Diana Van Lancker Sidtis
Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Phone: 212 992 9740
Professor Diana Van Lancker Sidtis, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, has undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and Brown University. Additional predoctoral work was performed in the Phonetics Laboratory at the University of California at Los Angeles and she was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL from 1977-1980. She earned her Speech Pathology Certification at California State University in Los Angeles in 1988. She has taught at St. Olaf College, UCLA, the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, and Antioch University. Her previous academic position was at the University of Southern California Medical School, Department of Neurology, where she performed clinical service, teaching, and research in speech pathology and neurolinguistics from 1991-99. She was Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Los Angeles until 1999 and Chair of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at NYU from 1999-2002. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, the Academy of Aphasia, and the Acoustical Society of America.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS. In the Brain and Behavior Laboratory at the NYU-affiliated Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, in collaboration with laboratory director John Sidtis, projects include speech and language changes in Parkinson's disease, focusing on subjects who have undergone deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. Other projects include formulaic language in followling brain dysfunction, including Alzheimers disease and schizophrenia.
- Brain and Language
- Brain and Cognition
- International Journal of Language and Communication Disorder
- Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair
- The Yearbook of Phraseology
- Speech and language changes in basal ganglia disease
- Right hemisphere function
- Acoustics of normal and disordered speech
- Voice perception and prosody
- Formulaic anguage function in language disorders
- Special cases in speech and language dysfunction
- PEER REVIEW since 2002: Van Lancker, C., & Ohnesorge, C. Personally familiar proper names are relatively successfully processed in the human right hemisphere, or, the missing link. Bran and Language, 80, 2002, 121-129.
- Kempler, D., & Van Lancker, D. The effect of speech task on intelligibility in dysarthria: case study of Parkinson's disease. Bran and Language, 80, 2002, 449-464. (view)
- Vanlancker-Sidtis, D. Auditory recognition of idioms by first and second speakers of English. Applied Psycholinguistics, 24, 2003, 45-57.
- Van Lancker, D., McIntosh, R., & Grafton, R. (2003). PET activation studies comparing two speech tasks widely used in surgical mapping. Brain and Language, 85, 245-261. (view)
- Paul, L.K., & Van Lancker, D., Schieffer, B., Dietrich, R., & Brown, W.S. (2003). Communicative deficits in agenesis of the corpus callosum: nonliteral language and affective prosody. Brain and Language, 85, 313-324.
- Sidtis, J. J., & Vanlancker-Sidtis, D. (2003). A neurobehavioral approach to dysprosody. Seminars in Speech and Language, 24 (2), 93-105. (view)
- Van Lancker, D. & Rallon, G. (2004). Tracking the incidence of formulaic expressions in everyday speech: methods for classification and verification. Language and Communication, 24, 207-240. (view)
- Vanlancker-Sidtis, D. (2004). When novel sentences spoken or heard for the first time in the history of the universe are not enough: Toward a dual-process model of language. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 39 (1), 1-44. (view)
- Van Lancker-Sidtis, D. (2004). When only the right hemisphere is left: language and communication studies, Brain and Language, 91 (2), 199-211. (view)
- Van Lancker Sidtis, D., Hanson, W., Jackson, C., Lanto, A., Kempler, D., Metter, E. J. (2005). Fundamental frequency (F0) measures comparing speech tasks in aphasia and Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 12(4), 207-212.
- Van Lancker Sidtis, D., Kempler, D., & Jackson, C. & Metter, E. J. (2010). Prosodic changes in aphasic speech: timing. Journal of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 24(2),155-67.
- Van Lancker Sidtis, D., Pachana, N., & Cummings, J., & Sidtis, J. ( 2006) Dysprosodic speech following basal ganglia insult: Toward a conceptual framework for the study of the cerebral representation of prosody. Brain and Language, 97, 135-153 (view)
- Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2006). Where in the brain is nonliteral language? Metaphor and Symbol, 21 (4), 213-244.
- Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2006). Has neuroimaging solved the problems of neurolinguistics? Brain and Language, 98, 276-290. (view)
- Van Lancker Sidtis, D. & Postman, W.A. (2006). Formulaic expressions in spontaneous speech of left- and right-hemisphere damaged subjects. Aphasiology, 20 (5), 411-426 (view)
- Sidtis, D., Rogers,, T., Godier,, V., Tagliati, M., & Sidtis, J.J. (2010). Voice and fluency changes as a function of speech task and deep brain stimulation. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 53 (5), 1-11. (view)
- Sidtis, Diana, Canterucci, Gina, & Katsnelson, Dora. (2009). Effects of neurological damage on production of formulaic language. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23 (15), 270-284. (view)
- CHAPTER: Sidtis, D. & Kreiman, J. (2008). Let's face it: Phonagnosia happens, and voice recognition is finally familiar. In M. Pachalska & M.Weber. (Eds.). Neuropsychology and Philosophy of Mind in Process. Essays in honor of Jason W. Brown. Process Thought VI, Frankfurt / Lancaster, Ontos Verlag, in press.
- CHAPTER: Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2008). The relation of human language to human emotion. In . B. Stemmer & H. H. Whitaker (Eds.), Handbook of the Neuroscience of Language, New York: Academic Press.
- CHAPTER: Van Lancker Sidtis, D. & Garidis, C. (2010). Formulaic and novel expressions in mind and brain: Empirical studies and a dual process model of language competence. In Jacqueline Guendouzi, Filip Loncke, & Mandy Williams (Eds.). The handbook of psycholinguistic & cognitive processes: Perspectives in communication disorders" London: Taylor & Francis, to appear.
- BOOK: Jody Kreiman & Diana Sidtis. Foundations of Voice Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Voice Production and Perception. Wiley-Blackwell. to appear in April, 2011 (link)
- BOOK: Van Lancker-Sidtis, D., & Mohr, S (Eds.). Translation from German to English of "Sprichwort und Volkssprache," or "Sayings and everyday speech." by Mathilde Hain, sociolinguist. In preparation.
- Chapter: Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2010). Formulaic and novel expressions in mind and brain: Empirical studies and a dual process model of language competence. In J. Guendouzi, F. Loncke, & M. Williams (Eds.). The handbook of psycholinguistic & cognitive processes: Perspectives in communication disorders. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 247-272.
- Chapter: Van Lancker Sidtis, Diana. (2011). Linguistic approaches to nonliteral language: We really knew how to have fun. To appear in Teaching Linguistics, Konraad Kuiper, Ed., England, Equinox.
- Chapter: Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2011). Two track mind: Formulaic and novel language support a dual process model. To appear in Miriam Faust (Ed.) Advances in the neural substrates of language: Toward a synthesis of basic science and clinical research. Blackwell.