Cynthia Core

Cynthia Core headshot
Title:
Associate Professor
Office:
Room 215
Address:
Hall of Government
2115 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-7364
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Bilingual Language Development
  • Speech Development
  • Phonology
  • Phonology and Literacy

Cynthia Core is an Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University. Her research focuses on speech and language development in bilingual children, children with cochlear implants, and children with speech and language disabilities. She is a licensed SLP and Early Intervention Provider.

Current Research

Patterns of bilingual development and their environmental correlates (with Erika Hoff, Florida Atlantic University)

Speech production and perception skills of children using cochlear implants (with James Mahshie, GWU)

Phonological memory and language in young monolingual and bilingual children (with Erika Hoff, FAU)

Education

Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Florida, 2004

Publications

Hoff, E., Core, C., Place, S., Rumiche, R., Señor, M., & Parra, M. (2012). Dual language exposure and early bilingual development. Journal of child language, 39(1), 1-27.

Core, C., Hoff, E., Rumiche, R., & Señor, M. (2013). Total and conceptual vocabulary in Spanish–English bilinguals from 22 to 30 months: implications for assessment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Hoff, E., & Core, C. (2015, May). What clinicians need to know about bilingual development. In Seminars in speech and language (Vol. 36, No. 02, pp. 089-099). Thieme Medical Publishers.

Core, C., & Scarpelli, C. (2015, May). Phonological development in young bilinguals: Clinical implications. In Seminars in speech and language (Vol. 36, No. 02, pp. 100-108). Thieme Medical Publishers.

Subiaul, F., Winters, K., Krumpak, K., & Core, C. (2016). Vocal overimitation in preschool-age children. Journal of experimental child psychology, 141, 145-160.

Hoff, E., & Core, C. (2018). ADVANCES IN THE ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG BILINGUALS: COMMENTS ON FLOCCIA ET AL. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 83(1), 109-123.

Grants

  • Patterns of bilingual development and their environmental correlates (Co-PI with Erika Hoff, Florida Atlantic University) Funded by NIH, NICHD.
  • Speech production and perception skills of children using cochlear implants (Co-PI with Jim Mahshie, GWU).  Funded by DOE, NIDRR.

Classes Taught

SPHR 6220 - Disorders of Articulation and Phonology

SPHR 6291 - Bilingualism

Short term study abroad