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Mª Luisa García Lecumberri

María Luisa García Lecumberri is Full Professor of Phonetics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). She obtained an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Phonetics at University College London.

Her work  is carried out within funded research projects such as Sound to Sense (, LISTA  (,  INSPIRE  (Investigating Speech Processing in Realistic Environments, DIACEX (Dissecting Foreign Accent) and ENRICH (Enriched communication across the lifespan

Research Interests

Acquisition of L2 speech. Speech perception. Speech in adverse conditions. Foreign accents. L2 speech training. Cross-language influences on speech.



María del Pilar García Mayo, Mª Luisa García Lecumberri. (2003) Age and the Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language. Pub.:Multilingual Matters. ISBN: 1-85359-639-6.  Abstract || PDF
Mª Luisa García Lecumberri, John A. Maidment. (2000) English Transcription Course. Pub.:Edward Arnold. ISBN: 0 340 75978 X.  Abstract

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