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Kira Gor is Professor of Second Language Acquisition in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, where she teaches in the Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition. Her research focuses on phonological and morphological processing in heritage and late learners of Russian, nonnative lexical access and lexical representations in the nonnative mental lexicon, cross-linguistic phonetic perception, and the phonology-orthography interface. The articles that she has authored and coauthored have appeared in Applied Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Memory and Language, Journal of Second Language Studies, Language and Cognitive Processes, Language Learning, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Second Language Research, Slavic and East European Journal, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and The Mental Lexicon. Her publications include Interlanguage Phonology and Second Language Orthography: Vowel Reduction in the Interlanguage of American Learners of Russian (St. Petersburg University Press, 1998). She has co-authored two editions of a four-volume multimedia Russian language course, Russian Stage One: Live from Moscow! (1996), and Russian Stage One: Live from Russia! (2008). Kira Gor Graduate Program in Second Language Acquisition School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 3215 Jiménez Hall University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 kiragor@umd.edu