Danielle Matthews, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
The University of Sheffield
Dr. Danielle Matthews is a Reader in Cognitive Development at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on how children learn to talk and how interaction with others promotes development. She is currently writing a book on Pragmatic Development: How children learn to use language for social communication.
Pragmatic Development: How Children Learn to Use Language for Social Communication
- About the main pragmatic developments children typically make between birth and 10 years of age.
- How the language learning environment and experience of interaction affects development.
- Consider pragmatic development a case of skill learning, with several sources of individual differences.