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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) and Prof. Séverine Casalis (Université de Lille 3, France).
My recent interest has extended to the visual word recognition skills of bilinguals and second language learners, a topic that I now work on together with Prof. Séverine Casalis and our former PhD student, Dr Eva Commissaire.
I am committed to using a collaborative approach in my research. In 2019, I co-founded LALco: Language and Literacy: Communication, collaboration, co-production (www.lalco.org.uk) with Dr Sarah McGeown at the University of Edinburgh. This is a multidisciplinary network of individuals with a shared interest in researching and promoting the language and literacy skills of children and young people.
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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1/02/16 → 31/01/17
Webber, C., Wilkinson, K., Duncan, L. G. & McGeown, S. P., 25 Apr 2022, In: Frontiers for Young Minds. 10, 8 p., 658925.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Elliott, C., Black, R., Duncan, L. G. & Newell, A., Aug 2021, In: Communication Matters. 35, 2, p. 16-19 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile127 Downloads (Pure)
eLIPS: Development and Validation of an Observational Tool for Examining Early Language in Play SettingsDuncan, L. G., Gollek, C. & Potter, D. D., 31 Jul 2020, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 18 p., 1813.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Colé, P. (ed.), Cavalli, E. (ed.) & Duncan, L. G. (ed.), 2020, 1 ed. Paris, France: De Boeck Supérieur. 368 p. Translated title of the contribution: Dyslexia in adulthood: A neuropsychological approach
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Cavalli, E., Duncan, L. G. & Colé, P., 2020, La dyslexie à l'âge adulte: Approche neuropsychologique. Colé, P., Cavalli, E. & Duncan, L. (eds.). 1 ed. Paris, France: De Boeck Supérieur, 18 p. Translated title of the contribution: Dyslexia in adults: An introduction
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Foreword/postscript
Duncan, Lynne (Recipient) & McGeown, S. P. (Recipient), 1 Sep 2017
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Prize: Other distinction
Lynne Duncan (Speaker)11 Oct 2021 → 12 Nov 2021
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition