Meghan Moran, PhD

Meghan Moran Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Applied Linguistics
Blg 23 Rm # 326
Phone: 928-523-6284


PhD, Northern Arizona University




  • Language Planning and Policy
  • Language Education Policy
  • Accent Perception and Discrimination
  • L2 Speech
  • Pronunciation Assessment




Kang, O., Thomson, R., & Moran, M.  (under review).  International varieties of English in listening comprehension tests:  The effect of relative comprehensibility and shared L1 on test-taker performance.  TESOL Quarterly. 


Kang, O., Thomson, R., & Moran, M.  (under review).  The thresholds of intelligibility in

different varieties of World Englishes.  Applied Linguistics.


Kang, O., Thomson, R., & Moran, M. (forthcoming).  Empirical approaches to measuring the intelligibility of World Englishes.  Language Learning.


Kang, O, & Moran, M. (forthcoming).  Intelligibility of accented speech in the context of World Englishes.  Ockey, G., & Wagner, E. (Eds.), Emerging Issues in the Assessment of Second Language Listening, John Benjamin. 


Kang, O., Ca Vo, S., & Moran, M. (2016).  Perceptual judgments of accented
speech by listeners from different first language backgrounds.  TESL-EJ, 20(1).


Kang, O., & Moran, M. (2015). Communication enhancement through positive contact activities between international students and U.S. undergraduate students. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.), Talking Matters:  Research on Talk and Communication of International Teaching Assistants, 169-201


Moran, M.  (2014).  Middle school students’ perceptions of linguistic diversity in the classroom.  Apples:  Journal of Applied Language Studies, 8(2), 67-91.


Moran, M.  (2014).  Upgrading downtime in ESL classrooms.  TESOL Resource Center


Kang, O., & Moran, M. (2014). Pronunciation features in non-native speakers’ oral

performances.  TESOL Quarterly, 48(1), 176-187.


Moran, M. (2013). [Review of the book The Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy,

edited by B. Spolsky].  LinguistList.


Moran, M. (2012). [Review of the book Pragmatics, by S. Chapman].  LinguistList


Moran, M.  (2011, November 25).  Identity and English Language Learners [Web log