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Publications: 2010-


  • Segalowitz, N. (2010). The cognitive bases of second language fluency. New York: Routledge.  Winner of the Modern Language Association of America's  Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize, January, 2012. link




  • Segalowitz, N., French, L., & Guay, J-D. (2017). What features best characterize adult second language utterance fluency and what do they reveal about fluency gains in short-term immersion? Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Special Issue: 20, 2, 90-115. pdf

  • Doucerain, M. M., Segalowitz, N., & Ryder, A. G. (2017). Acculturation measurement: From simple proxies to sophisticated toolkit. In Schwartz & J. Unger (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of acculturation and health (pp. 97-117). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190215217.013.7 pdf

  • Segalowitz, N. (2016). Second language fluency and its underlying cognitive and social determinants. International Review of Applied Linguistics. 54(2), 79-95. doi: 10.1515/iral-2016-9991 pdf

  • Segalowitz, N., Doucerain, M., Meuter, R., Zhao, Y., Hocking, J., & Ryder, A.G. (2016). Comprehending adverbs of doubt and certainty in health communication: A multidimensional scaling approach. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings, 7, 1-13. pdf

  • Meuter, R., Gallois, C., Segalowitz, N., Ryder, A.G., & Hocking, J. (2015). Overcoming language barriers in healthcare: A protocol for investigating safe and effective communication when patients or clinicians use a second language. BMC Health Services Research, 15, 371-375. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-1024-8 pdf

  • Doucerain MM, Varnaamkhaasti RS, Segalowitz N and Ryder AG (2015). Second language social networks and communication-related acculturative stress: the role of interconnectedness. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1111. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01111 pdf


  • Duncan, H., Segalowitz, N., & Phillips, N. (2014). Differences in L1 linguistic attention control between monolinguals and bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S136672891400025X. pdf


  • Williams, J., Segalowitz, N. & Leclair. (2014). Estimating second language productive vocabulary size: A Capture-Recapture approach. Mental Lexicon, 9(1), 23-47. DOI: 10.1075/ml.9.1.02wil pdf


  • Segalowitz, N. (2013). Fluency. In P. Robinson (Ed.), Routledge encyclopedia of second language acquisition (pp. 240-244). New York: Routledge. pdf


  • Segalowitz, N. (2013). Automaticity. In P. Robinson (Ed.), Routledge encyclopedia of second language acquisition (pp. 53-57). New York: Routledge. pdf


  • Segalowitz, N., & Trofimovich, P. (2012). Processing. In S. Gass & A. Mackey (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 179-192). London: Routledge.


  • Segalowitz, N., Lacroix, G., & Job, J. (2011). The L2 semantic attentional blink: Implications for L2 learning. In P. Trofimovich & K. McDonough (Eds.), Applying priming research to L2 learning, teaching and research: Insights from psycholinguistics (pp. 155-178). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pdf


  • Gatbonton, E., Trofimovich, P. & Segalowitz, N. (2011). Ethnic group affiliation and patterns of development of a phonological variable. The Modern Language Journal, 95 (2), 188-204. pdf


  • Zhang, Y., Segalowitz, N., & Gatbonton, E. (2011). Topological spatial representation across and within languages: IN and ON in Mandarin Chinese and English. Mental Lexicon, 6(3), 414-445. pdf


  • Segalowitz, N., & Kehayia, E. (2011). Exploring the determinants of language barriers in health care (LBHC): Toward a research agenda for the language sciences. Canadian Modern Language Review, 67 (4), 481-508. pdf


  • Isaacs, T., Laurier, M. D., Turner, C., & Segalowitz, N. (2011). Identifying second language speech tasks and ability levels for successful nurse oral interaction with patients in a linguistic minority setting: An instrument development project. Health Communication, 26, 560-570. pdf


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