Seth Wiener

Associate Professor
Department of Modern Languages

Carnegie Mellon University
160 Baker Hall
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: 367 Baker Hall
Email: sethw1@
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My research interests focus on adult second language acquisition using psycholinguistic methods. Some of the big picture questions that I address in my research include: Why is it so difficult to perceive and produce non-native speech? What information about a word is stored in memory and how this information accessed? How can we improve second language instruction given our experimental findings?

My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Language Learning - A Journal of Research in Language Studies, and various faculty research grants from Carnegie Mellon University. I currently serve as an Associate Editor for the journal Applied Psycholinguistics and am a member of the Pittsburgh Cognitive Auditory Neuroscience (PCAN) network that links students and faculty with an interest in human auditory cognitive neuroscience.

I am a proponent of Open Science. For copies of my papers, materials, and/or data (when possible), please contact me. For more information about my current research, visit the Language Acquisition, Processing, and Pedagogy (LAPP) Lab webpage.



    Graduate courses:
    Second Language Speech
    Introduction to Linguistic Data Analysis Using R
    Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Linguistics
    Second Language Acquisition Graduate Research Seminar

    Undergraduate courses:
    "Crazy" Linguistically Rich Asian Languages
    Research Training: Modern Languages
    East Asian Psycholinguistics
    Elementary Chinese I
    Elementary Chinese II