302-831-3859 cscd-info@udel.edu

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. Newman, R. S., Morini, G., Chatterjee, M., & Shroads, E.** (2020). Toddlers’ fast-mapping from noise-vocoded speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. doi.org/10.1121/10.0001129.
  2. Morini, G. & Newman, R. S. (2019). Dónde está la ball? Examining the effect of code switching on bilingual children’s word recognition. Journal of Child Language. doi:10.1017/S0305000919000400.
  3. Morini, G. & Newman, R. S. (2019). Monolingual and bilingual word recognition and word learning in background noise. Language and Speech. doi:10.1177/0023830919846158.
  4. Singh, L., Morini, G., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2018). A commentary on Werker (2017): Limitations of the laboratory and the role of variability in language learning. Applied Psycholinguistics, 39(4), 746-753.
  5. Newman, R. S., Morini, G., Kozlovsky , P.**, & Panza, S.* (2018). Foreign accent and toddler’s word learning: the effect of phonological contrast. Language Learning and Development, 14(2), 97-112.
  6. Singh, L., Morini, G., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2018). A commentary on Werker (2017): Limitations of the laboratory and the role of variability in language learning. Applied Psycholinguistics.
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

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