Lab News

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Ever wondered when gender differences in speech start to develop? If so, listen to PhD student Priscilla Fung discuss her research on gendered speech on the Across Acoustics Podcast.

September 2022

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Congratulations to the 8 of our undergraduate students who presented at the 2022 UTM Summer Undergraduate Research Fair!

August 2022

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Good luck to Professor Johnson in her new role as an Associate Editor for the journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics!

June 2022

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Congratulations to Kaitlyn Harris (recipient of the SSHRC-UTEA) and Jessica Hira (recipient of the NSERC-USRA)! These prestigious awards will enable Kaitlyn and Jessica to carry out their own research in our lab this summer!

April 2022

Books

New paper accepted for publication in Language Learning and Development: The influence of accent distance on perceptual adaptation in toddlers and adults.

January 2022

Presentation

Congratulations to Thomas St. Pierre and Félix Desmeules-Trudel on successful presentations at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD)

November 2021

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Dr. Félix Desmeules-Trudel was interviewed by Marjorie April from Y a pas deux matins pareils CBC/Radio-Canada ICI Toronto! 

April 2021

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Welcome to our newest PhD student, Emily Shroads (left)! And a big congratulations to Jida Jaffan (right) who has been awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship to fund her research on children’s interactions with humans and robots!

September 2022

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Congratulations to PhD student Priscilla Fung for being awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship at the University of Toronto. We look forward to seeing the results of your thesis work on bilingual language development.

July 2022

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Congratulations to Josie Davies (Cardiff University) and Eason Shum (University of Hong Kong) for winning Mitacs Globalink Research Internships to work in our lab this summer!

May 2022

Books

New paper accepted for publication in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: How sociolinguistic factors shape children's subjective impressions of teacher quality.

March 2022

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New paper accepted for publication (January 2022) in Annual Review of Linguistics: Navigating accent variation: A developmental perspective. 

December 2021

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Our lab has been awarded a new CFI grant entitled Baby Brain and Behaviour Lab (BaBBL):  electrophysiological measures of infant speech and language development.

August 2021

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Congratulations to our postdoctoral researcher Félix Desmeules-Trudel on his new job as a bilingual knowledge mobilization specialist at Research Impact Canada.

July 2021

Analysing data

Our lab has received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant entitled:  Examining the developmental roots of language-based social biases.

June 2021

Analysing data

In collaboration with Jessamyn Schertz, we have received an NSERC Research Tools and Infrastructure Grant: Using eye-tracking and in-depth video analysis to understand how speech input relates to speech development.

April 2021