Dr Solene Inceoglu

PhD in Second Language Studies (Michigan State University)
Senior Lecturer in French
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 Senior 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 a national Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2019). 

For more about my teaching, you can read my 2020 Q&A here and watch my interview here

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]

Forthcoming publications:

Publications under review:

  • Assessment of L2 intelligibility speech: A comparison of native listeners and ASR technology. With Wen-Hsin Chen & Hyojung Lim.
  • Analyzing nonverbal corrective feedback. Invited book chapter. K. B. Urbanski & G. Stam (Eds). Gesture and multimodality in second language teaching and learning: A research guide. Routledge. With Shawn Loewen.
  • The laboratory, the classroom, and online: What works in each context. Invited book chapter. J. Levis,, T. Derwing, & S. Sonsaat Hegelheimer (Eds). Bridging the Gap Between Pronunciation Research and Teaching. With Ines Martin.

Publications in preparation:

  • Self- and peer-assessment of L2 pronunciation.
  • Shadowing and Automatic Speech Recognition to promote pronunciation autonomous learning. 
  • Transitioning to university: online video resources for language students. With Josh Brown & Manuel Delicado-Cantero.
  • L1 and L2 auditory-visual speech perception: Using eye tracking to investigate effects of task difficulty. With Debra Hardison.

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

  • Exploring teacher perceptions of assessment in languages: The French Language Progression Framework K-10 (Camille Booker - Mphil - thesis under examination)
  • Perception and Production of L2 Arabic Gutturals: Investigating the Role of Script (Mona Albluwi - PhD, 2017 - ongoing)
  • Interactive Effects of Perception and Production Training on L2 Phonetic Acquisition (Ruri Ueda - PhD, 2020 - ongoing)
  • Maximising Confidence: A grounded theory on Student Engagement to Speak (SEtS) in a language class (Eleonora Quijada Cervoni - PhD - under revisions)
  • The use of spaced repetition and active recall in second language vocabulary acquisition (Amy McNamara - French Honours, ongoing)

Associate supervisor

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

Past student projects

  • Effectiveness of computer-aided visual feedback on the acquisition of Japanese intonation by foreign language learners (Kai Bakker - Honours, 2021)
  • 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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