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Murray Munro

Professor

TESL Director

  • Email: mjmunro@sfu.ca
  • Tel: 778-782-3654
  • Office: RCB 9209
  • Personal site: http://www.sfu.ca/~mjmunro/
  • Interests: Phonetics (Cross-language and applied) and Applied Linguistics (Second language learning, TESL)

Education

  • PhD, Linguistics, University of Alberta

Biography

Dr. Munro completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Terrance Nearey. He was also a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow in James Flegeā€™s speech lab at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. His chief area of interest is Applied Phonetics, with a focus on the perception and production of speech by second language learners. Together with his colleague Tracey Derwing (University of Alberta), he carries out research on speech intelligibility, fluency, foreign accent, and oral language development in Canadian immigrants. Their work has been extensively supported by SSHRC and has appeared in such journals as Applied Linguistics, Journal of Phonetics, Language and Speech, Language Learning, Speech Communication, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition.