Research Expertise

The Words in the World Network encompasses a wide range of interests and expertise. The following members of the grant have registered this information with us to be shared.

CollaboratorAffiliation, LocationAreas of expertiseTechniques Notable PopulationsLanguages
Dr. Archibald, John University of Victoria, CanadaSecond Language Acquisition; Phonology; Bilingualism; PsycholinguisticsIndigenous languages of British Columbia
Dr. Arnhold, AnjaUniversity of Alberta, CanadaProsody; Experimental research; Interaction between different areas of grammar; Typologyexperimental phonology, production data and perception studiesInuktitut (Canadian and Greenlandic, i.e., Kalaallisut), Finnish, English, German, Danish
Dr. Atchley, Ruth Ann University of South Florida, United StatesERP, fMRI, psychological tools for assessment of peripheral nervous system functions, stakeholder communicationpopulations with dementia, true monolingual participantsEnglish
Dr. Baayen, Harald Eberhard Karls UniversitŠt TŸbingen, Germany
Dr. Bassetti, Benedetta University of Birmingham, United Kingdomwriting systems, scripts, orthographies, second language writing systems, bilingualism, biliteracy orthographic effects on spoken word production and perception, phonological representations of words in L2 learners and late bilinguals, organising postgraduate research training, baby-lab, eye tracking for child language development, video lab for gesture studies, statistical analysis for corpora or lexical databaseL2 learners and bilinguals, Italian learners of Chinese, Chinese-English bilinguals; infants and children (age 0-16)Italian, Chinese, British English, Italian learners of Chinese, Chinese-English bilinguals
Dr. Charest, Monique University of Alberta, CanadaLanguage development; Developmental language disorders; Language production, lexical and syntactic processing; Psycholinguistics; Language assessment, identification of language disorderslanguage sample analysis, clinical tools, eye-tracking paired with language productionPreschool and school-age children; children with typical language development and developmental language disorders (Specific Language Impairment)
Dr. Connolly, John McMaster University, Canadaspeech perception; reading; electroencephalography & event-related potentials; communication impairments due to neuropathology; neural measures of language learningEEG, ERPlanguage learners including English, Chinese, Arabic, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, JapaneseEnglish, Chinese
Dr. de Almeida, Roberto Concordia University, CanadaPsycholinguistics; lexical semantics; concepts; sentence comprehension; word recognition/lexical accessERP, statistical analysis, response time analysis, sentence recall/recognition, eye-trackingpersons with aphasia, children with autism spectrum disorderEnglish, Portuguese, French
Dr. Dressler, Wolfgang University of Vienna, Austriacorpus linguistics and psycholinguitic data collection and analysis, morphological modeling, scaling of morphosemantic and morphotactic opacityaccess to child language data, especially in German (L1, L2) and on Turkish as spoken by immigrants in Austria, as well as on standard-dialect variation, electronic corpora of GermanGerman, Italian, Turkish
Dr. Gagne, Christina University of Alberta, Canadacompounds; conceptual combination; language comprehension; language representation; psycholinguisticsstatistical methods (ANOVA, regression, mixed effects), lexical decision & other psycholinguistic tasks, typing latencies, accuracy data analysis, Supercard programmingEnglish
Dr. Gillon, Brendon McGill University, Canadasemantics; syntax; morphology; pragmatics; logic; count vs. mass nouns, argument structureChinese, English, French, Sanskrit
Dr. Gomez, Pablo DePaul University, United StatesEye-tracking, modeling, ERP, English, Spanishmodeling and statisticsEnglish, Spanish, contacts in the Valencia community
Dr. Goral, Mira The City University of New York, United Statespersons with aphasia who may be interested in participating in research and can offer insight into language processing, Spanish-English bilinguals in NYCHebrew, Spanish
Dr. Hockley, Bill Wilfred Laurier University, Canadacognition; human memory; recognition; attentioncharacteristics of words and sentences as they relate to and impact memory; linguistic properties of stimuli in memory studies
