Ellen Bialystok

Dr. Ellen Bialystok

Associate Scientist Rotman Research Institute (status only)

Professor York University

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Research Focus

Ellen Bialystok, Ph.D., FRSC, is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University and Associate Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1976. Much of her research has focused on the effect of bilingualism on children’s language and cognitive development, showing accelerated mastery of specific cognitive processes for bilingual children. This research has recently been extended to investigations of adult processing and found that lifelong bilingualism protects older adults from cognitive decline with aging. Other research includes studies of literacy acquisition in young children, models of metalinguistic awareness and second-language acquisition, and the development of spatial cognition and its relation to other cognitive abilities. She is the author of 6 books and over 100 scientific papers in journals and books. Among her awards are a Killam Research Fellowship, Walter Gordon Research Fellowship, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research, and Language Learning Distinguished Scholar in Residence. She has been invited to lecture in universities around the world, covering four continents and numerous countries.

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Electrophysiological measures of attention during speech perception predict metalinguistic skills in children Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Astheimer L, Janus M, Moreno S, Bialystok E 1389243600 Journal Article
Bilingualism interacts with domain in a working memory task: Evidence from aging Psychology and Aging Luo L, Craik FIM, Moreno S, Bialystok E 1356930000 Journal Article
Linguistic and metalinguistic outcomes of intense immersion education: how bilingual? International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Hermanto N, Moreno S, Bialystok E 1332388800 Journal Article
Effect of Music Training on Promoting Preliteracy Skills: Preliminary Causal Evidence Music Perception Moreno S, Friesen D, Bialystok E 1322197200 Journal Article
Short-Term Music Training Enhances Verbal Intelligence and Executive Function Psychological Science Moreno S, Bialystok E, Barac R, Schellenberg G, Cepeda N, Chau T 1322197200 Journal Article
Lifelong bilingualism maintains white matter integrity in older adults. Journal of Neuroscience Luk G, Bialystok E, Craik FI, Grady CL 1293858000 Journal Article
Distinct neural correlates for two types of inhibition in bilinguals: Response inhibition versus interference suppression. Brain and Cognition Luk G, Anderson JA, Craik FI, Grady C, Bialystok E 1291266000 Journal Article
Delaying the onset of Alzheimer disease: bilingualism as a form of cognitive reserve. Neurology Craik FI, Bialystok E, Freedman M 1289278800 Journal Article
Receptive vocabulary differences in monolingual and bilingual children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Bialystok E, Luk G, Peets KF, Yang S 1288670400 Journal Article
Conflict resolution in sentence processing by bilinguals Journal of Neurolinguistics Moreno S, Bialystok E, Wodniecka Z, Alain C 1288584000 Journal Article
Structure and process in lifespan cognitive development The Handbook of Life-Span Development: Biology, Cognition and Methods Across the Life-Span Bialystok E, Craik FIM 1284955200 Book Chapter
Does bilingualism help memory? Competing effects of verbal ability and executive control International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Wodniecka Z, Craik FIM, Luo L, Bialystok E 1283486400 Journal Article
Les effets du bilinguisme sur le veillissement cognitif Le Viellissement Cognitif Normal Craik FIM, Bialystok E 1274328000 Book Chapter
Global-local and trail-making tasks by monolingual and bilingual children: Beyond inhibition Developmental Psychology Bialystok E 1263272400 Journal Article
Effect of Language Proficiency and Executive Control on Verbal Fluency Performance in Bilinguals Cognition Luo L, Luk G, Bialystok E 1262322000 Journal Article
Language proficiency and executive control in proactive interference: Evidence from monolingual and bilingual children and adults Brain and Language Bialystok E, Feng X 1258002000 Journal Article
Cognitive and linguistic processing in the bilingual mind Current Directions in Psychological Science Bialystok E, Craik FIM 1258002000 Journal Article
Effects of bilingualism on cognitive and linguistic performance across the lifespan Streitfall Zweisprachigkeit – The bilingualism controvery Bialystok E 1258002000 Book Chapter
Language proficiency and its implications for monolingual and bilingual children Challenges for language learners in language and literacy development Bialystok E, Feng X 1258002000 Book Chapter
Bilingualism and cognitive linkages: Learning to read in different languages Preparing to Educate English Language Learners Bialystok E, Peets K 1258002000 Book Chapter
How analysis and control lead to advantages and disadvantages in bilingual processing Implicit and Explicit conditions, Processes and Knowledge in SLA and Bilingualism Bialystok E 1258002000 Book Chapter
Components of executive control with advantages for bilingual children in two cultures Cognition Bialystok E, Viswanathan M 1257051600 Journal Article
Distinct neural correlates for cognitive control and motor inhibition in bilinguals Society of Neuroscience Luk G, Anderson J, Bialystok E, Craik F, Grady C 1254801600 Presentation
Bilingualism and aging: Costs and benefits Memory, Aging and the Brain: A Festschrift in Honour of Lars-Göran Nilsson Craik FIM, Bialystok E 1249272000 Book Chapter
Claiming evidence from non-evidence: a reply to Morton and Harper Developmental Science Bialystok E 1247803200 Journal Article
Bilingual minds Psychological Science in the Public Interest Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Green DW, Gollan TH 1241323200 Journal Article
Musical Expertise, Bilingualism, and Executive Functioning Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Bialystok E, DePape AM 1238558400 Journal Article
Resolution of conflict by bilinguals and musicians: Evidence from ERPs COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM 2009 Moreno S, Bialystok E, Wodniecka Z, Alain C 1237867200 Abstract
