Christine Shea

Christine Shea
Assistant Professor
412 PH
Office Hours: 
9:15- 10:15 & 1:30-2:30 M, 10:30-11:30 W
and by appointment

I am interested in how age, experience and the native language sound system interact with the perception and production of a second language. Adult second language learners approach their second language with a first language already in place. I investigate how experience with a previously acquired language affects the way learners perceive and produce a second (or third) language. I approach these issues by assuming the input signal is a source of rich information that learners may or may not be able to take advantage of when perceiving and producing their non-native language and creating the representations that support further learning.

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