Joan C. Mora
I am associate professor in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures and English Studies in University of Barcelona (UB), Spain. My research has examined the role of contextual and individual factors in the development of L2 speech and oral fluency, and the acquisition of L2 phonology. I am a member of the GRAL research group currently investigating the acquisition of English as a foreign language through multi-modal input exposure. I also coordinate the L2 Speech Research Group, a group of researchers investigating the acquisition of second language (L2) speech in all of its perceptual and productive dimensions. You can access our website HERE. We hold regular meetings every term (fall, spring, summer) to discuss research in the acquisition of L2 speech. My current research interests focus on the role of input in bilingual phonological acquisition and the effect of cognitive and emotional individual differences on L2 speech learning. My interests also include phonetic training methods, multimodal pronunciation training, phonological learning and the mental lexicon, and task-based pronunciation teaching and learning in instructed SLA.