Duncan, Lynne

Dr

  • 638 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
1991 …2019

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Personal profile

Biography

After completing my undergraduate degree in the School of Psychology, University of St. Andrews, I was awarded an MRC studentship to study for a PhD on the topic of developmental dyslexia. I have been conducting research and lecturing in the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee since 1999. In 2009, I held a post as a Visiting Lecturer in the Unité de Recherche sur l’Evolution du Comportement et l’Apprentissage at the Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3 in France.

Research

Lab Website: Language and Learning lab 

 My current research takes a cross-linguistic perspective on language development in relation to visual word recognition and developmental dyslexia. Recent studies have investigated the influence of speech rhythm on phonological development and the relationship between orthographic depth and rates of reading acquisition in a wide range of European languages including Danish, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian Spanish and Swedish.

I have also been investigating early language development, in particular, the acquisition of knowledge about derivational morphology through collaboration with Prof. Pascale Colé (Aix-Marseille Université, France) Prof. Séverine Casalis (Université de Lille 3, France).

Finally, I have been developing an interest in the visual word recognition skills of bilinguals and second language learners together with Prof. Séverine Casalis and our former PhD student, Dr Eva Commissaire

Teaching

I supervise undergraduate and MSc dissertatons and teach on the following modules:

MSc Research in Practice

MSc/Level 4: Reading Development and Disability

Level 3 Research Skills

Level 2: Language Development 

Level 1: Biological Psychology

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Research Output

Investigating pseudohomophone interference effects in young second-language learners

Commissaire, E., Duncan, L. & Casalis, S., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 180, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Word Morphology and Written Language Acquisition: Insights from Typical and Atypical Development in Different Orthographies

    Duncan, L. G. (ed.), Traficante, D. (ed.) & Wilson, M. (ed.), 5 Jun 2019, Swizterland: Frontiers Media S.A. 186 p. (Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Communication)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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    Word Morphology and Written Language Acquisition: Insights from Typical and Atypical Development in Different Orthographies

    Duncan, L. G., Traficante, D. & Wilson, M., 6 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, p. 1-3 3 p., 126.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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    A Cross-Linguistic Analysis of the Role of Morphology in Reading Development

    Duncan, L. G., 9 Apr 2018, Morphological Processing and Literacy Development: Current Issues and Research. Berthiaume, R., Daigle, D. & Desrochers, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Language and Reading: The Role of Morpheme and Phoneme Awareness

    Duncan, L., Dec 2018, In : Current Developmental Disorders Reports. 5, 4, p. 226-234 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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    Activities

    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    De Boeck Supérieur (Publisher)

    Pascale Colé (Editor), Lynne Duncan (Editor), Eddy Cavalli (Editor)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Speaking, Hearing, Listening: participatory practices with children

    Victoria Jupp Kina (Organiser), Lynne Duncan (Organiser), David Law (Organiser), Aude Fiorini (Organiser)
    14 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

    Lynne Duncan (Guest editor), Daniela Traficante (Guest editor), Maximiliano Wilson (Guest editor)
    Oct 2016 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Journal of Research in Reading (Journal)

    Lynne Duncan (Editorial board member)
    2011

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Thesis

    Everyday Discrimination: The Experiences of Hungarian Roma

    Author: Dobai, A., 2018

    Supervisor: Hopkins, N. (Supervisor) & Duncan, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Word representations of bilingual adults and children

    Author: Terzopoulos, A., 2018

    Supervisor: Duncan, L. G. (Supervisor) & Melinger, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy