My research interests are mostly in the field of Korean linguistics, L2 phonology and computer-assisted language learning. I have investigated how learners acquire L2 sounds and technology can be leveraged to improve the perception and production of L2 sounds. Currently, I am involved in a number of experimental studies by collaborating with linguistics and speech technologists to develop web-based auditory training programs which provide learners with audio and visual input and feedback. Languages I have worked on include Korean, Canadian and American English, French, and Mandarin.
My specific research interests are as follows.
Web-based auditory training in L2 acquisition
- Dissertation: Effects of web-based auditory training on the perception of Korean sounds by Mandarin learners of Korean
- Supervisor: Yoonjung Kang
Nathan Sanders, and
- See online perceptual training using jsPsych
Speech perception and production
- Effects of speech rate on Korean stop perception by L1 listeners
- Effects of corrective feedback on the perception of Korean three-way contrasts by L2 learners
- Perception of French sounds by L2 learners