Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Tower at STAR
100 Discovery Boulevard, 533
Newark, DE 19713
P: 302-831-3990
E: gmorini@udel.edu
Slam Lab


Research Interests

  • Early language acquisition
  • Bilingualism
  • Speech processing
  • Pediatric hearing loss
  • Cognitive development

Honors, Awards, and Major Professional Offices Held

  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2017 – 2018, Editorial Board Member)
  • Child Development (Ad-hoc Reviewer)
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Ad-hoc Reviewer)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (2015, Panel 9: Language, Communication) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NRSA T32, Institutional training grant awarded to the Center for the Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing, 2012-2014
  • University of Maryland, Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award, 2013
  • University of Maryland Hayes Newby Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • National Science Foundation Grant, DGE 0801465 IGERT, Institutional training grant awarded to UMD, project title, “Biological and computational foundations of language diversity,” 2009-2011
  • University of Maryland Hayes Newby Fellowship, 2008-2009

Recent Publications

  1. Singh, L., Morini, G., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (in press). A commentary on Werker (2017): Limitations of the laboratory and the role of variability in language learning. Applied Psycholinguistics.
  2. Golinkoff, R. M., de Villiers, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Iglesias, A., & Wilson, M. S. With Morini, G., & Brezack, N. (2017). User’s manual for the quick interactive language screener (QUILS). Brookes (Eds).
  3. Morini, G., Golinkoff, R. M., Morlet, T., & Houston, D. M. (2017). Advances in pediatric hearing loss: A road to better language outcomes. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3, 80-93.
  4. Newman, R. S. & Morini, G. (2017). Effect of the relationship between target and masker sex on infants’ recognition of speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, EL164-EL169.
  5. Pace, A., Levine, D. F., Morini, G., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2016). The story of language acquisition: From words to world and back again. In L. Balter and C. TamisLeMonda C. (Eds.), Child psychology: A handbook of contemporary issues, 3rd Edition.
  6. Newman, R. S., Chatterjee, M., & Morini, G., Remez, R. E. (2015). Toddlers’ comprehension of degraded signals: noise-vocoded vs. sine-wave analogs. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, EL311-EL317.
  7. Newman, R. S., Morini, G., Ahsan, F., & Kidd, G. Jr. (2015). Linguistically-based informational masking in preschool children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, EL93EL98.
  8. Bail, A., Morini, G., & Newman, R. S. (2014). Look at the gato! Code-switching in speech to toddlers. Journal of Child Language. 42, 1073-1101
  9. Chow, W.Y., Lago, S., Barrios, S., Parker, D., Morini, G., & Lau, E. (2014). Additive effects of repetition and predictability on lexical semantic processing during comprehension. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99199. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099199.
  10. Newman, R. S., Morini, G., & Chatterjee, M. (2013). Infants’ name recognition in on-and offchannel noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, EL377-EL383.
  11. Newman, R. S., Chatterjee, M., Morini, G., & Nasuta, M. (2013). Toddlers’ comprehension of noise-vocoded speech and sine-wave analogs to speech. In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 060077.
  12. Monner, D., Vatz, K., Morini, G., Hwang, S., & DeKeyser, R. (2012). A neural network model of the effects of entrenchment and memory development on grammatical gender learning. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S1366728912000454

Link to CV