Tamara Sorenson Duncan
Assistant Professor (Linguistics)
|Degrees:||PhD (University of Alberta)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 6634|
|Office:||256 Paterson Hall|
My research program investigates language and literacy development in diverse populations. To date, this work has included children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, children with developmental language disorder and children with autism spectrum disorder.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Former Honours Student Emma Bornheimer Presents her Thesis Work at Virtual AAAL Conference
Emma Bornheimer recently presented her undergraduate thesis work about netspeak use and autism at the American Association for Applied Linguistics virtual conference. This work examines netspeak, specifically on reddit, and found that self-identified autistic individuals, when compared to Reddit users generally, exhibited a similar variety of...
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
New meta-analysis examines reading comprehension in children with ASD
New research from Tamara Sorenson Duncan and her collaborators at Dalhousie University considers the skills children with ASD use to understand what they read. Using a statistical method to summarize existing research, they found that the reading comprehension of children with ASD was related to a similar extent to both their ability to read...
Monday, February 1, 2021
Syntactic development and reading comprehension in children
This recently published study investigates the relation between children's understanding of canonical and non-canonical sentences (presented in the spoken domain) and their general reading comprehension. These results demonstrate that, at least in the 5th grade, English-speaking children use their understanding of canonical sentences to...
Interested in Getting Involved with Research?
Do you have questions about how children learn a second language? Are you interested in collaborating on a project? Let’s work together!