Publications, presentations and invited talks

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PUBLICATIONS

(To appear). Navigating orthographic issues in the teaching of Spanish pronunciation. In Rajiv Rao (Ed.), Key Issues in the Teaching of Spanish Pronunciation: From Description to Pedagogy (Advances in Spanish Language Teaching Series). New York/London: Routledge.

Balilah, A., Rafat, Y., Archibald, L.M.D. (to appear). Domain-Specific and Domain-General Processing Accounts in Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI): Contribution of Cross Linguistic Evidence. The Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Rafat, Y., Mohaghegh, M., & Stevenson, R.A. (2017). Geminate attrition across three generations of Farsi-English bilinguals living in Canada: An acoustic study. Ilha do Desterro- Investigating Second Language Speech Learning, 71(3), 151-168. https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/desterro/article/view/2175-8026.2017v70n3p151

Cornwell, S., & Rafat, Y. (2017). English Interdental Fricative Production in Dutch Heritage Speakers Living in Canada. Ilha do Desterro- Investigating Second Language Speech Learning, 71(3), 95-116.https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/desterro/article/view/2175-8026.2017v70n3p95

Ruiz-Peña, E., Sevilla, D., Rafat, Y. (2017). The acquisition of second dialect speech: an acoustic examination of the production of Ecuadorian Spanish assibilated rhotics by Andalusian speakers of Spanish. In E. Babatsouli & D. Ingram, (eds.), Phonology in protolanguage and interlanguage. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.

(2016). Orthography-induced transfer in the production of English-speaking learners of Spanish. The Language Learning Journal, 44(2), 197-213.

(2015). The interaction of acoustic and orthographic input in the L2 production of   assibilated/fricative rhotics. Applied Psycholinguistics,36(1), 43-64 (invited paper) http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A94EfVdv

Ruiz-Peña, E., Sevilla, D., & Rafat, Y. (2015). Second dialect imitation: The production of Ecuadorian Spanish assibilated rhotics by Andalusian speakers of Spanish. In E. Babatsouli & D. Ingram (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015 (pp. 288-300). ISBN: 978-618-82351-0-6. URL: http://ismbs.eu/publications

(2013). Orthography-induced transfer in the production of English-speaking learners of Spanish.The Language Learning Journal. DOI:10.1080/09571736.2013.784346

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/KKRhJeCJYR5ndIqZz2u7/full

Colantoni, L., & Rafat, Y. (2013). Las consonantes róticas en el español argentino [Rhotic consonants in Argentine Spanish]. In L. Colantoni & C. Rodríguez Louro (Eds.), Perspectivas teóricas y experimentales sobre el español de la Argentina [Theoretical and experimental perspectives on Argentinian Spanish]. Madrid-Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert.(2010).

(2010). A Socio-phonetic investigation of rhotics in Persian. Iranian Studies, 43(5), 667-680.

(2008). The acquisition of allophonic variation in Spanish as a second language. In S. Jones (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association. Vancouver.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Spinu, L., & Rafat, Y. (2017). A bilingual advantage in phonetic/phonological learning:the early acquisition of a vowel ‘un-merger’ in a novel dialect, International Sympo-sium on Bilingualism (ISB11): Limerick, Ireland (June 11-15).

“Sound production in non-native Spanish: Why does orthography matter? Traditional Platforms and Informal Interactions for the Research and Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese Languages, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Cultures and Literatures”. Western University, London, Canada. (November, 2016)

Sierra, E. D., Rafat, Y. ¿Él dijo ‘limité’? The Effect of Context Learning on the Perception of Spanish Lexical Stress by Japanese-speaking Leaners. Traditional Platforms and Informal Interactions for the Research and Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese Languages, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Cultures and Literatures. Western University, London, Canada. (November, 2016)

Ruiz-Peña, E. & Rafat, R. “Second dialect production of Ecuadorian assibilated rhotics: an acoustic study”. Canadian Linguistic Association. Univeristy of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (May, 30)

Cornwell, S. & Rafat, Y. (2016). Heritage Dutch interdental fricative production. New Sounds8th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Aarhus University, Denmark. (June, 2016)

Rafat, R., Spinu, L., & Ruiz-Peña, E. Investigating the bilingual advantage in imitation of Sussex English: Evidence from Quebec French-English bilinguals and English monolinguals. New Sounds8th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. (July, 2016)

Sierra, E. D., Rafat, Y. “The perception of Spanish lexical stress in interrogative and exclamation contexts by L1 Japanese speakers”. The Canadian Linguistic Association 2016 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (May, 2016) 

Sierra, E. D. Rafat, Y. “‘termino’ or ‘terminó’ ? How do Japanese speakers hear Spanish words”. Arts and Humanities Research Day. Western University, London, ON. (March, 2016)

Rafat, R., Spinu, L., & Ruiz-Peña, E. The bilingual advantage in dialectal imitation: Evidence from Canadian English-monolingual and French-English bilinguals. University of Toronto Intonation Group. University of Toronto, Canada. (April, 2016)

Rafat, R., Spinu, L., & Ruiz-Peña, E. “Are bilinguals better at speech learning? A comparison of the second dialect intonation imitation patterns of English monolingual and French-English bilingual Canadians”. Arts and Humanities Research day. Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. (March, 2016)

Cornwell, S., & Rafat, Y. “Heritage Dutch Interdental Fricative Production.” Arts and Humanities Research Day. London, ON, Canada: University of Western Ontario. (March, 2016)

