PhD Speech and Language Sciences, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (HASS)
- Second Language Acquisition
- Speech Perception
- Speech Processing
My research investigates the acquisition of L2 tones in Thai by listeners of diverse first language backgrounds, either L1s with different tonal systems (Mandarin and Cantonese) or a non-tonal L1 (English). The study will evaluate: a) the impact of L1 tonal status on L2 tonal development; b) whether the efficacy of two different tone-training methods depends on L1 background.