Yevgeniy Melguy

/jɛv'gɛni 'mɛlgaɪ/

Hi! I'm a linguist specializing in speech perception and production, with particular interests in bilingualism, second-language acquisition, and perceptual learning.

Much of my research focuses on understanding the factors involved in the perception of (non-natively) accented speech. This includes questions like:

  1. How does listeners' prior experience influence their ability to understand an unfamilar accent?

  2. How mechanisms underlie listeners' ability for perceptual learning of an accent over time?

  3. How are listeners able to generalize learning to unfamiliar speakers with a similar pronunciation?