Bilingualism: The good, the bad, and the indifferent Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Bialystok E 1230786000 Journal Article
The source of enhanced cognitive control in bilinguals: Evidence from bimodal bilinguals. Psychological Science Emmorey K, Luk G, Pyers J, Bialystok E 1229662800 Journal Article
Lexical access in bilinguals: Effects of vocabulary size and executive control Journal of Neurolinguistics Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Luk G 1225512000 Journal Article
The Anatomy of the Bilingual Advantage in Executive Functions: Levels of Functional Use and Proficiency International Conference on Models of Interaction in Bilinguals Luk G, Bialystok E 1223265600 Presentation
Second language learners in the science classroom Teaching Science to English Language Learners Bialystok E 1222056000 Book Chapter
Consequences of bilingualism for cognitive development Handbook of Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Approaches Bialystok E 1222056000 Book Chapter
Lifespan cognitive development: The roles of representation and control Handbook of Aging and Cognition Craik FIM, Bialystok E 1221019200 Book Chapter
Cognitive control and lexical access in younger and older bilinguals Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Luk G 1215489600 Journal Article
Common and distinct cognitive bases for reading in English-Cantonese bilinguals Applied Psycholinguistics Luk G, Bialystok E 1207022400 Journal Article
Cognitive Effects of Bilingualism across the Lifespan BUCLD 32: Proceedings of the 32nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development Bialystok E 1207022400 Book Chapter
Planning and task management in Parkinson's disease: Differential emphasis in dual-task performance Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Stefurak T 1205812800 Journal Article
The development of two types of inhibitory control in monolingual and bilingual children Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Martin-Rhee MM, Bialystok E 1204347600 Journal Article
The Source of Enhanced Cognitive Control in Bilinguals: Evidence from Bimodal-Bilinguals 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society Luk G, Pyers J, Emmorey K, Bialystok E 1194325200 Presentation
The universality of symbolic representation for reading in Asian and alphabetic languages Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Bialystok E, Luk G 1183262400 Journal Article
Acquisition of literacy in bilingual children: A framework for research Language Learning Bialystok E 1180670400 Journal Article
Effects of bilingualism, aging, and semantic relatedness on memory under divided attention Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology Fernandes MA, Craik FIM, Bialystok E, Kreuger S 1180670400 Journal Article
Language acquisition and bilingualism: Consequences for a multilingual society Applied Psycholinguistics Bialystok E 1179460800 Book Chapter
Examining the Bilingual (dis)advantage on the Verbal Fluency Task 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism Luk G, Bialystok E 1178424000 Presentation
Cognitive effects of bilingualism: How linguistic experience leads to cognitive change International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Bialystok E 1177992000 Journal Article
Bilingualism and naming: Implications for cognitive assessment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Bialystok E, Craik FI 1172725200 Journal Article
Bilingualism as a protection against the onset of symptoms of dementia Neuropsychologia Bialystok E, Craik FI, Freedman M 1167627600 Journal Article
Dual-modality monitoring in a classification task: The effects of bilingualism and ageing. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Bialystok E, Craik FI, Ruocco AC 1162357200 Journal Article
Exploring the latent factors behind cross-linguistic transfer: cognitive abilities Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society Luk G, Bialystok E 1160107200 Presentation
Bilingualism at school: Effect on the acquisition of literacy Child Bilingualism: Research on Infancy Through School Age Bialystok E 1158897600 Book Chapter
Izmenenie kognitivnykh funktsij v techenie zhizni Psichologija Zhournal Vysshej Skoly Craik FIM, Bialystok E 1146456000 Journal Article
Degree of foreign accent in English sentences produced by Korean children and adults Journal of Phonetics Flege JE, Birdsong D, Bialystok E, Mack M, Sung H, Tsukada K 1143867600 Journal Article
Cognition through the lifespan: Mechanisms of change Trends in Cognitive Sciences Craik FI, Bialystok E 1141189200 Journal Article
Effect of bilingualism and computer video game experience on the Simon Task Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology Bialystok E 1141189200 Journal Article
Executive control in a modified antisaccade task: Effects of aging and bilingualism Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Ryan J 1136091600 Journal Article
Planning and task management in older adults: Cooking breakfast. Memory & Cognition Craik FI, Bialystok E 1136091600 Journal Article
On structure and process in lifespan cognitive development Lifespan Cognition: Mechanisms of Change Bialystok E, Craik FIM 1136091600 Book Chapter
Effect of aging on the processing of global and local visual stimuli the 16th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science Fernandes M, Francis TJ, Ryan JD, Bialystok E 1136091600 Presentation
The impact of bilingualism on language and literacy development The Handbook of Bilingualism Bialystok E 1133413200 Book Chapter
Bilingualism, language proficiency, and learning to read in two writing systems Journal of Educational Psychology Bialystok E, McBride-Chang C, Luk G 1130821200 Journal Article
Ambiguous benefits: the effect of bilingualism on reversing ambiguous figures Developmental Science Bialystok E, Shapero D 1130821200 Journal Article
A developmental study of English vowel production and perception by native Korean adults and children Journal of Phonetics Tsukada K, Birdsong D, Bialystok E, Mack M, Sung H, Flege J 1120190400 Journal Article
Intelligence and executive control: Evidence from aging and bilingualism Cortex Craik FIM, Bialystok E 1113796800 Journal Article
Written symbols as representation: What do preliterate children know about print? Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development Luk G, Bialystok E 1112760000 Presentation
