Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD

Position title: Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD

PhD, Northwestern University

Contact Information

Waisman Center, Room 487

343 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Lab Website: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab (LAB)

Research Statement

We want to know how language and cognitive skills fluctuate with linguistic experience. With this general goal in mind, we study how bilingualism influences linguistic and cognitive functioning in children who are typically developing, as well as in children with communication impairments, including children with language delay, developmental language disorder, and autism. We also study factors that can facilitate second language acquisition in adulthood, as well as factors that influence how fluent bilingual adults process their two languages.

Selected Publications