- Research Program Mentor
MA Master of Arts candidate
Cognitive Psychology; Psychology/Neuroscience of Language; Speech-Language Pathology; Communication Sciences & Disorders; Disability Studies; Social Psychology
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Non-Native Speech Sound Learning
A major part of learning a foreign language is the ability to understand and produce its accent. This can be especially challenging, however, when a language has speech sounds that are similar, but not identical, to speech sounds of an individual's native language. This project seeks to investigate different cognitive abilities that may influence non-native speech sound learning, and therefore, the ability to successfully speak a foreign language.