Divergent processes in phonological awareness and reading: Evidence from Cantonese-English bilinguals Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development Luk G, Bialystok E 1112760000 Presentation
How iconic are Chinese characters? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Luk G, Bialystok E 1112331600 Journal Article
New approaches to using census data to test the critical-period hypothesis for second-language acquisition Psychological Science Wiley EW, Bialystok E, Hakuta K 1112331600 Journal Article
The effect of bilingualism on susceptibility to memory interference from divided attention BRAIN AND COGNITION Fernandes MA, Logan J, Bialystok E, Craik F 1112331600 Abstract
Bilingualism across the lifespan: the rise and fall of inhibitory control International Journal of Bilingualism Bialystok E, Martin MM, Viswanathan M 1111122000 Journal Article
Effect of bilingualism on cognitive control in the Simon Task: Evidence from MEG NeuroImage Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Grady CL, Chau W, Ishii R, Gunji A, Pantev C 1104555600 Journal Article
Bilingualism, biliteracy, and learning to read: Interactions among languages and writing systems Scientific Studies of Reading Bialystok E, Luk G, Kwan E 1104555600 Journal Article
Bilingualism, aging, and cognitive control: Evidence from the Simon task. Psychology and Aging Bialystok E, Craik FI, Klein R, Viswanathan M 1086062400 Journal Article
Attention and inhibition in bilingual children: evidence from the dimensional change card sort task Developmental Science Bialystok E, Martin MM 1086062400 Journal Article
Release bursts in English word-final voiceless stops: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of Korean adults' and children's speech production Phonetica Tsukada K, Birdsong D, Mack M, Sung H, Bialystok E, Flege J 1084852800 Journal Article
Levels of phonological awareness in three cultures Journal of Experimental Child Psychology McBride-Chang C, Bialystok E, Chong KKY, Li Y 1084852800 Journal Article
Executive processes in appearance-reality tasks: The role of inhibition of attention and symbolic representation Child Development Bialystok E, Senman L 1078117200 Journal Article
Bilingualism, aging and cognitive control: Evidence from the Simon task 10th Cognitive Aging Conference Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Viswanathan M, Klein R 1072933200 Presentation
Bilingual advantages in attentional control COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY Ryan JD, Bialystok E, Craik FIM, Logan J 1072933200 Presentation
Notation to symbol: Development in children's understanding of print Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Bialystok E, Martin MM 1067662800 Journal Article
The perception and production of English /epsilon/ and /ae/ by Korean children and adults living in North America Proceedings of 15th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences Tsukada K, Birdsong D, Bialystok E, Mack M, Sung H, Flege J 1059883200 Book Chapter
Developing phonological awareness: Is there a bilingual advantage? Applied Psycholinguistics Bialystok E, Majumder S, Martin MM 1053230400 Journal Article
Executive function deficits in children with autism Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders Bialystok E, Sherry SB, Shanker S, Codd J 1053230400 Journal Article
Bilingualism, Biliteracy and Reading: Effect of Writing System on Learning to Read Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development Luk G, Bialystok E 1049601600 Presentation
Critical evidence: a test of the critical-period hypothesis for second-language acquisition Psychological Science Hakuta K, Bialystok E, Wiley E 1041397200 Journal Article
On the reliability of robustness: A reply to DeKeyser Studies in Second Language Acquisition Bialystok E 1032321600 Journal Article
Release bursts in English word-final stops: A longitudinal study of Korean adults' and children's production Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Tsukada K, Mack M, Sung H, Birdsong D, Bialystok E 1020225600 Journal Article
Cognitive processes of L2 users Portraits of the L2 User. Second Language Acquisition. Bialystok E 1020225600 Book Chapter
Acquisition of literacy in bilingual children: A framework for research Language Learning Bialystok E 1014958800 Journal Article
The pronunciation of English sentences by Korean children and adults Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Flege JE, Birdsong D, Bialystok E, Mack M, Sung H 1006059600 Journal Article
Literacy: The extension of languages through other means New Perspectives and Issues in Educational Language Policy: A Festschrift for Bernard Dov Spolsky Bialystok E 1001217600 Book Chapter
Bilingualism in development: Language, literacy, and cognition Bilingualism in development: Language, literacy, and cognition Bialystok E 991713600 Book Chapter
Metalinguistic aspects of bilingual processing Annual Review of Applied Linguistics Bialystok E 978325200 Journal Article
Symbolic representation across domains in preschool children Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Bialystok E 962424000 Journal Article
Representing quantity beyond whole numbers: Some, none, and part Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology Bialystok E, Codd J 959832000 Journal Article
Letters, numbers, words, and signs: How bilinguals learn them International Journal of Psychology Bialystok E 958622400 Journal Article
Languages, scripts, and the environment: Factors in developing concepts of print Developmental Psychology Bialystok E, Shenfield T, Codd J 958622400 Journal Article
The acquisition of phonological awareness in Spanish-English bilingual children Spanish Applied Linguistics Majumder S, Martin M, Bialystok E 958622400 Journal Article
Developing Bilinguals: Language and cognitive effects in preschool children Trabajos en Lingüística Aplicada Bialystok E 957499200 Book Chapter
Confounded age: Linguistic and cognitive factors in age differences for second language acquisition Second Language Acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis Bialystok E, Hakuta K 936158400 Book Chapter
The problem of age in second-language acquisition: Influences from language, structure, and task Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Bialystok E, Miller B 933480000 Journal Article
