NEUROGENETICS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION LAB

 

PEOPLE

 

___________Dr. Dolors Girbau, Director

Associate Professor (Profesora Titular de Universidad)

Main Academic Appointments and Degrees

2010 Third positive assessment on the quality of scientific producivity for a six-year research activity (Tercer Sexenio). National Research Assessment Agency.

1999 Associate Professor (Profesora Titular de Universidad), Department of Basic Psychology, Universitat Jaume I.

1994-98 Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Psychology, Universitat Jaume I.

1993 Ph.D. in Psychology, Doctoral dissertation: Private and social speech in referential and sociolinguistic communication. Universitat de Barcelona, Dept. of Basic Psychology. Advisor: Dr. H. Boada.

1991 Master's thesis: The notion of double code in referential communication. Universitat de Barcelona, Dept. of Basic Psychology. Advisor: Dr. H. Boada.

1989-91 Ph.D. Program: Psychology of Human Comunication and Language, Department of Basic Psychology, Universitat de Barcelona.

1987-89 Master in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Logopedics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

1987-88 Master's Degree in School Psychoogy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

1982-87 Licentiate in Psychology, Diploma in Psychology of Education, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Selected Publications

Girbau, D. (under review).  Implicit auditory semantic priming in Spanish-speaking children with or without Specific Language Impairment.

Girbau, D., Garcia, G., Marti, L., & Schwartz, R. G. (under review). Gray-White Matter and Cerebrospinal Fluid Volume Differences in Children with Specific Language Impairment.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. G. (2011).  Implicit semantic priming in Spanish-speaking children and adults: An auditory lexical decision task. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 14(1), 1-16. Madrid: Publicaciones UCM. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Download full text

Girbau, D. (2009). Psycholinguistic Abilities and Phonological Working Memory in Bilingual Children with Specific Language Impairment: A Cross-Cultural Study. In E. F. Caldwell (Ed.), Bilinguals: Cognition, Education and Language Processing (pp. 65-80). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-60741-710-1.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. G. (2008). Phonological working memory in Spanish-English bilingual children with and without Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Communication Disorders, 41(2), 124-145. New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc. DOI. Download full text

Girbau, D. (2008). A Bilingual Approach to the Study of Phonological Short-Term Memory: Spanish-English Speaking Children with and without Specific Language Impairment. In Noah B. Johansen (Ed.), New Research on Short-Term Memory (pp. 223-240). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated - Biomedical Books. ISBN: 978-1-60456-548-5.

Girbau, D. (2007). A neurocognitive approach to the study of private speech. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 10(1) , 41-51. Madrid: Publicaciones UCM. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  Download full text

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. G. (2007). Non-word repetition in Spanish-speaking children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 42(1), 59-75. London: Taylor & Francis for The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. DOI. Download full text

Girbau, D., & Boada, H. (2004). Accurate referential communication and its relation with private and social speech in a naturalistic context.The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 7(2), 81-92. Madrid: Publicaciones UCM. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Download full text

Girbau, D. (2004). New directions in Psycholinguistics and Communication Sciences: Neurocognitive processes and genetic bases of human communication. SpeechPathology.com, 8/16/2004. San Antonio, TX. Download full text

Girbau, D. (2002). A sequential analysis of private and social speech in children's dyadic communication. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 5(2), 110-118. Madrid: Publicaciones UCM. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  Download full text

Girbau, D. (2002). Private and social speech in children's dyadic communication in naturalistic context. Anuario de Psicología, 33(3), 339-354. Barcelona: Paidós. Universitat de Barcelona. Download full text

Girbau, D. (2002). Psicología de la comunicación. Barcelona: Ariel. Grupo Planeta. ISBN: 84-344-0895-3.

Girbau, D. (2001). Children's referential communication failure: The ambiguity and abbreviation of message. Special Issue: Language, education, and social dynamics: A tribute to W. Peter Robinson. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 20(1-2), 81-89. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  Abstract. Download full text

Girbau, D. (1999). El estudio de la comunicación mediante la metodología observacional. In M.T. Anguera (Ed.), Observación de la conducta interactiva en contextos naturales: Aplicaciones (pp. 243-268). Barcelona: Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona. ISBN: 84-8338-113-3.

