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Dr. Miguel Llompart Garcia

  • Organization: Department of English and American Studies
  • Working group: Lehrstuhl für Language und Cognition (Alexander von Humboldt-Professur)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-29264
  • Email: llompart.garcia@fau.de
  • Address:
    Bismarckstr. 6
    91054 Erlangen
    Room 3.005

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Language and Cognition of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, where I am currently conducting research that examines the relationship between implicit and explicit language learning abilities and linguistic knowledge in monolingual and bilingual speakers.

Research interests

I am a phonetician by training and my research lies at the crossroads between phonetics, psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. Some specific topics that I have covered in my recent work are the following:

  • Contrast effects in speech perception
  • Decomposition of low-level acoustic patterns into linguistic units
  • Processing and representation of regular dialectal variation
  • Perception and production of second language sound contrasts
  • Lexical encoding of second language sound contrasts 
  • Word learning and word recognition in a second language

Publications

Journal articles

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (in press). The phonological form of lexical items modulates the encoding of challenging second-language sound contrasts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (2019). Imitation in a second language relies on phonological categories but does not reflect the productive usage of difficult sound contrasts. Language and Speech, 62(5), 594–622.

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (2019). Robustness of lexical representations relates to phonetic flexibility for difficult second language sound contrasts. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 22(5), 1085-1100.

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (2018). Acoustic cues, not phonological features, drive vowel perception: Evidence from height, position and tenseness contrasts in German vowels. Journal of Phonetics, 67, 34–48.

Llompart, M. & Simonet, M. (2018). Unstressed vowel reduction across Majorcan Catalan dialects: Production and spoken word recognition. Language & Speech, 61(3), 430–465.

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (2017). Articulatory information helps encode lexical contrasts in a second language. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(5), 1040–1056.

Nadeu, M., Simonet M. & Llompart M. (2017). Stressed postverbal pronominals in Catalan. Probus: International Journal of Latin and Romance Linguistics, 29(1), 119–162.

Llompart, M. & Casillas, J. V. (2016). Lexically-driven selective adaptation by ambiguous auditory stimuli occurs after limited exposure to adaptors. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(5), EL172–EL177.

Llompart, M. (2016). Subject-verb order variation with unaccusative verbs of change of location in Mexico and Southern Arizona. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 9(1), 143–173.

Llompart, M. (2013). La ”r francesa” en Sóller (Mallorca) y su relación con la adquisición de L1 y L2 en hablantes bilingües catalanodominantes. Estudios de Fonética Experimental, 22, 193–232.

Conference proceedings

Llompart, M. & Simonet, M. (2015). Differential positional neutralization of back vowels in two Majorcan Catalan sub-dialects. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Glasgow, Scotland.