Ranka Bijeljac-Babic

Retired Associate Professor – Hosted

LouiseKirsch

Most babies are likely to learn several languages. I am trying to understand how children who are bilingual from birth acquire their two languages. Currently, I study monolingual and bilingual infants’ ability to perceive and produce the accentuation of words in different languages.

Ongoing project

Study of Visual Fixation in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This project will measure visual fixation capabilities in 3 participant populations (Typical Development, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Cerebral Visual Impairment) to evaluate the prevalence of CVI in the ASD population.

Projet team lead
Projet team lead

Sylvie Chokron


Projet team lead
Projet team lead

Marie PIeron

Ticoala

Adaptation of a digital tool for assessing children’s language skills in nursery school.

Project team lead
Project team lead

Thierry Nazzi


 Project team lead
Project team lead

Ranka Bijeljac-Babić

Recognition of faces at birth

This project aims to identify the different components of children’s interest when observing faces speaking and looking towards them or not.

Project team lead
Project team lead

Arlette Streri

Development of speech perception in noise

This project specifically aims to characterize the sensory and non-sensory mechanisms involved in the development of speech perception in noise in normal-hearing and hard-of-hearing children.

Project team lead
Project team lead

Laurianne Cabrera

Selected Publications

Bijeljac-Babic, R. 2019. Développement du langage chez l’enfant monolingue et bilingue. In Le développement du bébé : de la vie foetale à la marche, E. Devouche et J. Provasi, Paris : Elsevier Masson.

– Höhle, B, Bijeljac-Babic, R., Nazzi, T. 2019. Variability and stability in early language acquisition: Comparing monolingual and bilingual infants’ speech perception and word recognition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1–16.

Bijeljac-Babic R, Höhle B, Nazzi T. (2016). Early prosodic acquisition in bilingual infants: The case of the perceptual trochaic bias. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 210.

Bijeljac-Babic R, Nassurally K, Havy M, Nazzi T. (2009). Infants can rapidly learn words in a foreign language. Infant Behavior and Development, 32, 476-480.

– Höhle B, Bijeljac-Babic R, Herold B, Weissenborn J, Nazzi T. (2009). The development of language specific prosodic preferences during the first half year of life: evidence from German and French. Infant Behavior and Development, 32, 262-274.