Melanie S. Schreiner


Melli studied at the University of Leipzig and Ohio University and received her M.A. in Linguistics and American Studies in 2012. From 2009 until 2011 she was a graduate assistant at the child studies lab of the Max-Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology and also completed her Magister thesis there examining children’s understanding of reference.

Since October 2012, Melli has been working in the Free Floater Research Group Language Acquisition. Her main research interests include examining how children segment the speech stream into single words and the influence of infant-directed and adult-directed language on auditory word recognition. A further research interest focuses on children’s word learning, that is how infants acquire the meaning of sounds.