The research interests of Lab members focus on how the developing brain learns spoken and written language. Much of our research consists of cross-linguistic investigations of normal and impaired reading acquisition based on topics such as: meta-linguistic awareness (phonology; derivational morphology), orthographic coding, second language acquisition and dialect.
Our external collaborators for this work are:
One current application of our research is the design of a language measure suitable for identifying the early communication difficulties associated with social disadvantage. The project is funded by Fife Education and Learning Service. A website outlining this work is under construction - Early Language in Preschool Settings.
We are also part of the
research network at the University of Dundee.