Helen Goodluck
Emeritus Professor

Profile

Biography

Helen Goodluck is a psycholinguist with interests in first and second language acquisition, language in special populations, and adult sentence processing.

Career

  • University of Lancaster
    BA in English (1970)
    Research Fellow, Computer Archive of Modern English Texts (1970-1971)
  • Nis University, Yugoslavia
    British council Lector in English (1971-1972)
  • Brown University
    MA in Linguistics (1973-1974)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    PhD in Linguistics (1974-1978)
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
    Lecturer, Departments of English and Linguistics (1978-1979)
  • Free University Berlin
    Hochschulassistentin in Linguistics (1979-1980)
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
    Assistant Profession, Departments of English and Linguistics (1980-1986)
  • University of Ottawa
    Visiting/Asssociate/Full Professor, Department of Linguistics (1986-2004)
  • University of York
    Anniversary Professor of Linguistics, Department of Language and Linguistic Science (2004-2014)

Research

Overview

Main research interests are in first language acquisition and adult sentence processing.

Projects

  • The processing of English and Akan questions
  • Knowledge of complex syntax in persons with Down Syndrome
  • The processing of questions in Serbian by Broca’s aphasics

Research group(s)

  • Syntax and semantics research group
  • Psycholinguistic research group

Collaborators

  • Alice Eriks-Brophy, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Danijela Stojanovic, Carleton University, Canada
  • Kofi Saah, University of Ghana
  • Psycholinguistics Laboratory, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Contact details

Helen Goodluck
Emeritus Professor
Department of Language and Linguistic Science