Girbau, D. (1997). El lenguaje privado y social en la comunicación referencial ecológica infantil. Special Issue: Referential communication: An ecological perspective. Anuario de Psicología, 75(4), 59-75. Barcelona: Paidós. Universitat de Barcelona. Download full text

Girbau, D. (1997). L'avaluació de l'actitud davant l'ús oral de la llengua catalana en un context bilingüe. In Proceedings of the I European Conference on Language Planning (pp. 407-416). Col.lecció Publicacions de l’ISC. Sèrie Documents de Treball, 8. ISC. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. ISBN: 84-393-4238-1.

Girbau, D., & Boada, H. (1996). Private meaning and comparison process in children's referential communication. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 25(3), 379-392. New York: Plenum Press. Abstract.Download full text

Girbau, D. (1996) Private and social speech in communication: Terminology and distinctive traits. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 25 (4), 507-513. New York: Plenum Press. Abstract. Download full text

Boada, H., Girbau, D., & Torres, E. (1995). Evolution of private speech in referential communication. In A. Hantzi, & M. Solman (Eds.), Proceedings of the IV European Congress of Psychology (p. 229). Athens: Ellinika Grammata.

Girbau, D. (1995). Private and social speech in children's dyadic communication in naturalistic context: audibility and task-relevance. In C. Martín (Ed.), Proceedings of the XI Congress on Natural Languages and Formal Languages (pp. 405-412). Barcelona: Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona. ISBN: 84-477-0501-3.

Girbau, D. (1995). El llenguatge social de significació privada i la intel.ligència en la comunicació referencial infantil. Anuari: Revista de Recerca Humanística i Científica, 6, 155-166. Castelló de la Plana: Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I. Abstract

Girbau, D. (1995). El llenguatge privat i social en la comunicació referencial i sociolingüística. Col.lección de Tesis Doctorales Microfichadas nº 2549. Barcelona: Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona. ISBN: 84-475-0997-4. (Originally presented in 1993)

Girbau, D. (1994). El lenguaje privado y social en la comunicación referencial y sociolingüística. Anuario de Psicología, 62, 135-138. Barcelona: Paidós. Universitat de Barcelona.

Girbau, D. (1993). La parla privada i social en la comunicació sociolingüística: sistemes de categorització. Noves SL, 18, 9-14. Barcelona: Institut de Sociolingüística Catalana, Direcció General de Política Lingüística (Generalitat de Catalunya).

Girbau, D. (1993). El procés de comparació i l'egocentrisme en la comunicació referencial infantil. In C. Martín (Ed.), Proceedings of the IX Congress on Natural Languages and Formal Languages (pp. 315-322). Barcelona: Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona. ISBN: 84-477-0264-2.

Selected Presentations

Girbau, D., García, G., Martí, L., & Schwartz, R. G. (2010). Brain anatomy of children with Specific Language Impairment: An  MRI-VBM  Study. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Girbau, D. (2010). New data for the Spanish Non-word Repetition Task in children with / without Specific Language Impairment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Cerro, A., Girbau, D., Schwartz, R.G. (2010). Activación   Fonológica Auditiva y Decisión Léxica en Población Infantil con/sin Trastorno Específico del Lenguaje y Adultos. XV Jornades de Foment de la Investigació en Ciències Humanes i Socials, Castelló, Spain.

Girbau, D. (2009). Phonological Working Memory in Spanish-Speaking Bilingual Children with and without Specific Language Impairment. IAS-ISF Research Workshop on Interfaces of Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment. Joint Research Conference of the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel Science Foundation. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Tessel, C. A., Girbau, D., Hestvik, A., & Schwartz, R. G. (2009). Automaticity of speech discrimination in late Spanish-English bilinguals using neurophysiological indices. Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) on Languages and Linguistics – 2009. Implicit and Explicit Conditions, Processes, and Knowledge in SLA (Second Language Acquisition) & Bilingualism, Washington DC.

Tessel, C. A., Hestvik, A., Girbau, D., Schwartz, R. G., & Shafer, V. L. (2009). Electrophysiological indices of vowel discrimination in late bilinguals. 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), 2nd ASA Special Workshop on Speech, (Theme: "Cross-language speech perception and variations in linguistic experience"), Portland, Oregon.

Goral, M., Rosas, J., Girbau, D., Conner, P., & Obler, L. K. (2009). Language therapy effects on the treated and untreated languages of a multilingual person with aphasia. 39th Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC)—2009, Keystone, CO.

Girbau, D., Ruohonen, R., & Korhonen, T. (2009). Private speech and executive functioning among Finnish Children with/without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 30th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD), Madison, WI.

