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Elin Thordardottir

Professor

elin [dot] thordardottir [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Child Language Development & Disorders Lab

Education

BA Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MSc Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
PhD Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research Interests

Language development and language disorders in children with emphasis on assessment and intervention. In particular: language development and language disorders in children speaking English, French and Icelandic, and bilingual children; development of language assessment tools and methods for children speaking French and Icelandic, and for bilingual children; cross-linguistic comparison of normal and impaired language developemnt; intervention methods for monolingual and bilingual children.

Recent Publications

Thordardottir, E. (2014). Effects of exposure on vocabulary, morphosyntax and language processing in typical and impaired language development. In T. Grüter & J. Paradis (Eds.), Input and Experience in Bilingual Development. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins: TiLAR (Trends in Language Acquisition Research) series.

Thordardottir, E. (2014). The relationship between bilingual exposure and morphosyntactic development. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, Early on-line, DOI: 10.3109/17549507.2014.923509

Mayer-Crittenden, C., Thordardottir, E., Robillard, M., Minor-Corriveau, M., & Bélanger, R. (2014). Données langagières franco-ontariennes : effets du contexte minoritaire et du bilinguisme. Revue Canadienne d’orthophonie et d’audiologie (Canadian Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology), 38, 304-324.

MacLeod, A., Sutton, A., Sylvestre, A., Thordardottir, E. & Trudeau, N. (2014). Outil de dépistage des troubles du développement des sons de la parole: base théorique et données préliminaires. Canadian Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, 38, 40-56.

Thordardottir, E. & Brandeker, M. (2013). The effect of bilingual exposure versus language impairment on nonword repetition and sentence imitation scores. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46, 1-16.

Elin Thordardottir & Anna Gudrun Juliusdottir. (2012). Icelandic as a second language: A longitudinal study of language knowledge and processing by school-age children. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 1-25. DOI:10.10801/ 13670050.2012.693062.

Thordardottir, E. (2011). The relationship between bilingual exposure and vocabulary development. International Journal of Bilingualism, 14 (5), 426-445., DOI: 10.1177/1367006911403202

Thordardottir, E., Kehayia, E., Mazer, B., Lessard, N., Majnemer, A., Sutton, A., Trudeau, N., & Chilingarian, G. (2011). Sensitivity and specificity of French language measures for the identification of Primary Language Impairment at age 5. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 54, 580-597.

Elin Thordardottir, Kehayia, E., Lessard, N., Sutton, A. & Trudeau, N. (2010). Typical performance on tests of language knowledge and language processing of French-speaking 5-year-olds. Canadian Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, 34, 5-16.

Elin Thordardottir (2009). Fallorðaspilið [The case-marking game] (Sylvía Guðmundsdóttir, Ed.). Kópavogur, Iceland: Námsgagnastofnun.