Associate Professor

2001 - Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Arizona
1999 - M.A., Linguistics, University of Arizona
1996 - B.A. Linguistics, McGill University

MHN 416

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2701

Work E-mail: tzamuner@uOttawa.ca

Tania Zamuner


Director of the Centre for Child Language Research.

Ongoing research

  • Phonotactic development in speech perception and production
  • Role of production in word learning
  • Cross-linguistic lexical development in typical children and in children at risk for speech language delay
  • Morpho-phonological acquisition

Selected publications

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Zamuner, T.S., Yeung, H. H., & Dumos, M. (in press). The many facets of speech production and its complex effects on phonological processing. British Journal of Psychology.

Zamuner, T.S., Moore, C., & Desmeules-Trudel, F. (2016). Toddler's sensitivity to within-word coarticulation during spoken word recognition: Developmental differences in lexical competition. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology152, 136-148

Zamuner, T.S., Morin-Lessard, E., Strahm, S., & Page, M.P.A. (2016). Spoken word recognition of novel words, either produced or only heard during training. Journal of Memory and Language89, 55-67.

Zamuner, T.S., & Kharlamov, V. (2016). Phonotactics and Syllable Structure. In J. Lidz, W. Synder, & J. Pater (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics (pp. 27-42). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Archer, S., Zamuner, T.S., Fais, L., Engel, K., & Curtin, S. (2016). Infants’ Discrimination of Consonants: Interplay Between Word Position and Acoustic Saliency. Language Learning and Development, 1, 60-78.

Alamri, A., & Zamuner, T.S. (2015). Phonological, semantic and root activation in spoken word recognition in Arabic: An eyetracking study. In S. Vinerte (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association (pp. 1-15). Ottawa, Canada: Cahiers Linguistiques d’Ottawa.

Zamuner, T.S., Morin-Lessard, E., & Bouchat-Laird, N. (2015). Phonological patterns in the lexical development of Canadian French. In. M. Yavaş (Ed.),Unusual Productions in Phonology: Universals and Language-specific considerations (pp. 28-48). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Curtin, S., & Zamuner, T.S. (2014). Understanding the developing sound system: Interactions between sounds and words. WIREs Cognitive Science5, 589-602.

Zamuner, T.S., Fais, L., & Werker, J.F. (2014). Infants track word forms in early word-object associations. Developmental Science17, 481-491.

De Bree, E., Zamuner, T.S., & Wijnen, F. (2014). Neighbourhood densities in the vocabularies of Dutch children with a familial risk of dyslexia. In R. Kager, J. Grijzenhout, & K. Sebregts (Eds.), Where the Principles Fail. A Festschrift for Wim Zonneveld on the Occasion of his 64th Birthday (pp. 17-28)Utrecht: Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS.

Zamuner, T.S. (2013). Perceptual evidence for young children’s developing knowledge of phonotactic probabilities. Language Acquisition20, 241-253.

Zamuner, T.S., Kerkhoff, A., & Fikkert, P. (on-line 2011). Phonotactics and morpho-phonology in early child language: Evidence from Dutch. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Zamuner, T.S. (2011). Stepping backwards in development: Integrating development speech perception with lexical and phonological development – a commentary on Stoel-Gammon's "Relationships between lexical and phonological development in young children". Journal of Child Language, 38, 56-60.

Zamuner, T.S. (2009). Phonological probabilities at the onset of language development: Speech production and word position. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 49-60.

Zamuner, T.S. (2009). The structure and nature of phonological neighbourhoods in children's early lexicons. Journal of Child Language, 36, 3-21.

Zamuner, T.S. (2006). Sensitivity to word-final phonotactics in 9- to 16-month-old infants. Infancy, 10, 77-95.

Zamuner, T.S., Gerken, L.A., & Hammond, M. (2004). Phonotactic probabilities in young children's speech production. Journal of Child Language, 31, 515-536.

Fields of Interest

  • First Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Developmental Speech Perception and Production
  • Lexical Development
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