I am an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. I will move to the University of Birmingham from September.  




2nd May -- New article

L2 speakers performing a reasoning task in their L2 can outperform native speakers.
ChineseL1-EnglishL2 speakers do calendar calculations in EnglishL2 faster than English native speakers (under certain conditions). With Danijela Trenkic (York) and Annie Clarke (a former undergraduate student).

Bassetti, B., Clarke, A., & Trenkic, D. (2018) The linguistic transparency of calendar terms affects calendar calculations: Evidence from Chinese-English bilinguals. Acta Psychologica, 186, 81-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.04.006

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13th April -- Poster presentation

English word spelling can affect EnglishL2 pronunciation in native readers of a non-alphabetic script. JapaneseL1-EnglishL2 late bilinguals produce long consonants in English when words are spelled with double consonants -- for instance a longer [t] in kitty than in city -- like the ItalianL1-EnglishL2 speakers in Bassetti (2017), but across scripts. With Mirjana Sokolović-Perović (Reading) and Susannah Dillon.
Perović, M., Bassetti, B., & Dillon, S. (2018, April) Effects of orthographic forms on speech production in Japanese speakers of L2 English. Poster presented at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians colloquium, Canterbury, UK.