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Eric Pelzl

Eric Pelzl
Postdoctoral Fellow
Eric Pelzl

Biography:

Biography: Eric uses behavioral and neurophysiological (ERP) methods to understand how people learn the phonology (sounds) and lexicon (words) of a new language, and also how accented speech impacts listeners. As a former Chinese teacher, his research is often conducted in the context of Mandarin, and focuses on one of the common challenges learners of Mandarin discuss among themselves: lexical tones.  Research Interests: Chinese, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, ERPs, lexical learning, phonology, lexical learning, accent, second language teaching