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Page history last edited by Ronaldo Lima Jr 10 years, 6 months ago


My name is Ronaldo Lima Jr and I am an enthusiast about language learning and teaching. The areas that attract me the most are Phonetics and Phonology, Second Language Acquisition Processes and Theories, and Technology-Mediated Language Learning/Teaching.


I graduated in Letras-Inglês from the University of Brasília, got my master's degree in Applied Linguistics from the same University and am now taking the doctorate program at the Linguistics department at the same University.


For my master's dissertation, I researched the influence of explicit pronunciation teaching to Brazilian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students. You can download my dissertation here (pdf), or also find it at the Applied Linguistics website or the University Library's Repository.


For my doctorate thesis, I am looking into the role that the age a person starts learning a foreign language, in this particular case Brazilians learning English in Brazil, plays in the ultimate attainment in acquiring that language's sound system. In more technical terms, I am studying the Critical Period Hypothesis in EFL Phonology Acquisition.


For more information about my projects, for workshop presentations, or for any kind of questions, contact me.


For more information on my projects involving technology and language learning/teaching, check my blog and brazilbridges wiki.

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