Cognitive complexity and attentional control in the bilingual mind Child Development Bialystok E 925531200 Journal Article
Does bilingualism matter for early literacy? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Bialystok E, Herman J 922942800 Journal Article
Coming of age in applied linguistics Language Learning Bialystok E 912488400 Journal Article
Humpty Dumpty meets the neurolinguists Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology Bialystok E 912488400 Journal Article
Beyond binary options: effects of two languages on the bilingual mind Studia Anglica Posnaniensia: International review of English Studies Bialystok E 896673600 Journal Article
The relationship between bilingualism and the development of cognitive processes in problem-solving Applied Psycholinguistics Bialystok E, Majumder S 896673600 Journal Article
What's in a process? Explaining development in language acquisition Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Bialystok E 891406800 Journal Article
L'espace interne: Comment les représentations mentales affectent la rotation mentale Image Mentale et Développement: de la Théorie Piagétienne aux Neurosciences Cognitives Bialystok E, Jenkin H 884322000 Book Chapter
Anatomy of a revoltuion The Future of the Cognitive Revolution Bialystok E 875764800 Book Chapter
Cardinal limits: Evidence from language awareness and bilingualism for developing concepts of number Cognitive Development Bialystok E, Codd J 867729600 Journal Article
The structure of age: In search of barriers to second-language acquisition Second Language Research Bialystok E 865137600 Journal Article
Effects of bilingualism and biliteracy on children's emerging concepts of print Developmental Psychology Bialystok E 862459200 Journal Article
On psychological plausibility in the study of communication strategies Communication Strategies: Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives Kellerman E, Bialystok E 852786000 Book Chapter
Reading comprehension in second and foreign language International Enclycopedia of Developmental and Instructional Psychology Bialystok E 844488000 Book Chapter
Developing representations of quantity Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science Bialystok E 833601600 Journal Article
Preparing to read: The foundations of literacy Advances in Child Development Bialystok E 833601600 Journal Article
Why we need grammar: Confessions of a cognitive generalist The Current State of Interlanguage: Studies in honor of William E. Rutherford Bialystok E 812520000 Book Chapter
Making concepts of print symbolic: understanding how writing represents language First Language Bialystok E 801979200 Journal Article
Towards an explanation of second language acquisition Language and Understanding Bialystok E 781329600 Book Chapter
Representation and ways of knowing: Three issues in second language acquisition Implicit and Explicit Factors in Second Language Learning: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Bialystok E 781329600 Book Chapter
Reading comprehension in second and foreign language International Encyclopedia of Education Bialystok E 781329600 Book Chapter
Review of "Reading Acquisition by P. B. Gough, L. C. Ehri, and R. Trieman (eds)" Applied Linguistics Bialystok E 770443200 Journal Article
Analysis and control in the development of second language proficiency Studies in Second Language Acquisition Bialystok E 770443200 Journal Article
Symbolic representation and attentional control in pragmatic competence Interlanguage Pragmatics Bialystok E 749793600 Book Chapter
Metalinguistic awareness: The development of children's representations of language Systems of Representation in Children: Development and Use Bialystok E 749793600 Book Chapter
Understanding text in a second language: a psychological approach to an SLA problem Second Language Research Jenkin H, Prior S, Rinaldo R, Wainwright-Sharp A, Bialystok E 738907200 Journal Article
Selective attention in cognitive processing: The bilingual edge Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals Bialystok E 718257600 Book Chapter
Attentional control in children's metalinguistic performance and measures of field independence Developmental Psychology Bialystok E 709963200 Journal Article
Symbolic representation of letters and numbers Cognitive Development Bialystok E 709963200 Journal Article
The emergence of symbolic thought: Introduction Cognitive Development Bialystok E 709963200 Journal Article
A theoretical model of second language learning The acquisition of foreign languages: Toward a model for analyzing the interlengua Bialystok E 708062400 Book Chapter
Selective attention in cognitive processing: The bilingual edge Advances in Psychology Bialystok E 707371200 Journal Article
Achieving proficiency in a second language: A processing description Foreign Language Pedagogy Research Bialystok E 686635200 Book Chapter
Metalinguistic dimensions of bilingual language proficiency Language Processing in Bilingual Children Bialystok E 686635200 Book Chapter
Language, cognition, and education of bilingual children Language Processing in Bilingual Children Bialystok E, Cummins J 686635200 Book Chapter
Letters, sounds, and symbols: Changes in children's understanding of written language Applied Psycholinguistics Bialystok E 675748800 Journal Article
The competence of processing: Classifying theories of second-language acquisition TESOL Quarterly Bialystok E 657435600 Journal Article
Un modello teorico dell'apprendimento di una seconda lingua Grammatica esplicita e Grammatica Implicita Bialystok E 644904000 Book Chapter
The dangers of dichotomy: A reply to Hulstijn Applied Linguistics Bialystok E 644212800 Journal Article
Review of "The Development of Language and Language Researchers: Essays in Honor of Roger Brown by Frank S. Kessel" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 612676800 Journal Article
Children's control over attention to phonological and semantic properties of words Journal of Psycholinguistic Research Bialystok E, Niccols A 612676800 Journal Article
Children's mental rotations of abstract displays Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Bialystok E 612676800 Journal Article
Learning to read: Process and problems in acquisition AFinLA Yearbook 1988 Bialystok E 592027200 Book Chapter
