University of Wisconsin–Madison

Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD

PhD, Northwestern University

Contact Information

UW-Madison
343 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608.265.6902
kaushanskaya@wisc.edu
Lab Website: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab (LAB)

Research Statement

Rita’s research focuses on second-language acquisition and bilingualism in children and adults. The overall goal of her research program is to uncover the nature and the developmental trajectory of cognitive mechanisms that underlie language learning. Her work examines how monolingual and bilingual children and adults learn words in a new language, and how bilinguals manage their two languages when they must speak or read in one language only. Currently, Rita is exploring links between vocabulary learning and literacy in monolingual and bilingual children. Her research takes place in the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Laboratory, housed in the Goodnight Hall and the Waisman Center.

Selected Publications