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Current studies are listed below. There is an associated email list and Essex users can register on the "participants" list.

If you are not a member of staff or a student at the University of Essex and wish to be added to the email list, or if you are seeking participants and would like to add your research to this page, please contact Beverley Pascoe (

Study on Second Language Acquisition

  • Native English monolingual and French-English bilingual speakers needed for a study on second language acquisition.
  • Participants will take part in two experiments involving a comprehension and a speech production task. Testing last about 40min in English (and 40min in French for the bilinguals only).
  • Upon completion, participants receive £5 per testing session.
  • If you would like to participate the following criteria applies:
  • - You must be less than 35 years old
  • - Be a native English speaker with no knowledge of French
  • OR
  • - Be a native English speaker with intermediate/advanced knowledge of French
  • OR
  • - Be a native French speaker with intermediate/advanced knowledge of English
  • Participant Restrictions: You should not have any speech pathology or visual problem
  • If you have any further questions about the research or would like to participate please contact Dr Coralie Herve (
  • Ethical approval was obtained from the University of Esssex Faculty Ethics Committee
  • Data collection period until 18 May 2018