Our Team

Henny Yeung

Lab Director

Henny Yeung holds a BSc in Neurolinguistics from Duke University, and earned an MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He then became a CNRS researcher in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception at the Université Paris Descartes, and is now a faculty member in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Yeung is interested in the perceptual and cognitive processes involved in language acquisition, and directs the Language Learning and Development (LangDev) Lab. His research investigates infant, child, and adult populations.

Since the early 1980s (see photo), he has been waiting for the day when overalls become fashionable again.

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Abigail Agyeiwaa holds a BA in English/Akan languages and an MPHIL in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Education at the Simon Fraser University.

Her research interests include speech and language development in infants, with a specific focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between attention allocation, language acquisition, and ASD traits, including reduced interest in socially significant cues. In her free time, Abigail enjoys travelling and crafting fun stories.

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Estelle D'Souza-Carey

Recruitment Coordinator

Estelle D'Souza-Carey holds a BSc in Biology and International Development Studies from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Environmental Studies from Queen's University. She then went on to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and was in private practice for five years before switching careers in order have better work-life balance while caring for her three incredible children ages 7 years, 4.5 years and 19 months old.  

She continues to be interested in obstetrics, pediatrics, and perinatal health, which is why she looks forward to speaking with expectant and new parents about language acquisition and development.  

In the limited time she has outside of being a mother, she enjoys hiking, traveling, meditation, learning about different cultures and trying new foods.  

Olivia Yung

Recruitment Coordinator

Olivia Yung is currently a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a Double Minor in Linguistics (Extended) and Kinesiology. With a diverse background in biotechnology, publishing, aviation, sports medicine, and film/television, her pivot to Linguistics is not surprising, as communications has been the common theme throughout her work experience.

Olivia’s research interest lies in the area of speech-language pathology, with a secondary interest in childhood language acquisition and development.

She made it all the way to the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right, but overbid and lost. She left with an $800 inflatable towable for a boat she doesn’t even own.