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Stibel Dennett Consortium for Brain and Cognitive Science

Calvin Gidney III

Associate Professor
Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Calvin Gidney III

Calvin Gidney III

Associate Professor
Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Phone 617-627-2213
105 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Expertise: 

Linguistics; literacy, sociolinguistic development; dyslexia in African-American children; language of children's cartoons; children's name-calling

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

Gidney, C. and Dobrow, J. (1998) The good, the bad, and the foreign: The use of dialect in children's animated television. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. (May, 1998) pp. 105-119.

Wolf, M., Gidney, C., Goldberg, A., Cirino, P., Morris, R., & Lovett, M. (1998). The question of a second core deficit in developmental dyslexia. Special Issue of Reading and Writing; Editors: Z. Breznitz & D. Share.

Gidney, C. (under review). Additive connectives in the narrative discourse of African-American children: Towards a new taxonomy. Journal of Child Language.

Gidney, C. and Goldberg, J. (under review). "...but names will never hurt me": Teachers' experiences with children's name-calling. Harvard Educational Review.