Dahlia Thompson Forrester

Academic title(s): 

Doctoral Student

Laboratory: 
Dr. Susan Rvachew (Supervisor)
Contact Information
Email address: 
dahlia.forrester [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

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

Current research: 

Dahlia's research focuses on (i) the use of interactive technology and home language to better prepare children for literacy learning, (ii) literacy and gender and (iii) improving cross-cultural awareness and competence in schools.

Selected publications: 

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.

Group: 
PhD Student