How children learn to speak and understand language? This issue, we try to illuminate from many different research angles.
The focus of our inter-disciplinary basic research is based on empirical studies that increase our knowledge and understanding of the fundamental milestones in sprogtilegnelses process and the fundamental mechanisms (particularly the aural, cognitive and psychological) that underlie this process. Center for Child Language Research is based in central and mutually complementary methodological considerations, and we are developing and testing different methods in different (new) contexts (eg medical statistics to language acquisition).
Center for Child Language basic thought is consistent with an application-oriented framework. Basic research contributes to a qualification of the work on children's language, in practice, the box that our study contributes to raising the general level of knowledge of Danish children's language acquisition and concrete product of various language tools for practice. We give priority to knowledge, including also includes training and professional development of practice field, and others who work with children's language as a core activity.
Center for Child Language research strategy is focused on the way to new projects emanating from the Center's basic questions and builds on our ongoing research projects. The many independent projects focusing on aspects of (mostly) early language acquisition in (Danish) children are all thematically related to several levels. Projects implemented and organized in an overall framework. Several projects are externally funded.
Center for Child Language application-oriented objective is to enable children's language acquisition on the agenda. We will be a dynamo in the implementation of activities related to children's language and therefore participates actively in the ongoing social (political) debate and offers into the social tasks in relation to children's language.
Center for Child Language has close working relationships with external and conducts research projects with international and national practices in the field, industry and other educational institutions. Much of our research and development takes shape precisely in these collaborations.