PhD Alumni

To be listed below, please see Accomplishments for a submission form.

2015

Kristina Kasparian, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Karsten Steinhauer
Thesis granted: October 2015
Thesis: The case of the non-native-like first-language: neurophysiological investigations of first-language attrition and second-language processing

Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Marc Pell
Thesis granted: October 2015
Thesis: Minding the gap between experience and expression: what contributes to the negative social perception of patients with Parkinson's disease?

Hanady Bani-Hani, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Aparna Nadig
Thesis granted: October 2015
Thesis: Language-impaired children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and children with specific language impairment: similar language abilities but distinct memory profiles

Pan Liu, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Marc Pell
Thesis granted: February 2015
Thesis: Culture and cultural immersion modulate the brain response to human expressions of emotion: electrophysiological evidence

Youngja Nam, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Polka
Thesis granted: February 2015
Thesis: The role of acoustic-phonetic bias in consonant manner perception
 

2014

Efrat Pauker, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Karsten Steinhauer
Thesis granted: May 2014
Thesis: How multiple prosodic boundaries of varying sizes influence syntactic parsing: behavioral and ERP evidence

2013

Abdulsalam Al-Haidary, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Susan Rvachew
Thesis granted: February 2013
Thesis: Developmental changes in Arabic babbling in relation to English and French babbling

Inbal Itzhak, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: May 2013
Thesis: The influence of lexical biases and prosodic information during online interpretation of ambiguous pronouns
 

2011

Shani Abada, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: February 2011
Thesis: Electrophysiological investigations of age differences in phrasal interpretation: The time course of cross-modal interactions

Chinar Dara, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Marc Pell
Thesis granted: February 2011
Thesis: The influence of pitch and speech rate on emotional prosody recognition: psychological and neuro-cognitive perspectives

Monika Molnar, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Polka and Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: February 2011
Thesis: Behavioral and electrophysiological correlates of vowel perception in monolingual and simultaneous bilingual users of Canadian English and Canadian French

2010

Mahchild Namazi, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Elin Thordardottir
Thesis granted: February 2010
Thesis: Working memory and controlled attention in bilingual children with and without language impairment
 
Pi-Yu Chiang, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Susan Rvachew
Thesis granted: May 2010
Thesis: The acquisition of English phonological awareness in Mandarin-speaking children

2009

Nathalie Belanger, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Mayberry and Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: February 2009
Thesis: Reading is in the eye of the beholder: eye movements and early word processes in deaf readers of French

Andreanne Gagne, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Vincent Gracco and Dr. Martha Crago
Thesis granted: February 2009
Thesis: Narrative discourse in French-speaking children with and without specific language impairment: development, factors contributing to competency and pragmatics

Pascale Tremblay, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Vincent Gracco
Thesis granted: February 2009
Thesis: On the neural organization of response selection in speech and non-speech actions

2008

Areej Alasseri, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Marc Pell
Thesis granted: February 2008
Thesis: Influence of emotionality on pragmatic features of discourse produced by Arabic-speaking adults with aphasia

Hengry Sing Ho Cheang, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Marc Pell
Thesis granted: February 2008
Thesis: The Sounds of Sarcasm in English and Cantonese: A Cross-linguistic Production and Perception Study

Jennifer Mortimer, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Susan Rvachew
Thesis granted: February 2008
Thesis: Effects of Speech Perception, Vocabulary, and Articulation Skills on Morphology & Syntax in Children with Speech Sound disorders

2005

Diane Pesco, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Martha Crago
Thesis granted: October 2005
Thesis: Peer Talk: Children with Specific Language Impairment in dyadic and group interactions

Megha Sundara, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Polka
Thesis granted: February 2005
Thesis: Phonetic perception and production of coronal stops by adults exposed to two languages from birth

2004

Christopher Mark Grindrod, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: May 2004
Thesis: Differential effects of left-and-right-hemisphere brain damage on the ability to use context in lexical ambiguity resolution

Ekaterini Klepousniotou, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: October 2004
Thesis: On the Resolution of Lexical Ambiguity: Unilateral Brain Damage Effects on the Processing of Homonymy and Polysemy

2003

Fauzia Abdalla, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Martha Crago and Dr. Elin Thordardottir
Thesis granted: February 2003
Thesis: Specific Language Impairment in Arabic-Speaking Children: Deficits in Morphosyntax

Jeff Boyczuk, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: February 2003
Thesis: Examining Interactivity in speech perception: Compensation for Lexically-Induced Coarticulation

2002

Charlene Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Mayberry
Thesis granted: June 2002
Thesis: Reading skills of deaf adults who sing: Good and poor readers compared

2000

Jean K. Gordon, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Shari Baum
Thesis granted: August 2000
Thesis: Aphasic Speech Errors: Spontaneous and Elicited Contexts

Navid Shahnaz, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Polka
Thesis granted: August 2000
Thesis: Distinguishing Otosclerotic Ears from Healthy Ears Using Multifrequency and Multicomponent Tympanometry