Maureen Scheidnes

  • Assistant Professor
  • B.A. Beloit College
  • M.A. Université François-Rabelais de Tours
  • Ph.D.Université François-Rabelais de Tours

Research Interests

My research focuses on bilingual language development. I am particularly interested in the acquisition of French in sequential and simultaneous bilinguals, as well as in children with typical and atypical development.

I am currently working on a SSHRC-funded project (Language Experience and Linguistic Complexity in Child Bilingual Development: A Cross-learner Comparison) which focuses on the impact of language exposure on various language measures (sentence repetition, non-word repetition and standardized tests) in children acquiring French in early total immersion and in francophone school settings.

Teaching Interests

I hold a joint appointment in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. I teach classes in linguistics as well as French language courses at both the intermediate and advanced levels.

Selected Publications

Scheidnes, M. (2018). A longitudinal comparison of object clitic production in the spontaneous language of L2 children and children with SLI. In A. B. Bertolini & M. J. Kaplan (Eds.), BUCLD 42: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 694–707). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. Available at http://www.lingref.com/bucld/42/BUCLD42-54.pdf

Scheidnes, M., & Tuller, L. (2016). Assessing successive bilinguals in two languages: A longitudinal look at English-speaking children in France. Journal of Communication Disorders, 64, 45–61. 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2016.10.001

Scheidnes, M. (accepted). The impact of language experience on sentence repetition: How do children in immersion education compare to other bilinguals? In C. dos Santos & L. de Almeida (Eds.), Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment: Selected Proceedings of Bi-SLI 2015.

Morry, J., & Scheidnes, M. (accepted). The effect of linguistic experience on a non-word repetition task: Testing children with little exposure to their second language. In C. dos Santos & L. de Almeida (Eds.), Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment: Selected Proceedings of Bi-SLI 2015. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Scheidnes, M. (2015). Gender marking strategies in L2 children and monolingual children with SLI. In C. Hamann & E. Ruigendijk (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of Gala 2013 (pp. 416–428). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Tuller, L., Abboud, L., Ferré, S., Fleckstein, A., Prévost, P., dos Santos, C., Scheidnes, M., Zebib, R. (2015). Specific language impairment and bilingualism: Assembling the pieces. In C. Hamann & E. Ruigendijk (Eds.), Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of Gala 2013 (pp. 533–567). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Scheidnes, M., & Tuller, L. (2014). L2 children embed normally, but children with SLI do not. In A. Fieis & M. J. Freitas (Eds.), New Directions in the Acquisition of Romance Languages: Selected Proceedings of the Romance Turn V (pp. 261–284). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Scheidnes, M. (2012). Development of Child L2 French: What is Typical? (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). Université François Rabelais - Tours.

Contact Info

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Department of Linguistics

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