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John Archibald

  • Professor (ended on Jan 4, 2010)

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

About Me:

I am a Professor in the Linguistics Department and currently Associate Director of the Language Research Centre (Craigie Hall D 412). I


My research has been supported by SSHRC and CFI as well as by many contracts with the Alberta government.


My research program concerns the acquisition of second languages by adults (primarily) and children (secondarily). Mainly I focus on the acquisition of phonology.


I regularly teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both first (LING 331, 433) and second language (LING 311, 525, 627) acquisition. I also teach the introductory linguistics courses, LING 201 and LING 203.


Ph.D. •Antonio Gonzalez-Poot. L2 Acquisition of Yucatec Mayan Ejectives by Spanish Speakers. Ph.D. In progress. •Silke Weber. The Effect of L2 Stress Errors on Intelligibility: The role of the prosodic hierarchy. In progress. M.A. •Susan Jackson. The L2 Acquisition of Laryngeal Features. In progress.

Recent Supervising:

Ph.D. •Teresa Vanderweide. Cue-based Learning and the Acquisition of Pre-vocal Clusters: The Faithful Learner. Ph.D. 2005. M.A. •Seiko Sagae. Sentence Processing and Prosody: A comparison between hearing-loss and hearing readers. MA. 2007. •Fumiko Summerell. The L2 Acquisition of Japanese Length Contrasts. MA. 2007. •Silvia Rossi. (Co-supervisor). L'interference lexicale dans l'acquisition d'une troisieme langue: effet langue seconde ou distance typologique? MA. 2006 •Karen Jesney. The Acquisition of Chain Shifts in First and Second Language Learners. MA. 2005. •Jennifer Mah. The Acquisiton of L2 Phonological Features. MA. 2003. •Susan Atkey. The Acquisition of Czech Palatal Stops. MA. 2001. •Leslie Blair. Arabic/English Bilingual Proficiency. MA. 2000. •Susan Armstrong. Stress and Weight in Quebec French. MA. 1999. Honours •Laura Thompson. The L2 Acquisition of French Phrasal Stress. 2008. •Scott Moisik. The L2 Acquisition of Syllabic /r/ in German and English. 2006. •Jennifer Penford. The L2 Acquisition of Blackfoot Morphology. 2006. •Angus Fung. Acquisition of Stops in Onsets and Codas by Chinese Learners of English. 2004. •Genevieve Cloutier. Production and Perception Differences in Children with Phonological Disorders. 2002. •Jennifer Mah. L2 Acquisition of Japanese Length Contrasts. 2001. •Rebecca Hanson. The Acquisition of English Onsets. 2000. •Kaley Henderson. The Phonology of Autistic Children. 2000. Susan Atkey. The Acquisition of Czech Palatal Stops. M.A., Supervisor. 2001. Leslie Blair. Arabic/English Bilingual Proficiency. M.A., Supervisor. 2000.


Beginning January 2009, I will be co-editor of "Second Language Research."


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