Dr. Clifton Langdon
  • PhD in Linguistics from Gallaudet University
Short Biography

Dr. Clifton Langdon is a faculty member of the PhD in Educational Neuroscience.

Dr. Langdon's work seeks to advance the fields of linguistics and cognitive neuroscience.  His theoretical interests are integrated into three closely related thrusts: First, the linguistic structure of classifier constructions as a testing ground for the neurobiological (dis)similarities of spoken and signed languages. Second, the effects of delayed language acquisition in relation to different neural representations of language processing (i.e. the neuroplasticity of language.)  Third, the neuroplasticity of the auditory cortex as it relates to atypical acquisition of spoken and signed languages.  His current research sets the stage for the next series of questions about age of language exposure and its impacts on how the human mind processes linguistic structures.  Particularly, these questions have profound implications on our understanding of the developing human brain and how it supports language acquisition when children acquire a language later in the sensitive period for language acquisition.

Dr. Langdon also collaborates with Dr. Petitto in the Brain & Language Neuroimaging Laboratory (BL2) and is an affiliated faculty member of the Hearing, Speech, and Language Science Department.

To read more about Educational Neuroscience, click here.

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