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Emily Herman

Emily Herman
Undergraduate Student: Spanish, French, and World Language Education
Emily Herman


I am from the small town of New Wilmington, PA where I volunteered with the ESL teacher and created the community’s first bilingual program for elementary English Learners. I’m interested in language research and how it applies to the ESL/foreign language classroom.

Project Summary:

I’m studying the illusory vowel perception phenomenon in Granada, Spain using a gated threshold task. This will determine whether the illusory vowel is auditory or linguistic perception.