PhD project is funded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

What is this project about?

This PhD project explores various aspects of communicative-pragmatic development that become evident in the production of speech acts. This exceeds verbal behaviour and linguistics, and includes nonverbal and paraverbal behaviour as well as cognitive and social-emotional skills. My project explores how children aged 2-3 years old realise communicative-pragmatic behaviour, with speech acts working as one common denominator. You can find out more about this project on early communication here.