Christine Gardner receives Ph.D. in German
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Christine Gardner receives Ph.D. in German

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Christine Gardner receives Ph.D. in German

Christine Gardner successfully defended her dissertation, "The Production of Read and Conversational Speech by L1 and L2 Speakers of German," in the Spring 2016 semester and received her Ph.D. in May. Her dissertation investigates, through the lens of word duration, how L2 German speakers produce the different speech styles of read and conversational speech. Shortening or lengthening words depending on various contexts is a strong indicator of native competency in a language.

Congratulations, Christine!