James Morgan


Jim Morgan received his A.B. in Linguistics from Washington University in 1974, M.A.s in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1976 and 1979, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 1983. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown, he was on the faculty of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. He has been Visiting Professor at CNRS-EHESS in Paris and the University of Potsdam. His lab, the Metcalf Infant Research Lab, focuses on early language development with an emphasis on the acquisition of critical early receptive abilities, particularly spoken word recognition. Dr. Morgan serves on the editorial boards of Infancy and Language Learning and Development. His research is supported by NICHD (NIH) and has been recognized by awards including Fulbright Senior Scholar (France) and Fogarty Senior International fellowships. 


  • CLPS0800 Language and the Mind
  • CLPS1650 Child Language Acquisition
  • CLPS1890 Laboratory in Psycholinguistics

Office Hours:

Tuesdays 4-5pm