Usha Goswami (Inducted 2005)

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

Biographical Statement

 Since completing my PhD on reading and spelling by analogy in 1987, my research has encompassed a number of areas including the relations between phonology and reading, rhyme and analogy in reading acquisition across languages, and rhyme processing in dyslexic and deaf children's reading. A major focus of my research has been in cross-linguistic, with projects on normative development and also cross-language studies of developmental dyslexia, focusing on the impact of deficits in auditory temporal processing on reading. I have also done fMRI studies of the neural networks underpinning reading in good and poor deaf adult readers, and EEG studies looking at acoustic processing in the dyslexic brain. Finally, I have an ongoing set of projects based around lexical statistics, investigating the impact of 'phonological neighbourhood relations' (similarity relations such as rhyme) on phonological processing in different languages.