Anne-Michelle Tessier

University of Michigan

Short Bio: 
Anne-Michelle is a phonologist who specializes in phonological acquisition, by L1 and L2-acquiring children, and the consequences of different constraint-based theories for learning. After receiving her Ph.D. from UMass Amherst in 2006, she was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. She now teaches at the University of Michigan, where she is also a Research Investigator at the Center for Human Growth and Development, and holds Adjunct Professorships at Michigan State University and Simon Fraser University, where she holds a SSHRC Insight Grant studying early L2 production and perception. She is also the author of a textbook entitled "Phonological Acquisition: Child Language and Constraint-Based Grammar", published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.