I currently work as an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the Department of Languages and Literature, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
My research focuses on the investigation of how typical and atypical populations perceive and produce native and nonnative speech sounds and the extent to which successful speech acquisition is predicted by linguistic, biological, cognitive, and other factors. My ultimate goal is to update the current theories of speech acquisition and maximize learning outcomes.
I conduct acoustic analysis of speech sounds and I analyze data from behavioral forced-choice tasks.
Areas of expertise
monolingual, bilingual, and bidialectal speech perception and production
crosslinguistic speech perception
effect of linguistic, biological, cognitive, and other factors on speech acquisition
speech perception and production by individuals with language disorders