I am a professor in the Department of Education's Applied Linguistics Program at Concordia University in Montréal. My research focuses on cognitive aspects of second language processing, second language phonology, sociolinguistic aspects of second language acquisition, and the teaching of second language pronunciation (Google Scholar Profile).

I was Associate Editor (2012-2015) and Journal Editor (2015-2019) at Language Learning
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Understanding accents: collaborative reseach with Dr. Talia Isaacs (University College London) and Dr. Kazuya Saito (University College London)


Ph.D. (Educational Psychology/Second-Language Acquisition), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

M.A. (Teaching English as an International Language), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998

B.A. (English Philology), University of Latvia, 1996

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