Solene Inceoglu

Solène Inceoglu joined the Second Language Studies Ph.D. Program in fall 2009. She holds a BA in English from the University of Tours (France), an MA in Applied Linguistics, and a Maitrise in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from the University of Grenoble (France). Before joining the SLS program, she was a Fulbright FLTA at Pacific University in Oregon.
Solène researches second language perception and production and the effect of visual cues in L2 acquisition. She is currently writing her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Debra Hardison on the acquisition of French nasal vowels by American learners of French. She compares whether audio-visual training (where learners see the speaker’s face) leads to better improvement in perception and production than audio-only training. She has presented results from her dissertation and pilot studies at conferences such as AAAL, SLRF, Newsounds, and the Acoustical Society of America. She is also interested in the role gestures play in L2 acquisition. An article of hers on teacher gesture and focus-on-form has been accepted for publication by the Canadian Modern Language Review.
During her first year at MSU, Solène worked as a research assistant for Dr. Shawn Loewen on an eye-tracking study investigating input enhancement in Spanish L2 reading. Then, during her 2nd, 3rd and 4th years, Solène taught LLT307: Methodology of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, LLT361: Second Language Acquisition, and FRN202: Intermediate French. She is also actively involved in teaching French to the community: French for Kids, French for Preschoolers, Conversation evening classes, and French summer camp.

Solène received a Language Learning Dissertation Grant and a MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship. She expects to defend her dissertation at the beginning of 2014.