Dr Solene Inceoglu

PhD in Second Language Studies (Michigan State University); M.A in Applied Linguistics (Grenoble, France), B.A in English (Tours, France)
Lecturer in French Studies
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, L2 Pronunciation, Effects of Instruction, Gesture and Non-verbal Aspects in Language Learning, Foreign Language Classroom Interaction, Eye-Tracking in SLA, Individual Differences in SLA (e.g., PSTM and WM).


I am a Lecturer in French in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the ANU. I hold a PhD in Second Language Acquisition from Michigan State University (USA), a M.A 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 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 also serve as the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Convenor for Linguistics and Languages (2016-2019). 

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

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 learning.
  • Language experience and word familiarity on the perception of French vowels.
  • Eye movements in L1 and L2 audio-visual speech perception research (with Dr. Debra Hardison, Michigan State University).


  • 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

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

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

Past student projects

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


Return to top

Updated:  14 October 2019 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers