Dr. Lillian May is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She teaches classes in the area of Developmental Psychology, such as PSYC302: Infancy and PSYC319: Applied Developmental Psychology, as well as Introduction to Psychology. Dr. May is also the UBC Psi Chi Faculty Advisor.
Please note Dr. May is on leave from September 2018 - April 2019.
Research Interests include language development, second language learning, infant speech perception, brain development, teaching of psychology.
May, L., Zamuner, T., & Werker, J.F. (2018). Phonological development in first languages. Routledge Handbook of Pronunciation.
May, L., Gervain, J., Carreiras, M., & Werker, J.F. (2018). The specificity of the neural response to speech at birth.
May, L. & Werker, J.F. (2014). Can a click be a word?: Infants’ learning of non-native words. Infancy, 19(3), 281-300.
Molavi, B., May, L., Gervain, J., Carreiras, M., Werker, J.F., & Dumont, G.A. (2014) Analyzing the resting state functional connectivity in the human language system using near infrared spectroscopy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,7(921), doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00921
May, L., Byers-Heinlein, K., Gervain, J., & Werker, J.F. (2011). Language and the newborn brain: Does prenatal language experience shape the neonate neural response to speech? Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 2(222), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00222.