Lynne G. Duncan

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Bio

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

Publications

Word Morphology and Written Language Acquisition : Insights from Typical and Atypical Development in Different Orthographies
6/2019
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

Investigating pseudohomophone interference effects in young second-language learners
4/2019, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Word Morphology and Written Language Acquisition : Insights from Typical and Atypical Development in Different Orthographies
2/2019, Frontiers in Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Editorial

Language and Reading : The Role of Morpheme and Phoneme Awareness
12/2018, Current Developmental Disorders Reports
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Review article

What is the influence of morphological knowledge in the early stages of reading acquisition among low SES children? A graphical modeling approach
4/2018, Frontiers in Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A Cross-Linguistic Analysis of the Role of Morphology in Reading Development
4/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Phonemic – Morphemic dissociation in university students with dyslexia : An index of reading compensation?
4/2017, Annals of Dyslexia
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Automatic phonological activation during visual word recognition in bilingual children : a cross-language masked priming study in Grades 3 and 5
2/2017, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

HelexKids : a word frequency database for Greek and Cypriot primary school children
2/2017, Behavior Research Methods
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Adolescent reading skill and engagement with digital and traditional literacies as predictors of reading comprehension
5/2016, British Journal of Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Activities

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

Activity Type: Attendance

De Boeck Supérieur (Publisher)

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

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Activity Type: Editorial Work

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

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Journal of Research in Reading (Journal)

Lynne Duncan (Editorial board member)
2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Activity Type: Editorial Work

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