We are a group of researchers investigating the acquisition of second language (L2) speech in all of its perceptual and productive dimensions. We seek to gain a better understanding of the (psycho)linguistic processes and mechanisms involved in the development of non-native phonologies and the pronunciation of second/foreign languages and their interaction with contextual and individual learning factors. We meet regularly (once every 6 weeks) to share our research, discuss experimental methods and explore new research questions. The focus of our research includes the following areas:
- Individual differences in cognitive ability and L2 speech learning
- Phonetic training
- Phonological awareness
- Foreign accent, fluency, comprehensibility and intelligibility of non-native speech
- Cross-language speech perception and production
- Bilingual speech acquisition
- Pronunciation teaching and learning
News & events!
L2 Pronunciation Research Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice (6-7 June 2019)
The Barcelona L2 Speech Rersearch Group is pleased to announce the following workshop funded by the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA), hosted by the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, and organized by the University of Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Prof. Isabelle Darcy (Indiana University, US)
Prof. Maria Luisa Garcia Lecumberri (University of the Basque Country, Spain) Prof. Kazuya Saito (Birkbeck, University of London).