Director of Spanish Basic Language Instruction
Co-Director of the Graduate Certificate in Language Instruction
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish
My primary area of investigation is second language (L2) acquisition (see description, right). My specific research interests include second language vocabulary acquisition; lexical input processing; processing resource allocation; effects of acoustic variability on vocabulary learning and word processing; the bilingual mental lexicon; and psycholinguistic approaches to other issues in L2 acquisition.
My current projects focus on partial word form learning in second languages, effects of acoustic variability on L2 vocabulary learning, and the relationship between L2 vocabulary learning and the representation of form and meaning in the bilingual mind.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1077, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Office hours: Mon 2-3:30 and Wed 1-2:30
Tel: (314) 935-7951; Fax: (314) 726-3494