PhD from Harvard University, 1991
BA (First Class Honours), McGill University
Dr. Geoffrey Hall is a Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is also part of the Early Development Research Group, a consortium of six research centers interested in the development of language, learning, and social understanding in infants and children.
He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He serves on the Editorial Board of the journal, Language Learning and Development and has been an Associate Editor of the journal, Child Development, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Developmental Psychology.
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). 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.
Dr. Hall’s secondary research area is Cognitive Science.
Marchak, K., & Hall, D. G. (2019). Designators, descriptions, and artifact persistence. Cognition, 192, 103999.
Prasada, S., & Hall, D. G. (2019). Instance-of-object-kind representations. Cognition, 189, 201-220.
Kandhadai, P., Hall, D. G., & Werker, J. (2017). Second label learning in bilingual and monolingual infants. Developmental Science, 20, e12429.
Marchak, K., & Hall, D. G. (2017). Transforming celebrity objects: Implications for an account of psychological contagion. Journal of Culture and Cognition, 17, 51-72.
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, 551-568.
- Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award (2000 & 2015)
- Distinguished University Scholar, UBC (2004)
- Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2002)
- Killam Faculty Research Prize (2000)
- Killam Faculty Research Fellowship (2000)