Kira Gor
Associate Professor

Kira Gor (Ph.D. in Linguistics and Experimental Phonetics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and Ph.D. in Russian and Second Language Acquisition, Bryn Mawr College) is Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Russian at the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, where she teaches courses in the Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition. Her research focuses on cross-linguistic phonetic perception, the phonology-orthography interface, phonological and morphological processing in heritage and late learners of Russian, nonnative lexical access, and the structure of the mental lexicon. Her articles appeared in Applied Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Memory and Language, Language and Cognitive Processes, Language Learning, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Slavic and East European Journal, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and The Mental Lexicon. Her publications include Interlanguage Phonology and Second Language Orthography: Vowel Reduction in the Interlanguage of American Learners of Russian (St. Petersburg University Press, 1998). She has co-authored two editions of a four-volume multimedia Russian language course, Russian Stage One: Live from Moscow! (1996), and Russian Stage One: Live from Russia! (2008). She is currently working on the project Linguistic Correlates of Proficiency at the Intermediate and Advanced Levels: Russian funded by the Department of Education through the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) at Duke University.

 

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