Professor / Canada Research Chair in Language & Multilingualism (Tier I)
Research Themes: Evolving Language in an Information Economy, Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism, The Communicating Mind and Body
Psychology, Faculty of Science, McGill University
Professor Titone conducts behavioral (e.g., eye-tracking), sociolinguistic (e.g., social network analysis, linguistic landscape), and, less frequently, neuroimaging (e.g., ERP, MRI) experiments to investigate some of the following questions:
- How do bilinguals resolve within-language and cross-language ambiguity during written and spoken language comprehension?
- How do individual differences in executive function, and other cognitive capacities, modulate language comprehension and production, and vice versa?
- What sociolinguistic/social network/theory of mind factors impact first and second language processing, and vice versa?
- How do first and second language users learn, represent and process figurative language?
- Are bilingual experience and ability associated with structural and functional brain changes in younger and older adults?
- How do neuropathological/neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., schizophrenia, dyslexia) affect language processes such as skilled reading?
Research Areas: Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience