Julia's experience lies mostly with researching and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). In particular she is interested in phonetics and acquisition of intonation patterns among nonnative speakers of English. Her research and teaching experience centers around “Accent Acquisition” which means understanding the relationship between one’s native language and the foreign language being spoken. She completed a PhD. in Speech Science in the Department of Speech and Hearing here at The Ohio State University over ten years ago. Since then, she has taught courses in linguistics and ESL, and has been an accent modification consultant for local businesses. Currently she coordinates the undergraduate program in the Department of Linguistics where she advises undergraduate students, oversees curriculum and program assessment, and teaches classes in linguistics, phonetics, and intonation.
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