Juli Cebrian graduated in English Philology from the Universitat de Barcelona and holds an MA and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is Associate Professor at the department of English Philology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English grammar, phonetics, oral skills, second language acquisition and research methods. He has also taught English for specific purposes at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and linguistics courses at the University of Toronto. His research investigates the acquisition of the phonology of a second or foreign language by adult learners, and his interests extend to phonetics, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, ESL/EFL and the teaching of pronunciation.
He has participated in a series of funded research projects on the acquisition of second language speech and experimental phonetics. He is currently co-principal investigator of a funded project (2014-2017, ref. FFI2013-46354-P, Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Competitiveness) studying the effect of phonetic training on the L2 vowel perception and production and on the perception of cross-linguistic similarity. His publications include numerous articles in international journals and specialized books, as well as a series of English practice books designed for Catalan/Spanish learners of English.
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