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Paul Ibbotson

Max Planck Child Study Centre
Coupland 1 building
Coupland Street
Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL, England.

+44 (0)161 275 2444
+44 (0)161 275 8587
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Research interests

  • The emergence and construction of grammar
  • The interaction between social-cognition and pattern-finding abilities
  • General cognitive processes as applied to language
  • General learning mechanism as applied to language acquisition


Ongoing Projects

  • Modelling children’s use of slot-filler categories
  • Categorisation in construction learning
  • Using social-cognition to generate and constrain generalisations
  • Children’s understanding of causation