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Hester Duffy (Senior Teaching Fellow)

Hester Duffy



I’m interested in developmental cognition, and particularly the development of language in infants. My current focus is on the effects on early language development of infant-directed speech, and the underlying neuroscience of speech processing.

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Representative Publications:

  • Goslin, Jeremy, Hester Duffy, and Caroline Floccia. "An ERP investigation of regional and foreign accent processing." Brain and language 122.2 (2012): 92-102.

  • Sheehy, Kieron, and Hester Duffy. "Attitudes to Makaton in the ages on integration and inclusion." International Journal of Special Education 24.2 (2009): 91-102.

  • Houston-Price, Carmel, Kim Plunkett, and Hester Duffy. "The use of social and salience cues in early word learning." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 95.1 (2006): 27-55.

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