Lydia White

Academic title(s): 

James McGill Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics

Lydia White
Contact Information

1085 Dr. Penfield, Room 104
Montréal, QC

Email address: 
lydia.white [at]

PhD, McGill University 

Area 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.

Phonological effects on grammatical representation and processing; SSHRC Insight Grant; Heather Goad (PI) & Lydia White; 2015-2020

Neurocognitive perspectives on the acquisition, loss and processing of language; FRQSC Team Grant; Lydia White (PI), Fred Genesee, Heather Goad, Yuriko Oshima-Takane, Phaedra Royle, Karsten Steinhauer, Elin Thordardottir; 2015-2019