Lydia White

Academic title(s): 

James McGill Professor Emeritus
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Lydia White
Contact Information

1085 Dr. Penfield, Room 104
Montréal, QC

Email address: 
lydia.white [at]

PhD, McGill University 

Areas of expertise: 

Generative Second-Language Acquisition

Selected publications: 

White, Lydia. 2003. Second language acquisition and Universal Grammar. Cambridge University Press.

Prévost, Philippe and Lydia White. 2000. Missing surface inflection or impairment in second language acquisition? Evidence from tense and agreement. Second Language Research 16: 103-133.

White, Lydia. 1991. Adverb placement in second language acquisition: Some effects of positive and negative evidence in the classroom. Second Language Research 7: 133-161.

White, Lydia. 1989. Universal grammar and second language acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

White, Lydia. 1985. The "pro-drop" parameter in adult second language learning. Language Learning 35: 47-62.

Prosodic effects in L2 grammars: Extending the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis; SSHRC Insight Grant; Heather Goad (PI) & Lydia White; 2022-2027

Plasticité cognitive et acquisition du langage: l’effet de l’environnement linguistique; FRQSC team grant; Heather Goad (PI), Fred Genesee, Gigi Luk, Phaedra Royle, Stefano Rezzonico, Karsten Steinhauer, Elin Thordardottir, Lydia White; 2020-2024


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