Vanderbilt Language Development Lab

Lab Photo 2023 aliens_1Language Development Lab Spring 2023

Welcome to the official website of the

Vanderbilt Language Development Lab!


In our lab we are interested in discovering how infants and young children learn language. We are curious about children’s ability to understand words and infants’ ability to make sense of conversation. Our studies typically involve children in late infancy through the preschool years.

Our lab is a part of the Child Studies Group (CSG) at Vanderbilt, a collection of researchers interested in understanding how children develop in a variety of contexts.

Please visit our “Participate” page if you’re interested in participating or would like more information!

You can also hear more about what we’re up to on our Facebook or Instagram page!


If you have any questions, you can also reach us directly at:

(615) 343-8721

Director: Dr. Megan Saylor, Ph.D.