Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Chinese Studies
BioMy research program involves experimental investigations of spoken languages. Specifically, I address four areas that are central to understanding the nature of the cognitive processes and representations that enable listeners to understand language and recognize spoken words.
(1) Speech perception – what information is extracted from the speech signal? And how do linguistic experiences affect this process?
(2) Lexical representation – what information about a word is stored in memory? And how is this information stored?
(3) Lexical access – how is this stored information retrieved and used during word recognition?
(4) Second language acquisition – how and to what extent do these processes differ between native and non-native speakers?
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2015
Wiener, S. (In press). Second language learners develop non-native lexical processing biases. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
Wiener, S. & Goss, S. (In press). Second and third language learners’ sensitivity to Japanese pitch accent is additive: An information-based model of pitch perception. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.
Wiener, S., Lee, C.-Y., & Liang, T. (2019). Statistical regularities affect the perception of second-language speech: Evidence from adult classroom learners of Mandarin Chinese. Language Learning, 69(3), 527–558.
Wiener, S., Ito, K., & Speer, S. R. (2018). Early L2 spoken word recognition combines input-based and knowledge- based processing. Language and Speech, 61(4), 632–656.
CoursesIntroduction to Linguistic Data Analysis Using R
Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Linguistics
East Asian Psycholinguistics
Second Language Speech
Research Training: Modern Languages
Elementary Chinese I
Elementary Chinese II