IU professor awarded $356K to study foreign accent development in children
Indiana Daily Student
June 1, 2009
An IU assistant professor has been granted $356,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to research how children perceive varieties of foreign-accented English. Tessa Bent, assistant professor at the IU Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, will conduct this research at a time when one out of five people in the United States speaks a language other than English while at home.
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