I am a PhD candidate of linguistics at McGill University. Broadly, I am interested in speech perception and production, psycholinguistics, phonetics, and second language acquisition. My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying linguistic and cognitive processes in speech perception and production, second-language speech learning, and adaptive plasticity in spoken language. I am particularly concerned with how these processes differ across individuals and how they can inform language learning and processing.
My doctoral dissertation examines how listeners overcome challenging listening conditions (e.g., foreign-accented speech, cognitive load) and what makes some listeners better adapters to variability in the speech signal and cognitive load. The overarching goal of my dissertation is to shed light on the linguistic and cognitive mechanisms underlying adaptive plasticity in speech perception.
In addition to my dissertation research, I conducted longitudinal research on how individual second language learners differ in their developmental trajectories in the acquisition of novel speech sound contrasts. I also investigated the nature of the relationship between speech perception and production within individuals using phonetic imitation.
Dec 7, 2017, 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
Nov 9, 2017, 16th Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM 2017)
Jun 16, 2017, The Phonology-Morphology Circle of Korea Summer Conference
Mar 24, 2017, Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop (MOT 2017)
Nov 29, 2016, 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan
Nov 15, 2016, International Conference on Speech-language Pathology and Audiology
Jul 16, 2016, 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon15)
May 20, 2016, The Korean Society of Speech Sciences Spring Conference
Mar 20, 2016, Montreal-Ottawa-Laval-Toronto Phonology Workshop (MOLT 2016).
Oct 30, 2015, 34th Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2015)
This project examines how listeners overcome challenging conditions and what makes listeners better adapters to variability in the speech signal and cognitive load.
This project explores how individual second language learners differ in their developmental trajectories in the acquisition of novel speech sound contrasts.
I was a teaching assistant for the following courses: