Roxana Botezatu

Roxana Botezatu


Assistant Professor

Research at a glance

Research Topics

Research Summary

Dr. Botezatu investigates the cognitive mechanisms that affect word recognition and retrieval in adults.

Undergraduate classes taught

  • SLHS 3210 – Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • SLHS 3950 – Research Methods in Speech and Language Sciences 
  • SLHS 4030 – Language Disorders of Adults 
  • SLHS 4850 – Bilingualism 

Graduate classes taught

  • SLHS 8030 – Acquired Language Disorders

Research interests

I employ bilingualism and post-stroke aphasia as platforms for investigating the cognitive mechanisms underlying word recognition and retrieval in adults. Specifically, I use behavioral and electrophysiological measures to evaluate:

  • dynamics of spoken and written word recognition
  • the relationship between language production and comprehension
  • error monitoring in speech production
  • bidirectional cross-linguistic transfer
  • desirable difficulties in language learning and rehabilitation

Selected publications

  • Kroll, J. F., Bice, K., Botezatu, M.R., & Zirnstein, M. (2022). On the dynamics of lexical access in two or more languages. To appear in L. Gleitman, A. Papafragou, & J. Trueswell (Eds.), Handbook of the Mental Lexicon. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Botezatu, M.R., Kroll, J.F., Trachsel, M. & Guo, T. (2021). Discourse fluency modulates spoken word recognition in monolingual and L2 speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-14. doi:10.1017/S1366728921001024
  • Botezatu, M.R., Guo, T., Kroll, J.F., Peterson, S. & Garcia, D. (2021). Sources of variation in second and native language speaking proficiency among college-aged second language learners. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1-26. doi:10.1017/S0272263121000188
  • Botezatu, M.R., Miller, C.A., Johnson, J., & Misra, M. (2021). ERPs reveal that bilinguals are more efficient in resolving conflict than monolinguals. NeuroReport, 32(8), 721-726. doi:10.1097/WNR.0000000000001645 
  • Li, S., Botezatu, M.R., Zhang, M., & Guo, T. (2021). Different inhibitory control components predict different levels of language control in bilinguals. Memory & Cognition, 49(1). doi:10.3758/s13421-020-01131-4

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