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

  • 1966-67 at Moscow State University under the mentorship of Prof. A. R. Luria

  • 1973  joined the Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal

  • 1977-80 and 1990-93 served as Chair, Department of Psychology

  • Research focus: cognitive, linguistic, and social processes underlying adult acquisition of second language skills. Special interest in the barriers adults often face when learning second languages.

  • 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).

  • Is a founding member of the interuniversity/interdisciplinary research group HCALM-Network which studies barriers in health care access for linguistic minorities.

  • Current main research focus: L2 acquisition & instruction, the role of language in acculturation, and language barriers in access to healthcare services.

Talha Aziz

Yeji Han

Yue Zhao

Marina Doucerain


Al Qadri

Catherine Bergeron

Cristina Catania

Laura Khalil

Michael Wilgus

Monyka Rodrigues

Katsiaryna Aheyeva

Norman Segalowitz

Lab Director

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