My 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. My doctoral thesis explored how syllable weight impacts word stress, and how native speakers acquire and generalize patterns present in their language.

I am also involved in two projects as a member of the Second Language Acquisition Group in the Department of Linguistics at McGill: a) high vowel deletion in Québec French (with Natália B. Guzzo and Heather Goad); b) prosodic influence in pronoun interpretation in Italian (with Heather Goad, Lydia White and colleagues).

I’m currently working on a book that focuses on data visualization and quantitaitve data analysis in second language research (under contract with Routledge).

My full CV can be accessed here


Garcia, G. D. (2017). Weight effects on stress: lexicon and grammar. PhD thesis, McGill University.

Selected publications

Journal articles

Proceedings and chapters

Selected Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

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