Dr. Linda Wheeldon , PhD

University of Agder

Linda is a professor at UiA, Faculty of Humanities and Education. Linda has a background in experimental psycholinguistics and theoretical linguistics. She is interested in the representation of language structure and how it affects language processing. Much of her research focuses on language production, in particular, the processes underlying the generation of spoken sentences. She also investigates the effects of healthy ageing on such processes. Her interest in the sound structure of language has led to investigating the role of phonological representations in silent reading. She is also interested in the representation of morphological structure in the adult mental lexicon and has investigated the role of morphological complexity in English word reading. More recently, she has become interested in bilingualism; particularly in the sentence planning, reading, and comprehension of English as a second language.