Rafat, R., Spinu, L., & Ruiz-Peña, E. “Exploring the bilingual advantage in the acquisition of intonation: the case of Quebec French-English bilinguals”. 46th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 46). Stony Brook University. New York. (March, 2016)

Rafat, R., Spinu, L., & Ruiz-Peña, E. “Exploring the connection between prosody and perceived accentedness: a study of monolingual and bilingual second dialect learners”. 18 th Bilingual Workshop in Theoretical Linguistics (BWTL). Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. (November, 2015)

Rafat, Y. & Mohaghegh, M. “Geminate consonant production across three generations of Farsi-English-speaking Iranian-Canadian bilinguals”. The Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. (May 2015)

Rafat, Y. & Mohaghegh, M. “Degemination in Farsi-English speaking bilinguals in Canada”. Research Day, Western University, London, ON. (March 2015)

Ruiz-Pena, E., Sevilla. D., & Rafat, Y. “Equivalence classification in second dialect imitation: the case of assibilated rhotics”. The International Symposium on Bilingualism. Great Arsenali Conference Center, Chania. (May 2015)

Ruiz-Pena, E., Sevilla. D., & Rafat, Y. “Equivalence classification in second dialect imitation: the case of assibilated rhotics”. The Canadian Linguistics Assocication, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. (May 2015)

Rafat, Y. Sierra, E. D., Ruiz Pena. “Individual variation in L2 phonological acquisition: Towards categorizing learners types.” Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. Purdue University. (November, 2014)

Rafat, Y. “Revisiting transfer in the second language acquisition of Spanish clusters.” Linguistic Symposium on Romance Language. Western University. (May 2014)

Rafat, Y. & Mohaghegh, M. “Sound change in the Farsi-English speaking Iranian-Canadian bilinguals?” New Sounds. Concordia University, Montreal. (May 2013)

Rafat, Y. & Joyce Bruhn de Garavito. “Say it, don’t read it! Are you open to this? Coordination at the university level.” Innovative Approaches to Second Language Teaching. Western University, London, ON. (April 2013)

Lopez, M. & Rafat, Y. “Community Outreach: A Spanish Language Program.” Innovative Approaches to Second Language Teaching. Western University, London, ON. (April 2013)

“L2 phonological acquisition: What does orthography have to do with it? Second language phonology.”, Second language acquisition of phonology, University of York, York, England. (July 2012)

“Spanish assibilated rhotics: Rhotics or sibilants in L2 phonology?” Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, University of Southern Utah, Cedar City, Utah. (May 2012)

“The acquisition of Spanish assibilated rhotics by English learners.” Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. (May 2012)

“Orthography-induced transfer in L2 phonological acquisition of Spanish.” Research Day, Western University, London, ON. (March 2012)

Rafat, Y., & Gauld, K. “Investigating lenition in voiced palatal affricates: Evidence from Colombian Spanish”. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. (October 2012).

“Attrition in geminates in the Iranian-Canadian community: Across three generations?”. The Road Less Travelled: An international Conference on Heritage Languages and Language Acquisition, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. (October 2012).

“Serial position effects in orthography-induced transfer.” The Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton,, NB. (May 2011)

“When our senses deceive us: Interaction between auditory and orthographic information incross-linguistic speech processing.” University of Toronto 30th Annual Levy-Wasteney Graduate Symposium, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. (April 2011)

Colantoni, L., & Rafat, Y. “Assibilation and the nature of rhotic contrast in Spanish.” Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. (September 2010)

Rafat, Y., & MacLeod, B. “The effect of orthography on the formation of underlying representations in L2 Spanish.” Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. (September 2010)

“Orthography-induced transfer: The case of English-speaking learners of Spanish.” Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, University of Washington Seattle, WA. (March 2010)

“Orthography as a conditioning factor in L2 transfer: Evidence from English speakers’ production of Spanish consonants.” 6th International Symposium on the Acquisition of the Second Language Speech New sounds”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.(May 2010)

“The effect of orthography on pronunciation.” Quebec-Ontario dialogues on the acquisition of Spanish, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.(March 2010)

“The acquisition of trills in Spanish as a foreign language by Farsi-speaking adult learners.” Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Laval University, Quebec City, QC. (October 2008)

“A socio-phonetic investigation of rhotics in Farsi.” Seventh Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. (July 2008)

“The acquisition of allophonic variation in Spanish and the role of style.” Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC.(May 2008)

“Transfer in L2 phonology: The case of vowel harmony in Farsi-speaking learners of Spanish.” Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX. (November 2007)

INVITED TALKS

Invited talk. Rafat, R., Spinu, L., & Ruiz-Peña, E. “The bilingual advantage in dialectal imitation: Evidence from Canadian English-monolingual and French-English bilinguals”. University of Toronto Intonation Group. University of Toronto, Canada. (April, 2016)

Invited talk. “Individual differences: Prosodically vs. segmentally attuned L2 learners.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Toronto. Toronto, ON. (February 6, 2014)

Invited plenary address. “Contact-induced Sound Change? The Case of Farsi-English Bilinguals in Canada.” The Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research. Western University, London, ON.(March, 2013)

Invited plenary address. “Investigating the effect of orthographic input on second language pronunciation: Evidence from English-speaking learners of Spanish.” The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese-Ontario Annual Conference. Glendon, York University, Toronto, ON. (November 2012)

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