Brian Macwhinney

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Birthday
22, 1945
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1945 (age 72)
Birthplace
New York

About

Professor of psychology who developed the CHILDES (Child Language Data Exchange System) and TalkBank programs to promote research on human and animal communication. He became known, especially, for his Competition Model of language acquisition.

Before Fame

He taught psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Trivia

He was an avid supporter of the International Association for the Study of Child Language's National Research Council.

Family Life

His marriage produced two sons.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of fellow psychological theorist Sigmund Freud.