Language development in early childhood: Precursors of the transition to literacy
28 February 2024
Early language skills are known to contribute to later reading acquisition. This project will examine how variation in early language affects the transition to literacy among children developing typically or atypically due to factors such as neurodiversity or socio-economic status.
The focus of interest will be determined through discussion with the student, but possible topics would include: vocabulary acquisition, meta-linguistic awareness, emergent literacy, shared reading, digital technology/personalised books, phonological/morphological development, late talkers, executive functions or syntactic knowledge.
We invite applications from strong and motivated candidates with backgrounds in a relevant subject, such as Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Linguistics, Speech & Language Therapy or another related discipline.
How to apply
- Email Dr Lynne Duncan to:
- send a copy of your CV
- discuss your potential application and any practicalities (e.g. suitable start date).
- After discussion with Dr Duncan, you can apply via our direct application system.