Dr Cristina Dye
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Language Development & Psycholinguistics
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Percy Building, Room 2.11
NE1 7RU, England
Ph.D. in Language Development. Cornell University. 2000- 2005.
Post-Doctoral study in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Georgetown University School of Medicine. 2006 -2010.
British Academy grant
Independent expert for the European Research Council
Reviewer for the Cognitive Science Conference (2008 -2012)
Editorial Boards: JSM Communication Disorders, International Journal of Brain Disorder Therapy
Chair, steering committee for Neuro-cognition of Developmental Disorders Affecting Language
Member of the Newcastle Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences
Member of the College of Peer Reviewers for the Humanities and Arts and Sciences Faculty
I welcome enquiries from MLitt/PhD students interested in a range of topics in child language development, including structural (syntactic, phonological, morphological) representations, neurocognitive underpinnings, or developmental disorders affecting language.
Current postgraduate students:
Sheradan Miller - PhD - NEDTC studentship
Scarlet Gibson - PhD - NEDTC studentship
Amy Lang - PhD
Hannah Humphries - MLitt - HASS Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship
In the media
My primary research interests lie in the area of child language acquisition and development. My work is highly inter-disciplinary, merging insights from linguistic theory, language acquisition, developmental psychology, and developmental cognitive neuroscience. I aim to obtain a deeper understanding of how language, and particularly its grammatical, combinatorial aspects, emerge and grow in typically-developing mono- as well as bi-lingual children. I am also interested in the neuro-cognitive underpinings of this process and have studied children with certain neurodevelopmental disorders including Specific Language impairment (SLI), Developmental Dyslexia, Tourette Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Prof. Michael T. Ullman (Georgetown University, US); Prof. Barbara C. Lust (Cornell University), Prof. Suzanne Flynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US); Prof. Dezso Nemeth (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary); Prof. Claire Foley (Boston College, US)
Dye Child French Corpus (Dye 2005)
Cross-sectional spontaneous speech samples from 50 monolingual French-speaking normally-developing children, from Paris and Nancy, with ages ranging from one year eleven months to three years two months. Registered with the Open Language Archives (OLAC) http://www.language-archives.org/item/oai:clal.cornell.edu:clal5 and hosted by the Virtual Center for Language Acquisition (VCLA) http://vcla.clal.cornell.edu/
For more information about the corpus please see the article below:
Dye CD. Reduced auxiliaries in early child language: Converging observational and experimental evidence from French. Journal of Linguistics 2011, 47(2), 301-339. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002222671000037X
Those interested in using this corpus should send an email to email@example.com
SEL2086 Introduction to Language Acquisition
SEL3352 Language development: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach
I also contribute to PSY3027 Disorders of Development (School of Psychology)
SEL8040 Neurocognition of Language Development
SEL8500 Research Methods (Module Director)
SEL8643 Introduction to second language acquisition
- Dye CD, Walenski M, Mostofsky S, Ullman MT. A verbal strength in children with Tourette syndrome? Evidence from a non-word repetition task. Brain and Language 2016, 160, 61-70.
- Blume M, Barriere I, Dye CD, Kang C. Challenges for the development of linked open data for research in multilingualism. In: Lust,B;Blume,M;Pareja,A, ed. Development of Linguistic Linked Open Data Resources for Collaborative Data-Intensive Research in the Language Sciences. USA: MIT Press, 2017. Submitted.
- Dye CD, Foley C. Interpreting the data: Scientific inference. In: Blume, M; Lust, B, ed. Research Methods in Language Acquisition: Principles, Procedures, and Practices. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association/Walter de Gruyter, 2016, pp.211-228.
- Lust B, Foley C, Dye CD. Chapter 14: Children's acquisition of complex syntax. In: Bavin,E;Naigles,L, ed. The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language. Cambridge UK: Cambridge, 2015, pp.298-332.
- Dye CD, Walenski M, Prado EL, Mostofsky SH, Ullman MT. Children's Computation of Complex Linguistic Forms: A Study of Frequency and Imageability Effects. PLoS One 2013, 8(9), e74683.
- Nemeth D, Sefcsik T, Németh K, Turi Z, Dye CD, Csibri P, Janacsek C, Vörös E, Sztriha L, Vecsei L. Impaired language production in asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Journal of Neurolinguistics 2013, 26(4), 462-469.
- Nemeth D, Dye CD, Sefcsik T, Janacsek K, Turi Z, Londe Z, Klivenyi P, Kincses ZT, Szabó N, Vecsei L, Ullman MT. Language deficits in pre-symptomatic Huntington's disease: Evidence from Hungarian. Brain and Language 2012, 121(3), 248-253.
- Hedenius M, Persson J, Tremblay A, Adi-Japha E, Veríssimo J, Dye CD, Alm P, Jennische M, Tomblin B, Ullman MT. Grammar Predicts Procedural Learning and Consolidation Deficits in Children with Specific Language Impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities 2011, 32(6), 2362-2375.
- Dye CD. Reduced auxiliaries in early child language: Converging observational and experimental evidence from French. Journal of Linguistics 2011, 47(2), 301-339.
- Hoffmann I, Nemeth D, Dye CD, Pákáski M, Irinyi T, Kálmán J. Temporal parameters of spontaneous speech in Alzheimer’s disease. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 2010, 12(1), 29-34.
- Dye CD. A continuum in French children’s surface realization of auxiliaries. In: Leow R; Campos H; Lardiere D, ed. Little Words: Their History, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Acquisition. Selected Papers from the 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2009, pp.237-246.
- Lust B, Foley C, Dye CD. The first language acquisition of complex sentences. In: Bavin, E.L, ed. Cambridge Handbook of Child Language. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.237-258.
- Dye CD. Barely there: Hard-to-detect auxiliaries shed light on children's acquisition of French. Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium 2008, 14(1), 107-120.
- Németh D, Dye CD, Gardian G, Klivényi P, Sefcsik T, Ambrus G, Lukacs A, Vécsei L, Ullman MT. Functional morphology in pre-symptomatic Huntington’s Disease : evidence from Hungarian. In: Proceedings of the Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL 2008). 2008, Davis, California: Department of Linguistics at California State University, Fresno.
- Dye CD. A- and Ā-movement in Romanian supine constructions. Linguistic Inquiry 2006, 37(4), 665-674.
- Dye CD. Optional infinitives or silent auxes? New evidence from Romance. In: Bok-Bennema,R;Hollebrandse,B;Kampers-Manhe,B;Sleeman,P, ed. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory. Selected Papers from ‘Going Romance’ Groningen, 28–30 November 2002. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Benjamins, 2004, pp.83-98.
- Dye CD, Foley C, Blume M, Lust B. Syntax First: Mismatches between Morphology and Syntax in First Language Acquisition Elucidate Linguistic Theory. In: 28th Boston University Conference on Language Development. 2004, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
- Dye CD. The status of ostensibly nonfinite matrix verbs in Child French: Results from a new corpus. In: Proceedings of the 29th Boston University Conference on Language Development. 2004, Boston, MA: Cascadilla Press.