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Stephanie Lindemann

Associate Professor    

Language Attitudes
NS role in NS-NNS communication
Speech Perception


Stephanie Lindemann joined the Department of Applied Linguistics at GSU in 2001 after receiving her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Michigan in 2000. She is a sociolinguist whose research interests focus on the native speaker in native–non-native interaction. Much of her work investigates how listeners’ attitudes or beliefs about speakers affect the success of their communication with those speakers. Her recent work has focused on developing and assessing training that improves people’s skills, strategies, and openness to communication with people from varied linguistic backgrounds, especially helping native speakers with comprehension of non-native varieties. She has published in a number of journals including Language in Society, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, and Language Learning.
Courses frequently taught:
AL 2231 Understanding Miscommunication
AL 4011 Phonetics and Phonology
AL 8470 Sociolinguistics
AL 8970 Linguistic Analysis (Phonetics)
AL 8977 Seminar in Sociolinguistics: Language Perception, Attitudes, and Ideologies


To view all my publications, visit my Google Scholar page.

(Since 2015)

  • in press Lindemann, Stephanie and Amy Clower. Language attitudes and the ‘ITA problem’: Undergraduate reactions to instructors’ (non)nativeness and pitch variation. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 10.1111/ijal.12271
  • 2018 Lindemann, Stephanie & Maxi-Ann Campbell. Attitudes toward nonnative pronunciation. In Okim Kang, Ron Thomson, & John M. Murphy (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation. Routledge, 399-412.
  • 2017 Lindemann, Stephanie, and Katherine Moran. The role of the descriptor ‘broken English’ in ideologies about nonnative speech. Language in Society 46(5), 649-669. doi:10.1017/S0047404517000616
  • 2017 Lindemann, Stephanie. Variation or ‘error’? Perception of pronunciation variation and its implications for assessment. In Talia Isaacs & Pavel Trofimovich (eds), Second language pronunciation assessment: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Multilingual Matters, 193-209.
  • 2016 Subtirelu, Nicholas Close & Stephanie Lindemann. Teaching first language speakers to communicate across linguistic difference: Addressing attitudes, comprehension, and strategies. Applied Linguistics 37(6) 765-783. doi: 10.1093/applin/amu068
  • 2016 Lindemann, Stephanie, Maxi-Ann Campbell, Jason Litzenberg, & Nicholas Close Subtirelu. Explicit and implicit training methods for improving native English speakers’ comprehension of nonnative speech. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation 2(1) 93-108.
  • 2015 Kang, Okim, Donald Rubin, & Stephanie Lindemann. Mitigating US undergraduates’ attitudes toward international teaching assistants. TESOL Quarterly 49(4) 681-706.