After teaching English at college level for three years in Turkey, Oguzhan (he/his/him) pursued his master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at Northern Arizona University in Arizona, USA where he developed a strong interest in sociolinguistics. Currently, under the supervision of Professor Pavel Trofimovich, he continues to follow his passion for the social aspects of language teaching and learning focusing particularly on topics such as speech learning, speech-related language attitudes, and the link between adult speech learning and acculturation. The most recent projects he has been involved with include how speakers’ interactional behaviours influence the perception of their comprehensibility; the impact of social factors extraneous to speech (such as perceived ethnicity) on listeners’ comprehension of and attitudes towards second language speakers of English; and Montrealers’ attitudes towards international students speaking English and French. He likes to relax by spending some quality time with his cat Elio, going on hikes, and learning new languages for pleasure.
- Task engagement and second language comprehensibility in interaction
- Exploring relationships between reverse linguistic stereotyping, listening comprehension, and rater characteristics
- Alignment in interlocutor perception of interaction
- Building an English as a Language Franca (ELF) face and voice database
- Montrealers’ attitudes towards international students speaking French and English
- Trofimovich, P., Tekin, O., & McDonough, K. (in press). Task engagement and comprehensibility in interaction: Moving from what second language speakers say to what they do. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation.
- McDonough, K., Lindberg, R., Trofimovich, P., & Tekin, O. (2021). The visual component of non-understanding: A systematic replication of McDonough, Trofimovich, Lu, & Abashidze (2019). Language Teaching. Published online 15 June 2021. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444821000197
- Tekin, O., & Trofimovich, P., & McDonough, K. (June, 2021). An interactional take on comprehensibility: Moving from what L2 speakers “say” to what they “do”. Paper presented at the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference, Brock University. (virtual)
AWARDS, GRANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS
- Concordia International Tuition Award of Excellence
- Concordia University Graduate Fellowship