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Tatiana Molokopeeva, Marie Nader and Cristina Uribe, from the Linguistics Department, Faculty of Humanities and Isabelle Wouters, from the First and Second Language Didactics Department, Faculty of Educational Sciences (pictured left to right).
Professor Daphnée Simard (Ph.D., ULaval, 2001) is a Full Professor of Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Linguistics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her research interests are twofold. First, she investigates the relationship between metalinguistic reflection and second language acquisition. She is also interested in the role played by individual variables such as attentional capacity and memory in second language acquisition. Her work has appeared in Bilingualism, Language and Cognition and Language Learning among others. Dr. Simard was the director of the Institute of Cognitive Science at UQAM from 2014 to 2017. Additionally, after first being on the Canadian Modern Language Review board of directors from 2002 to 2008, she will be co-editor of the journal, alongside Murray Munro, starting in October 2018. Finally, Dr. Simard was also a member of the executive council of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics from 2005-2011.
Michael Zuniga (Ph.D., UQAM, 2015) is an assistant professor in the Département de didactique des langues at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). His research interests focus on relationships between cognition, emotions and the quality of subjective experience in second language classrooms. He is particularly interested in how task characteristics influence optimal experience (commonly referred to as flow) and how, in turn, optimal experience interacts with second language production. His work has been published in Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research and The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.