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My name is Paul, and I recently completed my doctoral studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. I have been actively involved in second language acquisition in one way or another since 1995.
I am interested in how learners can develop their second language ability through speaking. My M.A. thesis explored the learning potential of speaking as it is hypothesized in Swain’ s output hypothesis (1985, 1995, 2005). In my doctoral research, I investigated how corrective feedback on learners’ spoken errors affects development. More specifically, my dissertation investigated what role the timing of the feedback plays in second language development.
Although I am intrigued (sometimes to the point of sleeplessness) by the cognitive processes involved in second language acquisition, I also love relaxing with my wife, Kinuyo, and our cats, gardening, and cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs.