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Our research team also works closely with Concordia Prof. Andrew Ryder and his group in the Culture, Health & Personality Lab.

Director, The

Multilingualism Lab.


+1 514-848-2424

ext. 2239

Norman Segalowitz, Professor, Psychology, Concordia University.

Also: Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology and Counseling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.  norman.segalowitz (at)


B.Sc., McGill University (1968); D.Phil., Oxford University (1972).  In 1966-67 Prof. Segalowitz spent a year at Moscow State University under the mentorship of Prof. A. R. Luria. In 1973 he joined the Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, serving as Chair from 1977-80 and 1990-93. His research focuses on the cognitive, linguistic, and social processes underlying adult acquisition of second language skills. He is especially interested in the barriers adults often face when learning second languages. Prof. Segalowitz has published extensively in many of the leading journals and handbooks in the field. His book Cognitive Bases of Second Language Fluency (2010, Routledge) won the Modern Language Association of America's Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize (2012). Prof. Segalowitz is a founding member of the interuniversity/interdisciplinary research group HCALM-Network which studies barriers in health care access for linguistic minorities. Currently, the main focus of his research are topics related to second language acquisition and instruction, the role of language in acculturation, and language barriers in access to healthcare services.

* Yue Zhao, PhD

* Marina Doucerain, PhD

Yeji Han, PhD


* Alumna

† Collaborator

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