Dr. Katz, AlbertUniversity of Western Ontario, Canadalanguage processing; comprehension and production of metaphor; comprehension and production of irony & sarcasm; everyday and autobiographical memoryratings, questionnaires, episodic memory tests, moving windows, ERPEnglish
Dr. Kiefte, Michael Dalhousie University, Canadaspeech perception; speech production; speech processingaudio recording, automatic phoneme segmentation, automatic formant trackingEnglish, Acadian
Dr. Libben, Maya University of British Columbia, Canadaeye-tracking; psychopathology; stroke; language; EEGmobile eye-tracking, behavioural testing, ActiveTwo EEG, integrated eye-tracking and EEG, neuropsychological assessmentEnglish monolinguals, clinical elderly patient populations, healthy elderly control populations, stroke patientsEnglish
Dr. Manouilidou, Christina University of Ljubljana, Sloveniabehavioural tasksGreek-speaking and Slovenian-speaking aging populations as well as individuals with MCI, Alzheimers disease, PPAGreek, Slavic (Slovenian)
Dr. Mondini, Sara Universitˆ degli Studi di Padova, Italytranscranial electrical stimulation (tES, tDCS, tRNS), clinical interventials in language difficulties, questionnaire for measuring cognitive reserveItalian-speaking elderly people, individuals with aphasia or dementiaItalian
Dr. Myers, James National Chung Cheng Univeristy, TaiwanAsian languages, psycholinguisticsweb-based experiments and databasesYes; Chinese (Mandarin, using traditional characters; Southern Min), Taiwan Sign Language
Dr. O'Brien, Mary University of Calgary, Canadasecond language Acquisition; German; phonetics; processing; prosodyeye-tracking, phonetic analysis, auditory training (segmental & prosodic)monolingual English speakers, beginner to intermediate learners of a range of languagesEnglish, German
Dr. Padakannaya, Prakash University of Mysore Indialanguage and cognitive assessment tools in local languages, eye-tracking, vocabulary and spelling teaching modules; illiteracy; training/intervention for children with dyslexia, SLI, autism spectrum disorder, children from lower SESchildren with dyslexia, SLI, autism spectrum disorderEnglish as a non-native language; Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam
Dr. Ralli, Angela University of Patras, Greecemorphological variations, issues in approaches regarding language contactGreek studentsGreek, English, French
Dr. Rowsell, Jennifer Brock University, Canadadigital literacy; critical discourse analysis; multimodality; language diasporas; language, literacy and multiliteraciesethnographic research in K-12 classrooms, artifact collection, Visual Studio Code, hand-movement recording, visual and modal analysis, embodimentK-12 children
Dr. Smolka, Eva UniversitŠt Konstanz, Germanypsycholinguistic tasks (priming, sentence-to-picture matching), EEGGerman native speakers (age 20-35); German-English bilinguals; Slavic-German bilinguals; children at kindergarten and school ageGerman, Hebrew
Dr. Spalding, Tom University of Alberta, Canadacompounds; conceptual combination; language comprehension; language representation; psycholinguisticsstatistical methods (ANOVA, regression, mixed effects), lexical decision & other psycholinguistic tasks, typing latencies, accuracy data analysis, Supercard programmingEnglish
Dr. Taler, Vanessa University of Ottawa, CanadaAlzheimer; mild cognitive impairment; semantic processing; ERPERP, statistical methods
Dr. Thordardottir, Elin McGill University, Canadalanguage development; vocabular development; bilingualism; developmental language impairment; language interventionlanguage assessment in children, naturalistic language sampling, formal language tests, bilingual assessment, intervention studies to assess training techniques monolingual and bilingual speakers of Icelandic and French, children with typical language development, children with language impairmentEnglish, French, Icelandic, various combinations of bilingual acquisition: French/English, French/minority language, Polish/Icelandic, second language learning of Icelandic
Dr. Tucker, Ben University of Alberta, CanadaPhonetics; spoken word recognition; spontaneous speech; lexical representation; speech perceptionsound booths, audio recording, speech synthesis, behavioural methods, eye-trackingEnglish, Romanian, Indigenous languages
Dr. Westbury, Chris University of Alberta, CanadaExperimental psycholinguistics; semantic access; reading; aphasia; psychometricscomputational modeling (especially semantics), topic modelingm textual analysis, experimental design, big data analysis

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