Levels of bilingualism and levels of linguistic awareness Developmental Psychology Bialystok E 583732800 Journal Article
Aspects of linguistic awareness in reading comprehenstion Applied Psycholinguistics Bialystok E 581140800 Journal Article
Communication strategies in the classroom Communication and Learning in the Classroom Community Bialystok E 560404800 Book Chapter
Spatial categories: The perception and conceptualisation of spatial relations Categorical Perception Bialystok E, Olson DR 560404800 Book Chapter
Influences of bilingualism on metalinguistic development Second Language Research Bialystok E 549518400 Journal Article
Metalinguistic differences among three kinds of readers Journal of Educational Psychology Bialystok E, Mitterer J 549518400 Journal Article
Words as things: Development of word concept by bilingual children Studies in Second Language Acquisition Bialystok E 549518400 Journal Article
Children's interpretations of ambiguous spatial descriptions British Journal of Developmental Psychology Bialystok E, Codd J 549518400 Journal Article
Factors in the growth of linguistic awareness Child Development Bialystok E 517982400 Journal Article
Review of "Language Learnability and Language Development by Steven Pinker" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 517982400 Journal Article
Children's concept of word Journal of Psycholinguistic Research Bialystok E 517982400 Journal Article
Foreign language learning International Encyclopedia of Education Bialystok E 497332800 Book Chapter
A metacognitive framework for the development of first and second language skills Meta-cognition, Cognition, and Human Performance Bialystok E, Ryan EB 497332800 Book Chapter
In search of the links Canadian Journal of Psychology Bialystok E 494395200 Journal Article
Review of "Bilingual and Multicultural Education: Canadian Perspectives by Stan Shapson; Vincent D'Oyley" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 491716800 Journal Article
On precision and the virtue of simplicity in metalinguistics: A reply to Menyuk Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Bialystok E, Ryan EB 486792000 Journal Article
Review of "Applied Psycholinguistics by Renzo Titone; Marcel Danesi" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 486446400 Journal Article
Review of "Universals of Second Language Acquisition by Fred R. Eckman; Lawrence H. Bell; Diane Nelson Rowley" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 486446400 Journal Article
The compatibility of teaching and learning strategies Applied Linguistics Bialystok E 486446400 Journal Article
Interlanguage is not a state of mind: An evaluation of the construct for second-language acquisition Applied Linguistics Bialystok E, Sharwood-Smith M 486446400 Journal Article
Towards a definition of metalinguistic skill Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Bialystok E, Ryan EB 486446400 Journal Article
Strategies in interlanguage learning and performance Interlanguage Bialystok E 465796800 Book Chapter
Inferencing: Testing the 'hypothesis testing' hypothesis Classroom Oriented Research in Language Learning Bialystok E 434174400 Book Chapter
Some factors in the selection and implementation of communication strategies Strategies in Interlanguage Communication Bialystok E 434174400 Book Chapter
Review of "Native Language and Foreign Language Acquisition by Harris Winitz" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 423288000 Journal Article
Review of "Language Two by Heidi Dulay; Marina Burt; Stephen Krashen" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 423288000 Journal Article
Spatial cognition: The mental representation of objects and forms Knowledge and Representation Olson DR, Bialystok E 402638400 Book Chapter
Review of "Psychology of Language and Learning by O. Hobart Mowrer" Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 391752000 Journal Article
On the relationship between knowing and using linguistic forms Applied Linguistics Bialystok E 391752000 Journal Article
On learning language form and language function Interlanguage Studies Bulletin Bialystok E 389073600 Journal Article
Some evidence for the integrity and interaction of two knowledge sources New Dimensions in Research on the Acquisition and Use of a Second Language Bialystok E 371102400 Book Chapter
The role of linguistic knowledge in second language use Studies in Second Language Acquisition Bialystok E 360907200 Journal Article
Review of "Second Language Acquisition Research by W.C. Ritchie" Applied Linguistics Bialystok E 360216000 Journal Article
The role of conscious strategies in second language proficiency Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 354949200 Journal Article
A theoretical model of second language learning Readings on English as a Second Language Bialystok E 339566400 Book Chapter
Oral communication strategies for lexical difficulties Interlanguage Studies Bulletin Bialystok E, Frolich M 329371200 Journal Article
Developing representations for space: Cultural and cognitive factors Presentations on Art Education Research: Perception, Cognition and Representation I Bialystok E 307944000 Book Chapter
An analytical view of second language competence: A model and some evidence Modern Language Journal Bialystok E 305006400 Journal Article
Explicit and implicit judgements of L2 grammaticality Language Learning Bialystok E 297748800 Journal Article
Inferencing as an aspect of cloze test performance Working Papers on Bilingualism Bialystok E, Howard J 291790800 Journal Article
Variables of classroom achievement in second language learning Modern Language Journal Bialystok E, Fröhlich M 278744400 Journal Article
Language skills and the learner: The classroom perspective One TESOL '78: EFL Policies, Programs, Practices Bialystok E 276408000 Book Chapter
A theoretical model of second language learning Language Learning Bialystok E 266212800 Journal Article
The aural grammar test: Description and implications Working Papers on Bilingualism Bialystok E, Frohlich M 266212800 Journal Article
Methodological approaches to research in second language learning McGill Journal of Education Bialystok E, Swain M 266212800 Journal Article
Aspects of second language learning in classroom settings Working Papers on Bilingualism Bialystok E, Frohlich M 234676800 Journal Article

