The Vocal Fries Podcast
Date: July 1, 2018
Title: Don’t Mind the Gap
In this episode of the Vocal Fries, Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Nelson Flores, newly minted Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania about the so-called 30 million word gap, why it is problematic, and how better to think about the language children hear around them.
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In this episode, we discuss:
- 30 million word gap
- Child language acquisition
- Educational linguistics
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