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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?


are you interested in graduate or undergraduate study in l2 phonology?learn about our ongoing projects

  • Joselyn Rodriguez presents ongoing work at NCUR 2018!

    Lab member Joselyn Rodriguez presents her undergraduate research project titled "The role of lexical cues in the acquisition of L2 allophonic variants" at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Central Oklahoma on April 5th. The work is an on-going project being carried out in collaboration with faculty member Shannon Barrios.
    Way to make the lab proud, Joselyn!

  • Welcome Cailey & Tyler!
    The Speech Acquisition Lab is excited to welcome Cailey Lloyd and Tyler Laws to the team. Welcome!

  • Article published by Taylor Anne Barriuso and Rachel Hayes-Harb!
    Barriuso, T. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2018. High variability phonetic training as a bridge from research to practice. The CATESOL Journal 30, 1, 177-194.

  • Congratulations, DR. CATE SHOWALTER!
    Cate has successfully defended her excellent dissertation. We are so proud of you, Cate!

  • Lab Meeting - Welcome Cailey and Tyler & Lab Updates
    Friday, March 30th from 10:30-11:30am, Location TBD

  • Pronunciation in Second Language Learning & Teaching (PSLLT) 9th Annual Conference
    Salt Lake City, UT Sept 1-2, 2017
    Abstracts due April 7
    Click here for more information

  • Lab Meeting - Lab updates & UUSCIL Practice Talks
    Wednesday, April 5th from 12-1:30pm in LNCO 2495

  • Lab Meeting - Welcome Allison & Study Updates
    Thursday, February 16th from 1-2:00pm in LNCO 2495

Last Updated: 10/16/17