Talks and Conference Presentations

Invited talks and seminars

Cebrian, J.(May 2016). L'entrenament fonètic com a mètode d'aprenentatge de la pronúncia d'una llengua estrangera. Taula rodona sobre "L’estudi del so i de la parla a la Facultat de Lletres". Setmana de la Recerca de la Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Cebrian, J. (April 2013). 'Is English pronunciation difficult? Identifying reasons why and possible solutions.' DEAA/Macmillan student awards. Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (June 2012). 'Factores que influyen en la percepción y producción de sonidos no nativos.' Escuela de Pedagogía en Comunicación en Lengua Inglesa, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile.

Cebrian, J. (November 2010). 'Perception and production of L2 sounds: The roles of perceptual similarity, cue reliance and experience'. Masters in English Studies, University of Seville, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (March 2007). ‘Perception and production in a second language’. Department of French, German and Italian 2007 Colloquium - Recognizing Research and Teaching. University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada. 

Cebrian, J. (March 2007) ‘Cross-language similarity, vowel production and category formation in second language speech’. Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Lecture Series in Linguistics. York University, Toronto, Canada.

Conference Presentations

Cebrian, J. (December 2017). Percepció de vocals catalanes per part d'anglòfons: Similitud interlingüística i conseqüències per l'aprenentatge. Presentació a les II Jornades sobre l'ensenyament de la pronunciació del català: Experiències i eines per a l'ensenyament del català com a L2 o LE, organitzades per la Universitat de Barcelona.  

Cebrian, J. (November 2017). Perception of Catalan vowels and diphthongs by native English speakers. IV International conference of experimental phonetics (IV CIFE). Organized by UNED, Madrid.

Cebrian, J. & Mora, J.C. (September 2017). Crosslinguistic perceptual similarity and asymmetric lexical competition in L2 spoken-word recognition. Paper presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing Conference, organized by the University of Lancaster, UK.

Cebrian, J., Carlet, A., Gavaldà, N., Gorba, C. (July 2017). L2 vowel learning through perceptual training: Assessing training method, task familiarity and metalinguistic knowledge. Paper presented at the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), organized by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Cebrian, J. (June 2017). Methodological issues in the assessment of cross-language phonetic similarity. Paper presented at the conference Subsidia: Tools and Resources for Speech Sciences, organised by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain. 

Cebrian, J., Carlet, A., Gavaldà, N. (May 2017) Exploring the roles of metalinguistic knowledge and type of task in L2 vowel perception training. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP), organised by CRISCO Research Centre and Université de Caen Normandie, France. 

Liu, Z., & Cebrian, J. (May 2017). Investigating regressive transfer of L3 on L1/L2: Production and perception of bilabial stops by Mandarin learners of English and Spanish. Poster presented at the L3 Workshop. Organized by Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.

Cebrian, J., Carlet, A., Gavaldà, N. (Nov. 2016).  Incorporating perceptual training in an English phonetics course: Implementation, outcome and students’ impressions. Paper presented at the 3rd Teaching English Language, Literature and Culture Workshop. Organized by Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. 

Carlet, A., Cebrian, J., Gavaldà, N. (Sept. 2016).  Methodological issues in perceptual training: Empirical results and implications for L2 pronunciation learning. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of Language Acquisition. Organized by the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Cebrian, J., Mora, J. C. (June 2016). Asymmetric lexical access and crosslinguistic perceptual similarity: An eye-tracking study.Paper presented at the 8th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds). Organized by Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Carlet, A., Cebrian, J. (June 2016) Effects of two perceptual training methods on the perception of L2 consonants and vowel. Paper presented at the 8th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds). Organized by Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Cebrian, J. (September 2015). Perceptual assimilation of English and Catalan vowels by English and Catalan listeners: A reciprocal study. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Bilingual and Monolingual Speech (ISMBS). Organized by the Institute of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech. Chania, Crete, Greece. 

Cebrian, J. (August 2015). Reciprocal measures of perceived similarity. Poster presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015). Organized by the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Carlet, A. & Cebrian, J. (August 2015) Identification vs. discrimination training: Learning effects for trained and untrained sounds. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015). Organized by the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Cebrian, J. (September 2014). Cross-language categorization of Catalan vowels by British English listeners. Paper presented at the 24st Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). Organized by the University of York, United Kingdom.

Cebrian, J. (January 2014). 'Perceptual Assimilation of English vowels and diphthongs by Chilean Spanish speakers'. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Cross-Language Speech Perception, held at the Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.

