We study how children learn language and also how language learning can break down. We take the perspective of language learning as part of a larger cognitive-linguistic learning profile. Thus, we examine how language learning and nonlinguistic cognitive processing are linked within fundamental learning mechanism and whether and how limitations in this mechanism potentially affect language difficulties in children. We invite both bilingual and monolingual children with and without language difficulties to help us answer our research questions. Our aim is to broaden our perspective on cognitive-linguistic theories of language learning and to achieve more accurate assessment and more effective intervention services for children who have language difficulties.

People at EWHA CLL
Executive function

A set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control and language learning

Language impairment

A specific impairment in the processing of linguistic information. including grammar, morphology, syntax, and the functional aspects of language, such as semantics and pragmatics


The use of two languages, either by an individual speaker or by a community of speakers


Evidence-based methods to improve speech and language skills


The process of measuring either the point of gaze or the motion of eyes for investigating the visual system

  • May 23, 2024

    CLL members celebrated Teacher's Day. We threw a surprise party and expressed our gratitude to Dr. Yim. We had a great time enjoying delicious food. Thank you and love you, Dr. Yim!

  • May 21, 2024

    CLL and HIS Joint research work won the award at CHI 2024! 'Open sesame? Open Salami! Personalizing vocabulary assessment-intervention for children via pervasive profiling and bespoke storybook generation'

  • April 18, 2024

    Dr. Yim and CLL members had a lab meeting outside. We had an enjoyable time in the beautiful weather.

  • April 17, 2024

    Dr. Yim shared her insights and practical advice on how to navigate bilingualism with young children in ECLC.

  • April 06, 2024

    Dr. Yim conducted parent coaching on how to support language development in bilingual children at home. This session was organized by Guri Family Center and Gyeonggi province.

  • March 30, 2024

    Dr. Yim gave a talk on shared book reading at Iwell kindergarten.

  • March 29, 2024

    Dr. Yim gave a talk on 'Child Language and Brain' at Ringle. It was fun to interact with people who work for second language learners as adults.

  • March 21, 2024

    Dr. Yim invited Dr.Kan, an associate professor at the University of Colorado. The title of the talk was 'Exploring the intersections of bilingual language development and developmental language disorder'.

  • March 16, 2024

    Dr. Yim gave a talk at the workshop on parent counseling skills for SLPs.

  • February 27, 2024

    Dr. Yim gave a talk at the Yonsei cancer hospital. Many parents of children with cochlear implants joined the talk.

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