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MemberPatrick-André Mather

Patrick-André Mather specializes in the study of language contact and diversity, including pidgins and creoles, sociophonetics, and language policy and planning. Trained at McGill University (Canada), the Université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot (France) and the University of Pittsburgh (USA), he conducted fieldwork in Moselle (France), where he studied French-German language contact, and more recently in New York City where he investigated the acquisition of English phonetics and phonology by Puerto Rican and Dominican immigrants. His current research focuses on the acquisition of phonetics by adult learners of French (with Vincent Chanethom, George Mason University) and on language policy and planning in Québec and Puerto Rico. Mather has published articles and book chapters in various edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals, including Language Sciences, the Journal of English LinguisticsStudies in Language and the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages.