PhD students

David McArtor

David McArtor is a PhD student in the Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings programme at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He obtained his Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language in 2011 and Bachelors degrees in Spanish and in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on English and Anthropology in 2009, from the University of Idaho, USA.  David also professional experience as an ESL teacher, working with students from 30+ countries at a variety of levels. His current research is on the application of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) software in analyzing the language development of multilingual children.

Research Interests

  • Main Focus: Utilizing Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology to study speech patterns in multilingual children.
  • Areas of Interest:
    • Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings
    • Technological applications in language learning and teaching
    • Cognitive aspects of multilingualism
    • The application of AI and ML in linguistic research