Projects per year
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.
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.
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
1/02/16 → 31/01/17
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Word Morphology and Written Language Acquisition: Insights from Typical and Atypical Development in Different OrthographiesDuncan, 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/Report › Book
Word Morphology and Written Language Acquisition: Insights from Typical and Atypical Development in Different OrthographiesDuncan, L. G., Traficante, D. & Wilson, M., 6 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, p. 1-3 3 p., 126.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course