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Heather Goad

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics

Heather Goad
Contact Information

1085 Dr. Penfield, Room #320
Montréal, QC

Email address: 
heather.goad [at]
Office hours: 

Contact by email: heather.goad [at]


PhD, University of Southern California

Areas of expertise: 

Phonology, First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition.

Selected publications: 

Goad, H. & L. White (2019) Prosodic effects on L2 grammars. Linguistics Approaches to Bilingualism 9: 769-808. (epistemological article)

Schwartz, M. & H. Goad (2017) Indirect positive evidence in the acquisition of a subset grammar. Language Acquisition 24:234-264.

Goad, H. (2012) sC clusters are (almost always) coda-initial. The Linguistic Review 29: 335-373.

Goad, H., & L. White (2006) Ultimate attainment in interlanguage grammars: A prosodic approach. Second Language Research 22: 243-268.

Goad, H. & Y. Rose (2004) Input elaboration, head faithfulness and evidence for representation in the acquisition of left-edge clusters in West Germanic. In R. Kager, J. Pater & W. Zonneveld (eds) Constraints in phonological acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 109-157.

Plasticité cognitive et acquisition du langage: l’effet de l’environnement linguistique; FRQSC team grant; Heather Goad (PI), Fred Genesee, Gigi Luk, Phaedra Royle, Stefano Rezzonico, Karsten Steinhauer, Elin Thordardottir, Lydia White; 2020-2024

Phonological effects on grammatical representation and processing; SSHRC Insight Grant; Heather Goad (PI) & Lydia White; 2015-2020


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