Monforte, M. J. & Girbau, D. (2009). Identification of Specific Language Impairment in Spanish-Speaking children: A word pairs referential communication task. 30th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD), Madison, WI.

Girbau, D., Shafer, V., & Schwartz, R. G. (2009). Neurophysiological indices of auditory implicit semantic priming in Spanish-speaking adults through Event-Related Potentials. Neuroscience 2009 (Society for Neuroscience), Chicago, IL.

Girbau, D., & Monforte, M. J. (2009). Message accuracy in referential communication: Speakers and listeners with Specific Language Impairment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Girbau, D., Shafer, V., & Schwartz, R. G. (2009). Neurophysiology of auditory phonological priming in Spanish-speaking adults through ERPs. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Girbau, D., Shafer, V., & Schwartz, R. G. (2009). Neurophysiological indices of pronoun processing in Spanish-English bilinguals with Specific Language Impairment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Girbau, D. (2008). Identification of Spanish Speaking Bilingual Children with Specific Language Impairment: A Nonword Repetition Task. New York University, Ph. D. Program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, NYU Research Colloquium.

Girbau, D. (2008). Phonological Working Memory in Bilingual Children with and without Specific Language Impairment: A Cross-Cultural Research. The City University of New York - Graduate Center, Ph. D. Program in Speech & Hearing Sciences.

Girbau, D. (2008). A Cross-linguistic Approach to the Study of Language Skills and Short-Term Memory in Bilinguals with/without SLI. The City University of New York - Graduate Center, Ph. D. Program in Speech & Hearing Sciences.

Girbau, D. (2008). English and Spanish Non-word Repetition in Hispanic Bilingual Children with and without Specific Language Impairment. 29th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD), Madison, WI.

Girbau, D., Schwartz, R. G., & Shafer, V. (2008). Event-Related Potentials to Anaphoric Processing in Spanish-English Bilingual Children with and without Specific Language Impairment. 29th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD), Madison, WI.

Girbau, D., Schwartz, R. G., & Shafer, V. (2008). An ERP study on gender and number agreement of object clitic pronouns in Spanish-English bilinguals with Specific Language Impairment. XI International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Edinburgh, UK.

Monforte, M., & Girbau, D. (2008). Speaker's and Listener's Referential Communication Skills in Spanish Children with and without Specific Language Impairment. XI International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Edinburgh, UK.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. G. (2008). Phonological Priming in Spanish-Speaking Children with/without Specific Language Impairment and Adults. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Tessel, C., Hestvik, A., Girbau, D., Shafer, V., & Schwartz, R. G. (2008). Speech perception in late Spanish-English bilinguals using ERP indices. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. (2007). Semantic Priming in Spanish Children with/without Specific Language Impairment and Adults. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. (2007). Relative Clauses Comprehension in Spanish Children with and without Specific Language Impairment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Girbau, D., Schwartz, R., & Shafer, V. (2007). An ERP study of pronoun-antecedent processing in Hispanic bilingual children with and without Specific Language Impairment. Workshop on the Development and Analysis of Neural Systems Supporting Language, CUNY-GC, New York.

Girbau, D., & Monforte, M. (2006). Listeners' Referential Communication in Spanish Children with Specific Language Impairment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conventio, Miami, FL.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. (2005). Pronoun processing in bilingual Spanish-English children with Specific Language Impairment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Girbau, D., Ruohonen, R., & Korhonen, T. (2005). Executive processes of Finnish children with ADHD: Private and social speech from a dyadic approach. X International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. (2005). Nonword  repetition in Spanish-speaking children with Specific Language Impairment. X International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. (2005). Pronoun processing in Spanish-speaking children with Specific Language Impairment: Gender and number agreement. 25th Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. (2005). Nonword  repetition in Hispanic children with Specific Language Impairment. 25th Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Monforte, M., Girbau, D., & Schwartz, R. (2004). Referential Communication in Spanish Children with Specific Language Impairment. 2ª Jornada sobre Trastorno Específico de Lenguaje, Valencia.

Girbau, D. (1996). Children's cognitive development through private and social speech in sociolinguistic communication. University of Turku, Technology Center (Centre for Learning Research), Finland.

Girbau, D. (1995). Assessment of the attitude towards the oral language choice of Catalan in a bilingual context. I European Conference on Language Planning, Direcció General de Política Lingüística (Generalitat de Catalunya), Barcelona, Spain.

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