Academic Appointments

  • 2004–Present: Associate Scientist, Rotman Research Institute (status only), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1989–Present: Professor, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1982–1989: Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1980–1982: Assistant Professor, Scarborough College, University of Toronto
  • 1976–1982: Project Director, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education1
  • 1974–1976: Project Officer, Ontario Educational Communications Authority
  • 1971: Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2007–2009: Honorary Professor, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
  • 2005: Visiting Scholar, University of Auckland, New Zealand (declined)
  • 2001–2004: Visiting Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2001: , 21st Jyväskylä Summer School of Applied Linguistics
  • 2000: Visiting Scholar, University of Wales, Bangor
  • 1999: Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
  • 1999: Visiting Professor, University of Warsaw (to teach one course)
  • 1996: Visiting Professor, Macquarie University, Australia
  • 1995: Graduate Summer Programme, Trenton State College
  • 1992: Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
  • 1991: Summer Linguistics Institute, Cambridge University
  • 1987–1988: Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford
  • 1983: , TESOL Summer Institute, Toronto
  • 1981: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
  • 1976: Sessional Lecturer, Lakehead University

Professional Affiliations

  • 2007–2008: Department of Psychology Executive Committee, York University
  • 2006–2009: York Ethics Appeals Committee, York University
  • 2006–2007: Department of Psychology Tenure and Promotions Committee, York University
  • 2006–2009: York Senate Tenure and Promotions Appeals Committee, York University
  • 2005–2006: Co-ordinator of Developmental and Cognitive Processes area, York University
  • 2005–2006: Graduate Executive Committee, Psychology Programme, York University
  • 2005–2006: Chair, Psychology Recruiting Committee, York University
  • 2004–1982: Faculty of Graduate Studies SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Evaluation Committee, York University
  • 1982–2003: Coordinator for York Seneca Joint programme in Early Childhood Education, York University
  • 2000–2003: York Senate, representing Faculty of Arts, York University
  • 2000–2001: Department of Psychology Junior Promotion and Tenure Committee, York University
  • 1996–1999: Research Ethics Committee, York University, York University
  • 1996–1998: Executive Committee, Department of Psychology, York University
  • 1985–1996: Coordinator of Development Processes Area, Department of Psychology, York University
  • 1994–1995: Chair, Faculty of Arts Committee on Research, Grants, and Scholarships, York University
  • 1994–1995: Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions, York University
  • 1993–1996: York Senate, representing Faculty of Arts, York University
  • 1990–1991: Chair, Faculty of Graduate Studies Grants and Scholarships Committee, York University
  • 1990–1991: Sr. Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Psychology., York University
  • 1989–1990: Chair, Junior Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Psychology., York University
  • 1989–1991: Faculty of Graduate Studies Grants and Scholarships Committee., York University
  • 1988–1990: York University Task force on Second Language Research., York University
  • 1988–1989: Coordinator for Dean's Seminar on Cognitive Science., York University
  • 1986–1987: Merit Pay Committee, Department of Psychology., York University
  • 1986–1987: Mentor for York University/North York Board of Education mentorship programme., York University
  • 1985–1990: Coordinator of colloquium series in cognitive science (originally cognitive studies), York University
  • 1985–1987: York Senate, representing the Faculty of Graduate Studies., York University
  • 1985–1986: Executive Committee, Department of Psychology., York University
  • 1985–1986: Department of Psychology Junior Promotion and Tenure Committee., York University
  • 1984–1986: Faculty of Graduate Studies Admissions Committee, York University
  • 1983–1986: Graduate Faculty Council, York University, York University
  • 1983–1984: Coordinator for York Seneca Joint Programme in Rehabilitation Services, York University
  • 1976–1977: Research and Development Standing Committee, O.I.S.E., York University
  • 1972–1974: Educational Psychology Programme Planning Committee, O.I.S.E., York University

Reviewership

Editorial Board

  • 2010: Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • 2010: International Journal of Bilingualism
  • 2010: Second Language Research
  • 2010: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
  • 2010: Cognitive Development, Applied Psycholinguistics

Other

  • 2010: (American Educational Research Journal, Aphasiology, Applied Linguistics, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Applied Psycholinguistics, Brain and Language, British Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Canadian Journal of Psychology, Canadian Modern Language Review, Child Development, Cognition, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Inquiry, Developmental Science, Infant and Child Development, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Cognition and Development, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Journal of Memory and Language, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Journal of Neuroscience, Language and Cognitive Processes, Language and Speech, Language Awareness, Language Forum, Language Learning, Language Testing, Language and Social Psychology, Laterality, Mental Lexicon, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, Modern Language Journal, Neuropsychologia, Neuropsychology, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Psychology and Aging, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Second Language Research, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Working Papers on Bilingualism. )
  • 2010: (Royal Society of Canada (Fellow), Canadian Psychological Association (Fellow), Society for Research in Child Development, Psychonomic Society, Jean Piaget Society, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Cognitive Development Society, Cognitive Neuroscience Society.)
  • 2010: (Society for Research in Child Development, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.)

