Mª Luisa García Lecumberri


María Luisa García Lecumberri is Associate Professor of English 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 (http://www.sound2sense.eu), LISTA  (http://listening-talker.org/),  INSPIRE  (Investigating Speech Processing in Realistic Environments http://www.ru.nl/clst/projects/speech/inspire/) and DIACEX (Dissecting Foreign Accent).

She is co-editor of Age and the Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language (Multilingual Matters), author of English Transcription Course (Edward Arnold) and guest editor for a special issue of Speech Communication on "Non-native speech perception: imperfect knowledge, imperfect signal".

Her teaching includes undergraduate courses in English Phonetics and Phonology, Masters courses in the Postgrado de Estudios Fónicos (http://www.cchs.csic.es/estudiosfonicos/index.html) at the CSIC, Madrid and in the Masters in Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings (LAMS; http://www.lams.ehu.es/p149-1000/es) at the UPV.




Research Interests

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