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Dr Merle Mahon

Dr Merle Mahon

Address

211
Division of Psychology and Language Science
Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street,
London
WC1N 1PF

Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer
    Language & Cognition
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

1985-06-03

My research focuses on bi/multilingualism, on deaf children's spoken language development and on the role of gesture in language development. I am particularly interested in how children learn spoken English when English is an additional language at home.  I am collaborating with colleagues in examining outcomes for deaf children and young people and in investigating the relationship between special educational needs, school exclusions and youth offending.

I use both qualitative and quantitative research methods (Conversation Analysis, questionnaire and interview techniques, experimental designs). Much of my work involves the collection, analysis  and archiving of longitudinal video data sets.


Award year Qualification Institution
1998 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Speech Science
University College London
1978 BA Hons
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Psychology
University of South Africa, Pretoria
1972 BA
Bachelor of Arts
Speech and Hearing Therapy
University of the Witwatersrand


Keywords

Auditory|*|Clinical Research|*|Cochlear implants|*|Conversation analysis|*|Deafness|*|Education|*|Ethnography|*|Fieldwork|*|Hearing|*|Hearing impairment|*|Language|*|Learning|*|Linguistics|*|Longitudinal analysis|*|Outcomes|*|Paediatric|*|Psychosocial research|*|Qualitative Statistics|*|Rehabilitation|*|Sign language|*|Speech|*|Spoken language development in deaf children