Language Development and Processing Lab

Welcome to our Lab!

Located in Smith Hall 002, the LDP Lab is directed by Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramírez from the Department of Linguistics at UW. We investigate how infants and young children learn one, two, or multiple languages through interacting with the world! Our particular interest is in how diverse language environments impact language learning and processing in infancy and early childhood.

Learn about our Research!

Our studies use a variety of child-friendly, safe, non-invasive methods, such as fun language games. In addition to studies that take place in the lab, we also conduct studies in children's natural language environments: in their homes or in early education centers (e.g., schools, preschools, and infant education centers). Learn more about our research here.

Come visit us!

We provide free parking in UW's Central Parking Garage (Floor C1) to all participating families. Simply drive to the parking lot and we will meet you there! Find more information about how to visit and contact us here

If you are a school director and interested in participating in our research, please contact Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramírez directly at

To access the internal lab wiki, click here