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2007: Faculty of Health Merit Award, York University
  • 2006: Faculty of Health Merit Award, York University
  • 2005: Faculty of Arts Merit Award, York University
  • 2005: Donald T. Stuss Award for Research Excellence, Baycrest Geriatric Centre
  • 2004: Faculty of Arts Merit Award, York University
  • 2003: Faculty of Arts Merit Award, York University
  • 2003: Distinguished Research Professor, York University
  • 2003: Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
  • 2002: Faculty of Arts Merit Award, York University
  • 2002: Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research, Faculty of Arts, York University
  • 2001: Faculty of Arts Merit Award, York University
  • 2001: Killam Research Fellowship, 2001-2003
  • 2000: Faculty of Arts Merit Award, York University
  • 2000: Language Learning Distinguished Scholar in Residence
  • 1999: Walter Gordon Research Fellowship, York University, 1999-2000
  • 1999: Faculty of Arts Research Leave Fellowship (declined), York University, 1999-2000
  • 1996: Foreign Language Research Unit Fellowship, Macquarie University
  • 1996: Fellow, National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii
  • 1991: Faculty of Arts Research Leave Fellowship, York University , 1991-1992
  • 1988: Fellow, Canadian Psychological Assocation
  • 1987: Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 1987-1988
  • 1987: Royal Society Bilateral Exchange Fellowship, NSERC, 1987-1988
  • 1981: Pimsleur Award for Foreign Language Education
  • 1979: Award for best paper, Canadian Modern Language Review
  • 1971: Graduate Fellowship, O.I.S.E. , 1971-1973
  • 1967: Ontario Scholarship

Research Projects

External

  • 2008–2010: The effect of lifelong bilingualism on the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Sponsors: Alzheimer Society of Canada, 94,826

    Research Grant
  • 2007–2012: Cognitive and language development in bilingual children

    Sponsors: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1,080,000 (USD)

    Research Grant
  • 2008: The cognitive impact of bilingualism: How early? How general?

    Sponsors: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, 50,000

    Research Grant
    Co-investigators:Diane Poulin-Dubois and Agnes Blaye
  • 2007: The cognitive impact of bilingualism: How early? How general?

    Sponsors: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, 49,992

    Research Grant
    Co-investigators:Diane Poulin-Dubois and Agnes Blaye
  • 2006: The effects of bilingualism in a multi-tasking paradigm
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 5,000

    Research Grant
  • 2005–2010: Cognitive aging and the bilingual mind: Mental representation and executive control

    Sponsors: CIHR, 530,714

    Research Grant
    Co-investigator: Fergus Craik
  • 2005–2010: The development of cognition and literacy in monolingual and bilingual children2

    Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 129,045

    Research Grant
  • 2002–2005: Cognitive aging and the bilingual mind: Mental representation and executive control

    Sponsors: CIHR, 192,693

    Research Grant
    Co-investigator: Fergus Craik
  • 2000–2005: Cognitive factors in the development of language proficiency and other symbolic skills

    Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 160,000

    Research Grant
  • 2004: Distinguishing between working memory and inhibitory control: Evidence from bilinguals
    Supervisor: York University Faculty of Arts Grant
    Institutions: York University , 4,913

    Research Grant
  • 2002: Impact of bilingualism on cognitive aging
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 2,167

    Research Grant
  • 2001–2002: Features of phonological awareness and their associations with bilingualism, language, and orthography
    Collaborators: Catherine McBride

    Sponsors: Mainline Research Scheme, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 96,050 (HK)

    Research Grant
  • 2000: Developing tasks to assess cognitive inhibition
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 3,720

    Research Grant
  • 1995–1999: Cognitive factors in the development of language proficiency

    Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 162,500

    Research Grant
  • 1998–1999: Age constraints on second-language acquisition

    Sponsors: National Institute of Health (NIH), 23,248

    Research Grant
    Co-investigator: James Flege
  • 1998: Understanding symbolic representation of numbers and letters
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 1,268

    Research Grant
  • 1995–1996: Cognitive development of bilingual children

    Sponsors: York Sabbatical Leave Fellowship Fund, 3,674

    Research Grant
  • 1996: Concepts of print in Hebrew-English bilingual pre-readers
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 1,320

    Research Grant
  • 1994: The role of home language experience in the development of literacy skills for bilingual children
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University SSHRC Small Grants, 4,000

    Research Grant
  • 1993: Phonological awareness in Italian-English bilingual children

    Sponsors: Mariano A. Elia Research Grants, 2,755

    Research Grant
  • 1993: Acquisition of number concepts in bilingual children
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University President’s NSERC, 2,000

    Research Grant
  • 1992–1995: Cognitive factors in the development of language proficiency

    Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 102,000

    Research Grant
  • 1991: The emergence of symbolic thought

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 840

    Research Grant
  • 1989: Bilingual children’s metapragmatic and metalinguistic awareness
    Institutions: Hebrew University