Carlet, A.C., Cebrian, J. (May 2013). Training Catalan speakers to idenfify L2 consonants and vowels: A short-term high variability training study. Paper presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds), held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Jułkowska, I., Cebrian, J. (May 2013). The perception of foreign accentedness, comprehensibility and intelligibility of L2 speech by native and non-native speakers of different L1s. Paper presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds), held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Carlet, A.C., Cebrian, J. (May 2013). Effects of short-term perceptual training on L2 vowel identification by Spanish/Catalan learners of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation, held at the University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Jułkowska, I., Cebrian, J. (May 2013). Intelligibility, comprehensibility and foreign accentedness in the speech of Polish L2 English speakers. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation, held at the University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Cebrian, J., Carlet, A.C. (September 2012). Investigating the contribution of visual and auditory cues in the perception of native and non-native consonants. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association. Organized by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Cebrian, J., Carlet, A.C. (April 2012). The effect of L2 experience on the perception of visual and auditory target language stimuli. Paper presented at the XXX AESLA Conference (Congreso de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada). Organized by the University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (November 2011). Phonetic training for L2 learners: Findings, challenges and implications. Paper presented at the Round Table on phonetic training at the XXXV AEDEAN Conference (Congreso de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos). Organized by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Cebrian, J., Carlet, A.C. (November 2011). Audiovisual perception of native and non-native sounds by native and non-native speakers.  Paper presented at the XXXV AEDEAN Conference (Congreso de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos). Organized by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (September 2011). Crucial cross-language mappings in the categorization of L2 diphthongs. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). Organized by the University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

Cebrian, J. & Chambers, C. G. (August 2011). Subphonemic detail in lexical preception and production: The case of Canadian Raising. Paper presented at the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Organized by the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Cebrian, J., Mora, J.C. & Aliaga García, C. (June 2011) Comparing direct and indirect methods of evaluating crosslinguistic similarity. Paper presented at the Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia conference (PaPI). Organized by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. 

Cebrian, J., Mora, J.C. & Aliaga García,C. (September 2010)  Discrimination (Perceptual dissimilarity) of Catalan and English vowels by Catalan learners of English. Poster presented at the 6th International Conference on Langauge Acquisition (CIAL). Organized by the University of Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Curell, H., Martín, S., Capdevila, M., Cebrian, J., Gimeno, L., Hand, F., Owen, D., Pladevall, E. & Vraciu, A. (September 2010) L’adaptació al nou espai europeu d'ensenyament superior: Estudis Anglesos a la UAB. Paper presented at the VI Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació. Organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Mora, J.C., Cebrian, J. & Aliaga García, C. (September 2010) Contrasting crosslinguistic assimilation patterns with L2 vowel discrimination ability. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association. Organized by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Cebrian, J., Mora, J.C.& Aliaga García, C. (May 2010) Assessing crosslinguistic similarity by means of rated discrimination and perceptual assimilation tasks.Paper presented at the New Sounds 2010 6th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Organized by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

Cebrian, J. (May 2010) Cross-linguistic perception of diphthongs by Spanish/Catalan speakers and English speakers. Poster presented at the New Sounds 2010 6th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech.  Organized by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

Cebrian, J. (Nov. 2009) Assessing the contribution of different acoustic cues to the perception of accurate L2 speech. Paper presented at the XXXIII AEDEAN Conference (Congreso de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos). Organized by the Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain.

Chambers, C. & Cebrian, J. (Sept. 2009) The uptake of dialect-specific speech cues during real-time spoken word  recognition. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLAP). Organized by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Aug. 2009) Exploring the roles of instruction and word familiarity in L2 vowel identification. Paper presented at the Phonetics Teaching & Learning Conference. Organized by University College London, UK.

Cebrian, J. (June 2009) Crosslinguistic similarity, cue weighting and other factors in the categorization of L2 sounds. Paper presented at the Issues in Foreign Language Speech Research Workshop, 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia Conference. Organized by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Cebrian, J. (May 2009) Effects of native language and amount of experience on crosslinguistic perception. Poster presented at the 2nd ASA Special Workshop on Speech: Cross-Language Speech Perception and Variations in Linguistic Experience. Portland, Oregon. (J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 125, No. 4, Pt. 2, April 2009, p. 2775).

Cebrian, J. (Nov. 2008) Syllabification of medial consonants in L1 and L2 English. Paper presented at the XXXII AEDEAN Conference (Congreso de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos). Organized by the Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca.

