Welcome to ELfLanD

Welcome to the Edinburgh Laboratory for Language Development (ELfLanD)! We are a group of researchers at the University of Edinburgh who study how we learn to speak and understand language. ELfLanD is part of the Wee Science research group. To find out more about the kind of research we do, please visit the Our Research page.

At ELfLanD we are looking for participants who can help with our research. There are different types of studies for different age groups ranging from 6 months to adults. If you are interested in participating in our studies with your child, please see our Taking Part page for more information.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us or read the Taking Part page to see if we've already answered your question!

Our Research

We carry out a range of studies to understand how language is learned. Here are some of the specific topics we are working on.

Our Team

Meet the people who work in ELfLanD. We are a group of academic staff and students interested in language development.

Taking Part

Interested in taking part in our studies? Want to know more about what it's like to be in one of our studies?

Find Us

Our lab is located in George Square, Edinburgh. This is how to get there or to get in touch with us.