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Name: Talia  Isaacs
Institution: University of Bristol
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Homepage: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/people/person/talia-isaacs/index.html
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Phonetics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Crowther, D., Trofimovich, P., Saito, K., & Isaacs, T. (in press). Second language comprehensibility revisited: Investigating the effects of learner background. TESOL Quarterly.

Saito, K., Trofimovich, P., & Isaacs, T. (in press). Second language speech production: Investigating linguistic correlates of comprehensibility and accentedness for learners at different ability levels. Applied Psycholinguistics, 35.

Isaacs, T. (2014). Assessing pronunciation. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.), The companion to language assessment (pp. 140-155). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Isaacs, T. (2013). Pronunciation. In Cambridge English centenary symposium on speaking assessment (pp. 13-15). Cambridge: Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Isaacs, T., & Thomson, R. I. (2013). Rater experience, rating scale length, and judgments of L2 pronunciation: Revisiting research conventions. Language Assessment Quarterly, 10, 135-159.

Isaacs, T. (2013). International engineering graduate students’ interactional patterns on a paired speaking test: Interlocutors’ perspectives. In K. McDonough, & A. Mackey (Eds.), Second language interaction in diverse educational settings (pp. 227–245). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Isaacs, T. (2013). Phonology: Mixed methods. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics (Vol. 7, pp. 4427-4434). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Isaacs, T. (2012). Review of [English phonology and pronunciation teaching] by P. Rogerson-Revell. BAAL News, 102, 15-17.

Trofimovich, P. & Isaacs, T. (2012). Disentangling accent from comprehensibility. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 15, 905-916.

Isaacs, T. (2012). Review of [Teaching and learning second language listening: Metacognition in action] by L. Vandergrift & C. M. Goh. Canadian Modern Language Review, 68, 349–351.

Isaacs, T., & Trofimovich, P. (2012). Deconstructing comprehensibility: Identifying the linguistic influences on listeners’ L2 comprehensibility ratings. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 34, 475–505.

Isaacs, T., Laurier, M. D., Turner, C. E., & Segalowitz, N. (2011). Identifying second language speech tasks and ability levels for successful nurse oral interaction with patients in a linguistic minority setting: An instrument development project. Health Communication, 26, 560–570.

Isaacs, T., & Trofimovich, P. (2011). Phonological memory, attention control, and musical ability: Effects of individual differences on rater judgments of second language speech. Applied Psycholinguistics, 32, 113–140.

Isaacs, T., & Trofimovich, P. (2010). Falling on sensitive ears? The influence of musical ability on extreme raters’ judgments of L2 pronunciation. TESOL Quarterly, 44, 375–386.

Isaacs, T. (2009). Integrating form and meaning in L2 pronunciation instruction. TESL Canada Journal, 27, 1–12.

Thomson, R. I., & Isaacs, T. (2009). Within-category variation in L2 English vowel learning. Canadian Acoustics, 37, 138–139.

Thomson, R. I., & Isaacs, T. (2009). Lexical frequency, orthographic information, and first-language effects on second-language pronunciation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 2752.

Isaacs, T. (2008). Towards defining a valid assessment criterion of pronunciation proficiency in non-native English speaking graduate students. Canadian Modern Language Review, 64, 555–580.
Courses Taught: Graduate courses instructed at University of Bristol, UK
EDCUM0029: Teaching & Assessing Fluency & Pronunciation
EDCUM5902: Pedagogy & Curriculum in TESOL
EDCUM5904: Second Language Learning
EDCUM5907: Language Testing & Assessment
EDUCM5908: Learning Resources in TESOL
EDUCD0001: Second Language Pronunciation & Fluency
EDUCD0099: Testing & Assessment in Language Learning

Graduate course instructed at McGill University, Canada
ESLN 650: Pronunciation and Communication

Undergraduate course instructed at the Université de Montréal, Canada
DID6231: Didactique des langues secondes
Dissertation Abstract: Issues and arguments in the measurement of second language pronunciation
Academic Paper Abstract: Phonological memory, attention control, and musical ability: Effects of individual differences on rater judgments of second language speech
Deconstructing Comprehensibility



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