Guilherme’s research program focuses on Phonology/Phonetics and Second Language Acquisition, more specifically on stress and prosody, and how subtle patterns in language can be acquired by speakers and second language learners. His doctoral thesis explored how syllable weight impacts word stress, and how native speakers acquire and generalize patterns present in their language. Given the experimental component of his research, Guilherme is also interested in quantitative data analysis and statistical modelling.
PhD in Linguistics
McGill University, 2017
M.A. in Linguistics
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2012
B.A. in Letters
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2009
Research and Publications
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Proceedings
Garcia, G. D. (2017). Grammar trumps lexicon: Typologically inconsistent patterns are not generalized. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, ed. Andrew Lamont and Katerina Tezloff, volume 2, pp. 25-34. Amherst, MA: Graduate Linguistics Student Association (GLSA), University of Massachusetts.
Lima Jr., R. M. & Garcia, G. D. (2017). Probing rhythmic patterns in English-L2: a preliminary study on production data of Brazilian learners at different ages. Journal of Speech Sciences, 6(1):47–58.
Garcia, G. D., H. Goad & N. B. Guzzo. (2017). Footing is not always about stress: Formalizing variable high vowel deletion in Québec French. In Proceedings of the Annual Meetings on Phonology, 4, ed. Karen Jesney, Charlie O’Hara, Caitlin Smith and Rachel Walker. Linguistic Society of America.
Garcia, G. D. (2017). Weight gradience and stress in Portuguese. Phonology, 34(1):41–79.
White, L., H. Goad, J. Su, L. Smeets, M. Mortazavinia, G. D. Garcia & N. B. Guzzo. (2017). Prosodic effects on pronoun interpretation in Italian. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Boston Conference on Language Development, ed. Maria LaMendola and Jennifer Scott, pp. 744-752. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Garcia, G. D., H. Goad & N. B. Guzzo. (2017). L2 acquisition of high vowel deletion in Quebec French. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Boston Conference on Language Development, ed. Maria LaMendola and Jennifer Scott, pp. 273-282. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Garcia, G. D. & N. B. Guzzo. (2017). The acquisition of English stress by Québec francophones, in Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology, ed. Mehmet Yavas, Margaret Kehoe and Walcir Cardoso, pp. 200-221. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.
Guilherme Garcia CV