Anne-Michelle Tessier

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  • PhD, Linguistics, UMass Amherst
  • BA Honours, Linguistics, McGill University


Anne-Michelle is a phonologist specializing in acquisition, constraint-based grammars, learning algorithms, and child L1 and L2 production.  From 2006 to 2016 she was faculty in Linguistics at the University of Alberta; she has also taught at the University of Michigan and the 2013 LSA Summer Institute, and in 2015 published a textbook "Phonological Acquisition: Child Language and Constraint-Based Grammar" (Palgrave Macmillan). She is currently PI of a SSHRC Insight Grant (2015-2019) studying childhood L2 English production and perception among young Canadian immigrants. She is also an Associate Editor for the open access journal Glossa.


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