Dr Jaydene Elvin

Research Assistant 
Jaydene Elvin

Research Program: Speech and Language

Thesis Title

Understanding and producing Portuguese vowels: The case of English vs. Spanish listeners

Research Project

I am interested in exploring under what circumstances learners achieve more success in learning L2 sound categories. In particular, I am interested in comparing Spanish and English listeners' perception of Brazilian Portuguese vowels.

I will also explore perception vs. word recognition, word learning and production to see if there is a direct relation between perception and these abilities.


  • 2010 – Bachelor of Arts (Languages), Western Sydney University, Australia
  • 2011 – Master of Arts (TESOL), Western Sydney University, Australia
  • 2012 – Bachelor of Arts (Honours First Class – Languages and Linguistics), Western Sydney University, Australia

Contact Jaydene

Phone+61 2 9772 6573
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)