Educational Background

  • BA, Simon Fraser University, 1996
  • PhD, University of Rochester, 2003

Research Interests

First and second language acquisition, developmental language production and processing, gesture and language learning and processing, non-linguistic constraints on language learning and language form, language contact and language change

Courses Recently Taught

  • Ling 222: Language Acquisition
  • Ling 452: Acquisition of Syntax

Courses Currently Teaching

Noguchi, M., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2018). The emergence of the allophonic perception of unfamiliar speech sounds: The effects of contextual distribution and phonetic naturalness. Language Learning, 68, 147-176.

Hudson Kam, C.L. (2018). Mimicking infants’ early language experience does not improve adult learning outcomes. Language Learning and Development, 14, 13-41. doi:10.1080/15475441.2017.1324309

Hudson Kam, C.L., & Mathewson, L. (2017). Introducing the Infant Bookreading Database (IBDb). Journal of Child Language, 44, 1289-1308. doi:10.1017/S03050009116000490

Hudson Kam, C. L. (2015). The impact of conditioning variables on the acquisition of variation in adult and child learners. Language, 91,  906-937.

Noguchi, M. & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2015). Categorical perception of post-alveolar sibilants by Taiwan and Beijing Mandarin speakers. Proceedings of Acoustics Week in Canada 2015 published as a special issue of Canadian Acoustics, 43 (3).

Finn, A.S., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2015). Why segmentation matters: experience-driven segmentation errors impair “morpheme” learning. JEP:Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(5), 1560-1569.

Goodrich Smith, W., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2015). Children’s use of gesture in ambiguous pronoun interpretation. Journal of Child Language, 42, 591-617. doi:10.1017/S0305000915000045

Finn, A. S., Lee, T., Kraus, A., & Hudson Kam, C. L. (2014). When it hurts (and helps) to try: the role of effort in language learning. PLoS ONE 9(7). e101806. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101806

Finn, A.S., Hudson Kam, C.L., Ettlinger, M., Vytlacil, J., & D’Esposito, M. (2013). Learning language with the wrong neural scaffolding: the cost of neural commitment to sounds. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7, article 85.

Wilson, S., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2013). Acquisition of phrase structure in an artificial visual grammar. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1611-1616). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Beyer, T., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2012). The Interpretation of Standard American English morphology across varieties of English. First Language, 32, 365-384.

Ettlinger, M., Finn, A.S., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2012). The effect of sonority on word segmentation: Evidence for the use of a phonological universal. Cognitive Science, 36, 655–673.

Goodrich Smith, W., & Hudson Kam, C.L. (2012). Pointing to ‘her’: The effect of co-speech gesture on pronoun resolution.Language and Cognition, 4, 75-98.