Music and Language Book Chapter

I was happy to receive a copy of the new book, Crossing Borders, Making Connections: Interdisciplinarity in Linguistics (Allison Burkette and Tamara Warhol, editors), in the mail today. This volume, published by De Gruyter, features a chapter I co-authored with Jiyoon Lee (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), titled “Comprehensive review of the effect of using music in second language learning.” Our interest in this subject goes back to a funded projected we pursued at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, which included short melodies I composed to aid and test second language vocabulary acquisition.  I’m glad to see our work coming full circle in this new book and look forward to reading the other chapters in weeks ahead!