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Denis Burnham

Professor

MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Professor Denis Burnham has been the inaugural director of the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University since 1999, with a research focus on experiential and inherited influences in speech and language development continued to develop in – infant speech perception; auditory-visual (AV) speech perception; special speech registers, including ,infant-, pet-, foreigner-, computer-, and lover-directed speech; captions for the hearing impaired; tone languages – lexical tone perception, tone perception with cochlear implants, and speech-music interactions; human-machine interaction; speech corpus studies; and the role of infants' perceptual experience and expertise, in literacy development.