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Stephanie Lindemann

Associate Professor    

Language Attitudes
NS role in NS-NNS communication
Speech Perception


Stephanie Lindemann joined the Department of Applied Linguistics at GSU in 2001 after receiving her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Michigan in 2000. She is a sociolinguist whose research interests focus on the native speaker in native–non-native interaction. Her recent work has concentrated on native speaker language ideologies and folk beliefs about non-native English. Specifically, she is investigating how native US English speakers identify non-native varieties, both in terms of the features they associate with the varieties and in terms of what they perceive the varieties themselves to be. She has addressed this question from a range of perspectives, including analysis of quantitative data from laboratory experiments and qualitative data from open-ended interviews. She also has used conversation analysis to look at collaborative and non-collaborative strategies used by native speakers in interaction with non-native speakers. She has published in a number of journals including Language in Society, Journal of Sociolinguistics, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, and English for Specific Purposes.

Courses frequently taught:

AL 2231 Understanding Miscommunication

AL 4011 Phonetics and Phonology

AL 8470 Sociolinguistics

AL 8970 Linguistic Analysis

AL 8972 Seminar in Language & Communication: Perceptions, Attitudes, and Ideologies about Non-Native Language

AL 8970 Linguistic Analysis (Phonetics)






in press Subtirelu, Nicholas Close & Stephanie Lindemann. Teaching first language speakers to communicate across linguistic difference: Addressing attitudes, comprehension, and strategies. Applied Linguistics.

in press Kang, Okim, Donald Rubin, & Stephanie Lindemann. Mitigating US undergraduates’ attitudes toward international teaching assistants. TESOL Quarterly.

2014 Lindemann, Stephanie, Jason Litzenberg, & Nicholas Subtirelu. Problematizing the dependence on L1 norms in pronunciation teaching: Attitudes toward second-language accents. In John Levis & Alene Moyer (eds), Social Dynamics in Second Language Accent. DeGruyter Mouton, 171-194.

2013 Lindemann, Stephanie & Nicholas Subtirelu. Reliably biased: The role of listener expectation in the perception of second language speech and its implications for research and pedagogy. Language Learning 63(3) 567-594.

2013 Yook, Cheongmin & Stephanie Lindemann. The role of speaker identification in Korean university students’ attitudes towards five varieties of English. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 34(3) 279-296.