Director, Language Development Centre
Head, UBC Psychology
Douglas T. Kenny Building 2513
2136 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Geoffrey Hall is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he is Director of the Language Development Centre. His research focuses on language and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood. He co-edited (with Sandra Waxman) the 2004 book, Weaving a Lexicon (MIT Press). He has been an Associate Editor of the journal, Child Development, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Developmental Psychology. He serves on the Editorial Board of the journal, Language Learning and Development. His research has been funded by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. At UBC, he has been awarded both the Killam Research Prize and the Killam Teaching Prize in recognition of his accomplishments. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He received his B.A. (First Class Honours) from McGill University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He grew up in Ottawa.

Recent Publications 

Marchak, K. A., & Hall, D. G. (in press). Transforming Celebrity Objects: Implications for an Account of Psychological Contagion. Journal of Cognition and Culture. PDF

Kandhadai, P., Hall, D.G., & Werker, J.F. (2016, in press). Second label learning in monolingual and bilingual infants. Developmental Science. (e-mail to request publication)

Hall, D. G., & Rhemtulla, M. (2014). Young Children’s Use of Contrast in Word Learning: The Case of Proper Names. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(4), 551-568. PDF