PhD Candidate, Comparative Human Development and Linguistics

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Laura Horton is a joint PhD candidate in Comparative Human Development and Linguistics at the University of Chicago. She holds an MA in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago and a BArch in Architecture and Linguistics from Carnegie Mellon University.

 Her primary research focuses on the role of peers and parents as sources of communicative input for deaf children who do not have access to a spoken or signed language model. She has a field site in Nebaj, Guatemala where she collects video data from a cross section of deaf children and their relatives. Laura uses a combination of experimental and ethnographic methods. She is also interested in language socialization, language emergence and education.