Arielle Borovsky

Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Courtesy Appointments

Department of Psychological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • language learning and development; cognitive science; developmental science

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness


Dr. Arielle Borovsky is an associate professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, with a courtesy appointment in Psychological Sciences. Her area of specialization is in language development, with a particular focus on the skills that support early word learning and language processing skills. Her interdisciplinary work focuses on the cognitive, linguistic, and experiential factors that help children learn to communicate.  Her research appears in multiple scientific outlets and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Language Links Newsletter – Spring 2023


Dr. Borovsky is accepting applications for Ph.D. study 

Examples of recent research questions:

  • How do children learn, represent, and activate the meanings of words?
  • How might building a rich vocabulary network early in life support ongoing developmental trajectories?
  • How do we use domain general cognitive mechanisms like prediction to understand speech and learn language?


  • PhD, University of California, San Diego; Cognitive Science