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Cate Showalter

Catherine E. Showalter

I am a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah. I am interested in the acquisition of phonology by adult second language learners. My research foci include the interaction of orthography and phonology, perceptual adaptation, and acquisition of non-native phonotactics. Find out more about my current work on my Google Scholar profile or email me at catherine.showalter@utah.edu.

 

Current Work

  • Impact of familiar and new grapheme-phoneme correspondences on English speakers learning Russian
  • International Teaching Assistant accent adaptation
  • Perceptual adaptation of non-native speech

Publications

Durham, K., R. Hayes-Harb, S. Barrios & C.E. Showalter. 2016. The influence of various visual input types on L2 learners’ memory for the phonological forms of newly-learned words. In J. Levis, H. Le., I. Lucic, E. Simpson, & S. Vo (Eds). Proceedings of the 7th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2016. Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Showalter, C.E., & Hayes-Harb, R. 2015. Native English speakers learning Arabic: The influence of novel orthographic information on second language phonological acquisition. Applied Psycholinguistics, 36, 23-42.

Showalter, C.E., & Hayes-Harb, R. 2013. Unfamiliar orthographic information and second language word learning: A novel lexicon study. Second Language Research, 29, 185-200.

Showalter, C. E. 2012. The influence of novel orthographic information on second language word learning: The case of native English speakers learning Arabic. (Master’s thesis). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1510758)

Presentations

Invited, International

Showalter, C.E. 2013. Native English speakers learning Arabic: The influence of novel orthographic information on second language phonological acquisition. European Second Language Acquisition. Amsterdam, Netherlands, August. Colloquium.

Invited, Domestic

Hayes-Harb, R., & Showalter, C.E. 2012. Orthographic influences on second language phonological acquisition. In L2 Speech Perception in Richly Informative Environments. Second Language Research Forum. Pittsburgh, PA, October. Colloquium.

(Selected) Presentations

Showalter, C.E. 2016. Inhibition with incongruent grapheme-phoneme correspondences in English speakers learning Russian. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August.

Hayes-Harb, R., & Showalter, C.E. 2016. Linguistically-guided adaptation to accented speech: The roles of lexical frequency and word familiarity. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August.

Showalter, C.E. 2016. Impact of grapheme-phoneme correspondences on English speakers acquiring Russian. University of Utah Student Conference in Linguistics. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. April.

Showalter, C.E. 2016. Impact of familiar and new grapheme-phoneme correspondences on English speakers learning Russian. Sound to Word in Second and Bilingual Speech Perception. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. April.

Lidster, R., Gabriele, L., Meyer, Z., Showalter, C.E., & Russell, P. 2014. Integrating grammar in reading and listening assessments: Examples and lessons learned. INTESOL. Indianapolis, IN, November.

Showalter, C.E. 2014. A summary of orthography and phonology interactions: How orthographic information influences phonological inferences. Department of Second Language Studies Colloquium. April.

Showalter, C.E. 2013. Factors influencing acquisition of L2 phonology: One case of novel orthographic information and Arabic. Second Language Research Forum. Provo, UT, October.

Showalter, C.E. 2012. Unfamiliar orthographic information and second language word learning: A novel lexicon study. University of Utah Student Conference in Linguistics. Salt Lake City, UT, April.

Showalter, C.E. & Hayes-Harb, R. 2011. Unfamiliar orthographic information and second language word learning. Second Language Research Forum. Ames, IA, October.

Showalter, C.E. 2011. Tone and Orthography in novel second language word learning. University of Utah Student Conference in Linguistics. Salt Lake City, UT, April. Poster.

Last Updated: 9/1/16