Dahlia Thompson

Academic title(s): 

Doctoral Student

Dahlia Thompson
Dr. Susan Rvachew (Supervisor)
Contact Information
Email address: 
dahlia.thompson [at] mail.mcgill.ca

BA Language and Linguistics
PG. Dip Information Technology
Cert. Project Management
MPhil Computer Science

Current research: 

Dahlia's research focus is reading achievement, especially boys’ literacy learning and the role of self-regulation (executive function) skills in their learning outcomes. She also has a keen interest in cross-cultural awareness and competence in health sciences and education.

Selected publications: 

Rvachew, S. & Thompson, D. (accepted). A description of boys and girls nonnverbal and verbal engagement with electronic and paper books. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology.

Rvachew, S., Thompson, D., & Dey, R. (accepted). Can technology help close the gender gap in literacy achievement? Evidence from boys and girls sharing ebooks. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Revelle, G., Strouse, G., Troseth, G., Rvachew, S., & Thompson Forrester, D. 2019. Technology Support for Adults and Children Reading Together: Questions Answered and Questions Raised. In J. E. Kim & B. Hassinger-Das (Eds.), Reading in the Digital Age: Young Children’s Experiences with E-books: International Studies with E-books in Diverse Contexts (pp. 103-132). Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20077-0_

Thompson, Dahlia and Ashley Hamilton-Taylor. (submitted). Evaluation of navi, a Jamaican Creole Synthetic Voice. Society for Caribbean Linguistics Occasional Paper OP-MS005.

Devonish, Hubert and Dahlia Thompson. (2013). Creolese. In Michaelis, Susanne Maria, Maurer, Philiippe, Haspelmath, Martin and Huber, Magnus (eds.).  Atlas and Survey of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures. Oxford University Press.

----------. (2013). Creolese structure dataset. In Michaelis, Susanne Maria, Maurer, Philiippe, Haspelmath, Martin and Huber, Magnus (eds.). Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures Online. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Available online at http://apics-online.info/contributions/5

----------. (2013). Guyanese Creole (Creolese). In Kortmann, Bernd and Kerstin Lunkenheimer (eds.), The Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English: Grammar. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 265-278. DOI: 10.1515/9783110280128.265

----------. (2010). A Concise Grammar of Guyanese Creole. Muenchen: Lincom.

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