Cebrian, J. (Feb. 2008) Exploring acoustic correlates of accurate L2 production. Paper presented at the IV Congreso de Fonética Experimental, organized by the University of Granada, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Nov. 2007) Interaction of L2 phonotactics and L1 syllable structure in L2 vowel production. Paper presented at New Sounds 2007: 5th International Symposium of Second Language Speech, organized by the University of Santa Caterina, Florianópolis, Brasil.

Ruiz, D., Maddaloni, A, & Cebrian, J. (Sept. 2007) 'Assessing the role of experience in the assimilation of English low vowels to Spanish vowels', poster presented at the European Second Language Association 17th Annual Conference, held in Newcastle, UK.

Cebrian, J. (Aug. 2007) Old sounds in new contrasts: L2 production of the English tense-tax vowel distinction', paper presented at the16th International Congress of the Phonetics Sciences, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Cebrian, J. (May 2007) Interaction between L2 phonotactics and L1 syllabic structure in late bilinguals’, poster presented al congrés al 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB6), University of Hamburg, Germany.

Cebrian, J. (May 2006) ‘L1 and L2 categorization by bilinguals and monolinguals: A perception study’, poster to be presented at the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism conference organized by York University, Toronto, Canada.

Cebrian, J. (Nov. 2005) ‘Testing phonetic similarity: A bidirectional approach’, paper presented at the Workshop on Models of L1 and L2 Phonetics/Phonology, held at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Cebrian, J. (June 2005) ‘Measuring phonetic distance between Catalan and English vowels: A bidirectional cross-language mapping study’, poster presented at the 2nd Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia conference, held in Bellaterra (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Spain.

Cebrian, J. (March 2005) ‘Differences in speech perception between bilinguals and monolinguals: Evidence of an interlanguage,’ poster presented at the 5th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB5), held in Barcelona, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Dec. 2004) ‘Talker and context effects in native and non-native perception,’ paper presented at the 28th AEDEAN Conference, held at the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Sept. 2004) ‘Why should /i/ be difficult? Phonetic similarity does not tell it all,’ paper presented at the European Second Language Association 14th Annual Conference, held in San Sebastian, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (June 2004) ‘Vowel phonotactics and syllabification in native and non-native phonology,’ poster presented at the 9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US.

Cebrian, J. (Aug. 2003) ‘Input and experience in the perception of an L2 temporal and spectral contrast,’ paper presented at the 15th International Congress of the Phonetics Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (June 2002) ‘Perception and production of English vowels by native speakers of Catalan: Phonetic similarity and acoustic cue reliance,’ poster presented at the Eighth Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Yale University, New Haven, USA.

Cebrian, J. (May 2002) ‘Effect of perceptual factors in the acquisition of an L2 vowel contrast,’ paper presented at the Second International Conference on Contrast in Phonology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Cebrian, J. (Dec. 2001) ‘Perceptual factors in L2 acquisition of English vowels,’ paper presented at the 25th AEDEAN Conference, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Mar. 2001) ‘Phonetic similarity and acoustic cue reliance in the perception of a second language contrast,’ paper presented at the II Congreso de Fonética Experimental (II Experimental Phonetics Conference), University of Sevilla, Seville, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Dec. 2000) ‘Effect of Style and Task Variation in L2 Speech Production,’ paper presented at the 24th AEDEAN Conference, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Sept. 2000)Acquiring a new vowel contrast: The perception of English lax-tense vowels by native Catalan subjects,’ paper presented at the “New Sounds 2000” 4th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Cebrian, J. (Feb. 1999) ‘Vowel contrasts and syllabification patterns in second language acquisition,’ paper presented at the I Congrés de Fonètica Experimental (I Experimental Phonetics Conference), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Sept. 1997) ‘Markedness and Prosodic Domain in the Transferability of Voicing Rules in Catalan-English Interlanguage,’ poster presented at the New Sounds 97 International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second-Language Speech, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Cebrian, J. (June 1997) ‘Stylistic Variation in Catalan-English Interlanguage,’ paper presented at the Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Meeting, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

Cebrian, J. (May 1997) ‘Transfer of Voicing Processes in Catalan-English Interlanguage,’ paper presented at the European Second Language Association 7th Annual Conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Cebrian, J. (Feb. 1997) ‘SV assimilation in Catalan and the implications for an asymmetrical *NC constraint,’ paper presented at the 1997 Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto (MOT) Phonology Workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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