Giang Pham

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Communication Disorders
Telephone: 
413-545-8468
Campus Address: 
Communication Disorders Building, #308A
Education: 

B.A., University of Illinois, 2001; B.S., University of Illinois, 2001; M.A., San Diego State University, 2003; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2011; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, 2011-2012, CCC-SLP.

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Bilingualism, Language Development, Child Language Disorders, Research Methodology

Research Description: 

Giang Pham, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, investigates language development in bilingual children with and without language impairment. She has focused on bilingual populations who speak either Vietnamese or Spanish as the first language and English as the second language and has previously worked as a trilingual speech-language pathologist (Spanish, Vietnamese, English) in educational settings. Dr. Pham aims to make comparisons between bilingual groups who speak varying first languages and English to identify common factors for dual-language learning.  She has worked with Vietnamese American communities to examine Vietnamese and English language development among school-age children. She has begun to establish international collaborations in Vietnam where speech-language pathology is a newly developing field. Alongside her work with typical learners, Dr. Pham has collaborated on a treatment study for school-age bilingual children who speak Spanish and English and have moderate to severe language impairments. She has also examined treatment effects in the case of language mismatch in which the clinician does not speak the child’s first language. Dr. Pham’s overall research program addresses how two languages are interconnected in development, what language break-down looks like among atypical learners, and how to facilitate first and second language learning.

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Key Publications: 

Ebert, K., Pham, G., & Kohnert, K. (in press). Lexical Profiles of Bilingual Children with Primary Language Impairment. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Ebert, K., Kohnert, K., Pham, G., Disher, J., & Payestah, B. (2013). Three treatments for bilingual children with primary language impairment: Examining cross-linguistic and cross-domain effects. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research. Advanced online publication.

Pham, G. & Kohnert, K. (2013). A longitudinal study of lexical development in children learning Vietnamese and English. Child Development. Advanced online publication.

Pham, G., Kohnert, K., & Mann, D. (2011). Addressing clinician-client mismatch: Language intervention with a bilingual Vietnamese-English preschooler. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 408-422.

Pham, G. & Kohnert, K. (2010). Sentence interpretation by typically developing Vietnamese-English bilingual children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 31, 507-529. 

Windsor, J., Kohnert, K., Lobitz, K., & Pham, G. (2010). Cross-language nonword repetition by bilingual and monolingual children. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19, 298-310.

Giang Pham Curriculum Vitae