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Liz Smeets

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Assistant Professor

Email: lsmeets@yorku.ca


Liz Smeets is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Her research interests include the second language acquisition of the syntax-semantics interface, the syntax-discourse interface and the syntax-prosody interface. Most of her projects focus on conditions for language transfer on interface phenomena in bilingual populations (adult L2 learners and bilingual children). She received her Ph.D degree from the Department of Linguistics at McGill in 2020 and two BAs in Linguistics and Italian Language and Culture from Utrecht University in 2012.

Liz is also interested in how knowledge and strategies from linguistics can help students and language instructors in the foreign language classroom to improve their understanding of how languages are structured, how they function and how they are learned.

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Degrees

PhD, McGill University
BAs (cum laude), Utrecht University

Research Interests

, Language acquisition, syntax-discourse interface, syntax-semantics interface, Quantitative research methods

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 HH/PSYC3290 3.0 A Psycholinguistics REMT
Fall 2021 AP/LING2130 3.0 A Morphology 1: Analysis REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/LING3210 3.0 M First Language Acquisition LECT
Winter 2022 AP/LING2800 3.0 M Language and Mind LECT


Liz Smeets is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Her research interests include the second language acquisition of the syntax-semantics interface, the syntax-discourse interface and the syntax-prosody interface. Most of her projects focus on conditions for language transfer on interface phenomena in bilingual populations (adult L2 learners and bilingual children). She received her Ph.D degree from the Department of Linguistics at McGill in 2020 and two BAs in Linguistics and Italian Language and Culture from Utrecht University in 2012.

Liz is also interested in how knowledge and strategies from linguistics can help students and language instructors in the foreign language classroom to improve their understanding of how languages are structured, how they function and how they are learned.

Degrees

PhD, McGill University
BAs (cum laude), Utrecht University

Research Interests

, Language acquisition, syntax-discourse interface, syntax-semantics interface, Quantitative research methods


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 HH/PSYC3290 3.0 A Psycholinguistics REMT
Fall 2021 AP/LING2130 3.0 A Morphology 1: Analysis REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/LING3210 3.0 M First Language Acquisition LECT
Winter 2022 AP/LING2800 3.0 M Language and Mind LECT