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Lab Publication

Research Papers, Book Chapters & Presentations

Refereed Journal Articles:


  • Bakhtiar, M., Wong, M. N., Lam, M. W., & McNeil, M. R. (2023). Reading and listening comprehension in Cantonese-speaking people with right hemisphere versus left hemisphere brain damage. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 1-16.

  • Bakhtiar, M., & Eggers, K. (2023). Exogenous Verbal Response Inhibition in Adults Who Do and Do Not Stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 105957.


  • Shao, J. Bakhtiar, M., & Zhang, C. (2022) Impaired categorical perception of speech sounds under the backward masking condition in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.


  • Momenian, M., Lau, K. Y. D., & Bakhtiar, M. (2022). Developing psycholinguistic norms for action pictures in Cantonese. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 1-8.



  • Zhang, Y., Pattamadilok, C., Lau, D. K. Y., Bakhtiar, M., Yim, L.-Y., Leung, K.-Y., and Zhang, C. (2021). Early auditory ERPs are modulated by alphabetic literacy skills in logographic Chinese readers.Frontiers in Psychology, 12:663166. 

  • Bakhtiar M., Mokhlesin M., Pattamadilok C., Politzer-Ahles S., and Zhang C. (2021). The effect of orthographic transparency on auditory word recognition across the development of reading proficiency. Frontiers in Psychology. 12:691989. 

  • Momenian, M., Bakhtiar, M., Chan, Y. K., Cheung, S. L., & Weekes, B. S. (2021). Picture naming in bilingual and monolingual Chinese speakers: Capturing similarity and variability. Behavior Research Methods, 53(4), 1677-1688.

  • Bakhtiar, M., Shao, J., Cheung M.N. & Zhang, C. (2021). Categorical perception of the speech sounds in adults who stutter. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 35 (6), 560-576.


  • Bakhtiar, M., Wong, M. N., Tsui, E. K. Y., & McNeil, M. R. (2020). Development of the English Listening and Reading Computerized Revised Token Test Into Cantonese: Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity/Specificity in People With Aphasia and Healthy Controls. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63, 3743–3759.


  • Bakhtiar, M., Zhang, C., & Ki, S. S. (2019). Impaired processing speed in categorical perception: Speech perception of children who stutter. PloS one, 14(4), e0216124.


  • Nilipour, R., Bakhtiar, M., Momenian, M., & Weekes, B. S. (2017). Object and action picture naming in brain-damaged Persian speakers with aphasia. Aphasiology, 31(4), 388-405.

  • Bakhtiar, M., Jafary, R., & Weekes, B. S. (2017). Aphasia in Persian: Implications for cognitive models of lexical processing. Journal of Neuropsychology, 11(3), 414-435.


  • Bakhtiar, M., Su I-F., Lee H. K., & Weekes, B. S. (2016). Neural correlates of age of acquisition on visual word recognition in Persian. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 39, 1-9.

  • Ahangar, A. A., Bakhtiar, M., Mohammadi, M., & Shakeri Kavaki, M. (2016). The Effect of Syntactic Complexity in Terms of Sentence and Clause Structure on the Stuttering Occurrence of Pre-school Persian Speaking Children. Journal of Modern Rehabilitation, 9(7), 115–124.


  • Bakhtiar, M., & Weekes, B. S. (2015). Lexico-semantic effects on word naming in Persian: Does age of acquisition have an effect? Memory & Cognition, 43, 298-313.


  • Reichel, K., Ademola-Sokoya G., Bakhtiar, M. et al. (2014). Frontiers of cluttering across continents: Research, clinical practices, self-help, and professional preparation. Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, 4, 42-50.


  • Bakhtiar, M., Nilipour, R., & Weekes, B.S. (2013). Predictors of timed picture naming in Persian. Behaviour Research Methods, 45, 834-841.


  • Bakhtiar, M., Ansari, H., & Packman, A. (2011). Translating the Stuttering Severity Instrument (SSI-3) into Persian: Response to Karimi, Nilipour, Shafiei & Howell. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 36, 249-250.

  • Seifpanahi, S., Bakhtiar, M., & Salmalian, T. (2011). Objective vocal parameters in Farsi-speaking adults with Down syndrome. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 63, 72-76.


  • Bakhtiar, M., Seifpanahi, S., Ansari, H., Ghanadzade, M., & Packman, A. (2010). Investigation of the reliability of the SSI-3 for preschool Persian-speaking children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 35, 87-89.

  • Dehqan, A., Ansari, H., & Bakhtiar, M. (2010). Objective voice analysis of Iranian speakers with normal voices. Journal of Voice, 24, 161-167.


  • Bakhtiar, M., & Packman, A. (2009). Intervention with the Lidcombe Program for a bilingual school-age child who stutters in Iran. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 61, 300-304.


  • Seifpanahi, S., Dadkhah, A., Dehqan, A., Bakhtiar, M., & Salmalian, T. (2008). Motor control of speaking rate and oral diadochokinesis in hearing-impaired Farsi speakers. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 33, 153-159.

  • Dehqan, A., Bakhtiar, M., Panahi, S.S., & Ashayeri, H. (2008). Relationship between stuttering severity in children and their mother's speaking rate. Sao Paulo Medical Journal, 126, 29-33.



  • Bakhtiar, M., Abad Ali, D.A., & Sadegh, S.P.M. (2007). Nonword repetition ability of children who do and do not stutter and covert repair hypothesis. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 61, 462-470.

Selected Book Chapters:


  • [In Preparation] Book Chapter: Neuromodulation of impaired spoken discourse

Selected Presentations:


  • Lam M., Bakhtiar, M., Wong MN. and McNeil MR. Reading and listening comprehension abilities in Cantonese-speaking people with aphasia and people with right hemisphere damage. Presentation: 57th Annual Meeting of Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 27- 29 October, 2019.​

  • Yin T., Bakhtiar, M., Wong MN. and McNeil MR. Development of the Computerized Revised Token Test- Cantonese for the assessment of language comprehension in Cantonese-speaking people with
    aphasia. Presentation: 57th Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 27-29 October, 2019.

  • Bakhtiar, M., Wong MN., Suen WY, Cheung FY, Wan WS., Mcneil MR., Szuminsky N. Computerized revised token test for assessment of reading and listening comprehension in Cantonese speakers with aphasia. Presentation: 31st World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-22 August, 2019.


  • Bakhtiar, M., Chung C., & Kong A. The inhibitory effect anodal HD-tDCS over the right inferior frontal gyrus on naming accuracy in people with aphasia. Presentation: 56th Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada, 21-23 October 2018.

  • Momenian M. , Bakhtiar, M., Nilipour R., & Weekes B. Naming Light Verb Constructions in Persian Speakers with Aphasia: A Linear Mixed Effects Model. Presentation: 56th Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada, 21-23 October 2018.

  • Zhang Y., Leung J., Pattamadilok C., Lau D., Bakhtiar, M., & Zhang C. The impact of alphabetic script acquisition on Cantonese phoneme judgement: a combined behavioral and ERP study. Presentation: The Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Québec City, Canada, 16-18 August 2018.

  • Bakhtiar, M., Zhang C., & Ki S. Categorical perception of the speech sounds by children who do and do not stutter. Presentation: One World, Many Voices: Science and Community, Hiroshima, Japan, 13-16 July 2018.

  • Bakhtiar, M., Chung C., & Kong A. The role of right hemisphere activation in language recovery in left- brain damage patients with chronic aphasia. Presentation: Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences, International Max Planck Research School for the Language Sciences Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 5-7. 2018.

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