Miguel Llompart Garcia

Dr. Miguel Llompart García

Department of English and American Studies
Lehrstuhl für Language und Cognition (Alexander von Humboldt-Professur)

Room: Room 3.005
Bismarckstr. 6
91054 Erlangen

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:

  • Adaptation and contrast effects in speech perception
  • Decomposition of low-level acoustic patterns into linguistic units
  • Processing and representation of regular and free phonological 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


Journal articles

Prela, L., Llompart, M. & Dąbrowska, E. (in press). Aptitude and experience as predictors of grammatical proficiency in adult Greek-English bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology.

Llompart, M. & Dąbrowska, E. (in press). “Foreign” language aptitude predicts individual differences in native grammatical proficiency. Linguistics.

Llompart, M., Eger, N. & Reinisch, E. (2021). Free allophonic variation in native and second-language spoken word recognition: the case of the German rhotic. Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 711230.

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (2021). Lexical representations can rapidly be updated in the early stages of second-language word learning. Journal of Phonetics88, 101080.

Llompart, M. (2021). Lexical and phonetic influences on the phonolexical encoding of difficult second-language contrasts: Insights from nonword rejectionFrontiers in Psychology, 12, 659852.

Llompart, M. (2021). Phonetic categorization ability and vocabulary size contribute to the encoding of difficult second-language phonological contrasts into the lexicon. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 24(3), 481–496.

Llompart, M. & Dąbrowska, E. (2020). Explicit but not implicit memory predicts ultimate attainment in the native languageFrontiers in Psychology, 11, 569586.

Reinisch, E., Juhl, K. & Llompart, M. (2020). The impact of free allophonic variation on the perception of second language phonological categories. Frontiers in Communication, 5, 47.

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (2020). The phonological form of lexical items modulates the encoding of challenging second-language sound contrasts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(8), 1590–1610.

Llompart, M. & Reinisch, E. (2019). Imitation in a second language relies on phonological categories but does not reflect the productive usage of difficult sound contrastsLanguage 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 vowelsJournal 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 CatalanProbus: 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.