This site offers access to published research dealing with the phonetic-phonological
underpinnings of bilingualism and second language (L2) acquisition.
The research presented here was carried out at the Biocommunication Research
Laboratory of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and at other sites
around the world, under the auspices of grants from the National Institutes of Health
while I was a Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at UAB.
It's only fair that this work, to which so many people contributed, remain accessible to
those currently working in the field of bilingual and L2 speech. To download PDF
versions of our published research, vist the various categories nested under
I retired from UAB in 2006 but remain interested in developments in this important
and constantly expanding research area. This site provides a way for me to maintain
contact with former colleagues and students and to meet young researchers who
have entered the field since 2006.
Jim Flege's home page
Longtime visitors to this site will have noted several changes
- The PDF-format articles and chapters available here have all been compacted to
speed downloading. You'll need version 7 (or later) of the Adobe Reader
- I have recently added a "Discussion" section under the rubric "Research". I'll be
posting here from time to time, and invite users of this site to contribute as well.
- Also under "Research" is a section containing links to websites dealing with
bilingual and L2 speech research. If you want to be listed here, or know of a
relevant site that has not yet been included, please let me know.
- Still (perpeptually?) "in progress" is a section entitled "Life in Italy", which aims to
describe life in a small town in the Maremma, a rather rough-hewn portion of
northern Latium (Lazio) and southern Tuscany located north of Rome. Alas, I've
had less time than expected to add materials to this section. As is often the case,
I've gotten much busier in retirement than I ever imagined!
Photos (top to bottom) Santa Rosa, Tuscania; the countryside outside Tuscania; a stretch of the
Via Cassia NE of Tuscania; an Etruscan tomb; two cows grazing in a field near Tuscania
Welcome to my site!