I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Exeter. I am part of a research team with Nicolas Dumay and Arthur Samuel, working on the role of sleep in language learning and memory consolidation. We are particularly interested in sleep-dependent memory consolidation in spoken word recognition and word learning. Broadly speaking, I am interested in speech perception and production, psycholinguistics, phonetics, and second language acquisition. My research focuses on understanding the linguistic representations and cognitive processes involved in speech perception and production, second-language speech learning, and word recognition and learning. I am particularly concerned with how these processes differ across individuals and how they can inform language learning and processing.
I completed my PhD in Linguistics with Meghan Clayards at McGill University. In my dissertation, I examined 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. In addition to my dissertation research, I conducted a longitudinal study 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 an individual using phonetic imitation.
Sep 27, 2019, 21st conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2019)
Jun 11, 2019, 5th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication (CHSCOM2019)
Jun 10, 2019, 5th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication (CHSCOM2019)
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)
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: