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Researchers in the Speech Acquisition Lab explore questions about how the sound system of a second language is learned by adult learners, such as: Why do adult second language learners typically have accents? Why are some new sounds harder for adults to learn than others? What sources of information do second language learners draw on when learning a new sound system?

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Are you interested in undergraduate or graduate study in L2 phonology? Click here to learn more.

We are pleased to host the conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 2017!

 

  • Congratulations to Taylor Anne Barriuso on the successful completion of her comprehensive exam!
    The manuscript she defended is called "The role of phonological distributional information in the acquisition of a novel allophonic alternation" which has been submitted to the Proceedings of the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference.

    Way to go Taylor Anne!


  • The Speech Acquisition Lab is delighted to welcome its newest lab member, Joselyn Rodriguez. Joselyn is a Linguistics major and a Korean studies minor. Welcome, Joselyn!

  • Welcome, Lauren Brocious! Lauren is a Linguistics major joining the lab this Fall!

  • The Speech Acquisition Lab will be at PSLLT - August 12-13, 2016!


    • Barrios & Hayes-Harb: L2 learning of phonological alternations with and without orthographic input
    • Barriuso & Barrios: The role of distributional information in the acquisition of a novel allophonic alternation
    • Showalter: Inhibition with incongruent grapheme-phoneme correspondences in English speakers learning Russian
    • Hayes-Harb & Showalter: Linguistically guided adaptation to accented speech: The roles of lexical frequency and word familiarity

  • Lab Meeting - Welcome Joselyn & Study Updates
    Friday Nov 4th from 12:00-1:00pm in LNCO 2495

  • Lab Meeting - Practice Talk for PSLLT 2016
    Thursday July 28th from 12:30-3pm in LNCO 2495

  • Lab members presenting at PSLLT 2016 in Calgary!
    Taylor Anne Barriuso, Cate Showalter, Shannon Barrios, and Rachel Hayes-Harb will present at PSLLT 2016!

  • Lab Meeting March 4 @2pm.
    Welcome Eve Olson!!

Last Updated: 9/9/16