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.
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.