Dr Solene Inceoglu

PhD in Second Language Studies (Michigan State University), M.A in Applied Linguistics and M.A in Teaching French as a Foreign-Language (Grenoble, France), B.A in English (Tours, France)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Linguistics And Educational Linguistics 200401
  • Linguistic Processes (Incl. Speech Production And Comprehension) 170204
  • French Language 200306
  • Linguistics 2004

Research interests

L2 Speech Perception and Production, Audiovisual Speech Perception, Psycholinguistics, L2 Pronunciation Learning and Teaching, Automatic Speech Recognition, Individual Differences in SLA (e.g., PSTM and WM), Gesture and Non-verbal Aspects in Language Learning, Eye-Tracking in SLA.


I hold a PhD in Second Language Studies from Michigan State University (USA), two M.A degrees in Applied Linguistics and French as a Foreign Language from the Universty of Grenoble (France) and a B.A in English from the University of Tours (France). Before joining the ANU in 2016, I was Assistant Professor of French Linguistics at Rochester Institute of Technology (New York), and taught Second Language Acquisition, Methodology of Teaching Languages, and French at Michigan State University. In addition to French and English, I speak German and I am a heritage learner of Turkish. 

At the ANU, I am the Convenor of the French program. I convene and teach Advanced French (FREN3010/6010 and FREN3011/6011) and The Sounds of French: Phonetics and Pronunciation (FREN3565/6515), in addition to teaching special advanced courses such as The French Language in Space and Time (FREN2021). I am the Second Language Acquisition stream leader in the Speech and Language Lab. I also served as the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Convenor for Linguistics and Languages (2017-2019). 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a mentor in the CASS-CAP Teaching Mentoring Program. I am the recipient of a ANU Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2019) and an Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2019). 

Researcher's projects

  • Using ultrasound in the second language learning/teaching.
  • Role of self-awareness in pronunciation learning.
  • Automatic Speech Recognition for second language pronunciation teaching and learning.
  • Language experience and word familiarity on the perception of French vowels.
  • Effect of study abroad on pronunciation development.


  • 2019 CASS Teaching and Learning Fellowship to create a speech perception training mobile app to enhance student second language speech perception [$10,000] (with Drs T. Nurmikko-Fuller, B. Pereira Nunes and B. Swift)
  • 2018 ANU Teaching Enhancement Grant to create online video resources for languages education [$2,200] (with Drs M. Delicado and J. Brown)
  • 2016 CASS Research Development Grant  to investigate cognitive individual differences in second language acquisition (esp. working memory and phonological short-term memory) [AU$3,000]


Available student projects

I welcome proposals for Honours, MPhil, and PhD research in any of the areas listed in the research interests section above. 

Current student projects

Primary supervisor

Perception and Production of L2 Arabic Gutturals: Investigating the Role of Script (Mona Albluwi - PhD, 2017 - ongoing)

Exploring teacher perceptions of assessment in languages: The French Language Progression Framework K-10 (Camille Booker - Mphil, 2019 - ongoing)

Interactive Effects of Perception and Production Training on L2 Phonetic Acquisition (Ruri Ueda - PhD, 2020 - ongoing)

Investigating a method of teaching Japanese intonation (Kai Bakker - Honours, ongoing)

Associate supervisor

Understanding the cognitive processes in sight translation (Shuyu Zhang - PhD in Translation, 2019 - ongoing)

Past student projects

The effects of different types of audiovisual feedback on Anglophone acquisition of French nasal vowels  (Alice McMillan - Honours, 2019)

“Pardon my Québécois!” The use of religious profanitiesby Québécois youth and its role in Québécois society (Alana Cunningham, co-supervision, Honours, 2016)


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