• Ryan is a Canadian-born applied linguist who earned his PhD in Second Language Studies from Indiana University with a focus on the acquisition of Japanese and new sound systems.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023-10-01 Development of the American Sign Language fingerspelling and numbers comprehension test (FaN-CT)Language Testing2023-10-01
    2023-03-01 Free classification as a method for investigating the perception of non-native soundsStudies in Second Language Acquisition.  45:1-27. 2023-03-01
    2021-01-01 Examining the effects of different English speech varieties on an L2 academic listening comprehension test at the item level.Language Testing.  38:580-601. 2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 Review of Genki: An integrated course in elementary Japanese I.Japanese Language and Literature.  55:373-378. 2021-01-01
    2017-01-01 Evaluating different standard setting methods in an ESL placement testing context.Language Testing.  34:357-381. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 The effects of L2 proficiency differences in pairs on idea units in a collaborative text reconstruction task.Language Teaching Research.  20:366-386. 2016-01-01


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    2021-01-01 Japanese 101-102 Yomikaki Workbook -- Japanese 101-102 Yomikaki WorkbookXanedu. 2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 Japanese 203-204 Yomikaki Workbook -- Japanese 203-204 Yomikaki WorkbookXanedu. 2021-01-01


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    2013-09-01 Putting function before grammar: Context-based curriculum development for beginning ESL. -- TESOL IEPIS NewsletterTESOL IEPIS Newsletter. 19-27. 2013-09-01


    Research Overview

  • Second language acquisition, language assessment, second language phonology, psycholinguistics, psychometrics, pedagogy, mental representation of language
  • Co-principal Investigator On

  • Small Research Grants Program 2024-01-01 - 2025-12-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • Japanese, proficiency assessment, literacy and oracy skill development, flipped classrooms, post-method pedagogy
  • Full Name

  • Ryan F Lidster