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Gillian Stevens, PhD, MA, BA Honours

Professor

Arts

Sociology

About Me

I earned my BA and MA degrees at Carleton University in Ottawa and my PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Having grown up in a bilingual neighbourhood, I was interested early on in the structuring of language use and language acquisition within and between language groups.  Much of my research concerns the social and demographic processes that affect how people in multilingual families, neighbourhoods, and societies adapt to the constraints and opportunities in multilingual contexts. 


Research

I am currently investigating predictors of successful acquisition of a second language among Asian immigrants in North America.  In addition, I am also uncovering the political, social and demographic processes that encourage immigrants in North America to marry native-born Americans and Canadians.


Teaching