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Jill Hohenstein

Professor Jill Hohenstein

Professor in Psychology and Language Development

Research interests

  • Psychology
  • Languages

Biography

Jill is a developmental psychologist interested in the interaction between cognition and language. She has studied this from the perspective of first and second language development, with a particular focus on event language and cognition (eg motion events). Her work has compared the ways people use and learn language across different language types, such as English and Spanish or Mandarin.

Jill's work also addresses the ways that people, both children and adults, engage with language in everyday or informal contexts and how this may relate more broadly to scientific and other 'world knowledge'. For example, her research has addressed parent-child conversation about species origin and change, and how children's conceptual development about evolution may relate to these conversations. Jill's research takes place in the laboratory, in homes, schools and museums.

Her co-authored book with Theano Moussouri, Museum learning: Theory and research as tools for enhancing practice, was published by Routledge in 2018.

Research

Jill's research interests are related to:

  • Cognitive development, particularly as related to language development.
  • First language development.
  • The cognition of bilingualism.
  • Event language and cognition.
  • Family conversation and conceptual development.
  • Museum learning.
  • Systematic coding of conversation and text.
  • Understanding biological and environmental science through social engagement.

Teaching

Jill teaches students at all levels in the school:

PhD supervision

Jill is happy to work with new doctoral students in the following areas: 

  • language and cognition and the development of each informal contexts and science learning,
  • museum learning,
  • parent-child conversation as related to conceptual development,
  • inter-relations between science and humanities education,
  • event language and cognition,
  • bilingual language development study of text as related to learning.

Further information

For further details, you can view Jill's research staff profile.

    Research

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    Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication (LDC)

    The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication is a major centre for descriptive linguistics, applied linguistics and language in education.

    News

    The Big Event: New insights into the event integration framework

    The Big Event is a two-day linguistic symposium devoted to the latest developments of the event integration theory formulated by Prof. Leonard Talmy. After a...

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    IWD 2022: Women leading the way within SSPP

    The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy has its research endeavour entirely led by women and four women academics from the faculty have just been...

    SSPP's title and a montage of images relevant to the faculty's teaching and research

    Events

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    The Big Event - Day 2: Empirical Advancements in Talmyan Event Integration

    The second day of the Big Event is a symposium devoted to the latest empirical developments of the Talmyan event integration theory.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    25Febletters-stamps-amador-loureiro-BVyNlchWqzs-unsplash

    The Big Event - Day 1: Revisiting Talmy's Event Integration Framework

    The Big Event intends to shed new light onto the interplay between language and mind in multiple domains.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    The event integration theory in practice

    Researchers at the School of Education, Communication & Society at King’s recently held the Big Event to explore the latest developments in the linguistic...

    Dark silhouette among red lights - by guillaume bourdages 1903x558

      Research

      books-1204029_1920
      Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication (LDC)

      The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication is a major centre for descriptive linguistics, applied linguistics and language in education.

      News

      The Big Event: New insights into the event integration framework

      The Big Event is a two-day linguistic symposium devoted to the latest developments of the event integration theory formulated by Prof. Leonard Talmy. After a...

      letters-stamps-amador-loureiro-BVyNlchWqzs-unsplash

      IWD 2022: Women leading the way within SSPP

      The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy has its research endeavour entirely led by women and four women academics from the faculty have just been...

      SSPP's title and a montage of images relevant to the faculty's teaching and research

      Events

      29Aprletters-stamps-amador-loureiro-BVyNlchWqzs-unsplash

      The Big Event - Day 2: Empirical Advancements in Talmyan Event Integration

      The second day of the Big Event is a symposium devoted to the latest empirical developments of the Talmyan event integration theory.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      25Febletters-stamps-amador-loureiro-BVyNlchWqzs-unsplash

      The Big Event - Day 1: Revisiting Talmy's Event Integration Framework

      The Big Event intends to shed new light onto the interplay between language and mind in multiple domains.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      The event integration theory in practice

      Researchers at the School of Education, Communication & Society at King’s recently held the Big Event to explore the latest developments in the linguistic...

      Dark silhouette among red lights - by guillaume bourdages 1903x558