Institutions: McGill University, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Research interests: Language use in context, non-literal interpretation; Audience design; Preverbal and nonverbal communication; Neurodevelopmental disorders
Aparna Nadig’s research focuses on pragmatic development, social communication, and language and communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In particular she is interested in how we use multiple sources of information (visual, prosodic, from previous discourse, about our conversational partner) to arrive at a speaker’s intended meaning, and how we do this in real time. Recent work in her lab has focused on early word learning processes in autism and in typical development, and on analyses of prosody and conversation in speakers with autism spectrum disorders.