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Amanda Huensch

Amanda Huensch is wearing a black jacket and sunglasses while smiling at the camera. She is in front of a beautiful mountain range.






Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics/MA Applied Linguistics Advisor
Curriculum Vitae


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Amanda Huensch received her Ph.D. from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and joined the faculty in the Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida in 2013.

Dr. Huensch’s research examines second language speech development in and outside of the classroom, including the relationship between speech perception and production, pronunciation attitudes of classroom foreign language learners, and fluency development during study abroad. She recently completed a project investigating foreign language instructors’ beliefs and classroom practices related to pronunciation. She is currently exploring the relationship among intelligibility, accentedness, and comprehensibility in L2 Spanish.

In the Department of World Languages, Dr. Huensch is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics Director of the MA Program in Linguistics: English as a Second Language. She teaches courses such as LIN 4350 (Sound System of English), LIN 5700 (Applied Linguistics), LIN 6270 (Second Language Acquisition), and LIN 7639 (Quantitative Methods in Applied Linguistics). She is currently Associate Editor of Applied Psycholinguistics and Reviews Editor of the Journal of Second Language Pronunciation.

In her free time, Dr. Huensch enjoys playing trivia, baking, knitting, and watching reality television.

Web site: amandahuensch.com