Rena Helms-Park (Ph.D., University of Toronto) is an Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Centre of French and Linguistics.
Her research centres on lexical acquisition; more specifically, her work examines the interaction between the L1 and L2 lexicons. Her current projects with research associates include: cognate processing, including cross-script cognate recognition, in languages like Romanian, Ukrainian, Hindi, and English; lexical testing for heritage speakers of Inuktitut; the facilitation of L2 lexical acquisition through music; and the psycholinguistics of Reading (including disabilities & difficulties)
Linguistics, Centre for French and Linguistics, UTSC
Speech-Language Pathology (primary graduate appointment)
Graduate French & Graduate Linguistics