    Sponsors: Center for Canadian Studies, 4,000

    Research Grant
    Co-investigator: Shoshana Blum-Kulka
  • 1989–1992: Cognitive factors in the development of language proficiency

    Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 93,000

    Research Grant
  • 1986–1989: Cognitive factors in the development of language proficiency

    Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 54,000

    Research Grant
  • 1987: Children’s calculation of perspective in spatial displays

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 2,500

    Research Grant
  • 1985: Mental representations in spatial cognition

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grant, 2,000

    Research Grant
  • 1983–1986: Cognitive factors in the development of language proficiency

    Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, 40,300

    Research Grant
  • 1984: Mental representations in spatial cognition
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University President’s NSERC, 1,500

    Research Grant
  • 1984: Mental representations in spatial cognition
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Grants, 500

    Research Grant
  • 1983: Cognitive factors in the development of language proficiency
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University SSHRC Small Grants, 1,600

    Research Grant
  • 1983: The development of spatial cognition
    Institutions: York University

    Sponsors: York University Faculty of Arts Minor Research Grants, 218

    Research Grant
  • 1981–1985: The development of bilingual proficiency
    Collaborators: Allen JPB, Cummins J, Mougeon R, Swain M

    Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Negotiated Grants Programme, 1,400,000

    Research Grant
  • 1980: The role of linguistic knowledge in second language use

    Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 9,961

    Research Grant
  • 1979: Form function relationships in second language learning

    Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 30,239

    Research Grant
  • 1979: Aspects of learning French as a second language in classroom settings

    Sponsors: Department of the Secretary of State, Canada, 23,975

    Research Grant
  • 1977: Studies on second language learning and teaching in classroom settings

    Sponsors: Department of the Secretary of State, Canada, 68,038

    Research Grant
  • 1977: The teaching and learning of French as a second language in two distinct learning settings
    Collaborators: Stern HH

    Sponsors: Ontario Ministry of Education, Grants in Aid of Educational Research, 45,000

    Research Grant
  • 1974: Representations in memory for sentences and events
    Collaborators: Olson D

    Sponsors: O.I.S.E. Small scale Research Grants Programme, 1,900

  • 2005–2006: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society
    Collaborators: Martha Crago, Fred Genesee

    Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 47,044

    Conference held in Toronto, May 4-7, 2006. $
    Conference Grant

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses:

Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Linguistics
Advanced Research Methods
Psycholinguistics
First and Second Language Acquisition
Bilingualism

Graduate Courses:

Special Topics in Cognitive Development
Psychology of Reading
Development of Complex Symbolic Skills
Second Language Acquisition
Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
Lifespan Cognitive Development

Supervision (students listed only since 1994):

MA Students Completed

1994 Shilpi Majumder
1996 Barbara Valeska Schuster
1997 Stefka Marinova-Todd
1998 Pazit Hibsch
1998 Amanda Tessaro
1999 Michelle M. Martin
2001 Lili Senman
2002 Chi-man (Gigi) Luk
2007 Anne-Marie DePape

PhD Students Completed

1996 Jane Herman
1999 Heather Jenkin
2003 Shilpi Majumder
2005 Michelle Martin
2008 Gigi Chi-man Luk

Post-doctoral Fellows Completed

2007 Zofia Wodniecka

Graduate students in progress

Mythili Viswanathan (PhD)
Xiaojia Feng (PhD)
Raluca Barac (PhD)
Alejandra Calvo (PhD)

Post-doctoral fellows in progress

Kathleen Peets
Sylvain Moreno
Lynn Luo

External Activities:

2008-11 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section Review Panel
2006 University of Cyprus Special Promotion Committee
2006 Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland, Special Advisory Committee
2005 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Review panel
2003 University of Cyprus Special Promotion Committee
2001-03 University of Toronto Connaught Social Sciences Review Panel
2001 Trinity College, Dublin, Academic advisory panel for appointments
1997 CPA panel for Psychology as a Science
1992 Ministry of Transportation, Special committee on bilingual signage
1991-94 Canada Council Killam Fellowship Selection Panel
1985 87 Academic Panel of the Educational Testing Service, (ETS), Princeton, NJ
1982 Scarborough Language Institute Review Committee.
1982 84 Fonds FCAC Quebec. Member of the Academic Panel of the Education Committee

Consultant for Grant:

2006-10 Virginia Gathercole, PI. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK: “Cognitive Effects of Bilingualism Across the Lifespan.”
2006-07 Magali Perquin, PI. Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg: “Prospective evaluation of neuropsychological and biological characteristics of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and of associated sub-clinical health problems.”
2005-10 David Uttal, PI. National Science Foundation, Institute of Educational Sciences: “Understanding and Enhancing Symbolic Learning.”
2000-05 Carol Hammer, PI and Adele Miccio, co-PI. National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Child Health and Development (R01HD39496-01): “Bilingual Preschoolers: Precursors to Literacy.”

Research Projects : Funding Agencies

Canada:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Canadian language & Literacy Research Network (CLLRNET), Canada Council Killam Programme, Fonds FCAR Quebec, Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

United States:

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Spencer Foundation, U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences

International:

Israel Science Foundation, Hong Kong Scientific Grants Program, Economic and Social Research Council of Britain, Swiss National Science Foundation.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Department of Psychology
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
Canada Phone: (416) 736-2100, x. 66109 Email: ellenb@yorku.ca Fax: (416) 736-5814