Anabela Rato


I am an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of Portuguese Studies at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto.  I am also the president of the Canadian Association of Teachers of Portuguese (CATPor). I have a Licenciatura in Portuguese and English Teaching, an MA in English Language, Literature and Culture, and a Ph.D. in Language Sciences, specialization in English Linguistics, from the University of Minho, Portugal. My research interests include second language and heritage language speech acquisition, speech perception and production, phonetic training, applied phonetics, and sound variation.