Concordia University

Pavel Trofimovich

Professor, Education

Office: S-FG 6145 
Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building,
1610 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2448
Website(s): Pavel Trofimovich website

Recent publications


Isaacs,T., & Trofimovich, P. (Eds.). (2017). Second language pronunciationassessment: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Bristol, UK: MultilingualMatters. [publisher's site]

Refereed Journal Articles

Kennedy, S., & Trofimovich, P. (in press, 2020). Comprehensibility: A useful tool to explore listener understanding. Canadian Modern Language Review.

McDonough, K., Trofimovich, P., Lu, L., & Abashidze, D. (in press, 2020). Visual cues during interaction: Are recasts different from noncorrective repetition? Second Language Research.

Trofimovich, P., & Turuševa, L. (in press, 2020). Language attitudes and ethnic identity: Examining listener perceptions of Latvian-Russian bilingual speakers. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.

Trofimovich, P., McDonough, K., Dao, P., & Abashidze, D. (2019). Attitudinal bias, individual differences, and second language speakers’ interactional performance. Applied Linguistics Review. Published online 14 June 2019.

McDonough, K., Trofimovich, P., Lu, L., & Abashidze, D. (2019). The occurrence and perception of listener visual cues during nonunderstanding episodes. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Published online 14 May 2019.

Appel, R., Trofimovich, P., Saito, K., Isaacs, T., & Webb, S. (2019). Lexical aspects of comprehensibility and nativeness from the perspective of native-speaking English raters. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 170, 24–52.

Taylor Reid, K., Trofimovich, P., & O’Brien, M. (2019). Social attitudes and speech ratings: Effects of positive and negative bias on multiage listeners’ judgments of second language speech. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 41, 419-442.

Nagle, C., Trofimovich, P., & Bergeron, A. (2019). Toward a dynamic view of second language comprehensibility. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Published online 12 March 2019.

Strachan, L., Kennedy, S., & Trofimovich, P. (2019). Second language speakers’ awareness of their own comprehensibility: Examining task repetition and self-assessment. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Published online 14 March 2019.

Strachan, L., & Trofimovich,P. (2019). Now you hear it, now you don’t: Perception of English regular past–ed in naturalistic input. Canadian Modern Language Review. Published online 22 February 2019.

McDonough, K., Trofimovich, P., Dao, P., & Abashidze, D. (2018). Eye gaze and L2 speakers’ responses to recasts: A systematic replication study of McDonough, Crowther, Kielstra, and Trofimovich (2015). Language Teaching. Published online 18 December 2018.

Dao, P., Trofimovich, P., & Kennedy, S. (2018). Structural alignment in L2 task-based interaction. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics169, 293320.

Kartchava, E., Gatbonton, E., Ammar, A., & Trofimovich, P. (2018). Oral corrective feedback: Pre-service English as a second language teachers’ beliefs and practices. Language Teaching Research. Published online 13 July 2018.

Foote, J., & Trofimovich, P. (2018). Is it because of my language background? A study of language background influence on comprehensibility judgments. Canadian Modern Language Review74, 253278

Cerreta, S., & Trofimovich, P. (2018). Engaging the senses: A sensory-based approach for L2 pronunciation instruction to actors. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation4, 4672.

Crowther, D., Trofimovich, P., Isaacs, T., & Saito, K. (2018). Linguistic dimensions of L2 accentedness and comprehensibility vary across speaking tasks. Studies in Second Language Acquisition40, 443457

Isaacs, T., Trofimovich, P., & Foote, J. A. (2018). Developing a user-oriented second language comprehensibility scale for English-medium universities. Language Testing35, 193-216. [journal site] [scale materials OSF] [scale materials IRIS] [scale materials TESOL Resource Center]

Taylor Reid, K., & Trofimovich, P. (2018). Exploring the influence of community volunteerism on adult L2 learners’ willingness to communicate. System74, 73-86. [journal site]

McDonough, K., Trofimovich, P., & Dao, P., & Dion, A. (2017). Eye gaze and production accuracy predict English L2 speakers’ morphosyntactic learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 39, 851-868. [journal site]

Trofimovich, P., Kennedy, S., & Blanchet, J. (2017). Development of L2 French oral skills in an instructed setting: A focus on speech ratings. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics20, 32-50. [open access]

Bergeron, A., & Trofimovich, P. (2017). Linguistic dimensions of accentenedness and comprehensibility: Exploring task and listener effects in second language French. Foreign Language Annals50, 547-566. [journal site]

Saito, K., Trofimovich, P., & Isaacs, T. (2017). Using listener judgements to investigate linguistic influences on L2 comprehensibility and accentedness: A validation and generalization study. Applied Linguistics38, 439-462. [journal site]

Appel, R., & Trofimovich, P. (2017). Transitional probability predicts native and non-native use of formulaic sequences. International Journal of Applied Linguistics27, 24-43 [journal site]

Clark, J., & Trofimovich, P. (2016). L2 vocabulary teaching with student- and teacher-generated gestures: A classroom perspective. TESL Canada Journal34,1-24. [open access]

Saito, K., Webb, S., Trofimovich, P., & Isaacs, T. (2016). Lexical profiles of comprehensible second language speech: The role of appropriateness, fluency, variation, sophistication, abstractness and sense relations. Studies in Second Language Acquisition38, 677-701. [journal site]

Kennedy, S., & Trofimovich, P. (2016). Research timeline: Second language communication strategies. Language Teaching49, 494–512. [journal site]

Crowther, D., Trofimovich, P., & Isaacs, T. (2016). Linguistic dimensions of second language accent and comprehensibility: Nonnative listeners’ perspectives. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation2, 160-182. doi:10.1075/jslp.2.2.02cro [journal site]

McDonough, K., & Trofimovich, P. (2016). The role of statistical learning and working memory in L2 speakers’ pattern learning. The Modern Language Journal, 100, 428-445. doi:10.1111/modl.12331 [journal site]

Foote, J. A., & Trofimovich, P. (2016). A multidimensional scaling study of native and non-native listeners’ perception of second language speech. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 122, 470-489. doi:10.1177/0031512516636528 [journal site]

Trofimovich, P. (2016). Interactive alignment: A teaching-friendly view of second language pronunciation learning. Language Teaching49, 411-422. doi:10.1017/S0261444813000360 [journal site]

Saito, K., Webb, S., Trofimovich, P., & Isaacs, T. (2016). Lexical correlates of comprehensibility versus accentedness in second language speech. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition19, 597-609. doi:10.1017/S1366728915000255 [journal site]

Foote, J. A., Trofimovich, P., Collins, L., & Soler Urzúa, F. (2013). Pronunciation teaching practices in communicative ESL classes. The Language Learning Journal, 44, 181-196. doi:10.1080/09571736.2013.784345 [journal site]

Trofimovich, P., Isaacs, T., Kennedy, S., Saito, K., & Crowther, D. (2016). Flawed self-assessment: Investigating self- and other-perception of second language speech. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition19, 122-140. doi:10.1017/S1366728914000832 [journal site]

Saito, K., Trofimovich, P., & Isaacs, T. (2016). Second language speech production: Investigating linguistic correlates of comprehensibility and accentedness for learners at different ability levels. Applied Psycholinguistics37, 217-240. doi:10.1017/S0142716414000502 [journal site]

Teaching activities


  • Issues in Second Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistic Aspects of SLA and Bilingualism
  • Sociolinguistic Aspects of SLA and Bilingualism
  • Research Methods
  • Technology in Language Teaching
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Individual Differences in SLA


  • Phonology for Teachers
  • Grammar for Teachers
  • Oral Communication (ESL)

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