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Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1085 Dr. Penfield
Montreal, Quebec
Canada. H3A 1A7

Tel: (514) 398-4222  
Fax: (514) 398-7088

Lydia White is James McGill Professor of Linguistics Emeritus and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She has a BA/MA in Moral Sciences and Psychology from Cambridge University (1969), and a PhD in Linguistics from McGill (1980). Her research centres on second language acquisition, particularly the roles of Universal Grammar and the mother tongue. She is Co-Editor of the book series Language Acquisition and Language Disorders (published by John Benjamins), Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Linguistics and she is on the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Language Acquisition, Lingua, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Second Language Research.

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